The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 52 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Clustering 9 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.32% 1.05% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.38% 5.56% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £303 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.24% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
141 108 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.64% 18.85% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 51 35
Average daily rate £300 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £9.55 £14.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.25% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.71 £12.17 £8.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £96.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
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West Midlands

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Birmingham region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Birmingham region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering.

1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) CCNP
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (53.85%) Juniper
1 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
1 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
2 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
2 6 (46.15%) Tcl
2 6 (46.15%) OSPF
2 6 (46.15%) BGP
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Junos
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (23.08%) Check Point Certification

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Network Security
2 6 (46.15%) OSPF
2 6 (46.15%) BGP
3 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 3 (23.08%) Internet
4 3 (23.08%) Junos
5 2 (15.38%) Extranet
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) DBA
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Server Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Solaris
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
2 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
2 5 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) High Availability
4 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
4 2 (15.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (15.38%) Fund Management
4 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Perl
1 6 (46.15%) Tcl
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CCNP
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (23.08%) CCSA
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) Juniper
1 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
2 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Compaq
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Sun
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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