The 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 55 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Clustering 4 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% 1.94% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.48% 8.57% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
Average daily rate
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£349 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
161 140 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.04% 22.62% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 91 35
Average daily rate £325 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -28.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.95 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £15.90 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Solaris
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) Juniper
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) Tcl
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
3 6 (37.50%) BGP
3 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 6 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Sun
5 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) CCSA
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) Wiki
6 3 (18.75%) SUSE

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) OSPF
2 6 (37.50%) BGP
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 5 (31.25%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) Junos
5 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) Extranet
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) SQL DBA
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) DBA
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Wiki
1 3 (18.75%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
1 7 (43.75%) Solaris
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) SUSE
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) HPUX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 2 (12.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Tcl
1 6 (37.50%) Perl
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 3 (18.75%) Korn
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCSA
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
1 7 (43.75%) Juniper
1 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
2 6 (37.50%) Blue Coat
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Sun
4 3 (18.75%) Veritas
4 3 (18.75%) EMC