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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 57 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.57% 1.06% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 4.00% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -7.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +40.24%
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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
180 175 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.53% 26.56% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 118 66
Average daily rate £350 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £515 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £13.05 £13.98 £13.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.61% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £12.00 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £23.70 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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

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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 16 September 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 (53.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) Juniper
2 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
3 6 (40.00%) Network Security
3 6 (40.00%) Perl
3 6 (40.00%) OSPF
3 6 (40.00%) BGP
3 6 (40.00%) Tcl
3 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) Solaris
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) CCSA
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) VPN

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Network Security
2 6 (40.00%) OSPF
2 6 (40.00%) BGP
3 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) Junos
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) Internet
5 2 (13.33%) Extranet
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (20.00%) DBA
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
4 2 (13.33%) Windows NT
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
2 5 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Fund Management
3 2 (13.33%) Wealth Management
3 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
3 2 (13.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Perl
1 6 (40.00%) Tcl
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCSA
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
1 7 (46.67%) Juniper
1 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
2 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Compaq
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Sun