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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 54 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.44% 0.66% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 2.56% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Average daily rate £313 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +1.69%
Clustering
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
186 156 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.43% 25.79% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 80 73
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £183 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Talend
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
1 3 (60.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Principal Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Talend
2 1 (20.00%) VMware