The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 127 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.45% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 1.75% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 17
Median daily rate £338 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £19.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+43.58% -49.67%
Clustering
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
804 799 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.70% 25.53% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 556 452
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 49
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +38.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -14.28%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 5 £350 -6.66% 1
Gloucestershire -1 4 £300 -27.71%
Devon - 3 £350 -
Somerset +6 1 - - 1
Dorset -7 1 £375 +15.38% 2
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
2 25 (65.79%) Linux
3 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 19 (50.00%) SAN
4 18 (47.37%) Failover Clustering
5 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 14 (36.84%) DNS
6 14 (36.84%) Unix
7 13 (34.21%) SCCM
7 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
8 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
8 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 12 (31.58%) Shell Script
8 12 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (28.95%) SQL Optimisation
9 11 (28.95%) Ingres
9 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (26.32%) Server Patching
11 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
11 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
11 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
12 8 (21.05%) Sun
12 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
12 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
12 8 (21.05%) VMware

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Alfresco
2 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) Apache Solr
2 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) SAN
2 14 (36.84%) DNS
2 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.16%) DHCP
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
5 3 (7.89%) Intranet
6 2 (5.26%) LAN
6 2 (5.26%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) IPv6
7 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.63%) Multicast
7 1 (2.63%) NAS
7 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (28.95%) Ingres
2 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.89%) MySQL
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) DBA
2 12 (31.58%) Administrator
2 12 (31.58%) SQL DBA
3 4 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Build Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.26%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Java EE
1 3 (7.89%) JSON
1 3 (7.89%) Spring
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
2 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (2.63%) Replication
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) Linux
3 14 (36.84%) Unix
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
6 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.63%) HPUX
9 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Optimisation
2 10 (26.32%) Server Patching
3 7 (18.42%) Data Management
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
4 5 (13.16%) Security Hardening
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Server Building
5 3 (7.89%) Workflow
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.26%) High Availability
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Service Management
6 2 (5.26%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 12 (31.58%) Shell Script
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) BC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
1 12 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.26%) Firmware
5 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.26%) vSphere
6 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (47.37%) Failover Clustering
2 13 (34.21%) SCCM
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Hyperic
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
3 8 (21.05%) Sun
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle
5 4 (10.53%) Dell
5 4 (10.53%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) Veritas
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) NetApp
8 1 (2.63%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix
8 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.63%) Riverbed