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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 122 148 121
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -27
Contract jobs citing Clustering 19 4 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.13% 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.61% 0.40% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 22
Median daily rate £338 £400 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -25.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £340 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.95% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £24.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 - £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 - £25.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +41.81%
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
728 996 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.87% 31.24% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 649 552
Median daily rate £361 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 49
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.68 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 +15 11 £328 -9.65% 2
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Wiltshire -3 1 £350 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) SQL Server
3 23 (45.10%) Linux
4 22 (43.14%) SQL
5 19 (37.25%) SAN
5 19 (37.25%) Failover Clustering
6 17 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 15 (29.41%) Unix
7 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 15 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (29.41%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
8 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
8 14 (27.45%) Apache
8 14 (27.45%) Tomcat
8 14 (27.45%) VMware
9 13 (25.49%) Shell Script
9 13 (25.49%) Java
9 13 (25.49%) Ingres
9 13 (25.49%) DNS
9 13 (25.49%) SQL Optimisation
9 13 (25.49%) Data Encryption
10 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
10 11 (21.57%) .NET
10 11 (21.57%) Intranet
11 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
11 10 (19.61%) Workflow
11 10 (19.61%) MySQL
11 10 (19.61%) Perl

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 14 (27.45%) Apache
1 14 (27.45%) Tomcat
2 10 (19.61%) Alfresco
2 10 (19.61%) Apache Solr
3 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) JBoss
4 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.92%) NServiceBus
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) SAN
2 13 (25.49%) DNS
3 11 (21.57%) Intranet
4 6 (11.76%) LDAP
5 5 (9.80%) DHCP
5 5 (9.80%) SSL
5 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.84%) SMTP
7 2 (3.92%) Firewall
7 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.92%) VPN
7 2 (3.92%) WAN
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.96%) DSL
8 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.96%) Extranet
8 1 (1.96%) MPLS
8 1 (1.96%) NAS
8 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (49.02%) SQL Server
2 15 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (25.49%) Ingres
4 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (19.61%) MySQL
5 9 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.96%) OLTP
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) JMeter
1 1 (1.96%) JUnit
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
1 4 (7.84%) Games
2 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.96%) Military
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) DBA
2 15 (29.41%) SQL DBA
3 9 (17.65%) Administrator
4 8 (15.69%) Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.88%) Ingres DBA
8 3 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (5.88%) Support Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Applications Support Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) HTML Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Java Web Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Platform Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) JSON
2 10 (19.61%) Spring
2 10 (19.61%) XML
3 7 (13.73%) HTML
4 6 (11.76%) JDBC
4 6 (11.76%) jQuery
4 6 (11.76%) Spring MVC
5 4 (7.84%) Java EE
6 3 (5.88%) Web Services
7 2 (3.92%) SOAP
8 1 (1.96%) Ajax
8 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.96%) JSF
8 1 (1.96%) JSP
8 1 (1.96%) JSR 168
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle ADF
8 1 (1.96%) Struts
8 1 (1.96%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.84%) EMC VNX
2 4 (7.84%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.96%) iPad
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 23 (45.10%) Linux
3 15 (29.41%) Unix
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Data Encryption
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Optimisation
2 10 (19.61%) ETL
2 10 (19.61%) Workflow
3 9 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (15.69%) Data Management
5 6 (11.76%) DevOps
5 6 (11.76%) High Availability
5 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.76%) MVC
6 5 (9.80%) ITIL
6 5 (9.80%) Migration
7 4 (7.84%) Server Patching
8 3 (5.88%) Innovation Management
8 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Time Management
9 2 (3.92%) SOA
9 2 (3.92%) Web Development
10 1 (1.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 17 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 13 (25.49%) Java
3 13 (25.49%) Shell Script
4 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
5 10 (19.61%) Perl
6 4 (7.84%) AWK
7 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.92%) MCSA
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) CCA
5 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCP
5 1 (1.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
1 15 (29.41%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) vSphere
4 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.84%) Firmware
5 4 (7.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (7.84%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.92%) XenApp
7 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (37.25%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (9.80%) SCCM
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (7.84%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.84%) Puppet
3 4 (7.84%) vRealize
3 4 (7.84%) Zenoss
4 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.96%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.96%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.96%) MOM
5 1 (1.96%) SCOM
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
1 14 (27.45%) VMware
2 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
3 9 (17.65%) HP
3 9 (17.65%) SAP
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco
5 7 (13.73%) Dell
5 7 (13.73%) Oracle
5 7 (13.73%) Veritas
6 5 (9.80%) Symantec
7 4 (7.84%) Brocade
7 4 (7.84%) EMC
7 4 (7.84%) Sun
8 3 (5.88%) Citrix
9 2 (3.92%) AppDynamics
10 1 (1.96%) IBM
10 1 (1.96%) Juniper
10 1 (1.96%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.96%) Wyse
10 1 (1.96%) ZyXEL