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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / South West
Rank 119 139 119
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing Clustering 13 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.13% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 0.42% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 7
Median daily rate £350 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £312 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £44.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +83.33%

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
695 954 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.01% 31.86% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 652 483
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 65 54
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.33% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.88 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Bristol +4 3 £370 -7.50% 2
Gloucestershire +3 2 £338 +16.37%
Dorset +2 2 £400 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) SQL
2 23 (51.11%) SQL Server
3 22 (48.89%) Linux
4 18 (40.00%) SAN
5 17 (37.78%) Failover Clustering
6 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (35.56%) PowerShell
7 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 14 (31.11%) Unix
9 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
9 13 (28.89%) DNS
9 13 (28.89%) Windows Server
9 13 (28.89%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (26.67%) SQL Optimisation
10 12 (26.67%) Data Encryption
10 12 (26.67%) Ingres
10 12 (26.67%) VMware
10 12 (26.67%) Shell Script
11 11 (24.44%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (22.22%) ETL
12 10 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (22.22%) .NET
12 10 (22.22%) Red Hat
12 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (20.00%) SAP
13 9 (20.00%) Apache

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 9 (20.00%) Apache
1 9 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.11%) Alfresco
2 5 (11.11%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) JBoss
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) SAN
2 13 (28.89%) DNS
3 6 (13.33%) Intranet
4 5 (11.11%) DHCP
4 5 (11.11%) LDAP
4 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.89%) SMTP
5 4 (8.89%) SSL
6 1 (2.22%) Extranet
6 1 (2.22%) Firewall
6 1 (2.22%) LAN
6 1 (2.22%) NAS
6 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.22%) Skype
6 1 (2.22%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
6 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (51.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (26.67%) Ingres
4 10 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (11.11%) MySQL
6 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.22%) OLTP
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JMeter
1 1 (2.22%) JUnit
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
1 4 (8.89%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.22%) Military
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) DBA
2 16 (35.56%) SQL DBA
3 6 (13.33%) Administrator
3 6 (13.33%) Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Ingres DBA
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) HTML Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Java Web Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Support Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
3 5 (11.11%) JDBC
3 5 (11.11%) jQuery
3 5 (11.11%) JSON
3 5 (11.11%) Spring
3 5 (11.11%) Spring MVC
3 5 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.22%) Ajax
5 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.22%) JSF
5 1 (2.22%) JSP
5 1 (2.22%) JSR 168
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) Struts
5 1 (2.22%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.89%) EMC VNX
2 4 (8.89%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Linux
3 14 (31.11%) Unix
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server
5 9 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Data Encryption
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Optimisation
2 11 (24.44%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (22.22%) ETL
4 8 (17.78%) High Availability
5 7 (15.56%) Data Management
6 5 (11.11%) DevOps
6 5 (11.11%) ITIL
6 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.11%) MVC
6 5 (11.11%) Workflow
7 4 (8.89%) Migration
8 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.67%) Innovation Management
8 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) Server Patching
8 3 (6.67%) Time Management
9 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) SQL
2 16 (35.56%) PowerShell
3 12 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 7 (15.56%) Java
5 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.11%) Perl
7 4 (8.89%) AWK
8 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) MCSA
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
1 13 (28.89%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.56%) vSphere
4 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.89%) Firmware
5 4 (8.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (8.89%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (37.78%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (8.89%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.89%) Puppet
2 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) vRealize
2 4 (8.89%) Zenoss
3 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.22%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (2.22%) MOM
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 9 (20.00%) SAP
5 8 (17.78%) HP
6 7 (15.56%) Cisco
6 7 (15.56%) Oracle
7 6 (13.33%) Veritas
8 5 (11.11%) Dell
9 4 (8.89%) Brocade
9 4 (8.89%) EMC
9 4 (8.89%) Sun
9 4 (8.89%) Symantec
10 2 (4.44%) Citrix
11 1 (2.22%) AppDynamics
11 1 (2.22%) IBM
11 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
11 1 (2.22%) Varonis
11 1 (2.22%) Wyse