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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 125 114 114
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Clustering 19 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 0.75% 1.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 3.08% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 20
Median daily rate £360 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £476 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +23.07%
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
814 746 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.36% 24.30% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 494 449
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 63 55
Median hourly rate £39.00 £33.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.29% +104.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £46.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +2 11 £360 -4.00% 11
Dorset -9 3 £400 +45.45%
Devon - 2 £350 - 1
Somerset +11 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -1 1 £300 -27.71% 2
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (76.47%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Linux
3 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
4 19 (55.88%) SAN
5 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (47.06%) SQL
7 15 (44.12%) DNS
8 14 (41.18%) Unix
8 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
8 14 (41.18%) TCP/IP
9 13 (38.24%) SCCM
9 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
10 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
10 11 (32.35%) Shell Script
11 10 (29.41%) Ingres
11 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (29.41%) SQL Optimisation
12 9 (26.47%) Server Patching
12 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
12 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
12 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
13 8 (23.53%) Sun
13 8 (23.53%) Client/Server
13 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
13 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (23.53%) VMware
13 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
14 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008

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 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) SAN
2 15 (44.12%) DNS
3 14 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.71%) DHCP
4 5 (14.71%) Firewall
5 3 (8.82%) LAN
5 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 2 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) ADSL
7 1 (2.94%) DMZ
7 1 (2.94%) IPv6
7 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.94%) MPLS
7 1 (2.94%) Multicast
7 1 (2.94%) VLAN
7 1 (2.94%) VoIP
7 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) Ingres
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) DBA
2 10 (29.41%) Administrator
2 10 (29.41%) SQL DBA
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Build Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Ingres DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Software Licensing Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Client/Server
1 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Linux
3 14 (41.18%) Unix
4 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.94%) HPUX
8 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Optimisation
2 9 (26.47%) Server Patching
3 6 (17.65%) Data Management
4 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 5 (14.71%) Security Hardening
5 3 (8.82%) Server Building
6 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.88%) High Availability
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) Stress Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Time Management
7 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.94%) ITSM
7 1 (2.94%) Process Management
7 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
2 11 (32.35%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.94%) Korn
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) BC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) Firmware
4 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Hyperic
2 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
3 8 (23.53%) Sun
3 8 (23.53%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle
6 4 (11.76%) Dell
6 4 (11.76%) HP
7 3 (8.82%) Veritas
8 2 (5.88%) IBM
8 2 (5.88%) NetApp
9 1 (2.94%) Altiris
9 1 (2.94%) Citrix
9 1 (2.94%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.94%) Riverbed