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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 104 143 125
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 32 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 0.24% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.83% 0.85% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 13
Median daily rate £370 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +23.47%
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
835 943 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.80% 28.49% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 561 493
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 57 48
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £22.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +65.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +8 10 £325 -16.12%
Gloucestershire - 10 £385 -
Wiltshire +15 3 £325 +4.00%
Dorset +6 3 £434 - 1
Somerset +20 2 £375 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Linux
2 21 (45.65%) SQL
3 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
4 17 (36.96%) Unix
5 16 (34.78%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
7 14 (30.43%) SAN
7 14 (30.43%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (28.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 13 (28.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (28.26%) Shell Script
9 12 (26.09%) Ingres
9 12 (26.09%) Java
9 12 (26.09%) SQL Optimisation
10 11 (23.91%) Data Management
10 11 (23.91%) Intranet
11 10 (21.74%) Spring
11 10 (21.74%) Workflow
11 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
11 10 (21.74%) Perl
11 10 (21.74%) MySQL
11 10 (21.74%) XML
11 10 (21.74%) Apache
11 10 (21.74%) Tomcat
11 10 (21.74%) DNS
11 10 (21.74%) JSON
11 10 (21.74%) Alfresco
11 10 (21.74%) Apache Solr

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 10 (21.74%) Alfresco
1 10 (21.74%) Apache
1 10 (21.74%) Apache Solr
1 10 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.35%) JBoss
3 2 (4.35%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (30.43%) SAN
2 11 (23.91%) Intranet
3 10 (21.74%) DNS
4 7 (15.22%) DHCP
4 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.04%) LDAP
6 4 (8.70%) WAN
7 3 (6.52%) Firewall
7 3 (6.52%) LAN
8 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.35%) VPN
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.17%) NAS
9 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.17%) Skype
9 1 (2.17%) SSL
9 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (28.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (26.09%) Ingres
4 10 (21.74%) MySQL
5 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (6.52%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) DBA
2 14 (30.43%) Administrator
2 14 (30.43%) SQL DBA
3 7 (15.22%) Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Ingres DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Web Applications Support
7 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) JSON
1 10 (21.74%) Spring
1 10 (21.74%) XML
2 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 6 (13.04%) HTML
3 6 (13.04%) JDBC
3 6 (13.04%) jQuery
3 6 (13.04%) Spring MVC
4 4 (8.70%) Java EE
5 2 (4.35%) SOAP
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) iPad
5 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Linux
3 17 (36.96%) Unix
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.35%) Solaris
9 1 (2.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Optimisation
2 11 (23.91%) Data Management
3 10 (21.74%) Workflow
4 7 (15.22%) ETL
5 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (13.04%) MVC
5 6 (13.04%) Server Patching
6 5 (10.87%) High Availability
6 5 (10.87%) Migration
7 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.52%) Innovation Management
7 3 (6.52%) ITIL
7 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Time Management
8 2 (4.35%) DevOps
8 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.35%) SOA
8 2 (4.35%) Web Development
9 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
3 13 (28.26%) Shell Script
4 12 (26.09%) Java
5 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 10 (21.74%) Perl
6 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) MCSA
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CCA
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.70%) Firmware
5 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.52%) vSphere
6 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.35%) XenApp
7 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (15.22%) SCCM
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.17%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (2.17%) MOM
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (2.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) VMware
3 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
4 6 (13.04%) HP
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 6 (13.04%) SAP
4 6 (13.04%) Veritas
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) AppDynamics
7 2 (4.35%) Sun
8 1 (2.17%) Draytek
8 1 (2.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.17%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.17%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.17%) Varonis
8 1 (2.17%) Veeam
8 1 (2.17%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.17%) ZyXEL