The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 110 96 99
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 8 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.68% 2.21% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £275 £244 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £223 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £265 £259
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +95.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
477 317 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.06% 17.30% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Clustering
England

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 4 £350 +60.91% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering.

1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) JMS
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) EAI
5 7 (24.14%) SOA
5 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
5 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
5 7 (24.14%) OSGi
5 7 (24.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 6 (20.69%) WSO2
6 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (20.69%) BPEL
6 6 (20.69%) Java EE
6 6 (20.69%) RESTful
6 6 (20.69%) Web Services
6 6 (20.69%) MySQL
6 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.24%) IBM
7 5 (17.24%) SAP BW
7 5 (17.24%) Internet
7 5 (17.24%) HTTP
7 5 (17.24%) LAN
7 5 (17.24%) IIS
7 5 (17.24%) Sybase

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
2 5 (17.24%) IIS
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Internet
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
1 5 (17.24%) LAN
2 4 (13.79%) WAN
3 3 (10.34%) SMTP
4 2 (6.90%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) SAN
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) SSL
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (20.69%) MySQL
3 5 (17.24%) SAP BW
3 5 (17.24%) DB2
4 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
2 5 (17.24%) Log4j
2 5 (17.24%) NWDI
3 1 (3.45%) ProC
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) DBA
2 9 (31.03%) Architect
2 9 (31.03%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) SQL DBA
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (13.79%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Designer
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Designer
6 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.90%) SOA Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Technical Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Software Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) JMS
2 7 (24.14%) OSGi
3 6 (20.69%) Java EE
3 6 (20.69%) RESTful
3 6 (20.69%) Web Services
4 5 (17.24%) .NET
4 5 (17.24%) XSLT
4 5 (17.24%) SOAP
4 5 (17.24%) SAP Basis
4 5 (17.24%) JAX-RS
5 4 (13.79%) Spring
5 4 (13.79%) J2EE
6 3 (10.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) AIX
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.90%) Windows NT
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) EAI
1 7 (24.14%) SOA
1 7 (24.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 6 (20.69%) BPEL
2 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.24%) ERP
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (13.79%) Network Design
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Release Management
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.90%) High Availability
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
7 1 (3.45%) ETL
7 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) OCP
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (17.24%) SAP Afaria
2 4 (13.79%) MOM
3 3 (10.34%) SCOM
3 3 (10.34%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (10.34%) Control-M
4 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) WSO2
3 5 (17.24%) IBM
3 5 (17.24%) Sybase
3 5 (17.24%) SAP
3 5 (17.24%) Open Text
3 5 (17.24%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 4 (13.79%) Avaya
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) BMC
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds