The 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 121 100 92
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Clustering 7 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.50% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.84% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
Average daily rate £313 £375 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -15.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £30.58 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% +3.64%
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
699 598 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.56% 27.42% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 329 318
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £192 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 47
Average hourly rate £15.80 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 3 £313 -13.19% 1
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (33.33%) High Availability
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (33.33%) Replication
3 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) SCOrch
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (25.00%) SCOM
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) RESTful
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) OSGi
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) WSO2
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) DBA
1 7 (58.33%) SQL DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Senior DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Principal Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
4 1 (8.33%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) OSGi
3 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (8.33%) Apache CXF
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) EAI
3 2 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Terminal Server
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
1 3 (25.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) WSO2
2 1 (8.33%) FalconStor
2 1 (8.33%) Talend
2 1 (8.33%) VMware