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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 108 106 96
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Clustering 8 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.99% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 11
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£425 £278 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.15% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £300 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £346 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.69% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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
604 654 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.21% 27.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 313 253
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 54 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.55 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.48% +56.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.07 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.28 £42.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
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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 +2 6 £383 +39.09% 1
Coventry +7 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 25 (53.19%) Cisco
2 24 (51.06%) Network Security
3 22 (46.81%) CheckPoint
4 17 (36.17%) Windows
5 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
6 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
7 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
7 13 (27.66%) Juniper
8 12 (25.53%) Firewall
9 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (21.28%) Oracle
10 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (17.02%) OSPF
10 8 (17.02%) BGP
10 8 (17.02%) SQL
10 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
10 8 (17.02%) Finance
10 8 (17.02%) VMware
11 7 (14.89%) Banking
11 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (14.89%) .NET
11 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.89%) SAN
11 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
12 6 (12.77%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
12 6 (12.77%) CCSA
13 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.64%) Windows 2000
13 5 (10.64%) ETL

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (6.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.13%) Mule
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.13%) Lync
3 1 (2.13%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (51.06%) Network Security
2 12 (25.53%) Firewall
3 8 (17.02%) OSPF
3 8 (17.02%) BGP
4 7 (14.89%) SAN
5 4 (8.51%) DHCP
5 4 (8.51%) Junos
6 3 (6.38%) Internet
7 2 (4.26%) Extranet
7 2 (4.26%) VPN
7 2 (4.26%) DNS
7 2 (4.26%) NAS
8 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.13%) VLAN
8 1 (2.13%) HTTP
8 1 (2.13%) Intranet
8 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MSI
2 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Network Engineer
1 13 (27.66%) Network Security Engineer
1 13 (27.66%) Security Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Network Design Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Design Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Firewall Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Server Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Systems Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Applications Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Designer
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
9 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.26%) Administrator
9 2 (4.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) SOAP
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) REST
3 4 (8.51%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.13%) SAP Basis
5 1 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.13%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) PKI
1 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.64%) UNIX
5 5 (10.64%) Windows 2000
6 4 (8.51%) Solaris
6 4 (8.51%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.13%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
3 5 (10.64%) ETL
4 4 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.26%) Time Management
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.26%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.26%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.13%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.13%) Project Management
6 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.13%) Validation
6 1 (2.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) Perl
2 3 (6.38%) Tcl
3 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) Check Point Certification
2 6 (12.77%) CCSA
3 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) CCNP
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
1 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Cisco
2 22 (46.81%) CheckPoint
3 13 (27.66%) Juniper
4 10 (21.28%) Oracle
5 8 (17.02%) VMware
5 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
6 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.51%) Akamai
7 4 (8.51%) TIBCO
8 3 (6.38%) Amdocs
8 3 (6.38%) Capita
8 3 (6.38%) Adobe
9 1 (2.13%) Sun
9 1 (2.13%) HP
9 1 (2.13%) Citrix
9 1 (2.13%) SAP
9 1 (2.13%) CA
9 1 (2.13%) Veritas
9 1 (2.13%) Talend