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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 106 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.48% 1.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.56% 1.96% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +43.43%
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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
585 510 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.35% 24.44% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 275 245
Average daily rate £350 £313 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.82% -5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 51
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.64 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 0 13 £290 +10.47% 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (45.83%) Windows
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (33.33%) CCNP
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (33.33%) Juniper
4 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (29.17%) SCOM
5 7 (29.17%) Network Security
5 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
5 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (29.17%) Tcl
5 7 (29.17%) OSPF
5 7 (29.17%) BGP
5 7 (29.17%) Perl
5 7 (29.17%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) UNIX
5 7 (29.17%) Linux
6 6 (25.00%) Solaris
6 6 (25.00%) DNS
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (25.00%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (12.50%) IIS
4 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 7 (29.17%) Network Security
2 7 (29.17%) OSPF
2 7 (29.17%) BGP
3 6 (25.00%) DNS
4 5 (20.83%) Internet
5 4 (16.67%) SAN
5 4 (16.67%) Junos
6 3 (12.50%) DHCP
6 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 2 (8.33%) Extranet
8 1 (4.17%) NAS
8 1 (4.17%) LAN
8 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
2 2 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) SQL DBA
2 5 (20.83%) DBA
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Wiki
2 1 (4.17%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (29.17%) UNIX
3 7 (29.17%) Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Solaris
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.67%) Windows NT
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.17%) SUSE
7 1 (4.17%) HPUX
7 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
4 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 2 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
4 2 (8.33%) Fund Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Security Management
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Tcl
1 7 (29.17%) Perl
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.50%) C
4 1 (4.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) CCNP
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) CCSA
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCOM
2 4 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (12.50%) MOM
3 3 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (33.33%) Juniper
2 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
4 6 (25.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.50%) BMC
7 2 (8.33%) Sun
7 2 (8.33%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) Compaq
7 2 (8.33%) NetApp
7 2 (8.33%) Nimsoft
7 2 (8.33%) Spiceworks
8 1 (4.17%) Veritas
8 1 (4.17%) EMC
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