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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 106 98 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 14 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.45% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.89% 2.27% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 9
Average daily rate
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£280 £293 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% -26.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
484 396 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.66% 19.91% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 200 183
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 36
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £10.51 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
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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
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

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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 August 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 +6 12 £278 -5.12% 6
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) CCNP
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (36.36%) Juniper
3 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (31.82%) SCOM
4 7 (31.82%) Network Security
4 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) Blue Coat
4 7 (31.82%) Tcl
4 7 (31.82%) OSPF
4 7 (31.82%) BGP
4 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (31.82%) Perl
4 7 (31.82%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Citrix
5 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (22.73%) Internet
6 5 (22.73%) Solaris
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) UNIX

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) Network Security
2 7 (31.82%) OSPF
2 7 (31.82%) BGP
3 5 (22.73%) Internet
4 4 (18.18%) Junos
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) DNS
6 2 (9.09%) Extranet
6 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) NAS
7 1 (4.55%) SAN
7 1 (4.55%) LAN
7 1 (4.55%) WAN
7 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 2 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall Engineer
1 7 (31.82%) DBA
2 6 (27.27%) SQL DBA
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
3 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) UNIX
4 4 (18.18%) Windows NT
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (13.64%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
4 2 (9.09%) Low Latency
4 2 (9.09%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (9.09%) Fund Management
4 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Security Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Tcl
1 7 (31.82%) Perl
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.09%) C
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) CCNP
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCSA
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCOM
2 4 (18.18%) SCCM
3 3 (13.64%) MOM
3 3 (13.64%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (13.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco
1 8 (36.36%) Juniper
1 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Blue Coat
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.64%) BMC
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) Compaq
6 2 (9.09%) NetApp
6 2 (9.09%) Nimsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Spiceworks
7 1 (4.55%) Sun
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago