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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 135 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.84% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Median daily rate £308 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £328 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £410 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +41.81%
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
780 712 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.18% 27.83% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 414 379
Median daily rate £375 £357 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.04% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 60
Median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +16.41%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 2 £340 -
Shropshire - 2 £275 -
Birmingham -12 1 £205 -42.45%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £435 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
4 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (36.84%) Windows
7 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (31.58%) Citrix
7 6 (31.58%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (26.32%) Replication
8 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
9 4 (21.05%) SAN
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) XenApp
9 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
10 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
10 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Data Lake Analytics
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (10.53%) Data Lake
4 2 (10.53%) HDInsight
4 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (10.53%) MySQL
4 2 (10.53%) Power BI
5 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (5.26%) DTS
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) DBA
2 5 (26.32%) Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Database Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Database Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris
5 2 (10.53%) Unix
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) ETL
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Machine Learning
3 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Release Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Database Security
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Network Design
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
4 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) Data Guard
3 1 (5.26%) Netcool
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Veritas
4 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Sophos