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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 116 102
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Clustering 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 1.23% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £400 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £314 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £324 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +21.37%

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
607 649 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.32% 24.58% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 385 318
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 65
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +2 3 £450 +44.00% 2
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) High Availability
7 3 (23.08%) IaaS
7 3 (23.08%) Replication
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Release Management
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (23.08%) WAN
8 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
8 2 (15.38%) LAN
8 2 (15.38%) MCSE
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
8 2 (15.38%) DNS
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco
8 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (15.38%) QA

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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) SSL
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DBA
1 6 (46.15%) SQL DBA
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Database Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) High Availability
1 3 (23.08%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Server Building
3 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
4 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas