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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 112 89 96
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing Clustering 7 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 2.61% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£323 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £211 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +43.43%
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
626 499 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.62% 24.20% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 275 224
Average daily rate £351 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 41 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 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 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 5 £310 +12.72% 3
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 (47.83%) Firewall
1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 8 (34.78%) CCNP
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (34.78%) Juniper
4 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
5 7 (30.43%) Network Security
5 7 (30.43%) Blue Coat
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (30.43%) Tcl
5 7 (30.43%) OSPF
5 7 (30.43%) BGP
5 7 (30.43%) Perl
5 7 (30.43%) UNIX
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
6 6 (26.09%) Solaris
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) Citrix
6 6 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
7 5 (21.74%) SharePoint

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) Network Security
2 7 (30.43%) OSPF
2 7 (30.43%) BGP
3 6 (26.09%) DNS
4 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 4 (17.39%) Junos
5 3 (13.04%) DHCP
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) Extranet
7 1 (4.35%) LAN
7 1 (4.35%) WAN
7 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) DTS
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) DBA
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) SQL DBA
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Wiki
2 1 (4.35%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (30.43%) UNIX
3 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Solaris
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
6 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.35%) VMS
7 1 (4.35%) HPUX
7 1 (4.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
2 6 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
3 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
3 2 (8.70%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 2 (8.70%) Fund Management
3 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Security Management
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Tcl
1 7 (30.43%) Perl
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.04%) C
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) Korn
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CCNP
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCSA
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.04%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Juniper
2 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 7 (30.43%) Blue Coat
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.70%) Nimsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Spiceworks
7 2 (8.70%) Sun
7 2 (8.70%) HP
7 2 (8.70%) Compaq
7 2 (8.70%) NetApp
8 1 (4.35%) Veritas
8 1 (4.35%) EMC
West Midlands
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago