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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 83 103 91
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs citing Clustering 40 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.92% 1.64% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 6
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£425 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £174 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
- -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.37%
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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
676 611 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.77% 26.45% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 288 180
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 43
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £15.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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 +18 30 £393 +42.72% 1
Coventry +7 5 £450 +80.00% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £500 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 24 (46.15%) Cisco
2 23 (44.23%) Network Security
3 21 (40.38%) CheckPoint
4 17 (32.69%) Windows
5 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 13 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (23.08%) Juniper
8 11 (21.15%) Oracle
8 11 (21.15%) Firewall
9 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (17.31%) VMware
10 9 (17.31%) Finance
10 9 (17.31%) SAN
11 8 (15.38%) OSPF
11 8 (15.38%) BGP
11 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (15.38%) SQL
11 8 (15.38%) SOAP
11 8 (15.38%) Web Services
11 8 (15.38%) Banking
11 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
11 8 (15.38%) REST
12 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (13.46%) .NET
12 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
12 7 (13.46%) UNIX
12 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
13 6 (11.54%) Linux
13 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.92%) Mule
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.92%) Lync
4 1 (1.92%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (44.23%) Network Security
2 11 (21.15%) Firewall
3 9 (17.31%) SAN
4 8 (15.38%) OSPF
4 8 (15.38%) BGP
5 4 (7.69%) Junos
5 4 (7.69%) DHCP
6 3 (5.77%) Internet
7 2 (3.85%) Extranet
7 2 (3.85%) VPN
7 2 (3.85%) DNS
7 2 (3.85%) NAS
8 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.92%) VLAN
8 1 (1.92%) HTTP
8 1 (1.92%) Intranet
8 1 (1.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 13 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 13 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 12 (23.08%) Architect
3 11 (21.15%) Design Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Network Design Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Server Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Systems Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Designer
8 3 (5.77%) Applications Architect
9 2 (3.85%) SQL DBA
9 2 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.85%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) SOAP
1 8 (15.38%) Web Services
1 8 (15.38%) REST
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 4 (7.69%) Apache Camel
3 4 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (7.69%) Apache CXF
3 4 (7.69%) Middleware
4 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.92%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) PKI
1 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.92%) Wiki
2 1 (1.92%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (13.46%) UNIX
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.54%) Linux
6 5 (9.62%) Windows 2000
6 5 (9.62%) Solaris
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.85%) SUSE
7 2 (3.85%) HPUX
8 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
3 5 (9.62%) ETL
4 4 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.85%) Time Management
5 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.85%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.85%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.92%) Logistics
6 1 (1.92%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (1.92%) Project Management
6 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.92%) Validation
6 1 (1.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Perl
2 3 (5.77%) Tcl
3 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) Korn
4 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.92%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) CCNP
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.62%) Check Point Certification
2 5 (9.62%) CCSA
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
1 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Cisco
2 21 (40.38%) CheckPoint
3 12 (23.08%) Juniper
4 11 (21.15%) Oracle
5 9 (17.31%) VMware
6 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
7 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.69%) Akamai
8 4 (7.69%) TIBCO
9 3 (5.77%) Amdocs
9 3 (5.77%) Talend
9 3 (5.77%) Capita
9 3 (5.77%) Adobe
10 2 (3.85%) Sun
10 2 (3.85%) Veritas
11 1 (1.92%) HP
11 1 (1.92%) EMC
11 1 (1.92%) Citrix
11 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
11 1 (1.92%) SAP