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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 97 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 10 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 1.10% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.73% 4.55% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 6
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£368 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.36% +17.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +44.09%
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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
577 505 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.73% 24.23% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 296 200
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £214 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.29 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.71 £34.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -4 3 £360 +20.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £223 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (35.29%) SAN
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (29.41%) SOAP
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (29.41%) Apache CXF
2 5 (29.41%) REST
2 5 (29.41%) Apache Camel
3 4 (23.53%) Talend
3 4 (23.53%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) SUSE
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Korn
4 3 (17.65%) Wiki
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) HPUX
4 3 (17.65%) Solaris
4 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 3 (17.65%) Veritas
4 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) Sun
4 3 (17.65%) EMC
4 3 (17.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) IPsec
4 1 (5.88%) NetScreen
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) DTS
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) DBA
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) SQL DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) ActiveMQ
1 5 (29.41%) SOAP
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
1 5 (29.41%) Apache CXF
1 5 (29.41%) REST
1 5 (29.41%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Wiki
1 3 (17.65%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) SUSE
3 3 (17.65%) HPUX
3 3 (17.65%) Solaris
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 1 (5.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Logistics
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Korn
2 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Talend
3 3 (17.65%) Veritas
3 3 (17.65%) Sun
3 3 (17.65%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) JDA
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) RedPrairie