The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Clustering
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 71 47
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.81% 0.12% 2.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 0.38% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 18
Median daily rate £338 £320 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £320 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £320 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +38.46%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 189 263 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 30.68% 32.27% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 189 136
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £200 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £14.22 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.16% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.63 £11.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £31.25 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Clustering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Clustering in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DMZ
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) DBA
2 3 (37.50%) SQL DBA
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Storage Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) iptables
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) VMware