Period
to 8 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 452 501 436
Rank change year-on-year +49 -65 -31
Contract jobs citing Clustering 220 385 509
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 1.36% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 245 337
Median daily rate £425 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £319 £350 £300
90th Percentile £578 £575 £621
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +5.66% +60.00%
10th Percentile £36.24 £39.48 £28.90
90th Percentile £54.43 £46.41 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £42.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.51% +5.66% +60.00%

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

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,705 28,413 30,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.29% 32.06% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,157 18,630 20,212
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £268
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £471 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 904 951
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.34 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.49% -1.66% +8.79%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £26.44 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +25.90% -2.33% +9.36%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in England

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Clustering in England.

Daily rate trend for Clustering in England

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Clustering in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Clustering in England

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Clustering in England.

Hourly rate trend for Clustering in England

Clustering
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Clustering in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Clustering in England

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the England region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +79 63 £433 +9.49% 9
North of England +61 54 £381 -4.69% 6
London +9 51 £425 -15.00% 9
North West +37 26 £375 -0.66% 4
East of England +45 18 £438 +2.04% 1
South West +29 17 £488 -9.30% 5
Midlands +63 15 £425 -2.86% 2
Yorkshire +35 15 £425 -2.86% 1
North East +42 13 £375 - 1
West Midlands +62 10 £438 +6.06% 2
East Midlands +29 5 £425 -15.00%
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 120 (54.55%) Windows
2 88 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 86 (39.09%) Microsoft
4 80 (36.36%) Azure
5 79 (35.91%) Windows Server
6 74 (33.64%) Linux
7 70 (31.82%) SQL
7 70 (31.82%) VMware
8 67 (30.45%) SQL Server
9 64 (29.09%) Microsoft Clustering
10 63 (28.64%) Hyper-V
11 56 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 52 (23.64%) High Availability
13 48 (21.82%) DNS
14 46 (20.91%) DHCP
15 44 (20.00%) Migration
15 44 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 43 (19.55%) PowerShell
16 43 (19.55%) Oracle
17 42 (19.09%) Security Cleared
17 42 (19.09%) SCCM
17 42 (19.09%) AWS
18 41 (18.64%) Windows Server 2016
19 38 (17.27%) DevOps
19 38 (17.27%) Cisco
20 36 (16.36%) Firewall
21 35 (15.91%) Office 365
22 34 (15.45%) SAN
22 34 (15.45%) ITIL
22 34 (15.45%) Virtual Machines

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.91%) Apache
3 12 (5.45%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.64%) nginx
5 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.18%) IIS
5 7 (3.18%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.73%) Confluence
6 6 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.82%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (1.82%) SAP Portal
7 4 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.36%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.91%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.91%) Jetty
9 2 (0.91%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) NetSuite
1 3 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 80 (36.36%) Azure
2 42 (19.09%) AWS
3 35 (15.91%) Office 365
4 14 (6.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (5.91%) IaaS
6 9 (4.09%) PaaS
7 8 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (3.64%) OpenShift
8 7 (3.18%) GCP
9 5 (2.27%) Google Container Engine
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.91%) GitHub
11 2 (0.91%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.91%) Serverless
11 2 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (21.82%) DNS
2 46 (20.91%) DHCP
3 36 (16.36%) Firewall
4 34 (15.45%) SAN
5 20 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 19 (8.64%) VPN
7 17 (7.73%) WAN
8 14 (6.36%) SSL
9 13 (5.91%) iSCSI
10 12 (5.45%) NetScaler
11 11 (5.00%) SNMP
11 11 (5.00%) VLAN
12 9 (4.09%) SMTP
13 8 (3.64%) LAN
14 7 (3.18%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.73%) HTTP
15 6 (2.73%) MPLS
15 6 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (2.27%) Asterisk PBX
16 5 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (30.45%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.73%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.91%) MySQL
3 13 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.55%) Big Data
6 10 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (3.64%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (2.73%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.73%) SAP BW
10 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.09%) JIRA
4 8 (3.64%) Subversion
5 7 (3.18%) GitLab
6 5 (2.27%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.82%) Maven
8 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.91%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.91%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.91%) Hudson
8 2 (0.91%) MSI
8 2 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.91%) Toad
9 1 (0.45%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.45%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.45%) WiX
General
1 18 (8.18%) Finance
2 9 (4.09%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.82%) Banking
5 3 (1.36%) German Language
5 3 (1.36%) Law
5 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.91%) French Language
6 2 (0.91%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.91%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Police
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (10.91%) Consultant
1 24 (10.91%) DBA
2 23 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (9.09%) Architect
4 19 (8.64%) Systems Engineer
5 17 (7.73%) SQL DBA
6 16 (7.27%) Administrator
7 12 (5.45%) SQL Server DBA
8 10 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) Developer
10 8 (3.64%) Oracle DBA
10 8 (3.64%) Unix Engineer
11 7 (3.18%) Analyst
11 7 (3.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.18%) VMware Consultant
12 6 (2.73%) Network Engineer
12 6 (2.73%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.82%) LDAP
2 10 (4.55%) Node.js
3 9 (4.09%) Kafka
4 7 (3.18%) REST
4 7 (3.18%) SAP Basis
5 6 (2.73%) .NET
6 5 (2.27%) Middleware
6 5 (2.27%) Web Services
7 4 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.82%) OAuth
7 4 (1.82%) Pandas
7 4 (1.82%) SAP PI
8 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.36%) Flash
8 3 (1.36%) NumPy
8 3 (1.36%) ODBC
8 3 (1.36%) scikit-learn
8 3 (1.36%) SciPy
9 2 (0.91%) ADSI
9 2 (0.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.55%) Replication
2 28 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.91%) User Experience
5 10 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.18%) PKI
7 6 (2.73%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.82%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.82%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.82%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.36%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.91%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 120 (54.55%) Windows
2 79 (35.91%) Windows Server
3 74 (33.64%) Linux
4 44 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (18.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 28 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (11.36%) Unix
8 21 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (8.64%) Windows 10
10 15 (6.82%) Solaris
10 15 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (5.91%) AIX
11 13 (5.91%) SUSE
12 9 (4.09%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (3.64%) CentOS
14 6 (2.73%) VMS
15 5 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.91%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.64%) High Availability
2 44 (20.00%) Migration
3 38 (17.27%) DevOps
4 34 (15.45%) ITIL
5 31 (14.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (13.18%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (6.82%) Data Protection
10 15 (6.82%) Service Management
11 14 (6.36%) Project Delivery
12 13 (5.91%) Configuration Management
12 13 (5.91%) Load Balancing
13 12 (5.45%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
15 10 (4.55%) Application Virtualisation
15 10 (4.55%) Server Management
15 10 (4.55%) Service Delivery
16 9 (4.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.82%) SQL
2 43 (19.55%) PowerShell
3 20 (9.09%) Java
3 20 (9.09%) Python
4 12 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.64%) PHP
5 8 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.18%) Perl
7 6 (2.73%) C#
7 6 (2.73%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.27%) C
8 5 (2.27%) VBA
9 4 (1.82%) Go
10 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.36%) R
10 3 (1.36%) Ruby
10 3 (1.36%) VBScript
11 2 (0.91%) Korn
11 2 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (19.09%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.82%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.27%) Degree
5 5 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.82%) MCSE
7 3 (1.36%) MCP
7 3 (1.36%) MCSA
7 3 (1.36%) MCTS
8 2 (0.91%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.91%) CCA
8 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.91%) VCAP
8 2 (0.91%) VCP4
8 2 (0.91%) VCP5
9 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.45%) MCITP
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (0.91%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
3 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.45%) NCSC
3 1 (0.45%) NIST
System Software
1 88 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 63 (28.64%) Hyper-V
3 56 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (15.45%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (9.09%) XenApp
7 17 (7.73%) vSphere
8 15 (6.82%) DFS Replication
9 13 (5.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 13 (5.91%) Docker
10 12 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (3.18%) XenDesktop
13 6 (2.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (2.27%) Corosync
14 5 (2.27%) DRBD
14 5 (2.27%) FreeRADIUS
14 5 (2.27%) Postfix
15 4 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 64 (29.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 42 (19.09%) SCCM
3 32 (14.55%) Failover Clustering
4 27 (12.27%) Ansible
5 22 (10.00%) SCOM
6 20 (9.09%) WSUS
7 17 (7.73%) Puppet
8 16 (7.27%) SCVMM
9 13 (5.91%) Data Guard
9 13 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (5.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 12 (5.45%) vCenter Server
11 10 (4.55%) Kubernetes
11 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (4.55%) SCSM
11 10 (4.55%) Terraform
12 9 (4.09%) SCDPM
13 8 (3.64%) Grafana
13 8 (3.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 86 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 70 (31.82%) VMware
3 43 (19.55%) Oracle
4 38 (17.27%) Cisco
5 30 (13.64%) Citrix
6 22 (10.00%) Dell
7 19 (8.64%) Red Hat
8 15 (6.82%) HP
9 11 (5.00%) EMC
9 11 (5.00%) NetApp
10 10 (4.55%) ArcSight
10 10 (4.55%) IBM
11 9 (4.09%) Splunk
11 9 (4.09%) Sun
11 9 (4.09%) Symantec
12 8 (3.64%) SAP
13 7 (3.18%) EqualLogic
13 7 (3.18%) Palo Alto
14 6 (2.73%) Nimble Storage
14 6 (2.73%) SolarWinds