Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 371 420 429
Rank change year-on-year +49 +9 -33
Contract jobs citing Clustering 149 437 523
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.53% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 1.65% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 286 325
Median daily rate £442 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £301 £328 £263
90th Percentile £561 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £435 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -0.57% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 16
Median hourly rate £40.75 £44.56 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +5.13% +69.53%
10th Percentile £35.27 £39.98 £26.45
90th Percentile £51.93 £47.25 £56.25
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £44.56 £42.38
% change year-on-year -5.73% +5.13% +69.53%

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 10,719 26,524 30,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.91% 31.95% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,825 17,110 20,035
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 949 961
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.96 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.48% -2.53% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.75 £21.33
% change year-on-year +50.60% -2.70% +6.63%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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
London +133 52 £435 -13.00% 12
South East +110 46 £456 +7.35% 6
North of England +31 16 £403 +0.63% 11
South West +60 11 £430 -14.00% 7
North West +48 10 £428 +13.25% 7
East of England +72 8 £516 +28.88% 2
Midlands +83 6 £438 -2.78% 1
Yorkshire +32 5 £390 -4.00% 3
West Midlands +67 4 £438 +8.02%
East Midlands +53 2 - - 1
North East +22 1 £250 -49.49% 1
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 84 (56.38%) Windows
2 67 (44.97%) Linux
3 64 (42.95%) Active Directory
4 58 (38.93%) VMware
4 58 (38.93%) Azure
5 53 (35.57%) Windows Server
6 52 (34.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 48 (32.21%) Microsoft
8 43 (28.86%) Microsoft Clustering
9 42 (28.19%) Hyper-V
10 40 (26.85%) High Availability
10 40 (26.85%) SQL
11 38 (25.50%) SQL Server
11 38 (25.50%) DNS
11 38 (25.50%) PowerShell
12 37 (24.83%) DHCP
12 37 (24.83%) Oracle
13 34 (22.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (21.48%) Ansible
15 31 (20.81%) DevOps
15 31 (20.81%) Security Cleared
16 30 (20.13%) SAN
17 27 (18.12%) Unix
17 27 (18.12%) AWS
17 27 (18.12%) Puppet
17 27 (18.12%) Failover Clustering
18 26 (17.45%) VMware ESXi
19 25 (16.78%) Windows Server 2016
20 24 (16.11%) Firewall
21 23 (15.44%) Configuration Management

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 10 (6.71%) Confluence
1 10 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.04%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.70%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.03%) Apache
6 5 (3.36%) Anypoint
6 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (2.68%) SAP Portal
8 3 (2.01%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.01%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.34%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.34%) Tuxedo
9 2 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.67%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 58 (38.93%) Azure
2 27 (18.12%) AWS
3 16 (10.74%) Office 365
4 11 (7.38%) IaaS
5 10 (6.71%) GitHub
5 10 (6.71%) SaaS
6 9 (6.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (6.04%) PaaS
7 6 (4.03%) OpenShift
8 5 (3.36%) GCP
8 5 (3.36%) Google Container Engine
9 4 (2.68%) Apigee
10 2 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.34%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.34%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.67%) G Suite
11 1 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (25.50%) DNS
2 37 (24.83%) DHCP
3 30 (20.13%) SAN
4 24 (16.11%) Firewall
5 22 (14.77%) TCP/IP
6 16 (10.74%) WAN
7 13 (8.72%) SNMP
8 12 (8.05%) SMTP
9 10 (6.71%) HTTP
9 10 (6.71%) Kerberos
10 9 (6.04%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (5.37%) NetScaler
11 8 (5.37%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (5.37%) VLAN
12 6 (4.03%) LAN
12 6 (4.03%) VPN
13 5 (3.36%) iSCSI
13 5 (3.36%) SSL
14 4 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (2.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.07%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (4.03%) SAP BW
5 5 (3.36%) MySQL
5 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.68%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.68%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.34%) Sybase IQ
8 2 (1.34%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (13.42%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.74%) Subversion
3 14 (9.40%) JIRA
4 13 (8.72%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.05%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.36%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.68%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.68%) Gradle
7 4 (2.68%) JMeter
7 4 (2.68%) JUnit
7 4 (2.68%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.68%) SOAtest
7 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.01%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.01%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.34%) Hudson
9 2 (1.34%) Maven
9 2 (1.34%) Toad
10 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (12.75%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Banking
3 5 (3.36%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.01%) Legal
4 3 (2.01%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) International Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.09%) Consultant
2 20 (13.42%) DBA
3 16 (10.74%) Administrator
4 12 (8.05%) Architect
5 9 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.04%) SQL DBA
5 9 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (5.37%) Analyst
6 8 (5.37%) Developer
6 8 (5.37%) Oracle DBA
7 7 (4.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 6 (4.03%) SAP Consultant
8 6 (4.03%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.36%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (2.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.75%) LDAP
2 10 (6.71%) Middleware
3 9 (6.04%) REST
4 7 (4.70%) Node.js
5 6 (4.03%) SAP Basis
6 5 (3.36%) JMS
6 5 (3.36%) JSON
6 5 (3.36%) SOAP
6 5 (3.36%) Spring
6 5 (3.36%) Spring Boot
6 5 (3.36%) Web Services
7 4 (2.68%) J2EE
7 4 (2.68%) OAuth
7 4 (2.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (2.68%) RAML
7 4 (2.68%) SAP PI
7 4 (2.68%) Spring Batch
7 4 (2.68%) Spring Security
8 3 (2.01%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (2.01%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.05%) Replication
3 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.37%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (5.37%) User Experience
5 5 (3.36%) EMC VNX
5 5 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.68%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.34%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.34%) NHS
8 2 (1.34%) PKI
8 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) AS400
9 1 (0.67%) LPAR
9 1 (0.67%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (56.38%) Windows
2 67 (44.97%) Linux
3 53 (35.57%) Windows Server
4 34 (22.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (18.12%) Unix
6 25 (16.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (13.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (10.07%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (9.40%) AIX
12 13 (8.72%) Windows 10
13 11 (7.38%) CentOS
14 8 (5.37%) SUSE
15 6 (4.03%) Solaris
16 4 (2.68%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (2.68%) Windows XP
17 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.67%) VMS
18 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.85%) High Availability
2 31 (20.81%) DevOps
3 23 (15.44%) Configuration Management
3 23 (15.44%) Migration
4 21 (14.09%) ITIL
5 19 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.38%) Deployment Automation
9 10 (6.71%) Service Management
10 9 (6.04%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.70%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.70%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.70%) Validation
12 6 (4.03%) Change Management
12 6 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.85%) SQL
2 38 (25.50%) PowerShell
3 22 (14.77%) Python
4 20 (13.42%) Shell Script
5 19 (12.75%) Java
6 12 (8.05%) Perl
7 11 (7.38%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.70%) C
8 7 (4.70%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.36%) Ruby
10 4 (2.68%) Go
10 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.01%) Korn
11 3 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.01%) VB
11 3 (2.01%) VBScript
12 2 (1.34%) C#
13 1 (0.67%) COBOL
13 1 (0.67%) PHP
13 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (20.81%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.42%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.70%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.03%) MCSE
5 6 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.34%) Degree
6 2 (1.34%) MCP
6 2 (1.34%) MCSA
6 2 (1.34%) RHCE
6 2 (1.34%) RHCT
7 1 (0.67%) CCNP
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.67%) HND
7 1 (0.67%) LPIC
7 1 (0.67%) MCITP
7 1 (0.67%) NCDA
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) GDPR
1 5 (3.36%) SLA
2 3 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.34%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (42.95%) Active Directory
2 52 (34.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (28.19%) Hyper-V
4 26 (17.45%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (12.75%) XenApp
6 15 (10.07%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (9.40%) Docker
8 10 (6.71%) vSphere
9 8 (5.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 8 (5.37%) DFS Replication
9 8 (5.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (2.68%) XenDesktop
13 3 (2.01%) Terminal Server
13 3 (2.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (1.34%) NFS
14 2 (1.34%) Samba
14 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (1.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 43 (28.86%) Microsoft Clustering
2 32 (21.48%) Ansible
3 27 (18.12%) Failover Clustering
3 27 (18.12%) Puppet
4 23 (15.44%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (13.42%) SCOM
6 16 (10.74%) SCCM
7 13 (8.72%) Kubernetes
8 12 (8.05%) Data Guard
8 12 (8.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 11 (7.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (7.38%) Terraform
9 11 (7.38%) WSUS
10 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 8 (5.37%) SCDPM
10 8 (5.37%) SCSM
10 8 (5.37%) vCenter Server
11 6 (4.03%) SCVMM
11 6 (4.03%) Tivoli
11 6 (4.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 58 (38.93%) VMware
2 48 (32.21%) Microsoft
3 37 (24.83%) Oracle
4 21 (14.09%) Citrix
5 18 (12.08%) Cisco
5 18 (12.08%) Dell
5 18 (12.08%) HP
5 18 (12.08%) IBM
6 16 (10.74%) EMC
6 16 (10.74%) Red Hat
7 15 (10.07%) Splunk
8 14 (9.40%) NetApp
9 9 (6.04%) EqualLogic
10 8 (5.37%) Palo Alto
10 8 (5.37%) Symantec
11 7 (4.70%) Nimble Storage
11 7 (4.70%) SaltStack
11 7 (4.70%) SAP
12 6 (4.03%) ArcSight
12 6 (4.03%) McAfee