Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 396 305
Rank change year-on-year -26 -91 +7
Contract jobs citing Clustering 517 517 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.57% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 1.66% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 367 587
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £259 £278 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 25
England median hourly rate £42.27 £31.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.34% +10.71% -16.42%
10th Percentile £26.24 £18.83 £18.81
90th Percentile £56.25 £37.75 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +36.34% +10.71% -16.42%

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 32,398 31,119 33,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.47% 34.46% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,448 20,540 22,276
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £285 £268 £255
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 981 951 1,129
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.39
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.55
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in England

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in England

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in England

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in England

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor 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 25 September 2018. 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 +12 186 £475 +5.56% 44
North of England -54 107 £400 - 20
South East -15 106 £400 +6.67% 23
Yorkshire -2 52 £375 -29.91% 7
Midlands -39 50 £343 -2.14% 14
East of England +28 49 £475 -3.06% 3
North West -57 39 £400 -23.81% 13
East Midlands -20 27 £360 +6.67% 8
West Midlands -17 24 £310 -11.36% 6
South West -11 21 £325 -18.75% 4
North East -47 16 £413 +22.40%
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 285 (55.13%) Windows
2 241 (46.62%) VMware
3 207 (40.04%) Windows Server
4 200 (38.68%) Active Directory
5 195 (37.72%) Linux
6 187 (36.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 183 (35.40%) Microsoft
8 179 (34.62%) SQL Server
9 153 (29.59%) Microsoft Clustering
10 137 (26.50%) SQL
11 131 (25.34%) PowerShell
12 122 (23.60%) Hyper-V
13 121 (23.40%) SAN
14 109 (21.08%) Oracle
15 106 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 100 (19.34%) ITIL
17 95 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 94 (18.18%) MS Exchange
19 93 (17.99%) SCCM
20 90 (17.41%) DNS
21 89 (17.21%) VMware ESXi
22 87 (16.83%) Data Centre
23 83 (16.05%) Citrix
24 80 (15.47%) High Availability
25 78 (15.09%) Migration
25 78 (15.09%) Disaster Recovery
26 77 (14.89%) HP
26 77 (14.89%) vSphere
27 72 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
27 72 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 94 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 62 (11.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (10.06%) IIS
4 31 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 28 (5.42%) Skype for Business
6 27 (5.22%) Apache
7 19 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (3.29%) WebSphere
10 16 (3.09%) Confluence
10 16 (3.09%) Oracle Service Bus
11 15 (2.90%) JBoss
12 14 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (2.71%) Tomcat
13 13 (2.51%) WebLogic
14 11 (2.13%) nginx
15 9 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (1.16%) NetWeaver
16 6 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) HipChat
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.29%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (3.09%) Siebel CRM
3 14 (2.71%) Oracle Utilities
4 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (9.48%) Office 365
4 23 (4.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (4.45%) IaaS
5 11 (2.13%) PaaS
5 11 (2.13%) Yammer
6 9 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (1.55%) Serverless
7 8 (1.55%) Slack
8 7 (1.35%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.97%) SaaS
11 4 (0.77%) GitHub
11 4 (0.77%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 121 (23.40%) SAN
2 90 (17.41%) DNS
3 66 (12.77%) DHCP
4 57 (11.03%) Firewall
5 39 (7.54%) NAS
5 39 (7.54%) TCP/IP
6 38 (7.35%) LAN
6 38 (7.35%) WAN
7 29 (5.61%) SSL
8 24 (4.64%) iSCSI
8 24 (4.64%) VLAN
9 23 (4.45%) Skype
10 21 (4.06%) FCoE
10 21 (4.06%) NetScaler
11 20 (3.87%) HTTP
12 19 (3.68%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (2.71%) Internet
14 13 (2.51%) Kerberos
15 9 (1.74%) VPN
16 8 (1.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.22%) Oracle Database
3 52 (10.06%) MySQL
4 38 (7.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (5.42%) Oracle Database 12c
8 25 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (4.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (3.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
11 19 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (3.48%) Oracle BI EE
13 16 (3.09%) Oracle ODI
13 16 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (2.51%) MongoDB
16 11 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.68%) Oracle Forms
4 18 (3.48%) JIRA
5 13 (2.51%) Subversion
6 10 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.74%) GitLab
7 9 (1.74%) Maven
7 9 (1.74%) SonarQube
8 8 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.55%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.97%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.97%) Gradle
10 5 (0.97%) JUnit
10 5 (0.97%) Toad
11 4 (0.77%) AccuRev
11 4 (0.77%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.77%) SoapUI
General
1 65 (12.57%) Finance
2 25 (4.84%) Banking
3 15 (2.90%) Legal
4 10 (1.93%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.16%) Advertising
6 6 (1.16%) Marketing
7 5 (0.97%) Retail
7 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.58%) Law
8 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 95 (18.38%) DBA
2 75 (14.51%) Administrator
3 64 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (8.90%) Analyst
5 44 (8.51%) SQL DBA
6 42 (8.12%) Server Engineer
7 33 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (6.00%) Architect
9 28 (5.42%) Systems Administrator
10 24 (4.64%) Oracle DBA
11 23 (4.45%) Support Engineer
11 23 (4.45%) Windows Engineer
12 20 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 20 (3.87%) MySQL DBA
13 18 (3.48%) SQL Server DBA
13 18 (3.48%) VMware Engineer
14 16 (3.09%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (3.09%) Server Administrator
15 15 (2.90%) Windows Administrator
15 15 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.73%) Middleware
2 23 (4.45%) .NET
3 22 (4.26%) Web Services
4 21 (4.06%) LDAP
5 19 (3.68%) Oracle Fusion
6 17 (3.29%) J2EE
7 16 (3.09%) LAMP
7 16 (3.09%) SAML
8 14 (2.71%) SOAP
8 14 (2.71%) XML
9 12 (2.32%) REST
10 11 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (2.13%) JMS
11 10 (1.93%) ADSI
12 9 (1.74%) JSON
13 8 (1.55%) Java EE
13 8 (1.55%) Spring
14 7 (1.35%) OAuth
14 7 (1.35%) Spring Boot
15 6 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.83%) Data Centre
2 70 (13.54%) Replication
3 38 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (6.38%) PKI
5 21 (4.06%) CLARiiON
6 18 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.71%) Fat Client
7 14 (2.71%) Thin Client
8 11 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.93%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.74%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.16%) CMDB
12 5 (0.97%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (0.97%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.97%) NHS
12 5 (0.97%) User Experience
13 4 (0.77%) CESG
13 4 (0.77%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 285 (55.13%) Windows
2 207 (40.04%) Windows Server
3 195 (37.72%) Linux
4 106 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (13.15%) Unix
7 59 (11.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (8.70%) Solaris
10 37 (7.16%) AIX
11 16 (3.09%) CentOS
12 14 (2.71%) Windows 7
13 11 (2.13%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.55%) SUSE
14 8 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.55%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.77%) HPUX
15 4 (0.77%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (19.34%) ITIL
2 80 (15.47%) High Availability
3 78 (15.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 78 (15.09%) Migration
4 72 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 67 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (11.61%) DevOps
7 59 (11.41%) Capacity Planning
8 49 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (9.48%) Performance Tuning
9 44 (8.51%) Load Balancing
10 42 (8.12%) Network Load Balancing
11 35 (6.77%) Server Management
12 33 (6.38%) Configuration Management
12 33 (6.38%) Virtual Environments
13 28 (5.42%) Change Management
14 27 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (4.84%) Decision-Making
15 25 (4.84%) Service Management
16 24 (4.64%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (26.50%) SQL
2 131 (25.34%) PowerShell
3 70 (13.54%) Bash Shell
4 68 (13.15%) Python
5 35 (6.77%) Java
6 21 (4.06%) Perl
6 21 (4.06%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 16 (3.09%) Go
9 11 (2.13%) C#
10 10 (1.93%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.74%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.74%) VBScript
12 8 (1.55%) C
13 7 (1.35%) VB
14 6 (1.16%) Korn
15 5 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.97%) Ruby
16 3 (0.58%) PHP
16 3 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 42 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (7.74%) SC Cleared
4 31 (6.00%) MCSE
5 21 (4.06%) Novell Certification
6 19 (3.68%) DV Cleared
7 18 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (2.71%) Degree
9 13 (2.51%) CCA
10 10 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (1.55%) RHCE
11 8 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.16%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.16%) MCITP
13 5 (0.97%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.97%) MCSA
14 4 (0.77%) CCIE
14 4 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.26%) QA
2 21 (4.06%) SLA
3 4 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (0.77%) HL7
3 4 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.58%) PMO
5 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) GDPR
5 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) GPG13
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 200 (38.68%) Active Directory
2 187 (36.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (23.60%) Hyper-V
4 89 (17.21%) VMware ESXi
5 77 (14.89%) vSphere
6 53 (10.25%) XenApp
7 36 (6.96%) Docker
8 31 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (5.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 23 (4.45%) XenDesktop
12 22 (4.26%) DFS Replication
13 15 (2.90%) NFS
13 15 (2.90%) XenServer
14 12 (2.32%) Firmware
14 12 (2.32%) VMware Server
15 10 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (1.55%) IAG
16 8 (1.55%) UAG
17 7 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 153 (29.59%) Microsoft Clustering
2 93 (17.99%) SCCM
3 61 (11.80%) SCOM
4 54 (10.44%) Ansible
5 48 (9.28%) Failover Clustering
6 43 (8.32%) vCenter Server
7 38 (7.35%) Puppet
8 29 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (5.22%) Galera Cluster
10 26 (5.03%) Kubernetes
11 25 (4.84%) NetBackup
12 22 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 19 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
13 19 (3.68%) WSUS
14 17 (3.29%) Terraform
15 15 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (2.90%) Nagios
16 14 (2.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 12 (2.32%) Prometheus
18 11 (2.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 241 (46.62%) VMware
2 183 (35.40%) Microsoft
3 109 (21.08%) Oracle
4 83 (16.05%) Citrix
5 77 (14.89%) HP
6 62 (11.99%) Red Hat
7 57 (11.03%) EMC
8 49 (9.48%) Cisco
9 40 (7.74%) Veritas
10 39 (7.54%) IBM
11 34 (6.58%) NetApp
12 33 (6.38%) Dell
13 32 (6.19%) McAfee
14 31 (6.00%) CommVault
15 24 (4.64%) Symantec
16 21 (4.06%) SAP
16 21 (4.06%) SolarWinds
17 19 (3.68%) Percona
17 19 (3.68%) Trend Micro
18 16 (3.09%) Siebel