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 3 months to 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 259 280
Rank change year-on-year -87 +21  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 272 466 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.94% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 2.82% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 306 231
Median daily rate £389 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 21 11
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +43.58%  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14509 16515 16170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.55% 33.30% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9503 10997 10406
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 539 561
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -61 80 £475 +14.45% 24
South East -17 59 £375 -6.25% 19
North West +13 42 £488 +21.11% 4
East Midlands +6 24 £338 -12.90% 2
North East +11 19 £325 +9.06% 3
West Midlands +22 15 £350 +7.69% 9
Yorkshire +27 12 £375 - 11
South West +2 12 £405 +11.72% 2
East of England -28 6 £381 -15.27% 4
Midlands - 2 £363 - 11
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 235 (43.76%) Linux
2 232 (43.20%) Windows
3 184 (34.26%) SQL Server
4 172 (32.03%) SQL
5 154 (28.68%) Microsoft
6 148 (27.56%) Active Directory
7 143 (26.63%) VMware
8 137 (25.51%) Windows Server
9 128 (23.84%) High Availability
10 120 (22.35%) SAN
11 113 (21.04%) Unix
11 113 (21.04%) Firewall
12 105 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 100 (18.62%) Red Hat
14 99 (18.44%) Oracle
15 97 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
16 92 (17.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 92 (17.13%) ITIL
16 92 (17.13%) Finance
17 90 (16.76%) Security Cleared
18 89 (16.57%) Microsoft Clustering
19 86 (16.01%) Hyper-V
20 83 (15.46%) PowerShell
20 83 (15.46%) Python
21 79 (14.71%) Citrix
21 79 (14.71%) Cisco
22 78 (14.53%) Veritas
23 77 (14.34%) Solaris
24 76 (14.15%) Apache
24 76 (14.15%) Bash Shell

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 76 (14.15%) Apache
2 46 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 46 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 44 (8.19%) IIS
4 42 (7.82%) JBoss
5 40 (7.45%) WebLogic
6 22 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (4.10%) iPlanet
6 22 (4.10%) Oracle Application Server
6 22 (4.10%) SharePoint
7 21 (3.91%) Skype for Business
8 17 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (2.42%) WebSphere
10 11 (2.05%) nginx
11 10 (1.86%) Confluence
11 10 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.37%) SPSS
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 12 (2.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.56%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.40%) Office 365
4 10 (1.86%) IaaS
5 8 (1.49%) Slack
6 6 (1.12%) GitHub
7 5 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.74%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.74%) PaaS
9 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.37%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.37%) SaaS
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 120 (22.35%) SAN
2 113 (21.04%) Firewall
3 74 (13.78%) TCP/IP
4 65 (12.10%) DNS
5 54 (10.06%) DHCP
5 54 (10.06%) NAS
6 40 (7.45%) SSL
7 38 (7.08%) WAN
8 36 (6.70%) LDAP
9 31 (5.77%) LAN
10 22 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (3.17%) HTTP
11 17 (3.17%) IPsec
11 17 (3.17%) Network Security
12 15 (2.79%) iSCSI
13 14 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (2.23%) NetScaler
16 11 (2.05%) Internet
16 11 (2.05%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (34.26%) SQL Server
2 61 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 61 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (10.24%) MySQL
4 51 (9.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (5.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (5.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 29 (5.40%) Oracle Database
11 26 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 23 (4.28%) DB2
13 17 (3.17%) Relational Database
14 16 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (2.79%) RDBMS
16 13 (2.42%) Hadoop
16 13 (2.42%) NoSQL
17 12 (2.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (4.47%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (2.42%) JIRA
5 8 (1.49%) SonarQube
5 8 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.12%) Subversion
8 5 (0.93%) Hudson
8 5 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.74%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.56%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.56%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.56%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.37%) AccuRev
11 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.37%) Gradle
11 2 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 92 (17.13%) Finance
2 46 (8.57%) Banking
3 12 (2.23%) Investment Banking
3 12 (2.23%) Legal
4 11 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.05%) Marketing
4 11 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.86%) Law
6 8 (1.49%) Local Government
7 7 (1.30%) Retail
8 6 (1.12%) Automotive
9 5 (0.93%) French Language
9 5 (0.93%) Games
10 4 (0.74%) Advertising
10 4 (0.74%) Back Office
11 3 (0.56%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (24.21%) DBA
2 83 (15.46%) Administrator
3 80 (14.90%) SQL DBA
4 38 (7.08%) Analyst
5 37 (6.89%) Architect
5 37 (6.89%) Linux Engineer
6 36 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 33 (6.15%) MySQL DBA
8 30 (5.59%) SQL Server DBA
9 28 (5.21%) Consultant
10 27 (5.03%) Linux Administrator
11 24 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (4.28%) Support Engineer
13 21 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
13 21 (3.91%) Technical Architect
14 19 (3.54%) Unix Administrator
14 19 (3.54%) Windows Engineer
15 18 (3.35%) Senior DevOps
16 17 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 16 (2.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.84%) J2EE
2 23 (4.28%) LAPP Stack
3 21 (3.91%) .NET
3 21 (3.91%) Middleware
4 14 (2.61%) LAMP
5 10 (1.86%) 802.1X
6 9 (1.68%) Web Services
6 9 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (1.49%) HTML
8 7 (1.30%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
8 7 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (1.30%) SOAP
8 7 (1.30%) Spring
9 6 (1.12%) CSS
9 6 (1.12%) JSON
10 5 (0.93%) ADSI
10 5 (0.93%) JMS
10 5 (0.93%) WAP
10 5 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (13.04%) Replication
2 61 (11.36%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.23%) Mainframe
6 12 (2.23%) PKI
7 10 (1.86%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.86%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.86%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.30%) Derivative
8 7 (1.30%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.12%) Grid Computing
9 6 (1.12%) HACMP
9 6 (1.12%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.12%) Tandem
10 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.93%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.74%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 235 (43.76%) Linux
2 232 (43.20%) Windows
3 137 (25.51%) Windows Server
4 113 (21.04%) Unix
5 97 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (17.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (14.34%) Solaris
8 72 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (9.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (7.82%) AIX
11 29 (5.40%) CentOS
12 27 (5.03%) HPUX
13 23 (4.28%) SUSE
14 11 (2.05%) zOS
15 10 (1.86%) Windows Vista
16 8 (1.49%) Windows XP
17 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
19 3 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (23.84%) High Availability
2 92 (17.13%) ITIL
3 72 (13.41%) DevOps
4 70 (13.04%) Migration
5 59 (10.99%) Load Balancing
6 58 (10.80%) Performance Tuning
7 57 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 56 (10.43%) Configuration Management
9 46 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (6.70%) Server Building
11 34 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (6.33%) Change Management
12 30 (5.59%) Change Control
12 30 (5.59%) Software Engineering
13 29 (5.40%) Microservices
14 27 (5.03%) Project Management
15 26 (4.84%) Problem Management
16 25 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
18 19 (3.54%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 172 (32.03%) SQL
2 83 (15.46%) PowerShell
2 83 (15.46%) Python
3 76 (14.15%) Bash Shell
4 55 (10.24%) Java
5 54 (10.06%) Perl
6 45 (8.38%) Ruby
7 41 (7.64%) Shell Script
8 35 (6.52%) T-SQL
9 22 (4.10%) C#
10 19 (3.54%) Korn
11 13 (2.42%) VB
12 11 (2.05%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.49%) C
13 8 (1.49%) JavaScript
13 8 (1.49%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.30%) JCL
15 5 (0.93%) PHP
16 4 (0.74%) Scala
17 3 (0.56%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 90 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 53 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (6.15%) MCSE
6 26 (4.84%) DV Cleared
7 24 (4.47%) MCITP
8 22 (4.10%) CCNA
8 22 (4.10%) Degree
9 17 (3.17%) CCNP
9 17 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (2.42%) RHCE
11 10 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.86%) MCDBA
12 9 (1.68%) MCP
13 8 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.30%) MCTS
14 7 (1.30%) MySQL Certification
15 6 (1.12%) MCSA
16 5 (0.93%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.23%) SLA
2 11 (2.05%) QA
3 8 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.12%) PMO
5 4 (0.74%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 15022
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 148 (27.56%) Active Directory
2 105 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (16.01%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (4.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 23 (4.28%) vSphere
6 22 (4.10%) Oracle RAC
6 22 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (3.72%) XenApp
8 16 (2.98%) Docker
9 15 (2.79%) GPFS
9 15 (2.79%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.23%) KVM
11 10 (1.86%) GFS2
11 10 (1.86%) OCFS2
11 10 (1.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (1.68%) Veritas File System
13 7 (1.30%) Samba
14 6 (1.12%) NFS
14 6 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 89 (16.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 52 (9.68%) SCCM
3 47 (8.75%) Puppet
4 40 (7.45%) Failover Clustering
4 40 (7.45%) SCOM
5 32 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (5.77%) Ansible
7 25 (4.66%) NetBackup
8 24 (4.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 20 (3.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (3.54%) Netcool
11 17 (3.17%) Salt
11 17 (3.17%) WSUS
12 16 (2.98%) Red Hat Satellite
13 15 (2.79%) Galera Cluster
14 12 (2.23%) PowerCLI
14 12 (2.23%) Tivoli
15 11 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 10 (1.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 154 (28.68%) Microsoft
2 143 (26.63%) VMware
3 100 (18.62%) Red Hat
4 99 (18.44%) Oracle
5 79 (14.71%) Cisco
5 79 (14.71%) Citrix
6 78 (14.53%) Veritas
7 68 (12.66%) HP
8 35 (6.52%) Sun
9 32 (5.96%) Symantec
10 28 (5.21%) F5
11 25 (4.66%) EMC
12 18 (3.35%) IBM
12 18 (3.35%) NetApp
13 13 (2.42%) Percona
14 12 (2.23%) PlateSpin
15 11 (2.05%) McAfee
16 10 (1.86%) Dell
16 10 (1.86%) SolarWinds
16 10 (1.86%) StorageTek
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