Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 409 435 437
Rank change year-on-year +26 +2 -113
Contract jobs citing Clustering 412 473 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 1.54% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 296 362
England median daily rate £450 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% +2.81% -
10th Percentile £320 £275 £300
90th Percentile £589 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £434 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.44% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
England median hourly rate £42.11 £42.38 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +41.28% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21.45 £25.31 £19.80
90th Percentile £46.99 £56.25 £36.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +41.28% +7.14%

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 24,084 30,680 31,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.44% 32.63% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,472 20,317 20,594
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 945 916
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -
10th Percentile £11.76 £12.24 £11.22
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.82% +0.61% -

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 -3 113 £488 +8.33% 27
South East +45 108 £425 +9.68% 25
North of England +37 85 £419 +9.84% 29
South West +28 55 £500 +45.45% 3
North West +38 37 £400 +6.67% 18
Yorkshire +4 30 £440 +17.33% 6
East of England +20 24 £400 -13.51% 13
North East +24 18 £466 +16.56% 5
Midlands +23 17 £450 +28.57% 10
West Midlands +37 12 £415 +19.42% 7
East Midlands 0 5 £450 +28.57% 3
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 217 (52.67%) Windows
2 169 (41.02%) Linux
3 153 (37.14%) Active Directory
4 148 (35.92%) Microsoft
5 143 (34.71%) Windows Server
6 126 (30.58%) VMware
7 124 (30.10%) SQL Server
8 121 (29.37%) SQL
9 104 (25.24%) PowerShell
10 100 (24.27%) Azure
11 97 (23.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 96 (23.30%) Hyper-V
13 91 (22.09%) Oracle
13 91 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
14 86 (20.87%) Microsoft Clustering
15 82 (19.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 82 (19.90%) Security Cleared
16 81 (19.66%) Migration
17 77 (18.69%) Data Centre
18 75 (18.20%) SAN
19 74 (17.96%) SCCM
20 71 (17.23%) AWS
21 69 (16.75%) Replication
22 68 (16.50%) High Availability
23 67 (16.26%) HP
23 67 (16.26%) ITIL
24 66 (16.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 65 (15.78%) DevOps
26 63 (15.29%) Python
27 62 (15.05%) Unix

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 45 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 30 (7.28%) SharePoint
3 27 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (5.58%) WebSphere
5 21 (5.10%) IIS
6 19 (4.61%) Apache
7 18 (4.37%) nginx
8 16 (3.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (3.64%) WebLogic
10 13 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (3.16%) IBM HTTP Server
11 12 (2.91%) Skype for Business
12 8 (1.94%) JBoss
12 8 (1.94%) Tomcat
13 5 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.21%) NetWeaver
13 5 (1.21%) SAP Portal
14 4 (0.97%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
16 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 100 (24.27%) Azure
2 71 (17.23%) AWS
3 52 (12.62%) Office 365
4 27 (6.55%) GCP
5 24 (5.83%) IaaS
6 17 (4.13%) PaaS
7 13 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
7 13 (3.16%) Amazon S3
7 13 (3.16%) Route 53
7 13 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.70%) GitHub
10 4 (0.97%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.73%) SaaS
11 3 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 75 (18.20%) SAN
2 62 (15.05%) DNS
3 52 (12.62%) Firewall
4 50 (12.14%) DHCP
5 32 (7.77%) WAN
6 31 (7.52%) NAS
7 30 (7.28%) LAN
8 26 (6.31%) TCP/IP
9 25 (6.07%) VPN
10 24 (5.83%) iSCSI
11 16 (3.88%) HTTP
12 13 (3.16%) SSL
13 11 (2.67%) Internet
14 9 (2.18%) DMZ
15 8 (1.94%) VLAN
15 8 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.94%) Wireless
16 7 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.70%) MPLS
16 7 (1.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 60 (14.56%) Oracle Database
3 43 (10.44%) MySQL
4 36 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (8.25%) Big Data
5 34 (8.25%) MongoDB
6 24 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 21 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (4.61%) RDBMS
8 19 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (2.67%) SQL Server 2017
15 10 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (6.31%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.07%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.16%) SonarQube
4 10 (2.43%) IBM UrbanCode
5 9 (2.18%) JIRA
6 8 (1.94%) GitLab
7 4 (0.97%) Subversion
8 3 (0.73%) MSI
8 3 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.73%) WiX
9 2 (0.49%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.49%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.24%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.24%) Maven
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 42 (10.19%) Finance
2 11 (2.67%) Banking
3 9 (2.18%) Back Office
3 9 (2.18%) Marketing
4 8 (1.94%) Retail
5 7 (1.70%) Automotive
6 6 (1.46%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.21%) Publishing
8 3 (0.73%) French Language
8 3 (0.73%) German Language
8 3 (0.73%) Law
8 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.49%) Games
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (19.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (15.78%) DBA
3 55 (13.35%) Administrator
4 35 (8.50%) SQL DBA
5 31 (7.52%) Architect
6 30 (7.28%) Consultant
7 28 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (6.07%) Oracle DBA
9 20 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (4.37%) Data Scientist
10 18 (4.37%) VMware Engineer
11 16 (3.88%) SQL Server DBA
11 16 (3.88%) Support Engineer
12 15 (3.64%) Senior DBA
12 15 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (3.16%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (2.91%) Analyst
14 12 (2.91%) Azure Engineer
14 12 (2.91%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.58%) Middleware
2 17 (4.13%) REST
2 17 (4.13%) scikit-learn
3 14 (3.40%) .NET
3 14 (3.40%) Web Services
4 11 (2.67%) NumPy
4 11 (2.67%) Pandas
4 11 (2.67%) SciPy
5 9 (2.18%) SAP Basis
6 8 (1.94%) J2EE
6 8 (1.94%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (1.94%) Natural Language Processing
7 6 (1.46%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.46%) RESTful
8 5 (1.21%) Kafka
8 5 (1.21%) LDAP
8 5 (1.21%) OpenNLP
8 5 (1.21%) SAP PI
8 5 (1.21%) Swagger
9 4 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 77 (18.69%) Data Centre
2 69 (16.75%) Replication
3 32 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.13%) Algorithms
5 15 (3.64%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.64%) User Experience
6 8 (1.94%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.70%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.70%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.46%) EMC VMAX
8 6 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.21%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.21%) NHS
9 5 (1.21%) PKI
10 4 (0.97%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.73%) HACMP
11 3 (0.73%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 217 (52.67%) Windows
2 169 (41.02%) Linux
3 143 (34.71%) Windows Server
4 91 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (16.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (15.05%) Unix
7 45 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (5.34%) CentOS
10 20 (4.85%) Solaris
11 18 (4.37%) AIX
12 17 (4.13%) SUSE
12 17 (4.13%) Windows 10
13 11 (2.67%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.21%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.97%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (23.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 81 (19.66%) Migration
3 68 (16.50%) High Availability
4 67 (16.26%) ITIL
5 65 (15.78%) DevOps
6 53 (12.86%) Performance Tuning
7 46 (11.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 44 (10.68%) Load Balancing
9 42 (10.19%) Task Automation
10 39 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (8.74%) Configuration Management
13 29 (7.04%) Analytics
14 28 (6.80%) Data Protection
15 24 (5.83%) Change Management
16 23 (5.58%) Performance Monitoring
17 21 (5.10%) Capacity Management
17 21 (5.10%) Deployment Automation
18 20 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (4.85%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 121 (29.37%) SQL
2 104 (25.24%) PowerShell
3 63 (15.29%) Python
4 52 (12.62%) Shell Script
5 49 (11.89%) Java
6 33 (8.01%) Bash Shell
7 16 (3.88%) Perl
8 15 (3.64%) C#
9 13 (3.16%) Jython
10 12 (2.91%) PHP
11 10 (2.43%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.18%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.18%) Ruby
13 7 (1.70%) C
13 7 (1.70%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.46%) R
14 6 (1.46%) Scala
15 5 (1.21%) VBScript
16 4 (0.97%) Go
16 4 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.68%) DV Cleared
3 28 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.10%) Degree
5 18 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.91%) CCNA
6 12 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.43%) MCSE
9 7 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.70%) MCP
10 5 (1.21%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.73%) CCA
12 3 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.73%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.73%) PhD
12 3 (0.73%) VCAP
12 3 (0.73%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.88%) SLA
2 10 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.70%) QA
4 5 (1.21%) GDPR
5 3 (0.73%) NCSC
5 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 153 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 96 (23.30%) Hyper-V
3 82 (19.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (12.62%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (8.98%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (8.74%) vSphere
7 32 (7.77%) Oracle RAC
8 22 (5.34%) Docker
9 20 (4.85%) DFS Replication
10 15 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (3.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (3.16%) XenApp
13 7 (1.70%) NFS
13 7 (1.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (1.70%) XenDesktop
14 6 (1.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (1.46%) Corosync
14 6 (1.46%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.46%) vCloud
15 5 (1.21%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 86 (20.87%) Microsoft Clustering
2 74 (17.96%) SCCM
3 43 (10.44%) SCOM
4 37 (8.98%) Ansible
5 35 (8.50%) Failover Clustering
5 35 (8.50%) Puppet
6 33 (8.01%) vCenter Server
7 28 (6.80%) WSUS
8 26 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (5.83%) SCVMM
10 20 (4.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 20 (4.85%) Terraform
11 17 (4.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 17 (4.13%) Kubernetes
12 16 (3.88%) Data Guard
13 15 (3.64%) SCDPM
14 14 (3.40%) SCSM
15 12 (2.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 11 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (2.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 148 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 126 (30.58%) VMware
3 91 (22.09%) Oracle
4 67 (16.26%) HP
5 46 (11.17%) Cisco
6 39 (9.47%) Citrix
7 30 (7.28%) Red Hat
8 22 (5.34%) IBM
8 22 (5.34%) NetApp
9 20 (4.85%) Dell
9 20 (4.85%) Symantec
10 17 (4.13%) Sybase
10 17 (4.13%) Veritas
11 15 (3.64%) EMC
11 15 (3.64%) Google
12 13 (3.16%) F5
13 11 (2.67%) 3PAR
13 11 (2.67%) CheckPoint
13 11 (2.67%) McAfee
14 10 (2.43%) SolarWinds