Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 309 331
Rank change year-on-year -105 +22 -47
Contract jobs citing Clustering 513 773 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.80% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 2.41% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 538 439
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 17
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +38.18%
10th Percentile £19.80 £18.81 £23.45
90th Percentile £36.00 £40.25 £53.65
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +38.18%

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 31846 32126 34279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.25% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21371 21210 22183
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1105 1349
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -96 189 £450 +2.86% 24
North of England -9 138 £450 +36.36% 5
South East -38 81 £375 - 16
North West +5 62 £535 +33.75% 3
Midlands +43 59 £340 - 10
East Midlands +40 52 £350 -1.75% 4
North East +1 51 £428 +36.58%
Yorkshire +24 39 £535 +25.88% 2
East of England -30 24 £370 +5.71% 3
South West -19 21 £400 +14.29% 2
West Midlands +8 6 £250 -26.47% 5
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 229 (44.64%) Linux
2 195 (38.01%) Windows
3 158 (30.80%) VMware
4 154 (30.02%) SQL Server
5 148 (28.85%) High Availability
6 135 (26.32%) Oracle
7 133 (25.93%) SQL
8 124 (24.17%) Microsoft
9 118 (23.00%) Firewall
10 117 (22.81%) Active Directory
11 112 (21.83%) Windows Server
12 109 (21.25%) Red Hat
12 109 (21.25%) Bash Shell
13 108 (21.05%) Load Balancing
14 106 (20.66%) Unix
15 102 (19.88%) Hyper-V
16 98 (19.10%) Data Centre
16 98 (19.10%) Cisco
17 97 (18.91%) ITIL
18 96 (18.71%) Solaris
19 95 (18.52%) HP
20 94 (18.32%) SAN
20 94 (18.32%) VMware Infrastructure
21 93 (18.13%) Security Cleared
22 92 (17.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 92 (17.93%) Replication
23 89 (17.35%) Migration
24 87 (16.96%) Python
25 84 (16.37%) TCP/IP
26 79 (15.40%) DevOps

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 (14.81%) Apache
2 64 (12.48%) Tomcat
3 51 (9.94%) SharePoint
4 49 (9.55%) JBoss
5 46 (8.97%) WebLogic
6 44 (8.58%) iPlanet
6 44 (8.58%) Oracle Application Server
7 43 (8.38%) MS Exchange
8 36 (7.02%) Confluence
9 30 (5.85%) nginx
9 30 (5.85%) Skype for Business
10 24 (4.68%) IIS
11 19 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (2.92%) WebSphere
14 14 (2.73%) MQSeries
15 13 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (2.34%) OpenStack
16 12 (2.34%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (4.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.58%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.58%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.82%) Office 365
3 29 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.65%) Slack
4 14 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.36%) PaaS
6 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.17%) IaaS
7 5 (0.97%) GitHub
8 4 (0.78%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.19%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) iTunes
11 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (23.00%) Firewall
2 94 (18.32%) SAN
3 84 (16.37%) TCP/IP
4 70 (13.65%) DNS
5 52 (10.14%) DHCP
6 47 (9.16%) NAS
7 45 (8.77%) WAN
8 36 (7.02%) LAN
9 32 (6.24%) HTTP
10 30 (5.85%) LDAP
11 27 (5.26%) VoIP
12 26 (5.07%) SSL
13 20 (3.90%) iSCSI
14 17 (3.31%) BIG-IP
14 17 (3.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 15 (2.92%) Unified Communications
16 12 (2.34%) SSH
16 12 (2.34%) VLAN
17 10 (1.95%) FCoE
17 10 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (30.02%) SQL Server
2 60 (11.70%) MySQL
3 47 (9.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (6.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (6.04%) Oracle Database
7 30 (5.85%) MongoDB
8 29 (5.65%) Relational Database
8 29 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (5.46%) SQL Server 2016
10 25 (4.87%) DB2
10 25 (4.87%) RDBMS
11 24 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (3.12%) SQL Server 2014
15 13 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (1.75%) Big Data
16 9 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 53 (10.33%) Jenkins
2 51 (9.94%) Git (software)
3 33 (6.43%) JIRA
4 29 (5.65%) SonarQube
5 11 (2.14%) Maven
6 10 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.17%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.78%) Ant
8 4 (0.78%) JUnit
8 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.78%) Subversion
9 3 (0.58%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.58%) JMeter
10 2 (0.39%) Introscope
10 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.39%) NUnit
10 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 64 (12.48%) Finance
2 41 (7.99%) Banking
3 11 (2.14%) Retail
4 10 (1.95%) Automotive
5 9 (1.75%) Legal
5 9 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.97%) Law
8 5 (0.97%) Local Government
9 4 (0.78%) Front Office
9 4 (0.78%) Marketing
10 3 (0.58%) Back Office
10 3 (0.58%) French Language
10 3 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 111 (21.64%) DBA
2 80 (15.59%) Administrator
3 51 (9.94%) Linux Engineer
3 51 (9.94%) SQL DBA
4 50 (9.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 39 (7.60%) Architect
6 38 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 36 (7.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 36 (7.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 33 (6.43%) MySQL DBA
9 31 (6.04%) Unix Engineer
10 30 (5.85%) Developer
11 27 (5.26%) Support Engineer
12 25 (4.87%) Senior DevOps
12 25 (4.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 22 (4.29%) Solaris Engineer
13 22 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
14 21 (4.09%) Analyst
14 21 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
15 20 (3.90%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.77%) J2EE
2 17 (3.31%) HTML
3 16 (3.12%) Web Services
4 14 (2.73%) .NET
4 14 (2.73%) LAPP Stack
4 14 (2.73%) Middleware
5 10 (1.95%) XML
6 8 (1.56%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (1.56%) SOAP
6 8 (1.56%) Spring
6 8 (1.56%) XMPP
7 7 (1.36%) Ajax
7 7 (1.36%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.36%) jQuery
8 6 (1.17%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (1.17%) Akka
8 6 (1.17%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.17%) CSS
8 6 (1.17%) JSF
8 6 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 98 (19.10%) Data Centre
2 92 (17.93%) Replication
3 27 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.92%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.34%) HACMP
7 11 (2.14%) Derivative
7 11 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.75%) Fintech
9 7 (1.36%) Grid Computing
9 7 (1.36%) iSeries
9 7 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.36%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.17%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.97%) PKI
12 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.58%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.58%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 229 (44.64%) Linux
2 195 (38.01%) Windows
3 112 (21.83%) Windows Server
4 106 (20.66%) Unix
5 96 (18.71%) Solaris
6 92 (17.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 72 (14.04%) AIX
8 65 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (9.75%) HPUX
10 48 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 42 (8.19%) SUSE
12 39 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (5.65%) CentOS
14 16 (3.12%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.75%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.36%) Windows 10
16 7 (1.36%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.97%) zOS
18 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (28.85%) High Availability
2 108 (21.05%) Load Balancing
3 97 (18.91%) ITIL
4 89 (17.35%) Migration
5 79 (15.40%) DevOps
6 70 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (11.50%) Configuration Management
8 56 (10.92%) Mentoring
9 53 (10.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 50 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (9.16%) Performance Tuning
12 45 (8.77%) Microservices
13 37 (7.21%) Coaching
14 34 (6.63%) Change Management
15 29 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (5.65%) Project Management
15 29 (5.65%) Static Code Analysis
16 27 (5.26%) Open Source
17 25 (4.87%) PRINCE2
18 24 (4.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 133 (25.93%) SQL
2 109 (21.25%) Bash Shell
3 87 (16.96%) Python
4 63 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 60 (11.70%) Java
6 54 (10.53%) Perl
7 46 (8.97%) Shell Script
8 32 (6.24%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.31%) Korn
10 14 (2.73%) C#
10 14 (2.73%) C-shell
11 10 (1.95%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.95%) R
12 7 (1.36%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.36%) VBScript
13 6 (1.17%) Go
13 6 (1.17%) PHP
14 3 (0.58%) C++
14 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (18.13%) Security Cleared
2 67 (13.06%) SC Cleared
3 40 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (6.24%) MCSE
6 28 (5.46%) Degree
7 26 (5.07%) DV Cleared
8 21 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (3.12%) CCIE
9 16 (3.12%) CCNA
10 12 (2.34%) RHCE
11 10 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.95%) MCITP
12 9 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (1.75%) CCNP
13 8 (1.56%) MCSA
13 8 (1.56%) MySQL Certification
14 7 (1.36%) CCNP Voice
14 7 (1.36%) CCVP
14 7 (1.36%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.73%) SLA
2 10 (1.95%) QA
3 8 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.36%) AS 2805
4 7 (1.36%) ISO 8583
4 7 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.58%) PSD2
6 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) GDPR
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 117 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 102 (19.88%) Hyper-V
3 94 (18.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (8.58%) Docker
5 35 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 26 (5.07%) Samba
8 23 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
9 22 (4.29%) KVM
10 16 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (2.53%) Xen
11 13 (2.53%) XenApp
12 12 (2.34%) vSphere
13 9 (1.75%) GPFS
14 8 (1.56%) PowerHA
14 8 (1.56%) Terminal Services
15 7 (1.36%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.58%) Gluster
16 3 (0.58%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.58%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 63 (12.28%) Microsoft Clustering
2 43 (8.38%) Puppet
3 41 (7.99%) SCOM
4 38 (7.41%) SCCM
5 37 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (6.04%) Ansible
7 30 (5.85%) NetBackup
8 20 (3.90%) Galera Cluster
8 20 (3.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 18 (3.51%) Failover Clustering
10 16 (3.12%) Kubernetes
10 16 (3.12%) Netcool
11 15 (2.92%) Data Guard
11 15 (2.92%) Terraform
12 13 (2.53%) OpenView
13 11 (2.14%) WMI
14 10 (1.95%) Backup Exec
14 10 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 158 (30.80%) VMware
2 135 (26.32%) Oracle
3 124 (24.17%) Microsoft
4 109 (21.25%) Red Hat
5 98 (19.10%) Cisco
6 95 (18.52%) HP
7 73 (14.23%) Veritas
8 60 (11.70%) F5
9 58 (11.31%) Sun
10 55 (10.72%) Citrix
11 37 (7.21%) IBM
12 26 (5.07%) McAfee
13 24 (4.68%) PlateSpin
14 22 (4.29%) NetApp
15 20 (3.90%) SolarWinds
16 17 (3.31%) Dell
17 14 (2.73%) 3PAR
17 14 (2.73%) Juniper
17 14 (2.73%) Percona
17 14 (2.73%) Splunk