Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 436 419 315
Rank change year-on-year -17 -104 +20
Contract jobs citing Clustering 479 513 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.55% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 1.57% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 372 538
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £276 £300 £275
90th Percentile £586 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £405 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -1.22% +9.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 20
England median hourly rate £42.27 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.88% +7.14% -26.32%
10th Percentile £25.22 £19.80 £18.81
90th Percentile £46.97 £36.00 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +40.88% +7.14% -26.32%

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 32,759 32,612 33,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.44% 34.67% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,886 21,809 21,754
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £253
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 969 1,139
England median hourly rate £21.09 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.72
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.05 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.91% +1.05% +5.10%

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 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +2 187 £475 +5.56% 39
South East +4 104 £388 +3.33% 31
North of England -71 86 £381 -15.28% 29
Yorkshire -3 49 £383 -28.50% 8
East of England +19 40 £450 +21.62% 5
Midlands -26 34 £350 +2.94% 10
South West -16 27 £344 -14.06% 10
North West -48 25 £375 -29.91% 18
East Midlands -22 21 £375 +7.14% 4
West Midlands -10 13 £325 +30.00% 6
North East -42 12 £400 -6.43% 3
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 240 (50.10%) Windows
2 215 (44.89%) VMware
3 178 (37.16%) Windows Server
4 176 (36.74%) SQL Server
5 166 (34.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 164 (34.24%) Linux
7 157 (32.78%) Active Directory
8 156 (32.57%) Microsoft
9 135 (28.18%) SQL
10 128 (26.72%) Microsoft Clustering
11 122 (25.47%) Oracle
12 110 (22.96%) PowerShell
13 97 (20.25%) SAN
14 96 (20.04%) Hyper-V
15 92 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 86 (17.95%) Migration
17 83 (17.33%) SCCM
18 81 (16.91%) ITIL
19 78 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
20 74 (15.45%) Data Centre
21 73 (15.24%) Middleware
22 70 (14.61%) MS Exchange
22 70 (14.61%) High Availability
22 70 (14.61%) vSphere
23 68 (14.20%) HP
24 67 (13.99%) VMware ESXi
25 66 (13.78%) Disaster Recovery
26 63 (13.15%) Citrix
26 63 (13.15%) DNS
26 63 (13.15%) Security Cleared

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 70 (14.61%) MS Exchange
2 44 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (8.14%) IIS
4 29 (6.05%) WebSphere
5 24 (5.01%) Apache
6 20 (4.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 19 (3.97%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.55%) Skype for Business
9 14 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (2.92%) Tomcat
10 13 (2.71%) OpenStack
11 12 (2.51%) JBoss
11 12 (2.51%) Oracle Service Bus
12 11 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (2.30%) WebLogic
13 10 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (1.67%) NetWeaver
15 6 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) HipChat
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Siebel CRM
2 11 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (2.30%) Oracle Utilities
3 4 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (10.65%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (6.26%) Office 365
4 22 (4.59%) IaaS
5 12 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (2.30%) PaaS
7 8 (1.67%) Yammer
8 7 (1.46%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.46%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.46%) SaaS
9 6 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.63%) Slack
13 1 (0.21%) GitHub
13 1 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 97 (20.25%) SAN
2 63 (13.15%) DNS
3 48 (10.02%) DHCP
4 46 (9.60%) Firewall
5 34 (7.10%) SSL
6 31 (6.47%) TCP/IP
6 31 (6.47%) WAN
7 29 (6.05%) NAS
8 28 (5.85%) LAN
9 26 (5.43%) VLAN
10 18 (3.76%) Fibre Channel
11 16 (3.34%) iSCSI
12 15 (3.13%) FCoE
12 15 (3.13%) Skype
13 14 (2.92%) HTTP
13 14 (2.92%) SSH
14 11 (2.30%) NetScaler
15 9 (1.88%) SNMP
16 8 (1.67%) Kerberos
16 8 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (36.74%) SQL Server
2 58 (12.11%) Oracle Database
3 38 (7.93%) MySQL
4 34 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (5.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (5.01%) Oracle Database 12c
9 22 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (4.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (4.18%) Relational Database
11 19 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (3.13%) MongoDB
13 15 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (2.51%) Oracle ODI
16 11 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (6.05%) Git (software)
2 28 (5.85%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.55%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (2.51%) Subversion
5 9 (1.88%) GitLab
5 9 (1.88%) Gradle
5 9 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.67%) JIRA
6 8 (1.67%) Maven
7 7 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.25%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.25%) JUnit
8 6 (1.25%) Selenium
8 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.04%) AccuRev
9 5 (1.04%) Ant
9 5 (1.04%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.04%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (10.23%) Finance
2 24 (5.01%) Banking
3 11 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.67%) Marketing
5 6 (1.25%) Law
6 5 (1.04%) Legal
7 4 (0.84%) Advertising
8 3 (0.63%) Retail
9 2 (0.42%) Back Office
9 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (18.58%) DBA
2 67 (13.99%) Administrator
3 44 (9.19%) SQL DBA
4 41 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 39 (8.14%) Analyst
6 31 (6.47%) Server Engineer
7 29 (6.05%) Architect
7 29 (6.05%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (5.64%) Developer
8 27 (5.64%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (5.01%) SQL Server DBA
10 21 (4.38%) Oracle DBA
11 19 (3.97%) Windows Administrator
11 19 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
12 18 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (3.76%) Consultant
12 18 (3.76%) VMware Engineer
12 18 (3.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 13 (2.71%) Storage Engineer
14 12 (2.51%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (15.24%) Middleware
2 27 (5.64%) .NET
3 23 (4.80%) Web Services
4 19 (3.97%) LDAP
4 19 (3.97%) SOAP
5 18 (3.76%) REST
5 18 (3.76%) XML
6 17 (3.55%) J2EE
7 15 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
8 14 (2.92%) SAML
9 13 (2.71%) SAP Basis
10 12 (2.51%) HTML
10 12 (2.51%) JMS
10 12 (2.51%) JSON
11 10 (2.09%) jQuery
12 9 (1.88%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.88%) CSS
12 9 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (1.88%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 74 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 49 (10.23%) Replication
3 40 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.55%) Fat Client
4 17 (3.55%) Thin Client
5 15 (3.13%) CLARiiON
5 15 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.71%) PKI
7 10 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.04%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (1.04%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.04%) NHS
11 5 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.84%) CESG
12 4 (0.84%) Device Driver
12 4 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 240 (50.10%) Windows
2 178 (37.16%) Windows Server
3 164 (34.24%) Linux
4 92 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (12.53%) Unix
7 46 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (9.60%) Solaris
8 43 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (6.89%) AIX
10 17 (3.55%) SUSE
11 13 (2.71%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.46%) CentOS
13 6 (1.25%) HPUX
13 6 (1.25%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.84%) VMS
14 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (17.95%) Migration
2 81 (16.91%) ITIL
3 70 (14.61%) High Availability
4 66 (13.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (12.53%) DevOps
5 60 (12.53%) Performance Tuning
6 59 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (10.65%) Capacity Planning
8 50 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (10.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 43 (8.98%) Server Management
11 36 (7.52%) Network Load Balancing
12 32 (6.68%) Load Balancing
13 25 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (5.22%) Microservices
13 25 (5.22%) Server Building
13 25 (5.22%) Virtual Environments
14 24 (5.01%) Storage Management
15 23 (4.80%) Patch Management
15 23 (4.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 135 (28.18%) SQL
2 110 (22.96%) PowerShell
3 60 (12.53%) Java
4 55 (11.48%) Bash Shell
4 55 (11.48%) Python
5 30 (6.26%) Shell Script
6 18 (3.76%) Go
7 14 (2.92%) C#
7 14 (2.92%) Perl
7 14 (2.92%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 12 (2.51%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.67%) C
10 7 (1.46%) Korn
10 7 (1.46%) VB
11 5 (1.04%) Scala
12 4 (0.84%) Ruby
12 4 (0.84%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.63%) Groovy
13 3 (0.63%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 63 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (7.31%) SC Cleared
4 29 (6.05%) DV Cleared
5 28 (5.85%) MCSE
6 17 (3.55%) CCA
6 17 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
7 15 (3.13%) Novell Certification
8 14 (2.92%) Degree
9 13 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (2.09%) VCP5
13 9 (1.88%) MCTS
14 8 (1.67%) VCAP
15 7 (1.46%) VCP4
16 6 (1.25%) DBS Check
16 6 (1.25%) RHCE
17 4 (0.84%) CCNP
17 4 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.34%) QA
2 7 (1.46%) SLA
3 4 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (0.84%) HL7
3 4 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.42%) GDPR
4 2 (0.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) GPG13
System Software
1 166 (34.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (32.78%) Active Directory
3 96 (20.04%) Hyper-V
4 70 (14.61%) vSphere
5 67 (13.99%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (9.19%) XenApp
7 34 (7.10%) Docker
8 33 (6.89%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (5.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 21 (4.38%) XenDesktop
11 19 (3.97%) DFS Replication
12 18 (3.76%) NFS
13 17 (3.55%) Xen
13 17 (3.55%) XenServer
14 16 (3.34%) Oracle RAC
15 15 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (2.51%) VMware Server
17 10 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (1.88%) Firmware
19 8 (1.67%) IAG
Systems Management
1 128 (26.72%) Microsoft Clustering
2 83 (17.33%) SCCM
3 52 (10.86%) Ansible
4 49 (10.23%) SCOM
5 46 (9.60%) vCenter Server
6 43 (8.98%) Failover Clustering
7 27 (5.64%) Puppet
8 24 (5.01%) Kubernetes
9 21 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (4.18%) NetBackup
11 16 (3.34%) Docker Swarm
11 16 (3.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 15 (3.13%) SCVMM
12 15 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
13 14 (2.92%) Data Guard
13 14 (2.92%) Mesos
13 14 (2.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 14 (2.92%) Oracle RMAN
13 14 (2.92%) WSUS
14 13 (2.71%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 215 (44.89%) VMware
2 156 (32.57%) Microsoft
3 122 (25.47%) Oracle
4 68 (14.20%) HP
5 63 (13.15%) Citrix
6 44 (9.19%) Cisco
7 43 (8.98%) EMC
8 41 (8.56%) Red Hat
9 34 (7.10%) Veritas
10 33 (6.89%) SAP
11 29 (6.05%) IBM
12 26 (5.43%) Dell
12 26 (5.43%) NetApp
13 21 (4.38%) McAfee
14 20 (4.18%) CommVault
15 18 (3.76%) Splunk
16 16 (3.34%) Symantec
17 15 (3.13%) SolarWinds
18 13 (2.71%) Trend Micro
19 12 (2.51%) Siebel