Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 477 425
Rank change year-on-year +19 -52 -58
Contract jobs citing Clustering 247 417 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 1.43% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 267 359
England median daily rate £433 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £321 £316 £300
90th Percentile £611 £574 £638
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
England median hourly rate £36.50 £44.38 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.76% +38.70% +28.00%
10th Percentile £20.55 £39.48 £27.50
90th Percentile £53.65 £47.51 £47.12
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £44.38 £32.00
% change year-on-year +0.83% +38.70% +11.30%

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 19,591 29,060 30,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.80% 32.24% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,490 19,110 20,578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.77%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £663
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 855 928 937
England median hourly rate £22.88 £20.88 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.58% -2.91% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.57
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.70 £20.44 £21.50
% change year-on-year +15.95% -4.93% +8.31%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +7 66 £475 -5.00% 22
South East +43 65 £425 +9.68% 30
North of England +42 61 £400 - 23
North West +49 33 £375 - 13
East of England +35 19 £438 -1.41% 9
South West +23 18 £488 +0.93% 9
Midlands +58 16 £425 +3.03% 14
Yorkshire +32 16 £440 +3.53% 6
West Midlands +57 13 £425 +3.03% 12
North East +20 12 £375 -6.25% 4
East Midlands +33 3 £425 -15.00% 2
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 122 (49.39%) Windows
2 91 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 88 (35.63%) Active Directory
4 86 (34.82%) SQL Server
5 84 (34.01%) Azure
6 83 (33.60%) SQL
7 79 (31.98%) Linux
8 75 (30.36%) Windows Server
9 62 (25.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 62 (25.10%) Hyper-V
10 60 (24.29%) VMware
11 58 (23.48%) Migration
12 51 (20.65%) Oracle
12 51 (20.65%) High Availability
13 50 (20.24%) SCCM
14 48 (19.43%) PowerShell
15 47 (19.03%) AWS
16 46 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 45 (18.22%) Virtual Machines
18 44 (17.81%) DevOps
18 44 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 41 (16.60%) DNS
20 40 (16.19%) ITIL
20 40 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
21 39 (15.79%) Security Cleared
21 39 (15.79%) Replication
22 38 (15.38%) Python
22 38 (15.38%) DHCP
23 37 (14.98%) Performance Tuning
24 36 (14.57%) Office 365

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 23 (9.31%) SharePoint
2 20 (8.10%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.86%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.45%) Apache
6 9 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.64%) IIS
7 8 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.83%) nginx
9 5 (2.02%) Apache Spark
9 5 (2.02%) NetWeaver
9 5 (2.02%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.81%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.81%) Jetty
10 2 (0.81%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) NetSuite
1 3 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 84 (34.01%) Azure
2 47 (19.03%) AWS
3 36 (14.57%) Office 365
4 24 (9.72%) IaaS
5 20 (8.10%) PaaS
6 14 (5.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (5.67%) GCP
7 5 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.62%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.21%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.21%) Serverless
9 3 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.81%) GitHub
10 2 (0.81%) NuGet
10 2 (0.81%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (16.60%) DNS
2 38 (15.38%) DHCP
3 35 (14.17%) SAN
4 30 (12.15%) Firewall
5 18 (7.29%) VPN
6 14 (5.67%) iSCSI
7 12 (4.86%) SSL
7 12 (4.86%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.64%) VLAN
8 9 (3.64%) WAN
9 8 (3.24%) NAS
9 8 (3.24%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.83%) LAN
10 7 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.02%) Asterisk PBX
11 5 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.02%) MPLS
12 4 (1.62%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.62%) VoIP
13 3 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (34.82%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.72%) Oracle Database
3 21 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (8.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (6.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (5.67%) Big Data
6 14 (5.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 13 (5.26%) MySQL
7 13 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 13 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (4.05%) NoSQL
8 10 (4.05%) RDBMS
8 10 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.24%) SAP BW
10 7 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.43%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.24%) GitLab
4 4 (1.62%) JIRA
4 4 (1.62%) Maven
4 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.21%) Subversion
5 3 (1.21%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.81%) MSI
6 2 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.81%) WiX
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.40%) git-flow
7 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) Toad
7 1 (0.40%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (8.91%) Finance
2 7 (2.83%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.02%) Banking
4 4 (1.62%) German Language
4 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.62%) Marketing
5 3 (1.21%) French Language
5 3 (1.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.81%) Games
6 2 (0.81%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.81%) Law
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Local Government
7 1 (0.40%) Police
Job Titles
1 32 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (12.15%) DBA
3 27 (10.93%) Consultant
4 22 (8.91%) Architect
5 21 (8.50%) Administrator
5 21 (8.50%) SQL DBA
6 13 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 13 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (4.86%) Data Scientist
7 12 (4.86%) Developer
7 12 (4.86%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.05%) Oracle DBA
9 10 (4.05%) VMware Engineer
10 9 (3.64%) VMware Consultant
11 8 (3.24%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (3.24%) SAP Basis Consultant
11 8 (3.24%) SAP Consultant
11 8 (3.24%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.67%) .NET
2 13 (5.26%) scikit-learn
3 9 (3.64%) Kafka
3 9 (3.64%) SAP Basis
4 8 (3.24%) Natural Language Processing
4 8 (3.24%) Pandas
4 8 (3.24%) Web Services
5 7 (2.83%) LDAP
5 7 (2.83%) Node.js
5 7 (2.83%) NumPy
5 7 (2.83%) REST
5 7 (2.83%) SciPy
6 6 (2.43%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.02%) OpenNLP
7 5 (2.02%) SAP PI
8 4 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (1.62%) Middleware
9 3 (1.21%) Flash
9 3 (1.21%) ODBC
10 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.79%) Replication
2 31 (12.55%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.86%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.86%) User Experience
4 11 (4.45%) Algorithms
4 11 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.83%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.83%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.83%) PKI
6 5 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.62%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.62%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.21%) HACMP
8 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.21%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (0.81%) Biotechnology
9 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.81%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 122 (49.39%) Windows
2 79 (31.98%) Linux
3 75 (30.36%) Windows Server
4 40 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (6.88%) Solaris
6 17 (6.88%) Unix
7 16 (6.48%) AIX
7 16 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (6.07%) SUSE
8 15 (6.07%) Windows 10
9 9 (3.64%) VMS
10 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.43%) CentOS
12 5 (2.02%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.81%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.48%) Migration
2 51 (20.65%) High Availability
3 46 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 44 (17.81%) DevOps
5 40 (16.19%) ITIL
6 37 (14.98%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (8.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (7.29%) Project Delivery
11 17 (6.88%) Data Protection
12 16 (6.48%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (6.07%) Data Science
13 15 (6.07%) Load Balancing
13 15 (6.07%) Machine Learning
14 14 (5.67%) Server Management
15 12 (4.86%) Configuration Management
15 12 (4.86%) Software Engineering
15 12 (4.86%) Task Automation
16 11 (4.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 83 (33.60%) SQL
2 48 (19.43%) PowerShell
3 38 (15.38%) Python
4 31 (12.55%) Java
5 16 (6.48%) C#
6 14 (5.67%) Bash Shell
7 11 (4.45%) PHP
8 10 (4.05%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.83%) C
9 7 (2.83%) Perl
9 7 (2.83%) Ruby
9 7 (2.83%) Scala
9 7 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.43%) R
11 5 (2.02%) VBScript
12 4 (1.62%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.62%) VBA
13 3 (1.21%) Go
14 2 (0.81%) Korn
Qualifications
1 39 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.48%) DV Cleared
4 14 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.64%) Degree
6 6 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.02%) CCNA
7 5 (2.02%) MCSE
8 4 (1.62%) MCTS
9 3 (1.21%) CCA
9 3 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.21%) PhD
9 3 (1.21%) VCAP
9 3 (1.21%) VCP4
9 3 (1.21%) VCP5
10 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.81%) MCSA
11 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.45%) SLA
2 6 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.62%) NCSC
3 4 (1.62%) QA
4 2 (0.81%) COBIT
4 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) NIST
5 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 62 (25.10%) Hyper-V
3 45 (18.22%) Virtual Machines
4 44 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (8.10%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (7.29%) DFS Replication
7 17 (6.88%) vSphere
8 12 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (4.05%) Docker
9 10 (4.05%) XenApp
10 9 (3.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 9 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (2.83%) XenDesktop
12 6 (2.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (2.43%) Corosync
13 5 (2.02%) DRBD
13 5 (2.02%) FreeRADIUS
13 5 (2.02%) Postfix
14 4 (1.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (25.10%) Microsoft Clustering
2 50 (20.24%) SCCM
3 25 (10.12%) SCOM
4 23 (9.31%) Ansible
4 23 (9.31%) Failover Clustering
5 20 (8.10%) SCVMM
6 18 (7.29%) WSUS
7 15 (6.07%) Data Guard
7 15 (6.07%) Puppet
8 14 (5.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (5.26%) vCenter Server
10 12 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (4.05%) SCDPM
11 10 (4.05%) SCSM
12 9 (3.64%) vRealize
13 8 (3.24%) Grafana
13 8 (3.24%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (3.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 91 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 60 (24.29%) VMware
3 51 (20.65%) Oracle
4 35 (14.17%) Cisco
5 23 (9.31%) Citrix
6 19 (7.69%) Dell
7 17 (6.88%) Red Hat
8 16 (6.48%) HP
9 10 (4.05%) ArcSight
10 9 (3.64%) SAP
11 8 (3.24%) IBM
11 8 (3.24%) Sun
12 7 (2.83%) Google
12 7 (2.83%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.83%) Veritas
13 6 (2.43%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.43%) Splunk
13 6 (2.43%) Symantec
14 5 (2.02%) F5
14 5 (2.02%) NetApp