Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 367 295
Rank change year-on-year -57 -72 -12
Contract jobs citing Clustering 490 536 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.58% 1.86% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 372 564
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £263 £295 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 19
England median hourly rate £43.92 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.66% -10.71% +22.65%
10th Percentile £26.66 £25.00 £18.81
90th Percentile £56.25 £25.00 £43.50
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +75.66% -10.71% +22.65%

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 30,987 28,876 33,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.00% 34.40% 33.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,416 18,824 22,054
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £666 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £455 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 971 1,013 1,100
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.28% +18.56%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -54 179 £475 +5.56% 34
South East -3 137 £463 +23.33% 16
North of England -52 71 £413 +10.00% 18
Midlands -6 54 £353 +5.62% 17
East of England +7 40 £350 -13.58% 6
East Midlands 0 36 £360 +9.09% 10
North West -47 33 £400 +6.67% 10
Yorkshire -5 28 £419 +11.67% 7
West Midlands -14 20 £263 -24.93% 7
South West -2 12 £263 -34.38% 10
North East -4 10 £413 +30.33% 1
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 226 (46.12%) Windows
2 185 (37.76%) Linux
3 165 (33.67%) Active Directory
4 160 (32.65%) Microsoft
5 158 (32.24%) VMware
6 156 (31.84%) SQL Server
7 134 (27.35%) Windows Server
8 125 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 119 (24.29%) SQL
10 118 (24.08%) PowerShell
11 106 (21.63%) High Availability
12 100 (20.41%) Oracle
13 98 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
14 95 (19.39%) Hyper-V
15 91 (18.57%) DNS
15 91 (18.57%) SAN
16 85 (17.35%) Replication
17 82 (16.73%) Citrix
17 82 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
18 80 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 76 (15.51%) Python
20 72 (14.69%) ITIL
20 72 (14.69%) Oracle Database
21 71 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
21 71 (14.49%) Data Centre
21 71 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
22 70 (14.29%) SCCM
23 69 (14.08%) Finance
23 69 (14.08%) Unix
24 67 (13.67%) Red Hat

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 51 (10.41%) MS Exchange
2 49 (10.00%) IIS
3 33 (6.73%) SharePoint
4 32 (6.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 31 (6.33%) Skype for Business
6 28 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
7 23 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (3.67%) Confluence
9 15 (3.06%) Apache
10 14 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (2.45%) nginx
12 9 (1.84%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.84%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.43%) Apache Spark
13 7 (1.43%) JBoss
13 7 (1.43%) Mule
14 6 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (1.22%) WebSphere
15 5 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 29 (5.92%) Oracle Applications
2 28 (5.71%) Siebel CRM
3 23 (4.69%) Oracle Utilities
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 71 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (11.63%) Office 365
3 51 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (5.10%) IaaS
5 17 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.86%) OpenShift
6 14 (2.86%) PaaS
7 11 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (2.04%) SaaS
8 10 (2.04%) Slack
9 9 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.84%) Serverless
10 8 (1.63%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.63%) Yammer
11 7 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (1.43%) npm
12 5 (1.02%) GitHub
12 5 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 91 (18.57%) DNS
1 91 (18.57%) SAN
2 66 (13.47%) DHCP
3 62 (12.65%) Firewall
4 41 (8.37%) WAN
5 40 (8.16%) LAN
6 31 (6.33%) NAS
7 30 (6.12%) TCP/IP
8 22 (4.49%) NetScaler
9 20 (4.08%) iSCSI
10 19 (3.88%) Skype
11 16 (3.27%) Fibre Channel
12 15 (3.06%) VLAN
13 13 (2.65%) HTTP
14 12 (2.45%) Internet
14 12 (2.45%) Unified Communications
15 10 (2.04%) Cisco ISE
15 10 (2.04%) Kerberos
15 10 (2.04%) SSL
16 9 (1.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (31.84%) SQL Server
2 72 (14.69%) Oracle Database
3 55 (11.22%) MySQL
4 35 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 33 (6.73%) Oracle Database 12c
5 33 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (6.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 32 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (5.71%) Oracle ODI
7 28 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
7 28 (5.71%) Relational Database
7 28 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 27 (5.51%) MongoDB
8 27 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (4.29%) Big Data
12 15 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (11.84%) Git (software)
1 58 (11.84%) Jenkins
2 28 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
3 20 (4.08%) JIRA
4 18 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (3.67%) Visual Studio
5 15 (3.06%) MSBuild
6 13 (2.65%) NUnit
7 11 (2.24%) SonarQube
8 8 (1.63%) Cobertura
8 8 (1.63%) JUnit
9 7 (1.43%) GitLab
9 7 (1.43%) Maven
9 7 (1.43%) Mocha
9 7 (1.43%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.43%) webpack
10 4 (0.82%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.61%) JBehave
11 3 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 69 (14.08%) Finance
2 25 (5.10%) Banking
3 14 (2.86%) Legal
4 9 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.43%) Retail
6 6 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.02%) Advertising
7 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.61%) Local Government
8 3 (0.61%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) French Language
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (21.43%) DBA
2 66 (13.47%) Administrator
3 51 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (7.55%) Oracle DBA
5 36 (7.35%) SQL DBA
6 33 (6.73%) Developer
7 28 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 28 (5.71%) Server Engineer
8 25 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
9 24 (4.90%) Analyst
9 24 (4.90%) MySQL DBA
10 23 (4.69%) Support Engineer
11 22 (4.49%) Oracle Applications DBA
12 20 (4.08%) Architect
12 20 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
12 20 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
13 19 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (3.47%) Consultant
15 15 (3.06%) Server Administrator
15 15 (3.06%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.04%) Middleware
2 33 (6.73%) JSON
3 31 (6.33%) .NET
4 29 (5.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 27 (5.51%) Web Services
6 26 (5.31%) SOAP
7 19 (3.88%) Node.js
8 18 (3.67%) LDAP
9 17 (3.47%) REST
10 16 (3.27%) CSS
10 16 (3.27%) HTML
10 16 (3.27%) LAMP
11 15 (3.06%) CSS3
11 15 (3.06%) HTML5
12 13 (2.65%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (2.65%) jQuery
12 13 (2.65%) XML
13 12 (2.45%) JSTL
13 12 (2.45%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 11 (2.24%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 85 (17.35%) Replication
2 71 (14.49%) Data Centre
3 46 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.53%) PKI
5 19 (3.88%) Fat Client
5 19 (3.88%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.86%) Device Driver
7 12 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.45%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.43%) HACMP
10 6 (1.22%) CLARiiON
11 5 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.02%) LPAR
11 5 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.61%) CCTV
13 3 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 226 (46.12%) Windows
2 185 (37.76%) Linux
3 134 (27.35%) Windows Server
4 82 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (14.08%) Unix
7 59 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (10.82%) AIX
9 47 (9.59%) Solaris
10 39 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (4.08%) CentOS
12 16 (3.27%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.24%) Windows 7
14 8 (1.63%) Android
14 8 (1.63%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.43%) HPUX
15 7 (1.43%) Windows 10
16 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (21.63%) High Availability
2 72 (14.69%) ITIL
3 71 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 67 (13.67%) DevOps
4 67 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (11.63%) Migration
6 55 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (11.22%) Load Balancing
7 50 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (9.39%) Configuration Management
9 39 (7.96%) Capacity Planning
10 36 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
10 36 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 35 (7.14%) Scrum
11 35 (7.14%) SOA
12 30 (6.12%) CRM
13 26 (5.31%) Change Management
14 25 (5.10%) Master Data Management
15 24 (4.90%) Multithreading
16 23 (4.69%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 119 (24.29%) SQL
2 118 (24.08%) PowerShell
3 76 (15.51%) Python
4 65 (13.27%) Bash Shell
5 43 (8.78%) Java
6 30 (6.12%) Perl
7 28 (5.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 19 (3.88%) C#
9 18 (3.67%) VBScript
10 16 (3.27%) JavaScript
11 13 (2.65%) Go
12 11 (2.24%) XAML
13 10 (2.04%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.04%) VB
14 9 (1.84%) PHP
14 9 (1.84%) Ruby
15 8 (1.63%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.63%) TypeScript
15 8 (1.63%) VBA
16 6 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (13.06%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.12%) Degree
4 26 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.88%) MCSE
6 15 (3.06%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.45%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (2.04%) RHCE
9 9 (1.84%) MySQL Certification
10 8 (1.63%) CCA
10 8 (1.63%) MCSA
10 8 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.22%) CCNP
11 6 (1.22%) Novell Certification
12 5 (1.02%) CCIE
12 5 (1.02%) CCNA
12 5 (1.02%) MCITP
12 5 (1.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.08%) SLA
2 13 (2.65%) QA
3 11 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.61%) GCP
5 3 (0.61%) HL7
6 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.41%) GDPR
6 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) SAS 70
System Software
1 165 (33.67%) Active Directory
2 125 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (19.39%) Hyper-V
4 63 (12.86%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (8.37%) Docker
5 41 (8.37%) vSphere
6 31 (6.33%) XenApp
7 25 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (4.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 19 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (3.67%) DFS Replication
11 11 (2.24%) XenServer
12 10 (2.04%) NFS
13 9 (1.84%) XenDesktop
14 8 (1.63%) Terminal Services
15 7 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (1.43%) Xen
16 6 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (1.22%) Firmware
16 6 (1.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 98 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 70 (14.29%) SCCM
3 54 (11.02%) Ansible
4 45 (9.18%) SCOM
5 41 (8.37%) Failover Clustering
6 40 (8.16%) Puppet
7 37 (7.55%) Galera Cluster
8 27 (5.51%) vCenter Server
9 19 (3.88%) Kubernetes
9 19 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (3.67%) NetBackup
10 18 (3.67%) Terraform
11 17 (3.47%) Nagios
11 17 (3.47%) WSUS
12 14 (2.86%) Grafana
12 14 (2.86%) Icinga
12 14 (2.86%) Prometheus
13 11 (2.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 11 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 160 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 158 (32.24%) VMware
3 100 (20.41%) Oracle
4 82 (16.73%) Citrix
5 67 (13.67%) Red Hat
6 53 (10.82%) HP
7 49 (10.00%) Cisco
8 43 (8.78%) IBM
8 43 (8.78%) Veritas
9 32 (6.53%) Dell
10 31 (6.33%) EMC
11 29 (5.92%) Siebel
12 27 (5.51%) NetApp
13 25 (5.10%) McAfee
14 24 (4.90%) Percona
15 20 (4.08%) SolarWinds
16 19 (3.88%) CommVault
16 19 (3.88%) Symantec
17 16 (3.27%) 3PAR
17 16 (3.27%) Remedy