Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 434 436 379
Rank change year-on-year +2 -57 -86
Contract jobs citing Clustering 434 504 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.53% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.58% 1.63% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 319 382
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £343 £263 £286
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £442 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 3
England median hourly rate - £43.21 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.83% -10.71%
UK median hourly rate - £43.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +72.83% -10.71%

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 27,500 30,862 29,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.51% 32.64% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,931 20,119 18,939
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 993 1,010
England median hourly rate £20.75 £22.42 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +14.04% -1.70%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.90 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.20% +8.13% -4.37%

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 17 July 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
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 17 July 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 0 142 £500 +5.26% 39
South East +17 109 £418 +2.77% 27
North of England +51 99 £400 - 20
North West +34 45 £375 -6.25% 11
Yorkshire +30 39 £425 +7.94% 6
South West 0 39 £500 +81.82% 11
Midlands -22 19 £425 +27.82% 17
East of England -19 16 £400 +10.34% 7
North East +27 15 £495 +36.55% 3
West Midlands +7 11 £409 +48.37% 16
East Midlands -3 8 £475 +35.71% 1
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 249 (57.37%) Windows
2 170 (39.17%) Microsoft
3 166 (38.25%) Active Directory
4 152 (35.02%) Windows Server
5 151 (34.79%) Linux
6 139 (32.03%) VMware
7 132 (30.41%) PowerShell
8 127 (29.26%) SQL
9 123 (28.34%) SQL Server
10 118 (27.19%) Hyper-V
11 114 (26.27%) Microsoft Clustering
12 98 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 97 (22.35%) Microsoft Azure
14 95 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 88 (20.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 87 (20.05%) Oracle
17 85 (19.59%) Security Cleared
18 82 (18.89%) High Availability
19 76 (17.51%) Firewall
20 74 (17.05%) SCCM
20 74 (17.05%) DevOps
21 73 (16.82%) HP
22 72 (16.59%) SAN
23 71 (16.36%) ITIL
24 70 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
24 70 (16.13%) Data Centre
25 69 (15.90%) Unix
25 69 (15.90%) Replication
26 68 (15.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 66 (15.21%) DNS

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 59 (13.59%) IIS
2 40 (9.22%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.30%) WebSphere
4 20 (4.61%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (3.92%) SharePoint
6 16 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (3.46%) WebLogic
7 15 (3.46%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (3.23%) nginx
9 13 (3.00%) Apache
10 12 (2.76%) IBM HTTP Server
11 7 (1.61%) JBoss
11 7 (1.61%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.15%) GlassFish
12 5 (1.15%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.92%) SAP Portal
14 3 (0.69%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 21 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Utilities
1 2 (0.46%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (22.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (12.21%) Office 365
4 35 (8.06%) IaaS
5 19 (4.38%) PaaS
6 18 (4.15%) Amazon S3
7 15 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (3.23%) GitHub
8 14 (3.23%) Power Platform
9 13 (3.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (2.76%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (2.76%) Route 53
11 6 (1.38%) SaaS
12 5 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (1.15%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.69%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 76 (17.51%) Firewall
2 72 (16.59%) SAN
3 66 (15.21%) DNS
4 57 (13.13%) DHCP
5 31 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 30 (6.91%) LAN
6 30 (6.91%) WAN
7 28 (6.45%) iSCSI
8 27 (6.22%) NAS
9 22 (5.07%) Fibre Channel
10 20 (4.61%) VLAN
11 19 (4.38%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (4.38%) VPN
12 13 (3.00%) HTTP
13 12 (2.76%) SSL
14 11 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (2.53%) Internet
14 11 (2.53%) NetScaler
14 11 (2.53%) Wireless
15 10 (2.30%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (28.34%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.52%) Oracle Database
3 43 (9.91%) MySQL
4 39 (8.99%) Big Data
5 29 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (6.45%) MongoDB
7 23 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (4.15%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (3.23%) Power BI
11 14 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (3.00%) NoSQL
13 12 (2.76%) RDBMS
14 11 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (2.30%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 38 (8.76%) Jenkins
2 31 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.46%) MSI
3 15 (3.46%) WiX
4 13 (3.00%) SonarQube
5 9 (2.07%) IBM UrbanCode
5 9 (2.07%) JIRA
6 6 (1.38%) Subversion
6 6 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.92%) Maven
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.46%) Hudson
10 2 (0.46%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.23%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.23%) GitLab
11 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.23%) Travis CI
General
1 57 (13.13%) Finance
2 23 (5.30%) Banking
3 11 (2.53%) Publishing
4 10 (2.30%) Back Office
5 6 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.38%) Retail
6 5 (1.15%) Marketing
7 4 (0.92%) Automotive
8 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) French Language
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (17.97%) DBA
2 74 (17.05%) Administrator
3 68 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (8.76%) SQL DBA
5 33 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (7.37%) Architect
6 32 (7.37%) Consultant
7 25 (5.76%) Windows Engineer
8 24 (5.53%) Analyst
9 21 (4.84%) Oracle DBA
10 19 (4.38%) SQL Server DBA
11 18 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) Senior DBA
14 13 (3.00%) Server Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) Technical Architect
15 12 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.22%) Middleware
2 23 (5.30%) .NET
3 12 (2.76%) LDAP
3 12 (2.76%) Software Packaging
4 11 (2.53%) REST
4 11 (2.53%) RESTful
4 11 (2.53%) Swagger
5 9 (2.07%) Web Services
6 8 (1.84%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (1.61%) J2EE
8 6 (1.38%) JSON
8 6 (1.38%) SAP Basis
9 5 (1.15%) HTML
9 5 (1.15%) NumPy
9 5 (1.15%) Pandas
9 5 (1.15%) scikit-learn
9 5 (1.15%) SciPy
9 5 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 70 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 69 (15.90%) Replication
3 46 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.15%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.23%) User Experience
6 11 (2.53%) Blog
6 11 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (2.53%) PKI
7 9 (2.07%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.07%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.84%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.38%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.15%) NHS
10 5 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.92%) HACMP
11 4 (0.92%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.92%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 249 (57.37%) Windows
2 152 (35.02%) Windows Server
3 151 (34.79%) Linux
4 95 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (15.90%) Unix
6 68 (15.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (7.83%) Solaris
9 25 (5.76%) Windows 10
10 22 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (4.84%) AIX
12 18 (4.15%) CentOS
13 15 (3.46%) Ubuntu
14 13 (3.00%) Windows 7
15 11 (2.53%) SUSE
15 11 (2.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (1.38%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (20.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 82 (18.89%) High Availability
3 74 (17.05%) DevOps
4 71 (16.36%) ITIL
5 63 (14.52%) Performance Tuning
6 53 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (12.21%) Task Automation
7 49 (11.29%) Load Balancing
7 49 (11.29%) Migration
8 44 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 43 (9.91%) Configuration Management
10 41 (9.45%) Data Protection
11 34 (7.83%) Root Cause Analysis
12 29 (6.68%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (6.22%) Performance Monitoring
14 26 (5.99%) Change Management
15 25 (5.76%) Incident Management
15 25 (5.76%) Infrastructure as Code
16 21 (4.84%) Analytics
16 21 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 132 (30.41%) PowerShell
2 127 (29.26%) SQL
3 59 (13.59%) Python
4 55 (12.67%) Shell Script
5 32 (7.37%) Bash Shell
6 31 (7.14%) Java
6 31 (7.14%) Perl
7 20 (4.61%) VB
8 15 (3.46%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.76%) Jython
10 9 (2.07%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.84%) C#
12 7 (1.61%) VBScript
13 6 (1.38%) PHP
13 6 (1.38%) Ruby
13 6 (1.38%) VBA
14 5 (1.15%) Korn
15 4 (0.92%) C
15 4 (0.92%) R
16 3 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 85 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.14%) DV Cleared
3 36 (8.29%) SC Cleared
4 32 (7.37%) Degree
5 20 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (3.46%) MCSE
7 14 (3.23%) CCNA
7 14 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.61%) IBM Certification
10 7 (1.61%) RHCE
11 5 (1.15%) AWS Certification
11 5 (1.15%) MCITP
11 5 (1.15%) RHCSA
11 5 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.69%) VCAP
13 3 (0.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.30%) SLA
2 12 (2.76%) QA
3 5 (1.15%) GDPR
4 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 166 (38.25%) Active Directory
2 118 (27.19%) Hyper-V
3 98 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (12.67%) Virtual Machines
5 54 (12.44%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (8.53%) XenApp
7 31 (7.14%) vSphere
8 28 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
9 26 (5.99%) Docker
10 24 (5.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (4.38%) DFS Replication
11 19 (4.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 15 (3.46%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (2.30%) XenDesktop
14 9 (2.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 8 (1.84%) NFS
16 7 (1.61%) ISA Server
17 6 (1.38%) vCloud
18 5 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 114 (26.27%) Microsoft Clustering
2 74 (17.05%) SCCM
3 51 (11.75%) SCOM
4 48 (11.06%) Ansible
5 47 (10.83%) Failover Clustering
6 42 (9.68%) Puppet
7 31 (7.14%) WSUS
8 29 (6.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 28 (6.45%) SCVMM
10 27 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (6.22%) Terraform
10 27 (6.22%) vCenter Server
11 16 (3.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 15 (3.46%) Kubernetes
12 15 (3.46%) SCOrch
13 14 (3.23%) Data Guard
13 14 (3.23%) QRadar
13 14 (3.23%) SCDPM
13 14 (3.23%) SCSM
13 14 (3.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 170 (39.17%) Microsoft
2 139 (32.03%) VMware
3 87 (20.05%) Oracle
4 73 (16.82%) HP
5 63 (14.52%) Citrix
6 41 (9.45%) Cisco
7 39 (8.99%) IBM
8 36 (8.29%) Red Hat
9 31 (7.14%) Veritas
10 28 (6.45%) NetApp
11 26 (5.99%) Symantec
12 25 (5.76%) EMC
13 21 (4.84%) CheckPoint
14 20 (4.61%) Sybase
15 19 (4.38%) F5
16 17 (3.92%) Dell
16 17 (3.92%) Splunk
17 13 (3.00%) Google
18 12 (2.76%) SolarWinds
19 9 (2.07%) McAfee