The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 56 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 -17  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 11 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.48% 0.75% 3.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.78% 2.51% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Median daily rate £388 £450 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +15.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £450 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +43.58%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 230 199 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 31.04% 29.79% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 99 160
Median daily rate £395 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Median hourly rate £13.50 £10.24 £19.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.90% -47.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £9.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Clustering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Clustering in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) LDAP
4 6 (37.50%) Unix
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 5 (31.25%) SCOM
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (25.00%) Office 365
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (25.00%) High Availability
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Vista

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LDAP
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) NAS
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
5 1 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) PBX
5 1 (6.25%) SSL
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (18.75%) Big Data
3 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) AIX Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) JDBC
1 1 (6.25%) JNDI
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Unix
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Solaris
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (18.75%) CentOS
7 1 (6.25%) AIX
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) High Availability
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Security Hardening
4 2 (12.50%) Server Building
4 2 (12.50%) Task Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (6.25%) Garbage Collection
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Microservices
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Jython
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCITP
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) HP ASE
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
1 5 (31.25%) SCOM
2 4 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (6.25%) CA Wily
4 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) StorageTek
5 4 (25.00%) Sun
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
7 1 (6.25%) Avaya
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) Nimsoft
7 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (6.25%) Veritas