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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 66 60 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 6 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.80% 1.07% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 3.42% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £343 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £393 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -32.43% -6.32%  

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 258 234 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 34.54% 31.16% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 119 112
Median daily rate £411 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.60% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £14.40 £14.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £16.15 £27.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Clustering
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

Clustering
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

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Milton Keynes

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 7 (43.75%) VMware
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) J2EE
3 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) NAS
4 4 (25.00%) High Availability
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 3 (18.75%) Nimsoft
5 3 (18.75%) CA Wily
5 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (18.75%) JNDI
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Jython
5 3 (18.75%) Korn
5 3 (18.75%) WebSphere

Clustering
Top Related 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 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
1 4 (25.00%) NAS
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
1 4 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (18.75%) MPLS
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) ADSL
3 2 (12.50%) DMZ
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (12.50%) WLAN
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.25%) PBX
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Introscope
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) VMWare Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Wintel Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Server Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) J2EE
2 3 (18.75%) JDBC
2 3 (18.75%) JNDI
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) AIX
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) High Availability
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Garbage Collection
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Presales
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) DNA
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Microservices
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 3 (18.75%) Jython
1 3 (18.75%) Korn
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) VCP5
3 1 (6.25%) CCA
3 1 (6.25%) CCAA
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.25%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) PowerHA
4 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) CA Wily
3 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Nimsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) Veritas
4 2 (12.50%) Altiris
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
5 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow