Period
to 17 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 6 months to 17 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 277 252
Rank change year-on-year +43 -25 +4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 65 100 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.63% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.03% 2.08% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 47 68
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -16.93% +26.08%
10th Percentile £279 £313 £352
90th Percentile £533 £524 £522
England median daily rate £428 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +0.71% -0.58% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £45.05 -
England median hourly rate £36.50 £44.38 £32.00
% change year-on-year -17.76% +38.70% +28.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,203 4,800 5,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.78% 30.47% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,828 2,871 2,950
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £186 £240 £210
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 226 229
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.13 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.04% -0.62% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.00 £20.69 £21.50
% change year-on-year +11.16% -3.77% +7.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the South East over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the South East

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 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
Hampshire +25 18 £403 +4.34% 7
Thames Valley +18 18 £433 +11.61% 12
West Sussex +29 14 £500 +39.86% 1
Berkshire +11 13 £425 -3.95% 5
East Sussex +23 6 £490 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 5 £440 +13.55% 5
Surrey +44 4 £351 -3.10% 7
Kent +22 4 £390 -8.24% 3
Sussex - 1 - -
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 41 (63.08%) Windows
2 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
3 29 (44.62%) Linux
4 28 (43.08%) SQL
5 26 (40.00%) Azure
6 24 (36.92%) Oracle
7 23 (35.38%) Hyper-V
8 22 (33.85%) SQL Server
8 22 (33.85%) Active Directory
8 22 (33.85%) Migration
9 20 (30.77%) VMware
10 18 (27.69%) High Availability
11 17 (26.15%) Java
12 15 (23.08%) ITIL
12 15 (23.08%) AWS
12 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (23.08%) PowerShell
12 15 (23.08%) Oracle Database
12 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (21.54%) Windows Server
13 14 (21.54%) Data Centre
14 13 (20.00%) DevOps
14 13 (20.00%) IaaS
15 12 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 12 (18.46%) SCCM
15 12 (18.46%) Data Guard
15 12 (18.46%) Python
15 12 (18.46%) Firewall
16 11 (16.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (7.69%) NetWeaver
2 5 (7.69%) SAP Portal
3 4 (6.15%) Apache
3 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.08%) Jetty
5 2 (3.08%) Jupyter
5 2 (3.08%) nginx
5 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (40.00%) Azure
2 15 (23.08%) AWS
3 13 (20.00%) IaaS
4 10 (15.38%) PaaS
5 9 (13.85%) GCP
5 9 (13.85%) Office 365
6 8 (12.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (4.62%) Mimecast
7 3 (4.62%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (3.08%) GitHub
9 1 (1.54%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) Firewall
2 10 (15.38%) DNS
3 9 (13.85%) DHCP
3 9 (13.85%) SAN
4 5 (7.69%) SSL
4 5 (7.69%) VLAN
4 5 (7.69%) WAN
5 4 (6.15%) LAN
5 4 (6.15%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.15%) VoIP
6 3 (4.62%) Skype
6 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.62%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.08%) ICMP
7 2 (3.08%) NAS
7 2 (3.08%) SNMP
7 2 (3.08%) VPN
8 1 (1.54%) 802.11
8 1 (1.54%) IPsec
8 1 (1.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (33.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 8 (12.31%) SAP BW
4 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2017
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.62%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
8 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Maven
1 2 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) German Language
3 3 (4.62%) French Language
3 3 (4.62%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.08%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Consultant
2 12 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Support Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Architect
4 8 (12.31%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 8 (12.31%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) DBA
6 4 (6.15%) Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Operations Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (6.15%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.15%) VMware Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) DevOps Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) DevOps Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) SAP Basis
2 6 (9.23%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
2 6 (9.23%) Web Services
3 5 (7.69%) Node.js
3 5 (7.69%) SAP PI
4 4 (6.15%) REST
5 3 (4.62%) Pandas
6 2 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.08%) Kafka
6 2 (3.08%) NumPy
6 2 (3.08%) scikit-learn
6 2 (3.08%) SciPy
7 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.54%) Middleware
7 1 (1.54%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.54%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.15%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.15%) PKI
3 4 (6.15%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (3.08%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.54%) AS400
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (63.08%) Windows
2 29 (44.62%) Linux
3 14 (21.54%) Windows Server
4 10 (15.38%) AIX
5 9 (13.85%) SUSE
5 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.15%) Unix
7 3 (4.62%) VMS
7 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.08%) Solaris
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.54%) HPUX
9 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Migration
2 18 (27.69%) High Availability
3 15 (23.08%) ITIL
4 13 (20.00%) DevOps
5 12 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (12.31%) CRM
8 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.77%) Supplier Relationship Management
9 6 (9.23%) Memory Management
9 6 (9.23%) Patch Management
9 6 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (7.69%) Server Building
10 5 (7.69%) Server Management
10 5 (7.69%) Time Management
11 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (6.15%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Task Automation
11 4 (6.15%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.08%) SQL
2 17 (26.15%) Java
3 15 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 12 (18.46%) Python
5 9 (13.85%) C#
6 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.23%) PHP
6 6 (9.23%) R
7 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 5 (7.69%) Ruby
8 3 (4.62%) Go
8 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.62%) VBScript
9 2 (3.08%) Groovy
9 2 (3.08%) Korn
9 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.08%) Scala
10 1 (1.54%) COBOL
10 1 (1.54%) Perl
10 1 (1.54%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (4.62%) CCA
4 3 (4.62%) CCNA
4 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.62%) MCTS
4 3 (4.62%) VCAP
4 3 (4.62%) VCP4
4 3 (4.62%) VCP5
4 3 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) MCSE
6 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.62%) NCSC
3 2 (3.08%) COBIT
3 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.54%) GDPR
4 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (35.38%) Hyper-V
2 22 (33.85%) Active Directory
3 15 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 5 (7.69%) DFS Replication
5 5 (7.69%) Docker
5 5 (7.69%) vSphere
6 4 (6.15%) XenApp
6 4 (6.15%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.62%) vCloud
8 2 (3.08%) iptables
8 2 (3.08%) OCFS2
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (18.46%) Data Guard
2 12 (18.46%) SCCM
3 11 (16.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (15.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (7.69%) Ansible
5 5 (7.69%) Puppet
5 5 (7.69%) SCVMM
6 4 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (6.15%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (6.15%) vCenter Server
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
7 3 (4.62%) NetBackup
7 3 (4.62%) Terraform
8 2 (3.08%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (3.08%) Grafana
8 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (3.08%) SCOM
8 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (36.92%) Oracle
3 20 (30.77%) VMware
4 10 (15.38%) Cisco
4 10 (15.38%) Citrix
5 8 (12.31%) SAP
6 6 (9.23%) Dell
6 6 (9.23%) Google
7 5 (7.69%) HP
8 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.62%) Ariba
9 3 (4.62%) IBM
9 3 (4.62%) IFS
9 3 (4.62%) Veritas
10 2 (3.08%) Cognos
10 2 (3.08%) McAfee
10 2 (3.08%) NetApp
10 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.08%) Sun