The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 25 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
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 123 131
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 11 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.56% 1.78% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 13
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £403 £478
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 - £27.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +38.46%  

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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 705 785 765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.31% 26.62% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 527 527
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in the South West

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the South West

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -4 8 £423 +12.66% 2
Wiltshire - 2 £395 -
Dorset +9 1 £400 +6.66%
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 12 (66.67%) Oracle
2 10 (55.56%) Unix
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (50.00%) High Availability
3 9 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (44.44%) Apache
4 8 (44.44%) Solaris
4 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) Veritas
5 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco
5 7 (38.89%) Firewall
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
5 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) F5
6 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
6 6 (33.33%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) AIX
6 6 (33.33%) HPUX
6 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 6 (33.33%) J2EE
6 6 (33.33%) JBoss
6 6 (33.33%) iPlanet
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (44.44%) Apache
2 6 (33.33%) iPlanet
2 6 (33.33%) JBoss
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.11%) IIS
4 2 (11.11%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
5 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
4 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (16.67%) LDAP
4 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) IPsec
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) FCoE
6 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.56%) NAS
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (11.11%) MS Access
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) DBA
2 3 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 3 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) Grid Computing
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Unix
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Solaris
4 6 (33.33%) AIX
4 6 (33.33%) HPUX
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) SUSE
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.56%) CentOS
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) High Availability
2 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (22.22%) Change Control
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Demand Management
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Security Hardening
6 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.56%) Database Optimisation
6 1 (5.56%) Database Security
6 1 (5.56%) Microservices
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) C-shell
4 1 (5.56%) Korn
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) RHCE
4 1 (5.56%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (27.78%) KVM
3 5 (27.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (11.11%) GFS2
6 2 (11.11%) OCFS2
6 2 (11.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 2 (11.11%) Netcool
1 2 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (11.11%) Unicenter
1 2 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (11.11%) vRealize
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Oracle
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Veritas
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
5 6 (33.33%) F5
5 6 (33.33%) Sun
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) PlateSpin
7 2 (11.11%) Citrix
7 2 (11.11%) EMC
7 2 (11.11%) Meridio
8 1 (5.56%) Cognos
8 1 (5.56%) Opsware
8 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire