Period
to 21 July 2018

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 6 months to 21 July 2018 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 183 164
Rank change year-on-year +2 -19 +16
Contract jobs citing Clustering 18 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.34% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 1.23% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 34
South West median daily rate £280 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.71% +10.81% -3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £385 £307
90th Percentile £414 £460 £438
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South West median hourly rate - £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.50% -
England median hourly rate £43.21 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +72.83% -10.71% +22.65%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,391 1,541 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.96% 27.82% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 971 1,188
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £566
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 86 119
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.16 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £22.94 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.64% -2.50% +11.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the South West

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the South West over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the South West

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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

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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 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Gloucestershire +8 8 £325 - 2
Dorset -2 5 £250 -37.50% 3
Bristol -10 5 £324 -21.04% 1
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) Citrix
4 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
5 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (50.00%) ITIL
6 8 (44.44%) DNS
6 8 (44.44%) Service Management
6 8 (44.44%) ITIL V3
6 8 (44.44%) XenApp
6 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (33.33%) SAN
7 6 (33.33%) CommVault
7 6 (33.33%) NetApp
7 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (33.33%) Security Patching
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (33.33%) NAS
7 6 (33.33%) vSphere
7 6 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
8 5 (27.78%) Firewall
9 4 (22.22%) SQL

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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 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Office 365
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) NAS
2 6 (33.33%) SAN
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) DDNS
5 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (16.67%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 2 (11.11%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) Extranet
7 1 (5.56%) Intranet
7 1 (5.56%) LAN
7 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Data Centre Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (16.67%) Replication
4 2 (11.11%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.56%) NHS
5 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) VMS
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL V3
2 8 (44.44%) Service Management
3 6 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (33.33%) Security Patching
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 2 (11.11%) ITSM
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Network Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Information Management
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 6 (33.33%) vSphere
4 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Server
6 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
7 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.56%) SCSM
3 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) CommVault
3 6 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (16.67%) EMC
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Talend
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas