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 30 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.

Clustering
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 117 127
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 7 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.79% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 2.79% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 11
Median daily rate £388 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% -8.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 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 625 825 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.04% 28.34% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 529 421
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 68 49
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.65% +28.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £53.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

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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

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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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Gloucestershire +7 3 - -
Dorset +5 1 £325 -27.77%
Bristol -6 1 £450 +22.44% 1
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 14 (60.87%) SQL Server
4 12 (52.17%) Linux
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 11 (47.83%) SAN
6 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
6 10 (43.48%) VMware
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
7 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
7 8 (34.78%) DNS
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle
7 8 (34.78%) Unix
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
8 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
9 6 (26.09%) Apache
9 6 (26.09%) SSL
9 6 (26.09%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) Veritas
9 6 (26.09%) EMC
9 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
9 6 (26.09%) vRealize
9 6 (26.09%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (26.09%) DevOps

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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 6 (26.09%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) SAN
2 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 6 (26.09%) SSL
4 4 (17.39%) SMTP
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) IPsec
5 2 (8.70%) LDAP
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (17.39%) Ingres
6 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (8.70%) MS Access
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.35%) JMeter
2 1 (4.35%) JUnit
General
1 4 (17.39%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) DBA
2 8 (34.78%) SQL DBA
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) JSF
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) JSR 168
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (4.35%) Struts
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
1 4 (17.39%) Fat Client
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
1 4 (17.39%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Linux
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
4 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (34.78%) Unix
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Solaris
7 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.35%) CentOS
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) DevOps
1 6 (26.09%) High Availability
2 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) Data Encryption
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Optimisation
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Security Hardening
5 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.70%) Database Security
5 2 (8.70%) Demand Management
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
4 4 (17.39%) AWK
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) RHCE
5 1 (4.35%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (17.39%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
3 4 (17.39%) vSphere
4 2 (8.70%) GFS2
4 2 (8.70%) OCFS2
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Failover Clustering
1 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
1 6 (26.09%) vRealize
2 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) Zenoss
3 2 (8.70%) Ansible
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Netcool
3 2 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) Unicenter
3 2 (8.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
4 6 (26.09%) EMC
4 6 (26.09%) HP
4 6 (26.09%) Veritas
5 4 (17.39%) Brocade
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 4 (17.39%) Dell
5 4 (17.39%) Symantec
6 3 (13.04%) SAP
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix
7 2 (8.70%) Meridio
7 2 (8.70%) Sun
8 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards