Period
to 29 March 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 6 months to 29 March 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 34 34
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 -
Contract jobs citing Clustering 3 3 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.54% 1.40% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.38% 3.33% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £350
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £250
% change year-on-year +3.03% +65.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32 90 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 27.12% 41.86% 36.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 65 67
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +12.32%
10th Percentile £167 £263 £263
90th Percentile £510 £456 £455
West Midlands median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Median hourly rate £16.20 £17.75 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% +43.15% -60.63%
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £26.25 £55.00 £15.41
Median hourly rate £16.20 £17.38 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -21.02% +19.11%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in Staffordshire

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Clustering in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Clustering in Staffordshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 29 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent +6 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 £275 -
Stafford - 1 - -
Clustering
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
3 1 (33.33%) Server Management
3 1 (33.33%) Police
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (33.33%) Database Security
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Riak
General
1 1 (33.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Production DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Production DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Change Data Capture
1 1 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Database Security
1 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Server Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware