The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
UK
Rank 328 270 246
Rank change year-on-year -58 -24  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 289 464 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.87% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.99% 2.80% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 297 293
Median daily rate £410 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.14% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £30.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +19.68%  
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14491 16557 16015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.12% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10791 9675
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 561 669
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England -33 273 £413 +3.12% 68
London +31 122 £450 +5.88% 24
South East -35 58 £369 -10.86% 18
Hampshire +16 37 £370 -7.50% 3
East of England +23 36 £405 +3.84% 2
North West -9 26 £365 -2.66% 6
City of London -9 20 £440 -2.22% 6
Hertfordshire +17 18 £375 -3.53% 1
Scotland -38 14 £340 +3.81% 1
East Midlands -6 11 £330 -17.50% 3
Cheshire +33 10 £338 -32.50%
Hatfield -2 9 £390 +30.00%
Essex -3 8 £425 -5.55% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 8 £335 -
Berkshire +10 7 £344 -15.12% 3
Havant +2 7 £350 -17.64%
Manchester -1 7 £365 -2.66% 5
South West -12 7 £388 +7.63% 2
Liverpool +8 6 £415 +0.60% 1
Merseyside +7 6 £415 +0.60% 1
Yorkshire -1 6 £413 +3.12% 2
Milton Keynes -4 6 £375 +3.44% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £375 +3.44% 6
Edinburgh -18 6 £388 -6.06% 1
Hook +9 5 £350 -
West Midlands +6 5 £350 +7.69% 8
Colchester +4 5 £425 +51.78%
Derbyshire -12 5 £330 -12.58%
Suffolk - 5 £538 -
Derby - 5 £330 -

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 271 (46.97%) Windows
2 242 (41.94%) Linux
3 201 (34.84%) Microsoft
4 197 (34.14%) SQL Server
5 187 (32.41%) SQL
6 180 (31.20%) Active Directory
7 165 (28.60%) VMware
8 144 (24.96%) Windows Server
9 143 (24.78%) High Availability
10 139 (24.09%) SAN
11 128 (22.18%) Unix
11 128 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 124 (21.49%) Firewall
13 123 (21.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 115 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 111 (19.24%) PowerShell
16 110 (19.06%) Oracle
17 109 (18.89%) Red Hat
18 96 (16.64%) ITIL
18 96 (16.64%) Finance
18 96 (16.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 95 (16.46%) Apache
20 94 (16.29%) Veritas
21 91 (15.77%) Microsoft Clustering
22 88 (15.25%) Citrix
22 88 (15.25%) Migration
23 87 (15.08%) DNS
23 87 (15.08%) Cisco
24 86 (14.90%) TCP/IP
25 83 (14.38%) Hyper-V

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills 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 95 (16.46%) Apache
2 64 (11.09%) IIS
3 56 (9.71%) MS Exchange
4 50 (8.67%) Tomcat
4 50 (8.67%) WebLogic
5 44 (7.63%) JBoss
6 33 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (4.51%) SharePoint
8 25 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (3.99%) WebSphere
10 22 (3.81%) iPlanet
10 22 (3.81%) Skype for Business
11 20 (3.47%) Oracle Application Server
12 17 (2.95%) WebSphere Application Server
13 15 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (2.08%) Confluence
15 11 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
17 6 (1.04%) nginx
17 6 (1.04%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 21 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.47%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (5.89%) Office 365
3 32 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.95%) IaaS
5 14 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.21%) GitHub
8 5 (0.87%) PaaS
9 4 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.69%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.52%) SaaS
10 3 (0.52%) Slack
10 3 (0.52%) Yammer
11 2 (0.35%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.35%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 139 (24.09%) SAN
2 124 (21.49%) Firewall
3 87 (15.08%) DNS
4 86 (14.90%) TCP/IP
5 70 (12.13%) DHCP
6 60 (10.40%) SSL
7 41 (7.11%) NAS
8 37 (6.41%) WAN
9 35 (6.07%) LAN
10 28 (4.85%) LDAP
11 20 (3.47%) HTTP
11 20 (3.47%) Internet
12 19 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (2.77%) MPLS
13 16 (2.77%) NetScaler
13 16 (2.77%) Network Security
14 15 (2.60%) Kerberos
15 14 (2.43%) IPsec
16 13 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (2.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (34.14%) SQL Server
2 63 (10.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (9.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (7.11%) Oracle Database
6 41 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (6.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 37 (6.41%) MySQL
9 27 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (3.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (3.47%) Relational Database
12 19 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (2.95%) RDBMS
14 13 (2.25%) NoSQL
15 12 (2.08%) DB2
15 12 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
16 11 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (1.91%) MongoDB
17 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (4.68%) Git (software)
1 27 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.47%) JIRA
3 13 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.25%) TeamCity
4 10 (1.73%) Subversion
5 8 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (1.21%) StarTeam
7 5 (0.87%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.87%) Gradle
8 4 (0.69%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.69%) JUnit
9 3 (0.52%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.52%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.52%) Selenium
9 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 96 (16.64%) Finance
2 35 (6.07%) Banking
3 16 (2.77%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.60%) Legal
5 14 (2.43%) Law
6 12 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.73%) Marketing
8 9 (1.56%) Games
8 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.21%) Local Government
9 7 (1.21%) Retail
10 6 (1.04%) Advertising
11 5 (0.87%) Electronics
12 4 (0.69%) Back Office
12 4 (0.69%) French Language
12 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.52%) Publishing
14 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 93 (16.12%) DBA
2 78 (13.52%) SQL DBA
3 76 (13.17%) Administrator
4 50 (8.67%) Analyst
5 49 (8.49%) Architect
6 38 (6.59%) Linux Engineer
7 35 (6.07%) Consultant
8 31 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (5.03%) Developer
9 29 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
10 28 (4.85%) Support Engineer
11 26 (4.51%) SQL Server DBA
12 20 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 20 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (3.29%) Technical Architect
14 18 (3.12%) Linux Administrator
15 17 (2.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 17 (2.95%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.59%) J2EE
2 35 (6.07%) .NET
3 25 (4.33%) Middleware
3 25 (4.33%) Web Services
4 23 (3.99%) LAPP Stack
5 19 (3.29%) LAMP
6 15 (2.60%) HTML
7 11 (1.91%) SOAP
7 11 (1.91%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (1.73%) ASP.NET
8 10 (1.73%) REST
8 10 (1.73%) XML
9 9 (1.56%) JSON
9 9 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (1.39%) JMS
10 8 (1.39%) Kafka
10 8 (1.39%) Spring
11 7 (1.21%) 802.1X
11 7 (1.21%) jQuery
11 7 (1.21%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 50 (8.67%) Replication
3 26 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.16%) PKI
5 22 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.91%) Smart Meter
9 10 (1.73%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.56%) HACMP
11 8 (1.39%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.39%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.04%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.04%) Derivative
13 6 (1.04%) iSeries
13 6 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.87%) Fintech
14 5 (0.87%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 271 (46.97%) Windows
2 242 (41.94%) Linux
3 144 (24.96%) Windows Server
4 128 (22.18%) Unix
4 128 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 123 (21.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (16.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (12.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (9.53%) Solaris
9 50 (8.67%) AIX
10 27 (4.68%) CentOS
11 21 (3.64%) Windows XP
12 19 (3.29%) Windows 7
13 13 (2.25%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.04%) HPUX
14 6 (1.04%) SUSE
14 6 (1.04%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (24.78%) High Availability
2 96 (16.64%) ITIL
3 88 (15.25%) Migration
4 65 (11.27%) DevOps
5 59 (10.23%) Load Balancing
6 54 (9.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 52 (9.01%) Configuration Management
8 48 (8.32%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
10 37 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (5.37%) Change Management
12 30 (5.20%) Change Control
13 27 (4.68%) Server Building
14 24 (4.16%) ITIL V3
15 23 (3.99%) Software Engineering
16 20 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (3.12%) Data Protection
17 18 (3.12%) Problem Management
17 18 (3.12%) Project Management
18 14 (2.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (32.41%) SQL
2 111 (19.24%) PowerShell
3 73 (12.65%) Java
3 73 (12.65%) Python
4 69 (11.96%) Bash Shell
5 47 (8.15%) Perl
6 41 (7.11%) Shell Script
7 36 (6.24%) Ruby
8 34 (5.89%) T-SQL
9 25 (4.33%) C#
10 22 (3.81%) C
10 22 (3.81%) Korn
11 17 (2.95%) JavaScript
12 13 (2.25%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.56%) PHP
13 9 (1.56%) VB
14 7 (1.21%) Jython
15 6 (1.04%) COBOL
16 5 (0.87%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.69%) AWK
Qualifications
1 82 (14.21%) Security Cleared
2 68 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (10.92%) SC Cleared
4 48 (8.32%) MCSE
5 34 (5.89%) MCITP
6 28 (4.85%) Degree
7 27 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (3.12%) CCNA
8 18 (3.12%) DV Cleared
9 16 (2.77%) CCNP
9 16 (2.77%) MCP
10 15 (2.60%) MCSA
11 14 (2.43%) MCTS
11 14 (2.43%) RHCE
12 13 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.73%) MCDBA
14 9 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (1.21%) ISTQB
16 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.25%) QA
2 10 (1.73%) SLA
3 6 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.35%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 180 (31.20%) Active Directory
2 115 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (14.38%) Hyper-V
4 53 (9.19%) vSphere
5 30 (5.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 28 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (4.68%) XenApp
8 21 (3.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 21 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (3.29%) PowerHA
10 18 (3.12%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (2.60%) GPFS
12 14 (2.43%) Terminal Services
12 14 (2.43%) VMware ESX
13 13 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (1.56%) Docker
14 9 (1.56%) XenDesktop
15 8 (1.39%) Firmware
15 8 (1.39%) GFS2
15 8 (1.39%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 91 (15.77%) Microsoft Clustering
2 68 (11.79%) Puppet
3 57 (9.88%) SCCM
4 43 (7.45%) Failover Clustering
5 40 (6.93%) NetBackup
6 35 (6.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 34 (5.89%) Ansible
8 23 (3.99%) SCOM
9 22 (3.81%) Netcool
10 18 (3.12%) Red Hat Satellite
11 17 (2.95%) Tivoli
12 15 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 15 (2.60%) Salt
12 15 (2.60%) WSUS
13 14 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (2.25%) SCVMM
15 12 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 11 (1.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 11 (1.91%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 201 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 165 (28.60%) VMware
3 110 (19.06%) Oracle
4 109 (18.89%) Red Hat
5 94 (16.29%) Veritas
6 88 (15.25%) Citrix
7 87 (15.08%) Cisco
8 73 (12.65%) HP
9 48 (8.32%) Symantec
10 36 (6.24%) EMC
11 28 (4.85%) F5
11 28 (4.85%) IBM
11 28 (4.85%) Sun
12 25 (4.33%) NetApp
13 17 (2.95%) Intel Security
14 16 (2.77%) SAP
15 14 (2.43%) 3PAR
15 14 (2.43%) Brocade
15 14 (2.43%) Dell
16 12 (2.08%) Juniper
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