Period
to 17 June 2019

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 6 months to 17 June 2019 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
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 453 418 384
Rank change year-on-year -35 -34 -106
Contract jobs citing Clustering 436 564 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.49% 1.76% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 367 381
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £316 £263 £283
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 1
UK median hourly rate - £43.92 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +75.66% -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -10.71%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,238 32,117 29,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.26% 32.30% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,775 20,840 19,355
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £268 £263
90th Percentile £663 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,022 1,018 1,051
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.71 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year -13.25% +18.47% -14.29%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Top 16 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 6 months to 17 June 2019. 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
England -41 384 £443 +4.73% 16
UK excluding London -62 266 £400 +3.23% 13
London +20 153 £500 +5.26% 4
South East -28 91 £400 -15.34% 5
North of England +38 80 £400 -5.88% 1
North West +15 37 £365 -8.75%
Yorkshire +20 34 £425 - 1
Scotland 0 28 £385 +35.09% 1
South West -12 23 £500 +90.48% 5
Midlands -13 16 £413 +17.86%
East of England -26 13 £400 +14.29% 1
West Midlands -4 12 £413 +56.99%
Wales +7 11 £365 +4.66%
North East +14 8 £495 -5.71%
East Midlands -9 4 £475 +31.94%
Northern Ireland - 4 £513 -

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 with a requirement for Clustering.

1 244 (55.96%) Windows
2 179 (41.06%) Microsoft
3 171 (39.22%) Active Directory
4 149 (34.17%) Windows Server
5 135 (30.96%) VMware
6 122 (27.98%) SQL
7 120 (27.52%) Linux
8 117 (26.83%) PowerShell
8 117 (26.83%) Microsoft Clustering
9 116 (26.61%) Hyper-V
10 115 (26.38%) SQL Server
11 108 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 102 (23.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 87 (19.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 86 (19.72%) ITIL
15 85 (19.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 83 (19.04%) High Availability
17 82 (18.81%) Firewall
18 78 (17.89%) Oracle
18 78 (17.89%) DevOps
19 75 (17.20%) Citrix
20 74 (16.97%) Performance Tuning
21 73 (16.74%) HP
21 73 (16.74%) SAN
22 71 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
23 68 (15.60%) DNS
23 68 (15.60%) Office 365
24 66 (15.14%) Security Cleared
25 65 (14.91%) SCCM
25 65 (14.91%) DHCP

Clustering
Co-occurring 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 57 (13.07%) IIS
2 44 (10.09%) MS Exchange
3 30 (6.88%) Skype for Business
4 22 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.67%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (2.52%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.52%) WebLogic
8 10 (2.29%) Apache
8 10 (2.29%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (1.61%) nginx
10 6 (1.38%) Confluence
10 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.15%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.15%) NetWeaver
11 5 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.92%) SAP Portal
13 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Utilities
1 2 (0.46%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 102 (23.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (15.60%) Office 365
4 39 (8.94%) IaaS
5 19 (4.36%) PaaS
6 18 (4.13%) Power Platform
7 16 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (3.44%) Amazon S3
9 12 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (2.52%) GitHub
11 10 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.61%) Mimecast
13 6 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (1.15%) OpenShift
14 5 (1.15%) Route 53
14 5 (1.15%) SaaS
15 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
16 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 82 (18.81%) Firewall
2 73 (16.74%) SAN
3 68 (15.60%) DNS
4 65 (14.91%) DHCP
5 35 (8.03%) iSCSI
6 33 (7.57%) LAN
6 33 (7.57%) TCP/IP
7 31 (7.11%) WAN
8 26 (5.96%) Fibre Channel
9 25 (5.73%) NAS
10 23 (5.28%) VPN
11 21 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (4.36%) NetScaler
12 19 (4.36%) VLAN
13 17 (3.90%) SSL
14 13 (2.98%) Wireless
15 12 (2.75%) Cisco Firepower
15 12 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (2.06%) Internet
16 9 (2.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 48 (11.01%) Oracle Database
3 34 (7.80%) MySQL
4 30 (6.88%) Big Data
5 25 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (4.82%) NoSQL
7 21 (4.82%) Relational Database
8 20 (4.59%) MongoDB
9 19 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (4.13%) Amazon Redshift
10 18 (4.13%) Power BI
10 18 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (3.67%) RDBMS
12 13 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (6.42%) Jenkins
2 24 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.90%) MSI
3 17 (3.90%) WiX
4 14 (3.21%) JIRA
5 8 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.61%) IBM UrbanCode
6 7 (1.61%) Subversion
7 6 (1.38%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.92%) Maven
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.46%) Hudson
11 2 (0.46%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.23%) GitLab
12 1 (0.23%) JConsole
12 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 63 (14.45%) Finance
2 33 (7.57%) Banking
3 10 (2.29%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.06%) Publishing
5 6 (1.38%) Back Office
5 6 (1.38%) Retail
6 5 (1.15%) Automotive
7 4 (0.92%) Legal
8 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.46%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
9 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 78 (17.89%) DBA
2 69 (15.83%) Administrator
3 63 (14.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (8.72%) Consultant
5 33 (7.57%) SQL DBA
6 29 (6.65%) Architect
7 28 (6.42%) Analyst
8 25 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (5.50%) Developer
10 22 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
11 19 (4.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (3.90%) Oracle DBA
12 17 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
13 15 (3.44%) SQL Server DBA
13 15 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.21%) Azure Engineer
14 14 (3.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 13 (2.98%) AWS Engineer
15 13 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.65%) .NET
2 23 (5.28%) Middleware
3 14 (3.21%) Software Packaging
4 13 (2.98%) LDAP
5 12 (2.75%) REST
6 9 (2.06%) RESTful
6 9 (2.06%) Swagger
7 7 (1.61%) JSON
7 7 (1.61%) Node.js
8 6 (1.38%) SAP Basis
8 6 (1.38%) Web Services
9 5 (1.15%) Kafka
9 5 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.92%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.92%) HTML
10 4 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (0.92%) SAP PI
10 4 (0.92%) Vue.js
11 3 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.91%) Replication
2 48 (11.01%) Data Centre
3 39 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.21%) PKI
5 13 (2.98%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.98%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.98%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.75%) Blog
7 10 (2.29%) User Experience
8 8 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.38%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.92%) HACMP
11 4 (0.92%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.92%) NHS
11 4 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 244 (55.96%) Windows
2 149 (34.17%) Windows Server
3 120 (27.52%) Linux
4 87 (19.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (13.99%) Unix
6 59 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (6.42%) Solaris
9 23 (5.28%) AIX
9 23 (5.28%) Windows 10
10 17 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (2.98%) Ubuntu
11 13 (2.98%) Windows 7
12 12 (2.75%) CentOS
13 9 (2.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.61%) SUSE
15 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.15%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (19.72%) ITIL
2 85 (19.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 83 (19.04%) High Availability
4 78 (17.89%) DevOps
5 74 (16.97%) Performance Tuning
6 55 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (10.55%) Data Protection
8 44 (10.09%) Task Automation
9 42 (9.63%) Load Balancing
10 38 (8.72%) Migration
11 35 (8.03%) Root Cause Analysis
12 34 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (7.34%) Change Management
14 31 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (6.88%) Configuration Management
16 25 (5.73%) Data Modelling
16 25 (5.73%) Performance Monitoring
17 24 (5.50%) Capacity Planning
18 23 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
19 22 (5.05%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (27.98%) SQL
2 117 (26.83%) PowerShell
3 41 (9.40%) Python
4 38 (8.72%) Java
5 36 (8.26%) Shell Script
6 29 (6.65%) Bash Shell
7 24 (5.50%) Perl
8 23 (5.28%) VB
9 13 (2.98%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.52%) Jython
11 9 (2.06%) C#
12 6 (1.38%) C
12 6 (1.38%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.38%) VBScript
13 5 (1.15%) VBA
14 4 (0.92%) Korn
14 4 (0.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 3 (0.69%) C++
15 3 (0.69%) PHP
15 3 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (15.14%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.57%) Degree
2 33 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (6.19%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.98%) CCNA
5 13 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.98%) MCSE
6 8 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.83%) IBM Certification
7 7 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.15%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.15%) MCITP
8 5 (1.15%) RHCE
8 5 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.92%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.69%) VCAP
10 3 (0.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.82%) SLA
2 11 (2.52%) QA
3 5 (1.15%) GDPR
4 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 171 (39.22%) Active Directory
2 116 (26.61%) Hyper-V
3 108 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (12.39%) Virtual Machines
5 48 (11.01%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (10.32%) XenApp
7 26 (5.96%) vSphere
8 22 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (4.59%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (4.36%) Docker
10 19 (4.36%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (3.90%) XenDesktop
12 16 (3.67%) DFS Replication
13 15 (3.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (2.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 11 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (2.06%) vCloud
16 6 (1.38%) NFS
17 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (1.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 117 (26.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 65 (14.91%) SCCM
3 48 (11.01%) SCOM
4 39 (8.94%) Ansible
5 38 (8.72%) Failover Clustering
6 30 (6.88%) Puppet
7 29 (6.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 28 (6.42%) SCVMM
9 22 (5.05%) WSUS
10 20 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (4.59%) SCOrch
11 18 (4.13%) QRadar
11 18 (4.13%) Terraform
11 18 (4.13%) vMotion
12 15 (3.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 13 (2.98%) vCenter Server
14 11 (2.52%) Data Guard
14 11 (2.52%) Kubernetes
14 11 (2.52%) SCDPM
15 10 (2.29%) SCSM
Vendors
1 179 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 135 (30.96%) VMware
3 78 (17.89%) Oracle
4 75 (17.20%) Citrix
5 73 (16.74%) HP
6 45 (10.32%) Cisco
7 38 (8.72%) IBM
8 35 (8.03%) Red Hat
9 30 (6.88%) Symantec
10 28 (6.42%) Dell
11 27 (6.19%) NetApp
12 26 (5.96%) Veritas
13 25 (5.73%) EMC
14 21 (4.82%) CheckPoint
14 21 (4.82%) Splunk
15 16 (3.67%) F5
16 13 (2.98%) Veeam
17 12 (2.75%) SolarWinds
18 11 (2.52%) Sybase
19 10 (2.29%) Google