Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 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
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 406 426 428
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2 -30
Contract jobs citing Clustering 171 510 588
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.55% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 1.72% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 354 384
Median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £280 £322 £263
90th Percentile £564 £572 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £421 £363
% change year-on-year +0.89% +16.21% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 18
Median hourly rate £46.50 - £43.21
10th Percentile £35.23 - £26.87
90th Percentile £59.10 - £56.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - £37.50

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 13,302 29,664 33,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.15% 31.85% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,254 19,043 21,771
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £261 £275 £270
90th Percentile £713 £663 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 1,057 1,073
Median hourly rate £30.75 £20.86 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.45% -4.77% +9.50%
10th Percentile £13.02 £11.78 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +5.37%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Clustering over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Clustering.

Hourly rate trend for Clustering in the UK

Clustering
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Clustering over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 14 July 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
England +23 159 £425 -5.56% 22
UK excluding London +40 115 £425 +0.89% 19
South East +104 50 £450 +12.50% 2
London +82 47 £413 -17.50% 5
North of England +32 28 £400 - 7
North West +45 15 £400 +8.11% 4
Work from Home -17 13 £430 +18.62%
South West +48 11 £415 -17.00% 1
Scotland +45 10 £415 +7.79%
East of England +56 8 £416 +3.88% 5
Yorkshire +44 8 £425 - 3
Midlands +75 7 £438 +2.94% 1
West Midlands +68 5 £438 +7.03% 1
North East +28 5 £263 -46.97%
East Midlands +55 2 - -
Northern Ireland +18 1 £390 -23.90%

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 with a requirement for Clustering.

1 100 (58.48%) Windows
2 75 (43.86%) Active Directory
3 68 (39.77%) Linux
4 67 (39.18%) VMware
5 61 (35.67%) Microsoft
6 60 (35.09%) Azure
6 60 (35.09%) Windows Server
7 59 (34.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 51 (29.82%) SQL
8 51 (29.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 49 (28.65%) PowerShell
10 48 (28.07%) Hyper-V
11 47 (27.49%) SQL Server
12 42 (24.56%) High Availability
13 41 (23.98%) DNS
14 39 (22.81%) DHCP
15 36 (21.05%) Oracle
15 36 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (21.05%) Security Cleared
16 33 (19.30%) Failover Clustering
16 33 (19.30%) Windows Server 2016
17 30 (17.54%) DevOps
18 29 (16.96%) SAN
19 28 (16.37%) AWS
20 27 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
20 27 (15.79%) Citrix
20 27 (15.79%) Unix
20 27 (15.79%) Firewall
21 26 (15.20%) Ansible
22 25 (14.62%) XenApp

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 11 (6.43%) MS Exchange
1 11 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.85%) Confluence
3 8 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.09%) Apache
4 7 (4.09%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.51%) IIS
5 6 (3.51%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.92%) Anypoint
6 5 (2.92%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.34%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (2.34%) SAP Portal
8 3 (1.75%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.17%) Jetty
9 2 (1.17%) Jupyter
9 2 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 60 (35.09%) Azure
2 28 (16.37%) AWS
3 20 (11.70%) Office 365
4 11 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (5.26%) IaaS
6 7 (4.09%) GitHub
7 6 (3.51%) OpenShift
8 5 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.92%) Google Container Engine
9 4 (2.34%) Apigee
9 4 (2.34%) PaaS
9 4 (2.34%) SaaS
10 2 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.17%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.17%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.58%) Serverless
11 1 (0.58%) Slack
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (23.98%) DNS
2 39 (22.81%) DHCP
3 29 (16.96%) SAN
4 27 (15.79%) Firewall
5 18 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 16 (9.36%) WAN
7 13 (7.60%) SNMP
8 12 (7.02%) NetScaler
8 12 (7.02%) SMTP
9 9 (5.26%) HTTP
9 9 (5.26%) VLAN
10 8 (4.68%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (4.09%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (4.09%) VPN
12 6 (3.51%) Kerberos
12 6 (3.51%) LAN
12 6 (3.51%) SSL
13 4 (2.34%) FTP
13 4 (2.34%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.49%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.19%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (3.51%) SAP BW
6 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.92%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.92%) MySQL
8 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.34%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 20 (11.70%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.19%) JIRA
3 12 (7.02%) Bitbucket
4 11 (6.43%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.43%) Subversion
5 5 (2.92%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.34%) Gradle
6 4 (2.34%) JMeter
6 4 (2.34%) JUnit
6 4 (2.34%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.34%) SOAtest
6 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.75%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.75%) ClearQuest
7 3 (1.75%) Fiddler
7 3 (1.75%) Maven
8 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.17%) Hudson
8 2 (1.17%) Toad
General
1 13 (7.60%) Finance
2 7 (4.09%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.92%) Banking
4 3 (1.75%) Legal
4 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.58%) Games
5 1 (0.58%) International Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Local Government
5 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.58%) Police
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (11.70%) Consultant
2 18 (10.53%) Administrator
2 18 (10.53%) DBA
3 14 (8.19%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (7.02%) Architect
4 12 (7.02%) Wintel Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 9 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.68%) Developer
7 8 (4.68%) Oracle DBA
8 7 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.09%) Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 6 (3.51%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (3.51%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.77%) LDAP
2 9 (5.26%) Node.js
3 7 (4.09%) Middleware
3 7 (4.09%) REST
4 6 (3.51%) SAP Basis
5 5 (2.92%) JMS
5 5 (2.92%) JSON
5 5 (2.92%) SOAP
5 5 (2.92%) Web Services
6 4 (2.34%) J2EE
6 4 (2.34%) OAuth
6 4 (2.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (2.34%) RAML
6 4 (2.34%) SAP PI
6 4 (2.34%) Spring
6 4 (2.34%) Spring Batch
6 4 (2.34%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.34%) Spring Security
7 3 (1.75%) Pandas
7 3 (1.75%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.02%) Replication
3 11 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (4.09%) User Experience
5 6 (3.51%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.92%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.92%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.75%) CMDB
7 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.75%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.17%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.17%) NHS
8 2 (1.17%) PKI
9 1 (0.58%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 100 (58.48%) Windows
2 68 (39.77%) Linux
3 60 (35.09%) Windows Server
4 36 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (19.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (15.79%) Unix
6 27 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (8.19%) SUSE
9 14 (8.19%) Windows 10
9 14 (8.19%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (7.60%) AIX
11 11 (6.43%) Solaris
12 9 (5.26%) CentOS
13 4 (2.34%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (2.34%) VMS
13 4 (2.34%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.56%) High Availability
2 30 (17.54%) DevOps
3 25 (14.62%) Migration
4 22 (12.87%) ITIL
4 22 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (9.94%) Configuration Management
5 17 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 16 (9.36%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (7.02%) Data Protection
7 12 (7.02%) Service Management
8 11 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.85%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (4.68%) Change Management
11 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
12 7 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (4.09%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (4.09%) Incident Management
12 7 (4.09%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.82%) SQL
2 49 (28.65%) PowerShell
3 24 (14.04%) Python
4 19 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 18 (10.53%) Java
6 13 (7.60%) Bash Shell
7 11 (6.43%) Perl
8 10 (5.85%) VBScript
9 5 (2.92%) C
9 5 (2.92%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.92%) Ruby
10 4 (2.34%) Go
10 4 (2.34%) Korn
10 4 (2.34%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.34%) VB
10 4 (2.34%) VBA
11 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.17%) C#
12 2 (1.17%) Groovy
12 2 (1.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.34%) MCSE
4 4 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.75%) MCSA
6 2 (1.17%) Degree
6 2 (1.17%) MCP
7 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.58%) CCNP
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.58%) HND
7 1 (0.58%) LPIC
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.58%) RHCE
7 1 (0.58%) RHCT
7 1 (0.58%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) GDPR
3 3 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.17%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 59 (34.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (28.07%) Hyper-V
4 25 (14.62%) XenApp
5 24 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (12.28%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (9.94%) vSphere
8 10 (5.85%) Docker
9 8 (4.68%) DFS Replication
9 8 (4.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (4.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (3.51%) Firmware
11 6 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (3.51%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.92%) Terminal Services
13 4 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.75%) Terminal Server
14 3 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (1.17%) Samba
15 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 51 (29.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 33 (19.30%) Failover Clustering
3 26 (15.20%) Ansible
4 24 (14.04%) SCOM
5 20 (11.70%) Puppet
5 20 (11.70%) SCCM
6 18 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (8.19%) WSUS
8 13 (7.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 11 (6.43%) Data Guard
9 11 (6.43%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (5.26%) Kubernetes
10 9 (5.26%) Tivoli
10 9 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (4.68%) SCDPM
11 8 (4.68%) SCSM
11 8 (4.68%) SCVMM
11 8 (4.68%) vCenter Server
12 6 (3.51%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 67 (39.18%) VMware
2 61 (35.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (21.05%) Oracle
4 27 (15.79%) Citrix
5 20 (11.70%) Cisco
6 19 (11.11%) EMC
7 17 (9.94%) Dell
7 17 (9.94%) IBM
7 17 (9.94%) NetApp
8 15 (8.77%) HP
9 14 (8.19%) Splunk
10 12 (7.02%) Red Hat
11 11 (6.43%) Sun
12 10 (5.85%) EqualLogic
12 10 (5.85%) Symantec
13 7 (4.09%) Nimble Storage
13 7 (4.09%) Palo Alto
13 7 (4.09%) SAP
14 6 (3.51%) ArcSight
14 6 (3.51%) McAfee