The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 65 47
Contract jobs citing Clustering 0 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.92% 2.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 3.70% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 17
Median daily rate - £170 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 169 162 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 23.70% 24.77% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 116 123
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.81 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.03% +24.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £16.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.65 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in Wales

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Wales

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 Wales region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Unix
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) AIX
2 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (80.00%) Symantec
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) High Availability
3 7 (70.00%) PowerHA
3 7 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Puppet
3 7 (70.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (70.00%) Zenoss
3 7 (70.00%) Confluence
3 7 (70.00%) SCCM
3 7 (70.00%) JIRA
3 7 (70.00%) IT Governance
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (70.00%) MCollective
3 7 (70.00%) Ansible
3 7 (70.00%) Rundeck
3 7 (70.00%) Packer
3 7 (70.00%) Sonatype
3 7 (70.00%) Sonatype Nexus

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (70.00%) Apache
2 7 (70.00%) Confluence
2 7 (70.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (70.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (70.00%) JIRA
1 7 (70.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (10.00%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) MCollective
2 6 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) AIX
1 8 (80.00%) Unix
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) Debian
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) High Availability
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (70.00%) PowerHA
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Ansible
1 7 (70.00%) Nessus
1 7 (70.00%) Packer
1 7 (70.00%) Puppet
1 7 (70.00%) Rundeck
1 7 (70.00%) SCCM
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 7 (70.00%) Zenoss
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (80.00%) Symantec
3 7 (70.00%) IBM
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) Sonatype
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) arcserve
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos