Period
to 12 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 6 months to 12 November 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 178 191
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13 -18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 14 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.13% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 0.45% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 14
West Midlands median daily rate £348 £250 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.00% -26.47% -9.33%
10th Percentile £298 £188 £275
90th Percentile £414 £362 £425
England median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.38 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +41.28% +7.14% -26.32%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,486 1,348 1,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.29% 28.52% 28.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 861 1,072
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -0.65% +8.39%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £215
90th Percentile £550 £519 £549
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 73 83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.64 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +0.90% -11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.15 £10.80
90th Percentile £28.25 £34.48 £32.69
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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
Staffordshire -8 6 £370 +7.79% 1
Shropshire - 3 £325 - 2
Solihull - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £475 - 1
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England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (50.00%) QA
6 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) MySQL
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle
6 6 (42.86%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (42.86%) Riak
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
7 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
7 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 3 (21.43%) Service Management
8 3 (21.43%) CommVault
8 3 (21.43%) NetApp
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (21.43%) XenApp
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Server

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DKIM
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) MySQL
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 6 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (42.86%) Riak
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) DBA
2 6 (42.86%) Production DBA
3 4 (28.57%) Administrator
4 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) EMC VNX
3 2 (14.29%) EMC VNXe
3 2 (14.29%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Database Security
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) High Availability
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
3 3 (21.43%) Security Patching
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (14.29%) Server Building
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Server
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) Firmware
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (42.86%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 2 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (14.29%) Nessus
3 2 (14.29%) vCenter Server
3 2 (14.29%) WSUS
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) CommVault
3 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Adobe
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) Sophos
4 2 (14.29%) Tripwire