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 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
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 119 95
Rank change year-on-year +6 -24  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.41% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.69% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 14
Median daily rate £350 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £365 £469
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 638 651 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.70% 24.16% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 387 361
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Clustering
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

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the West Midlands

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the West Midlands

Clustering
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 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
Birmingham -2 3 £450 +40.62% 1
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) High Availability
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) Replication
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Clustering
Top Related 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (11.11%) Power BI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) DBA
1 4 (44.44%) SQL DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Database Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
3 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
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