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 22 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 129 98
Rank change year-on-year +29 -31  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.40% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.60% 1.59% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 22
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £322 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £375
% change year-on-year +11.94% -10.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year - -9.56%  

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 578 756 642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.50% 25.13% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 455 386
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 45
Median hourly rate £15.13 £15.32 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% -21.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

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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

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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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Wolverhampton - 7 £350 -
Birmingham +17 5 £338 +5.46% 2
Shropshire +17 1 - - 1
Warwickshire +4 1 £218 -37.85%
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England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 9 (45.00%) Replication
3 9 (45.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) High Availability
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (20.00%) SAN
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 4 (20.00%) Marketing
9 3 (15.00%) SCOM
9 3 (15.00%) Server Building
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (15.00%) Migration
9 3 (15.00%) Oracle

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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 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) VLAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) DMZ
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (10.00%) MySQL
5 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) DBA
2 14 (70.00%) SQL DBA
3 10 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (15.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Production DBA
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Production DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Storage Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) High Availability
2 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Server Building
5 2 (10.00%) BCP
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (10.00%) Logistics
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Process Management
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.00%) iptables
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) UAG
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Google
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds