Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 171 157
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14 +28
Contract jobs citing Clustering 11 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 1.59% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 14
West Midlands median daily rate £409 £276 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.37% -21.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £289 £250 £240
90th Percentile £444 £381 £425
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £43.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +72.83% -10.71%

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 1,319 1,514 1,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.66% 29.39% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 896 758
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.95% +5.67%
10th Percentile £269 £226 £225
90th Percentile £587 £550 £514
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 87 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £16.21 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% -7.37% +29.63%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.22 £10.09
90th Percentile £48.38 £33.50 £42.60
England median hourly rate £20.86 £22.50 £19.66
% change year-on-year -7.31% +14.45% -1.70%

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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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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
Birmingham +11 4 £300 - 10
Herefordshire +9 4 £405 +26.56%
Worcestershire - 2 £413 -
Staffordshire +5 1 - - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 7 (63.64%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) SCCM
5 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
5 4 (36.36%) WSUS
5 4 (36.36%) SCVMM
5 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (36.36%) User Experience
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (36.36%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (36.36%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) SCDPM
6 3 (27.27%) SCSM
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) DFS Replication
6 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared

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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 (18.18%) NetWeaver
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (9.09%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Introscope
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) AIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Production DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Production DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Basis
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
4 1 (9.09%) HACMP
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) NHS
4 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) AIX
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Solaris
6 1 (9.09%) Unix
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (9.09%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Strategic Roadmap
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) ABAP
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) Korn
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 4 (36.36%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (27.27%) DFS Replication
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (9.09%) PowerHA
5 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Failover Clustering
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (36.36%) SCVMM
3 4 (36.36%) WSUS
4 3 (27.27%) SCDPM
4 3 (27.27%) SCOM
4 3 (27.27%) SCSM
5 1 (9.09%) CA Wily
5 1 (9.09%) Nagios
5 1 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Google
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) Novell
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas