Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 178 183
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing Clustering 10 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.65% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 13
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £183 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +126.03% -47.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £328 £163 £275
90th Percentile £453 £225 £447
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.27 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +28.00% -36.71%

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 1,388 1,381 1,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.50% 29.26% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 918 906
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £270 £213 £206
90th Percentile £563 £536 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 81
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.75% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.60 £10.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £27.35 £34.95 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% +3.14% +2.56%

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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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Staffordshire -10 3 - - 1
Worcestershire -5 2 £413 +83.13% 2
Birmingham - 2 £350 - 1
Coventry -7 1 £475 +171.43% 1
Shropshire -54 1 £325 +88.41%
Solihull - 1 - -
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (30.00%) Riak
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (30.00%) Java
6 3 (30.00%) MySQL
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) CRM
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (20.00%) ERP
7 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) ABAP
7 2 (20.00%) SAP
7 2 (20.00%) Replication
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) SAP BW
7 2 (20.00%) NetWeaver
7 2 (20.00%) SAP Basis

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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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DKIM
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (30.00%) Riak
3 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (20.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Introscope
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DBA
1 3 (30.00%) Production DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (10.00%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) VMS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (30.00%) CRM
1 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Change Data Capture
2 2 (20.00%) Database Security
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) CA Wily
3 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (10.00%) Nessus
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Aruba
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) CommVault
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Sophos
3 1 (10.00%) Tripwire