The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 31 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Clustering 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.32% 0.56% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.40% 2.08% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£135 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £346 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.69% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Miscellaneous Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
91 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 30.13% 26.82% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 20 22
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £201 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.38 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.73% +7.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Liverpool region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) IIS
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (75.00%) Patch Management
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (75.00%) SSL
3 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) MCP
3 6 (75.00%) SMTP
3 6 (75.00%) FTP
3 6 (75.00%) HTTP
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange

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Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (87.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 6 (75.00%) SSL
2 6 (75.00%) SMTP
2 6 (75.00%) FTP
2 6 (75.00%) HTTP
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) IT Support
1 1 (12.50%) ICT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (75.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) MCP
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) DFS Replication
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) VMware