The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 80 77 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Clustering 11 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.75% 0.35% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.69% 1.37% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
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£300 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -45.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
Clustering
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
409 293 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.80% 25.88% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 150 169
Average daily rate £350 £305 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £152 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 27
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.62 £32.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - - - - 1
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
4 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 8 (50.00%) IIS
5 8 (50.00%) Replication
6 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
6 7 (43.75%) Migration
6 7 (43.75%) Celerra
6 7 (43.75%) iSCSI
6 7 (43.75%) EMC
6 7 (43.75%) UNIX
6 7 (43.75%) Solaris
6 7 (43.75%) SAN
6 7 (43.75%) Terminal Services
6 7 (43.75%) NAS
6 7 (43.75%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (43.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (37.50%) Change Control
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) Retail
9 3 (18.75%) SCCM
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) iSCSI
1 7 (43.75%) SAN
1 7 (43.75%) NAS
1 7 (43.75%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) DTS
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Gerrit
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Server Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Server Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Support
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Support Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Database Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HornetQ
1 1 (6.25%) JMS
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) EJB
1 1 (6.25%) GWT
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
1 1 (6.25%) JPA
1 1 (6.25%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Replication
2 7 (43.75%) Celerra
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Solaris
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
3 7 (43.75%) Terminal Services
3 7 (43.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Citrix
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco