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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 78 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.40% 1.77% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£215 £230 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £230 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +43.20%
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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
333 282 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.27% 25.16% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 170 152
Average daily rate £325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £184 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Citrix
2 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (47.37%) Replication
4 9 (47.37%) IIS
4 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 7 (36.84%) EMC
6 7 (36.84%) Solaris
6 7 (36.84%) SAN
6 7 (36.84%) Terminal Services
6 7 (36.84%) UNIX
6 7 (36.84%) Migration
6 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
6 7 (36.84%) iSCSI
6 7 (36.84%) Celerra
6 7 (36.84%) NAS
6 7 (36.84%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (31.58%) Change Control
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (15.79%) Retail
9 3 (15.79%) SCCM

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 9 (47.37%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Liferay
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
1 7 (36.84%) iSCSI
1 7 (36.84%) NAS
1 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.26%) DMZ
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) DTS
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Server Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Server Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Support
4 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Database Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) ODBC
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Replication
2 7 (36.84%) Celerra
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Solaris
2 7 (36.84%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCTS
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) Terminal Services
4 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
4 7 (36.84%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
1 13 (68.42%) Citrix
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) EMC
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco