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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 86 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing Clustering 14 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.38% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.72% 1.18% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £354 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £514 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.88% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.88% -10.00%
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
515 424 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.34% 32.12% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 245 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 25
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.84 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 2015. 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
Oldham - 1 - -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Replication
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 5 (26.32%) Service Management
5 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) UNIX
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) Law
7 3 (15.79%) Legal
7 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.79%) Linux
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (15.79%) Database Mirroring

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (10.53%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Law
2 3 (15.79%) Legal
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) Project Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Database Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Replication
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) HACMP
2 2 (10.53%) DTV
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.79%) Database Mirroring
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) XenApp
1 2 (10.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (10.53%) GPFS
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Sun
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Brocade
5 1 (5.26%) 3PAR