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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 80 79 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 16 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.98% 0.78% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.55% 3.24% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
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£363 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -10.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £31.56 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.30% +16.87%
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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
451 339 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.67% 23.91% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 176 141
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 32
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £37.35 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
1 15 (65.22%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Citrix
3 12 (52.17%) Oracle
3 12 (52.17%) Migration
3 12 (52.17%) Oracle Database
4 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (47.83%) NAS
4 11 (47.83%) Replication
4 11 (47.83%) Terminal Services
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
5 10 (43.48%) UNIX
5 10 (43.48%) IIS
6 9 (39.13%) Solaris
6 9 (39.13%) EMC
6 9 (39.13%) SAN
6 9 (39.13%) Firewall
6 9 (39.13%) iSCSI
6 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
6 9 (39.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 9 (39.13%) Celerra
6 9 (39.13%) VMware ESX
6 9 (39.13%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (34.78%) DMZ
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco
8 7 (30.43%) WAN
8 7 (30.43%) Nortel
8 7 (30.43%) SQL

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (43.48%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) NAS
2 9 (39.13%) Fibre Channel
2 9 (39.13%) iSCSI
2 9 (39.13%) SAN
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) DMZ
4 7 (30.43%) Internet
4 7 (30.43%) MPLS
4 7 (30.43%) OSPF
4 7 (30.43%) BGP
4 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
4 7 (30.43%) Wireless
4 7 (30.43%) VPLS
4 7 (30.43%) WAN
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Architect
3 5 (21.74%) DBA
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Server Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Replication
2 9 (39.13%) Celerra
3 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (4.35%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 9 (39.13%) Solaris
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Business Continuity
2 7 (30.43%) Change Control
2 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
2 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (8.70%) Data Management
4 2 (8.70%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
1 11 (47.83%) Terminal Services
1 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
2 9 (39.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 9 (39.13%) VMware ESX
3 7 (30.43%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
1 15 (65.22%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Citrix
3 12 (52.17%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) EMC
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco
6 7 (30.43%) Nortel
6 7 (30.43%) SolarWinds
6 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.04%) Avaya
8 2 (8.70%) NetApp
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.35%) IBM
9 1 (4.35%) HP