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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 85 80 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.16% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.07% 0.51% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
Average daily rate
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£363 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 - £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 - £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -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 £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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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
435 389 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.25% 31.14% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 212 159
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 20
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.41 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.15% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £9.27 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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

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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 4 August 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 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 12 (48.00%) Migration
3 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (48.00%) Citrix
4 11 (44.00%) Cisco
4 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) Replication
5 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 10 (40.00%) SQL
5 10 (40.00%) UNIX
5 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (40.00%) SAN
5 10 (40.00%) Firewall
6 9 (36.00%) Terminal Services
6 9 (36.00%) Oracle
6 9 (36.00%) Solaris
6 9 (36.00%) NAS
6 9 (36.00%) XenApp
6 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
7 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (32.00%) WAN
7 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (32.00%) EIGRP
8 7 (28.00%) Wireless
8 7 (28.00%) Internet
8 7 (28.00%) MPLS
8 7 (28.00%) OSPF
8 7 (28.00%) BGP
8 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 7 (28.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) SAN
1 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) NAS
3 8 (32.00%) EIGRP
3 8 (32.00%) WAN
4 7 (28.00%) DMZ
4 7 (28.00%) Internet
4 7 (28.00%) MPLS
4 7 (28.00%) OSPF
4 7 (28.00%) BGP
4 7 (28.00%) Wireless
4 7 (28.00%) VPLS
4 7 (28.00%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (28.00%) iSCSI
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.00%) DNS
7 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
7 1 (4.00%) LAN
7 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.00%) MySQL
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Technical Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 4 (16.00%) DBA
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Project Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Replication
2 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (28.00%) EMC VNX
3 7 (28.00%) Celerra
4 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.00%) HACMP
4 2 (8.00%) DTV
5 1 (4.00%) Life Science
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) UNIX
3 9 (36.00%) Solaris
4 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.00%) AIX
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) Business Continuity
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (24.00%) Change Control
4 5 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.00%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) Terminal Services
2 9 (36.00%) XenApp
3 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (28.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (8.00%) GPFS
5 2 (8.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) VMware
2 12 (48.00%) Citrix
3 11 (44.00%) Cisco
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) Oracle
5 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (28.00%) EMC
6 7 (28.00%) Nortel
6 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (12.00%) Avaya
7 3 (12.00%) IBM
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
8 2 (8.00%) Sun
8 2 (8.00%) HP
8 2 (8.00%) NetApp
8 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.00%) Juniper
9 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 1 (4.00%) Brocade