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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 83 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.34% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 2.06% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +25.00%
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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
404 340 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.71% 26.79% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 160 116
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £198 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.68 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £39.25 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (66.67%) Windows
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) Citrix
2 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (57.14%) Oracle Database
3 11 (52.38%) Migration
4 9 (42.86%) Replication
4 9 (42.86%) Firewall
4 9 (42.86%) Terminal Services
4 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco
4 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (42.86%) NAS
5 8 (38.10%) IIS
5 8 (38.10%) SQL
5 8 (38.10%) UNIX
5 8 (38.10%) DMZ
6 7 (33.33%) Internet
6 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 7 (33.33%) MPLS
6 7 (33.33%) OSPF
6 7 (33.33%) BGP
6 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 7 (33.33%) Wireless
6 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
6 7 (33.33%) Solaris

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (38.10%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
1 9 (42.86%) NAS
2 8 (38.10%) DMZ
3 7 (33.33%) Internet
3 7 (33.33%) MPLS
3 7 (33.33%) OSPF
3 7 (33.33%) BGP
3 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 7 (33.33%) Wireless
3 7 (33.33%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) SAN
3 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (33.33%) VPLS
3 7 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Law
3 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 5 (23.81%) DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.52%) Project Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) UNIX Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.76%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Replication
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 7 (33.33%) Celerra
3 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX
3 7 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (28.57%) Change Control
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Security Patching
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
6 2 (9.52%) Service Management
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Terminal Services
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
2 7 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) Citrix
2 12 (57.14%) Oracle
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco
4 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (33.33%) EMC
4 7 (33.33%) Nortel
4 7 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (14.29%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (4.76%) HP