The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank - 32 23
Contract jobs citing Clustering 0 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.13% 4.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 3.05% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +50.00%
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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
113 131 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 38.44% 37.01% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 58 44
Median daily rate £375 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £22.92 £17.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.98% +59.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.42 £12.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.56 £40.00 £17.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Merseyside region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Merseyside region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (16.67%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 1 (16.67%) SAP HANA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Architect
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Transition Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Transition Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) JAAS
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) vCloud
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) SAP