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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 37 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Clustering 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.97% 1.58% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.46% 4.62% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £350 £383 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +23.47%
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
122 130 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 39.35% 34.30% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 65 32
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Median hourly rate £22.85 £30.19 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +127.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £30.19 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £30.19 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bootle +1 1 £350 -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (33.33%) High Availability
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
5 3 (25.00%) SAN
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) vSphere
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) IaaS
6 2 (16.67%) SAP HANA
6 2 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
6 2 (16.67%) IBM XIV
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016

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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (16.67%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) DMZ
3 1 (8.33%) IPsec
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) DB2
3 2 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 2 (16.67%) SAP HANA
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Management Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Management Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Management Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Architect
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Basis Architect
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Transition Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Transition Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) JAAS
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) HACMP
1 2 (16.67%) IBM XIV
1 2 (16.67%) LPAR
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 2 (16.67%) Solaris
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) High Availability
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (16.67%) PowerHA
4 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
4 1 (8.33%) Firmware
4 1 (8.33%) vCloud
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Control-M
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) BMC
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds