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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 25 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Clustering 13 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.50% - 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.67% - 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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
78 79 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.99% 36.92% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 57 16
Average daily rate £275 £313 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +27.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £152 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 4 £279 - 1
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) DHCP
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (85.71%) Hyper-V
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 10 (71.43%) DNS
5 9 (64.29%) ITIL
5 9 (64.29%) High Availability
5 9 (64.29%) SCCM
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
7 5 (35.71%) SCVMM
7 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (35.71%) Windows 2000
7 5 (35.71%) HP
7 5 (35.71%) Dell
7 5 (35.71%) Firmware
7 5 (35.71%) DMZ
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
7 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (35.71%) DFS Replication
8 4 (28.57%) SCOM
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 4 (28.57%) Migration
9 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) DHCP
2 10 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) DMZ
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) SMTP
4 2 (14.29%) FTP
4 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Wintel Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 2000
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
1 9 (64.29%) High Availability
2 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Hyper-V
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Firmware
3 5 (35.71%) DFS Replication
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) SCCM
2 5 (35.71%) SCVMM
3 4 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) Dell
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix