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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 33 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Clustering 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.63% 0.54% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.38% 2.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£135 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +55.00%
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
94 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.47% 25.41% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 23
Average daily rate £440 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +86.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 5 £135 -55.00% 1
Bootle - 1 - -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) DNS
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) IIS
5 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
5 7 (43.75%) Firewall
5 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
6 6 (37.50%) Server Building
6 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 6 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (37.50%) MCP
6 6 (37.50%) SMTP
6 6 (37.50%) SSL
6 6 (37.50%) FTP
6 6 (37.50%) HTTP
7 5 (31.25%) DHCP
7 5 (31.25%) SCCM
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) JCAPS
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) SSL
3 6 (37.50%) SMTP
3 6 (37.50%) FTP
3 6 (37.50%) HTTP
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) DMZ
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Database Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) IT Support
2 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) ICT Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (6.25%) Project Leader
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
1 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
2 6 (37.50%) Server Building
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) MCP
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (12.50%) DFS Replication
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) LiteSpeed
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
3 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Neverfail
4 1 (6.25%) Acronis
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Sophos