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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 34 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Clustering 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.07% 0.83% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.30% 3.17% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£259 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.88% -10.00%
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
127 63 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.90% 26.25% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 30 35
Average daily rate £385 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.71 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.70% -20.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.75 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £29.50 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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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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 -3 3 £135 -55.00%
Bootle - 3 - -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 10 (83.33%) IIS
3 10 (83.33%) DNS
4 9 (75.00%) Firewall
4 9 (75.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (58.33%) ITIL
5 7 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (50.00%) Patch Management
6 6 (50.00%) MCP
6 6 (50.00%) SMTP
6 6 (50.00%) SSL
6 6 (50.00%) FTP
6 6 (50.00%) HTTP
6 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) vSphere
7 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (33.33%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (83.33%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Heroku
2 1 (8.33%) Engine Yard
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) SSL
3 6 (50.00%) SMTP
3 6 (50.00%) FTP
3 6 (50.00%) HTTP
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) DMZ
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) ICT Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCP
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (33.33%) vSphere
5 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Acronis
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Veritas
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) HP