The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 60 76 32
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -44
Contract jobs citing Clustering 58 4 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.11% 0.41% 5.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.14% 1.29% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 3 20
Median daily rate £340 £258 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.03% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £312 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +41.81%
Clustering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
572 309 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.54% 31.47% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 178 208
Median daily rate £375 £340 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -17.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £232 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 29
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.20 £9.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £28.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +16.41%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the North East region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North East region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
Tyne and Wear +10 54 £335 +30.09%
Durham - 2 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 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 North East region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 86 (72.27%) Linux
2 75 (63.03%) High Availability
3 69 (57.98%) ITIL
4 62 (52.10%) Oracle
5 56 (47.06%) Red Hat
6 49 (41.18%) HP
7 47 (39.50%) VMware
8 46 (38.66%) Security Cleared
9 45 (37.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (36.13%) Apache
11 42 (35.29%) AIX
11 42 (35.29%) Firewall
12 40 (33.61%) Windows
13 39 (32.77%) Active Directory
13 39 (32.77%) Microsoft
13 39 (32.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 39 (32.77%) Service Delivery
14 38 (31.93%) SQL Server
14 38 (31.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (31.09%) Unix
16 35 (29.41%) IIS
16 35 (29.41%) TCP/IP
17 34 (28.57%) SC Cleared
18 33 (27.73%) Veritas
19 32 (26.89%) Load Balancing
20 31 (26.05%) DNS
20 31 (26.05%) SQL
21 30 (25.21%) KVM
22 29 (24.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
22 29 (24.37%) J2EE

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 43 (36.13%) Apache
2 35 (29.41%) IIS
3 29 (24.37%) Tomcat
4 27 (22.69%) iPlanet
4 27 (22.69%) WebLogic
5 26 (21.85%) JBoss
5 26 (21.85%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (10.08%) IBM Notes
7 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.68%) Jetty
9 2 (1.68%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.68%) nginx
9 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (22.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.76%) IaaS
1 14 (11.76%) PaaS
1 14 (11.76%) SaaS
2 13 (10.92%) HP Helion
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.68%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.68%) Yammer
4 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (35.29%) Firewall
2 35 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 31 (26.05%) DNS
4 28 (23.53%) DHCP
4 28 (23.53%) SAN
5 3 (2.52%) NAS
6 2 (1.68%) FTP
6 2 (1.68%) HTTP
6 2 (1.68%) IPsec
6 2 (1.68%) LAN
6 2 (1.68%) PBX
6 2 (1.68%) Skype
6 2 (1.68%) SSL
6 2 (1.68%) VPN
6 2 (1.68%) WAN
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (31.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (1.68%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.68%) MySQL
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.84%) EDMS
6 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) MSI
2 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.68%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.84%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 2 (1.68%) Advertising
1 2 (1.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Linux Engineer
2 20 (16.81%) Administrator
3 17 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
4 14 (11.76%) Linux Support
5 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Project Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Server Support
6 11 (9.24%) Solaris Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Linux Support Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Wintel Support
9 6 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.04%) Unix Administrator
10 5 (4.20%) Linux Server Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Windows Support Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.37%) J2EE
2 12 (10.08%) Middleware
3 3 (2.52%) Web Services
4 2 (1.68%) .NET
4 2 (1.68%) LAMP
4 2 (1.68%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.88%) Tandem
3 6 (5.04%) CMDB
4 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 86 (72.27%) Linux
2 45 (37.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (35.29%) AIX
4 40 (33.61%) Windows
5 37 (31.09%) Unix
6 23 (19.33%) Solaris
7 21 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 19 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (10.08%) HPUX
10 9 (7.56%) SUSE
11 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
12 4 (3.36%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.68%) CentOS
13 2 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (63.03%) High Availability
2 69 (57.98%) ITIL
3 39 (32.77%) Service Delivery
4 32 (26.89%) Load Balancing
5 28 (23.53%) Compliance Management
6 21 (17.65%) Change Management
7 17 (14.29%) Problem Management
8 15 (12.61%) DevOps
9 14 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 14 (11.76%) TOGAF
10 13 (10.92%) Open Source
11 12 (10.08%) Application Packaging
11 12 (10.08%) CRM
12 10 (8.40%) ITIL V3
13 9 (7.56%) Incident Management
14 8 (6.72%) Configuration Management
14 8 (6.72%) Data Management
15 6 (5.04%) E-Commerce
15 6 (5.04%) Knowledge Management
15 6 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.05%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.36%) VBScript
4 2 (1.68%) C#
4 2 (1.68%) Java
4 2 (1.68%) PHP
5 1 (0.84%) Python
5 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (38.66%) Security Cleared
2 39 (32.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 29 (24.37%) RHCE
5 19 (15.97%) MCSE
6 15 (12.61%) MCSA
7 12 (10.08%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (7.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (5.04%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.04%) MCTS
10 4 (3.36%) Degree
11 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.84%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (23.53%) SLA
2 5 (4.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (32.77%) Active Directory
2 38 (31.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (25.21%) KVM
4 29 (24.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 22 (18.49%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (14.29%) vSphere
7 16 (13.45%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (10.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (10.08%) Terminal Services
9 8 (6.72%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (20.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 22 (18.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 14 (11.76%) Perfmon
4 12 (10.08%) OpenView
4 12 (10.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (6.72%) HP SIM
6 4 (3.36%) WSUS
7 3 (2.52%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.68%) Puppet
9 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.84%) Netcool
9 1 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (52.10%) Oracle
2 56 (47.06%) Red Hat
3 49 (41.18%) HP
4 47 (39.50%) VMware
5 39 (32.77%) Microsoft
6 33 (27.73%) Veritas
7 29 (24.37%) Citrix
8 28 (23.53%) Cisco
9 27 (22.69%) F5
9 27 (22.69%) Sun
10 22 (18.49%) EMC
11 19 (15.97%) IBM
12 12 (10.08%) Lotus
13 3 (2.52%) Dell
14 2 (1.68%) Google
14 2 (1.68%) Mitel
14 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
15 1 (0.84%) Meridio
15 1 (0.84%) PlateSpin
15 1 (0.84%) RedGate