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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / North East
Rank 88 72 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -29
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.55% 0.34% 2.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 1.05% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
Median daily rate £381 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £319 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £367 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +21.37%

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
293 287 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.38% 32.50% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 195 93
Median daily rate £400 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Median hourly rate £11.33 £16.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +39.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £10.51 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £23.05 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.43%

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
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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -13 5 £381 +22.98% 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 55 (83.33%) Linux
2 36 (54.55%) ITIL
3 34 (51.52%) Unix
3 34 (51.52%) TCP/IP
4 32 (48.48%) Veritas
4 32 (48.48%) High Availability
5 30 (45.45%) VMware
6 29 (43.94%) Firewall
6 29 (43.94%) J2EE
6 29 (43.94%) Oracle
6 29 (43.94%) Apache
6 29 (43.94%) Tomcat
7 28 (42.42%) Cisco
7 28 (42.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 27 (40.91%) F5
8 27 (40.91%) Sun
8 27 (40.91%) iPlanet
8 27 (40.91%) WebLogic
8 27 (40.91%) Load Balancing
9 26 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (39.39%) Oracle Application Server
9 26 (39.39%) JBoss
9 26 (39.39%) Red Hat
10 25 (37.88%) Active Directory
10 25 (37.88%) Windows
11 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
12 22 (33.33%) IIS
12 22 (33.33%) Security Cleared
13 21 (31.82%) Solaris
13 21 (31.82%) Windows Server

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 29 (43.94%) Apache
1 29 (43.94%) Tomcat
2 27 (40.91%) iPlanet
2 27 (40.91%) WebLogic
3 26 (39.39%) JBoss
3 26 (39.39%) Oracle Application Server
4 22 (33.33%) IIS
5 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.03%) Jetty
7 2 (3.03%) Mongrel
7 2 (3.03%) nginx
7 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.21%) IaaS
1 14 (21.21%) PaaS
1 14 (21.21%) SaaS
2 13 (19.70%) HP Helion
3 3 (4.55%) Yammer
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.03%) Google App Engine
4 2 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (51.52%) TCP/IP
2 29 (43.94%) Firewall
3 19 (28.79%) DNS
4 16 (24.24%) DHCP
5 3 (4.55%) NAS
5 3 (4.55%) Skype
6 2 (3.03%) FTP
6 2 (3.03%) HTTP
6 2 (3.03%) IPsec
6 2 (3.03%) LAN
6 2 (3.03%) PBX
6 2 (3.03%) SAN
6 2 (3.03%) SSL
6 2 (3.03%) VPN
6 2 (3.03%) WAN
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) EDMS
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.03%) Travis CI
2 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.52%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Solaris Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Project Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Administrator
5 6 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Unix Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.03%) AIX Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.94%) J2EE
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) .NET
3 2 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
1 7 (10.61%) Tandem
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (83.33%) Linux
2 34 (51.52%) Unix
3 25 (37.88%) Windows
4 21 (31.82%) Solaris
4 21 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 19 (28.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (24.24%) AIX
8 10 (15.15%) HPUX
9 9 (13.64%) SUSE
10 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
11 4 (6.06%) Windows XP
12 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) ITIL
2 32 (48.48%) High Availability
3 27 (40.91%) Load Balancing
4 15 (22.73%) DevOps
5 14 (21.21%) Change Management
5 14 (21.21%) PRINCE2
5 14 (21.21%) TOGAF
6 13 (19.70%) Open Source
7 10 (15.15%) Problem Management
8 8 (12.12%) Data Management
9 6 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 6 (9.09%) CRM
9 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.06%) Compliance Management
10 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (3.03%) Change Control
12 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
12 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) C#
2 2 (3.03%) Java
2 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
3 15 (22.73%) MCSA
3 15 (22.73%) MCSE
4 12 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (10.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (6.06%) RHCE
7 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.52%) MCITP
7 1 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (7.58%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (42.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 26 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (37.88%) Active Directory
4 16 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (24.24%) vSphere
5 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.58%) KVM
7 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) WSUS
3 2 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.52%) Netcool
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Veritas
2 30 (45.45%) VMware
3 29 (43.94%) Oracle
4 28 (42.42%) Cisco
5 27 (40.91%) F5
5 27 (40.91%) Sun
6 26 (39.39%) Red Hat
7 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
8 13 (19.70%) Citrix
9 12 (18.18%) HP
10 4 (6.06%) IBM
11 3 (4.55%) Dell
12 2 (3.03%) EMC
12 2 (3.03%) Google
12 2 (3.03%) Mitel
13 1 (1.52%) Intel Security
13 1 (1.52%) PlateSpin