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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 49 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 9 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.48% 0.26% 1.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.38% 1.43% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£327 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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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
122 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 20.07% 18.32% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 24 23
Average daily rate £330 £275 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -29.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £160 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.63 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +55.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.42 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £33.30 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North East region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Tyne and Wear -20 5 £327 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (37.50%) DV Cleared
6 8 (33.33%) Veritas
6 8 (33.33%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (29.17%) Replication
7 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (25.00%) DHCP
8 6 (25.00%) DNS
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco
8 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (20.83%) CA
9 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) MCDBA
10 4 (16.67%) MCT
10 4 (16.67%) HP
10 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
10 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) DHCP
1 6 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (4.17%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Server Support
2 4 (16.67%) DBA
2 4 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Development DBA
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Development DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Solaris
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (16.67%) MCDBA
4 4 (16.67%) MCT
4 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Veritas
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) CA
5 4 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.17%) EMC
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle
8 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.17%) Isilon
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