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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / North East
Rank 90 76 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -41
Contract jobs citing Clustering 7 2 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.69% 0.23% 3.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.96% 0.66% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 14
Median daily rate £363 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £298 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £322 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £44.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +83.33%

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
357 302 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.38% 34.28% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 185 129
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 9
Median hourly rate £29.00 £24.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +84.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 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 -14 5 £363 +16.93% 1
Durham - 2 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 66 (86.84%) Linux
2 41 (53.95%) ITIL
2 41 (53.95%) High Availability
3 37 (48.68%) Unix
3 37 (48.68%) Red Hat
4 34 (44.74%) TCP/IP
4 34 (44.74%) Oracle
5 32 (42.11%) Veritas
6 31 (40.79%) VMware
7 29 (38.16%) Firewall
7 29 (38.16%) J2EE
7 29 (38.16%) Apache
7 29 (38.16%) Tomcat
8 28 (36.84%) Cisco
8 28 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (36.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 27 (35.53%) F5
9 27 (35.53%) Sun
9 27 (35.53%) iPlanet
9 27 (35.53%) WebLogic
9 27 (35.53%) Load Balancing
10 26 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (34.21%) Oracle Application Server
10 26 (34.21%) JBoss
10 26 (34.21%) AIX
11 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
12 24 (31.58%) Windows
12 24 (31.58%) Active Directory
13 23 (30.26%) Solaris
14 22 (28.95%) Microsoft

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 (38.16%) Apache
1 29 (38.16%) Tomcat
2 27 (35.53%) iPlanet
2 27 (35.53%) WebLogic
3 26 (34.21%) JBoss
3 26 (34.21%) Oracle Application Server
4 22 (28.95%) IIS
5 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.63%) Jetty
7 2 (2.63%) Mongrel
7 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.63%) nginx
7 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.42%) IaaS
1 14 (18.42%) PaaS
1 14 (18.42%) SaaS
2 13 (17.11%) HP Helion
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.63%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.63%) Yammer
4 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.74%) TCP/IP
2 29 (38.16%) Firewall
3 19 (25.00%) DNS
4 16 (21.05%) DHCP
5 8 (10.53%) SAN
6 3 (3.95%) NAS
7 2 (2.63%) FTP
7 2 (2.63%) HTTP
7 2 (2.63%) IPsec
7 2 (2.63%) LAN
7 2 (2.63%) PBX
7 2 (2.63%) Skype
7 2 (2.63%) SSL
7 2 (2.63%) VPN
7 2 (2.63%) WAN
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) EDMS
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) Travis CI
2 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.32%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) Administrator
3 11 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (14.47%) Project Engineer
3 11 (14.47%) Solaris Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Linux Support
5 6 (7.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.89%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (6.58%) Unix Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) AIX Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (2.63%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (2.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.16%) J2EE
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.21%) Tandem
2 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (86.84%) Linux
2 37 (48.68%) Unix
3 28 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (34.21%) AIX
5 24 (31.58%) Windows
6 23 (30.26%) Solaris
7 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
8 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (15.79%) HPUX
10 9 (11.84%) SUSE
11 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
12 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
13 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.95%) High Availability
1 41 (53.95%) ITIL
2 27 (35.53%) Load Balancing
3 15 (19.74%) DevOps
4 14 (18.42%) Change Management
4 14 (18.42%) PRINCE2
4 14 (18.42%) Service Delivery
4 14 (18.42%) TOGAF
5 13 (17.11%) Open Source
6 11 (14.47%) Compliance Management
7 10 (13.16%) Problem Management
8 8 (10.53%) Data Management
9 6 (7.89%) CRM
10 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
11 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (2.63%) Change Control
13 2 (2.63%) Configuration Management
13 2 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) C#
2 2 (2.63%) Java
2 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (19.74%) MCSA
4 15 (19.74%) MCSE
5 12 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (15.79%) RHCE
6 8 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.32%) MCITP
7 1 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) SLA
2 5 (6.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (36.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 26 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 16 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (21.05%) vSphere
5 13 (17.11%) KVM
6 8 (10.53%) Hyper-V
7 7 (9.21%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (3.95%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (9.21%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (5.26%) WSUS
4 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.63%) Puppet
5 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.32%) Netcool
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (48.68%) Red Hat
2 34 (44.74%) Oracle
3 32 (42.11%) Veritas
4 31 (40.79%) VMware
5 28 (36.84%) Cisco
6 27 (35.53%) F5
6 27 (35.53%) Sun
7 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
8 18 (23.68%) HP
9 13 (17.11%) Citrix
10 9 (11.84%) IBM
11 7 (9.21%) EMC
12 3 (3.95%) Dell
13 2 (2.63%) Google
13 2 (2.63%) Mitel
14 1 (1.32%) Intel Security
14 1 (1.32%) PlateSpin