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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 34 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 26 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.02% 4.45% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.93% 13.60% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 1
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£300 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +44.09%
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
218 125 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.69% 32.72% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 70 26
Average daily rate £350 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £468 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £34.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.29% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £170.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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
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 27 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Tyne and Wear -11 15 £300 +22.44% 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) Microsoft
3 31 (56.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (49.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (49.09%) SQL Server
5 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 23 (41.82%) ITIL
7 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
9 19 (34.55%) HP
9 19 (34.55%) SQL
10 18 (32.73%) Linux
11 17 (30.91%) IIS
11 17 (30.91%) MCSE
11 17 (30.91%) Citrix
11 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (27.27%) VMware
12 15 (27.27%) Firewall
13 14 (25.45%) Service Management
13 14 (25.45%) Apache
13 14 (25.45%) MS Excel
14 13 (23.64%) Red Hat
15 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
15 12 (21.82%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (21.82%) NetBackup
15 12 (21.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 12 (21.82%) Veritas
15 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
16 11 (20.00%) DNS
16 11 (20.00%) DHCP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 17 (30.91%) IIS
2 14 (25.45%) Apache
3 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 5 (9.09%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.45%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
3 11 (20.00%) DNS
3 11 (20.00%) DHCP
4 5 (9.09%) LDAP
5 2 (3.64%) NAS
5 2 (3.64%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (49.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) MariaDB
2 9 (16.36%) MySQL
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Ant
1 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Technical Leader
4 5 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) IT Support
5 4 (7.27%) Wintel Support
5 4 (7.27%) Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Linux Support
7 2 (3.64%) Informatica Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 1 (1.82%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (1.82%) Server Support
8 1 (1.82%) Support Specialist
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Administrator
8 1 (1.82%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (1.82%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) LAMP
2 8 (14.55%) Middleware
3 5 (9.09%) J2EE
3 5 (9.09%) JDBC
3 5 (9.09%) JMS
3 5 (9.09%) JNDI
4 3 (5.45%) SOAP
4 3 (5.45%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 31 (56.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (49.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (32.73%) Linux
5 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (16.36%) CentOS
7 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) ITIL
2 14 (25.45%) Service Management
3 12 (21.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (18.18%) Change Control
5 9 (16.36%) Time Management
5 9 (16.36%) Problem Management
6 6 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (10.91%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) High Availability
8 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.45%) SOA
9 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.82%) CRM
10 1 (1.82%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (1.82%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) PHP
3 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 4 (7.27%) Java
4 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (30.91%) MCSE
4 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
5 9 (16.36%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) vSphere
4 5 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.27%) VMware Server
5 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.64%) XenApp
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) NetBackup
2 9 (16.36%) MIIS
2 9 (16.36%) OpenView
3 8 (14.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (9.09%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (34.55%) HP
3 17 (30.91%) Citrix
4 15 (27.27%) VMware
5 13 (23.64%) Red Hat
6 12 (21.82%) Veritas
7 10 (18.18%) Oracle
8 6 (10.91%) CA
9 5 (9.09%) Informatica
9 5 (9.09%) Lotus
9 5 (9.09%) Cisco
10 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds