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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 38 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 33 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.14% 0.54% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.86% 2.15% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 1
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£300 £469 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.03% +34.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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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
304 93 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 38.10% 24.93% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 42 34
Average daily rate £430 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.43% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £185 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.69 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 41 (70.69%) Windows
2 31 (53.45%) Microsoft
3 30 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (48.28%) SQL Server
5 26 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (44.83%) Security Cleared
6 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (37.93%) ITIL
8 21 (36.21%) SQL
9 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
9 19 (32.76%) HP
10 18 (31.03%) Linux
11 17 (29.31%) MCSE
11 17 (29.31%) IIS
11 17 (29.31%) Citrix
11 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (27.59%) VMware
13 15 (25.86%) Firewall
14 14 (24.14%) Service Management
14 14 (24.14%) Veritas
14 14 (24.14%) Apache
14 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
15 13 (22.41%) Red Hat
15 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
16 12 (20.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 12 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (20.69%) NetBackup
16 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
17 11 (18.97%) DV Cleared
18 10 (17.24%) Change Control

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (29.31%) IIS
2 14 (24.14%) Apache
3 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.62%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.17%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) Firewall
2 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
3 10 (17.24%) DNS
3 10 (17.24%) DHCP
4 5 (8.62%) LDAP
5 2 (3.45%) SAN
5 2 (3.45%) NAS
5 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) MySQL
2 9 (15.52%) MariaDB
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.72%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (8.62%) Ant
1 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.72%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Technical Leader
4 5 (8.62%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) IT Support
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Wintel Support
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Server Support
7 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Linux Support
7 2 (3.45%) Informatica Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Administrator
8 1 (1.72%) Java Consultant
8 1 (1.72%) Server Administrator
8 1 (1.72%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) LAMP
2 8 (13.79%) Middleware
3 5 (8.62%) JNDI
3 5 (8.62%) J2EE
3 5 (8.62%) JDBC
3 5 (8.62%) JMS
4 3 (5.17%) SOAP
4 3 (5.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) CMDB
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (70.69%) Windows
2 30 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (31.03%) Linux
5 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (15.52%) CentOS
7 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.45%) Solaris
9 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) ITIL
2 14 (24.14%) Service Management
3 12 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (17.24%) Change Control
5 9 (15.52%) Time Management
5 9 (15.52%) Problem Management
6 6 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.62%) Change Management
7 5 (8.62%) High Availability
8 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (5.17%) SOA
9 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.45%) Coaching
11 1 (1.72%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (1.72%) ITIL V3
11 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) PHP
3 5 (8.62%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 4 (6.90%) Java
4 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (29.31%) MCSE
4 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
5 11 (18.97%) DV Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) MCSA
7 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.72%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.79%) vSphere
4 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.62%) Terminal Services
5 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.90%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.45%) XenApp
7 1 (1.72%) Xen
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) NetBackup
2 9 (15.52%) OpenView
2 9 (15.52%) MIIS
3 7 (12.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (8.62%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (53.45%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.76%) HP
3 17 (29.31%) Citrix
4 16 (27.59%) VMware
5 14 (24.14%) Veritas
6 13 (22.41%) Red Hat
7 10 (17.24%) Oracle
8 6 (10.34%) Cisco
9 5 (8.62%) Lotus
9 5 (8.62%) CA
9 5 (8.62%) Informatica
10 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds