The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 129 96 90
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 19 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 1.06% 1.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 3.81% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 13
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£375 £310 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +29.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £368 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.37%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1018 840 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.74% 27.78% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 434 291
Average daily rate £400 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 48
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.13 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% +17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.82 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.42 £45.00 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the North West region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the North West region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Manchester -10 9 £350 +4.47% 8
Cheshire -24 4 £400 +29.03% 2
Merseyside -11 3 - -
Lancashire +7 1 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) VMware
3 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 19 (44.19%) Active Directory
4 19 (44.19%) Hyper-V
5 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
6 17 (39.53%) SQL
6 17 (39.53%) Migration
7 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (34.88%) Oracle Database
8 15 (34.88%) Replication
8 15 (34.88%) Oracle
8 15 (34.88%) Citrix
9 14 (32.56%) Firewall
10 12 (27.91%) Cisco
10 12 (27.91%) SAN
10 12 (27.91%) IIS
11 11 (25.58%) UNIX
11 11 (25.58%) VMware ESX
11 11 (25.58%) NAS
12 10 (23.26%) Solaris
12 10 (23.26%) WAN
12 10 (23.26%) Terminal Services
12 10 (23.26%) DMZ
13 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint
13 9 (20.93%) DNS
13 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
13 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (20.93%) Business Continuity
14 8 (18.60%) VPLS

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (27.91%) IIS
2 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) JCAPS
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) Liferay
4 1 (2.33%) SAS
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) Firewall
2 12 (27.91%) SAN
3 11 (25.58%) NAS
4 10 (23.26%) WAN
4 10 (23.26%) DMZ
5 9 (20.93%) DNS
6 8 (18.60%) VPLS
6 8 (18.60%) Wireless
6 8 (18.60%) EIGRP
6 8 (18.60%) Internet
6 8 (18.60%) MPLS
6 8 (18.60%) OSPF
6 8 (18.60%) BGP
6 8 (18.60%) iSCSI
6 8 (18.60%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (18.60%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (13.95%) HTTP
7 6 (13.95%) SMTP
8 5 (11.63%) DHCP
9 3 (6.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.88%) Oracle Database
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Local Government
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Technical Architect
3 6 (13.95%) DBA
4 5 (11.63%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (6.98%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.65%) IT Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Database Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Insight Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Customer Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) WCF
1 3 (6.98%) EDI
1 3 (6.98%) JMS
1 3 (6.98%) EDIFACT
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.65%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Replication
2 8 (18.60%) Celerra
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
3 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.65%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) DTV
4 1 (2.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) UNIX
3 10 (23.26%) Solaris
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.63%) Linux
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.98%) AIX
8 2 (4.65%) HPUX
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Migration
2 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
2 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (20.93%) Business Continuity
3 7 (16.28%) Change Control
3 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.65%) Data Management
7 2 (4.65%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.65%) Service Management
7 2 (4.65%) ETL
7 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.98%) ActionScript 2.0
3 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) ActionScript
4 2 (4.65%) VBScript
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) HNC
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
1 2 (4.65%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (44.19%) Active Directory
1 19 (44.19%) Hyper-V
2 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (25.58%) VMware ESX
4 10 (23.26%) Terminal Services
5 8 (18.60%) XenApp
5 8 (18.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.65%) LiteSpeed
7 2 (4.65%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.33%) Firmware
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.65%) WMI
3 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.65%) SCDPM
3 2 (4.65%) PureDisk
4 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) VMware
2 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.88%) Oracle
3 15 (34.88%) Citrix
4 12 (27.91%) Cisco
5 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint
6 8 (18.60%) EMC
6 8 (18.60%) Nortel
6 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
7 4 (9.30%) HP
7 4 (9.30%) Avaya
8 3 (6.98%) NetApp
8 3 (6.98%) Dell
8 3 (6.98%) IBM
9 2 (4.65%) Sun
9 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.65%) Neverfail
10 1 (2.33%) Infor
10 1 (2.33%) SAP
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