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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 101 129 109
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -20
Contract jobs citing Clustering 57 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 0.61% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.80% 2.23% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 9
Median daily rate £405 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £208 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £379 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +5.55%
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
1188 1033 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.45% 27.28% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 608 486
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 55
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.99 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Lancashire +13 21 £426 +100.23%
Merseyside +3 12 £400 +54.58% 1
Manchester -2 12 £389 +13.01% 2
Cheshire +10 10 £394 +12.57%
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 53 (44.54%) Linux
2 51 (42.86%) Oracle
3 40 (33.61%) Java
4 35 (29.41%) C
4 35 (29.41%) Tuxedo
5 34 (28.57%) COBOL
5 34 (28.57%) Micro Focus
5 34 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 34 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 33 (27.73%) VMware
7 32 (26.89%) Bash Shell
8 31 (26.05%) Windows
9 30 (25.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 29 (24.37%) Unix
11 28 (23.53%) Hyper-V
12 27 (22.69%) RDBMS
12 27 (22.69%) Active Directory
12 27 (22.69%) Relational Database
13 24 (20.17%) Red Hat
14 23 (19.33%) Security Cleared
14 23 (19.33%) Windows Server
15 22 (18.49%) SC Cleared
15 22 (18.49%) Veritas
16 18 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (14.29%) High Availability
18 16 (13.45%) SAN
18 16 (13.45%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (13.45%) ITIL
19 14 (11.76%) Solaris

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 35 (29.41%) Tuxedo
2 14 (11.76%) Apache
3 7 (5.88%) JBoss
4 6 (5.04%) IIS
5 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.68%) FileNet
6 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.84%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.68%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.52%) IaaS
3 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.68%) Engine Yard
3 2 (1.68%) GitHub
3 2 (1.68%) Heroku
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.45%) SAN
2 12 (10.08%) DNS
3 11 (9.24%) DHCP
4 6 (5.04%) Internet
5 5 (4.20%) Firewall
6 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.68%) DMZ
7 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.84%) HTTP
8 1 (0.84%) IPsec
8 1 (0.84%) LDAP
8 1 (0.84%) SMTP
8 1 (0.84%) SSL
8 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 27 (22.69%) RDBMS
2 27 (22.69%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.24%) DB2
4 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.68%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.68%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Banking
2 3 (2.52%) Law
3 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.84%) Advertising
4 1 (0.84%) Electronics
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (30.25%) Developer
2 16 (13.45%) Administrator
3 13 (10.92%) Wintel Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Unix Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Architect
5 9 (7.56%) Consultant
6 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) DBA
8 6 (5.04%) SQL DBA
8 6 (5.04%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Systems Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Project Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (2.52%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) Web Services
2 5 (4.20%) REST
2 5 (4.20%) SOAP
2 5 (4.20%) XSD
3 4 (3.36%) Middleware
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.52%) JAAS
4 3 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.68%) .NET
5 2 (1.68%) J2EE
5 2 (1.68%) MCollective
5 2 (1.68%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.84%) CSS
6 1 (0.84%) HTML
6 1 (0.84%) HTML5
6 1 (0.84%) JDBC
6 1 (0.84%) jQuery
6 1 (0.84%) JSP
6 1 (0.84%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.20%) HACMP
3 4 (3.36%) Internet of Things
3 4 (3.36%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.68%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.68%) IBM XIV
4 2 (1.68%) LPAR
4 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.68%) Replication
4 2 (1.68%) Tandem
5 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.84%) Life Science
5 1 (0.84%) NHS
5 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (44.54%) Linux
2 31 (26.05%) Windows
3 29 (24.37%) Unix
4 23 (19.33%) Windows Server
5 14 (11.76%) Solaris
5 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.04%) AIX
9 2 (1.68%) CentOS
9 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.68%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.29%) High Availability
2 16 (13.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (13.45%) ITIL
3 13 (10.92%) Innovation Management
3 13 (10.92%) Time Management
4 11 (9.24%) Configuration Management
5 8 (6.72%) Migration
5 8 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (6.72%) Service Management
6 5 (4.20%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.36%) ArchiMate
7 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.36%) Project Management
7 4 (3.36%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (3.36%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.36%) UML
8 3 (2.52%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.52%) Change Management
8 3 (2.52%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.61%) Java
2 35 (29.41%) C
3 34 (28.57%) COBOL
3 34 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 32 (26.89%) Bash Shell
5 11 (9.24%) SQL
6 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.36%) VB
7 4 (3.36%) VBScript
8 2 (1.68%) JCL
8 2 (1.68%) Perl
8 2 (1.68%) Python
8 2 (1.68%) Ruby
9 1 (0.84%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.84%) C++
9 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.84%) Jython
9 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (19.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (18.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.20%) MCSE
3 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.36%) MCSA
5 2 (1.68%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.68%) Degree
6 1 (0.84%) MCITP
6 1 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) QA
1 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 27 (22.69%) Active Directory
3 18 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (5.04%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.36%) vSphere
8 3 (2.52%) GPFS
8 3 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.68%) Firmware
9 2 (1.68%) PowerHA
9 2 (1.68%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.84%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.84%) Postfix
10 1 (0.84%) vCloud
10 1 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (25.21%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (7.56%) NetBackup
3 8 (6.72%) Oracle ZFS
4 7 (5.88%) Ansible
5 5 (4.20%) Data Guard
5 5 (4.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.36%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (3.36%) SCCM
6 4 (3.36%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.52%) BladeLogic
7 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.68%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.68%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.68%) Control-M
8 2 (1.68%) Legato
8 2 (1.68%) Nagios
8 2 (1.68%) Puppet
9 1 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.84%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 51 (42.86%) Oracle
2 34 (28.57%) Micro Focus
3 33 (27.73%) VMware
4 24 (20.17%) Red Hat
5 22 (18.49%) Veritas
6 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
7 11 (9.24%) HP
8 7 (5.88%) IBM
9 5 (4.20%) Sun
10 4 (3.36%) BMC
11 3 (2.52%) EMC
11 3 (2.52%) SAP
12 2 (1.68%) Citrix
12 2 (1.68%) Dell
12 2 (1.68%) Ektron
12 2 (1.68%) Genesys
12 2 (1.68%) Informatica
12 2 (1.68%) JDA
12 2 (1.68%) NetApp
12 2 (1.68%) Remedy