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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 129 121 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Clustering 28 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 1.03% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.87% 3.48% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 9
Median daily rate £424 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.07% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £201 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.95% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +41.81%
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
977 1237 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.69% 29.54% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 686 543
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 63 54
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Manchester +7 18 £413 +17.85% 6
Lancashire +2 6 £436 +16.33% 3
Cheshire -6 4 £408 +16.42% 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 30 (41.67%) Linux
2 27 (37.50%) Java
3 23 (31.94%) Shell Script
3 23 (31.94%) Oracle
4 21 (29.17%) C
4 21 (29.17%) COBOL
4 21 (29.17%) Tuxedo
4 21 (29.17%) Micro Focus
5 18 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 17 (23.61%) Bash Shell
6 17 (23.61%) Relational Database
6 17 (23.61%) RDBMS
7 15 (20.83%) Unix
7 15 (20.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (20.83%) WebSphere
8 12 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 11 (15.28%) JBoss
9 11 (15.28%) Middleware
9 11 (15.28%) Migration
10 10 (13.89%) AIX
11 9 (12.50%) WebLogic
11 9 (12.50%) SAN
11 9 (12.50%) SSL
11 9 (12.50%) Banking
12 8 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
13 7 (9.72%) High Availability
13 7 (9.72%) Veritas Volume Manager

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 21 (29.17%) Tuxedo
2 15 (20.83%) WebSphere
2 15 (20.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (15.28%) JBoss
4 9 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.94%) Apache
6 4 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (4.17%) NetWeaver
7 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.78%) IIS
8 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.78%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.39%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) SAN
1 9 (12.50%) SSL
2 5 (6.94%) HTTP
3 3 (4.17%) LDAP
4 1 (1.39%) DHCP
4 1 (1.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) Firewall
4 1 (1.39%) Internet
4 1 (1.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 17 (23.61%) RDBMS
2 17 (23.61%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.33%) DB2
4 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (6.94%) SAP BW
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.78%) SAP HANA
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.39%) EDRMS
8 1 (1.39%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 6 (8.33%) Hudson
3 3 (4.17%) Gradle
4 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (12.50%) Banking
2 6 (8.33%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Legal
4 3 (4.17%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Developer
2 21 (29.17%) Administrator
3 17 (23.61%) Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) DBA
4 6 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 5 (6.94%) Middleware Administrator
5 5 (6.94%) WebSphere Administrator
6 4 (5.56%) AIX Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Server Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 2 (2.78%) RedPrairie Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) SAP Architect
8 2 (2.78%) SAP Basis Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) Middleware
2 8 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (6.94%) .NET
3 5 (6.94%) SAP Basis
4 4 (5.56%) J2EE
5 3 (4.17%) JDBC
5 3 (4.17%) JMS
6 2 (2.78%) SAP TM
7 1 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.39%) JAAS
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) HACMP
2 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.39%) Life Science
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.67%) Linux
2 15 (20.83%) Unix
3 10 (13.89%) AIX
4 6 (8.33%) Windows
5 5 (6.94%) Solaris
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) Migration
2 8 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (9.72%) High Availability
4 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.33%) ETL
4 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.94%) ITIL
5 5 (6.94%) Service Management
6 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.17%) CRM
6 3 (4.17%) Data Encryption
6 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.17%) ERP
6 3 (4.17%) Open Source
6 3 (4.17%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (4.17%) SOA
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (37.50%) Java
2 23 (31.94%) Shell Script
3 21 (29.17%) C
3 21 (29.17%) COBOL
4 17 (23.61%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.94%) Jython
5 5 (6.94%) SQL
6 3 (4.17%) Groovy
6 3 (4.17%) Ruby
7 2 (2.78%) C#
7 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) MCSE
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (8.33%) GPFS
3 5 (6.94%) PowerHA
4 4 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (4.17%) vSphere
6 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.39%) Postfix
7 1 (1.39%) vCloud
7 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) NetBackup
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle ZFS
2 4 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Ansible
3 3 (4.17%) BladeLogic
3 3 (4.17%) CA Wily
3 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.78%) Control-M
4 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Oracle
2 21 (29.17%) Micro Focus
3 12 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.72%) Veritas
5 5 (6.94%) IBM
5 5 (6.94%) SAP
6 3 (4.17%) CA
6 3 (4.17%) VMware
7 2 (2.78%) BMC
7 2 (2.78%) JDA
7 2 (2.78%) RedPrairie
7 2 (2.78%) Remedy
7 2 (2.78%) Sun
8 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec