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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 115 130 105
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -25
Contract jobs citing Clustering 45 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.31% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.61% 1.12% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 10
Average daily rate £375 £220 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -32.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +3.44%
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
1247 896 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.85% 27.87% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 516 467
Average daily rate £400 £359 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 41 52
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.04 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.77 £39.75 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +10 15 £388 -13.88% 1
Manchester -7 15 £350 +62.79% 14
Lancashire +6 12 £375 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £400 - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 27 (35.53%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) VMware
3 19 (25.00%) Solaris
3 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 19 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
5 17 (22.37%) Unix
6 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (19.74%) WebSphere
7 15 (19.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (18.42%) Migration
8 14 (18.42%) Finance
8 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (17.11%) AIX
9 13 (17.11%) SQL
10 12 (15.79%) IBM
10 12 (15.79%) Sun
10 12 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
11 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
11 11 (14.47%) SSL
11 11 (14.47%) Red Hat
11 11 (14.47%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (14.47%) Oracle
12 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.16%) Apache
12 10 (13.16%) Veritas
12 10 (13.16%) Cisco
12 10 (13.16%) HP
12 10 (13.16%) Data Centre

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (19.74%) WebSphere
1 15 (19.74%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (13.16%) Apache
3 8 (10.53%) JBoss
4 6 (7.89%) IBM Domino
4 6 (7.89%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.95%) Tuxedo
6 2 (2.63%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.32%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.32%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) SSL
2 9 (11.84%) HTTP
2 9 (11.84%) WAN
3 8 (10.53%) DNS
4 7 (9.21%) SAN
5 6 (7.89%) DHCP
6 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.63%) Firewall
7 2 (2.63%) Internet
7 2 (2.63%) LDAP
7 2 (2.63%) VoIP
8 1 (1.32%) FTP
8 1 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) DB2
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.95%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Eclipse
1 5 (6.58%) Hudson
1 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.32%) tSQLt
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Local Government
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Consultant
2 11 (14.47%) Architect
2 11 (14.47%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Administrator
3 8 (10.53%) DBA
4 7 (9.21%) IT Architect
4 7 (9.21%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (9.21%) SQL DBA
4 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Domino Support
5 6 (7.89%) WebSphere Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.95%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (11.84%) Middleware
3 5 (6.58%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (3.95%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.32%) .NET
5 1 (1.32%) JAAS
5 1 (1.32%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.53%) FlexPod
3 8 (10.53%) VCE vBlock
4 7 (9.21%) Replication
5 5 (6.58%) HACMP
6 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.53%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
2 19 (25.00%) Solaris
3 17 (22.37%) Unix
4 13 (17.11%) AIX
5 8 (10.53%) HPUX
6 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
6 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Migration
2 12 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (10.53%) High Availability
4 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (9.21%) ITIL
5 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.58%) Time Management
6 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.26%) Service Management
6 4 (5.26%) SOA
7 3 (3.95%) Change Management
7 3 (3.95%) ETL
7 3 (3.95%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.95%) Open Source
8 2 (2.63%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.63%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.63%) Project Management
8 2 (2.63%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) Jython
3 7 (9.21%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.58%) Java
6 4 (5.26%) Perl
7 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.95%) C
7 3 (3.95%) COBOL
8 2 (2.63%) PHP
9 1 (1.32%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
1 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) MCSE
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.63%) MCSA
3 2 (2.63%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.32%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 19 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
3 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (5.26%) GPFS
5 4 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.95%) vSphere
7 2 (2.63%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.32%) PowerHA
8 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (2.63%) WSUS
5 1 (1.32%) Control-M
5 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.32%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (1.32%) Legato
5 1 (1.32%) vMotion
5 1 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) VMware
2 12 (15.79%) IBM
2 12 (15.79%) Sun
3 11 (14.47%) Oracle
3 11 (14.47%) Red Hat
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco
4 10 (13.16%) HP
4 10 (13.16%) Veritas
5 8 (10.53%) Dell
6 6 (7.89%) Citrix
6 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.95%) EMC
7 3 (3.95%) Micro Focus
7 3 (3.95%) NetApp
7 3 (3.95%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) BMC
8 1 (1.32%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.32%) Intel
8 1 (1.32%) Remedy
8 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago