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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / North West
Rank 109 113 118
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 26 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 1.18% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.24% 3.62% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Median daily rate £365 £388 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +49.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £199 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £432 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £44.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +69.23%

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
802 1242 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.76% 32.66% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 687 505
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 59 41
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £47.13 £37.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +9 16 £388 +10.71% 8
Cheshire +16 7 £338 -12.90% 1
Merseyside +2 2 £385 -3.75% 1
Lancashire -1 1 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 18 (36.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 18 (36.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (28.00%) Shell Script
2 14 (28.00%) Java
2 14 (28.00%) Linux
3 13 (26.00%) Migration
4 11 (22.00%) JBoss
4 11 (22.00%) SSL
4 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
5 10 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 10 (20.00%) Middleware
6 9 (18.00%) Banking
6 9 (18.00%) Unix
6 9 (18.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (16.00%) Apache
7 8 (16.00%) AIX
7 8 (16.00%) Oracle
7 8 (16.00%) Finance
8 7 (14.00%) Jython
8 7 (14.00%) SQL
8 7 (14.00%) HTTP
8 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
8 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (14.00%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
8 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database
9 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 6 (12.00%) High Availability
9 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell

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 18 (36.00%) WebSphere
1 18 (36.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (22.00%) JBoss
3 10 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 8 (16.00%) Apache
5 6 (12.00%) Tuxedo
6 4 (8.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (8.00%) NetWeaver
7 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.00%) GlassFish
8 1 (2.00%) IIS
8 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (2.00%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (2.00%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) SSL
2 7 (14.00%) HTTP
3 5 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (4.00%) LDAP
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.00%) DB2
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (8.00%) SAP BW
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.00%) EDRMS
7 1 (2.00%) GIS
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (12.00%) Hudson
3 3 (6.00%) Gradle
4 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (18.00%) Banking
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (4.00%) Advertising
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Administrator
2 12 (24.00%) Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Middleware Administrator
4 6 (12.00%) WebSphere Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) DBA
5 5 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 4 (8.00%) AIX Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Linux Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) SAP Basis Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Server Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Specialist
9 1 (2.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Middleware
2 9 (18.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (10.00%) J2EE
4 4 (8.00%) JMS
4 4 (8.00%) SAP Basis
5 3 (6.00%) .NET
5 3 (6.00%) JDBC
5 3 (6.00%) SAP TM
6 2 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (2.00%) JPA
7 1 (2.00%) jQuery
7 1 (2.00%) JSF
7 1 (2.00%) JTA
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.00%) REST
7 1 (2.00%) Spring
7 1 (2.00%) Struts2
7 1 (2.00%) UIKit
7 1 (2.00%) WebCenter
7 1 (2.00%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) HACMP
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Life Science
3 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) DataPower
4 1 (2.00%) Derivative
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 9 (18.00%) Unix
3 8 (16.00%) AIX
4 4 (8.00%) Windows
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.00%) Solaris
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Migration
2 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (14.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (12.00%) High Availability
3 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.00%) ETL
5 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.00%) DevOps
6 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.00%) SOA
6 3 (6.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Workflow
7 2 (4.00%) Data Encryption
7 2 (4.00%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (4.00%) ETL Development
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Java
1 14 (28.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (14.00%) Jython
2 7 (14.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (12.00%) C
3 6 (12.00%) COBOL
4 3 (6.00%) Groovy
4 3 (6.00%) Ruby
5 2 (4.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) PowerHA
2 4 (8.00%) GPFS
2 4 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) Veritas File System
3 2 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Postfix
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) BladeLogic
1 2 (4.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle
3 6 (12.00%) Micro Focus
3 6 (12.00%) Veritas
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) SAP
5 3 (6.00%) IBM
6 2 (4.00%) CA
6 2 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.00%) Kony
7 1 (2.00%) Sybase
7 1 (2.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.00%) Yahoo!