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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 104 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 32 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 1.14% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.11% 5.18% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 15
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£311 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -10.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £226 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.28 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.95% -24.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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
779 637 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.85% 22.00% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 308 330
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 76
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.59 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
Cheshire +4 21 £303 -6.92% 2
Manchester -12 4 £450 +18.42% 8
Lancashire - 3 £365 -
Merseyside -1 2 £300 - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 54 (83.08%) Windows
2 39 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (56.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
5 32 (49.23%) DNS
6 31 (47.69%) SQL
7 28 (43.08%) PowerShell
8 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 26 (40.00%) SharePoint
9 25 (38.46%) TCP/IP
10 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
10 24 (36.92%) IIS
10 24 (36.92%) Hyper-V
11 22 (33.85%) SCCM
12 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (30.77%) DHCP
13 18 (27.69%) SAN
13 18 (27.69%) VMware
13 18 (27.69%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (26.15%) .NET
15 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
15 15 (23.08%) Load Balancing
15 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (21.54%) SCOM
16 14 (21.54%) Citrix
17 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (20.00%) MCSE
18 12 (18.46%) MCTS
18 12 (18.46%) MCITP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 26 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 24 (36.92%) IIS
3 18 (27.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (7.69%) Lync
7 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
9 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
9 2 (3.08%) JCAPS
10 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
10 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (49.23%) DNS
2 25 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 20 (30.77%) DHCP
4 18 (27.69%) SAN
5 10 (15.38%) LAN
6 9 (13.85%) WAN
7 5 (7.69%) Firewall
8 4 (6.15%) Wireless
8 4 (6.15%) IPsec
9 2 (3.08%) LDAP
10 1 (1.54%) Intranet
10 1 (1.54%) HTTP
10 1 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.15%) DTS
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.54%) Big Data
6 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.54%) MSDE
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.54%) QlikView
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.54%) Gerrit
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.54%) Maven
2 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) Administrator
2 10 (15.38%) Wintel Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) DBA
4 8 (12.31%) Developer
5 7 (10.77%) SQL DBA
5 7 (10.77%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Server Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.15%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.62%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Wintel Support Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.08%) EJB
2 2 (3.08%) JMS
2 2 (3.08%) Middleware
3 1 (1.54%) GWT
3 1 (1.54%) jQuery
3 1 (1.54%) JPA
3 1 (1.54%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.54%) HornetQ
3 1 (1.54%) JSP
3 1 (1.54%) Servlets
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) XML
3 1 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Replication
2 2 (3.08%) CESG
2 2 (3.08%) PKI
2 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Firmware
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (83.08%) Windows
2 39 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (56.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.31%) Linux
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.62%) AIX
6 3 (4.62%) UNIX
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.08%) Solaris
7 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 11 (16.92%) ITIL
2 11 (16.92%) Migration
3 10 (15.38%) High Availability
4 6 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.69%) Change Management
5 5 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.15%) CRM
7 3 (4.62%) Security Management
7 3 (4.62%) Change Control
8 2 (3.08%) Database Security
8 2 (3.08%) Release Management
8 2 (3.08%) Service Management
9 1 (1.54%) Information Security Management
9 1 (1.54%) Information Security
9 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.54%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) SQL
2 28 (43.08%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.08%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) MCSE
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (18.46%) MCTS
2 12 (18.46%) MCITP
3 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB
5 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.08%) HL7
4 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
2 24 (36.92%) Hyper-V
3 8 (12.31%) VMware ESX
4 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.62%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (3.08%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.54%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (33.85%) SCCM
2 14 (21.54%) SCOM
3 4 (6.15%) SCVMM
3 4 (6.15%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.15%) SCSM
4 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.69%) VMware
3 14 (21.54%) Citrix
4 11 (16.92%) HP
5 8 (12.31%) Oracle
6 5 (7.69%) Cisco
7 4 (6.15%) Avaya
7 4 (6.15%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.62%) IronPort
8 3 (4.62%) Informatica
8 3 (4.62%) Remedy
8 3 (4.62%) McAfee
8 3 (4.62%) Open Text
8 3 (4.62%) IBM
8 3 (4.62%) Siebel
9 2 (3.08%) JBoss
9 2 (3.08%) CommVault
10 1 (1.54%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.54%) Sun
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago