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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 132 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -8
Contract jobs citing Clustering 19 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 1.06% 1.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.95% 3.52% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 22
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £238 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £342 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +55.00%
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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
974 908 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.82% 30.07% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 471 346
Average daily rate £375 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £212 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 44
Average hourly rate £16.73 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
Merseyside -8 5 £135 -55.00% 1
Manchester -13 4 £319 -8.92% 9
Cheshire -24 4 £400 +48.14% 1
Lancashire - 4 £213 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 30 (62.50%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 22 (45.83%) SQL
4 22 (45.83%) VMware
5 18 (37.50%) Firewall
6 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
7 16 (33.33%) IIS
7 16 (33.33%) Migration
7 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
8 15 (31.25%) VMware ESX
8 15 (31.25%) Replication
9 14 (29.17%) Citrix
9 14 (29.17%) DNS
9 14 (29.17%) SAN
10 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (25.00%) Oracle
11 12 (25.00%) NAS
11 12 (25.00%) Oracle Database
11 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 11 (22.92%) Terminal Services
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco
12 11 (22.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (20.83%) DMZ
13 10 (20.83%) XenApp
14 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
14 9 (18.75%) Internet

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 16 (33.33%) IIS
2 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) SAS
4 2 (4.17%) JCAPS
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.08%) Lync
5 1 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) Firewall
2 14 (29.17%) SAN
2 14 (29.17%) DNS
3 12 (25.00%) NAS
4 10 (20.83%) DMZ
5 9 (18.75%) Internet
5 9 (18.75%) HTTP
5 9 (18.75%) SMTP
6 8 (16.67%) WAN
6 8 (16.67%) MPLS
6 8 (16.67%) OSPF
6 8 (16.67%) BGP
6 8 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 8 (16.67%) Wireless
6 8 (16.67%) VPLS
6 8 (16.67%) iSCSI
6 8 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (14.58%) DHCP
8 6 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.08%) OLAP
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.08%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (2.08%) MySQL
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Marketing
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.25%) Electronics
4 3 (6.25%) Law
5 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.08%) Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Architect
2 7 (14.58%) Technical Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) DBA
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Project Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Customer Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Insight Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Customer Insight Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Database Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) EDI
1 3 (6.25%) JMS
1 3 (6.25%) EDIFACT
1 3 (6.25%) WCF
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Replication
2 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (16.67%) EMC VNX
3 8 (16.67%) Celerra
4 3 (6.25%) NHS
4 3 (6.25%) DTV
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (18.75%) UNIX
5 8 (16.67%) Solaris
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.42%) Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Migration
2 11 (22.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 9 (18.75%) ITIL
3 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (14.58%) Server Building
5 7 (14.58%) Change Control
6 6 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.25%) ETL
9 3 (6.25%) Service Management
9 3 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.25%) ActionScript
3 3 (6.25%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.17%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (2.08%) HNC
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
1 2 (4.17%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 15 (31.25%) VMware ESX
4 11 (22.92%) Terminal Services
5 10 (20.83%) XenApp
6 8 (16.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.17%) DFS Replication
8 2 (4.17%) vSphere
8 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.17%) LiteSpeed
3 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (45.83%) VMware
3 14 (29.17%) Citrix
4 12 (25.00%) Oracle
5 11 (22.92%) Cisco
6 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 8 (16.67%) EMC
7 8 (16.67%) Nortel
7 8 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 4 (8.33%) Avaya
9 3 (6.25%) NetApp
9 3 (6.25%) HP
9 3 (6.25%) SAP
10 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.17%) Neverfail
11 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.08%) Acronis
11 1 (2.08%) IBM
11 1 (2.08%) Dell
11 1 (2.08%) Veritas
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