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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 114 131 103
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -28
Contract jobs citing Clustering 49 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 0.49% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.10% 1.82% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 12
Median daily rate £403 £335 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.14% +17.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £213 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £400 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -49.67%
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
1195 990 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.86% 26.81% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 580 507
Median daily rate £400 £375 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £527 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 58 66
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.00 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £46.77 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Lancashire +10 17 £426 +100.23%
Cheshire +2 11 £394 -1.50%
Manchester -7 10 £389 +15.11% 6
Merseyside +3 9 £400 - 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 46 (41.44%) Linux
2 45 (40.54%) Oracle
3 35 (31.53%) Java
4 34 (30.63%) VMware
5 32 (28.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (27.03%) Windows
7 29 (26.13%) Active Directory
7 29 (26.13%) Hyper-V
7 29 (26.13%) Oracle Database
8 28 (25.23%) Shell Script
8 28 (25.23%) Tuxedo
8 28 (25.23%) Unix
8 28 (25.23%) C
9 27 (24.32%) COBOL
9 27 (24.32%) Micro Focus
9 27 (24.32%) Bash Shell
10 26 (23.42%) Security Cleared
11 25 (22.52%) SC Cleared
11 25 (22.52%) Red Hat
12 23 (20.72%) Veritas
13 22 (19.82%) RDBMS
13 22 (19.82%) Relational Database
13 22 (19.82%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (18.92%) Windows Server
15 18 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (15.32%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (14.41%) SAN
17 16 (14.41%) High Availability
18 15 (13.51%) Time Management
18 15 (13.51%) Apache

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 28 (25.23%) Tuxedo
2 15 (13.51%) Apache
3 6 (5.41%) JBoss
4 4 (3.60%) IIS
4 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.80%) FileNet
5 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.80%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.90%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.80%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.80%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) IaaS
3 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.80%) Engine Yard
3 2 (1.80%) GitHub
3 2 (1.80%) Heroku
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.41%) SAN
2 12 (10.81%) DNS
3 11 (9.91%) DHCP
4 6 (5.41%) Internet
5 4 (3.60%) Firewall
5 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.80%) DMZ
6 2 (1.80%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.80%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.90%) HTTP
7 1 (0.90%) IPsec
7 1 (0.90%) SSL
7 1 (0.90%) VLAN
7 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.13%) Oracle Database
2 22 (19.82%) RDBMS
2 22 (19.82%) Relational Database
3 13 (11.71%) DB2
4 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.60%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.80%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.90%) MySQL
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (12.61%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Law
3 2 (1.80%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Legal
3 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
4 1 (0.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (26.13%) Developer
2 15 (13.51%) Administrator
2 15 (13.51%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Unix Engineer
4 9 (8.11%) Architect
4 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) DBA
7 6 (5.41%) Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) Project Engineer
7 6 (5.41%) SQL DBA
7 6 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Consultant
8 5 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.50%) Systems Architect
8 5 (4.50%) Unix Administrator
8 5 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Solaris Administrator
9 4 (3.60%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) Web Services
2 5 (4.50%) REST
2 5 (4.50%) SOAP
2 5 (4.50%) XSD
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.60%) SAP Basis
4 3 (2.70%) JAAS
4 3 (2.70%) Middleware
4 3 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.80%) J2EE
5 2 (1.80%) MCollective
5 2 (1.80%) XML
6 1 (0.90%) .NET
6 1 (0.90%) CSS
6 1 (0.90%) HTML
6 1 (0.90%) HTML5
6 1 (0.90%) JDBC
6 1 (0.90%) jQuery
6 1 (0.90%) JSP
6 1 (0.90%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.50%) HACMP
3 4 (3.60%) Internet of Things
3 4 (3.60%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.70%) Replication
5 2 (1.80%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.80%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.80%) LPAR
5 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.80%) Tandem
6 1 (0.90%) Life Science
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.44%) Linux
2 30 (27.03%) Windows
3 28 (25.23%) Unix
4 21 (18.92%) Windows Server
5 13 (11.71%) Solaris
6 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.41%) AIX
10 2 (1.80%) CentOS
10 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.90%) Debian
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (14.41%) High Availability
3 15 (13.51%) ITIL
3 15 (13.51%) Time Management
4 10 (9.01%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.31%) Migration
6 7 (6.31%) Service Management
7 5 (4.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.60%) ArchiMate
8 4 (3.60%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.60%) Project Management
8 4 (3.60%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (3.60%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.60%) UML
9 3 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.70%) Change Management
9 3 (2.70%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.70%) JVM Tuning
9 3 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.53%) Java
2 28 (25.23%) C
2 28 (25.23%) Shell Script
3 27 (24.32%) Bash Shell
3 27 (24.32%) COBOL
4 11 (9.91%) SQL
5 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.60%) VB
6 4 (3.60%) VBScript
7 2 (1.80%) JCL
7 2 (1.80%) Perl
7 2 (1.80%) Python
7 2 (1.80%) Ruby
7 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.90%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.90%) C++
8 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.90%) Jython
8 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (23.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (22.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.60%) MCSA
3 4 (3.60%) MCSE
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.80%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.80%) Degree
5 1 (0.90%) MCITP
5 1 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 29 (26.13%) Active Directory
1 29 (26.13%) Hyper-V
2 18 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (6.31%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (4.50%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.70%) GPFS
8 2 (1.80%) Firmware
8 2 (1.80%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.80%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.90%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.90%) vSphere
9 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (28.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (7.21%) NetBackup
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (5.41%) Ansible
5 5 (4.50%) Data Guard
5 5 (4.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.60%) SCCM
6 4 (3.60%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.80%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.80%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.80%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.80%) Control-M
8 2 (1.80%) Legato
8 2 (1.80%) Nagios
8 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.80%) Puppet
9 1 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.90%) vMotion
9 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (40.54%) Oracle
2 34 (30.63%) VMware
3 27 (24.32%) Micro Focus
4 25 (22.52%) Red Hat
5 23 (20.72%) Veritas
6 11 (9.91%) HP
7 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.41%) IBM
9 5 (4.50%) SAP
9 5 (4.50%) Sun
10 4 (3.60%) BMC
10 4 (3.60%) EMC
11 3 (2.70%) NetApp
12 2 (1.80%) Citrix
12 2 (1.80%) Dell
12 2 (1.80%) Ektron
12 2 (1.80%) Genesys
12 2 (1.80%) Informatica
12 2 (1.80%) Remedy
12 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds