The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 106 89 107
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 22 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 1.59% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.13% 7.39% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 15
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£300 £301 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% -14.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £226 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £430 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
704 582 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.46% 21.50% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 271 294
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
Clustering
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -5 17 £283 -9.74% 5
Manchester -11 2 - - 3
Merseyside +1 1 £300 -
Lancashire - - - -
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 44 (77.19%) Windows
2 35 (61.40%) SQL
3 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
6 26 (45.61%) SharePoint
7 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
8 24 (42.11%) DNS
8 24 (42.11%) PowerShell
9 22 (38.60%) SAN
9 22 (38.60%) IIS
10 21 (36.84%) Hyper-V
11 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
12 19 (33.33%) DHCP
12 19 (33.33%) SCCM
12 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
13 18 (31.58%) VMware
14 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
15 16 (28.07%) Citrix
16 15 (26.32%) HP
17 14 (24.56%) LAN
17 14 (24.56%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (22.81%) SCOM
18 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2005
18 13 (22.81%) WAN
18 13 (22.81%) .NET
18 13 (22.81%) Oracle
19 12 (21.05%) ITIL

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (45.61%) SharePoint
2 22 (38.60%) IIS
3 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
4 14 (24.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (7.02%) JCAPS
8 3 (5.26%) Lync
8 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.75%) SAS
9 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.11%) DNS
2 22 (38.60%) SAN
3 19 (33.33%) DHCP
4 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 14 (24.56%) LAN
6 13 (22.81%) WAN
7 10 (17.54%) Firewall
8 4 (7.02%) Wireless
8 4 (7.02%) IPsec
9 2 (3.51%) LDAP
10 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.75%) HTTP
10 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.53%) DTS
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 4 (7.02%) QlikView
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.75%) Big Data
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.75%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) DBA
3 10 (17.54%) Wintel Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) SQL DBA
5 5 (8.77%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Wintel Support
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.51%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.75%) JPA
3 1 (1.75%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.75%) GWT
3 1 (1.75%) jQuery
3 1 (1.75%) HornetQ
3 1 (1.75%) EJB
3 1 (1.75%) JMS
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Replication
2 4 (7.02%) Wiki
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) CESG
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Firmware
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (77.19%) Windows
2 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.77%) Linux
7 3 (5.26%) UNIX
7 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 2000
7 3 (5.26%) AIX
8 1 (1.75%) MVS
8 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Migration
3 9 (15.79%) High Availability
4 8 (14.04%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.53%) Change Management
5 6 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.53%) Change Control
6 5 (8.77%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.02%) CRM
7 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.26%) Security Management
9 2 (3.51%) Service Management
9 2 (3.51%) Database Security
9 2 (3.51%) Release Management
10 1 (1.75%) Database Tuning
10 1 (1.75%) Data Migration
10 1 (1.75%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 35 (61.40%) SQL
2 24 (42.11%) PowerShell
3 9 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) SELCOPY
5 1 (1.75%) REXX
5 1 (1.75%) C
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) MCSE
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) MCTS
2 7 (12.28%) MCITP
3 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) HL7
3 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 21 (36.84%) Hyper-V
3 10 (17.54%) VMware ESX
4 8 (14.04%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (7.02%) LiteSpeed
6 3 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) SCCM
2 13 (22.81%) SCOM
3 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.02%) SCVMM
3 4 (7.02%) SCSM
3 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.58%) VMware
3 16 (28.07%) Citrix
4 15 (26.32%) HP
5 13 (22.81%) Oracle
6 7 (12.28%) IronPort
6 7 (12.28%) Informatica
6 7 (12.28%) Siebel
6 7 (12.28%) Open Text
7 5 (8.77%) Cisco
8 4 (7.02%) Business Objects
8 4 (7.02%) CommVault
8 4 (7.02%) Avaya
8 4 (7.02%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.26%) Remedy
9 3 (5.26%) McAfee
10 2 (3.51%) IBM
11 1 (1.75%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (1.75%) Dell
11 1 (1.75%) Juniper
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