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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 109 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 35 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 1.17% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.13% 4.17% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 11
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£283 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.87% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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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
847 792 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.21% 27.97% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 405 389
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.82 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Merseyside - 13 £275 - 1
Manchester -1 12 £220 +15.78%
Cheshire -7 4 £450 +65.21% 3
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 58 (92.06%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) Active Directory
3 33 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (47.62%) Hyper-V
5 29 (46.03%) VMware
6 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
7 26 (41.27%) SQL Server
8 24 (38.10%) DNS
9 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (36.51%) PowerShell
10 22 (34.92%) TCP/IP
11 21 (33.33%) IIS
12 19 (30.16%) Citrix
13 18 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (26.98%) SQL
15 16 (25.40%) SCCM
16 15 (23.81%) DHCP
16 15 (23.81%) VMware ESX
17 14 (22.22%) Migration
18 13 (20.63%) SAN
18 13 (20.63%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (19.05%) High Availability
19 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
19 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
20 11 (17.46%) .NET
20 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
20 11 (17.46%) ITIL
21 10 (15.87%) UNIX
21 10 (15.87%) Solaris

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (33.33%) IIS
2 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.76%) Lync
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.59%) JBoss
7 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.76%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.10%) DNS
2 22 (34.92%) TCP/IP
3 15 (23.81%) DHCP
4 13 (20.63%) SAN
5 7 (11.11%) iSCSI
5 7 (11.11%) NAS
5 7 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (7.94%) DMZ
7 3 (4.76%) Internet
8 2 (3.17%) Firewall
8 2 (3.17%) SSL
8 2 (3.17%) FTP
8 2 (3.17%) HTTP
8 2 (3.17%) WAN
8 2 (3.17%) SMTP
9 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (41.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.59%) MS Access
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) DTS
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Administrator
2 10 (15.87%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Server Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) SharePoint Administrator
6 6 (9.52%) DBA
7 5 (7.94%) Developer
8 4 (6.35%) SQL DBA
8 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Administrator
9 3 (4.76%) Server Specialist
9 3 (4.76%) Data Modeller
9 3 (4.76%) Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) ODBC
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) JMS
3 1 (1.59%) EJB
3 1 (1.59%) JSP
3 1 (1.59%) Servlets
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Replication
2 7 (11.11%) Celerra
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.76%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.17%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (92.06%) Windows
2 33 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (15.87%) UNIX
5 10 (15.87%) Solaris
6 7 (11.11%) Linux
7 5 (7.94%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.17%) AIX
8 2 (3.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Migration
2 12 (19.05%) High Availability
2 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 11 (17.46%) ITIL
4 9 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (12.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (9.52%) Change Control
7 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.35%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.76%) Operations Research
10 2 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.17%) Change Management
10 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
10 2 (3.17%) Zachman Framework
10 2 (3.17%) TOGAF
11 1 (1.59%) SOA
11 1 (1.59%) ETL
11 1 (1.59%) EAI
11 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) PowerShell
2 17 (26.98%) SQL
3 3 (4.76%) C
3 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.76%) MATLAB
3 3 (4.76%) R
4 1 (1.59%) VBScript
4 1 (1.59%) VB
4 1 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) MCSE
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.29%) MCITP
3 8 (12.70%) MCTS
4 3 (4.76%) PhD
4 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 30 (47.62%) Hyper-V
3 18 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (23.81%) VMware ESX
5 7 (11.11%) Terminal Services
5 7 (11.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 5 (7.94%) Firmware
6 5 (7.94%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (25.40%) SCCM
2 7 (11.11%) SCOM
3 6 (9.52%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.17%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.17%) PureDisk
4 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.17%) WMI
5 1 (1.59%) Nagios
5 1 (1.59%) Legato
5 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) VMware
2 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (30.16%) Citrix
4 10 (15.87%) EMC
4 10 (15.87%) HP
5 8 (12.70%) Dell
6 6 (9.52%) Oracle
7 4 (6.35%) IBM
8 3 (4.76%) Cisco
8 3 (4.76%) Sun
9 1 (1.59%) Remedy
9 1 (1.59%) Brocade