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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 119 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 30 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.01% 2.75% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
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£375 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £319 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.56 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.86% +162.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £22.63
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +32.59%
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
997 728 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.92% 26.45% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 425 326
Average daily rate £380 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 64
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.06 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Manchester -5 16 £310 -3.12% 5
Merseyside -7 8 £300 +22.44% 2
Cheshire -6 3 £450 +65.21% 7
Lancashire -16 2 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 50 (80.65%) Windows
2 38 (61.29%) Hyper-V
3 36 (58.06%) Active Directory
4 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
4 33 (53.23%) VMware
5 25 (40.32%) Citrix
6 24 (38.71%) SQL Server
6 24 (38.71%) Migration
7 23 (37.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (35.48%) Replication
8 22 (35.48%) SAN
9 20 (32.26%) IIS
9 20 (32.26%) VMware ESX
9 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (30.65%) UNIX
11 18 (29.03%) EMC
12 17 (27.42%) DNS
12 17 (27.42%) Solaris
12 17 (27.42%) NAS
13 16 (25.81%) DHCP
13 16 (25.81%) Terminal Services
14 15 (24.19%) DMZ
14 15 (24.19%) Oracle
14 15 (24.19%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (24.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 15 (24.19%) Celerra
14 15 (24.19%) SCCM
14 15 (24.19%) iSCSI
14 15 (24.19%) Fibre Channel
15 14 (22.58%) Oracle Database

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 20 (32.26%) IIS
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) JCAPS
4 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) Liferay
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) Mathematica
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (35.48%) SAN
2 17 (27.42%) DNS
2 17 (27.42%) NAS
3 16 (25.81%) DHCP
4 15 (24.19%) DMZ
4 15 (24.19%) iSCSI
4 15 (24.19%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
5 12 (19.35%) Firewall
6 11 (17.74%) Internet
7 10 (16.13%) WAN
8 8 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (12.90%) VPLS
8 8 (12.90%) MPLS
8 8 (12.90%) OSPF
8 8 (12.90%) BGP
8 8 (12.90%) EIGRP
8 8 (12.90%) Wireless
9 2 (3.23%) SMTP
9 2 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.58%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.61%) DTS
5 1 (1.61%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Local Government
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Wintel Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Technical Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Server Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) DBA
5 5 (8.06%) Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Data Modeller
7 3 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Database Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Server Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.23%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) Replication
2 15 (24.19%) Celerra
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Internet of Things
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.23%) Life Science
4 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.61%) DTV
5 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 50 (80.65%) Windows
2 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (30.65%) UNIX
4 17 (27.42%) Solaris
5 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (11.29%) Windows 2000
8 4 (6.45%) Linux
9 3 (4.84%) AIX
10 2 (3.23%) HPUX
11 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Migration
2 15 (24.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (22.58%) Configuration Management
4 13 (20.97%) Change Control
5 12 (19.35%) ITIL
6 10 (16.13%) High Availability
7 9 (14.52%) Business Continuity
7 9 (14.52%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.84%) Operations Research
9 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.23%) ETL
10 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.23%) Zachman Framework
10 2 (3.23%) TOGAF
11 1 (1.61%) Programme Management
11 1 (1.61%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) SQL
2 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.84%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.84%) C
4 3 (4.84%) R
5 2 (3.23%) VBScript
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) VCP4
2 3 (4.84%) PhD
3 2 (3.23%) MCITP
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) MCSE
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.61%) CCNA
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) HNC
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) HL7
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 38 (61.29%) Hyper-V
2 36 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 23 (37.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (32.26%) VMware ESX
5 16 (25.81%) Terminal Services
6 15 (24.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (12.90%) XenApp
8 7 (11.29%) DFS Replication
9 6 (9.68%) Firmware
10 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (3.23%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 15 (24.19%) SCCM
2 6 (9.68%) SCVMM
3 5 (8.06%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (6.45%) SCOM
5 2 (3.23%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.23%) WMI
5 2 (3.23%) PureDisk
5 2 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.61%) Legato
6 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
1 33 (53.23%) VMware
2 25 (40.32%) Citrix
3 18 (29.03%) EMC
4 15 (24.19%) Oracle
5 11 (17.74%) HP
6 10 (16.13%) Cisco
7 9 (14.52%) Dell
7 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
8 8 (12.90%) SolarWinds
8 8 (12.90%) Nortel
9 4 (6.45%) IBM
9 4 (6.45%) Avaya
10 2 (3.23%) NetApp
10 2 (3.23%) Sun
11 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.61%) SAP
11 1 (1.61%) Brocade
Runcorn
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £Competitive Package plus Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 14 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
St. Helens
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago