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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 106 103 109
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 22 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.93% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.75% 3.34% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 4
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£260 £338 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% +31.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £226 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £420 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
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 £26.00 £29.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +43.20%
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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
801 748 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.98% 27.73% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 426 369
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 57
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +1 8 £215 -6.52% 5
Merseyside - 7 £275 -
Lancashire -12 5 - - 2
Cheshire -10 2 £450 +41.17% 4
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 52 (88.14%) Windows
2 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 30 (50.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (49.15%) VMware
4 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
4 27 (45.76%) Hyper-V
5 23 (38.98%) SQL Server
6 21 (35.59%) DNS
7 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (32.20%) Citrix
8 19 (32.20%) TCP/IP
8 19 (32.20%) IIS
8 19 (32.20%) PowerShell
9 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (25.42%) VMware ESX
11 14 (23.73%) Migration
11 14 (23.73%) SQL
11 14 (23.73%) DHCP
11 14 (23.73%) SCCM
12 12 (20.34%) SAN
13 11 (18.64%) ITIL
13 11 (18.64%) High Availability
13 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (16.95%) Replication
14 10 (16.95%) EMC
14 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
14 10 (16.95%) Solaris
14 10 (16.95%) UNIX
15 9 (15.25%) .NET

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 19 (32.20%) IIS
2 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.08%) Lync
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.69%) JBoss
6 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.08%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.59%) DNS
2 19 (32.20%) TCP/IP
3 14 (23.73%) DHCP
4 12 (20.34%) SAN
5 7 (11.86%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (11.86%) NAS
5 7 (11.86%) iSCSI
6 6 (10.17%) DMZ
7 3 (5.08%) Internet
8 2 (3.39%) Firewall
8 2 (3.39%) FTP
8 2 (3.39%) HTTP
8 2 (3.39%) WAN
8 2 (3.39%) SMTP
8 2 (3.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (38.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) DTS
6 1 (1.69%) MS Access
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
4 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Administrator
2 9 (15.25%) Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Wintel Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Server Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) SharePoint Administrator
5 5 (8.47%) Developer
5 5 (8.47%) DBA
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (6.78%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Data Modeller
7 3 (5.08%) Server Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.08%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Citrix Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) ODBC
3 1 (1.69%) JMS
3 1 (1.69%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) EJB
3 1 (1.69%) JSP
3 1 (1.69%) Servlets
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Replication
2 7 (11.86%) Celerra
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.08%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.39%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (88.14%) Windows
2 30 (50.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (16.95%) Solaris
5 10 (16.95%) UNIX
6 7 (11.86%) Linux
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.39%) AIX
8 2 (3.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Migration
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) High Availability
3 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
4 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (10.17%) Change Control
5 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.08%) Operations Research
9 2 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.39%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
10 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.69%) EAI
10 1 (1.69%) SOA
10 1 (1.69%) ETL
10 1 (1.69%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) PowerShell
2 14 (23.73%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) C
3 3 (5.08%) MATLAB
3 3 (5.08%) R
4 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.69%) VBScript
5 1 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (13.56%) MCSE
2 7 (11.86%) MCITP
3 6 (10.17%) MCTS
4 3 (5.08%) PhD
4 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 27 (45.76%) Hyper-V
3 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (25.42%) VMware ESX
5 7 (11.86%) Terminal Services
5 7 (11.86%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 5 (8.47%) Firmware
6 5 (8.47%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) SCCM
2 6 (10.17%) SCOM
3 5 (8.47%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.39%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.39%) PureDisk
4 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.39%) WMI
5 1 (1.69%) Nagios
5 1 (1.69%) Legato
5 1 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 29 (49.15%) VMware
2 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (32.20%) Citrix
4 10 (16.95%) EMC
5 9 (15.25%) HP
6 8 (13.56%) Dell
7 6 (10.17%) Oracle
8 4 (6.78%) IBM
9 3 (5.08%) Cisco
9 3 (5.08%) Sun
10 1 (1.69%) Brocade
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