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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 116 136 103
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -33
Contract jobs citing Clustering 48 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 0.41% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.84% 1.41% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 14
Median daily rate £380 £363 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £408 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +23.07%
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
1250 1066 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.62% 28.98% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 596 453
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 76 74
Median hourly rate £20.89 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.56% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.46 £47.33 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Manchester -4 17 £375 +7.14% 4
Lancashire +15 15 £370 - 1
Cheshire -3 12 £405 +1.25% 1
Merseyside -2 4 £495 - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 40 (39.60%) Linux
2 39 (38.61%) VMware
3 34 (33.66%) Windows
4 33 (32.67%) Oracle
5 32 (31.68%) Hyper-V
6 31 (30.69%) Active Directory
7 25 (24.75%) Java
7 25 (24.75%) Red Hat
8 24 (23.76%) Unix
8 24 (23.76%) SC Cleared
8 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
9 23 (22.77%) Veritas
10 22 (21.78%) Shell Script
10 22 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (19.80%) Oracle Database
11 20 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (18.81%) Windows Server
12 19 (18.81%) Bash Shell
13 18 (17.82%) Apache
14 17 (16.83%) Tuxedo
14 17 (16.83%) C
14 17 (16.83%) COBOL
14 17 (16.83%) Micro Focus
15 16 (15.84%) High Availability
16 15 (14.85%) Finance
16 15 (14.85%) Time Management
17 14 (13.86%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (13.86%) Solaris
17 14 (13.86%) RDBMS
17 14 (13.86%) Relational Database

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 18 (17.82%) Apache
2 17 (16.83%) Tuxedo
3 7 (6.93%) JBoss
3 7 (6.93%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.96%) IIS
6 2 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.98%) FileNet
6 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.98%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.99%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.97%) IaaS
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.98%) Engine Yard
2 2 (1.98%) GitHub
2 2 (1.98%) Heroku
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) DNS
2 11 (10.89%) SAN
3 9 (8.91%) DHCP
4 6 (5.94%) Internet
5 5 (4.95%) SSL
5 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.95%) WAN
6 4 (3.96%) Firewall
6 4 (3.96%) HTTP
7 2 (1.98%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.98%) LDAP
7 2 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.99%) DMZ
8 1 (0.99%) IPsec
8 1 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.80%) Oracle Database
2 14 (13.86%) RDBMS
2 14 (13.86%) Relational Database
3 12 (11.88%) DB2
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.98%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.99%) MySQL
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.98%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.99%) Hudson
General
1 15 (14.85%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Law
3 2 (1.98%) Banking
3 2 (1.98%) Legal
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Electronics
4 1 (0.99%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (17.82%) Developer
2 13 (12.87%) Wintel Engineer
3 11 (10.89%) Administrator
3 11 (10.89%) Architect
4 10 (9.90%) Unix Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Consultant
5 9 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Active Directory Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) DBA
7 6 (5.94%) Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.94%) SQL DBA
7 6 (5.94%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Project Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.95%) Systems Architect
9 4 (3.96%) IT Architect
9 4 (3.96%) IT Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) Web Services
2 5 (4.95%) REST
2 5 (4.95%) SOAP
2 5 (4.95%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (4.95%) XSD
3 2 (1.98%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.98%) J2EE
3 2 (1.98%) MCollective
3 2 (1.98%) Middleware
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.98%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.98%) XML
4 1 (0.99%) .NET
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
4 1 (0.99%) HTML
4 1 (0.99%) JDBC
4 1 (0.99%) JMS
4 1 (0.99%) jQuery
4 1 (0.99%) JSP
4 1 (0.99%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.96%) FlexPod
3 4 (3.96%) Internet of Things
3 4 (3.96%) Smart Meter
3 4 (3.96%) VCE vBlock
4 3 (2.97%) HACMP
4 3 (2.97%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.97%) Replication
5 2 (1.98%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.98%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.98%) LPAR
5 2 (1.98%) Tandem
6 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) Life Science
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (39.60%) Linux
2 34 (33.66%) Windows
3 24 (23.76%) Unix
4 19 (18.81%) Windows Server
5 14 (13.86%) Solaris
6 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (7.92%) AIX
8 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.96%) HPUX
10 2 (1.98%) CentOS
10 2 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.99%) Debian
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.84%) High Availability
2 15 (14.85%) Time Management
3 14 (13.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (9.90%) Migration
5 8 (7.92%) ITIL
6 7 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.96%) ArchiMate
8 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.96%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.96%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.96%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.96%) Project Management
8 4 (3.96%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.96%) UML
9 3 (2.97%) Change Management
9 3 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.97%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.97%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.75%) Java
2 22 (21.78%) Shell Script
3 19 (18.81%) Bash Shell
4 17 (16.83%) C
4 17 (16.83%) COBOL
5 13 (12.87%) SQL
6 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.96%) Jython
7 4 (3.96%) Perl
7 4 (3.96%) VB
7 4 (3.96%) VBScript
8 2 (1.98%) JCL
8 2 (1.98%) PHP
8 2 (1.98%) Python
8 2 (1.98%) Ruby
8 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.99%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (23.76%) SC Cleared
1 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.96%) MCSA
2 4 (3.96%) MCSE
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.98%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.98%) Degree
3 2 (1.98%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 32 (31.68%) Hyper-V
2 31 (30.69%) Active Directory
3 22 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.93%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (5.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.98%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.98%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.99%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.99%) Firmware
9 1 (0.99%) GPFS
9 1 (0.99%) vSphere
9 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Data Guard
1 5 (4.95%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.96%) Puppet
3 3 (2.97%) Ansible
3 3 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.98%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.98%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.98%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.98%) Legato
4 2 (1.98%) Nagios
4 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (1.98%) WSUS
5 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.99%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.99%) SCCM
5 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.99%) vMotion
5 1 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (38.61%) VMware
2 33 (32.67%) Oracle
3 25 (24.75%) Red Hat
4 23 (22.77%) Veritas
5 17 (16.83%) Micro Focus
6 13 (12.87%) HP
7 8 (7.92%) IBM
8 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
8 7 (6.93%) Sun
9 6 (5.94%) Dell
10 5 (4.95%) Cisco
10 5 (4.95%) Citrix
11 4 (3.96%) EMC
12 3 (2.97%) NetApp
12 3 (2.97%) SAP
13 2 (1.98%) BMC
13 2 (1.98%) Ektron
13 2 (1.98%) Genesys
13 2 (1.98%) Informatica
13 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds
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