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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 133 145 109
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -36
Contract jobs citing Clustering 27 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.65% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.36% 2.11% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 17
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £240 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £430 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.20% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +23.47%
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
1143 1376 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.40% 30.73% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 833 551
Median daily rate £400 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £254 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 63 62
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.42 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% +8.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -17 10 £400 +6.66% 6
Lancashire +28 7 £400 +6.66% 1
Cheshire +6 7 £325 -7.14% 2
Merseyside +3 3 £350 -8.49% 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 36 (46.15%) Linux
2 35 (44.87%) Oracle
3 27 (34.62%) Java
4 24 (30.77%) Shell Script
5 23 (29.49%) C
5 23 (29.49%) Tuxedo
6 22 (28.21%) COBOL
6 22 (28.21%) Micro Focus
6 22 (28.21%) Oracle Database
7 20 (25.64%) Bash Shell
8 19 (24.36%) Unix
9 18 (23.08%) Red Hat
10 17 (21.79%) RDBMS
10 17 (21.79%) Relational Database
11 15 (19.23%) JBoss
12 13 (16.67%) WebSphere
13 12 (15.38%) VMware
13 12 (15.38%) Middleware
13 12 (15.38%) Windows
13 12 (15.38%) ITIL
13 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 12 (15.38%) SAN
14 11 (14.10%) Solaris
14 11 (14.10%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (14.10%) Configuration Management
14 11 (14.10%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (12.82%) Banking
15 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (12.82%) WebSphere MQ

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 23 (29.49%) Tuxedo
2 15 (19.23%) JBoss
3 13 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 11 (14.10%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (6.41%) Apache
5 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.13%) IIS
7 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.56%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) IaaS
3 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.56%) Engine Yard
3 2 (2.56%) GitHub
3 2 (2.56%) Heroku
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) SAN
2 7 (8.97%) Internet
3 6 (7.69%) DHCP
3 6 (7.69%) SSL
4 5 (6.41%) DNS
4 5 (6.41%) HTTP
5 3 (3.85%) LDAP
6 2 (2.56%) DMZ
6 2 (2.56%) Firewall
6 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.28%) IPsec
7 1 (1.28%) SMTP
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) Oracle Database
2 17 (21.79%) RDBMS
2 17 (21.79%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.85%) DB2
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.56%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.56%) SAP HANA
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.28%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.28%) GIS
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.41%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.41%) Hudson
3 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.56%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (12.82%) Banking
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Developer
2 21 (26.92%) Administrator
3 14 (17.95%) Consultant
4 10 (12.82%) Architect
5 6 (7.69%) DBA
6 5 (6.41%) Middleware Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) SQL DBA
6 5 (6.41%) Systems Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) WebSphere Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Integration Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Middleware Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) Middleware
2 10 (12.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (8.97%) Web Services
4 5 (6.41%) REST
4 5 (6.41%) SOAP
4 5 (6.41%) XSD
5 4 (5.13%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (3.85%) .NET
7 2 (2.56%) J2EE
7 2 (2.56%) JAAS
7 2 (2.56%) MCollective
7 2 (2.56%) SAP Basis
8 1 (1.28%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (1.28%) JDBC
8 1 (1.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) HACMP
2 4 (5.13%) Internet of Things
2 4 (5.13%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.56%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.56%) LPAR
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.15%) Linux
2 19 (24.36%) Unix
3 12 (15.38%) Windows
4 11 (14.10%) Solaris
5 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
7 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (7.69%) AIX
8 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.56%) CentOS
9 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Configuration Management
2 11 (14.10%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (10.26%) Service Management
4 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (8.97%) High Availability
5 6 (7.69%) Migration
6 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.41%) UML
7 4 (5.13%) ArchiMate
7 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.13%) ETL
7 4 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (5.13%) SOA
8 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.85%) CRM
8 3 (3.85%) ERP
8 3 (3.85%) Open Source
8 3 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) Java
2 24 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 23 (29.49%) C
4 22 (28.21%) COBOL
5 20 (25.64%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.97%) SQL
7 5 (6.41%) Jython
8 2 (2.56%) Perl
8 2 (2.56%) Python
8 2 (2.56%) Ruby
8 2 (2.56%) VB
8 2 (2.56%) VBScript
9 1 (1.28%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.28%) C++
9 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) MCSE
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.28%) MCITP
4 1 (1.28%) MCP
4 1 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 8 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 5 (6.41%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.85%) GPFS
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.85%) vSphere
6 2 (2.56%) Firmware
6 2 (2.56%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.28%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.28%) Postfix
7 1 (1.28%) vCloud
7 1 (1.28%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Clustering
1 9 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (8.97%) Ansible
4 5 (6.41%) Data Guard
4 5 (6.41%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.13%) SCCM
5 4 (5.13%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.85%) BladeLogic
6 3 (3.85%) CA Wily
6 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.56%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.56%) Control-M
7 2 (2.56%) Nagios
7 2 (2.56%) Puppet
8 1 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Legato
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 35 (44.87%) Oracle
2 22 (28.21%) Micro Focus
3 18 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 12 (15.38%) VMware
5 9 (11.54%) HP
5 9 (11.54%) IBM
6 6 (7.69%) Veritas
7 4 (5.13%) BMC
7 4 (5.13%) Sun
8 3 (3.85%) CA
9 2 (2.56%) Dell
9 2 (2.56%) JDA
9 2 (2.56%) RedPrairie
9 2 (2.56%) Remedy
9 2 (2.56%) SAP
10 1 (1.28%) EMC
10 1 (1.28%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.28%) NetApp
10 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds