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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 122 98 99
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 34 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 1.19% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.94% 4.33% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 6
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£375 £305 £232
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +31.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £244 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £358 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.25 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+48.46% +20.37%
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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
1156 854 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.77% 27.48% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 440 301
Average daily rate £400 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 75 55
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +1.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.89 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £55.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

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 May 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 May 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 -2 16 £350 +4.47% 6
Merseyside -3 11 £300 +20.00% 1
Cheshire -17 4 £400 +29.03% 3
Lancashire -5 1 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 36 (67.92%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Hyper-V
3 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
3 26 (49.06%) Active Directory
4 23 (43.40%) VMware
5 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
6 19 (35.85%) Migration
7 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (32.08%) Replication
8 17 (32.08%) SQL
8 17 (32.08%) Citrix
9 15 (28.30%) DMZ
9 15 (28.30%) DNS
9 15 (28.30%) Oracle
9 15 (28.30%) Oracle Database
10 14 (26.42%) IIS
10 14 (26.42%) SAN
10 14 (26.42%) Configuration Management
10 14 (26.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (26.42%) Firewall
11 13 (24.53%) VMware ESX
11 13 (24.53%) UNIX
11 13 (24.53%) NAS
11 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (22.64%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (22.64%) Solaris
12 12 (22.64%) Terminal Services
12 12 (22.64%) Cisco
13 11 (20.75%) DHCP
14 10 (18.87%) Internet

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 14 (26.42%) IIS
2 3 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) JCAPS
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.89%) Liferay
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
4 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) Mathematica
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) DMZ
1 15 (28.30%) DNS
2 14 (26.42%) SAN
2 14 (26.42%) Firewall
3 13 (24.53%) NAS
4 11 (20.75%) DHCP
5 10 (18.87%) Internet
5 10 (18.87%) WAN
5 10 (18.87%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (18.87%) iSCSI
6 8 (15.09%) MPLS
6 8 (15.09%) OSPF
6 8 (15.09%) BGP
6 8 (15.09%) EIGRP
6 8 (15.09%) Wireless
6 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
6 8 (15.09%) VPLS
6 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (11.32%) SMTP
7 6 (11.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.30%) Oracle Database
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Legal
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.77%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Architect
2 7 (13.21%) Technical Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) DBA
4 5 (9.43%) Wintel Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Data Modeller
7 2 (3.77%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Server Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Database Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IT Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) WCF
1 3 (5.66%) EDI
1 3 (5.66%) JMS
1 3 (5.66%) EDIFACT
2 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.77%) ODBC
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Replication
2 10 (18.87%) Celerra
3 2 (3.77%) NHS
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) FlexPod
3 2 (3.77%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (67.92%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) UNIX
2 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (22.64%) Solaris
4 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.09%) Windows 2000
6 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.43%) Linux
8 3 (5.66%) AIX
9 2 (3.77%) HPUX
9 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Migration
2 14 (26.42%) Configuration Management
2 14 (26.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (22.64%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (18.87%) ITIL
5 9 (16.98%) Business Continuity
6 8 (15.09%) Change Control
7 6 (11.32%) High Availability
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.55%) Project Management
8 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.77%) Operations Research
10 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.77%) Data Management
10 2 (3.77%) Zachman Framework
10 2 (3.77%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.77%) Service Management
10 2 (3.77%) Data Modelling
10 2 (3.77%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.66%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (5.66%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) VBScript
5 2 (3.77%) C
5 2 (3.77%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) MCP
3 2 (3.77%) PhD
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) CCNA
4 1 (1.89%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
1 2 (3.77%) HL7
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) Hyper-V
2 26 (49.06%) Active Directory
3 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (24.53%) VMware ESX
5 12 (22.64%) Terminal Services
6 10 (18.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (15.09%) XenApp
8 7 (13.21%) DFS Replication
9 6 (11.32%) Firmware
10 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (3.77%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) SCCM
2 6 (11.32%) SCVMM
3 4 (7.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.77%) WMI
4 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.77%) PureDisk
4 2 (3.77%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (43.40%) VMware
3 17 (32.08%) Citrix
4 15 (28.30%) Oracle
5 12 (22.64%) Cisco
6 10 (18.87%) EMC
7 9 (16.98%) HP
7 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
8 8 (15.09%) Dell
8 8 (15.09%) Nortel
8 8 (15.09%) SolarWinds
9 4 (7.55%) Avaya
10 3 (5.66%) NetApp
10 3 (5.66%) IBM
11 2 (3.77%) Sun
11 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.77%) Neverfail
12 1 (1.89%) Infor
12 1 (1.89%) SAP
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