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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 138 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs citing Clustering 28 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.93% 1.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 2.97% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 14
Average daily rate
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£335 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £415 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.77%
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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
1236 978 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.41% 31.53% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 517 415
Average daily rate £400 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 56
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -11 13 £369 -0.33% 4
Merseyside -2 7 £259 -13.75%
Lancashire -13 4 £213 -41.78%
Cheshire -27 3 £350 +14.75% 1
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 24 (54.55%) SQL
2 20 (45.45%) Windows
3 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
4 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (31.82%) VMware
5 12 (27.27%) DNS
5 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (25.00%) ITIL
6 11 (25.00%) Firewall
7 10 (22.73%) IIS
7 10 (22.73%) T-SQL
7 10 (22.73%) HTTP
8 9 (20.45%) SMTP
8 9 (20.45%) Finance
8 9 (20.45%) VMware ESX
8 9 (20.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (18.18%) Replication
10 7 (15.91%) Citrix
10 7 (15.91%) FTP
10 7 (15.91%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
10 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (13.64%) Patch Management
11 6 (13.64%) MCP

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (22.73%) IIS
2 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.82%) SAS
4 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.55%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (2.27%) Tuxedo
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.27%) Lync
6 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Heroku
2 1 (2.27%) Engine Yard
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) DNS
2 11 (25.00%) Firewall
3 10 (22.73%) HTTP
4 9 (20.45%) SMTP
5 7 (15.91%) FTP
6 6 (13.64%) SSL
7 5 (11.36%) DHCP
8 4 (9.09%) SAN
9 3 (6.82%) Internet
9 3 (6.82%) Broadband
10 2 (4.55%) VoIP
10 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
10 2 (4.55%) NAS
11 1 (2.27%) Spanning Tree
11 1 (2.27%) WAN
11 1 (2.27%) LAN
11 1 (2.27%) EIGRP
11 1 (2.27%) Network Security
11 1 (2.27%) DMZ
11 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.55%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.55%) OLAP
5 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) DBA
4 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) SQL DBA
5 4 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Customer Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Insight Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Customer Insight Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) EDI
1 3 (6.82%) JMS
1 3 (6.82%) EDIFACT
1 3 (6.82%) WCF
2 2 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Replication
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.55%) DTV
5 2 (4.55%) NHS
5 2 (4.55%) HACMP
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.36%) Linux
6 4 (9.09%) UNIX
7 2 (4.55%) AIX
7 2 (4.55%) Solaris
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (13.64%) Patch Management
4 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) Project Management
5 4 (9.09%) Service Management
5 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.82%) Marketing Strategy
6 3 (6.82%) Customer Insight
6 3 (6.82%) Propensity Modelling
6 3 (6.82%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (6.82%) Change Management
6 3 (6.82%) ETL
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.82%) ActionScript
3 3 (6.82%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) COBOL
5 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (15.91%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (13.64%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) CCNP
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.45%) VMware ESX
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (9.09%) vSphere
5 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.55%) XenApp
6 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.55%) GPFS
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.27%) Puppet
4 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) VMware
3 7 (15.91%) Citrix
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco
5 3 (6.82%) Veritas
5 3 (6.82%) Symantec
5 3 (6.82%) Sophos
5 3 (6.82%) Acronis
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) SAP
6 2 (4.55%) Sun
6 2 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) Micro Focus
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.27%) Brocade
7 1 (2.27%) Infor