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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 105 123 110
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs citing Clustering 61 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 0.90% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.80% 2.94% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 15
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £490 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -32.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +35.38%
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
1271 1191 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.57% 30.68% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 641 468
Average daily rate £388 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 72 83
Average hourly rate £22.54 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.60% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire +30 34 £375 -
Manchester -7 19 £375 +7.14% 5
Cheshire -9 6 £463 +15.62%
Merseyside -7 2 £413 +37.50% 2
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 40 (38.10%) VMware
2 38 (36.19%) Windows
3 34 (32.38%) Active Directory
4 33 (31.43%) Linux
4 33 (31.43%) Hyper-V
5 26 (24.76%) Unix
6 25 (23.81%) Oracle
6 25 (23.81%) SC Cleared
6 25 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 25 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (22.86%) Veritas
8 21 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 21 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (19.05%) Windows Server
9 20 (19.05%) Shell Script
9 20 (19.05%) Solaris
9 20 (19.05%) Apache
10 18 (17.14%) Java
11 17 (16.19%) High Availability
11 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database
12 16 (15.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (15.24%) Finance
13 15 (14.29%) Migration
13 15 (14.29%) Micro Focus
13 15 (14.29%) C
13 15 (14.29%) COBOL
13 15 (14.29%) Tuxedo
13 15 (14.29%) Bash Shell
13 15 (14.29%) Time Management
14 13 (12.38%) RDBMS

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 20 (19.05%) Apache
2 15 (14.29%) Tuxedo
3 10 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 10 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (4.76%) JBoss
5 4 (3.81%) IIS
5 4 (3.81%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.90%) FileNet
7 2 (1.90%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.95%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
2 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.43%) DNS
2 10 (9.52%) SAN
3 8 (7.62%) DHCP
3 8 (7.62%) WAN
4 7 (6.67%) SSL
5 6 (5.71%) HTTP
6 4 (3.81%) Firewall
7 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.90%) Internet
8 2 (1.90%) LDAP
8 2 (1.90%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database
2 13 (12.38%) DB2
2 13 (12.38%) RDBMS
2 13 (12.38%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.86%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.95%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Eclipse
1 3 (2.86%) Hudson
1 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.95%) tSQLt
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Law
2 3 (2.86%) Legal
3 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Developer
2 15 (14.29%) Consultant
3 14 (13.33%) Administrator
4 13 (12.38%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) DBA
6 9 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Active Directory Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Architect
7 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (6.67%) IT Architect
8 7 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (6.67%) SQL DBA
9 6 (5.71%) Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Middleware Consultant
10 5 (4.76%) Project Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.76%) WebSphere Consultant
10 5 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (4.76%) Middleware
3 3 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (2.86%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.90%) XML
5 1 (0.95%) .NET
5 1 (0.95%) CSS
5 1 (0.95%) HTML
5 1 (0.95%) HTML5
5 1 (0.95%) J2EE
5 1 (0.95%) JAAS
5 1 (0.95%) jQuery
5 1 (0.95%) JSP
5 1 (0.95%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.48%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.62%) FlexPod
3 8 (7.62%) VCE vBlock
4 5 (4.76%) Replication
5 4 (3.81%) HACMP
6 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.90%) Tandem
8 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.95%) Life Science
8 1 (0.95%) NHS
8 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (36.19%) Windows
2 33 (31.43%) Linux
3 26 (24.76%) Unix
4 20 (19.05%) Solaris
4 20 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 12 (11.43%) AIX
5 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.62%) HPUX
9 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.95%) Debian
11 1 (0.95%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) High Availability
2 16 (15.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (14.29%) Migration
3 15 (14.29%) Time Management
4 11 (10.48%) ITIL
5 9 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.76%) Service Management
8 4 (3.81%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.86%) Change Management
9 3 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.86%) ETL
9 3 (2.86%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.86%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.86%) Open Source
9 3 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.05%) Shell Script
2 18 (17.14%) Java
3 15 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 15 (14.29%) C
3 15 (14.29%) COBOL
4 13 (12.38%) SQL
5 6 (5.71%) Jython
5 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.76%) Perl
6 5 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.81%) VB
7 4 (3.81%) VBScript
8 2 (1.90%) JCL
8 2 (1.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.95%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 25 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.76%) MCSE
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.81%) MCSA
4 2 (1.90%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.95%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
System Software
1 34 (32.38%) Active Directory
2 33 (31.43%) Hyper-V
3 25 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.81%) GPFS
7 3 (2.86%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.90%) vSphere
9 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) NetBackup
1 6 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle ZFS
2 4 (3.81%) Puppet
3 2 (1.90%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (1.90%) WSUS
4 1 (0.95%) Ansible
4 1 (0.95%) Control-M
4 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.95%) Legato
4 1 (0.95%) Pacemaker
4 1 (0.95%) vMotion
4 1 (0.95%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (38.10%) VMware
2 25 (23.81%) Oracle
3 24 (22.86%) Veritas
4 21 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 15 (14.29%) Micro Focus
6 12 (11.43%) IBM
6 12 (11.43%) Sun
7 11 (10.48%) HP
8 10 (9.52%) Cisco
8 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 8 (7.62%) Citrix
9 8 (7.62%) Dell
10 4 (3.81%) EMC
10 4 (3.81%) SAP
11 3 (2.86%) NetApp
12 2 (1.90%) Ektron
12 2 (1.90%) Genesys
12 2 (1.90%) Informatica
13 1 (0.95%) RedGate
13 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow