The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 39 29 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 30 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.64% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.45% 2.08% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £469 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Miscellaneous Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
287 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 44.43% 22.02% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 23 25
Average daily rate £440 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.82% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £229 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.25 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Tyne and Wear region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

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Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Tyne and Wear region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) SQL
3 21 (60.00%) ITIL
3 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
4 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
5 17 (48.57%) SQL Server
5 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (37.14%) Service Management
8 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (31.43%) DV Cleared
9 10 (28.57%) DHCP
9 10 (28.57%) DNS
10 9 (25.71%) Apache
10 9 (25.71%) Oracle
10 9 (25.71%) MIIS
11 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (22.86%) Middleware
11 8 (22.86%) Linux
11 8 (22.86%) OpenView
11 8 (22.86%) HP
11 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 7 (20.00%) VMware
12 7 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
13 5 (14.29%) Terminal Services
13 5 (14.29%) Cisco

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Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 9 (25.71%) Apache
2 5 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 5 (14.29%) IIS
3 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
4 3 (8.57%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 14 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DHCP
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) LDAP
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2000
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.43%) MariaDB
3 4 (11.43%) MySQL
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.86%) DTS
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
1 4 (11.43%) Ant
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) IT Support
2 4 (11.43%) Wintel Support
2 4 (11.43%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Server Support
3 3 (8.57%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Informatica Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) DBA
5 1 (2.86%) Support Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) SQL DBA
5 1 (2.86%) Java Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) JNDI
2 4 (11.43%) JDBC
2 4 (11.43%) J2EE
2 4 (11.43%) JMS
2 4 (11.43%) LAMP
3 3 (8.57%) SOAP
3 3 (8.57%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Replication
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.86%) Linux
5 4 (11.43%) CentOS
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) ITIL
2 13 (37.14%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) High Availability
4 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.43%) Coaching
5 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.57%) SOA
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) CRM
6 1 (2.86%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) PHP
2 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (31.43%) DV Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) MCSE
4 4 (11.43%) MCSA
5 2 (5.71%) MCDBA
5 2 (5.71%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) Terminal Services
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) MIIS
2 8 (22.86%) OpenView
3 7 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
3 8 (22.86%) HP
4 7 (20.00%) VMware
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 5 (14.29%) CA
5 5 (14.29%) Lotus
5 5 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (11.43%) Informatica
7 3 (8.57%) Veritas