The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 100 86 109
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing Clustering 28 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.05% 1.42% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.06% 5.46% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 2
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£325 £413 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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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 Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
689 586 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 25.81% 25.95% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 350 311
Average daily rate £338 £338 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 22 50
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.10 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £23.50 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
West Yorkshire -13 17 £320 -20.00% 7
North Yorkshire -10 7 £400 -3.03% 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (30.00%) Linux
3 12 (30.00%) UNIX
3 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (22.50%) ITIL
6 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (20.00%) VMware
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (17.50%) High Availability
7 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.50%) Replication
7 7 (17.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 7 (17.50%) SAN
7 7 (17.50%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (15.00%) HP
8 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (15.00%) Lync
9 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (12.50%) vSphere
9 5 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 5 (12.50%) Cisco
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) Lync
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.50%) Apache
5 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (2.50%) Node.js
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.50%) SAS
6 1 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) SAN
2 4 (10.00%) H.323
2 4 (10.00%) MGCP
2 4 (10.00%) PBX
2 4 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.50%) SimpleDB
7 1 (2.50%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.50%) Redis
7 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.50%) MS Access
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) DBA
2 7 (17.50%) SQL DBA
2 7 (17.50%) Administrator
3 5 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Server Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 7 (17.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (10.00%) X-Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) JDBC
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) XSLT
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.50%) WCF
5 1 (2.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Replication
2 4 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (10.00%) iSeries
3 3 (7.50%) DataPower
4 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) CMDB
5 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Linux
2 12 (30.00%) UNIX
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) High Availability
3 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (10.00%) DevOps
6 3 (7.50%) ETL
6 3 (7.50%) ITSM
6 3 (7.50%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Ruby
2 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Python
2 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (12.50%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) MCITP
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) vSphere
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) UAG
4 1 (2.50%) XenServer
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) WSUS
2 3 (7.50%) SCOM
2 3 (7.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (7.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) Salt
4 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) HP
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.00%) Altiris
5 4 (10.00%) Avaya
5 4 (10.00%) Polycom
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) Retek
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee
6 1 (2.50%) SAP