The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / North West
Rank 105 96 124
Rank change year-on-year -9 +28  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 26 62 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 1.62% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.14% 5.01% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 10
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £295 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -32.43% -6.32%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 827 1237 1060
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.80% 32.23% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 740 561
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Clustering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the North West

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Clustering in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in the North West

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the North West

Clustering
Contractor 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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +33 10 £338 -32.50%
Manchester -1 7 £365 -2.66% 5
Merseyside +7 6 £415 +0.60% 1
Lancashire -11 3 £330 -12.00%
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 26 (47.27%) Migration
2 16 (29.09%) AIX
2 16 (29.09%) Linux
3 14 (25.45%) Java
4 13 (23.64%) Unix
5 12 (21.82%) SAN
5 12 (21.82%) Shell Script
5 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
6 11 (20.00%) Oracle
6 11 (20.00%) Windows
6 11 (20.00%) Veritas
7 9 (16.36%) HACMP
7 9 (16.36%) Finance
7 9 (16.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
7 9 (16.36%) High Availability
7 9 (16.36%) PowerHA
8 8 (14.55%) GPFS
8 8 (14.55%) SQL
8 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
9 7 (12.73%) ITIL
9 7 (12.73%) IIS
9 7 (12.73%) SAP
9 7 (12.73%) RDBMS
9 7 (12.73%) EMC
9 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
9 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
9 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
10 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
10 6 (10.91%) Veritas File System

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
1 9 (16.36%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (12.73%) IIS
3 6 (10.91%) Tuxedo
4 5 (9.09%) Apache
4 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 4 (7.27%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (7.27%) NetWeaver
6 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
7 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.64%) JBoss
8 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.82%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) SAN
2 6 (10.91%) SSL
3 5 (9.09%) LAN
3 5 (9.09%) WAN
4 4 (7.27%) DNS
4 4 (7.27%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (5.45%) DHCP
5 3 (5.45%) Firewall
5 3 (5.45%) HTTP
5 3 (5.45%) LDAP
6 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.64%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.64%) NAS
6 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.64%) VLAN
7 1 (1.82%) DMZ
7 1 (1.82%) Internet
7 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.73%) RDBMS
2 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.09%) DB2
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) SAP BW
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.82%) MySQL
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Gradle
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Hudson
3 1 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Local Government
2 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Administrator
2 11 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Consultant
3 6 (10.91%) DBA
3 6 (10.91%) SQL DBA
4 5 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) AIX Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) SAP Basis Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Security Officer
6 3 (5.45%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Solaris Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) J2EE
1 4 (7.27%) JMS
1 4 (7.27%) SAP Basis
2 3 (5.45%) JDBC
2 3 (5.45%) SAP TM
3 2 (3.64%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) Middleware
3 2 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.82%) Ajax
4 1 (1.82%) Dojo
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.82%) Java EE
4 1 (1.82%) JSF
4 1 (1.82%) JSON
4 1 (1.82%) JTA
4 1 (1.82%) REST
4 1 (1.82%) Spring
4 1 (1.82%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (1.82%) UIKit
4 1 (1.82%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) HACMP
2 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) Life Science
3 4 (7.27%) Replication
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) CESG
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) DataPower
6 1 (1.82%) Derivative
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) AIX
1 16 (29.09%) Linux
2 13 (23.64%) Unix
3 11 (20.00%) Windows
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.91%) Solaris
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.82%) CentOS
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) High Availability
3 7 (12.73%) ITIL
4 4 (7.27%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.45%) Change Management
5 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.45%) DevOps
5 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.45%) Information Security
5 3 (5.45%) Information Security Management
5 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Security Management
5 3 (5.45%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Workflow
6 2 (3.64%) ERP
6 2 (3.64%) ETL Development
6 2 (3.64%) OO
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) Java
2 12 (21.82%) Shell Script
3 8 (14.55%) SQL
4 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.91%) C
4 6 (10.91%) COBOL
5 3 (5.45%) Groovy
5 3 (5.45%) Jython
5 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.45%) Ruby
5 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.64%) C#
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) ISEB
2 2 (3.64%) MCITP
2 2 (3.64%) MCSE
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) PowerHA
2 8 (14.55%) GPFS
3 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.91%) Veritas File System
4 5 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.82%) vSphere
7 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) SmoothWall
3 2 (3.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.64%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.82%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.82%) Puppet
4 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Oracle
1 11 (20.00%) Veritas
2 7 (12.73%) EMC
2 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.73%) SAP
3 6 (10.91%) Micro Focus
4 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco
6 3 (5.45%) Juniper
6 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.64%) IBM
7 2 (3.64%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.64%) Kaseya
7 2 (3.64%) Kaspersky
7 2 (3.64%) Symantec
8 1 (1.82%) Google
8 1 (1.82%) Sybase
8 1 (1.82%) Yahoo!