Period
to 12 July 2020

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 6 months to 12 July 2020 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.

Clustering
England > North West
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 165 189
Rank change year-on-year +41 +24 -55
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 45 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.84% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.90% 2.93% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 26
Median daily rate £400 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% -2.14%
10th Percentile £353 £319 £250
90th Percentile £568 £464 £523
England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 - £43.21

Clustering is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 790 1,535 1,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.78% 28.66% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 941 1,043
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £258
90th Percentile £615 £594 £575
England median daily rate £493 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.68% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 108
Median hourly rate £20.54 £20.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.49 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £52.25 £53.95
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.96 £22.50
% change year-on-year +47.94% -6.87% +13.09%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Clustering in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Clustering in the North West

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Clustering in the North West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Clustering in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Clustering in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Clustering in the North West

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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 6 months to 12 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +16 6 £405 +11.72%
Cumbria -2 5 £355 -13.94%
Manchester +43 3 £545 +47.30% 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
2 7 (46.67%) DevOps
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 5 (33.33%) Solaris
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) Sun
4 5 (33.33%) SUSE
4 5 (33.33%) JIRA
4 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (33.33%) SonarQube
4 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (26.67%) Anypoint
5 4 (26.67%) SOAtest
5 4 (26.67%) Spring Boot
5 4 (26.67%) MuleSoft
5 4 (26.67%) Apigee
5 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (26.67%) RAML
5 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (26.67%) Gradle
5 4 (26.67%) Spring Security

Clustering
Co-occurring 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 4 (26.67%) Anypoint
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (6.67%) Confluence
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Apigee
1 4 (26.67%) Azure
1 4 (26.67%) GitHub
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (13.33%) AWS
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (13.33%) IaaS
3 2 (13.33%) PaaS
4 1 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (6.67%) G Suite
4 1 (6.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) FTP
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) MPLS
2 3 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) PBX
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) SSL
3 2 (13.33%) VPLS
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) DMZ
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) SonarQube
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) Gradle
2 4 (26.67%) JMeter
2 4 (26.67%) JUnit
2 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (26.67%) SOAtest
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) GitLab
3 1 (6.67%) Spinnaker
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Local Government
1 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Unix Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) J2EE
1 4 (26.67%) JMS
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
1 4 (26.67%) RAML
1 4 (26.67%) REST
1 4 (26.67%) SOAP
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
1 4 (26.67%) Spring Batch
1 4 (26.67%) Spring Boot
1 4 (26.67%) Spring Security
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Solaris
2 5 (33.33%) SUSE
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) DevOps
1 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
2 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) AOP
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (26.67%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) High Availability
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (6.67%) Docker
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Ansible
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Istio
3 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.67%) Terraform
3 1 (6.67%) vRealize
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Sun
4 4 (26.67%) MuleSoft
4 4 (26.67%) Pega
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Arista
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) Brocade
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
7 1 (6.67%) Google
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Varonis
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam