Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 159 169
Rank change year-on-year -24 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 27 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.88% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.74% 3.04% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 51 29
North West median daily rate £375 £535 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.91% +33.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £323 £310 £300
90th Percentile £478 £638 £475
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +28.00% -36.71%

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 1,551 1,577 2,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.43% 28.99% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 998 1,305
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £190 £235
90th Percentile £575 £599 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 93 88
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +31.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.89 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.94 £57.00 £45.58
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.60 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.49% +3.00% +0.05%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage 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

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor 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 16 January 2019. 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
Manchester -6 11 £413 +17.02% 7
Cheshire -3 10 £375 -12.54% 2
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
Lancashire -41 1 £350 -34.58%
Cumbria - 1 £425 - 1
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 12 (44.44%) Windows
1 12 (44.44%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
4 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (29.63%) High Availability
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) Linux
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (22.22%) SolarWinds
7 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) SAN
8 5 (18.52%) NetApp
8 5 (18.52%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) Unix
8 5 (18.52%) Replication
8 5 (18.52%) Patch Management
8 5 (18.52%) IaaS
8 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (14.81%) AirWatch
9 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (14.81%) SAP Basis

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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 (14.81%) IIS
1 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) NetWeaver
3 2 (7.41%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) OpenEdge
4 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (18.52%) IaaS
3 2 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) DB2
2 4 (14.81%) SAP BW
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (7.41%) MySQL
4 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) DBA
2 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) SQL DBA
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Basis Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) SAP Basis
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) Replication
3 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.70%) Life Science
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) PKI
5 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Unix
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.41%) Solaris
8 1 (3.70%) AIX
8 1 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (3.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) High Availability
2 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (18.52%) Patch Management
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Data Security
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (7.41%) Microservices
6 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.41%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Docker
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) AirWatch
3 2 (7.41%) Ansible
3 2 (7.41%) Hyperic
3 2 (7.41%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Foglight
4 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) SmoothWall
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (3.70%) Terraform
4 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) NetApp
4 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) HP
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.81%) SAP
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) McAfee
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) CommVault
6 1 (3.70%) NetIQ
6 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.70%) Sun
6 1 (3.70%) Veritas