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 24 June 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.

Clustering
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 106 136
Rank change year-on-year +13 +30  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 42 49 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.45% 1.29% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.52% 4.10% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 12
Median daily rate £420 £403 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +20.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £339 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  

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 929 1194 965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.03% 31.34% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 711 549
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 54 60
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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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

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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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 +32 18 £519 +31.66% 2
Lancashire +3 13 £391 -8.04%
Manchester +9 8 £388 -0.25% 2
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 18 (26.47%) Migration
3 17 (25.00%) Veritas
3 17 (25.00%) Linux
4 16 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
5 15 (22.06%) Unix
6 14 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (19.12%) Windows
7 13 (19.12%) AIX
7 13 (19.12%) DB2
8 11 (16.18%) SAN
9 10 (14.71%) ITIL
9 10 (14.71%) Perl
9 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
9 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (14.71%) High Availability
10 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
10 9 (13.24%) Mentoring
10 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
10 9 (13.24%) Windows Server
10 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.24%) Ruby
10 9 (13.24%) Solaris
10 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
10 9 (13.24%) zOS
11 8 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (11.76%) IIS
11 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
11 8 (11.76%) WAN

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 8 (11.76%) IIS
1 8 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 8 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (10.29%) JBoss
3 6 (8.82%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.88%) Apache
4 4 (5.88%) Confluence
4 4 (5.88%) nginx
5 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.47%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.47%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Slack
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) SAN
2 8 (11.76%) LAN
2 8 (11.76%) WAN
3 6 (8.82%) HTTP
4 5 (7.35%) Firewall
4 5 (7.35%) LDAP
4 5 (7.35%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (5.88%) DNS
6 3 (4.41%) DHCP
6 3 (4.41%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.41%) NAS
6 3 (4.41%) SSL
6 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.41%) VLAN
7 2 (2.94%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.47%) DMZ
8 1 (1.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.12%) DB2
3 5 (7.35%) MySQL
4 4 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.35%) Eclipse
2 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.35%) Hudson
2 5 (7.35%) JIRA
3 4 (5.88%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (10.29%) Local Government
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Finance
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.47%) Automotive
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Games
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Administrator
1 15 (22.06%) DBA
2 11 (16.18%) Consultant
3 7 (10.29%) DB2 DBA
3 7 (10.29%) SQL DBA
4 4 (5.88%) Architect
4 4 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Linux Consultant
4 4 (5.88%) Security Officer
4 4 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
4 4 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (4.41%) Middleware Consultant
5 3 (4.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Middleware
1 6 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (5.88%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.47%) Ajax
3 1 (1.47%) Dojo
3 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.47%) Java EE
3 1 (1.47%) JPA
3 1 (1.47%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) JSF
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) JTA
3 1 (1.47%) LAMP
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.47%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.47%) Spring
3 1 (1.47%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (1.47%) Struts2
3 1 (1.47%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) HACMP
2 4 (5.88%) PKI
3 3 (4.41%) CESG
3 3 (4.41%) Life Science
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) DataPower
4 1 (1.47%) Derivative
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Linux
2 15 (22.06%) Unix
3 13 (19.12%) AIX
3 13 (19.12%) Windows
4 9 (13.24%) Solaris
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server
4 9 (13.24%) zOS
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.41%) HPUX
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Migration
2 16 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (14.71%) High Availability
3 10 (14.71%) ITIL
4 9 (13.24%) Mentoring
5 8 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.35%) DevOps
8 4 (5.88%) Coaching
8 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (5.88%) Information Security
8 4 (5.88%) Information Security Management
8 4 (5.88%) Kanban
8 4 (5.88%) Microservices
8 4 (5.88%) Scrum
8 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.88%) Static Code Analysis
8 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) Perl
3 9 (13.24%) Ruby
4 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.88%) Python
6 3 (4.41%) Java
7 2 (2.94%) Jython
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) ISEB
4 3 (4.41%) MCSE
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CCNA
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.94%) MCITP
6 1 (1.47%) CCNP
6 1 (1.47%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.82%) Veritas File System
4 5 (7.35%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.88%) Docker
5 4 (5.88%) GPFS
5 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.88%) PowerHA
5 4 (5.88%) Xen
6 3 (4.41%) vSphere
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.82%) SCOM
2 6 (8.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (7.35%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.88%) Puppet
4 4 (5.88%) Rancher
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.41%) SCCM
5 3 (4.41%) SmoothWall
5 3 (4.41%) WSUS
6 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.94%) Perfmon
6 2 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.47%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.47%) CA Wily
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.47%) Nagios
7 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) Veritas
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
4 8 (11.76%) VMware
5 7 (10.29%) EMC
6 5 (7.35%) Cisco
6 5 (7.35%) Citrix
6 5 (7.35%) Juniper
6 5 (7.35%) Oracle
7 4 (5.88%) IBM
7 4 (5.88%) McAfee
7 4 (5.88%) SAP
8 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.94%) EqualLogic
9 2 (2.94%) Kaseya
9 2 (2.94%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.94%) NetApp
9 2 (2.94%) Symantec
10 1 (1.47%) Google
10 1 (1.47%) Yahoo!
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