Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 161 168
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -21
Contract jobs citing Clustering 46 48 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.78% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.89% 2.43% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 29
North West median daily rate £535 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.75% +6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £200
90th Percentile £638 £475 £478
England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £60.00 -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% -36.71% +37.39%

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 1,594 1,978 2,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.27% 32.28% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 1,272 1,487
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £190 £233 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 83 124
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -8.57% +8.83%
10th Percentile £12.89 £11.05 £12.04
90th Percentile £57.00 £46.95 £43.83
England median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

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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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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
Lancashire +24 23 £535 +28.53% 1
Cheshire +5 12 £469 +33.93% 2
Manchester -5 11 £353 -11.88% 12
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 18 (39.13%) Load Balancing
2 16 (34.78%) Migration
3 15 (32.61%) AIX
3 15 (32.61%) Linux
4 14 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
6 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
6 12 (26.09%) nginx
6 12 (26.09%) Bash Shell
6 12 (26.09%) Confluence
6 12 (26.09%) Puppet
6 12 (26.09%) Static Code Analysis
6 12 (26.09%) JIRA
6 12 (26.09%) Python
6 12 (26.09%) HTTP
6 12 (26.09%) Configuration Management
6 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
6 12 (26.09%) Docker
6 12 (26.09%) DevOps
6 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
6 12 (26.09%) Coaching
6 12 (26.09%) Microservices
6 12 (26.09%) SonarQube
6 12 (26.09%) Slack
7 10 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
8 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
8 9 (19.57%) Solaris

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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 12 (26.09%) Confluence
1 12 (26.09%) nginx
2 6 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.52%) NetWeaver
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) Gentran
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP ERP
1 3 (6.52%) SAP SRM
2 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Slack
2 6 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (6.52%) PaaS
4 2 (4.35%) Office 365
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) HTTP
2 8 (17.39%) Firewall
3 6 (13.04%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.17%) SMS
4 1 (2.17%) SSH
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
3 6 (13.04%) DB2
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.52%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.17%) DTS
7 1 (2.17%) GIS
7 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.17%) MySQL
7 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
1 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
1 12 (26.09%) JIRA
1 12 (26.09%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (6.52%) Legal
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 9 (19.57%) Administrator
3 9 (19.57%) DBA
3 9 (19.57%) Senior DevOps
3 9 (19.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Migration Architect
6 5 (10.87%) SQL DBA
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.52%) DB2 DBA
8 3 (6.52%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (6.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (6.52%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.17%) ISPF
2 1 (2.17%) LDAP
2 1 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.22%) HACMP
3 6 (13.04%) iSeries
3 6 (13.04%) Public Cloud
4 5 (10.87%) N-Tier
4 5 (10.87%) Replication
5 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.35%) Life Science
7 1 (2.17%) CESG
7 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) AIX
1 15 (32.61%) Linux
2 14 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (19.57%) Solaris
4 8 (17.39%) Windows
5 6 (13.04%) Unix
6 4 (8.70%) HPUX
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.52%) zOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Load Balancing
2 16 (34.78%) Migration
3 12 (26.09%) Coaching
3 12 (26.09%) Configuration Management
3 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (26.09%) DevOps
3 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
3 12 (26.09%) Microservices
3 12 (26.09%) Static Code Analysis
4 10 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (19.57%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (15.22%) High Availability
7 6 (13.04%) Identity Management
7 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 6 (13.04%) User Stories
8 4 (8.70%) Database Mirroring
9 3 (6.52%) ERP
9 3 (6.52%) SAP Implementation
10 2 (4.35%) Database Security
10 2 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Bash Shell
1 12 (26.09%) Python
2 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
3 6 (13.04%) Perl
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) JCL
5 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Docker
2 7 (15.22%) GPFS
3 6 (13.04%) PowerHA
4 4 (8.70%) Xen
5 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.17%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Puppet
2 6 (13.04%) Ansible
2 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (13.04%) Terraform
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.17%) Rancher
4 1 (2.17%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
2 7 (15.22%) IBM
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) SAP
4 3 (6.52%) Veritas
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Juniper
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee
6 1 (2.17%) VMware