Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 146 130
Rank change year-on-year -37 -16 +35
Contract jobs citing Clustering 34 59 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 1.09% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.93% 3.20% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 67
North West median daily rate £406 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £250 £295 £259
90th Percentile £638 £481 £438
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North West median hourly rate - £60.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +185.71% -2.33%
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +44.00% -35.90% +62.50%

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 1,762 1,842 2,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.52% 33.91% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,057 1,108 1,458
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £192 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 120
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -20.69% +24.29%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £60.86 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%

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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 23 April 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 23 April 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
Merseyside +19 10 £400 -3.61%
Cheshire -27 10 £265 -26.39%
Manchester -33 8 £406 +11.30% 9
Lancashire -8 6 £625 +78.57%
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
3 14 (41.18%) VMware
4 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
4 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
4 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (35.29%) SAN
6 10 (29.41%) SQL
6 10 (29.41%) ITIL
6 10 (29.41%) SCCM
6 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (26.47%) XenApp
7 9 (26.47%) JIRA
7 9 (26.47%) Linux
7 9 (26.47%) Citrix
7 9 (26.47%) vSphere
7 9 (26.47%) Confluence
7 9 (26.47%) DevOps
8 8 (23.53%) Project Management
8 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 8 (23.53%) Migration
9 7 (20.59%) Scrum
9 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (20.59%) PKI
9 7 (20.59%) SCOM
9 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
9 7 (20.59%) IIS
9 7 (20.59%) Unix
9 7 (20.59%) Veritas
9 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared

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 9 (26.47%) Confluence
2 7 (20.59%) IIS
3 4 (11.76%) nginx
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
4 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.88%) Apache
5 2 (5.88%) JBoss
5 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.94%) Gentran
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
1 4 (11.76%) Slack
2 3 (8.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.88%) GitHub
3 2 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) OpenShift
3 2 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) SAN
2 6 (17.65%) HTTP
2 6 (17.65%) NetScaler
2 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) Internet
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
5 2 (5.88%) DNS
5 2 (5.88%) Firewall
6 1 (2.94%) SSH
6 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (5.88%) Power BI
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.94%) GIS
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) JIRA
2 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.76%) SonarQube
4 2 (5.88%) GitLab
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Local Government
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Administrator
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) DBA
3 4 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (11.76%) SQL DBA
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Support
5 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) ISPF
3 1 (2.94%) JAAS
3 1 (2.94%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) PKI
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Public Cloud
2 3 (8.82%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) CCTV
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 9 (26.47%) Linux
4 7 (20.59%) Unix
5 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.88%) AIX
8 1 (2.94%) HPUX
8 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) DevOps
3 8 (23.53%) Migration
3 8 (23.53%) Project Management
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 6 (17.65%) Application Packaging
5 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 6 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (14.71%) Decision-Making
7 4 (11.76%) Coaching
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
7 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) Microservices
7 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.76%) Static Code Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 6 (17.65%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) VBScript
6 1 (2.94%) JCL
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) MCSE
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
3 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (26.47%) vSphere
4 9 (26.47%) XenApp
5 6 (17.65%) Docker
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (14.71%) VMware NSX
7 4 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (8.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (5.88%) VirtualBox
9 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (2.94%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (29.41%) SCCM
3 7 (20.59%) SCOM
3 7 (20.59%) vCenter Server
4 6 (17.65%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (14.71%) WSUS
6 4 (11.76%) Puppet
7 3 (8.82%) Ansible
7 3 (8.82%) HP SIM
7 3 (8.82%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (8.82%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (8.82%) NetBackup
7 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (8.82%) SmoothWall
7 3 (8.82%) Terraform
8 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
8 2 (5.88%) SCOrch
8 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
8 2 (5.88%) vMotion
9 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) VMware
2 9 (26.47%) Citrix
3 7 (20.59%) Veritas
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.71%) Bomgar
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco
6 4 (11.76%) Brocade
6 4 (11.76%) EMC
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) NetApp
7 3 (8.82%) 3PAR
7 3 (8.82%) Altiris
7 3 (8.82%) Avaya
7 3 (8.82%) IBM
7 3 (8.82%) McAfee
8 2 (5.88%) F5
8 2 (5.88%) Google
8 2 (5.88%) Juniper
8 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.94%) Ivanti