Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 194 143
Rank change year-on-year +31 -51 +12
Contract jobs citing Clustering 40 25 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.43% 1.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.46% 1.54% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 62
North West median daily rate £394 £375 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -29.91% +33.75%
10th Percentile £352 £323 £307
90th Percentile £679 £463 £638
England median daily rate £450 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.11 £42.27 £30.00
% change year-on-year -0.37% +40.88% +7.14%

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 1,623 1,622 1,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.12% 27.65% 28.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 935 1,044
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £210 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 109 82
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £22.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.28% +11.08% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £12.20 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.80 £48.42 £47.39
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Cheshire +8 16 £363 -3.33% 1
Manchester +13 12 £400 - 8
Lancashire +20 4 £363 +3.57% 6
Merseyside -4 3 - - 1
Cumbria -14 3 £485 +14.12%
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England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 15 (37.50%) Windows
1 15 (37.50%) Azure
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) Change Management
2 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (25.00%) High Availability
3 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (25.00%) Linux
4 9 (22.50%) Unix
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) ITIL
4 9 (22.50%) Migration
4 9 (22.50%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (17.50%) Replication
5 7 (17.50%) VMware
5 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.50%) Firewall
5 7 (17.50%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (17.50%) Middleware
5 7 (17.50%) Web Services
5 7 (17.50%) Oracle
5 7 (17.50%) Java
5 7 (17.50%) Solaris
5 7 (17.50%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
5 7 (17.50%) Project Delivery
6 6 (15.00%) SSL
6 6 (15.00%) SLA
6 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint

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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 3 (7.50%) IIS
1 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (37.50%) Azure
2 5 (12.50%) AWS
3 3 (7.50%) IaaS
4 2 (5.00%) Office 365
5 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) SSL
3 5 (12.50%) DMZ
3 5 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 3 (7.50%) DHCP
4 3 (7.50%) DNS
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.50%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) GIS
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.50%) DB2
5 1 (2.50%) MS Access
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) Redis
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) Riak
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) GitLab
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Administrator
1 10 (25.00%) DBA
2 8 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 5 (12.50%) Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (10.00%) Designer
4 4 (10.00%) Firewall Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) AIX Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Production DBA
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Middleware
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.50%) Replication
3 5 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 5 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) HACMP
5 2 (5.00%) LPAR
6 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
6 1 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
3 9 (22.50%) Unix
4 7 (17.50%) Solaris
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.00%) AIX
6 3 (7.50%) SUSE
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.50%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Change Management
2 10 (25.00%) High Availability
3 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 9 (22.50%) Migration
3 9 (22.50%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (17.50%) Project Delivery
5 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.50%) Patch Management
7 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) CCSA
5 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (5.00%) vRealize
3 2 (5.00%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 5 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.50%) Sun
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) Veeam
7 1 (2.50%) Veritas