Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 138 132
Rank change year-on-year -48 -6 +47
Contract jobs citing Clustering 36 71 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 1.24% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.96% 3.79% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 58 62
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £358 £295 £300
90th Percentile £520 £575 £535
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £21.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +89.96% -20.54% +8.21%

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 1,837 1,874 2,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.01% 32.70% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,068 1,134 1,507
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £231 £219 £233
90th Percentile £575 £544 £531
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 108 119
North West median hourly rate £19.52 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.27% +21.62% +15.63%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -0.83% +8.11%

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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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +29 12 £400 -15.79% 5
Manchester -24 10 £431 +15.00% 5
Cheshire -34 9 £313 -37.50% 3
Lancashire -25 5 £520 -2.80% 1
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) VMware
2 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
3 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
4 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 9 (25.00%) SQL
5 9 (25.00%) Linux
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (25.00%) DevOps
6 8 (22.22%) Confluence
6 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 8 (22.22%) ITIL
6 8 (22.22%) Citrix
6 8 (22.22%) SAN
6 8 (22.22%) Project Management
6 8 (22.22%) XenApp
6 8 (22.22%) Scrum
6 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (19.44%) Finance
7 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
7 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
7 7 (19.44%) SCCM
7 7 (19.44%) Application Packaging
7 7 (19.44%) JIRA
7 7 (19.44%) Veritas

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 (22.22%) Confluence
2 5 (13.89%) IIS
3 3 (8.33%) nginx
3 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.56%) Apache
4 2 (5.56%) JBoss
4 2 (5.56%) NetWeaver
4 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.56%) GitHub
3 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) OpenShift
3 2 (5.56%) PaaS
3 2 (5.56%) Slack
4 1 (2.78%) IaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Office 365
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) SAN
2 7 (19.44%) NetScaler
3 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.11%) HTTP
4 4 (11.11%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) DNS
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall
6 1 (2.78%) LAN
6 1 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.78%) SMS
6 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.56%) DB2
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.56%) Power BI
3 2 (5.56%) SAP BW
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) JIRA
2 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.33%) SonarQube
5 2 (5.56%) GitLab
6 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Local Government
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) DBA
2 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Support
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Support Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (5.56%) SAP Basis
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) JAAS
3 1 (2.78%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.89%) PKI
3 4 (11.11%) Replication
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) Life Science
5 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.00%) Linux
4 6 (16.67%) Unix
5 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) AIX
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) DevOps
1 9 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Project Management
2 8 (22.22%) Scrum
3 7 (19.44%) Application Packaging
4 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.89%) Migration
5 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.33%) Decision-Making
7 3 (8.33%) High Availability
7 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.33%) Microservices
7 3 (8.33%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
2 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) Perl
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
4 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) IBM Certification
2 2 (5.56%) MCSE
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
2 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (22.22%) XenApp
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (16.67%) vSphere
7 5 (13.89%) Docker
7 5 (13.89%) VMware NSX
8 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (5.56%) VirtualBox
10 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (19.44%) SCCM
4 6 (16.67%) vCenter Server
5 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (11.11%) Puppet
5 4 (11.11%) SCOM
6 3 (8.33%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (8.33%) NetBackup
6 3 (8.33%) WSUS
7 2 (5.56%) Ansible
7 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
7 2 (5.56%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (5.56%) SCOrch
7 2 (5.56%) SCVMM
7 2 (5.56%) Terraform
8 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
8 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (2.78%) Nagios
8 1 (2.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) VMware
2 8 (22.22%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) Veritas
4 6 (16.67%) NetApp
5 5 (13.89%) Bomgar
6 4 (11.11%) Brocade
6 4 (11.11%) EMC
6 4 (11.11%) IBM
6 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.33%) 3PAR
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco
7 3 (8.33%) Google
8 2 (5.56%) F5
8 2 (5.56%) HP
8 2 (5.56%) Juniper
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.56%) SAP
9 1 (2.78%) Avaya
9 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (2.78%) Siebel