Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 135 153
Rank change year-on-year -61 +18 +43
Contract jobs citing Clustering 26 76 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 1.34% 1.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 4.47% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 71 49
North West median daily rate £375 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +31.25% +19.40%
10th Percentile £324 £300 £310
90th Percentile £480 £638 £516
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +41.67% +7.14% -21.13%

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 1,776 1,699 2,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.91% 30.06% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,013 1,074 1,506
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £557
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 87 100
North West median hourly rate £23.25 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +37.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.31 £11.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +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 23 October 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 October 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
Manchester -16 10 £413 +7.14% 13
Cheshire -29 10 £375 -29.91% 4
Merseyside - 3 £350 -
Lancashire -52 1 £350 -34.58%
Cumbria - 1 £425 - 3
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 11 (42.31%) Windows
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 6 (23.08%) High Availability
6 5 (19.23%) IaaS
6 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
6 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
7 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (15.38%) IIS
7 4 (15.38%) Replication
7 4 (15.38%) NetApp
7 4 (15.38%) AirWatch
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (15.38%) DevOps

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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 4 (15.38%) IIS
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) NetWeaver
2 2 (7.69%) nginx
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) OpenEdge
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (19.23%) IaaS
3 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.85%) Office 365
5 1 (3.85%) SaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.85%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.69%) DB2
4 2 (7.69%) SAP BW
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) DBA
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) SQL DBA
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Progress DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Life Science
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Unix
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.69%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (7.69%) Solaris
8 1 (3.85%) AIX
8 1 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (23.08%) High Availability
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Data Security
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Microservices
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) VBA
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 2 (7.69%) Docker
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) AirWatch
3 3 (11.54%) Puppet
4 2 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.85%) Ansible
5 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (3.85%) Foglight
5 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (3.85%) SCCM
5 1 (3.85%) SCOM
5 1 (3.85%) SmoothWall
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (3.85%) Terraform
5 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
3 4 (15.38%) NetApp
3 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) McAfee
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) CommVault
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) NetIQ
6 1 (3.85%) Progress
6 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.85%) Sun
6 1 (3.85%) Veritas