Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 144 180
Rank change year-on-year +7 +36 -42
Contract jobs citing Clustering 62 79 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 1.16% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.76% 3.55% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 46 34
North West median daily rate £535 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.75% +14.29% +14.75%
10th Percentile £307 £306 £200
90th Percentile £638 £516 £464
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +38.18%

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 1651 2226 2422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.23% 32.59% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1426 1437
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £223
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 112
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.39 £44.85 £46.16
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%

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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 November 2017.

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

Clustering
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 November 2017. 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 +11 27 £535 +25.88% 1
Cheshire +20 21 £535 +44.59%
Manchester +12 15 £316 -20.94%
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 24 (38.71%) Linux
2 22 (35.48%) Load Balancing
3 21 (33.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (29.03%) AIX
5 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
5 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
6 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (25.81%) JIRA
6 16 (25.81%) Migration
6 16 (25.81%) Python
6 16 (25.81%) HTTP
6 16 (25.81%) Configuration Management
6 16 (25.81%) Git (software)
6 16 (25.81%) nginx
6 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
6 16 (25.81%) Confluence
6 16 (25.81%) Puppet
6 16 (25.81%) Static Code Analysis
6 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
6 16 (25.81%) Docker
6 16 (25.81%) DevOps
6 16 (25.81%) Mentoring
6 16 (25.81%) Coaching
6 16 (25.81%) Microservices
6 16 (25.81%) SonarQube
6 16 (25.81%) Slack
7 14 (22.58%) SQL
7 14 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
9 12 (19.35%) Shell Script

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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 16 (25.81%) Confluence
1 16 (25.81%) nginx
2 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.84%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP ERP
1 3 (4.84%) SAP SRM
2 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.81%) Slack
2 4 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.84%) PaaS
4 2 (3.23%) Office 365
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.81%) HTTP
2 8 (12.90%) Firewall
2 8 (12.90%) SAN
3 2 (3.23%) LAN
3 2 (3.23%) VLAN
3 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.61%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) LDAP
4 1 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.61%) SMS
4 1 (1.61%) SSH
4 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) DB2
3 8 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
3 8 (12.90%) MySQL
4 7 (11.29%) Oracle Database
4 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (4.84%) SAP BW
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.61%) DTS
9 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) Git (software)
1 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
1 16 (25.81%) JIRA
1 16 (25.81%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (8.06%) Banking
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Local Government
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) DBA
3 14 (22.58%) Senior DevOps
3 14 (22.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 13 (20.97%) Administrator
5 10 (16.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (14.52%) SQL DBA
7 8 (12.90%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 7 (11.29%) Architect
9 6 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (8.06%) DB2 DBA
10 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (8.06%) Migration Architect
10 5 (8.06%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (8.06%) Unix Administrator
10 5 (8.06%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 3 (4.84%) AIX Administrator
11 3 (4.84%) AIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (4.84%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) HACMP
3 6 (9.68%) iSeries
3 6 (9.68%) Replication
4 5 (8.06%) N-Tier
5 4 (6.45%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.23%) Life Science
8 1 (1.61%) CESG
8 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Linux
2 21 (33.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (29.03%) AIX
4 10 (16.13%) Unix
4 10 (16.13%) Windows
5 9 (14.52%) Solaris
6 5 (8.06%) zOS
7 4 (6.45%) HPUX
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Load Balancing
2 16 (25.81%) Coaching
2 16 (25.81%) Configuration Management
2 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (25.81%) DevOps
2 16 (25.81%) Mentoring
2 16 (25.81%) Microservices
2 16 (25.81%) Migration
2 16 (25.81%) Static Code Analysis
3 14 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
5 11 (17.74%) High Availability
6 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (12.90%) Kanban
7 8 (12.90%) Scrum
7 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.68%) Identity Management
9 5 (8.06%) Database Mirroring
10 4 (6.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
1 16 (25.81%) Python
2 14 (22.58%) SQL
3 12 (19.35%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.45%) Java
4 4 (6.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
1 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (25.81%) Docker
2 10 (16.13%) Xen
3 7 (11.29%) GPFS
4 6 (9.68%) PowerHA
5 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (25.81%) Puppet
2 12 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (12.90%) Kubernetes
3 8 (12.90%) Rancher
4 4 (6.45%) Ansible
4 4 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (6.45%) Terraform
5 2 (3.23%) SCCM
5 2 (3.23%) SCOM
6 1 (1.61%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.61%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Red Hat
2 7 (11.29%) IBM
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Veritas
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco
5 2 (3.23%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
6 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) Juniper
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee
6 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com