The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 52 43 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.87% 3.39% 1.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.29% 15.57% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 7
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£265 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.33% -26.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £231 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £415 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
181 167 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.57% 21.74% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 61 91
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £201 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £427 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £15.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Cheshire region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Cheshire region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 5 - -
Knutsford +4 3 £265 +14.71%
Warrington - - - - 1
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering.

1 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 23 (74.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
4 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (58.06%) DNS
6 17 (54.84%) PowerShell
7 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
8 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
8 14 (45.16%) Hyper-V
9 13 (41.94%) SCCM
9 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (41.94%) SQL
9 13 (41.94%) DHCP
10 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
11 11 (35.48%) IIS
11 11 (35.48%) ITIL
11 11 (35.48%) SAN
12 10 (32.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (29.03%) SCOM
13 9 (29.03%) Migration
14 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (25.81%) MCSE
14 8 (25.81%) .NET
14 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
14 8 (25.81%) Load Balancing
14 8 (25.81%) High Availability
15 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (22.58%) MCTS
15 7 (22.58%) MCITP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (35.48%) IIS
1 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
2 10 (32.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (9.68%) Lync
3 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) DNS
2 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
3 13 (41.94%) DHCP
4 11 (35.48%) SAN
5 3 (9.68%) Firewall
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) WAN
7 1 (3.23%) LDAP
7 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.45%) DTS
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
1 9 (29.03%) Wintel Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) DBA
3 4 (12.90%) SQL DBA
3 4 (12.90%) Server Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Support
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) CESG
2 2 (6.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Firmware
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 23 (74.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.45%) AIX
6 2 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Migration
3 8 (25.81%) Load Balancing
3 8 (25.81%) High Availability
4 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
4 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Release Management
6 2 (6.45%) Database Security
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.45%) Security Management
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security Management
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security
7 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) PowerShell
2 13 (41.94%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) MCSE
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (22.58%) MCTS
2 7 (22.58%) MCITP
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (45.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) SCCM
2 9 (29.03%) SCOM
3 4 (12.90%) SCVMM
4 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) HP
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Remedy
4 3 (9.68%) McAfee
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Cyber-Ark
Cheshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £230.00 - £240.00 per day
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