The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 65 71 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing Clustering 7 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 0.34% 2.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.64% 1.10% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
Median daily rate £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.20% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +23.47%
Clustering
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
265 362 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.13% 31.13% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 245 120
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £313 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £550 £617
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.67 £14.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.34 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 10 (55.56%) JBoss
1 10 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) Web Services
5 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 6 (33.33%) Internet
5 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (27.78%) REST
6 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (27.78%) Data Guard
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) SOAP
6 5 (27.78%) XSD
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle
6 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (22.22%) UML
7 4 (22.22%) SSL
7 4 (22.22%) IBM
7 4 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
7 4 (22.22%) Middleware
7 4 (22.22%) Smart Meter
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) Banking
7 4 (22.22%) ArchiMate

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 10 (55.56%) JBoss
2 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (16.67%) Apache
3 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (11.11%) IIS
4 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (11.11%) Engine Yard
1 2 (11.11%) GitHub
1 2 (11.11%) Heroku
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Internet
2 4 (22.22%) SSL
3 3 (16.67%) HTTP
3 3 (16.67%) LDAP
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Hudson
2 2 (11.11%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Integration Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Information Systems Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Messaging Support
4 1 (5.56%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Smart Metering Architect
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) REST
2 5 (27.78%) SOAP
2 5 (27.78%) XSD
3 4 (22.22%) Middleware
3 4 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (11.11%) MCollective
5 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Internet of Things
1 4 (22.22%) Smart Meter
2 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) CentOS
4 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ArchiMate
1 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (22.22%) UML
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) SDLC
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 3 (16.67%) Jython
3 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (5.56%) Bourne shell
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) AWS Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) Postfix
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas File System
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Data Guard
1 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (16.67%) BladeLogic
2 3 (16.67%) CA Wily
3 2 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (11.11%) Cobbler
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Nagios
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
4 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Legato
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 3 (16.67%) CA
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) BMC
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.56%) Sun
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Veritas