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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
North West / Cheshire
Rank 41 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.19% 1.18% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.90% 3.35% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £356 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-43.18% +12.82%

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
154 328 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.56% 35.16% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 178 144
Median daily rate £341 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £236 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.84 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £31.50 £80.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +11 3 £338 -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (33.33%) AIX
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 4 (33.33%) Veritas
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (25.00%) SSL
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) JBoss
4 3 (25.00%) Apache
4 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Hudson
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) Jython
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat

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 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (16.67%) Hudson
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Linux Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) AIX Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) DBA
4 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Dojo
3 1 (8.33%) EJB
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) JMS
3 1 (8.33%) JPA
3 1 (8.33%) JSF
3 1 (8.33%) JSP
3 1 (8.33%) JTA
3 1 (8.33%) Servlets
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (8.33%) Struts
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) DataPower
1 1 (8.33%) Derivative
1 1 (8.33%) HACMP
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) AIX
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) AOP
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) BPEL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (8.33%) SOLID
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Jython
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (8.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Veritas
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Kony
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Sybase
3 1 (8.33%) Yahoo!