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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 44 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 19 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.37% 1.99% 2.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.67% 8.46% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 14
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£305 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £325 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.77% +40.24%
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
178 201 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.22% 23.51% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 112
Average daily rate £416 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £221 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.57 £14.97 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 2 September 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 +1 5 - -
Knutsford - 5 £265 -
Warrington - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 29 (76.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (65.79%) PowerShell
4 25 (65.79%) DNS
5 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
6 21 (55.26%) TCP/IP
7 20 (52.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (44.74%) IIS
9 17 (44.74%) SharePoint
10 15 (39.47%) SQL
10 15 (39.47%) .NET
10 15 (39.47%) Load Balancing
10 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
11 14 (36.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (36.84%) SCCM
12 13 (34.21%) MCSE
12 13 (34.21%) DHCP
12 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (31.58%) MCITP
13 12 (31.58%) MCTS
14 11 (28.95%) SAN
15 10 (26.32%) ITIL
15 10 (26.32%) SCOM
16 9 (23.68%) High Availability
16 9 (23.68%) Migration
16 9 (23.68%) Finance
17 7 (18.42%) Microsoft

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 17 (44.74%) SharePoint
1 17 (44.74%) IIS
2 14 (36.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Lync
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (65.79%) DNS
2 21 (55.26%) TCP/IP
3 13 (34.21%) DHCP
4 11 (28.95%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (52.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.26%) DTS
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
1 9 (23.68%) Wintel Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) SharePoint Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) DBA
4 4 (10.53%) SQL DBA
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Project Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Replication
2 2 (5.26%) CESG
2 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (2.63%) Firmware
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 29 (76.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX
5 2 (5.26%) AIX
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Load Balancing
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 9 (23.68%) High Availability
4 4 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.89%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Release Management
6 2 (5.26%) Database Security
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.26%) Security Management
7 1 (2.63%) Line Management
7 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) PowerShell
2 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) MCSE
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (31.58%) MCTS
2 12 (31.58%) MCITP
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) SCCM
2 10 (26.32%) SCOM
3 4 (10.53%) SCVMM
4 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) HP
2 6 (15.79%) Citrix
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Remedy
3 3 (7.89%) McAfee
4 1 (2.63%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) Dell
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark