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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 85 76 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing Clustering 6 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.40% 2.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.69% 1.24% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £425 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £400 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £400 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £48.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-47.15% +48.46%
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
355 322 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.45% 32.07% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 208 109
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £310 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £600 £612
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 19
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.50 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester 0 3 £425 +6.25%
Knutsford - 1 - -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) Migration
4 10 (47.62%) Solaris
5 9 (42.86%) Sun
5 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
6 8 (38.10%) FlexPod
6 8 (38.10%) VCE vBlock
6 8 (38.10%) HP
6 8 (38.10%) Dell
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco
6 8 (38.10%) IBM
6 8 (38.10%) WAN
6 8 (38.10%) AIX
6 8 (38.10%) HPUX
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (19.05%) SSL
9 4 (19.05%) Unix
9 4 (19.05%) VBScript
9 4 (19.05%) VB
9 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
9 4 (19.05%) PowerShell

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 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
1 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (14.29%) Apache
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (4.76%) JBoss
4 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.76%) Engine Yard
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
1 1 (4.76%) Heroku
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) WAN
2 4 (19.05%) SSL
3 3 (14.29%) HTTP
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Hudson
2 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
1 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (33.33%) IT Architect
2 7 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Server Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Server Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Architect
5 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Support
6 1 (4.76%) Messaging Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.76%) MCollective
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
1 8 (38.10%) FlexPod
1 8 (38.10%) VCE vBlock
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Solaris
4 8 (38.10%) AIX
4 8 (38.10%) HPUX
5 4 (19.05%) Unix
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.76%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) SDLC
4 1 (4.76%) SOA
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
1 4 (19.05%) VB
1 4 (19.05%) VBScript
2 3 (14.29%) Jython
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCSA
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas File System
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) BladeLogic
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (4.76%) Cobbler
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) Sun
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) Dell
3 8 (38.10%) HP
3 8 (38.10%) IBM
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) BMC
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas