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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 70 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs citing Clustering 3 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.31% 2.13% 4.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 7.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 13
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£350 £283 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -6.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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
249 215 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.49% 26.98% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 113 89
Average daily rate £413 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £513 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £14.15 £14.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 2015. 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
Warrington - 1 £300 - 1
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) ActionScript 2.0
3 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) ActionScript
3 3 (42.86%) EDI
3 3 (42.86%) JMS
3 3 (42.86%) SMTP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (42.86%) HTTP
3 3 (42.86%) EDIFACT
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) OLAP
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) NAS
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
1 3 (42.86%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (28.57%) OLAP
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) EDI
1 3 (42.86%) JMS
1 3 (42.86%) EDIFACT
1 3 (42.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) ActionScript
1 3 (42.86%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) HNC
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) VMware