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 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 62 73 50
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.67% 0.28% 2.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 1.06% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Median daily rate £300 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +15.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £363 £346
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.22%
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
224 283 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.23% 26.23% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 192 136
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 18
Median hourly rate £9.00 £16.31 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% -3.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%

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 28 August 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 (58.82%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) JBoss
2 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) Web Services
5 6 (35.29%) Internet
5 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (29.41%) Data Guard
6 5 (29.41%) REST
6 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (29.41%) SOAP
6 5 (29.41%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) XSD
6 5 (29.41%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (23.53%) Unix
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) UML
7 4 (23.53%) IBM
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (23.53%) ArchiMate
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (23.53%) Smart Meter
7 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) WebSphere

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 9 (52.94%) JBoss
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (17.65%) Apache
3 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (11.76%) IIS
4 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (11.76%) Engine Yard
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
1 2 (11.76%) Heroku
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Internet
2 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 3 (17.65%) LDAP
2 3 (17.65%) SSL
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) SMTP
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) Hudson
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Integration Architect
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Information Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Information Systems Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Messaging Support
4 1 (5.88%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Smart Metering Architect
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) REST
2 5 (29.41%) SOAP
2 5 (29.41%) XSD
3 3 (17.65%) Middleware
4 2 (11.76%) MCollective
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Internet of Things
1 4 (23.53%) Smart Meter
2 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) CentOS
4 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ArchiMate
1 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) UML
2 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) Jython
3 3 (17.65%) VB
3 3 (17.65%) VBScript
4 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Bourne shell
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) AWS Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) Postfix
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas File System
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Data Guard
1 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (23.53%) BladeLogic
3 3 (17.65%) CA Wily
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (11.76%) Ansible
4 2 (11.76%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (11.76%) Cobbler
4 2 (11.76%) Nagios
4 2 (11.76%) Puppet
5 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Legato
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) CA
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) BMC
6 2 (11.76%) EMC
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.88%) Sun
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) Veritas