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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 61 70 49
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs citing Clustering 9 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.16% 0.22% 2.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.19% 0.82% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
Median daily rate £405 £325 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £305 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £345 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £27.13
% change year-on-year
+17.89% -12.44%
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
215 244 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.81% 26.61% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 152 119
Median daily rate £395 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 12
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.84 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.39% +5.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.36 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £17.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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
Warrington +4 5 £394 +31.33%
Knutsford - 2 - -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (40.00%) JBoss
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) XSD
6 5 (33.33%) SOAP
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) Data Guard
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (33.33%) REST
6 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (26.67%) Internet of Things
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (26.67%) ArchiMate
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) Smart Meter
7 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) VBScript
7 4 (26.67%) VB
7 4 (26.67%) UML
7 4 (26.67%) Windows

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 6 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (13.33%) Engine Yard
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
1 2 (13.33%) Heroku
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Systems Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Integration Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Information Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Information Systems Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Smart Metering Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 5 (33.33%) REST
2 5 (33.33%) SOAP
2 5 (33.33%) XSD
3 2 (13.33%) MCollective
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Internet of Things
1 4 (26.67%) Smart Meter
2 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (13.33%) CentOS
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (26.67%) ArchiMate
2 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) VB
2 4 (26.67%) VBScript
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Bourne shell
4 1 (6.67%) Jython
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) AWS Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) MCSA
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas File System
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Data Guard
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (20.00%) BladeLogic
3 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (13.33%) Ansible
4 2 (13.33%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (13.33%) Cobbler
4 2 (13.33%) Nagios
4 2 (13.33%) Puppet
5 1 (6.67%) CA Wily
5 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (6.67%) Legato
5 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) BMC
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) Sun
6 1 (6.67%) CA
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) Veritas