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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 54 48 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Clustering 4 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% 1.92% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% 5.81% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £408 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £285 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £475 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.95% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +41.81%
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
229 327 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.75% 33.00% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 218 94
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 13
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 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
Knutsford +7 1 - -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
1 6 (54.55%) JBoss
1 6 (54.55%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 5 (45.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) CA Wily
4 3 (27.27%) Hudson
4 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Jython
4 3 (27.27%) BladeLogic
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 3 (27.27%) CA
4 3 (27.27%) Veritas
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
4 3 (27.27%) AIX
4 3 (27.27%) Linux

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 (54.55%) JBoss
1 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
1 6 (54.55%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (27.27%) Apache
2 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SSL
2 3 (27.27%) HTTP
2 3 (27.27%) LDAP
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
1 3 (27.27%) Hudson
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) AIX Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Support
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) HACMP
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) AIX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Jython
1 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Postfix
3 1 (9.09%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) BladeLogic
1 3 (27.27%) CA Wily
1 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) CA
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas
2 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec