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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 50 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 16 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.02% 2.53% 1.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% 8.52% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.03% -37.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +40.24%
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
224 270 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.32% 29.70% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 124 136
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 12
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +60.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £15.44 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 2014. 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
Chester 0 5 - - 1
Knutsford - 3 - -
Warrington - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Clustering
North West

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
4 27 (71.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (68.42%) PowerShell
5 26 (68.42%) DNS
6 23 (60.53%) TCP/IP
7 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
8 20 (52.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (47.37%) IIS
10 18 (47.37%) SharePoint
11 16 (42.11%) .NET
11 16 (42.11%) Load Balancing
12 15 (39.47%) SQL
13 14 (36.84%) SCCM
13 14 (36.84%) Hyper-V
13 14 (36.84%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (34.21%) DHCP
15 12 (31.58%) MCSE
15 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (31.58%) MCTS
15 12 (31.58%) MCITP
16 10 (26.32%) SAN
16 10 (26.32%) Finance
17 9 (23.68%) ITIL
17 9 (23.68%) Migration
17 9 (23.68%) SCOM
18 8 (21.05%) High Availability
19 7 (18.42%) HP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 18 (47.37%) SharePoint
1 18 (47.37%) IIS
2 14 (36.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Lync
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) DNS
2 23 (60.53%) TCP/IP
3 13 (34.21%) DHCP
4 10 (26.32%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.63%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
2 20 (52.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.63%) DTS
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
1 9 (23.68%) Administrator
1 9 (23.68%) Wintel Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) SharePoint Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) DBA
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (7.89%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Project Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) CESG
2 1 (2.63%) PKI
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (71.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Load Balancing
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 8 (21.05%) High Availability
4 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 4 (10.53%) Capacity Management
5 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.26%) Database Security
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.63%) Security Management
7 1 (2.63%) Service Management
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) PowerShell
2 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) MCSE
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (31.58%) MCTS
1 12 (31.58%) MCITP
2 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 14 (36.84%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) SCCM
2 9 (23.68%) SCOM
3 4 (10.53%) SCVMM
4 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) HP
1 7 (18.42%) VMware
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Remedy
5 2 (5.26%) McAfee
5 2 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark
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