The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 35 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.95% 5.30% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.94% 26.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
72 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.13% 19.87% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 6
Average daily rate £350 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £9.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+261.11% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Clustering
Cheshire

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Chester region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Chester region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (63.64%) SCOM
4 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) SAN
4 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (45.45%) Local Government
6 5 (45.45%) PKI
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (45.45%) IIS
6 5 (45.45%) LAN
6 5 (45.45%) WAN
7 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
7 4 (36.36%) HP
7 4 (36.36%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (27.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (27.27%) SCCM
8 3 (27.27%) LINC
8 3 (27.27%) Migration
8 3 (27.27%) DNS
8 3 (27.27%) UNIX
8 3 (27.27%) AIX
8 3 (27.27%) DHCP
8 3 (27.27%) Linux

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP SEM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) LDAP
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
General
1 5 (45.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Officer
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) CESG
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 3 (27.27%) AIX
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (9.09%) Tru64
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
7 1 (9.09%) Windows NT
7 1 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) LINC
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
5 1 (9.09%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) SCOM
2 3 (27.27%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
3 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
1 7 (63.64%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) McAfee
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) 3PAR