The 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 19 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.60% 5.81% 2.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.67% 27.03% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
30 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.58% 21.51% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 15
Average daily rate £260 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £311 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £450 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £16.84 £37.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £31.56 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (76.47%) SCCM
3 13 (76.47%) Hyper-V
4 12 (70.59%) DHCP
5 10 (58.82%) SAN
5 10 (58.82%) ITIL
5 10 (58.82%) SCOM
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
6 9 (52.94%) DNS
7 8 (47.06%) High Availability
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (35.29%) Migration
8 6 (35.29%) VMware
8 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (35.29%) HP
8 6 (35.29%) Citrix
9 4 (23.53%) SCVMM
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (17.65%) IIS
10 3 (17.65%) Remedy
10 3 (17.65%) McAfee
11 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
11 2 (11.76%) Firewall
11 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
11 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
11 2 (11.76%) Replication

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (17.65%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) DHCP
2 10 (58.82%) SAN
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Wintel Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Wintel Support
4 2 (11.76%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Officer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
1 2 (11.76%) CESG
1 2 (11.76%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) UNIX
5 2 (11.76%) AIX
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) High Availability
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (76.47%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (76.47%) SCCM
2 10 (58.82%) SCOM
3 4 (23.53%) SCVMM
4 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
1 6 (35.29%) Citrix
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Remedy
3 3 (17.65%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Dell