The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Clustering
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 84 77
Rank change year-on-year +43 -7  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 13 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.31% 0.54% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.95% 1.74% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Median daily rate £368 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.54% +15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -31.81%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 187 344 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 33.21% 31.16% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 229 188
Median daily rate £350 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 14
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.06% +30.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £34.50 £21.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Clustering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Clustering in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Cheshire

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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 26 April 2017. 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 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
Chester +14 4 £295 -30.58%
Knutsford - 2 £550 -
Clustering
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) AIX
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Veritas
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Local Government
4 5 (26.32%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) SCOM
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) IIS
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 4 (21.05%) Perl
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) LDAP
5 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (21.05%) Juniper
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) PKI
5 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (21.05%) WebSphere

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Co-occurring 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (15.79%) Apache
4 2 (10.53%) JBoss
4 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
5 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) LAN
2 6 (31.58%) WAN
3 5 (26.32%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 4 (21.05%) LDAP
5 3 (15.79%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) HTTP
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.53%) VLAN
7 1 (5.26%) DHCP
7 1 (5.26%) DMZ
7 1 (5.26%) DNS
7 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) DB2
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (31.58%) Local Government
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Linux Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Security Officer
3 3 (15.79%) DBA
3 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.53%) AIX Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Perl Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Veritas Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) Dojo
3 1 (5.26%) EJB
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) JMS
3 1 (5.26%) JPA
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) JSP
3 1 (5.26%) Servlets
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (5.26%) Struts
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PKI
2 3 (15.79%) CESG
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.26%) DataPower
4 1 (5.26%) Derivative
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.26%) HACMP
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
2 7 (36.84%) AIX
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Information Security
3 4 (21.05%) Information Security Management
3 4 (21.05%) Security Management
4 3 (15.79%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) AOP
6 1 (5.26%) BPEL
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Perl
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) Jython
3 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) PowerHA
4 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCOM
2 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (15.79%) SmoothWall
3 2 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM
4 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.26%) Perfmon
4 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 6 (31.58%) Veritas
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) Juniper
4 3 (15.79%) Intel Security
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
6 1 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (5.26%) Kony
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Sybase
6 1 (5.26%) Yahoo!