Period
to 26 July 2017

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 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 102 107
Rank change year-on-year +46 +5 -33
Contract jobs citing Clustering 33 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.67% 0.85% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.71% 2.85% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 5
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.46% +1.25% +40.35%
North West median daily rate £420 £388 £343
% change year-on-year +8.39% +13.14% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £21.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - -2.33% -31.75%

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 379 562 511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 30.66% 29.97% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 374 324
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.26% +2.19% +9.22%
10th Percentile £234 £263 £282
90th Percentile £527 £550 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 25
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +24.70% +3.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £13.74
90th Percentile £63.00 £37.50 £24.20
North West median hourly rate £25.92 £18.94 £15.89
% change year-on-year +36.83% +19.23% -0.72%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in Cheshire

Clustering
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

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in Cheshire over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in Cheshire

Clustering
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

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 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +18 9 £469 -
Warrington +37 7 £535 +35.79%
Chester +23 6 £298 -29.94%
Clustering
North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 20 (60.61%) Linux
2 14 (42.42%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (39.39%) Unix
3 13 (39.39%) Veritas
4 11 (33.33%) AIX
4 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (27.27%) Windows
5 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 8 (24.24%) LAN
6 8 (24.24%) WAN
6 8 (24.24%) Shell Script
6 8 (24.24%) HTTP
6 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (24.24%) JIRA
6 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
6 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
6 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
7 7 (21.21%) Static Code Analysis
7 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
7 7 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (21.21%) Puppet
7 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
7 7 (21.21%) Bash Shell
7 7 (21.21%) Confluence
7 7 (21.21%) nginx
7 7 (21.21%) Coaching
7 7 (21.21%) Microservices
7 7 (21.21%) Kubernetes
7 7 (21.21%) SonarQube
7 7 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery

Clustering
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 7 (21.21%) Confluence
1 7 (21.21%) nginx
2 5 (15.15%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) JBoss
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Slack
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) HTTP
1 8 (24.24%) LAN
1 8 (24.24%) WAN
2 6 (18.18%) SAN
3 5 (15.15%) Firewall
3 5 (15.15%) LDAP
3 5 (15.15%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) VLAN
5 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) DMZ
6 1 (3.03%) DNS
6 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
2 7 (21.21%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
1 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
1 8 (24.24%) JIRA
2 7 (21.21%) SonarQube
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Hudson
General
1 7 (21.21%) Banking
1 7 (21.21%) Local Government
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Administrator
2 7 (21.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Senior DevOps
2 7 (21.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Security Officer
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Unix Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) AIX Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) DBA
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Veritas Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) CESG
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Linux
2 13 (39.39%) Unix
3 11 (33.33%) AIX
3 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (27.27%) Windows
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
6 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.06%) Solaris
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Coaching
2 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
2 7 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (21.21%) DevOps
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Kanban
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.21%) Microservices
2 7 (21.21%) Scrum
2 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.21%) Static Code Analysis
2 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) High Availability
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security Management
4 4 (12.12%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Shell Script
2 7 (21.21%) Bash Shell
2 7 (21.21%) Python
3 6 (18.18%) Perl
3 6 (18.18%) Ruby
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) Jython
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) CCNP
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Docker
1 7 (21.21%) Xen
2 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (21.21%) Kubernetes
2 7 (21.21%) Puppet
2 7 (21.21%) Rancher
3 6 (18.18%) SCOM
4 4 (12.12%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (9.09%) SCCM
5 3 (9.09%) SmoothWall
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (6.06%) Perfmon
7 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
7 1 (3.03%) CA Wily
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (3.03%) Nagios
7 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
7 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
7 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Veritas
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 5 (15.15%) Juniper
4 4 (12.12%) McAfee
4 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) EqualLogic
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds