Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 77 80
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 12 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.96% 1.09% 1.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 3.23% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 9
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -1.79% +9.80%
10th Percentile £280 £288 £281
90th Percentile £662 £416 £488
North West median daily rate £535 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +35.44% -1.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £60.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £60.00 -

Clustering is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 348 434 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.71% 33.77% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 296 422
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £209 £174 £275
90th Percentile £575 £661 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.33% +13.44% +2.91%
10th Percentile £18.41 £11.25 £13.39
90th Percentile £45.38 £50.25 £26.38
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.25% -8.57% +6.06%

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 23 January 2018.

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

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 23 January 2018. 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 -15 4 £280 -17.04% 1
Warrington - 4 £550 - 1
Chester - 1 £280 - 1
Clustering
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (33.33%) nginx
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Replication
3 4 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) HTTP
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (33.33%) Confluence
3 4 (33.33%) Puppet
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Docker
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Coaching
3 4 (33.33%) Microservices
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) Database Mirroring

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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
1 4 (33.33%) nginx
2 1 (8.33%) Gentran
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Slack
2 3 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) GIS
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 4 (33.33%) Senior DevOps
1 4 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) DBA
2 3 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Scripter
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) ISPF
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Replication
2 3 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) CESG
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) AIX
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Coaching
1 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
1 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 4 (33.33%) Microservices
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) JCL
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 3 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Rancher
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas
2 1 (8.33%) VMware