Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 110 220
Rank change year-on-year -59 +110 +33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 5 4 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.87% 1.34% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
10th Percentile " " £453
25th Percentile £513 £488 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £508 £488
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.10% +2.63%
75th Percentile £563 £526 £531
90th Percentile £570 £533 £556
Central London median daily rate £525 £508 £488
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.10% +8.33%

Microsoft Clustering is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 574 299 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.76% 16.75% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 233 837
10th Percentile £381 £309 £338
25th Percentile £488 £425 £441
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £666 £600 £625
90th Percentile £738 £638 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 23
10th Percentile £30.13 " £12.76
25th Percentile £40.81 " £14.13
Median hourly rate £60.75 - £21.00
75th Percentile £82.81 " £32.31
90th Percentile £94.78 " £46.44
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.13 £21.00
% change year-on-year +34.31% -18.45% +20.00%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the City of London

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the City of London

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Terraform
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Ansible
4 2 (40.00%) Docker
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) SaltStack
4 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) Data Security
4 2 (40.00%) LDAP
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) International Banking

Microsoft Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Azure
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (20.00%) Serena SBM
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) International Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Site Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Security
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
2 2 (40.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Terraform
2 1 (20.00%) Control-M
2 1 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (20.00%) Icinga
2 1 (20.00%) Netcool
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QRadar
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (20.00%) Altiris
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CyberArk
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Equitrac
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (20.00%) Ivanti
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Qualys
3 1 (20.00%) Serena
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) ThinPrint
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas