Period
to 19 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 231 217
Rank change year-on-year -18 -14 +39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 4 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.058% 0.097% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.89% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
City of London median daily rate £413 £475 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +50.20% -29.72%
10th Percentile £290 £425 £269
90th Percentile £484 £573 £502
Central London median daily rate £413 £475 £316
% change year-on-year -13.16% +50.20% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 939 675 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.61% 10.89% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 554 579
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £345 £306 £307
90th Percentile £675 £638 £633
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 8
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £22.34 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.69% +8.95% +9.63%
10th Percentile £11.81 £15.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £38.48 £25.29 £24.54
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.35 £20.50
% change year-on-year -14.34% +13.89% +9.63%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Brocade
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SAN

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 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (25.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Brocade
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds