Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 240 225
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 +37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 5 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.072% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.44% 0.90% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 12
City of London median daily rate £475 £420 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.10% +0.60% -4.02%
10th Percentile £305 £408 £269
90th Percentile £609 £572 £521
Central London median daily rate £450 £420 £418
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.60% -4.02%
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 1,126 781 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.25% 11.39% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 628 626
City of London median daily rate £525 £503 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +5.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £321
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 4 9
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% -19.09% +61.76%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.00 £20.60
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.50 £56.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% -30.91% +61.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Identity Management
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V

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 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (20.00%) OLTP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) DBA
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Senior DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Secure Coding
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Database Security
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Perfmon
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (20.00%) Brocade
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec