Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 182 129 205
Rank change year-on-year -53 +76 +47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 6 4 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.19% 0.020%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.87% 1.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
10th Percentile £478 - -
25th Percentile £480 £488 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £508 -
Median % change year-on-year +0.99% - -
75th Percentile £556 £526 -
90th Percentile £569 £533 -
Central London median daily rate £513 £508 -
% change year-on-year +0.99% - -

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 689 340 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.16% 16.08% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 268 592
10th Percentile £425 £311 £308
25th Percentile £506 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -3.67%
75th Percentile £688 £600 £625
90th Percentile £775 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 14
10th Percentile £38.13 - £13.13
25th Percentile £42.81 - £14.06
Median hourly rate £53.75 £23.00 £19.10
Median % change year-on-year +133.70% +20.42% +5.52%
75th Percentile £67.81 - £20.94
90th Percentile £74.38 - £21.70
Central London median hourly rate £53.75 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +133.70% +17.95% +4.28%

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 28 January 2022, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2019
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Puppet
5 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
5 2 (33.33%) NAS
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (33.33%) GitHub
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (33.33%) Ansible
5 2 (33.33%) Docker
5 2 (33.33%) DevOps
5 2 (33.33%) SaltStack
5 2 (33.33%) Kubernetes

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
1 2 (33.33%) Nutanix
2 1 (16.67%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (16.67%) Serena SBM
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) International Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Network Support
1 2 (33.33%) Network Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Site Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Site Reliability Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Nutanix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Hedge funds
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) CI/CD
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (33.33%) Data Security
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Security Hardening
1 2 (33.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Docker
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Terraform
2 1 (16.67%) Control-M
2 1 (16.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Icinga
2 1 (16.67%) Netcool
2 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QRadar
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) SaltStack
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) CyberArk
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Equitrac
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
3 1 (16.67%) Ivanti
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Qualys
3 1 (16.67%) Serena
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) ThinPrint