Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 252 223
Rank change year-on-year +1 -29 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 5 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.070% 0.083% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.41% 0.71% 1.80%
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% -0.30%
10th Percentile £390 £408 £263
90th Percentile £609 £572 £521
Central London median daily rate £450 £420 £418
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.60% -0.30%
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 1,226 846 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.18% 11.77% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 683 606
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £290 £325 £331
90th Percentile £675 £673 £634
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -38.18% +74.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.64 £13.40
90th Percentile £25.50 £39.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% -30.91% +61.76%

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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 13 December 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 13 December 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%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) High Availability
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) IaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) 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%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) OLTP
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Database Security
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
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%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) IDERA
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec