Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 186 180
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 17 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.39% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.26% 1.41% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 11
East of England median daily rate £335 £538 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.67% -6.52% +87.76%
10th Percentile £300 £531 £500
90th Percentile £488 £544 £588
England median daily rate £375 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
East of England median hourly rate - £16.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.13% +28.57%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £16.17 £28.00
% change year-on-year +91.71% -42.25% +60.00%

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 East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 521 497 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.81% 11.20% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 280 231
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £238 £175 £185
90th Percentile £616 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +5.98% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 20
East of England median hourly rate £14.60 £14.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% -24.68% -16.30%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.22 £14.38
90th Percentile £28.47 £21.35 £44.48
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +10.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk -1 8 £488 -9.30%
Bedfordshire - 7 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £383 -
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England

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 East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
1 17 (100.00%) Clustering
2 16 (94.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
3 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 15 (88.24%) Citrix
3 15 (88.24%) SAN
3 15 (88.24%) NAS
4 9 (52.94%) 3PAR
5 8 (47.06%) High Availability
5 8 (47.06%) SIEM
5 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
5 8 (47.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 8 (47.06%) Secure Coding
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
5 8 (47.06%) Network Optimisation
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (47.06%) Middleware
5 8 (47.06%) LAN
5 8 (47.06%) WAN
5 8 (47.06%) IIS
5 8 (47.06%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) Identity Management
5 8 (47.06%) Legal
6 7 (41.18%) Validation
6 7 (41.18%) Replication

Microsoft Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (47.06%) IIS
2 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
2 7 (41.18%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) NAS
1 15 (88.24%) SAN
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) DHCP
3 7 (41.18%) DNS
3 7 (41.18%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (41.18%) iSCSI
3 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (47.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Storage Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) Clustering
2 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
3 7 (41.18%) Replication
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) High Availability
1 8 (47.06%) Identity Management
1 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
1 8 (47.06%) Network Optimisation
1 8 (47.06%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (47.06%) Secure Coding
1 8 (47.06%) SIEM
1 8 (47.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Validation
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
3 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
1 7 (41.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCIE
2 5 (29.41%) MCSA
2 5 (29.41%) MCSE
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
3 7 (41.18%) Terminal Services
3 7 (41.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Backup Exec
1 7 (41.18%) HP Data Protector
1 7 (41.18%) NetBackup
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
1 7 (41.18%) SCOM
2 6 (35.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (11.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (88.24%) Citrix
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) 3PAR
4 7 (41.18%) CommVault
4 7 (41.18%) Dell
4 7 (41.18%) EqualLogic
4 7 (41.18%) HP
4 7 (41.18%) IBM
4 7 (41.18%) NetApp
4 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
4 7 (41.18%) Veritas
5 6 (35.29%) Symantec
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle
7 2 (11.76%) SAP