Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Failover Clustering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 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.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 713 480 742
Rank change year-on-year -233 +262 +57
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 26 16 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.059% 0.060%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.24% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 32
10th Percentile £376 £422 £321
25th Percentile £438 £434 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £503 £400
Median % change year-on-year -5.47% +25.63% +6.67%
75th Percentile £570 £555 £491
90th Percentile £571 £615 £534
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £61.00 £44.56
Median % change year-on-year - +36.91% +5.42%
UK median hourly rate - £61.00 £44.56
% change year-on-year - +36.91% +5.42%

Failover 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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10,778 4,346 11,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.97% 16.04% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,786 3,028 7,928
10th Percentile £350 £310 £281
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 75 243
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.64 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.94 £14.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £19.64
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -0.71% +12.23%
75th Percentile £47.06 £38.25 £34.50
90th Percentile £62.70 £52.60 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -2.44% +17.14%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Failover Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in England

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Failover Clustering in England.

Daily rate trend for Failover Clustering in England

Failover Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Failover Clustering in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Failover Clustering in England

Failover Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Failover Clustering in England.

Hourly rate trend for Failover Clustering in England

Failover Clustering
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Failover Clustering within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. 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
London -206 8 £475 -9.95% 5
South East -90 7 £570 +16.33% 2
South West -46 5 £450 +2.86% 1
Midlands - 4 £489 -
West Midlands - 4 £489 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - - 4
Failover Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Failover 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 England region with a requirement for Failover Clustering.

1 18 (69.23%) Windows
1 18 (69.23%) Clustering
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (46.15%) WSUS
4 12 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (42.31%) SQL
6 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
7 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
8 8 (30.77%) DHCP
8 8 (30.77%) ITIL
8 8 (30.77%) Dell
8 8 (30.77%) High Availability
8 8 (30.77%) Azure
8 8 (30.77%) VMware
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (26.92%) Windows 10
9 7 (26.92%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (26.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
9 7 (26.92%) AWS
9 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
9 7 (26.92%) SCVMM
9 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
9 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 7 (26.92%) DNS

Failover Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Azure
2 7 (26.92%) AWS
3 4 (15.38%) GCP
3 4 (15.38%) SaaS
4 3 (11.54%) IaaS
4 3 (11.54%) PaaS
5 2 (7.69%) GitHub
6 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DHCP
2 7 (26.92%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) FTP
4 2 (7.69%) HTTP
4 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 2 (7.69%) Kerberos
4 2 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (7.69%) SMTP
4 2 (7.69%) SSL
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) VSAN
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (11.54%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) DBA
3 4 (15.38%) SQL DBA
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Web Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) webMethods Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) LDAP
1 4 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) JDBC
2 2 (7.69%) JMS
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Clustering
2 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
3 6 (23.08%) User Experience
4 5 (19.23%) PKI
5 4 (15.38%) Replication
6 1 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (26.92%) Windows 10
6 5 (19.23%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Solaris
7 4 (15.38%) Unix
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (3.85%) CentOS
10 1 (3.85%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) High Availability
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
3 6 (23.08%) Application Virtualisation
4 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (19.23%) Server Hardening
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) API Integration
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
6 2 (7.69%) Kernel Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (7.69%) Security Hardening
6 2 (7.69%) Storage Management
7 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.85%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
3 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) VCP6
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
4 7 (26.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (26.92%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (23.08%) DFS Replication
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (15.38%) NFS
7 3 (11.54%) vSphere
8 2 (7.69%) Veritas File System
8 2 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (3.85%) Firmware
9 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (46.15%) WSUS
3 7 (26.92%) SCVMM
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (23.08%) SCCM
4 6 (23.08%) SCDPM
4 6 (23.08%) SCOM
4 6 (23.08%) SCSM
5 5 (19.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (15.38%) Ansible
6 4 (15.38%) vCenter Server
7 2 (7.69%) Control-M
7 2 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (7.69%) Netcool
7 2 (7.69%) QRadar
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (7.69%) Terraform
7 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
7 2 (7.69%) vMotion
7 2 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Dell
1 8 (30.77%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) ArcSight
4 4 (15.38%) IBM
5 3 (11.54%) BMC
5 3 (11.54%) EMC
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) CyberArk
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Qualys
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) SaltStack
6 2 (7.69%) Splunk
6 2 (7.69%) webMethods
7 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
7 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec