Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 659 775 814
Rank change year-on-year +116 +39 -45
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 31 78 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.087% 0.046%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.35% 0.58% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 60 28
England median daily rate £450 £483 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.74% +20.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £349 £226 £289
90th Percentile £550 £625 £521
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
England median hourly rate - £44.38 £47.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.81% +54.50%
UK median hourly rate - £44.38 £47.12
% change year-on-year - -5.81% +54.50%

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 8,805 13,434 11,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.44% 14.92% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,947 9,042 7,746
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £477
% change year-on-year - +4.93% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 326 241
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.67 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -12.50%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in England

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Failover Clustering in England

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Failover Clustering in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Failover Clustering in England

Failover Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 23 February 2020. 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
Midlands +55 9 £450 +18.03%
West Midlands +52 9 £450 +9.09%
South West +33 8 £550 +10.00% 2
London +111 4 £420 -16.00% 3
South East +45 4 £450 -21.74% 6
North of England +49 3 £550 +141.76% 2
North West +41 3 £550 +4.76%
East of England - 2 - - 1
Failover Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 25 (80.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 23 (74.19%) Clustering
4 21 (67.74%) Hyper-V
5 20 (64.52%) Windows Server
6 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
7 15 (48.39%) Dell
7 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (45.16%) DHCP
9 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
9 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
9 13 (41.94%) SCVMM
9 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
9 13 (41.94%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (38.71%) Windows 10
10 12 (38.71%) SCCM
10 12 (38.71%) SCOM
10 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
11 11 (35.48%) ITIL
11 11 (35.48%) WSUS
11 11 (35.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (35.48%) User Experience
11 11 (35.48%) DFS Replication
11 11 (35.48%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (32.26%) DV Cleared
12 10 (32.26%) ArcSight
13 9 (29.03%) High Availability
13 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
13 9 (29.03%) SCDPM
13 9 (29.03%) SCSM

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 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.13%) IIS
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Office 365
3 3 (9.68%) AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) DHCP
2 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) LAN
3 4 (12.90%) WAN
4 3 (9.68%) DMZ
4 3 (9.68%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (9.68%) SAN
4 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.68%) VLAN
5 2 (6.45%) WebEx
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.23%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQLPlus
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Power BI
4 1 (3.23%) Riak
4 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (9.68%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Arabic Language
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Police
3 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Author
1 6 (19.35%) Technical Author
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) DBA
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Storage Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 23 (74.19%) Clustering
2 11 (35.48%) User Experience
3 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
4 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
5 2 (6.45%) Replication
6 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows Server
3 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (38.71%) Windows 10
5 5 (16.13%) Linux
5 5 (16.13%) VMS
6 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Solaris
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Application Virtualisation
2 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
2 9 (29.03%) High Availability
3 6 (19.35%) Server Management
4 5 (16.13%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.68%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Storage Management
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.45%) Data Mapping
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) MCSA
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) MCP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 21 (67.74%) Hyper-V
2 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (35.48%) DFS Replication
4 11 (35.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (35.48%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (29.03%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (12.90%) XenApp
7 3 (9.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (6.45%) Firmware
8 2 (6.45%) vSphere
9 1 (3.23%) Docker
9 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (41.94%) SCVMM
3 12 (38.71%) SCCM
3 12 (38.71%) SCOM
4 11 (35.48%) WSUS
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (29.03%) SCDPM
5 9 (29.03%) SCSM
6 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
6 3 (9.68%) SCOrch
6 3 (9.68%) vRealize
7 2 (6.45%) Ansible
7 2 (6.45%) Data Guard
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (6.45%) yum
8 1 (3.23%) Foglight
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Dell
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) ArcSight
4 9 (29.03%) VMware
5 6 (19.35%) Oracle
6 4 (12.90%) Citrix
7 3 (9.68%) EMC
7 3 (9.68%) EqualLogic
7 3 (9.68%) NetApp
7 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.45%) Canon
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco
9 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.23%) SAP