Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 744 801 814
Rank change year-on-year +57 +13 -13
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 47 75 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.080% 0.046%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.41% 0.56% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 17
England median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +17.19% -22.89%
10th Percentile £321 £262 £209
90th Percentile £526 £490 £531
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £329
% change year-on-year +6.67% +14.07% -16.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
England median hourly rate £44.56 £42.27 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +48.30% -30.91%
10th Percentile £39.98 £25.13 £14.80
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.46 £46.20
UK median hourly rate £44.56 £42.27 £28.50
% change year-on-year +5.42% +48.30% -30.91%

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 11,341 13,469 10,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.59% 14.28% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,753 9,162 7,086
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £264
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £469
% change year-on-year +0.50% +6.13% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 375 245
England median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.67 £47.00 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.86% - -29.29%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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
South West +15 21 £475 +26.67% 4
South East +16 9 £375 -6.25% 3
London +60 7 £375 -6.25% 4
Midlands +41 5 £415 +12.16% 2
North West +31 4 £375 -11.76% 1
West Midlands +29 4 £425 +14.86% 2
North of England +26 4 £375 - 3
East Midlands +35 1 £350 +3.70%
Failover Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 34 (72.34%) Clustering
3 28 (59.57%) Windows Server
3 28 (59.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 27 (57.45%) Hyper-V
5 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
6 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
7 20 (42.55%) SCVMM
8 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (38.30%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (38.30%) ITIL
10 17 (36.17%) DHCP
10 17 (36.17%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (36.17%) Data Centre
11 16 (34.04%) SCCM
11 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
12 15 (31.91%) SCOM
12 15 (31.91%) High Availability
13 14 (29.79%) DFS Replication
13 14 (29.79%) Dell
13 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
14 13 (27.66%) SQL
14 13 (27.66%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (27.66%) WSUS
14 13 (27.66%) PowerShell
14 13 (27.66%) Data Protection
14 13 (27.66%) Windows 10
14 13 (27.66%) SCDPM
14 13 (27.66%) SCSM
14 13 (27.66%) User Experience

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 (19.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Azure
2 5 (10.64%) Office 365
3 4 (8.51%) AWS
4 3 (6.38%) GitHub
5 2 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.26%) Google Analytics
6 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.13%) IaaS
6 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) DHCP
2 6 (12.77%) DNS
3 5 (10.64%) iSCSI
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (8.51%) Firewall
5 3 (6.38%) SNMP
5 3 (6.38%) VoIP
5 3 (6.38%) VPN
6 2 (4.26%) LAN
6 2 (4.26%) SAN
6 2 (4.26%) VLAN
6 2 (4.26%) VSAN
6 2 (4.26%) WAN
6 2 (4.26%) Wireless
7 1 (2.13%) BGP
7 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.13%) Internet
7 1 (2.13%) Multicast
7 1 (2.13%) Skype
7 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.38%) MySQL
6 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 7
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.13%) Power BI
7 1 (2.13%) Riak
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
1 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) GitLab
3 1 (2.13%) Hudson
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Administrator
2 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) DBA
4 6 (12.77%) Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) SQL DBA
5 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Author
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Author
7 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Network Support
7 3 (6.38%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Production DBA
8 2 (4.26%) Developer
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Kafka
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) LDAP
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (72.34%) Clustering
2 17 (36.17%) Data Centre
3 13 (27.66%) User Experience
4 9 (19.15%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Windows Server
3 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (27.66%) Windows 10
5 7 (14.89%) Linux
6 1 (2.13%) AIX
6 1 (2.13%) HPUX
6 1 (2.13%) Unix
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ITIL
2 15 (31.91%) High Availability
3 13 (27.66%) Application Virtualisation
3 13 (27.66%) Data Protection
4 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (14.89%) Migration
5 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.64%) Database Mirroring
7 5 (10.64%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
8 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.51%) Patch Management
9 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
9 3 (6.38%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (6.38%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (6.38%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) PowerShell
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.53%) DV Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.38%) CCNA
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.38%) MCSA
5 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.26%) CCNP
6 2 (4.26%) MCITP
6 2 (4.26%) MCP
6 2 (4.26%) MCSE
6 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 2 (4.26%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (57.45%) Hyper-V
2 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
3 18 (38.30%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (36.17%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (29.79%) DFS Replication
6 13 (27.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (27.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (8.51%) vSphere
9 2 (4.26%) VMware NSX
10 1 (2.13%) Docker
10 1 (2.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (59.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 20 (42.55%) SCVMM
3 16 (34.04%) SCCM
4 15 (31.91%) SCOM
5 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 13 (27.66%) SCDPM
5 13 (27.66%) SCSM
5 13 (27.66%) WSUS
6 5 (10.64%) vCenter Server
7 4 (8.51%) PowerCLI
8 3 (6.38%) Ansible
8 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (6.38%) Puppet
9 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
9 2 (4.26%) PaperCut
9 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (2.13%) Foglight
10 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
10 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
10 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Dell
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) VMware
3 7 (14.89%) Dell Compellent
4 6 (12.77%) Juniper
5 5 (10.64%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle
6 4 (8.51%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) CommVault
7 2 (4.26%) Google
7 2 (4.26%) NetApp
7 2 (4.26%) Polycom
7 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.26%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.26%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.13%) Axway
8 1 (2.13%) Hortonworks
8 1 (2.13%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (2.13%) Serena