Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 735 699 693
Rank change year-on-year -36 -6 -78
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 125 102 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.04% 1.14% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 113
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -7.98%
10th Percentile £210 £255 £270
90th Percentile £523 £543 £477
UK median daily rate £381 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -4.69% +6.67% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
England median hourly rate £31.00 - £22.50
10th Percentile £28.20 - £21.00
90th Percentile £56.25 - £30.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 - £26.25

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,027 8,974 9,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.06% 10.69% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,071 5,963 6,430
England median daily rate £500 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £290 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 197 239
England median hourly rate £17.77 £21.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -1.55% +6.65%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.13 £48.30 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +2.22% +12.50%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering within the England region over the 6 months to 20 May 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
London -54 37 £350 -26.32% 7
North of England +5 28 £475 +41.79% 2
East of England +15 23 £370 -31.16%
South East -19 23 £430 +32.31% 4
North West -6 20 £475 +53.23% 2
Midlands -7 11 £350 -16.42% 1
West Midlands -6 10 £335 -16.25%
North East +11 6 £271 -19.33%
South West +4 3 £275 - 1
Yorkshire -10 2 - -
East Midlands -4 1 £425 -2.86% 1
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 114 (91.20%) Windows
2 103 (82.40%) Clustering
3 84 (67.20%) Active Directory
4 83 (66.40%) VMware
5 69 (55.20%) Windows Server
6 66 (52.80%) Microsoft
7 62 (49.60%) SQL Server
8 54 (43.20%) PowerShell
9 49 (39.20%) Hyper-V
10 48 (38.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 42 (33.60%) SCCM
12 41 (32.80%) SQL
12 41 (32.80%) SAN
13 40 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (30.40%) Citrix
15 35 (28.00%) ITIL
16 32 (25.60%) SCOM
17 31 (24.80%) MS Exchange
17 31 (24.80%) HP
17 31 (24.80%) VMware ESXi
17 31 (24.80%) High Availability
18 28 (22.40%) vSphere
19 25 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (18.40%) EMC
21 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
21 23 (18.40%) Data Centre
22 22 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
22 22 (17.60%) IIS
23 21 (16.80%) MCSE

Microsoft 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 31 (24.80%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.60%) IIS
3 14 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.20%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.60%) Skype for Business
5 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.20%) CMS
7 3 (2.40%) Apache
7 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.60%) Confluence
9 1 (0.80%) JBoss
9 1 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.80%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (16.00%) Office 365
3 8 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (32.80%) SAN
2 20 (16.00%) DNS
3 19 (15.20%) LAN
3 19 (15.20%) WAN
4 18 (14.40%) DHCP
4 18 (14.40%) NAS
5 16 (12.80%) Firewall
6 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
7 10 (8.00%) iSCSI
8 9 (7.20%) Internet
9 8 (6.40%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (4.80%) FCoE
11 3 (2.40%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (1.60%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.60%) Telnet
12 2 (1.60%) VPN
13 1 (0.80%) Skype
13 1 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (49.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (9.60%) Oracle Database
4 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (5.60%) MySQL
8 7 (5.60%) Power BI
8 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (4.80%) Big Data
9 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (4.80%) Riak
10 4 (3.20%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (3.20%) SSDT
11 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.60%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (8.80%) Legal
2 10 (8.00%) Finance
3 6 (4.80%) Banking
4 4 (3.20%) Advertising
4 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Local Government
5 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.60%) French Language
6 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (14.40%) Server Engineer
2 17 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (12.80%) Consultant
3 16 (12.80%) DBA
4 14 (11.20%) SQL DBA
5 11 (8.80%) Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Azure Consultant
6 9 (7.20%) Windows Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) Active Directory Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) Administrator
7 8 (6.40%) Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) Storage Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Production DBA
8 6 (4.80%) SQL Server DBA
8 6 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.20%) Middleware
2 5 (4.00%) SAP PI
3 3 (2.40%) .NET
3 3 (2.40%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.60%) WAP
5 1 (0.80%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 103 (82.40%) Clustering
2 23 (18.40%) Data Centre
3 18 (14.40%) Replication
4 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.60%) PKI
6 8 (6.40%) Private Cloud
7 6 (4.80%) CLARiiON
7 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.40%) CCTV
9 2 (1.60%) FMCG
9 2 (1.60%) User Experience
10 1 (0.80%) BBC
10 1 (0.80%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.80%) NHS
10 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (91.20%) Windows
2 69 (55.20%) Windows Server
3 40 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (16.00%) Linux
6 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.20%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.60%) CentOS
10 2 (1.60%) Unix
10 2 (1.60%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.80%) Solaris
11 1 (0.80%) VMS
11 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.00%) ITIL
2 31 (24.80%) High Availability
3 21 (16.80%) Migration
4 16 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (11.20%) Load Balancing
6 13 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.80%) Problem Management
8 10 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.20%) Change Management
9 9 (7.20%) DevOps
9 9 (7.20%) Network Optimisation
9 9 (7.20%) Secure Coding
10 8 (6.40%) Database Security
10 8 (6.40%) Identity Management
10 8 (6.40%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (6.40%) SIEM
10 8 (6.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (5.60%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.20%) PowerShell
2 41 (32.80%) SQL
3 10 (8.00%) VBScript
4 3 (2.40%) C++
4 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.40%) VB
4 3 (2.40%) VBA
5 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
3 21 (16.80%) MCSE
4 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.00%) MCSA
6 14 (11.20%) Degree
7 13 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (5.60%) MCP
10 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.80%) Novell Certification
10 6 (4.80%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (4.00%) CCIE
12 4 (3.20%) CCNA
12 4 (3.20%) MCITP
13 3 (2.40%) CCSP
14 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (1.60%) MCSD
15 1 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.20%) QA
3 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 84 (67.20%) Active Directory
2 49 (39.20%) Hyper-V
3 48 (38.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (24.80%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (22.40%) vSphere
6 10 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (6.40%) Terminal Services
7 8 (6.40%) XenApp
8 5 (4.00%) VMware NSX
9 3 (2.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.60%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.60%) XenServer
11 1 (0.80%) NFS
11 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (33.60%) SCCM
2 32 (25.60%) SCOM
3 15 (12.00%) vCenter Server
4 12 (9.60%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (8.00%) NetBackup
6 8 (6.40%) Backup Exec
6 8 (6.40%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (6.40%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (5.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (5.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (4.80%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (4.80%) SCVMM
9 5 (4.00%) Control-M
9 5 (4.00%) WSUS
10 4 (3.20%) SCOrch
11 3 (2.40%) HP SIM
11 3 (2.40%) IBM BigFix
11 3 (2.40%) SCSM
11 3 (2.40%) SmoothWall
11 3 (2.40%) vMotion
Vendors
1 83 (66.40%) VMware
2 66 (52.80%) Microsoft
3 38 (30.40%) Citrix
4 31 (24.80%) HP
5 23 (18.40%) EMC
6 20 (16.00%) 3PAR
7 19 (15.20%) NetApp
8 16 (12.80%) CommVault
9 14 (11.20%) Cisco
10 13 (10.40%) Oracle
10 13 (10.40%) Veritas
11 12 (9.60%) IBM
12 11 (8.80%) Symantec
13 9 (7.20%) Dell
14 8 (6.40%) EqualLogic
14 8 (6.40%) McAfee
14 8 (6.40%) SolarWinds
15 6 (4.80%) Red Hat
15 6 (4.80%) SAP
15 6 (4.80%) Trend Micro