Period
to 20 July 2019

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 July 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 681 705 728
Rank change year-on-year +24 +23 -44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 133 147 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 1.16% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 97 61
England median daily rate £440 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.38% -14.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £311 £195 £250
90th Percentile £566 £520 £531
UK median daily rate £428 £363 £415
% change year-on-year +17.93% -12.65% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
England median hourly rate - £31.00 £16.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +91.71% -42.25%
UK median hourly rate - £31.00 £16.17
% change year-on-year - +91.71% -42.25%

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 12,721 12,722 9,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 13.39% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,593 8,536 6,464
England median daily rate £500 £488 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.72% +10.59%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 355 216
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -20.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -15.56%

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 July 2019.

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
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 July 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
London +58 56 £500 +66.11% 1
North of England +25 25 £363 -6.45% 5
South East +17 23 £425 +6.25% 8
South West -14 16 £475 +58.33% 4
North West +10 15 £363 -19.44% 4
Midlands +16 10 £415 +15.28% 4
West Midlands +1 6 £415 +15.28% 3
Yorkshire +23 5 £400 +6.67% 1
North East +19 5 £228 -16.13%
East Midlands +21 4 £400 - 1
East of England -4 2 £400 +4.58%
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 122 (91.73%) Windows
2 112 (84.21%) Clustering
3 81 (60.90%) Microsoft
3 81 (60.90%) Active Directory
4 78 (58.65%) Windows Server
5 72 (54.14%) Hyper-V
6 65 (48.87%) PowerShell
7 60 (45.11%) SQL
8 59 (44.36%) SQL Server
9 51 (38.35%) VMware
10 50 (37.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (33.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
12 42 (31.58%) Failover Clustering
13 38 (28.57%) SCCM
14 37 (27.82%) VMware ESXi
15 36 (27.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 36 (27.07%) SCOM
15 36 (27.07%) SAN
16 33 (24.81%) IIS
16 33 (24.81%) ITIL
16 33 (24.81%) Data Protection
17 32 (24.06%) Microsoft Azure
17 32 (24.06%) Citrix
18 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (21.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 28 (21.05%) Security Cleared
20 27 (20.30%) WSUS
20 27 (20.30%) DHCP
20 27 (20.30%) Office 365

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 33 (24.81%) IIS
2 17 (12.78%) MS Exchange
3 16 (12.03%) Skype for Business
4 15 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.50%) Apache
8 1 (0.75%) TPMS
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (20.30%) Office 365
3 18 (13.53%) IaaS
4 16 (12.03%) PaaS
5 8 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (4.51%) GitHub
7 3 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.26%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.07%) SAN
2 27 (20.30%) DHCP
3 26 (19.55%) Firewall
4 21 (15.79%) DNS
5 19 (14.29%) iSCSI
6 16 (12.03%) Fibre Channel
7 14 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (8.27%) NAS
9 10 (7.52%) TCP/IP
10 9 (6.77%) Cisco Firepower
10 9 (6.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (6.02%) LAN
12 5 (3.76%) WAN
13 4 (3.01%) VLAN
13 4 (3.01%) VPN
14 3 (2.26%) NetScaler
14 3 (2.26%) Skype
15 2 (1.50%) FTP
15 2 (1.50%) Network Security
15 2 (1.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (44.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.03%) Big Data
2 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (9.77%) Oracle Database
5 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (3.76%) MySQL
9 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (3.01%) Hadoop
10 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (10.53%) MSI
1 14 (10.53%) WiX
2 7 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.75%) GitLab
5 1 (0.75%) Hudson
5 1 (0.75%) JIRA
5 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Publishing
4 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) French Language
5 1 (0.75%) German Language
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (16.54%) DBA
3 18 (13.53%) Administrator
4 17 (12.78%) Analyst
5 13 (9.77%) Architect
5 13 (9.77%) SQL DBA
6 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.77%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Senior DBA
8 8 (6.02%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Oracle DBA
10 6 (4.51%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.29%) .NET
2 12 (9.02%) Software Packaging
3 6 (4.51%) RESTful
3 6 (4.51%) Swagger
4 3 (2.26%) Web Services
5 2 (1.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.75%) Kafka
6 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (84.21%) Clustering
2 26 (19.55%) Data Centre
3 24 (18.05%) Replication
4 15 (11.28%) User Experience
5 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.51%) Blog
7 5 (3.76%) PKI
8 4 (3.01%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.50%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.75%) EMC Centera
10 1 (0.75%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.75%) NHS
10 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 122 (91.73%) Windows
2 78 (58.65%) Windows Server
3 50 (37.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (13.53%) Windows 10
6 17 (12.78%) Linux
7 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.26%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.50%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.50%) Solaris
11 1 (0.75%) Unix
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (24.81%) Data Protection
2 33 (24.81%) ITIL
3 21 (15.79%) High Availability
4 18 (13.53%) DevOps
5 16 (12.03%) Application Virtualisation
5 16 (12.03%) Configuration Management
5 16 (12.03%) Load Balancing
6 12 (9.02%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (7.52%) Change Management
7 10 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (7.52%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (6.77%) Capacity Management
8 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (6.77%) Release Management
8 9 (6.77%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (48.87%) PowerShell
2 60 (45.11%) SQL
3 17 (12.78%) Python
4 16 (12.03%) VB
5 10 (7.52%) Perl
6 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.76%) C#
7 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.76%) VBScript
8 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.26%) C
9 3 (2.26%) C++
9 3 (2.26%) VBA
10 2 (1.50%) PHP
10 2 (1.50%) R
11 1 (0.75%) Go
11 1 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.04%) DV Cleared
3 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.02%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.27%) MCSE
6 10 (7.52%) Degree
7 7 (5.26%) CCNA
7 7 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.76%) MCITP
8 5 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.26%) MCP
10 2 (1.50%) CCSP
10 2 (1.50%) MCSA
10 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.75%) NCDA
11 1 (0.75%) OCP
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.75%) RHCE
11 1 (0.75%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) SLA
2 5 (3.76%) GDPR
2 5 (3.76%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 81 (60.90%) Active Directory
2 72 (54.14%) Hyper-V
3 45 (33.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (27.82%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (13.53%) XenApp
7 16 (12.03%) DFS Replication
7 16 (12.03%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (11.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (7.52%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (6.02%) vSphere
11 4 (3.01%) NFS
12 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.75%) Docker
13 1 (0.75%) Firmware
13 1 (0.75%) vCloud
13 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (31.58%) Failover Clustering
2 38 (28.57%) SCCM
3 36 (27.07%) SCOM
4 29 (21.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 27 (20.30%) WSUS
6 21 (15.79%) SCVMM
7 15 (11.28%) SCDPM
7 15 (11.28%) SCSM
8 14 (10.53%) vMotion
9 13 (9.77%) SCOrch
10 12 (9.02%) QRadar
11 10 (7.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (5.26%) Ansible
13 6 (4.51%) Data Guard
13 6 (4.51%) Puppet
14 5 (3.76%) Backup Exec
15 4 (3.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 4 (3.01%) Terraform
16 3 (2.26%) vCenter Server
17 2 (1.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 81 (60.90%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.35%) VMware
3 32 (24.06%) Citrix
4 21 (15.79%) HP
5 20 (15.04%) Cisco
6 19 (14.29%) Oracle
7 13 (9.77%) NetApp
8 12 (9.02%) EMC
8 12 (9.02%) Symantec
9 11 (8.27%) F5
10 10 (7.52%) SolarWinds
11 9 (6.77%) CheckPoint
12 8 (6.02%) IBM
13 5 (3.76%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.76%) Dell
13 5 (3.76%) RedGate
14 3 (2.26%) Google
14 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.26%) Veritas
15 2 (1.50%) StorageTek