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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 659 627 511
Rank change year-on-year -32 -116 +200
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 104 46 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.088% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.92% 0.55% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 41 44
10th Percentile £363 £331 £309
25th Percentile £390 £385 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £481 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.94% - -0.44%
75th Percentile £625 £493 £507
90th Percentile £669 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
10th Percentile £60.50 - -
25th Percentile £61.25 - £60.50
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £61.00
75th Percentile £67.50 - £61.50
90th Percentile - - -
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - £61.00
% change year-on-year - - +22.00%

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 11,338 8,336 5,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.74% 15.95% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,315 5,895 4,045
10th Percentile £363 £350 £304
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £601 £600
90th Percentile £752 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £570 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 113 115
10th Percentile £12.86 £15.00 £12.49
25th Percentile £15.25 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +17.95% +5.41%
75th Percentile £41.58 £47.63 £26.02
90th Percentile £67.63 £60.00 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £33.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.33% +66.25% +5.26%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -46 55 £575 +43.75% 3
Midlands -25 16 £375 -6.83% 6
South East -21 15 £433 -8.95% 2
West Midlands -28 9 £375 -6.83%
North of England -45 8 £625 +38.89% 1
East Midlands - 7 £465 - 6
North West -34 5 £625 +56.25% 1
South West -24 4 £525 +16.67%
East of England - 4 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -30 3 £375 -25.00%
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 102 (98.08%) Windows
2 92 (88.46%) Clustering
3 89 (85.58%) Active Directory
4 86 (82.69%) VMware
5 78 (75.00%) Windows Server
6 64 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 59 (56.73%) Microsoft
8 57 (54.81%) Security Cleared
9 55 (52.88%) PowerShell
10 52 (50.00%) SC Cleared
11 47 (45.19%) SQL Server
12 42 (40.38%) DNS
13 40 (38.46%) Azure
14 38 (36.54%) SQL
15 35 (33.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 34 (32.69%) Linux
17 32 (30.77%) DHCP
18 31 (29.81%) DV Cleared
19 30 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 29 (27.88%) VMware ESXi
21 28 (26.92%) Cisco
22 27 (25.96%) IIS
23 26 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
24 25 (24.04%) Red Hat
24 25 (24.04%) Windows Server 2016
25 23 (22.12%) Hyper-V
25 23 (22.12%) vSphere
26 22 (21.15%) Performance Optimisation
26 22 (21.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
26 22 (21.15%) ITIL

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 27 (25.96%) IIS
2 12 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) JBoss
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (38.46%) Azure
2 15 (14.42%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (12.50%) AWS
4 12 (11.54%) Microsoft 365
5 8 (7.69%) IaaS
6 4 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (3.85%) GCP
6 4 (3.85%) Rubrik
7 1 (0.96%) Nutanix
7 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.38%) DNS
2 32 (30.77%) DHCP
3 17 (16.35%) SAN
4 13 (12.50%) Firewall
5 10 (9.62%) Software-Defined Networking
6 6 (5.77%) Kerberos
6 6 (5.77%) LAN
6 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.77%) WAN
7 4 (3.85%) Network Security
8 2 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.92%) NAS
8 2 (1.92%) SSL
8 2 (1.92%) VPN
8 2 (1.92%) VSAN
9 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.96%) Internet
9 1 (0.96%) MPLS
9 1 (0.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (45.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (21.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.92%) GitLab
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 17 (16.35%) Social Skills
3 2 (1.92%) Law
3 2 (1.92%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.96%) Automotive
4 1 (0.96%) Back Office
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (0.96%) Electronics
4 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.96%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (22.12%) DBA
2 23 (22.12%) SQL DBA
3 13 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Storage Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Project Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.77%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Designer
9 3 (2.88%) SAN Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) Web Services
2 6 (5.77%) LDAP
3 4 (3.85%) ADO
4 1 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 92 (88.46%) Clustering
2 15 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.42%) PKI
3 14 (13.46%) Public Cloud
4 12 (11.54%) Replication
5 4 (3.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.96%) CMDB
6 1 (0.96%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 102 (98.08%) Windows
2 78 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (32.69%) Linux
4 30 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (24.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (6.73%) Unix
11 5 (4.81%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.92%) VMS
13 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.96%) CentOS
14 1 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (21.15%) ITIL
2 22 (21.15%) Performance Optimisation
3 19 (18.27%) Migration
4 18 (17.31%) Change Management
5 13 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (11.54%) Load Balancing
7 8 (7.69%) High Availability
7 8 (7.69%) Patch Management
8 7 (6.73%) Problem Management
9 6 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.77%) CI/CD
9 6 (5.77%) Data Loss Prevention
9 6 (5.77%) Identity Management
9 6 (5.77%) IT Strategy
10 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
10 5 (4.81%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.81%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 55 (52.88%) PowerShell
2 38 (36.54%) SQL
3 7 (6.73%) VB
4 5 (4.81%) C
5 4 (3.85%) VBScript
6 3 (2.88%) Bash
7 1 (0.96%) Go
7 1 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) Python
7 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (54.81%) Security Cleared
2 52 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 31 (29.81%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.69%) Degree
5 5 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.92%) CCA
7 2 (1.92%) CCAA
7 2 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.92%) MCSA
7 2 (1.92%) MCSE
7 2 (1.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (85.58%) Active Directory
2 64 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (27.88%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (22.12%) Hyper-V
4 23 (22.12%) vSphere
5 13 (12.50%) Firmware
5 13 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (8.65%) VMware NSX
7 6 (5.77%) XenApp
8 3 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.92%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.92%) Docker
9 2 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.96%) NFS
10 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (19.23%) Failover Clustering
2 18 (17.31%) SCCM
3 15 (14.42%) vCenter Server
4 14 (13.46%) SCOM
5 12 (11.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (8.65%) Ansible
6 9 (8.65%) vRealize
6 9 (8.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 7 (6.73%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (6.73%) WSUS
8 6 (5.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 6 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (5.77%) Terraform
9 5 (4.81%) SCOrch
10 4 (3.85%) Kubernetes
10 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
11 3 (2.88%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (2.88%) vMotion
12 2 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 86 (82.69%) VMware
2 59 (56.73%) Microsoft
3 28 (26.92%) Cisco
4 25 (24.04%) Red Hat
5 21 (20.19%) HP
6 15 (14.42%) Citrix
7 13 (12.50%) Dell
8 12 (11.54%) McAfee
8 12 (11.54%) Veritas
9 11 (10.58%) Symantec
10 10 (9.62%) CheckPoint
11 9 (8.65%) Isilon
11 9 (8.65%) NetApp
12 8 (7.69%) IBM
13 5 (4.81%) CA
14 4 (3.85%) ServiceNow
15 3 (2.88%) EMC
16 2 (1.92%) Commvault
16 2 (1.92%) Intel
16 2 (1.92%) Nimble Storage