Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 680 728 779
Rank change year-on-year +48 +51 -47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 90 152 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.082%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.85% 1.08% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 113 42
England median daily rate £443 £363 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.07% -11.04% -0.61%
10th Percentile £361 £224 £251
90th Percentile £550 £498 £551
UK median daily rate £443 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +19.59% -7.50% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK median hourly rate - - £32.00

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 10,619 14,095 11,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.50% 14.71% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,223 9,592 7,726
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £301 £264
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 371 263
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% -17.99%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £10.78
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.30 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.01% - -15.58%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 24 £481 +30.51% 6
South East +59 21 £425 +17.24% 4
South West +9 20 £425 +30.77% 1
North of England +7 12 £375 - 2
Midlands +48 9 £425 +22.30% 2
West Midlands +36 9 £425 +22.30%
North West +16 7 £388 +6.90% 2
East of England +42 4 £375 -28.57% 3
North East +17 4 £375 -
Yorkshire +22 1 £453 +20.67%
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (90.00%) Clustering
3 55 (61.11%) Windows Server
4 52 (57.78%) Active Directory
5 50 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 47 (52.22%) Hyper-V
7 39 (43.33%) SQL Server
8 35 (38.89%) VMware
8 35 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 34 (37.78%) PowerShell
9 34 (37.78%) DHCP
10 31 (34.44%) SQL
10 31 (34.44%) SCCM
10 31 (34.44%) Virtual Machines
11 29 (32.22%) Failover Clustering
12 27 (30.00%) ITIL
12 27 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (30.00%) Azure
13 25 (27.78%) SAN
14 24 (26.67%) DNS
14 24 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (25.56%) WSUS
16 21 (23.33%) SCOM
17 20 (22.22%) DFS Replication
17 20 (22.22%) Linux
18 19 (21.11%) SharePoint
18 19 (21.11%) Oracle
18 19 (21.11%) HP
18 19 (21.11%) High Availability

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 19 (21.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.22%) IIS
3 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 8 (8.89%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.11%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.00%) Azure
2 17 (18.89%) IaaS
3 15 (16.67%) Office 365
4 9 (10.00%) GCP
4 9 (10.00%) PaaS
5 8 (8.89%) AWS
6 3 (3.33%) GitHub
7 2 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.22%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.11%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 34 (37.78%) DHCP
2 25 (27.78%) SAN
3 24 (26.67%) DNS
4 10 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 10 (11.11%) NAS
5 7 (7.78%) Firewall
6 5 (5.56%) VPN
7 4 (4.44%) Internet
8 2 (2.22%) Skype
8 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.22%) VoIP
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.11%) FCoE
9 1 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.11%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.22%) MySQL
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.22%) Riak
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.11%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (1.11%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) GitLab
1 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.11%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.11%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) Maven
3 1 (1.11%) MSI
3 1 (1.11%) Selenium
3 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.11%) WiX
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
2 5 (5.56%) German Language
3 4 (4.44%) French Language
4 3 (3.33%) Publishing
5 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.22%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.11%) Arabic Language
6 1 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (14.44%) DBA
3 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Administrator
5 7 (7.78%) Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (7.78%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Author
7 5 (5.56%) Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (5.56%) Senior DBA
7 5 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 5 (5.56%) Technical Author
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (4.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) .NET
2 8 (8.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (8.89%) Web Services
3 3 (3.33%) RESTful
3 3 (3.33%) Swagger
4 2 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.22%) Kafka
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.11%) LDAP
5 1 (1.11%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 81 (90.00%) Clustering
2 15 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 14 (15.56%) User Experience
4 9 (10.00%) Replication
5 4 (4.44%) PKI
6 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.11%) EMC Centera
7 1 (1.11%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 35 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (22.22%) Linux
6 15 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.22%) CentOS
8 2 (2.22%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (30.00%) ITIL
3 19 (21.11%) Data Protection
3 19 (21.11%) High Availability
4 12 (13.33%) Application Virtualisation
5 10 (11.11%) Migration
6 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.89%) Memory Management
7 7 (7.78%) DevOps
7 7 (7.78%) Patch Management
7 7 (7.78%) Performance Testing
7 7 (7.78%) Time Management
8 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.67%) Project Delivery
9 5 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.56%) Task Automation
9 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.78%) PowerShell
2 31 (34.44%) SQL
3 14 (15.56%) Python
4 10 (11.11%) C#
5 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.89%) PHP
6 8 (8.89%) R
7 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.22%) Java
8 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.11%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.11%) VB
9 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.44%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.11%) Degree
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.44%) MCSE
5 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.22%) CCNA
7 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.22%) HNC
7 2 (2.22%) MCP
7 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.11%) MCSA
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 3 (3.33%) GDPR
3 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 52 (57.78%) Active Directory
2 47 (52.22%) Hyper-V
3 31 (34.44%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (22.22%) DFS Replication
6 18 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (13.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (7.78%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (4.44%) XenApp
11 3 (3.33%) Docker
11 3 (3.33%) vSphere
12 1 (1.11%) NFS
12 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
12 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (34.44%) SCCM
2 29 (32.22%) Failover Clustering
3 23 (25.56%) WSUS
4 21 (23.33%) SCOM
5 16 (17.78%) SCVMM
6 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 12 (13.33%) SCDPM
7 12 (13.33%) SCSM
8 5 (5.56%) Data Guard
9 4 (4.44%) Ansible
10 3 (3.33%) AirWatch
10 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (3.33%) Puppet
10 3 (3.33%) SCOrch
10 3 (3.33%) vCenter Server
10 3 (3.33%) vMotion
11 2 (2.22%) Grafana
11 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (2.22%) PowerCLI
12 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 50 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 35 (38.89%) VMware
3 19 (21.11%) HP
3 19 (21.11%) Oracle
4 12 (13.33%) Citrix
5 11 (12.22%) Dell
6 10 (11.11%) 3PAR
7 9 (10.00%) ArcSight
7 9 (10.00%) Cisco
7 9 (10.00%) Google
8 6 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.56%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (5.56%) Symantec
10 4 (4.44%) EMC
10 4 (4.44%) IBM
10 4 (4.44%) NetApp
11 3 (3.33%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.22%) F5
13 1 (1.11%) Splunk
13 1 (1.11%) Twitter