Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 708 776 715
Rank change year-on-year +68 -61 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 151 78 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.083% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.10% 0.70% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 37 122
England median daily rate £363 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +6.05% +2.10%
10th Percentile £214 £292 £260
90th Percentile £495 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +60.00%
UK median hourly rate - £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +60.00%

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 13,742 11,166 11,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 11.81% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,363 7,612 7,312
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 265 255
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.80 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.95 £47.70 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +16.67%

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 17 November 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
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 17 November 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 +47 64 £363 -20.55% 6
North of England +1 34 £375 -6.25% 5
South East -5 23 £381 -15.28% 10
Midlands -8 14 £348 -18.24% 4
North East +5 13 £375 -
Yorkshire +1 12 £375 -12.69% 1
South West -15 12 £325 -7.14%
West Midlands -13 11 £348 +87.84% 2
North West -4 9 £363 +6.62% 4
East of England -14 4 £525 +43.84%
East Midlands +11 3 - - 2
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 144 (95.36%) Windows
2 129 (85.43%) Clustering
3 110 (72.85%) Windows Server
4 98 (64.90%) SQL Server
5 97 (64.24%) Microsoft
6 94 (62.25%) VMware
7 85 (56.29%) Active Directory
8 73 (48.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 64 (42.38%) SQL
10 59 (39.07%) Hyper-V
11 55 (36.42%) MS Exchange
12 52 (34.44%) SCCM
12 52 (34.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 49 (32.45%) PowerShell
14 47 (31.13%) vSphere
15 45 (29.80%) SCOM
16 44 (29.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 42 (27.81%) Exchange Server 2010
17 42 (27.81%) HP
18 41 (27.15%) ITIL
19 39 (25.83%) EMC
20 37 (24.50%) Linux
21 36 (23.84%) Data Centre
22 34 (22.52%) Capacity Planning
22 34 (22.52%) Citrix
23 33 (21.85%) SAN
23 33 (21.85%) XenApp
24 32 (21.19%) Windows Server 2003
24 32 (21.19%) Network Load Balancing
25 30 (19.87%) DNS

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 55 (36.42%) MS Exchange
2 42 (27.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (14.57%) IIS
4 14 (9.27%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.31%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.99%) Apache
7 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.99%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.32%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.66%) CMS
9 1 (0.66%) Documentum
9 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (11.26%) IaaS
3 10 (6.62%) Office 365
4 7 (4.64%) PaaS
5 3 (1.99%) SaaS
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.85%) SAN
2 30 (19.87%) DNS
3 25 (16.56%) LAN
4 21 (13.91%) WAN
5 18 (11.92%) DHCP
6 17 (11.26%) Firewall
7 16 (10.60%) FCoE
8 14 (9.27%) NAS
9 12 (7.95%) TCP/IP
10 7 (4.64%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (3.97%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.65%) Internet
13 3 (1.99%) SSL
14 2 (1.32%) DKIM
14 2 (1.32%) Skype
14 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
15 1 (0.66%) Cisco Firepower
15 1 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
15 1 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (64.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (11.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (7.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (5.96%) Oracle Database
8 8 (5.30%) MySQL
8 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (3.97%) SSDT
10 5 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (3.31%) Riak
11 4 (2.65%) MS Access
12 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.99%) OLTP
12 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.64%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.31%) GitLab
4 4 (2.65%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.99%) MSI
5 3 (1.99%) Toad
5 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 11 (7.28%) Finance
2 4 (2.65%) Advertising
3 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Back Office
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) French Language
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Local Government
5 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (15.89%) DBA
2 23 (15.23%) Analyst
3 18 (11.92%) Server Engineer
4 17 (11.26%) Administrator
5 16 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (10.60%) SQL DBA
6 12 (7.95%) Windows Administrator
7 11 (7.28%) Data Analyst
7 11 (7.28%) Data Centre Analyst
7 11 (7.28%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (7.28%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.62%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.97%) Architect
11 6 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support
11 6 (3.97%) PowerShell Engineer
11 6 (3.97%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.31%) Production DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) Middleware
2 6 (3.97%) .NET
3 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.99%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.66%) Kafka
5 1 (0.66%) LDAP
5 1 (0.66%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 129 (85.43%) Clustering
2 36 (23.84%) Data Centre
3 18 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.60%) CLARiiON
5 7 (4.64%) EMC VNX
6 6 (3.97%) Replication
7 5 (3.31%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.65%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.65%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.99%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.99%) User Experience
10 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.32%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (1.32%) PKI
10 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 144 (95.36%) Windows
2 110 (72.85%) Windows Server
3 52 (34.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (29.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (24.50%) Linux
6 32 (21.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.31%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.65%) Unix
9 4 (2.65%) VMS
9 4 (2.65%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.99%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.99%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.15%) ITIL
2 34 (22.52%) Capacity Planning
3 32 (21.19%) Network Load Balancing
4 27 (17.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (16.56%) Migration
6 22 (14.57%) Virtual Environments
7 21 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 20 (13.25%) High Availability
9 19 (12.58%) Server Management
10 15 (9.93%) Service Management
11 14 (9.27%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (8.61%) ITIL V3
13 12 (7.95%) Patch Management
13 12 (7.95%) Security Patching
13 12 (7.95%) Server Patching
14 11 (7.28%) DevOps
15 10 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (6.62%) Database Security
15 10 (6.62%) Identity Management
16 9 (5.96%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 64 (42.38%) SQL
2 49 (32.45%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.30%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.97%) C#
4 6 (3.97%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.31%) C
5 5 (3.31%) VB
6 3 (1.99%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.99%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) Java
8 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.58%) MCSE
3 16 (10.60%) Novell Certification
4 14 (9.27%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.96%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.64%) Degree
7 5 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.65%) MCITP
9 3 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.32%) CCA
10 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.32%) MCP
10 2 (1.32%) MCSA
10 2 (1.32%) MCTS
11 1 (0.66%) OCP
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.32%) COBIT
3 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.32%) GDPR
3 2 (1.32%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (56.29%) Active Directory
2 73 (48.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (39.07%) Hyper-V
4 47 (31.13%) vSphere
5 33 (21.85%) XenApp
6 26 (17.22%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (11.26%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (9.27%) XenDesktop
9 12 (7.95%) VMware Server
10 8 (5.30%) IAG
10 8 (5.30%) UAG
11 7 (4.64%) DFS Replication
11 7 (4.64%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 3 (1.99%) ISA Server
15 2 (1.32%) Firmware
15 2 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (34.44%) SCCM
2 45 (29.80%) SCOM
3 26 (17.22%) Failover Clustering
4 21 (13.91%) vCenter Server
5 17 (11.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (9.27%) NetBackup
7 10 (6.62%) WSUS
8 9 (5.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (5.30%) Puppet
9 8 (5.30%) SCOrch
10 6 (3.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (3.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (3.31%) vMotion
12 4 (2.65%) AirWatch
12 4 (2.65%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (2.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 3 (1.99%) Netcool
13 3 (1.99%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 97 (64.24%) Microsoft
2 94 (62.25%) VMware
3 42 (27.81%) HP
4 39 (25.83%) EMC
5 34 (22.52%) Citrix
6 25 (16.56%) Oracle
7 21 (13.91%) CommVault
8 18 (11.92%) NetApp
8 18 (11.92%) SolarWinds
9 16 (10.60%) Cisco
10 15 (9.93%) Veritas
11 14 (9.27%) Trend Micro
12 13 (8.61%) Red Hat
13 10 (6.62%) 3PAR
14 9 (5.96%) IBM
15 8 (5.30%) Dell
16 7 (4.64%) BMC
16 7 (4.64%) McAfee
16 7 (4.64%) Symantec
17 6 (3.97%) Huawei