Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 697 719 690
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 149 98 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.15% 0.96% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 55 132
England median daily rate £350 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +10.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £224 £250 £260
90th Percentile £520 £531 £577
UK median daily rate £363 £405 £375
% change year-on-year -10.49% +8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 12
England median hourly rate £31.00 £16.17 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.71% -42.25% +60.00%
10th Percentile £28.20 £13.53 £21.03
90th Percentile £56.25 £20.74 £28.50
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £16.17 £28.00
% change year-on-year +91.71% -42.25% +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 12,938 10,190 11,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.75% 11.46% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,749 6,800 7,478
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £266
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 224 234
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -20.45% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.58 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.48 £47.73 £49.28
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -22.22% +11.47%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -8 59 £350 -26.32% 9
North of England -8 26 £375 +20.97% 1
Midlands +4 20 £350 -17.65% 3
South East -16 18 £400 +39.13% 2
West Midlands -5 17 £350 -12.50% 2
South West -8 15 £325 -7.14% 1
East of England -1 11 £450 -8.16%
North West -12 10 £500 +61.29%
Yorkshire +3 9 £375 +20.10% 1
North East -1 7 £271 -12.50%
East Midlands -3 3 - - 1
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 139 (93.29%) Windows
2 126 (84.56%) Clustering
3 98 (65.77%) VMware
4 94 (63.09%) Windows Server
5 87 (58.39%) SQL Server
6 86 (57.72%) Active Directory
7 82 (55.03%) Microsoft
8 68 (45.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 64 (42.95%) Hyper-V
10 60 (40.27%) SQL
11 58 (38.93%) MS Exchange
12 57 (38.26%) vSphere
13 53 (35.57%) PowerShell
14 51 (34.23%) SCCM
15 46 (30.87%) ITIL
15 46 (30.87%) Data Centre
16 43 (28.86%) Exchange Server 2010
16 43 (28.86%) Citrix
17 42 (28.19%) SCOM
18 41 (27.52%) HP
18 41 (27.52%) EMC
19 34 (22.82%) SAN
20 33 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
21 32 (21.48%) VMware ESXi
21 32 (21.48%) Capacity Planning
21 32 (21.48%) Linux
22 31 (20.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 30 (20.13%) DNS
23 30 (20.13%) Network Load Balancing
24 29 (19.46%) Failover Clustering

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 58 (38.93%) MS Exchange
2 43 (28.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (17.45%) IIS
4 15 (10.07%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.37%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.34%) Apache
7 2 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.34%) Confluence
7 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.34%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.34%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.40%) Office 365
2 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.04%) IaaS
4 4 (2.68%) PaaS
5 2 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.34%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.82%) SAN
2 30 (20.13%) DNS
3 27 (18.12%) LAN
4 24 (16.11%) WAN
5 23 (15.44%) DHCP
6 19 (12.75%) NAS
7 18 (12.08%) Firewall
8 16 (10.74%) FCoE
8 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
9 12 (8.05%) Internet
10 9 (6.04%) iSCSI
11 8 (5.37%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.01%) Skype
13 2 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (1.34%) DKIM
13 2 (1.34%) SSL
13 2 (1.34%) VPN
14 1 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
14 1 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (58.39%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (9.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (7.38%) MySQL
6 11 (7.38%) Oracle Database
7 10 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (6.71%) Riak
8 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (4.70%) SSDT
10 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.01%) OLTP
12 2 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (1.34%) MS Access
12 2 (1.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.37%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.34%) JIRA
4 2 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 11 (7.38%) Finance
1 11 (7.38%) Legal
2 5 (3.36%) Advertising
3 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.01%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Back Office
5 2 (1.34%) Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.34%) Publishing
6 1 (0.67%) French Language
6 1 (0.67%) Local Government
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Military
6 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (17.45%) DBA
2 25 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (13.42%) Server Engineer
3 20 (13.42%) SQL DBA
4 19 (12.75%) Analyst
5 12 (8.05%) Administrator
6 11 (7.38%) Data Analyst
6 11 (7.38%) Data Centre Analyst
7 10 (6.71%) Production DBA
8 9 (6.04%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) SQL Server DBA
9 8 (5.37%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Consultant
11 6 (4.03%) Architect
11 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (4.03%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.03%) VMware Engineer
12 5 (3.36%) Hyper-V Engineer
12 5 (3.36%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.38%) Middleware
2 3 (2.01%) .NET
2 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.34%) WAP
3 2 (1.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.67%) Flash
4 1 (0.67%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 126 (84.56%) Clustering
2 46 (30.87%) Data Centre
3 23 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.74%) CLARiiON
4 16 (10.74%) Replication
5 11 (7.38%) PKI
6 7 (4.70%) EMC VNX
7 5 (3.36%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.34%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.34%) FMCG
9 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.34%) User Experience
9 2 (1.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 139 (93.29%) Windows
2 94 (63.09%) Windows Server
3 33 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (21.48%) Linux
5 26 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.68%) Unix
8 4 (2.68%) VMS
8 4 (2.68%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.68%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.34%) CentOS
9 2 (1.34%) Solaris
9 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.87%) ITIL
2 32 (21.48%) Capacity Planning
3 31 (20.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (20.13%) Network Load Balancing
5 28 (18.79%) High Availability
6 24 (16.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (14.77%) Virtual Environments
8 21 (14.09%) Migration
9 20 (13.42%) Server Management
10 16 (10.74%) ITIL V3
10 16 (10.74%) Service Management
11 14 (9.40%) Identity Management
11 14 (9.40%) Load Balancing
11 14 (9.40%) Security Patching
12 13 (8.72%) Database Security
13 12 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (8.05%) Server Patching
14 11 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (7.38%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.27%) SQL
2 53 (35.57%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.36%) C#
4 4 (2.68%) C
4 4 (2.68%) VBScript
5 3 (2.01%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.01%) VB
6 2 (1.34%) Java
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (16.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (14.77%) MCSE
3 19 (12.75%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.74%) Novell Certification
5 14 (9.40%) SC Cleared
6 12 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.70%) Degree
7 7 (4.70%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.36%) MCP
8 5 (3.36%) MCSA
9 4 (2.68%) CCIE
9 4 (2.68%) MCITP
10 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.34%) CCA
11 2 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.34%) MCTS
11 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.67%) OCP
12 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) QA
2 3 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 86 (57.72%) Active Directory
2 68 (45.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (42.95%) Hyper-V
4 57 (38.26%) vSphere
5 32 (21.48%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (14.77%) XenApp
7 17 (11.41%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (8.05%) VMware Server
9 8 (5.37%) IAG
9 8 (5.37%) UAG
10 5 (3.36%) DFS Replication
10 5 (3.36%) VMware NSX
11 4 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.68%) XenDesktop
12 3 (2.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (2.01%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (34.23%) SCCM
2 42 (28.19%) SCOM
3 29 (19.46%) Failover Clustering
4 22 (14.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 20 (13.42%) vCenter Server
6 18 (12.08%) NetBackup
7 11 (7.38%) WSUS
8 8 (5.37%) SCOrch
9 6 (4.03%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (4.03%) IBM BigFix
9 6 (4.03%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (3.36%) Backup Exec
10 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (3.36%) SCVMM
11 3 (2.01%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (2.01%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (2.01%) HP SIM
11 3 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (2.01%) Tivoli
11 3 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 98 (65.77%) VMware
2 82 (55.03%) Microsoft
3 43 (28.86%) Citrix
4 41 (27.52%) EMC
4 41 (27.52%) HP
5 26 (17.45%) NetApp
6 25 (16.78%) CommVault
7 18 (12.08%) Cisco
8 17 (11.41%) Oracle
8 17 (11.41%) Veritas
9 16 (10.74%) SolarWinds
10 14 (9.40%) Trend Micro
11 12 (8.05%) IBM
12 10 (6.71%) Symantec
13 9 (6.04%) 3PAR
13 9 (6.04%) Brocade
13 9 (6.04%) Dell
13 9 (6.04%) Red Hat
14 8 (5.37%) McAfee
15 6 (4.03%) Huawei