Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 483 673 709
Rank change year-on-year +190 +36 +58
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 26 106 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.59% 0.94% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 79 128
Median daily rate £448 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.44% +24.14% -12.65%
10th Percentile £263 £356 £195
90th Percentile £523 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £448 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -0.44% +24.14% -12.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £61.00 - £52.50
10th Percentile £60.50 - £48.75
90th Percentile £61.50 - £56.25
UK median hourly rate £61.00 - £52.50

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 4,442 11,328 13,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.89% 14.58% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,818 7,770 9,329
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £275 £300
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 266 374
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.60 £53.02 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 +189 13 £500 +3.90% 1
South East +179 6 £448 +17.74% 1
Midlands +86 4 £338 -24.94% 2
South West +87 2 £394 -7.35%
West Midlands +66 2 £326 -27.67% 2
East Midlands - 2 £388 -
North of England +105 1 £275 -30.16% 5
North West +74 1 £275 -30.16% 4
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (88.46%) Clustering
3 21 (80.77%) Windows Server
4 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
5 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
5 17 (65.38%) VMware
6 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (53.85%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (50.00%) High Availability
9 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (46.15%) Azure
10 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
10 12 (46.15%) Kerberos
11 11 (42.31%) Linux
11 11 (42.31%) LDAP
12 9 (34.62%) DevOps
13 8 (30.77%) Oracle
13 8 (30.77%) SCOM
13 8 (30.77%) Finance
14 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
14 7 (26.92%) AWS
14 7 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
14 7 (26.92%) SaaS
14 7 (26.92%) PaaS
14 7 (26.92%) SQL
14 7 (26.92%) Unix

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 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Azure
2 7 (26.92%) AWS
2 7 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (26.92%) GCP
2 7 (26.92%) IaaS
2 7 (26.92%) PaaS
2 7 (26.92%) SaaS
3 6 (23.08%) GitHub
4 3 (11.54%) Office 365
5 1 (3.85%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Kerberos
1 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 5 (19.23%) DHCP
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) SMTP
4 2 (7.69%) SNMP
5 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) OLAP
2 1 (3.85%) OLTP
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) LDAP
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Core
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (88.46%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) EPoS
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (80.77%) Windows Server
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (42.31%) Linux
7 7 (26.92%) Unix
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (11.54%) Solaris
11 2 (7.69%) AIX
11 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
11 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (3.85%) CentOS
12 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) High Availability
2 9 (34.62%) DevOps
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 4 (15.38%) Security Hardening
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (11.54%) Kernel Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) Availability Management
7 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.85%) Change Management
7 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) NCDA
4 1 (3.85%) RHCE
4 1 (3.85%) RHCT
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (53.85%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
5 6 (23.08%) Docker
6 3 (11.54%) vSphere
6 3 (11.54%) XenApp
7 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.85%) NFS
7 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
7 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCOM
2 7 (26.92%) Ansible
3 6 (23.08%) Kubernetes
3 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (23.08%) Puppet
3 6 (23.08%) SCCM
3 6 (23.08%) Terraform
4 4 (15.38%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (15.38%) WSUS
5 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (3.85%) PowerCLI
7 1 (3.85%) SCDPM
7 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
7 1 (3.85%) SCSM
7 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
7 1 (3.85%) vMotion
7 1 (3.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) SaltStack
4 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Symantec
7 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) Huawei
7 1 (3.85%) Intel
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Splunk
7 1 (3.85%) Trend Micro
7 1 (3.85%) Xamarin