Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 711 741
Rank change year-on-year -70 +30 -128
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 75 130 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.69% 1.23% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 98 70
England median daily rate £415 £410 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +4.46% +4.67%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £273
90th Percentile £551 £538 £476
UK median daily rate £408 £406 £393
% change year-on-year +0.43% +3.38% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
England median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +60.00% -30.00%
10th Percentile £30.40 £27.10 £16.25
90th Percentile £32.40 £28.00 £18.75
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +60.00% -30.00%

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 10827 10568 8894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.39% 11.00% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7449 6818 5532
England median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 235 307
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.75 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.05 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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
East of England +1 22 £375 -21.05% 1
London -67 20 £415 -2.35% 2
South East +1 18 £450 +12.50% 5
North of England +36 10 £400 +33.33% 4
North East +49 4 - -
Midlands +29 4 £183 -56.55% 2
North West +20 4 £340 -20.00% 2
West Midlands +18 3 £180 -55.83% 2
Yorkshire +25 2 £430 +32.66% 2
South West +2 1 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £500 +8.11%
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 70 (93.33%) Windows
2 62 (82.67%) Clustering
3 56 (74.67%) Microsoft
4 48 (64.00%) SQL Server
5 46 (61.33%) Active Directory
6 43 (57.33%) VMware
7 40 (53.33%) SAN
8 38 (50.67%) Windows Server
9 33 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (41.33%) Citrix
11 30 (40.00%) Hyper-V
12 28 (37.33%) HP
13 25 (33.33%) SQL
14 23 (30.67%) NAS
15 21 (28.00%) 3PAR
15 21 (28.00%) Data Centre
16 20 (26.67%) MS Exchange
16 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
17 19 (25.33%) High Availability
17 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (24.00%) Replication
18 18 (24.00%) MCSE
18 18 (24.00%) Migration
19 17 (22.67%) Load Balancing
20 16 (21.33%) NetApp
20 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
20 16 (21.33%) Firewall
20 16 (21.33%) DNS
21 15 (20.00%) IIS

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 20 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
3 15 (20.00%) IIS
4 11 (14.67%) Skype for Business
5 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.67%) Apache
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (1.33%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.33%) SAP EP
7 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Office 365
2 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.33%) IaaS
4 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (53.33%) SAN
2 23 (30.67%) NAS
3 16 (21.33%) DNS
3 16 (21.33%) Firewall
4 13 (17.33%) DHCP
5 11 (14.67%) LAN
5 11 (14.67%) WAN
6 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (9.33%) iSCSI
7 7 (9.33%) VoIP
8 6 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (8.00%) SSL
9 4 (5.33%) Network Security
9 4 (5.33%) VPN
10 3 (4.00%) MPLS
11 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.67%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.67%) SMTP
11 2 (2.67%) SNMP
11 2 (2.67%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (64.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (8.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (4.00%) Big Data
9 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (4.00%) MySQL
9 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) French Language
3 3 (4.00%) Law
3 3 (4.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Military
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Architect
2 12 (16.00%) DBA
2 12 (16.00%) Technical Architect
3 11 (14.67%) SQL DBA
4 9 (12.00%) Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Storage Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Support Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) Middleware
2 3 (4.00%) SAP PI
3 2 (2.67%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 62 (82.67%) Clustering
2 21 (28.00%) Data Centre
3 18 (24.00%) Replication
4 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) PKI
6 2 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) CMDB
7 1 (1.33%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.33%) HACMP
7 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (93.33%) Windows
2 38 (50.67%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (12.00%) Linux
7 6 (8.00%) Solaris
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.67%) Unix
11 1 (1.33%) Android
11 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) High Availability
2 18 (24.00%) Migration
3 17 (22.67%) Load Balancing
4 11 (14.67%) ITIL
5 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 10 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 9 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (12.00%) Network Optimisation
7 8 (10.67%) Database Mirroring
8 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.33%) Data Management
8 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.00%) DevOps
9 6 (8.00%) IT Strategy
9 6 (8.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.00%) Secure Coding
10 5 (6.67%) Change Management
10 5 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) SQL
2 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.67%) T-SQL
4 7 (9.33%) VBScript
5 1 (1.33%) ABAP
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (24.00%) MCSE
3 13 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (14.67%) CCNA
5 9 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (9.33%) Degree
6 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.00%) MCITP
7 6 (8.00%) MCSA
8 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.67%) CCIE
10 2 (2.67%) CCSP
10 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.33%) NCDA
11 1 (1.33%) RHCE
11 1 (1.33%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (61.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (17.33%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (10.67%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (10.67%) vSphere
6 6 (8.00%) Terminal Services
7 5 (6.67%) XenApp
8 4 (5.33%) XenDesktop
9 3 (4.00%) VMware NSX
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (2.67%) XenServer
11 1 (1.33%) Docker
11 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.33%) NFS
11 1 (1.33%) SRDF
11 1 (1.33%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) SCCM
2 10 (13.33%) SCOM
3 9 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (9.33%) Backup Exec
4 7 (9.33%) NetBackup
5 6 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (6.67%) WSUS
7 4 (5.33%) PowerCLI
7 4 (5.33%) vCenter Server
8 3 (4.00%) Control-M
8 3 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (2.67%) Data Guard
9 2 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.67%) SCVMM
9 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (2.67%) vMotion
9 2 (2.67%) vRealize
10 1 (1.33%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 56 (74.67%) Microsoft
2 43 (57.33%) VMware
3 31 (41.33%) Citrix
4 28 (37.33%) HP
5 21 (28.00%) 3PAR
6 16 (21.33%) NetApp
7 13 (17.33%) Symantec
8 11 (14.67%) CommVault
9 10 (13.33%) Dell
9 10 (13.33%) Oracle
9 10 (13.33%) Veritas
10 9 (12.00%) EMC
10 9 (12.00%) IBM
11 8 (10.67%) Cisco
12 6 (8.00%) EqualLogic
13 5 (6.67%) SAP
13 5 (6.67%) SolarWinds
13 5 (6.67%) StorageTek
13 5 (6.67%) Sun
14 2 (2.67%) McAfee