Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 754 706 725
Rank change year-on-year -48 +19 -96
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 101 106 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.92% 1.12% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 78 82
England median daily rate £381 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +8.28% -1.88%
10th Percentile £252 £300 £289
90th Percentile £538 £544 £480
UK median daily rate £400 £416 £391
% change year-on-year -3.90% +6.39% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
England median hourly rate £32.00 - £30.00
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £40.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.50% +34.17% +15.38%

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 11,025 9,486 8,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.82% 10.74% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,556 6,160 5,501
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 234 304
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.38 £52.68
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -57 27 £388 -13.89% 7
East of England +4 26 £350 -34.12%
South East -6 26 £475 +31.03% 2
North of England +35 18 £475 +31.94% 6
North West +19 12 £475 +11.76% 5
Midlands +5 4 £183 -59.44% 2
North East +44 3 - -
West Midlands +11 3 £180 - 1
Yorkshire -3 3 - - 1
East Midlands +1 1 £425 -5.56% 1
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 94 (93.07%) Windows
2 80 (79.21%) Clustering
3 71 (70.30%) Active Directory
4 68 (67.33%) Microsoft
5 65 (64.36%) VMware
6 52 (51.49%) Windows Server
7 50 (49.50%) SQL Server
8 48 (47.52%) SAN
9 41 (40.59%) Hyper-V
10 39 (38.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 39 (38.61%) Citrix
11 35 (34.65%) HP
12 34 (33.66%) PowerShell
13 33 (32.67%) SQL
14 32 (31.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (30.69%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (29.70%) MCSE
16 30 (29.70%) SCCM
17 27 (26.73%) 3PAR
18 25 (24.75%) High Availability
19 24 (23.76%) SharePoint
19 24 (23.76%) MS Exchange
20 23 (22.77%) ITIL
20 23 (22.77%) Migration
20 23 (22.77%) VMware ESXi
21 22 (21.78%) SCOM
22 21 (20.79%) NAS
23 19 (18.81%) NetApp
23 19 (18.81%) DNS
24 18 (17.82%) DHCP

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 24 (23.76%) MS Exchange
1 24 (23.76%) SharePoint
2 15 (14.85%) Skype for Business
3 13 (12.87%) IIS
4 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.95%) Apache
6 4 (3.96%) CMS
7 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.99%) JBoss
8 1 (0.99%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.99%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.99%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.99%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (13.86%) Office 365
3 6 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (47.52%) SAN
2 21 (20.79%) NAS
3 19 (18.81%) DNS
4 18 (17.82%) DHCP
5 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
6 12 (11.88%) Firewall
6 12 (11.88%) iSCSI
7 11 (10.89%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (9.90%) LAN
8 10 (9.90%) WAN
9 8 (7.92%) VoIP
10 3 (2.97%) SSL
11 2 (1.98%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.98%) Network Security
11 2 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.98%) Telnet
11 2 (1.98%) VPN
12 1 (0.99%) MPLS
12 1 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (49.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (10.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (6.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (5.94%) Big Data
7 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database
8 5 (4.95%) Power BI
9 4 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.98%) MySQL
12 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.99%) MS Access
12 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.99%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MSI
1 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (7.92%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.96%) French Language
3 4 (3.96%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Military
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (16.83%) Architect
2 14 (13.86%) Analyst
2 14 (13.86%) Technical Architect
3 13 (12.87%) Consultant
4 11 (10.89%) Server Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Storage Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Windows Consultant
7 7 (6.93%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.94%) Active Directory Consultant
8 6 (5.94%) Azure Consultant
8 6 (5.94%) DBA
8 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Consultant
8 6 (5.94%) SQL DBA
9 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.97%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) Middleware
1 5 (4.95%) SAP PI
2 3 (2.97%) .NET
3 2 (1.98%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.99%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 80 (79.21%) Clustering
2 18 (17.82%) Data Centre
3 16 (15.84%) Replication
4 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.93%) Private Cloud
6 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.95%) PKI
8 3 (2.97%) CCTV
9 1 (0.99%) CMDB
9 1 (0.99%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.99%) HACMP
9 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.99%) NHS
9 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (93.07%) Windows
2 52 (51.49%) Windows Server
3 31 (30.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (15.84%) Linux
6 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.96%) Unix
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.97%) Solaris
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.99%) Android
10 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.75%) High Availability
2 23 (22.77%) ITIL
2 23 (22.77%) Migration
3 17 (16.83%) Load Balancing
4 14 (13.86%) PRINCE2
5 13 (12.87%) TOGAF
6 12 (11.88%) Configuration Management
7 10 (9.90%) Data Management
7 10 (9.90%) Problem Management
8 8 (7.92%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.93%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.93%) IT Strategy
9 7 (6.93%) Network Optimisation
10 6 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.94%) Change Management
10 6 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.95%) DevOps
11 5 (4.95%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) PowerShell
2 33 (32.67%) SQL
3 13 (12.87%) VBScript
4 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.97%) C++
5 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.97%) VB
5 3 (2.97%) VBA
6 1 (0.99%) ABAP
6 1 (0.99%) C
6 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (31.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (29.70%) MCSE
3 18 (17.82%) MCSA
4 15 (14.85%) Degree
4 15 (14.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
6 13 (12.87%) CCNA
7 10 (9.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
9 6 (5.94%) MCITP
10 5 (4.95%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.96%) CCSP
11 4 (3.96%) MCP
12 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.98%) MCSD
13 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.99%) NCDA
13 1 (0.99%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 71 (70.30%) Active Directory
2 41 (40.59%) Hyper-V
3 39 (38.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (22.77%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (12.87%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (10.89%) Terminal Services
6 11 (10.89%) vSphere
7 8 (7.92%) XenApp
8 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.98%) XenServer
10 1 (0.99%) Docker
10 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.99%) NFS
10 1 (0.99%) SRDF
10 1 (0.99%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (29.70%) SCCM
2 22 (21.78%) SCOM
3 13 (12.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (11.88%) Backup Exec
4 12 (11.88%) NetBackup
5 11 (10.89%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (7.92%) vCenter Server
7 5 (4.95%) Control-M
7 5 (4.95%) WSUS
8 4 (3.96%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (3.96%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (3.96%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (2.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.98%) EMC VPLEX
10 2 (1.98%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.98%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.98%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.98%) SmoothWall
10 2 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.98%) vMotion
Vendors
1 68 (67.33%) Microsoft
2 65 (64.36%) VMware
3 39 (38.61%) Citrix
4 35 (34.65%) HP
5 27 (26.73%) 3PAR
6 19 (18.81%) NetApp
7 17 (16.83%) IBM
7 17 (16.83%) Symantec
8 14 (13.86%) CommVault
8 14 (13.86%) Dell
8 14 (13.86%) Veritas
9 13 (12.87%) EMC
10 11 (10.89%) EqualLogic
11 10 (9.90%) SolarWinds
12 9 (8.91%) Cisco
12 9 (8.91%) Oracle
13 7 (6.93%) SAP
14 6 (5.94%) Sun
15 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
16 4 (3.96%) McAfee