Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 625 731 762
Rank change year-on-year +106 +31 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 70 130 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.79% 0.96% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 95 59
England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £363 £226 £262
90th Percentile £591 £555 £528
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.59% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +56.25% -
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +56.25% -20.50%

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 8,863 13,588 11,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.41% 14.96% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,967 9,142 7,733
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £476
% change year-on-year - +5.15% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 336 236
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.60 £48.29 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -12.50%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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
South East +69 19 £444 +10.94% 6
North of England +53 15 £450 +28.57% 7
Midlands +49 11 £438 +6.06% 3
South West - 11 £488 - 1
London +100 10 £550 +22.22% 10
West Midlands +53 9 £438 +6.06% 2
North West +33 8 £548 +59.27% 6
North East +11 4 £375 +3.45% 1
Yorkshire +49 3 £425 +13.33%
East of England +34 3 - - 3
East Midlands +38 2 - - 1
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (88.57%) Clustering
3 48 (68.57%) Active Directory
4 43 (61.43%) Microsoft
5 41 (58.57%) Windows Server
6 36 (51.43%) Hyper-V
7 35 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 33 (47.14%) Azure
9 28 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (38.57%) Failover Clustering
10 27 (38.57%) SQL
10 27 (38.57%) DHCP
11 25 (35.71%) VMware
12 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (34.29%) SCCM
13 23 (32.86%) SCOM
14 20 (28.57%) WSUS
14 20 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
15 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
16 18 (25.71%) Data Protection
16 18 (25.71%) High Availability
16 18 (25.71%) DNS
16 18 (25.71%) SharePoint
17 17 (24.29%) ITIL
17 17 (24.29%) IaaS
17 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (22.86%) Office 365
18 16 (22.86%) Dell

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 18 (25.71%) SharePoint
2 12 (17.14%) Skype for Business
3 11 (15.71%) IIS
4 8 (11.43%) MS Exchange
5 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (47.14%) Azure
2 17 (24.29%) IaaS
3 16 (22.86%) Office 365
4 11 (15.71%) AWS
5 10 (14.29%) PaaS
6 6 (8.57%) GCP
7 5 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (4.29%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (2.86%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.57%) DHCP
2 18 (25.71%) DNS
3 13 (18.57%) SAN
4 8 (11.43%) Firewall
5 7 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 7 (10.00%) VPN
6 5 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (7.14%) VLAN
7 4 (5.71%) LAN
7 4 (5.71%) Skype
7 4 (5.71%) WAN
8 3 (4.29%) DMZ
8 3 (4.29%) MPLS
8 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.86%) Internet
9 2 (2.86%) PBX
9 2 (2.86%) SSL
9 2 (2.86%) VoIP
9 2 (2.86%) VPLS
9 2 (2.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.86%) Big Data
8 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.86%) SQLPlus
9 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.29%) GitLab
2 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.29%) MSI
2 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.86%) Maven
3 2 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.86%) WiX
4 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
4 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.43%) Toad
4 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) German Language
3 3 (4.29%) French Language
3 3 (4.29%) Law
3 3 (4.29%) Local Government
3 3 (4.29%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.86%) Arabic Language
4 2 (2.86%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.00%) Author
2 7 (10.00%) Consultant
2 7 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (10.00%) Technical Author
3 6 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Administrator
5 4 (5.71%) Architect
5 4 (5.71%) DBA
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.29%) Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Leader
6 3 (4.29%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (4.29%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) Web Services
3 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.86%) Kafka
4 2 (2.86%) LDAP
5 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.43%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 62 (88.57%) Clustering
2 15 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 14 (20.00%) User Experience
4 4 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (58.57%) Windows Server
3 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (21.43%) Linux
5 15 (21.43%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.29%) CentOS
6 3 (4.29%) VMS
7 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.86%) Unix
8 1 (1.43%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (25.71%) Data Protection
2 18 (25.71%) High Availability
3 17 (24.29%) ITIL
4 14 (20.00%) Migration
5 12 (17.14%) Application Virtualisation
6 10 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (14.29%) DevOps
6 10 (14.29%) Project Delivery
7 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.57%) Memory Management
8 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.14%) IT Strategy
9 5 (7.14%) Load Balancing
9 5 (7.14%) Server Management
10 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.71%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) SQL
2 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
3 11 (15.71%) Python
4 9 (12.86%) C#
5 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.57%) PHP
5 6 (8.57%) R
6 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.86%) Java
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.43%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.57%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.71%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) CCNA
6 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.86%) MCP
6 2 (2.86%) MCSE
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.43%) HNC
7 1 (1.43%) MCSA
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.43%) NCSC
2 1 (1.43%) NIST
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 48 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 36 (51.43%) Hyper-V
3 28 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (18.57%) DFS Replication
7 11 (15.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (8.57%) vSphere
9 3 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (4.29%) Docker
9 3 (4.29%) XenApp
10 1 (1.43%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 27 (38.57%) Failover Clustering
2 24 (34.29%) SCCM
3 23 (32.86%) SCOM
4 20 (28.57%) WSUS
5 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 15 (21.43%) SCVMM
6 11 (15.71%) SCDPM
6 11 (15.71%) SCSM
7 7 (10.00%) SCOrch
8 6 (8.57%) vRealize
9 5 (7.14%) Ansible
10 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
10 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (5.71%) Puppet
11 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
11 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
12 2 (2.86%) Grafana
12 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 43 (61.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) VMware
3 16 (22.86%) Dell
4 12 (17.14%) ArcSight
4 12 (17.14%) Oracle
5 10 (14.29%) Citrix
6 9 (12.86%) Cisco
7 8 (11.43%) HP
8 6 (8.57%) Google
8 6 (8.57%) SolarWinds
9 5 (7.14%) NetApp
9 5 (7.14%) Symantec
10 4 (5.71%) IBM
11 3 (4.29%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.29%) EMC
11 3 (4.29%) EqualLogic
11 3 (4.29%) F5
12 2 (2.86%) Arista
12 2 (2.86%) Canon
12 2 (2.86%) Twitter