Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 January 2022 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 521 384 511
Rank change year-on-year -137 +127 +77
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 50 14 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.081% 0.047%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.74% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 11
10th Percentile £480 £432 £413
25th Percentile £525 £435 £441
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +26.32% +5.56% +9.76%
75th Percentile £663 £513 £594
90th Percentile £675 £521 £625
England median daily rate £550 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +20.00%

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,726 2,965 4,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.99% 17.18% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,120 2,201 3,394
10th Percentile £420 £363 £300
25th Percentile £500 £436 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £584 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +11.19% -4.55% +0.73%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £631
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 42
10th Percentile £14.95 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £22.03 £12.76 £12.52
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% +2.56%
75th Percentile £62.25 £35.14 £26.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £68.00 £47.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% +31.43% -

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in London

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in London

Microsoft Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in London

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in London

Microsoft Clustering
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
Central London -54 8 £525 +3.45% 2
South London - 1 £330 -
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 48 (96.00%) Windows
2 45 (90.00%) Clustering
3 41 (82.00%) VMware
3 41 (82.00%) Active Directory
4 40 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (70.00%) SQL
6 30 (60.00%) Linux
7 29 (58.00%) Red Hat
7 29 (58.00%) Windows Server
8 28 (56.00%) DV Cleared
8 28 (56.00%) Security Cleared
9 22 (44.00%) PowerShell
9 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
10 21 (42.00%) Change Management
11 20 (40.00%) Azure
12 19 (38.00%) Migration
13 18 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (34.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (34.00%) SQL Server 2014
14 17 (34.00%) ITIL
14 17 (34.00%) Cisco
15 16 (32.00%) IIS
15 16 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 16 (32.00%) DevOps
15 16 (32.00%) vSphere
16 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
16 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2019
16 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (30.00%) Performance Optimisation

Microsoft Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 16 (32.00%) IIS
2 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.00%) SAS
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Azure
2 12 (24.00%) AWS
3 10 (20.00%) GCP
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (10.00%) GitHub
5 5 (10.00%) Nutanix
6 4 (8.00%) IaaS
6 4 (8.00%) Rubrik
6 4 (8.00%) SaaS
7 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (6.00%) PaaS
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Firewall
1 13 (26.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 5 (10.00%) SAN
4 4 (8.00%) DHCP
5 2 (4.00%) LAN
5 2 (4.00%) NAS
5 2 (4.00%) VLAN
5 2 (4.00%) Wireless
5 2 (4.00%) WLAN
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.00%) Network Security
6 1 (2.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (34.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (34.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.00%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.00%) Ingres
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.00%) Power BI
6 1 (2.00%) QlikView
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) MSI
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.00%) Serena SBM
3 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (14.00%) Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Social Skills
4 2 (4.00%) International Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) French Language
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) DBA
1 17 (34.00%) SQL DBA
2 8 (16.00%) Architect
2 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Designer
3 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Network Support
5 2 (4.00%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Site Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) LDAP
2 3 (6.00%) ADO
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (90.00%) Clustering
2 8 (16.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (96.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Linux
3 29 (58.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.00%) Solaris
8 1 (2.00%) Unix
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Change Management
2 19 (38.00%) Migration
3 17 (34.00%) ITIL
4 16 (32.00%) DevOps
4 16 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
5 15 (30.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 14 (28.00%) IT Strategy
7 11 (22.00%) ITIL V3
8 6 (12.00%) High Availability
9 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (10.00%) Data Security
9 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 5 (10.00%) Security Hardening
9 5 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (6.00%) Availability Management
11 3 (6.00%) Technology Roadmap
11 3 (6.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (70.00%) SQL
2 22 (44.00%) PowerShell
3 13 (26.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) R
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (56.00%) DV Cleared
1 28 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) MCSA
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSE
5 1 (2.00%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) GDPR
2 3 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (82.00%) Active Directory
2 40 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (32.00%) vSphere
4 13 (26.00%) VMware NSX
5 7 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (10.00%) Docker
7 3 (6.00%) Firmware
7 3 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (2.00%) vCloud
9 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) vRealize
2 13 (26.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (26.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 9 (18.00%) Ansible
4 6 (12.00%) Terraform
5 5 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (10.00%) Kubernetes
5 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (10.00%) Puppet
6 3 (6.00%) SCCM
7 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.00%) Control-M
7 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.00%) Netcool
7 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.00%) SCOM
7 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (82.00%) VMware
2 29 (58.00%) Red Hat
3 17 (34.00%) Cisco
4 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.00%) Oracle
6 5 (10.00%) SaltStack
7 4 (8.00%) Dell
7 4 (8.00%) NetApp
7 4 (8.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (6.00%) HP
8 3 (6.00%) Isilon
9 2 (4.00%) IBM
10 1 (2.00%) BMC
10 1 (2.00%) Citrix
10 1 (2.00%) EMC
10 1 (2.00%) McAfee
10 1 (2.00%) Remedy
10 1 (2.00%) Symantec
10 1 (2.00%) Veritas