Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 479 576 612
Rank change year-on-year +97 +36 -66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 10 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.035% 0.12% 0.052%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.74% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 42 17
London median daily rate £550 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £401 £205 £263
90th Percentile £625 £575 £510
England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +56.25% -

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 4,331 7,058 5,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.27% 16.15% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,133 5,172 4,435
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £319 £363 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 85 71
London median hourly rate £20.25 £23.84 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.04% -4.66% +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.13 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.60 £67.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in London over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in London

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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 25 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
Central London +60 1 - - 2
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Clustering
2 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Azure
3 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (60.00%) IaaS
5 5 (50.00%) Ansible
5 5 (50.00%) DevOps
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) Python
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) SCOM
6 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (40.00%) Puppet
6 4 (40.00%) SCOrch
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (30.00%) Project Delivery
7 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (30.00%) OpenShift
7 3 (30.00%) GitLab
7 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Azure
2 6 (60.00%) IaaS
3 3 (30.00%) OpenShift
4 2 (20.00%) NuGet
4 2 (20.00%) PaaS
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) Big Data
3 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (10.00%) SAP HANA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) GitLab
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) MSI
2 2 (20.00%) WiX
3 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) CentOS
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) DevOps
3 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Project Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Trading
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) ERP
6 1 (10.00%) High Availability
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (10.00%) ITSM
6 1 (10.00%) Network Management
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (10.00%) Service Design
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (30.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Ansible
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (40.00%) Puppet
2 4 (40.00%) SCOM
2 4 (40.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (10.00%) vMotion
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Splunk
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec