Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 543 588 550
Rank change year-on-year +45 -38 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 70 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.084% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.04% 0.69% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 24 51
London median daily rate £301 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.80% +21.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £176 £377 £269
90th Percentile £531 £531 £525
England median daily rate £363 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -12.65% +3.75% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £16.17 £28.00
% change year-on-year +91.71% -42.25% +60.00%

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 6,761 5,353 5,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.71% 12.10% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,012 3,875 3,671
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 49 50
London median hourly rate £20.50 £27.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.07% +38.46% +10.64%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.90 £14.45
90th Percentile £45.87 £165.00 £30.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%

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

Microsoft Clustering
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

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in London over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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

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 19 September 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
West London +9 31 £224 -38.21% 3
Central London -30 4 £413 -1.79% 3
North London -4 1 £375 -25.00%
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 66 (94.29%) Windows
2 57 (81.43%) Clustering
3 56 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 48 (68.57%) Windows Server
5 46 (65.71%) Hyper-V
6 45 (64.29%) SQL
7 44 (62.86%) VMware
8 43 (61.43%) Microsoft
9 40 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (52.86%) SCCM
11 36 (51.43%) SCOM
12 32 (45.71%) Linux
12 32 (45.71%) HP
13 31 (44.29%) PowerShell
14 30 (42.86%) vSphere
14 30 (42.86%) MS Exchange
15 29 (41.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
17 27 (38.57%) Virtual Environments
18 25 (35.71%) Active Directory
18 25 (35.71%) EMC
19 24 (34.29%) Server Management
20 22 (31.43%) VMware ESXi
20 22 (31.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
21 21 (30.00%) Novell Certification
21 21 (30.00%) CLARiiON
21 21 (30.00%) FCoE
22 19 (27.14%) Trend Micro

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 30 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 29 (41.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.57%) IIS
4 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.29%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.57%) IaaS
3 4 (5.71%) Office 365
3 4 (5.71%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) FCoE
2 16 (22.86%) LAN
2 16 (22.86%) WAN
3 10 (14.29%) DNS
4 9 (12.86%) SAN
5 7 (10.00%) Firewall
6 5 (7.14%) NAS
7 4 (5.71%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.86%) DHCP
8 2 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.86%) Skype
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.43%) VLAN
9 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (18.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (18.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (7.14%) SSDT
6 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.29%) OLTP
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.86%) MySQL
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Advertising
2 3 (4.29%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) French Language
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Server Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) DBA
3 12 (17.14%) SQL DBA
4 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) PowerShell Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Server Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Data Manager
10 2 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
1 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.29%) Middleware
2 2 (2.86%) WAP
3 1 (1.43%) Flash
3 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.43%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 57 (81.43%) Clustering
2 21 (30.00%) CLARiiON
3 19 (27.14%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.71%) Replication
5 2 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) BBC
6 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (94.29%) Windows
2 48 (68.57%) Windows Server
3 32 (45.71%) Linux
4 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.29%) VMS
8 2 (2.86%) CentOS
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 27 (38.57%) Virtual Environments
3 24 (34.29%) Server Management
4 14 (20.00%) ITIL
5 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (18.57%) Patch Management
5 13 (18.57%) Server Patching
6 11 (15.71%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (11.43%) PRINCE
8 7 (10.00%) Migration
9 6 (8.57%) Database Security
9 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
9 6 (8.57%) Storage Management
10 5 (7.14%) Identity Management
11 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.71%) Data Protection
11 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
12 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (4.29%) Network Management
12 3 (4.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 45 (64.29%) SQL
2 31 (44.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.71%) C#
4 3 (4.29%) C
4 3 (4.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Novell Certification
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (11.43%) MCSE
4 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.86%) Degree
6 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) OCP
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.43%) MCP
7 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (65.71%) Hyper-V
2 40 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (42.86%) vSphere
4 25 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 22 (31.43%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (12.86%) XenApp
7 8 (11.43%) IAG
7 8 (11.43%) UAG
7 8 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (10.00%) DFS Replication
9 6 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (8.57%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (1.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 37 (52.86%) SCCM
2 36 (51.43%) SCOM
3 22 (31.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (11.43%) NetBackup
4 8 (11.43%) vCenter Server
5 7 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (7.14%) SCOrch
7 3 (4.29%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (4.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (4.29%) WSUS
8 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
8 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (2.86%) PowerCLI
8 2 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.43%) Ansible
9 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.43%) Perfmon
9 1 (1.43%) Puppet
9 1 (1.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 44 (62.86%) VMware
2 43 (61.43%) Microsoft
3 32 (45.71%) HP
4 25 (35.71%) EMC
5 19 (27.14%) Trend Micro
6 13 (18.57%) CommVault
7 10 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 8 (11.43%) Veritas
9 7 (10.00%) Citrix
10 6 (8.57%) Cisco
10 6 (8.57%) Huawei
10 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.71%) Oracle
11 4 (5.71%) Symantec
12 3 (4.29%) 3PAR
12 3 (4.29%) IBM
13 2 (2.86%) NetApp
13 2 (2.86%) PlateSpin
13 2 (2.86%) RedGate
14 1 (1.43%) Brocade