Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 552 611 556
Rank change year-on-year +59 -55 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 63 26 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.056% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.89% 0.45% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 61
London median daily rate £363 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.55% +7.35% +4.62%
10th Percentile £194 £356 £300
90th Percentile £544 £541 £525
England median daily rate £363 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -14.71% +6.05% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% +7.14% +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 7,114 5,800 5,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.53% 12.56% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,292 4,253 3,724
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.74%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 57 56
London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +37.84% -2.63%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.92 £14.23
90th Percentile £35.00 £165.00 £30.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +10.61%

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 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in London

Microsoft Clustering
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 12 November 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 - 27 £224 - 1
Central London -21 8 £450 +7.14% 4
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 59 (93.65%) Windows
2 53 (84.13%) Clustering
3 49 (77.78%) SQL Server
4 42 (66.67%) SQL
4 42 (66.67%) Hyper-V
5 41 (65.08%) Windows Server
6 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
7 35 (55.56%) VMware
8 34 (53.97%) SCCM
8 34 (53.97%) SCOM
8 34 (53.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (41.27%) Linux
10 25 (39.68%) Active Directory
10 25 (39.68%) HP
10 25 (39.68%) PowerShell
11 24 (38.10%) MS Exchange
11 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (38.10%) vSphere
11 24 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (36.51%) Network Load Balancing
13 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (34.92%) Virtual Environments
14 20 (31.75%) EMC
15 17 (26.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 17 (26.98%) Server Management
15 17 (26.98%) Data Centre
16 16 (25.40%) FCoE
16 16 (25.40%) VMware ESXi
16 16 (25.40%) Novell Certification
16 16 (25.40%) CLARiiON

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 24 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
1 24 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) IIS
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.70%) IaaS
3 4 (6.35%) Office 365
3 4 (6.35%) PaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) FCoE
2 11 (17.46%) LAN
2 11 (17.46%) WAN
3 10 (15.87%) DNS
3 10 (15.87%) SAN
4 8 (12.70%) Firewall
5 6 (9.52%) NAS
6 5 (7.94%) iSCSI
7 4 (6.35%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.17%) DHCP
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.59%) Skype
9 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.59%) VLAN
9 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (6.35%) SSDT
8 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 3 (4.76%) OLTP
8 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (3.17%) MySQL
9 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.59%) Big Data
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Advertising
2 2 (3.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) French Language
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) DBA
3 10 (15.87%) SQL DBA
4 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Architect
6 6 (9.52%) PowerShell Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Server Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (84.13%) Clustering
2 17 (26.98%) Data Centre
3 16 (25.40%) CLARiiON
4 4 (6.35%) Replication
5 2 (3.17%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (93.65%) Windows
2 41 (65.08%) Windows Server
3 26 (41.27%) Linux
4 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.17%) VMS
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Network Load Balancing
2 22 (34.92%) Virtual Environments
3 17 (26.98%) Server Management
4 13 (20.63%) ITIL
5 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (15.87%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (12.70%) Migration
7 8 (12.70%) Patch Management
7 8 (12.70%) PRINCE
7 8 (12.70%) Server Patching
8 6 (9.52%) Data Protection
8 6 (9.52%) Storage Management
9 5 (7.94%) Database Security
9 5 (7.94%) DevOps
9 5 (7.94%) High Availability
9 5 (7.94%) Identity Management
9 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
10 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (66.67%) SQL
2 25 (39.68%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.94%) C#
3 5 (7.94%) VB
4 3 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Novell Certification
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (12.70%) MCSE
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) OCP
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 34 (53.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (39.68%) Active Directory
4 24 (38.10%) vSphere
5 16 (25.40%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (17.46%) XenApp
7 9 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (12.70%) IAG
8 8 (12.70%) UAG
9 7 (11.11%) DFS Replication
10 6 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
11 2 (3.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (1.59%) NFS
12 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (53.97%) SCCM
1 34 (53.97%) SCOM
2 17 (26.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (12.70%) NetBackup
3 8 (12.70%) vCenter Server
4 7 (11.11%) SCOrch
5 6 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (7.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (4.76%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (4.76%) WSUS
8 2 (3.17%) Ansible
8 2 (3.17%) Kubernetes
8 2 (3.17%) Puppet
8 2 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.59%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.59%) Perfmon
9 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
2 35 (55.56%) VMware
3 25 (39.68%) HP
4 20 (31.75%) EMC
5 14 (22.22%) Trend Micro
6 11 (17.46%) Citrix
7 10 (15.87%) SolarWinds
8 8 (12.70%) CommVault
8 8 (12.70%) Veritas
9 6 (9.52%) Huawei
9 6 (9.52%) Symantec
10 5 (7.94%) Cisco
11 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
12 3 (4.76%) IBM
12 3 (4.76%) Oracle
13 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
13 2 (3.17%) NetApp
13 2 (3.17%) PlateSpin
13 2 (3.17%) SAP
13 2 (3.17%) Sitecore