Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 526 590 530
Rank change year-on-year +64 -60 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 63 42 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.98% 0.68% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 39
London median daily rate £500 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -23.68% +25.00%
10th Percentile £393 £157 £350
90th Percentile £575 £523 £544
England median daily rate £450 £375 £438
% change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £31.00 £16.17
% change year-on-year +61.29% +91.71% -42.25%

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 6,401 6,148 4,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.94% 13.63% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,544 4,517 3,314
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 83 39
London median hourly rate £25.67 £25.00 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.68% +0.56% +13.00%
10th Percentile £14.94 £13.31 £14.82
90th Percentile £50.66 £62.00 £47.00
England median hourly rate £19.57 £19.40 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +7.78% -20.00%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +33 15 £488 +6.79% 3
West London +4 1 £375 +121.24%
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 60 (95.24%) Windows
2 53 (84.13%) Clustering
3 47 (74.60%) Active Directory
4 42 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 41 (65.08%) Microsoft
5 41 (65.08%) PowerShell
6 33 (52.38%) SQL
7 32 (50.79%) Hyper-V
8 28 (44.44%) Citrix
9 27 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (41.27%) Office 365
10 26 (41.27%) SAN
11 24 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (38.10%) iSCSI
11 24 (38.10%) VMware
12 23 (36.51%) Data Protection
12 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
12 23 (36.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (34.92%) IIS
14 21 (33.33%) Finance
14 21 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
15 20 (31.75%) Fibre Channel
15 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (31.75%) Firewall
15 20 (31.75%) SCOM
15 20 (31.75%) .NET
16 19 (30.16%) IaaS
16 19 (30.16%) SCOrch
16 19 (30.16%) XenApp
17 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013

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 22 (34.92%) IIS
2 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (26.98%) Skype for Business
4 12 (19.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.27%) Office 365
2 23 (36.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (30.16%) IaaS
4 17 (26.98%) PaaS
5 2 (3.17%) GitHub
6 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) SAN
2 24 (38.10%) iSCSI
3 20 (31.75%) Fibre Channel
3 20 (31.75%) Firewall
4 12 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (19.05%) Cisco Firepower
4 12 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.52%) DNS
7 4 (6.35%) Network Security
7 4 (6.35%) VPN
8 3 (4.76%) DHCP
8 3 (4.76%) LAN
8 3 (4.76%) MPLS
8 3 (4.76%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.76%) VLAN
8 3 (4.76%) WAN
8 3 (4.76%) Wireless
9 2 (3.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (25.40%) Big Data
3 10 (15.87%) Oracle Database
4 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.59%) OLTP
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.59%) SSDT
8 1 (1.59%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) MSI
1 17 (26.98%) WiX
2 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Publishing
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) DBA
3 10 (15.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior DBA
5 6 (9.52%) Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (6.35%) Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) .NET
2 14 (22.22%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.17%) Middleware
3 2 (3.17%) RESTful
3 2 (3.17%) Swagger
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 53 (84.13%) Clustering
2 8 (12.70%) Replication
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) EMC VNX
4 4 (6.35%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.17%) Blog
5 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (95.24%) Windows
2 42 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.59%) Unix
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (36.51%) Data Protection
3 16 (25.40%) DevOps
3 16 (25.40%) Load Balancing
3 16 (25.40%) Vulnerability Management
4 13 (20.63%) Identity Access Management
5 11 (17.46%) ITIL
6 10 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (15.87%) Release Management
7 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.70%) Availability Management
8 8 (12.70%) Capacity Management
8 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
9 6 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (9.52%) SIEM
10 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
10 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure as Code
10 5 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 41 (65.08%) PowerShell
2 33 (52.38%) SQL
3 17 (26.98%) VB
4 9 (14.29%) Python
5 4 (6.35%) C
5 4 (6.35%) C#
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) MCITP
3 1 (1.59%) MCSE
3 1 (1.59%) NCDA
3 1 (1.59%) OCP
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.59%) RHCE
3 1 (1.59%) RHCT
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (74.60%) Active Directory
2 32 (50.79%) Hyper-V
3 24 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (30.16%) XenApp
6 14 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (7.94%) NFS
9 3 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) SCOM
2 19 (30.16%) SCOrch
3 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 17 (26.98%) vMotion
5 16 (25.40%) QRadar
6 14 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (12.70%) SCCM
8 6 (9.52%) Backup Exec
8 6 (9.52%) WSUS
9 5 (7.94%) Data Guard
10 4 (6.35%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (6.35%) Terraform
11 3 (4.76%) Ansible
12 2 (3.17%) IBM BigFix
12 2 (3.17%) Puppet
13 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 41 (65.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (44.44%) Citrix
3 24 (38.10%) VMware
4 15 (23.81%) Cisco
5 14 (22.22%) Symantec
6 13 (20.63%) F5
7 12 (19.05%) CheckPoint
7 12 (19.05%) NetApp
8 10 (15.87%) Oracle
9 9 (14.29%) HP
10 7 (11.11%) EMC
11 6 (9.52%) SolarWinds
12 3 (4.76%) Dell
12 3 (4.76%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (4.76%) IBM
12 3 (4.76%) Meraki
13 2 (3.17%) Qualys
13 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
13 2 (3.17%) Sybase
14 1 (1.59%) Google