Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 526 349 535
Rank change year-on-year -177 +186 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 25 15 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 30
10th Percentile £331 £426 £412
25th Percentile £491 £431 £441
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +51.76%
75th Percentile £575 £513 £538
90th Percentile £625 £521 £575
England median daily rate £500 £448 £443
% change year-on-year +11.61% +1.24% +22.07%

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 5,861 2,262 6,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.39% 17.08% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,319 1,618 4,393
10th Percentile £413 £350 £348
25th Percentile £485 £425 £440
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £626
90th Percentile £713 £706 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 70
10th Percentile £15.35 £12.62 £12.76
25th Percentile £21.50 £12.76 £16.25
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.95% -9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £42.50 £35.75 £43.47
90th Percentile £60.92 £47.48 £50.14
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.13% -2.50% +14.29%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -51 5 £525 +3.45% 5
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 25 (100.00%) Clustering
2 24 (96.00%) Active Directory
3 23 (92.00%) Windows
4 19 (76.00%) VMware
5 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (56.00%) Azure
7 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
7 13 (52.00%) Migration
7 13 (52.00%) Linux
7 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
8 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (48.00%) Red Hat
9 11 (44.00%) SQL
9 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
10 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
12 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
13 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
13 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
13 7 (28.00%) AWS
13 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
13 7 (28.00%) DNS
13 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (28.00%) Ansible
13 7 (28.00%) DevOps
14 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012

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 6 (24.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (56.00%) Azure
2 7 (28.00%) AWS
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (20.00%) GCP
4 4 (16.00%) GitHub
4 4 (16.00%) Mimecast
5 3 (12.00%) SaaS
6 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (8.00%) IaaS
6 2 (8.00%) PaaS
7 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 6 (24.00%) DHCP
2 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.00%) Kerberos
4 4 (16.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.00%) FTP
6 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (16.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Serena SBM
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) International Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) DBA
1 6 (24.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (12.00%) Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Designer
2 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Site Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Wintel Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Wintel Technical Architect
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (100.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (4.00%) Solaris
7 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (28.00%) DevOps
3 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (24.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Data Security
6 4 (16.00%) High Availability
6 4 (16.00%) IT Strategy
6 4 (16.00%) Security Hardening
6 4 (16.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (8.00%) Availability Management
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Service-Level Objective
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) MCITP
6 1 (4.00%) MCSA
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.00%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
1 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (96.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (16.00%) Docker
4 4 (16.00%) VMware NSX
4 4 (16.00%) vSphere
5 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.00%) NFS
6 1 (4.00%) vCloud
6 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Ansible
2 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) Terraform
2 4 (16.00%) vRealize
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (8.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) Icinga
5 1 (4.00%) QRadar
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.00%) vMotion
5 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) VMware
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) SaltStack
6 3 (12.00%) Dell
6 3 (12.00%) HP
6 3 (12.00%) MobileIron
7 2 (8.00%) F5
7 2 (8.00%) IBM
7 2 (8.00%) NetApp
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle
7 2 (8.00%) SAP
7 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.00%) Symantec
8 1 (4.00%) EMC
8 1 (4.00%) McAfee
8 1 (4.00%) Serena
8 1 (4.00%) Sophos