Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 568 607 542
Rank change year-on-year +39 -65 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 54 22 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.048% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.76% 0.38% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 47
London median daily rate £420 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% -7.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £203 £293 £300
90th Percentile £575 £528 £550
England median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +4.62%
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 7,085 5,857 5,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.15% 12.70% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,189 4,383 3,426
London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £323
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 55 67
London median hourly rate £20.65 £24.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.15% +24.60% -8.05%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.88 £13.60
90th Percentile £41.25 £126.00 £47.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% -14.66% -4.76%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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
West London +29 16 £224 -18.55%
Central London -11 9 £425 - 4
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 51 (94.44%) Windows
2 49 (90.74%) Clustering
3 37 (68.52%) Hyper-V
3 37 (68.52%) Windows Server
4 36 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 32 (59.26%) SQL
6 31 (57.41%) SQL Server
7 29 (53.70%) Active Directory
7 29 (53.70%) PowerShell
8 27 (50.00%) SCOM
9 24 (44.44%) VMware
10 23 (42.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (42.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (37.04%) SCCM
12 19 (35.19%) Linux
12 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (31.48%) Citrix
14 16 (29.63%) XenApp
14 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (25.93%) SAN
16 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
16 13 (24.07%) iSCSI
16 13 (24.07%) vSphere
17 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (22.22%) HP
18 11 (20.37%) DNS
18 11 (20.37%) VB
18 11 (20.37%) .NET

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 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (12.96%) Skype for Business
4 4 (7.41%) IIS
5 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (20.37%) IaaS
3 9 (16.67%) Office 365
4 4 (7.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) SAN
2 13 (24.07%) iSCSI
3 11 (20.37%) DNS
4 10 (18.52%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (16.67%) Firewall
6 7 (12.96%) LAN
6 7 (12.96%) WAN
7 5 (9.26%) FCoE
7 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.41%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (5.56%) DHCP
10 2 (3.70%) MPLS
10 2 (3.70%) NAS
10 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.70%) Network Security
10 2 (3.70%) VLAN
10 2 (3.70%) VPN
10 2 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (57.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (7.41%) Big Data
7 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (3.70%) MySQL
8 2 (3.70%) SSDT
9 1 (1.85%) MS Access
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) MSI
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) WiX
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Advertising
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) DBA
5 6 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.26%) Architect
6 5 (9.26%) PowerShell Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.56%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.85%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 49 (90.74%) Clustering
2 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.26%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.56%) Hedge funds
4 3 (5.56%) Replication
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.70%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (94.44%) Windows
2 37 (68.52%) Windows Server
3 23 (42.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (35.19%) Linux
4 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.70%) VMS
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (20.37%) Data Protection
2 11 (20.37%) Network Load Balancing
2 11 (20.37%) Virtual Environments
3 10 (18.52%) DevOps
4 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (12.96%) ITIL
4 7 (12.96%) Server Management
5 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.11%) Migration
5 6 (11.11%) Patch Management
6 5 (9.26%) High Availability
6 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.26%) Server Patching
6 5 (9.26%) Storage Management
7 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.56%) Database Security
8 3 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (5.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) SQL
2 29 (53.70%) PowerShell
3 11 (20.37%) VB
4 5 (9.26%) C#
5 2 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Novell Certification
2 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) OCP
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 37 (68.52%) Hyper-V
2 29 (53.70%) Active Directory
3 23 (42.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (29.63%) XenApp
5 13 (24.07%) vSphere
6 11 (20.37%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (11.11%) DFS Replication
8 5 (9.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.70%) NFS
9 2 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (50.00%) SCOM
2 20 (37.04%) SCCM
3 11 (20.37%) SCOrch
4 9 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (11.11%) vCenter Server
7 5 (9.26%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (9.26%) vMotion
8 4 (7.41%) QRadar
9 2 (3.70%) Ansible
9 2 (3.70%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
9 2 (3.70%) Puppet
9 2 (3.70%) WSUS
10 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.85%) Data Guard
10 1 (1.85%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 36 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 24 (44.44%) VMware
3 17 (31.48%) Citrix
4 12 (22.22%) HP
5 11 (20.37%) Trend Micro
6 10 (18.52%) Symantec
7 9 (16.67%) EMC
8 7 (12.96%) Veritas
9 6 (11.11%) Cisco
9 6 (11.11%) Huawei
10 5 (9.26%) CommVault
11 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
12 3 (5.56%) F5
12 3 (5.56%) NetApp
12 3 (5.56%) Oracle
13 2 (3.70%) Dell
13 2 (3.70%) Dell Compellent
13 2 (3.70%) IBM
13 2 (3.70%) Meraki
13 2 (3.70%) SAP