Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 15 December 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 > North East
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 100 148
Rank change year-on-year +6 +48 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 13 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.99% 0.33% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.00% 1.88% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 12
North East median daily rate £375 - £291
10th Percentile £219 - £260
90th Percentile £438 - £375
England median daily rate £363 £400 £410
% change year-on-year -9.38% -2.44% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
North East median hourly rate - £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
England median hourly rate - £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +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 the North East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 260 213 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.74% 17.32% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 169 308
North East median daily rate £450 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +9.38% -1.54%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £214
90th Percentile £564 £588 £462
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 29
North East median hourly rate £15.13 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.73% +14.29% +9.80%
10th Percentile £12.60 £8.87 £25.15
90th Percentile £26.08 £49.33 £54.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Microsoft Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the North East over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the North East

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Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Tyne and Wear +12 13 £375 -
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (69.23%) Clustering
4 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
4 7 (53.85%) Security Hardening
4 7 (53.85%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (53.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (46.15%) vCenter Server
5 6 (46.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (46.15%) Linux
5 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle
5 6 (46.15%) BMC
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (46.15%) SCCM
5 6 (46.15%) SCOM
5 6 (46.15%) 3PAR
5 6 (46.15%) XenApp

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (46.15%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) GitLab
2 4 (30.77%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Server Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Server Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Server Support
3 3 (23.08%) Server Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Support
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
1 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (53.85%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (53.85%) Security Hardening
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Decision-Making
2 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
2 3 (23.08%) Perl
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
1 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (46.15%) XenApp
2 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
3 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
1 6 (46.15%) SCOM
1 6 (46.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (46.15%) vCenter Server
2 5 (38.46%) Puppet
2 5 (38.46%) vMotion
3 3 (23.08%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) 3PAR
3 6 (46.15%) BMC
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) EMC
4 5 (38.46%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco