Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Failover Clustering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 21 February 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.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 206 226
Rank change year-on-year +13 +20 -32
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.056% 0.068% 0.086%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.49% 0.65% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
North West median daily rate £278 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.62% -18.75% +6.67%
England median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.71 £30.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +49.86% -39.00% -

Failover 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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 614 611 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.41% 10.31% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 390 338
North West median daily rate £450 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £257 £225 £250
90th Percentile £580 £571 £550
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 36
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.82 £13.00 £11.13
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in the North West

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Failover Clustering in the North West

Failover Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Failover Clustering within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Manchester +6 1 £320 -17.42% 2
Cheshire - 1 £235 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Failover Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Failover 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 West region with a requirement for Failover Clustering.

1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Dell

Failover Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) ICT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) ICT Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) VMware