Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 199 226
Rank change year-on-year -11 +27 +16
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.068% 0.10% 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.52% 0.96% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
North West median daily rate £425 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -1.54% -
10th Percentile £413 £244 £300
90th Percentile £438 £354 £350
England median daily rate £375 £329 £408
% change year-on-year +14.07% -19.33% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.27 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +48.30% -28.75% +48.15%

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 776 624 679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.15% 10.90% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 398 405
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £261 £201
90th Percentile £646 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 27 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -3.14% +63.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.11 £12.36
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.30 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +12.50%

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 17 November 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 -11 2 £425 +32.81%
Cheshire +1 1 - -
Merseyside -4 1 - - 3
Failover Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Availability Management
2 2 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (50.00%) SFIA
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Database Security
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Server Hardening
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System

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 2 (50.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) DBA
2 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Availability Management
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Database Security
2 2 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (50.00%) Server Hardening
2 2 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCDP
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) CISM
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Informatica
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix