Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 193 233
Rank change year-on-year -17 +40 -
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 12 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.28% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.49% 2.76% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
North West median daily rate £425 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -4.62% -
10th Percentile £363 £304 £303
90th Percentile £459 £368 £348
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.38 £12.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +253.19% -70.00% +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 803 580 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.12% 10.12% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 366 389
North West median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +9.89%
10th Percentile £278 £225 £235
90th Percentile £593 £575 £550
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 18
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £15.25 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.23% -26.44% +56.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £9.89 £13.35
90th Percentile £72.50 £44.00 £63.48
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.39 £21.54
% change year-on-year +10.70% -19.27% +5.07%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Failover Clustering in the North West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Failover Clustering in the North West

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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 15 August 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
Merseyside - 7 £400 -
Manchester -27 4 £425 +38.21% 2
Cheshire -13 1 - -
Failover Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 11 (91.67%) Hyper-V
2 9 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (66.67%) Clustering
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) Citrix
4 7 (58.33%) Project Management
4 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (58.33%) Application Packaging
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (58.33%) XenApp
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (58.33%) NetScaler
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) DB2
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (33.33%) SAS
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) CCNP
6 4 (33.33%) CCDP
6 4 (33.33%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (33.33%) CISSP
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

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 4 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 4 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) PaaS
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
2 3 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) NetScaler
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (33.33%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) DBA
5 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
5 2 (16.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) Application Packaging
2 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (58.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Availability Management
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Data Management
3 4 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 4 (33.33%) High Availability
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Network Design
3 4 (33.33%) Open Source
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 4 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 4 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCDP
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) CISM
1 4 (33.33%) CISSP
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Hyper-V
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (58.33%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Informatica
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas