Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 185 230
Rank change year-on-year -20 +45 -10
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 9 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.28% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.20% 2.68% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
North West median daily rate £425 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -22.50% +8.84%
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.17 - £27.50

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 750 559 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.90% 10.30% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 358 340
North West median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £304 £218 £261
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 20
North West median hourly rate £14.48 £20.00 £22.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.60% -11.41% +50.50%
10th Percentile £12.56 £9.93 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.88 £44.30 £41.43
England median hourly rate £17.52 £21.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year -18.51% +0.80% +6.65%

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
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 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 May 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 - 6 £400 -
Manchester -31 3 £425 +37.10% 4
Failover Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 9 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) XenApp
2 6 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 6 (66.67%) Application Packaging
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) CISM
4 3 (33.33%) Informatica
4 3 (33.33%) CISSP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) CCDP
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) DB2
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2

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 3 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 3 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) PaaS
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
1 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Application Packaging
1 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Data Management
3 3 (33.33%) Database Security
3 3 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 3 (33.33%) High Availability
3 3 (33.33%) Network Design
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 3 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 3 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 3 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 3 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (33.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCDP
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) CISM
1 3 (33.33%) CISSP
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (66.67%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Informatica
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas