Period
to 25 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 March 2019 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 West
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 197 200
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 9 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.22% 2.03% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 6
North West median daily rate £341 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.16% +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £308
90th Percentile £389 £524 £438
England median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 740 688 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.10% 12.17% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 440 377
North West median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £206
90th Percentile £660 £589 £573
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.73 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -14.61% -21.86%
10th Percentile £14.26 £12.28 £11.14
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.30 £43.30
England median hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.35% -15.00% -4.76%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the North West

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the North West

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the North West

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 March 2019. 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 +19 8 £321 +0.59%
Cheshire +3 1 £375 +45.63%
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Clustering
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (33.33%) RedGate
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
7 1 (11.11%) Replication
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft 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 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) DBA
2 3 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (11.11%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) RedGate
4 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
4 1 (11.11%) Cloudera
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds