Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 206 217
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.071% 0.062%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.11% 0.66% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
North West median daily rate £363 £340 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -20.00% +41.08%
10th Percentile £315 £290 £363
90th Percentile £389 £411 £438
England median daily rate £363 £408 £410
% change year-on-year -11.04% -0.61% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +60.00%

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 812 602 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.54% 10.68% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 394 408
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £203
90th Percentile £650 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 28 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -0.59% +63.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £12.36
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.23 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.26 £20.73
% change year-on-year +1.42% -16.76% +3.65%

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 10 December 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
Cheshire 0 6 £375 +33.93% 4
Manchester -19 2 £369 -7.81%
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 2
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Clustering
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) IIS
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
4 4 (44.44%) AirWatch
4 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) High Availability
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) IaaS
4 4 (44.44%) Patch Management
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) McAfee
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared

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 4 (44.44%) IIS
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) IaaS
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
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 9 (100.00%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) High Availability
2 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Patch Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Data Encryption
5 1 (11.11%) Data Security
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Security Hardening
5 1 (11.11%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) AirWatch
2 1 (11.11%) Foglight
2 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Sentry
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Altiris
4 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) CommVault
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) NetIQ
4 1 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (11.11%) RedGate
4 1 (11.11%) TippingPoint