Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
England > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 359 358
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +26
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 19 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.042% 0.074%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.81% 0.33% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
South East median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +0.72%
10th Percentile £360 £319 £233
90th Percentile £501 £356 £507
England median daily rate £391 £320 £400
% change year-on-year +22.27% -20.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +252.21% - -
England median hourly rate £42.27 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +48.30% -28.75% -20.00%

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,350 2,132 1,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.84% 12.80% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,386 1,310 1,117
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 58 62
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.30% -50.43% +43.75%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.96 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.52 £43.83 £59.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.26 £20.73
% change year-on-year +1.42% -16.76% +3.65%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Failover Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in the South East

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Failover Clustering in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Failover Clustering in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Failover Clustering in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Failover Clustering in the South East

Failover Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire -12 13 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +22 3 £483 +42.96%
Thames Valley +10 3 £483 +42.96% 1
Surrey - 3 £375 - 1
Failover Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Failover Clustering.

1 15 (78.95%) Windows
1 15 (78.95%) Windows Server
2 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) DNS
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
4 11 (57.89%) Clustering
4 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
6 9 (47.37%) Juniper
7 8 (42.11%) Dell
7 8 (42.11%) Network Load Balancing
7 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (42.11%) Dell Compellent
8 7 (36.84%) vSphere
8 7 (36.84%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (36.84%) DHCP
8 7 (36.84%) SNMP
9 6 (31.58%) EMC
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (31.58%) High Availability
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (31.58%) PowerCLI
9 6 (31.58%) vCenter Server
9 6 (31.58%) Storage Management
10 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
10 5 (26.32%) Replication
10 5 (26.32%) SQL
11 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification

Failover Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Office 365
3 2 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (10.53%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) DHCP
2 7 (36.84%) SNMP
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) SMTP
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) DBA
2 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Clustering
2 5 (26.32%) Replication
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
1 15 (78.95%) Windows Server
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Network Load Balancing
2 6 (31.58%) High Availability
2 6 (31.58%) Storage Management
3 4 (21.05%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Content Management
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Document Management
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCITP
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) VCP6
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) VCP5
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (36.84%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (36.84%) vSphere
4 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) Docker
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) PowerCLI
1 6 (31.58%) vCenter Server
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) SCCM
3 3 (15.79%) SCOM
3 3 (15.79%) SCVMM
3 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (10.53%) PaperCut
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
1 11 (57.89%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Juniper
3 8 (42.11%) Dell
3 8 (42.11%) Dell Compellent
4 6 (31.58%) EMC
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) CommVault
5 3 (15.79%) Google
5 3 (15.79%) Meraki
5 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
6 2 (10.53%) Polycom
6 2 (10.53%) WatchGuard
7 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.26%) F5
7 1 (5.26%) Kofax
7 1 (5.26%) Meridio
7 1 (5.26%) OpenText
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (5.26%) Veritas