Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 355 363 367
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 23 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.025% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 0.20% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
South East median daily rate £400 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -12.90% +9.15%
10th Percentile £362 £319 £302
90th Percentile £647 £356 £459
England median daily rate £375 £320 £415
% change year-on-year +17.19% -22.89% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +252.21% -4.00% -47.92%
10th Percentile £39.48 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.27 £12.00 £12.75
England median hourly rate £42.27 £28.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +48.30% -30.91% +7.14%

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 2,187 2,029 2,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.29% 12.47% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,307 1,233 1,218
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 £254
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 56 74
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -46.24% +35.93%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.09 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.05 £43.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year - -21.35% +5.95%

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

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Failover Clustering in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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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 18 October 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 - 15 £630 - 1
Thames Valley +12 5 £475 +40.74% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £483 +42.96% 1
Surrey - 3 £375 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
Failover Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
1 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
2 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
3 14 (60.87%) DNS
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 14 (60.87%) SQL Server
3 14 (60.87%) VMware
3 14 (60.87%) PowerShell
4 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (47.83%) Clustering
6 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
7 9 (39.13%) Network Load Balancing
7 9 (39.13%) Juniper
7 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (34.78%) High Availability
8 8 (34.78%) Dell Compellent
8 8 (34.78%) Dell
8 8 (34.78%) DHCP
9 7 (30.43%) SNMP
9 7 (30.43%) EMC
9 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (30.43%) vSphere
9 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (30.43%) vCenter Server
10 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (26.09%) Storage Management
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (26.09%) PowerCLI

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 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Documentum
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Office 365
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (8.70%) Google Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Mimecast
5 1 (4.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) DHCP
3 7 (30.43%) SNMP
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (13.04%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
4 3 (13.04%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) VoIP
5 2 (8.70%) Skype
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) SMTP
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.70%) Power BI
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (4.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (4.35%) HDInsight
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) DBA
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) SQL DBA
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Service Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) JSON
1 2 (8.70%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Clustering
2 5 (21.74%) Replication
3 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.70%) PKI
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
5 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
1 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Network Load Balancing
2 8 (34.78%) High Availability
3 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (26.09%) Storage Management
4 4 (17.39%) Database Mirroring
5 3 (13.04%) Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) PowerShell
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) MCSE
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (8.70%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.70%) MCITP
4 2 (8.70%) MCSA
4 2 (8.70%) VCP6
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) MCP
5 1 (4.35%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
4 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (30.43%) vSphere
5 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.35%) Docker
6 1 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) vCenter Server
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (26.09%) PowerCLI
3 5 (21.74%) SCCM
4 4 (17.39%) SCOM
4 4 (17.39%) SCVMM
5 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
6 2 (8.70%) PaperCut
7 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Perfmon
7 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
7 1 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (4.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
1 14 (60.87%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Juniper
3 8 (34.78%) Dell
3 8 (34.78%) Dell Compellent
4 7 (30.43%) EMC
5 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) CommVault
7 3 (13.04%) Google
7 3 (13.04%) Meraki
8 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
8 2 (8.70%) Polycom
8 2 (8.70%) WatchGuard
9 1 (4.35%) Brocade
9 1 (4.35%) F5
9 1 (4.35%) HP
9 1 (4.35%) Meridio
9 1 (4.35%) NetApp
9 1 (4.35%) Veritas