Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 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.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 349 366 352
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14 +2
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 26 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.072% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.18% 0.53% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 6
South East median daily rate £575 £495 £555
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.16% -10.81% +53.10%
10th Percentile £316 £320 £256
90th Percentile £635 £538 £644
England median daily rate £490 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +22.50% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £42.27 - -
England median hourly rate £42.27 £47.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year -10.31% +194.52% -

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 2,198 2,250 1,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.03% 13.50% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,299 1,287 1,000
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +8.55%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £255
90th Percentile £602 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 53 62
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -18.92% -43.08%
10th Percentile £11.93 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.38 £52.00 £55.65
England median hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -14.66% -4.76%

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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 26 March 2019.

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 26 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
Surrey - 14 £575 -
Buckinghamshire +33 5 £325 -
Thames Valley +23 5 £325 -16.13%
Hampshire -22 4 £400 -21.18%
Kent - 3 £600 -
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England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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 22 (84.62%) VMware
2 21 (80.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (73.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (65.38%) iSCSI
4 17 (65.38%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (65.38%) Dell
5 16 (61.54%) Citrix
5 16 (61.54%) DNS
6 14 (53.85%) EMC
6 14 (53.85%) vSphere
6 14 (53.85%) vCenter Server
7 13 (50.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 13 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (50.00%) VSAN
7 13 (50.00%) VMware NSX
7 13 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
7 13 (50.00%) vRealize
7 13 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 13 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
7 13 (50.00%) IaaS
7 13 (50.00%) XenApp
7 13 (50.00%) XenDesktop
7 13 (50.00%) VLAN
7 13 (50.00%) Problem Management
7 13 (50.00%) NFS
8 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
9 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
9 10 (38.46%) Patch Management
10 9 (34.62%) SQL Server

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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 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Documentum
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 21 (80.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (65.38%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (50.00%) IaaS
4 7 (26.92%) Office 365
5 3 (11.54%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (11.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) iSCSI
2 16 (61.54%) DNS
3 13 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 13 (50.00%) VLAN
3 13 (50.00%) VSAN
4 5 (19.23%) DHCP
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 4 (15.38%) SAN
5 4 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) SNMP
7 1 (3.85%) SMTP
7 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
1 3 (11.54%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Consultant
2 11 (42.31%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) VMware Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Clustering
2 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 13 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 13 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 13 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
1 13 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 10 (38.46%) Patch Management
3 6 (23.08%) Capacity Management
3 6 (23.08%) Proactive Management
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (7.69%) Content Management
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Line Management
5 2 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCITP
2 3 (11.54%) MCSA
2 3 (11.54%) MCSE
2 3 (11.54%) VCP6
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (53.85%) vSphere
3 13 (50.00%) NFS
3 13 (50.00%) VMware NSX
3 13 (50.00%) XenApp
3 13 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) vCenter Server
2 13 (50.00%) vRealize
2 13 (50.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 5 (19.23%) SCCM
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (15.38%) SCOM
4 4 (15.38%) SCVMM
4 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
5 3 (11.54%) PaperCut
6 1 (3.85%) PowerCLI
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) VMware
2 17 (65.38%) Dell
3 16 (61.54%) Citrix
4 14 (53.85%) EMC
5 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Juniper
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) CommVault
7 4 (15.38%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (15.38%) Google
7 4 (15.38%) Meraki
7 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (11.54%) Polycom
8 3 (11.54%) Veeam
8 3 (11.54%) WatchGuard
9 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.85%) F5
9 1 (3.85%) Meridio
9 1 (3.85%) Symantec
9 1 (3.85%) Veritas