Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 362 382
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20 -6
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 12 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.072% 0.031% 0.087%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.54% 0.26% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
South East median daily rate £520 £331 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.98% -22.06% +19.72%
10th Percentile £390 £313 £363
90th Percentile £648 £354 £478
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 £45.05 £12.00 £12.75
England median hourly rate £42.38 £12.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +253.19% -70.00% +48.15%

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 2,233 1,918 2,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.37% 12.01% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,147 1,359
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £582 £550 £538
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 57 76
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £14.85 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.95% -40.60% +23.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.90 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.70 £58.75
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.45 £21.75
% change year-on-year +10.35% -19.79% +6.10%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 - 9 £520 - 1
Thames Valley -17 2 £375 +13.21% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
Failover Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 8 (66.67%) High Availability
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (33.33%) Clustering
5 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) EMC
5 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) vSphere
5 4 (33.33%) JSON
5 4 (33.33%) REST
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Power BI
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (33.33%) vCenter Server
5 4 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory

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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (16.67%) Mimecast
4 1 (8.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365
4 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (16.67%) Skype
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (33.33%) Power BI
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (8.33%) Data Lake
4 1 (8.33%) HDInsight
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Azure Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) JSON
1 4 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Storage Management
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Network Design
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) vSphere
4 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (8.33%) Docker
5 1 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 3 (25.00%) PowerCLI
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Perfmon
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) EMC
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) Dell Compellent
4 3 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 1 (8.33%) Brocade
6 1 (8.33%) HP