Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 9 December 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
England > South East
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 307 364 356
Rank change year-on-year +57 -8 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 21 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.23% 1.10% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 5
South East median daily rate £425 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -19.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £303
90th Percentile £508 £488 £550
England median daily rate £443 £363 £408
% change year-on-year +22.07% -11.04% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £32.00

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,702 2,357 2,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.10% 13.97% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 1,401 1,315
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £251 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 74 58
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £17.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.41% +19.30% -50.43%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.85 £11.96
90th Percentile £82.50 £49.52 £43.83
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £17.26
% change year-on-year +3.57% +1.42% -16.76%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering within the South East region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Thames Valley +30 10 £450 +7.46% 1
Berkshire +18 10 £450 +24.14% 1
West Sussex +20 4 £315 -11.89% 1
Hampshire +19 4 £375 -11.76%
Kent +9 2 £358 +6.11%
Surrey +49 1 £500 -
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England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Clustering
3 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
4 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
5 12 (57.14%) Linux
5 12 (57.14%) Azure
5 12 (57.14%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (47.62%) High Availability
6 10 (47.62%) SQL
7 9 (42.86%) Python
7 9 (42.86%) VMware
7 9 (42.86%) IaaS
7 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (38.10%) GCP
8 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (38.10%) R
8 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (38.10%) AWS
8 8 (38.10%) PaaS
8 8 (38.10%) Memory Management
8 8 (38.10%) Google
8 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
8 8 (38.10%) Web Services
8 8 (38.10%) C#
8 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
8 8 (38.10%) .NET
8 8 (38.10%) Oracle
8 8 (38.10%) PHP
9 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft 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 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) Azure
2 9 (42.86%) IaaS
3 8 (38.10%) AWS
3 8 (38.10%) GCP
3 8 (38.10%) PaaS
4 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) Skype
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) FCoE
4 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.76%) NAS
4 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (23.81%) German Language
2 4 (19.05%) French Language
3 2 (9.52%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Backup Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Database Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
1 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
1 8 (38.10%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (9.52%) Kafka
3 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (90.48%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) EMC Centera
4 1 (4.76%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) High Availability
2 8 (38.10%) Memory Management
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Time Management
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.52%) IT Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) Python
3 8 (38.10%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) PHP
3 8 (38.10%) R
4 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) PHP 7
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (14.29%) Docker
5 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 2 (9.52%) XenApp
6 1 (4.76%) NFS
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Grafana
2 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.76%) PowerCLI
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) vMotion
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 8 (38.10%) Google
3 8 (38.10%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) 3PAR
4 4 (19.05%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Isilon
6 1 (4.76%) Twitter
6 1 (4.76%) Veritas