Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
England > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 355 374
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 21 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.92% 0.85% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 12
South East median daily rate £400 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £311 £303 £314
90th Percentile £488 £550 £587
England median daily rate £370 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -12.94% +6.05% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +60.00%

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 2,285 2,118 2,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.66% 12.54% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,375 1,308 1,185
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 54 66
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.30% -54.40% +55.53%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.83 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £46.38 £59.03
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% -22.78% +11.47%

Microsoft Clustering
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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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
Thames Valley +18 8 £419 -18.29% 5
Hampshire -19 7 £413 -10.81% 3
Kent - 5 £338 - 1
Berkshire - 5 £363 - 5
Buckinghamshire +20 2 £483 -5.85%
West Sussex -15 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 15 (71.43%) Clustering
4 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 13 (61.90%) VMware
5 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
7 10 (47.62%) SQL
8 9 (42.86%) DNS
8 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
9 8 (38.10%) Oracle
10 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
10 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (28.57%) vSphere
11 6 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (28.57%) Migration
11 6 (28.57%) DHCP
11 6 (28.57%) SAN
12 5 (23.81%) HP
12 5 (23.81%) Veritas
12 5 (23.81%) ITIL
12 5 (23.81%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
13 4 (19.05%) DevOps
13 4 (19.05%) IIS
13 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
13 4 (19.05%) EMC

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 4 (19.05%) IIS
1 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (4.76%) Documentum
4 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) DHCP
2 6 (28.57%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) Skype
5 1 (4.76%) SMTP
5 1 (4.76%) SNMP
5 1 (4.76%) VLAN
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.52%) SSDT
5 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.76%) MS Access
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) MSI
2 3 (14.29%) Toad
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) DBA
2 3 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
4 1 (4.76%) NetBackup Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (4.76%) Kafka
1 1 (4.76%) LDAP
1 1 (4.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 2 (9.52%) Unix
8 1 (4.76%) Linux
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Content Management
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Database Security
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (9.52%) Server Patching
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) COBIT
1 2 (9.52%) PMBOK
2 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (28.57%) vSphere
5 5 (23.81%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (9.52%) Docker
8 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
2 4 (19.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 3 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (9.52%) SCCM
4 2 (9.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (4.76%) Ansible
5 1 (4.76%) Grafana
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Netcool
5 1 (4.76%) Perfmon
5 1 (4.76%) Puppet
5 1 (4.76%) SCOM
5 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Unicenter
5 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Oracle
4 5 (23.81%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Veritas
5 4 (19.05%) EMC
6 3 (14.29%) IBM
6 3 (14.29%) Lumension
6 3 (14.29%) McAfee
7 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 2 (9.52%) Canon
7 2 (9.52%) Centrify
7 2 (9.52%) Dell
7 2 (9.52%) EqualLogic
7 2 (9.52%) Meridio
8 1 (4.76%) Brocade
8 1 (4.76%) Fujitsu
8 1 (4.76%) Kofax
8 1 (4.76%) OpenText
8 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds