Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 358 355 342
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13 +33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 22 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.98% 0.84% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
South East median daily rate £363 £431 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +16.95% -10.33%
10th Percentile £335 £275 £301
90th Percentile £490 £544 £589
England median daily rate £375 £394 £418
% change year-on-year -4.76% -5.69% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year +56.25% - -

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 2,240 2,145 1,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.99% 13.08% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,305 1,301 1,000
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 55 55
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.03% -18.23%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £45.40 £55.59
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.07% -15.93% -4.76%

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

Microsoft Clustering
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +35 8 £419 -16.25%
Surrey -18 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 £363 -
West Sussex -16 4 £358 +4.00%
Hampshire -30 4 £368 - 1
Buckinghamshire +21 3 £483 -3.50%
Kent - 1 £425 -
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
3 18 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 18 (81.82%) Clustering
3 18 (81.82%) Windows Server
4 15 (68.18%) PowerShell
5 14 (63.64%) SQL
5 14 (63.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
7 10 (45.45%) Migration
8 9 (40.91%) T-SQL
9 8 (36.36%) Data Migration
9 8 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (31.82%) VMware
10 7 (31.82%) ITIL
10 7 (31.82%) DNS
11 6 (27.27%) SAN
11 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
12 5 (22.73%) Degree
12 5 (22.73%) DHCP
12 5 (22.73%) Oracle
13 4 (18.18%) HP
13 4 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (18.18%) Project Management
13 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
13 4 (18.18%) SCCM

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 (13.64%) IIS
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Documentum
3 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
3 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (4.55%) SMTP
6 1 (4.55%) SNMP
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (63.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (4.55%) MS Access
6 1 (4.55%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MSI
1 3 (13.64%) Toad
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) DBA
2 9 (40.91%) SQL DBA
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server DBA
3 8 (36.36%) Senior DBA
3 8 (36.36%) Senior SQL DBA
3 8 (36.36%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (4.55%) Kafka
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
1 1 (4.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (81.82%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) HP Storage
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Unix
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 8 (36.36%) Data Migration
2 8 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 4 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
5 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
5 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Content Management
6 2 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) PowerShell
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.55%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) COBIT
1 2 (9.09%) PMBOK
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 4 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (4.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (13.64%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (13.64%) SCOM
3 2 (9.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.55%) Ansible
4 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.55%) Grafana
4 1 (4.55%) Graylog
4 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.55%) Netcool
4 1 (4.55%) Puppet
4 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.55%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) BMC
5 3 (13.64%) Dell
5 3 (13.64%) Lumension
5 3 (13.64%) McAfee
5 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
6 2 (9.09%) Canon
6 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (9.09%) EqualLogic
6 2 (9.09%) Meridio
6 2 (9.09%) Veritas
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.55%) Kofax
7 1 (4.55%) OpenText
7 1 (4.55%) Remedy
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec