Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 20 February 2020 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 509 603 627
Rank change year-on-year +94 +24 -30
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 35 51 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.091% 0.096% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.66% 0.71% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 12
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +15.52% +11.54%
10th Percentile £363 £226 £235
90th Percentile £550 £625 £530
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.05 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.11% -
UK median hourly rate - £44.38 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -1.37% +47.54%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,335 7,150 6,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.95% 13.49% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,349 4,339 3,739
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £241
90th Percentile £611 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 251 191
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -19.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.83 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -12.50%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Failover Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in the UK excluding London

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Failover Clustering in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Failover Clustering in the UK excluding London

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Failover Clustering in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK excluding London

Failover Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Failover Clustering in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Failover Clustering in the UK excluding London

Failover Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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
Midlands +56 9 £450 +18.03%
West Midlands +48 9 £450 +9.09%
Scotland - 9 £450 -
South West +24 8 £550 +10.00% 3
South East +57 4 £450 -21.74% 5
North of England +53 3 £550 +141.76% 2
North West +29 3 £550 +4.76%
East of England - 2 - - 1
Failover Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Failover Clustering.

1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 22 (62.86%) Windows Server
3 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
4 21 (60.00%) Clustering
4 21 (60.00%) Hyper-V
5 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
5 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
6 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
7 15 (42.86%) Dell
7 15 (42.86%) SQL
7 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (40.00%) DHCP
9 13 (37.14%) ITIL
9 13 (37.14%) SCVMM
9 13 (37.14%) PowerShell
9 13 (37.14%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (34.29%) Windows 10
10 12 (34.29%) Azure
10 12 (34.29%) SCCM
10 12 (34.29%) SCOM
11 11 (31.43%) DFS Replication
11 11 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (31.43%) WSUS
11 11 (31.43%) T-SQL
11 11 (31.43%) SharePoint
11 11 (31.43%) User Experience
11 11 (31.43%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (28.57%) ArcSight
12 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared

Failover Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 11 (31.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (14.29%) IIS
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Azure
2 9 (25.71%) AWS
3 6 (17.14%) Power Platform
4 4 (11.43%) Office 365
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) DHCP
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (14.29%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) LAN
3 4 (11.43%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) DMZ
4 3 (8.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.57%) VLAN
5 2 (5.71%) WebEx
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.86%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) Power BI
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.71%) SQLPlus
6 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.86%) MySQL
6 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.86%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Local Government
3 2 (5.71%) Arabic Language
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) Police
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) DBA
2 8 (22.86%) SQL DBA
3 6 (17.14%) Author
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Author
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (8.57%) Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Storage Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared DBA
Miscellaneous
1 21 (60.00%) Clustering
2 11 (31.43%) User Experience
3 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (8.57%) Replication
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows Server
3 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (34.29%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.57%) VMS
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Application Virtualisation
2 9 (25.71%) Data Protection
3 8 (22.86%) Business Continuity
4 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (20.00%) High Availability
4 7 (20.00%) Task Automation
5 5 (14.29%) Storage Management
6 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (11.43%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) Server Management
6 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
8 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
8 2 (5.71%) Data Mapping
8 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.71%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 13 (37.14%) PowerShell
3 11 (31.43%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (37.14%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (31.43%) DFS Replication
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (31.43%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (25.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (11.43%) XenApp
8 3 (8.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (5.71%) vSphere
10 1 (2.86%) Docker
10 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (37.14%) SCVMM
3 12 (34.29%) SCCM
3 12 (34.29%) SCOM
4 11 (31.43%) WSUS
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (25.71%) SCDPM
5 9 (25.71%) SCSM
6 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
6 3 (8.57%) SCOrch
6 3 (8.57%) vRealize
7 2 (5.71%) Data Guard
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (5.71%) Tivoli
7 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Foglight
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Dell
3 10 (28.57%) ArcSight
4 7 (20.00%) VMware
5 6 (17.14%) RedGate
6 4 (11.43%) Citrix
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle
7 3 (8.57%) EMC
7 3 (8.57%) EqualLogic
7 3 (8.57%) NetApp
7 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.71%) Canon
8 2 (5.71%) IBM
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco
9 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto