Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 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.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 544 602 586
Rank change year-on-year +58 -16 +31
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 74 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.15% 0.090% 0.063%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.11% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 38 17
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +11.11% +1.41%
10th Percentile £288 £321 £305
90th Percentile £595 £532 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.45 -
UK median hourly rate - £43.92 -

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 6,676 6,744 5,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.73% 12.70% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,175 4,078 3,172
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.59%
10th Percentile £258 £258 £225
90th Percentile £620 £575 £556
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 233 183
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.61 £10.84
90th Percentile £42.37 £47.00 £47.60
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.77% -1.54% -17.02%

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

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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

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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 24 June 2019.

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

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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 24 June 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
South East +43 28 £425 -16.26% 1
South West -4 17 £475 +22.58%
North of England +17 14 £363 -12.12%
Midlands +23 13 £405 +9.46%
North West +13 9 £363 -14.71%
West Midlands +6 8 £413 +11.49%
East Midlands +23 5 £350 -12.50%
North East - 4 £228 -
Wales +10 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +12 1 £450 +24.14%
East of England +1 1 £345 -27.37%
Failover Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 44 (59.46%) Windows
2 41 (55.41%) Clustering
3 36 (48.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 33 (44.59%) Hyper-V
5 28 (37.84%) Microsoft
6 27 (36.49%) VMware
7 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
7 26 (35.14%) SQL Server
8 24 (32.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 24 (32.43%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (32.43%) High Availability
8 24 (32.43%) Windows Server
9 23 (31.08%) Data Centre
9 23 (31.08%) DHCP
10 22 (29.73%) SQL
10 22 (29.73%) DNS
11 21 (28.38%) SCVMM
11 21 (28.38%) PowerShell
12 20 (27.03%) Security Cleared
12 20 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (25.68%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (25.68%) SCCM
13 19 (25.68%) Dell
13 19 (25.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (24.32%) ITIL
14 18 (24.32%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (22.97%) Firewall
16 16 (21.62%) Cisco
16 16 (21.62%) SCOM

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 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (25.68%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (14.86%) IaaS
4 9 (12.16%) Office 365
5 5 (6.76%) GitHub
6 4 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (5.41%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.08%) DHCP
2 22 (29.73%) DNS
3 17 (22.97%) Firewall
4 16 (21.62%) iSCSI
5 14 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (17.57%) VLAN
7 11 (14.86%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (14.86%) VSAN
8 8 (10.81%) VoIP
9 7 (9.46%) LAN
10 6 (8.11%) SAN
10 6 (8.11%) VPN
11 5 (6.76%) Wireless
12 4 (5.41%) BGP
12 4 (5.41%) HSRP
12 4 (5.41%) Multicast
13 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
13 3 (4.05%) WAN
14 2 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.76%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.05%) Riak
6 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 7
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.76%) JIRA
1 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.70%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.35%) GitLab
3 1 (1.35%) Hudson
3 1 (1.35%) Introscope
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Consultant
2 11 (14.86%) Technical Consultant
3 10 (13.51%) Administrator
3 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Senior Consultant
4 9 (12.16%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) DBA
6 7 (9.46%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) Network Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Production DBA
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Network Support
9 4 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.41%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Kafka
2 4 (5.41%) LDAP
3 2 (2.70%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.35%) JSON
4 1 (1.35%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (55.41%) Clustering
2 23 (31.08%) Data Centre
3 12 (16.22%) Replication
4 11 (14.86%) User Experience
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) AS400
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (59.46%) Windows
2 24 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (18.92%) Windows 10
5 6 (8.11%) Linux
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) High Availability
2 19 (25.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (24.32%) Capacity Planning
3 18 (24.32%) ITIL
4 12 (16.22%) Application Virtualisation
4 12 (16.22%) Data Protection
4 12 (16.22%) Problem Management
5 11 (14.86%) Patch Management
5 11 (14.86%) Server Monitoring
5 11 (14.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.46%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (6.76%) Capacity Management
9 5 (6.76%) Change Data Capture
9 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure as Code
9 5 (6.76%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (6.76%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) SQL
2 21 (28.38%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.41%) Perl
5 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.05%) VBScript
6 2 (2.70%) ABAP
6 2 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.22%) DV Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) CCNA
3 9 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.41%) CCNP
7 4 (5.41%) MCITP
7 4 (5.41%) MCSA
7 4 (5.41%) MCSE
7 4 (5.41%) VCP6
8 3 (4.05%) Degree
9 2 (2.70%) MCP
9 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (1.35%) GNVQ
10 1 (1.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (44.59%) Hyper-V
2 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 24 (32.43%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (21.62%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (18.92%) vSphere
7 12 (16.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (14.86%) DFS Replication
8 11 (14.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (14.86%) NFS
8 11 (14.86%) VMware NSX
8 11 (14.86%) XenApp
8 11 (14.86%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.35%) Firmware
9 1 (1.35%) vCloud
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (48.65%) Microsoft Clustering
2 21 (28.38%) SCVMM
3 19 (25.68%) SCCM
4 16 (21.62%) SCOM
5 13 (17.57%) WSUS
6 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 12 (16.22%) vCenter Server
7 11 (14.86%) SCDPM
7 11 (14.86%) SCSM
7 11 (14.86%) vRealize
7 11 (14.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 6 (8.11%) Ansible
9 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (6.76%) Puppet
10 4 (5.41%) FortiGate
10 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
10 4 (5.41%) PaperCut
10 4 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
11 1 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.49%) VMware
3 19 (25.68%) Dell
4 16 (21.62%) Cisco
5 14 (18.92%) Citrix
6 12 (16.22%) EMC
7 8 (10.81%) Oracle
8 6 (8.11%) Dell Compellent
8 6 (8.11%) Juniper
9 4 (5.41%) CommVault
9 4 (5.41%) Google
9 4 (5.41%) Polycom
9 4 (5.41%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.41%) WatchGuard
10 3 (4.05%) NetApp
10 3 (4.05%) SAP
10 3 (4.05%) SonicWALL
10 3 (4.05%) Veeam
11 1 (1.35%) Meraki
11 1 (1.35%) Nimble Storage