Period
to 26 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 November 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
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 554 754 818
Rank change year-on-year +200 +64 +42
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 13 44 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.053% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 40
Median daily rate £369 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £300 £350 £262
90th Percentile £480 £508 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +15.22% +7.33% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £61.00 £44.56 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.91% +5.42% +48.30%
10th Percentile £60.50 £39.98 £25.13
90th Percentile £61.50 £47.25 £47.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.00 - £42.27

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,961 12,007 14,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.26% 14.54% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,729 8,094 10,043
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £668 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 318 392
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £58.25 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.11% +2.86% +11.25%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Failover Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Failover Clustering.

Daily rate trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Failover Clustering.

Hourly rate trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 26 November 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
England +235 9 £464 +14.51% 8
UK excluding London +206 7 £464 +15.22% 6
South East +169 5 £490 +30.67% 1
Work from Home -138 4 £300 -25.00%
South West +82 2 £438 +8.02% 1
London +154 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 with a requirement for Failover Clustering.

1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) High Availability
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) AWS
3 5 (38.46%) Clustering
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) SCOM
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) vSphere
4 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) Linux-HA
5 3 (23.08%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) WSUS
5 3 (23.08%) Dell
5 3 (23.08%) DB2
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Clustering

Failover Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon S3
2 2 (15.38%) Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Power Platform
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) Kerberos
3 2 (15.38%) VSAN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) SMTP
4 1 (7.69%) SNMP
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) VXLAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.69%) MariaDB
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) Power BI
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) AWS Architect
2 2 (15.38%) DB2 DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior VMware Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Tools Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Architect
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (7.69%) FlexPod
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Replication
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) High Availability
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Change Data Capture
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Microservices
5 1 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Power Management
5 1 (7.69%) Server Building
5 1 (7.69%) Server Management
5 1 (7.69%) Storage Management
5 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) VCAP
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (30.77%) vSphere
4 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (15.38%) VMware NSX
6 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
6 1 (7.69%) Docker
6 1 (7.69%) Firmware
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
6 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (7.69%) XenApp
6 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
2 3 (23.08%) Linux-HA
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) vCenter Server
2 3 (23.08%) WSUS
3 2 (15.38%) Ansible
3 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
3 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 2 (15.38%) vMotion
4 1 (7.69%) Kibana
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (7.69%) Pacemaker
4 1 (7.69%) Puppet
4 1 (7.69%) Salt
4 1 (7.69%) SCDPM
4 1 (7.69%) SCSM
4 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
4 1 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) Informatica
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) SaltStack
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) UiPath
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas