Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 564 758 827
Rank change year-on-year +194 +69 -36
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 49 91 70
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.069%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.71% 0.68% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 82 51
Median daily rate £460 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £394 £300 £350
90th Percentile £550 £625 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £419
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49% +16.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £47.83 - £45.17
10th Percentile £46.17 - £40.72
90th Percentile £58.77 - £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.00 - -

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 6,868 13,394 13,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.78% 14.74% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,482 8,903 8,761
Median daily rate £500 £500 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.15% +5.67%
10th Percentile £285 £310 £275
90th Percentile £675 £674 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 337 314
Median hourly rate £23.35 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.73% +5.26% -18.72%
10th Percentile £13.05 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.63 £49.70 £50.00
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% +2.94% -15.00%

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 30 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 12 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 30 May 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 +176 42 £469 -1.32% 5
UK excluding London +151 39 £450 +5.88% 5
South East +126 14 £450 +5.88%
London +169 9 £540 +5.37%
South West +49 8 £545 +14.74%
Scotland - 7 £454 -
Midlands +87 5 £450 +18.03% 3
West Midlands +69 5 £450 +9.09% 3
North of England +85 3 £550 +51.72% 1
North West +52 3 £550 +51.72% 1
East of England +61 2 - - 1
Work from Home - 2 £489 -

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 39 (79.59%) Windows
2 35 (71.43%) Clustering
3 32 (65.31%) Windows Server
3 32 (65.31%) Microsoft Clustering
4 31 (63.27%) Hyper-V
5 30 (61.22%) Active Directory
6 26 (53.06%) PowerShell
7 25 (51.02%) DHCP
7 25 (51.02%) Azure
8 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
8 24 (48.98%) VMware
9 23 (46.94%) High Availability
10 21 (42.86%) DNS
11 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2016
12 19 (38.78%) Security Cleared
12 19 (38.78%) SCOM
13 17 (34.69%) Dell
14 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
15 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (28.57%) AWS
16 14 (28.57%) ITIL
16 14 (28.57%) SQL
17 13 (26.53%) SCCM
17 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2019
17 13 (26.53%) Virtual Machines
18 12 (24.49%) VMware ESXi
18 12 (24.49%) WAN
18 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
19 11 (22.45%) SNMP

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 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.08%) Apache
4 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.04%) Confluence
5 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (51.02%) Azure
2 14 (28.57%) AWS
3 7 (14.29%) Power Platform
4 6 (12.24%) Office 365
5 3 (6.12%) SaaS
6 2 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) DHCP
2 21 (42.86%) DNS
3 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
3 12 (24.49%) WAN
4 11 (22.45%) SNMP
5 9 (18.37%) SMTP
6 7 (14.29%) SAN
7 5 (10.20%) VLAN
8 3 (6.12%) DMZ
8 3 (6.12%) iSCSI
8 3 (6.12%) Kerberos
8 3 (6.12%) LAN
8 3 (6.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (4.08%) Firewall
9 2 (4.08%) WebEx
10 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.04%) Network Security
10 1 (2.04%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) Power BI
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (4.08%) SQLPlus
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 8 (16.33%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.12%) Local Government
3 2 (4.08%) Arabic Language
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Police
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Administrator
2 6 (12.24%) DBA
3 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Software Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) SQL DBA
3 5 (10.20%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Author
4 4 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Author
5 3 (6.12%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.12%) Storage Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) LDAP
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 35 (71.43%) Clustering
2 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
3 9 (18.37%) User Experience
4 6 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.08%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (79.59%) Windows
2 32 (65.31%) Windows Server
3 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2016
4 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (22.45%) Windows 10
6 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.20%) Linux
7 5 (10.20%) VMS
8 3 (6.12%) Unix
8 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) High Availability
2 14 (28.57%) ITIL
3 8 (16.33%) Application Virtualisation
3 8 (16.33%) Business Continuity
3 8 (16.33%) Data Protection
4 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (14.29%) Task Automation
5 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (12.24%) Server Management
6 5 (10.20%) DevOps
6 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.20%) Storage Management
7 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.12%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (6.12%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) PowerShell
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (38.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.37%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.04%) MCSA
6 1 (2.04%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (4.08%) GDPR
1 2 (4.08%) HIPAA
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) Hyper-V
2 30 (61.22%) Active Directory
3 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (26.53%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (24.49%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (22.45%) DFS Replication
7 10 (20.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (18.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (10.20%) XenApp
10 3 (6.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (6.12%) vSphere
11 2 (4.08%) Firmware
11 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
12 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
12 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
12 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (65.31%) Microsoft Clustering
2 19 (38.78%) SCOM
3 13 (26.53%) SCCM
4 11 (22.45%) SCVMM
5 9 (18.37%) WSUS
6 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 8 (16.33%) SCDPM
6 8 (16.33%) SCSM
7 7 (14.29%) vCenter Server
8 6 (12.24%) PowerCLI
9 5 (10.20%) Ansible
10 3 (6.12%) Nagios
10 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
10 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (6.12%) Puppet
10 3 (6.12%) SCOrch
10 3 (6.12%) vRealize
11 2 (4.08%) Data Guard
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
1 24 (48.98%) VMware
2 17 (34.69%) Dell
3 9 (18.37%) ArcSight
4 7 (14.29%) EMC
5 6 (12.24%) RedGate
6 5 (10.20%) Citrix
6 5 (10.20%) EqualLogic
6 5 (10.20%) NetApp
7 4 (8.16%) HP
7 4 (8.16%) Oracle
8 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.12%) Splunk
9 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.08%) Canon
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco
9 2 (4.08%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (4.08%) Juniper
10 1 (2.04%) Automation Anywhere
10 1 (2.04%) UiPath