Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 788 794
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 +7
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 78 58 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.064% 0.098%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.60% 0.58% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 70
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +6.38%
10th Percentile £311 £307 £293
90th Percentile £530 £613 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £355
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
UK median hourly rate £43.92 - £27.50
10th Percentile £25.13 - £15.15
90th Percentile £47.83 - £40.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 - £12.50

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 13,070 9,918 11,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.06% 10.88% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,672 6,543 7,345
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 225 280
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.39% +14.83%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.11
% change year-on-year - -27.40% +19.42%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 13 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 21 June 2018. 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 -30 77 £400 +4.92% 25
UK excluding London +13 45 £400 +11.11% 15
London -29 33 £400 -21.95% 11
South East -8 15 £508 -11.74% 4
Midlands -1 13 £370 -7.50% 3
West Midlands 0 12 £370 -7.50% 3
North of England -38 11 £425 +37.10% 5
North West -15 10 £425 +37.10% 3
East of England +4 4 £475 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £400 -
Wales -5 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £388 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 41 (52.56%) SQL Server
2 41 (52.56%) Clustering
3 36 (46.15%) High Availability
3 36 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 35 (44.87%) PowerShell
4 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
5 33 (42.31%) Active Directory
6 30 (38.46%) SQL
7 29 (37.18%) Hyper-V
8 22 (28.21%) VMware
9 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (25.64%) DNS
9 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Clustering
10 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (23.08%) DHCP
12 17 (21.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (20.51%) Replication
13 16 (20.51%) Virtual Machines
14 15 (19.23%) Linux
14 15 (19.23%) ITIL
15 13 (16.67%) Oracle
15 13 (16.67%) Citrix
15 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
16 12 (15.38%) Dell
16 12 (15.38%) MySQL

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 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.41%) IIS
4 4 (5.13%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.13%) SAS
5 3 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.85%) JBoss
5 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.28%) Apache
6 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.28%) Confluence
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.28%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.82%) Azure Data Factory
3 8 (10.26%) PaaS
4 7 (8.97%) IaaS
4 7 (8.97%) SaaS
5 6 (7.69%) Mimecast
5 6 (7.69%) Office 365
6 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (5.13%) Amazon S3
6 4 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (5.13%) Serverless
7 3 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.85%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) DNS
2 18 (23.08%) DHCP
3 9 (11.54%) SAN
3 9 (11.54%) SNMP
4 7 (8.97%) NetScaler
5 6 (7.69%) Firewall
6 5 (6.41%) Internet
7 4 (5.13%) Skype
8 2 (2.56%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.56%) VLAN
8 2 (2.56%) VPN
9 1 (1.28%) BGP
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.28%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.28%) FCAPS
9 1 (1.28%) IKE
9 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.28%) LTE
9 1 (1.28%) SSL
9 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (52.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (15.38%) MySQL
5 11 (14.10%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (14.10%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
8 8 (10.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (10.26%) Power BI
9 7 (8.97%) MongoDB
9 7 (8.97%) Riak
9 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (5.13%) Data Lake
11 4 (5.13%) DB2
12 3 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (3.85%) HDInsight
12 3 (3.85%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
1 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.28%) Hudson
3 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) DBA
2 12 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 10 (12.82%) Administrator
4 9 (11.54%) Architect
5 8 (10.26%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Production DBA
6 7 (8.97%) Azure Architect
6 7 (8.97%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Server Specialist
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) JSON
2 7 (8.97%) REST
2 7 (8.97%) Web Services
3 3 (3.85%) XML
3 3 (3.85%) XSD
3 3 (3.85%) XSL
4 2 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.28%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.28%) Flash
5 1 (1.28%) LINQ
5 1 (1.28%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.28%) Swagger
5 1 (1.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 41 (52.56%) Clustering
2 16 (20.51%) Replication
3 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.85%) NHS
6 3 (3.85%) PKI
7 2 (2.56%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.56%) RIA
7 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.56%) User Experience
8 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 36 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (19.23%) Linux
5 8 (10.26%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.13%) Unix
8 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.15%) High Availability
2 17 (21.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (19.23%) ITIL
5 12 (15.38%) Database Security
5 12 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
6 11 (14.10%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (12.82%) Analytics
8 9 (11.54%) DevOps
9 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.26%) Application Packaging
10 7 (8.97%) Change Management
10 7 (8.97%) Migration
10 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (8.97%) Project Management
11 6 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
11 6 (7.69%) Problem Management
12 5 (6.41%) Data Protection
12 5 (6.41%) Database Tuning
12 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.87%) PowerShell
2 30 (38.46%) SQL
3 7 (8.97%) C#
4 3 (3.85%) C
4 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.85%) Python
4 3 (3.85%) Ruby
5 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.28%) Java
6 1 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.13%) CCDP
4 4 (5.13%) CCNP
4 4 (5.13%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (5.13%) CISM
4 4 (5.13%) CISSP
4 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.56%) Degree
6 2 (2.56%) MCITP
6 2 (2.56%) MCSA
7 1 (1.28%) CCIE
7 1 (1.28%) CCNA
7 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
7 1 (1.28%) MCTS
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) HL7
3 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.56%) GDPR
3 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 29 (37.18%) Hyper-V
3 16 (20.51%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (14.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (14.10%) XenApp
6 9 (11.54%) vSphere
7 6 (7.69%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (12.82%) vCenter Server
3 8 (10.26%) PowerCLI
3 8 (10.26%) SCCM
4 7 (8.97%) SCOM
5 6 (7.69%) SCVMM
6 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (5.13%) WSUS
8 3 (3.85%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.85%) SCOrch
8 3 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
9 2 (2.56%) Perfmon
9 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (2.56%) SCDPM
9 2 (2.56%) SCSM
10 1 (1.28%) Nagios
10 1 (1.28%) OpenView
10 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.21%) VMware
3 13 (16.67%) Citrix
3 13 (16.67%) Oracle
4 12 (15.38%) Dell
5 11 (14.10%) EMC
6 10 (12.82%) Cisco
6 10 (12.82%) HP
7 8 (10.26%) Dell Compellent
7 8 (10.26%) Juniper
8 6 (7.69%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.13%) Informatica
10 4 (5.13%) Ivanti
10 4 (5.13%) NetApp
11 3 (3.85%) InterSystems
11 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.56%) CommVault
12 2 (2.56%) IBM
12 2 (2.56%) Sun