Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 799 782
Rank change year-on-year -43 -17 +12
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 35 82 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.078% 0.093%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.30% 0.71% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 62 50
UK median daily rate £329 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.81% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £174 £294 £300
90th Percentile £500 £546 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £325 £425
% change year-on-year +1.15% -23.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £40.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.75% +48.15% -
10th Percentile £14.80 £19.90 £20.00
90th Percentile £46.20 £46.50 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -32.94% +66.67% -

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 11669 11566 9740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.04% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7896 7382 5953
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 268 334
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.98 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.13 £19.03
% change year-on-year -27.68% +16.26% -5.13%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 11 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 November 2017. 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 34 £329 -19.33% 12
UK excluding London -9 21 £329 +1.15% 8
London -40 13 £328 -31.05% 4
North of England +58 10 £298 -8.46% 2
North West +25 6 £320 -1.54% 1
South East -6 5 £338 -3.57% 2
West Midlands +24 4 £500 -
Midlands +19 4 £500 +119.78% 3
North East +67 3 £275 -16.67%
East of England -8 2 £120 -70.00% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Failover Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Failover Clustering.

1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows Server
3 21 (60.00%) SQL
4 19 (54.29%) Clustering
5 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
6 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
7 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
8 10 (28.57%) High Availability
8 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (22.86%) VMware
10 8 (22.86%) DNS
10 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
10 8 (22.86%) Office 365
11 7 (20.00%) SCOM
11 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
11 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 7 (20.00%) HP
11 7 (20.00%) Dell
11 7 (20.00%) SAN
12 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (17.14%) Migration
12 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (17.14%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (14.29%) Skype

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 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) NetWeaver
6 1 (2.86%) SAP EP
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (22.86%) Office 365
3 5 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (14.29%) PaaS
4 2 (5.71%) G Suite
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.86%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
2 7 (20.00%) SAN
3 5 (14.29%) DHCP
3 5 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (14.29%) Skype
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) VLAN
5 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.57%) VPN
5 3 (8.57%) Wireless
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.71%) LAN
6 2 (5.71%) WAN
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.86%) HSRP
7 1 (2.86%) LTE
7 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.86%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (17.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (8.57%) MySQL
5 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
5 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (5.71%) SAP HANA
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.86%) HDInsight
7 1 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (2.86%) Banking
1 1 (2.86%) Electronics
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Local Government
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) DBA
2 9 (25.71%) Consultant
2 9 (25.71%) SQL DBA
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Administrator
4 5 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Office 365 Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Server Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Technical Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.71%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.86%) OAuth
2 1 (2.86%) SAML
2 1 (2.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) BYOD
3 2 (5.71%) HP Storage
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.86%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) HACMP
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows Server
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Unix
6 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.71%) Android
7 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) High Availability
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.43%) ETL
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.71%) Data Encryption
6 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
6 2 (5.71%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (5.71%) Database Tuning
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Optimisation
6 2 (5.71%) Web Filtering
7 1 (2.86%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) ABAP
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) MCSE
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MCSA
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) MCITP
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) CCA
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) MCSD
4 1 (2.86%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
5 2 (5.71%) XenApp
5 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) SRDF
6 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCOM
2 5 (14.29%) SCCM
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.71%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.86%) Perfmon
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 7 (20.00%) Dell
3 7 (20.00%) HP
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Mercator
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
5 4 (11.43%) EqualLogic
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) Sophos
6 3 (8.57%) Veritas
7 2 (5.71%) Apple
7 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.71%) EMC
7 2 (5.71%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 2 (5.71%) JD Edwards
7 2 (5.71%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (5.71%) SAP