Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 791 816
Rank change year-on-year -15 +25 -13
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 53 98 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.092% 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.49% 0.83% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 76 40
UK median daily rate £380 £381 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% -15.28% +9.09%
10th Percentile £244 £299 £298
90th Percentile £548 £505 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -4.62% -23.53% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.75% +3.90% -
10th Percentile £14.80 £17.30 £20.00
90th Percentile £46.20 £43.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -

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 10874 11784 9616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.02% 11.01% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7215 7557 5941
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +6.41% +6.85% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 344
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £26.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -34.38% +31.29% +0.62%

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 19 September 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 19 September 2017.

Contractor 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 19 September 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 +2 51 £360 -10.00% 4
UK excluding London +22 32 £310 -4.62% 4
North of England +91 20 £305 -6.15%
London -27 20 £513 +7.89%
North West +41 16 £305 -6.15%
Midlands +26 6 £500 +98.02%
West Midlands +32 5 £500 -
North East +74 4 £293 -11.36%
South East +9 4 £338 -20.59% 3
Wales -5 1 £475 +38.18%
East Midlands -7 1 - -
East of England -13 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) SQL
3 31 (58.49%) SQL Server
4 26 (49.06%) Clustering
5 25 (47.17%) Windows Server
6 19 (35.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
7 18 (33.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
9 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (30.19%) VMware
10 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
10 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (28.30%) High Availability
11 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (22.64%) Hyper-V
14 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (18.87%) SCOM
15 10 (18.87%) Office 365
15 10 (18.87%) Database Mirroring
16 9 (16.98%) Migration
16 9 (16.98%) Linux
16 9 (16.98%) DTS
17 8 (15.09%) DNS
17 8 (15.09%) Dell
17 8 (15.09%) Citrix

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 (15.09%) Skype for Business
2 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.77%) IIS
7 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.87%) Office 365
3 5 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (9.43%) PaaS
4 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.77%) G Suite
5 2 (3.77%) IaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.89%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (1.89%) SaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) DNS
1 8 (15.09%) SAN
2 6 (11.32%) DHCP
2 6 (11.32%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) Skype
3 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.55%) VLAN
5 3 (5.66%) LAN
5 3 (5.66%) WAN
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.77%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.77%) VoIP
6 2 (3.77%) Wireless
7 1 (1.89%) DMZ
7 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (58.49%) SQL Server
2 18 (33.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (16.98%) DTS
7 6 (11.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
9 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (3.77%) MySQL
10 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
10 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
10 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (7.55%) Banking
1 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Consultant
2 11 (20.75%) DBA
3 10 (18.87%) SQL DBA
4 7 (13.21%) Server Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Consultant
5 6 (11.32%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Administrator
6 5 (9.43%) Azure Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Office 365 Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.77%) WAP
2 1 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.89%) OAuth
2 1 (1.89%) SAML
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 26 (49.06%) Clustering
2 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.32%) Replication
4 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) BYOD
5 2 (3.77%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) CESG
6 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.89%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 25 (47.17%) Windows Server
3 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (16.98%) Linux
6 5 (9.43%) Unix
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.77%) Android
9 1 (1.89%) AIX
9 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) High Availability
2 10 (18.87%) Database Mirroring
3 9 (16.98%) Migration
4 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.55%) ETL
7 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.66%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Optimisation
8 2 (3.77%) Database Optimisation
8 2 (3.77%) DevOps
8 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (3.77%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (3.77%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) SQL
2 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.55%) Python
4 4 (7.55%) Ruby
5 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) MCSE
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.66%) MCSA
4 2 (3.77%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) MCITP
4 2 (3.77%) MCSD
4 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.89%) CCA
5 1 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (22.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (13.21%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (11.32%) XenApp
6 5 (9.43%) vSphere
6 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
7 4 (7.55%) SRDF
8 3 (5.66%) GFS2
8 3 (5.66%) GlusterFS
8 3 (5.66%) OCFS2
8 3 (5.66%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.89%) LXC
10 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (18.87%) SCOM
3 8 (15.09%) SCCM
4 4 (7.55%) Ansible
4 4 (7.55%) PowerCLI
4 4 (7.55%) Puppet
5 3 (5.66%) CFEngine
5 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.66%) SELinux
6 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.77%) SmoothWall
6 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.77%) WSUS
7 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.89%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.19%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) Citrix
3 8 (15.09%) Dell
4 6 (11.32%) EMC
4 6 (11.32%) HP
4 6 (11.32%) Veritas
5 5 (9.43%) Mercator
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 4 (7.55%) EqualLogic
6 4 (7.55%) NetApp
6 4 (7.55%) Sophos
7 3 (5.66%) Apple
7 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.77%) IBM
8 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
8 2 (3.77%) McAfee
8 2 (3.77%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (3.77%) Symantec