Period
to 19 September 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 776 811 833
Rank change year-on-year +35 +22 -18
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 66 84 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.081% 0.054%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.50% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 22
UK median daily rate £390 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% -0.33%
10th Percentile £318 £308 £244
90th Percentile £500 £532 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £389 £310
% change year-on-year +0.96% +25.40% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
UK median hourly rate £44.56 £42.27 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +48.30% -28.75%
10th Percentile £39.98 £25.04 £14.80
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.66 £46.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.27 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +48.30% +8.57%

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 13,137 14,167 11,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 13.74% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,833 9,519 7,479
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
10th Percentile £284 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 383 265
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.10% +3.89% -28.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.05 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.60 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year +14.29% +0.63% -35.59%

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 2019.

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
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 19 September 2019. 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 +58 60 £390 -2.50% 12
UK excluding London +46 58 £393 +0.96% 10
South West +10 23 £475 +26.67% 2
South East +33 15 £375 -27.88% 3
North of England +17 8 £363 -12.12% 5
North West +15 8 £363 -14.71% 3
London +29 7 £375 -6.25% 2
Midlands +21 6 £405 +9.46%
West Midlands +27 4 £450 +21.62%
Scotland - 4 £375 -
Wales +24 2 £425 +17.24%
East Midlands +20 2 £278 -17.78%
East of England +21 1 £345 -27.37%

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 50 (75.76%) Windows
2 45 (68.18%) Clustering
3 37 (56.06%) Hyper-V
4 34 (51.52%) Windows Server
5 33 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 28 (42.42%) Security Cleared
8 26 (39.39%) ITIL
9 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
9 25 (37.88%) SCVMM
10 24 (36.36%) DHCP
11 23 (34.85%) SCCM
11 23 (34.85%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (34.85%) Data Centre
12 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (31.82%) PowerShell
14 20 (30.30%) High Availability
14 20 (30.30%) SQL Server
15 19 (28.79%) SQL
15 19 (28.79%) SCOM
15 19 (28.79%) Virtual Machines
16 16 (24.24%) Windows 10
16 16 (24.24%) VMware
16 16 (24.24%) DV Cleared
17 15 (22.73%) Data Protection
17 15 (22.73%) WSUS
17 15 (22.73%) DFS Replication
17 15 (22.73%) User Experience
17 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 15 (22.73%) Application Virtualisation

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 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.15%) Azure
2 8 (12.12%) Office 365
3 7 (10.61%) AWS
4 4 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (6.06%) Google Analytics
5 3 (4.55%) GitHub
6 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.52%) IaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.36%) DHCP
2 12 (18.18%) DNS
2 12 (18.18%) Firewall
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (12.12%) SAN
4 8 (12.12%) VoIP
5 7 (10.61%) iSCSI
5 7 (10.61%) VPN
6 6 (9.09%) Wireless
7 4 (6.06%) BGP
7 4 (6.06%) HSRP
7 4 (6.06%) Multicast
8 3 (4.55%) LAN
8 3 (4.55%) Network Security
8 3 (4.55%) SNMP
8 3 (4.55%) VLAN
8 3 (4.55%) WAN
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.03%) Internet
9 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.06%) MySQL
4 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.52%) Power BI
7 1 (1.52%) Riak
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) JIRA
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.03%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.52%) GitLab
4 1 (1.52%) Hudson
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Administrator
2 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) DBA
4 7 (10.61%) Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) SQL DBA
4 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.61%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Network Support
6 5 (7.58%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) LDAP
2 3 (4.55%) Kafka
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) LAMP
3 1 (1.52%) Middleware
3 1 (1.52%) Node.js
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (68.18%) Clustering
2 23 (34.85%) Data Centre
3 15 (22.73%) User Experience
4 13 (19.70%) Replication
5 3 (4.55%) PKI
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) AS400
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (75.76%) Windows
2 34 (51.52%) Windows Server
3 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (24.24%) Windows 10
5 7 (10.61%) Linux
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.52%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.52%) CentOS
8 1 (1.52%) HPUX
8 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Unix
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (39.39%) ITIL
2 20 (30.30%) High Availability
3 15 (22.73%) Application Virtualisation
3 15 (22.73%) Data Protection
4 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (10.61%) Migration
6 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (9.09%) Storage Management
7 5 (7.58%) Change Management
7 5 (7.58%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.06%) Analytics
8 4 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.06%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.06%) Patch Management
8 4 (6.06%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 19 (28.79%) SQL
3 8 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.55%) VBScript
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (1.52%) C#
6 1 (1.52%) Java
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 16 (24.24%) DV Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (13.64%) CCNA
4 9 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (6.06%) CCNP
7 4 (6.06%) Degree
7 4 (6.06%) MCITP
7 4 (6.06%) MCSA
7 4 (6.06%) MCSE
7 4 (6.06%) VCP6
8 1 (1.52%) GNVQ
8 1 (1.52%) MCP
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 37 (56.06%) Hyper-V
2 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 23 (34.85%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (28.79%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (22.73%) DFS Replication
5 15 (22.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (21.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (10.61%) vSphere
9 2 (3.03%) NFS
9 2 (3.03%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.52%) BIND 9
10 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 25 (37.88%) SCVMM
3 23 (34.85%) SCCM
4 19 (28.79%) SCOM
5 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 15 (22.73%) WSUS
6 14 (21.21%) SCDPM
6 14 (21.21%) SCSM
7 5 (7.58%) vCenter Server
8 4 (6.06%) FortiGate
8 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
8 4 (6.06%) PaperCut
8 4 (6.06%) PowerCLI
8 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (4.55%) Ansible
9 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (4.55%) Puppet
9 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
9 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.24%) VMware
3 14 (21.21%) Dell
4 12 (18.18%) Cisco
5 9 (13.64%) Dell Compellent
5 9 (13.64%) Juniper
6 7 (10.61%) Oracle
7 4 (6.06%) CommVault
7 4 (6.06%) EMC
7 4 (6.06%) Google
7 4 (6.06%) IBM
7 4 (6.06%) Polycom
7 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.06%) WatchGuard
8 3 (4.55%) ArcSight
8 3 (4.55%) NetApp
8 3 (4.55%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.52%) Apple
10 1 (1.52%) HP