Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 826 784 758
Rank change year-on-year -42 -26 +25
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 42 66 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.36% 0.64% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 43 57
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.37% +6.80%
10th Percentile £285 £285 £231
90th Percentile £500 £613 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year - -18.75% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% -39.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -

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 11,745 10,246 9,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.76% 10.76% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,966 6,607 5,933
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 256 320
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.28 £48.29 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -1.32% -9.52%

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 18 February 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
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 18 February 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 -40 42 £400 +6.67% 21
London -40 23 £400 -15.79% 7
UK excluding London -22 19 £325 - 15
South East -19 11 £475 -11.21% 9
North of England +29 4 £278 -14.62% 3
North West +13 3 £278 -14.62% 1
Midlands +10 3 £400 +45.45% 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £400 +45.45% 1
East of England -24 1 £120 -72.57%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 29 (69.05%) Clustering
3 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 20 (47.62%) DNS
4 20 (47.62%) High Availability
5 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
6 18 (42.86%) DHCP
7 17 (40.48%) Linux
7 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
7 17 (40.48%) VMware
8 16 (38.10%) Citrix
8 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (30.95%) Dell
10 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (28.57%) Office 365
12 11 (26.19%) PowerShell
12 11 (26.19%) Ivanti
12 11 (26.19%) DFS Replication
12 11 (26.19%) SQL
12 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
13 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (23.81%) XenApp
13 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
14 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (19.05%) Business Continuity
15 8 (19.05%) IBM

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 3 (7.14%) JBoss
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.38%) SAP EP
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Office 365
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.14%) Amazon S3
4 3 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (7.14%) Serverless
5 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.76%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 2 (4.76%) SaaS
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (2.38%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) DNS
2 18 (42.86%) DHCP
3 7 (16.67%) SAN
3 7 (16.67%) VLAN
4 5 (11.90%) SNMP
5 4 (9.52%) VPN
6 2 (4.76%) 3G
6 2 (4.76%) BGP
6 2 (4.76%) FCAPS
6 2 (4.76%) HSRP
6 2 (4.76%) IKE
6 2 (4.76%) IPsec
6 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
6 2 (4.76%) LTE
6 2 (4.76%) MPLS
6 2 (4.76%) NAS
6 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.76%) OSPF
6 2 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (4.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.90%) MySQL
3 5 (11.90%) Power BI
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (9.52%) Data Lake
5 3 (7.14%) HDInsight
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) Big Data
7 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.38%) Hudson
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Server Specialist
2 6 (14.29%) Administrator
2 6 (14.29%) Server Support
2 6 (14.29%) Server Support Specialist
2 6 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 5 (11.90%) DBA
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Server Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Support
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Azure Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) JSON
1 3 (7.14%) REST
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.38%) LINQ
2 1 (2.38%) NHibernate
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 29 (69.05%) Clustering
2 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) CESG
4 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.38%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (2.38%) HACMP
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 17 (40.48%) Linux
4 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 6 (14.29%) Unix
8 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) High Availability
2 9 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (19.05%) Business Continuity
3 8 (19.05%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (16.67%) ITIL
5 6 (14.29%) Change Management
5 6 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
5 6 (14.29%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 6 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.14%) Analytics
8 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.76%) DevOps
8 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) PowerShell
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) Ruby
3 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) MCSE
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) Novell Certification
5 1 (2.38%) CCA
5 1 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.38%) MCITP
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
5 1 (2.38%) VCP5
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (26.19%) DFS Replication
4 10 (23.81%) XenApp
5 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.14%) vSphere
6 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.38%) SRDF
8 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (7.14%) PowerCLI
1 3 (7.14%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (40.48%) VMware
3 16 (38.10%) Citrix
4 13 (30.95%) Dell
5 11 (26.19%) Ivanti
6 8 (19.05%) IBM
7 7 (16.67%) EqualLogic
7 7 (16.67%) HP
8 6 (14.29%) Sun
9 5 (11.90%) EMC
10 4 (9.52%) Cisco
10 4 (9.52%) CommVault
10 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
11 3 (7.14%) Dell Compellent
11 3 (7.14%) Juniper
11 3 (7.14%) Veritas
12 2 (4.76%) 3PAR
12 2 (4.76%) Infoblox
12 2 (4.76%) NetApp
12 2 (4.76%) Remedy