Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 710 742 804
Rank change year-on-year +32 +62 -76
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 101 160 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.091%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.83% 1.07% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 123 43
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £356 £224 £300
90th Percentile £558 £498 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £373 £400
% change year-on-year +14.09% -6.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

Microsoft 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 12,204 14,977 12,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.39% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,237 10,111 8,137
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 390 289
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.25 £10.91
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.43% +9.38% -36.00%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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 +32 95 £450 +22.87% 25
UK excluding London +37 65 £425 +14.09% 25
London +59 30 £481 +30.51% 5
South West +5 23 £425 +30.77% 1
South East +38 19 £425 +11.48% 6
North of England +12 14 £375 - 6
North West +16 9 £388 +6.90% 5
West Midlands +32 6 £450 +29.50% 3
Midlands +24 6 £450 +29.50% 3
North East +10 4 £375 - 1
East of England +33 3 £375 -28.57% 4
Scotland +28 1 £351 -36.27% 1
Yorkshire +26 1 £453 +20.67%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering.

1 99 (98.02%) Windows
2 91 (90.10%) Clustering
3 63 (62.38%) Windows Server
4 59 (58.42%) Active Directory
5 53 (52.48%) Microsoft
6 52 (51.49%) Hyper-V
7 43 (42.57%) SQL Server
8 42 (41.58%) PowerShell
9 39 (38.61%) VMware
10 38 (37.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 36 (35.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (35.64%) DHCP
12 34 (33.66%) SQL
12 34 (33.66%) Virtual Machines
13 33 (32.67%) SCCM
14 31 (30.69%) ITIL
15 30 (29.70%) Azure
16 29 (28.71%) Failover Clustering
17 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (27.72%) SAN
18 26 (25.74%) DNS
18 26 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (25.74%) SCOM
19 24 (23.76%) Data Protection
19 24 (23.76%) WSUS
20 20 (19.80%) DFS Replication
20 20 (19.80%) Oracle
20 20 (19.80%) Linux
20 20 (19.80%) Data Centre
21 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

Microsoft 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 16 (15.84%) SharePoint
2 15 (14.85%) IIS
3 12 (11.88%) MS Exchange
4 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.90%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.99%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.70%) Azure
2 19 (18.81%) Office 365
3 18 (17.82%) IaaS
4 10 (9.90%) PaaS
5 7 (6.93%) AWS
5 7 (6.93%) GCP
6 3 (2.97%) GitHub
7 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.98%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.99%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 36 (35.64%) DHCP
2 28 (27.72%) SAN
3 26 (25.74%) DNS
4 13 (12.87%) iSCSI
5 12 (11.88%) Firewall
6 10 (9.90%) NAS
7 6 (5.94%) Internet
7 6 (5.94%) VPN
8 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.97%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.98%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.98%) Skype
9 2 (1.98%) SSL
9 2 (1.98%) VoIP
10 1 (0.99%) LAN
10 1 (0.99%) VLAN
10 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (42.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.88%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (9.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.97%) Big Data
9 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.98%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.99%) Riak
10 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 7
10 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) GitLab
1 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.97%) MSI
1 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (2.97%) WiX
2 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.99%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
3 1 (0.99%) Maven
3 1 (0.99%) Selenium
3 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) French Language
3 3 (2.97%) German Language
3 3 (2.97%) Publishing
4 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Back Office
5 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (30.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (15.84%) DBA
3 11 (10.89%) Administrator
4 9 (8.91%) Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (6.93%) Senior DBA
6 7 (6.93%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) SQL DBA
7 6 (5.94%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.95%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Active Directory Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) .NET
2 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
2 6 (5.94%) Web Services
3 3 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.97%) Kafka
3 3 (2.97%) RESTful
3 3 (2.97%) Swagger
4 2 (1.98%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.99%) LDAP
5 1 (0.99%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 91 (90.10%) Clustering
2 20 (19.80%) Data Centre
3 14 (13.86%) User Experience
4 11 (10.89%) Replication
5 5 (4.95%) PKI
6 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.99%) CMDB
7 1 (0.99%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.99%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (98.02%) Windows
2 63 (62.38%) Windows Server
3 36 (35.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (19.80%) Linux
6 16 (15.84%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.97%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (1.98%) CentOS
9 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (30.69%) ITIL
3 24 (23.76%) Data Protection
4 16 (15.84%) High Availability
5 14 (13.86%) Application Virtualisation
6 12 (11.88%) Migration
7 9 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.91%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.92%) DevOps
8 8 (7.92%) Patch Management
9 7 (6.93%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (5.94%) Memory Management
10 6 (5.94%) Service Management
10 6 (5.94%) Time Management
11 5 (4.95%) Change Control
11 5 (4.95%) ITIL V3
11 5 (4.95%) Load Balancing
11 5 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (4.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.58%) PowerShell
2 34 (33.66%) SQL
3 13 (12.87%) Python
4 8 (7.92%) C#
5 7 (6.93%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.94%) PHP
6 6 (5.94%) R
7 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.97%) VB
8 2 (1.98%) Java
8 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.98%) VBScript
9 1 (0.99%) Go
9 1 (0.99%) Perl
9 1 (0.99%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 18 (17.82%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.87%) DV Cleared
3 11 (10.89%) Degree
4 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.95%) MCSE
5 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.97%) CCNA
6 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.97%) MCP
7 2 (1.98%) HNC
7 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.99%) MCSA
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.99%) OCP
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) GDPR
3 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 59 (58.42%) Active Directory
2 52 (51.49%) Hyper-V
3 34 (33.66%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (19.80%) DFS Replication
6 19 (18.81%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (14.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (13.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (10.89%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (6.93%) XenApp
11 4 (3.96%) Docker
11 4 (3.96%) vSphere
12 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.99%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.99%) NFS
13 1 (0.99%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (32.67%) SCCM
2 29 (28.71%) Failover Clustering
3 26 (25.74%) SCOM
4 24 (23.76%) WSUS
5 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 19 (18.81%) SCVMM
6 14 (13.86%) SCDPM
6 14 (13.86%) SCSM
7 7 (6.93%) Data Guard
8 5 (4.95%) Ansible
8 5 (4.95%) SCOrch
9 3 (2.97%) AirWatch
9 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.97%) Puppet
9 3 (2.97%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.97%) vMotion
10 2 (1.98%) Grafana
10 2 (1.98%) PowerCLI
10 2 (1.98%) QRadar
10 2 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (52.48%) Microsoft
2 39 (38.61%) VMware
3 20 (19.80%) Oracle
4 19 (18.81%) HP
5 16 (15.84%) Citrix
6 13 (12.87%) Cisco
7 10 (9.90%) 3PAR
8 8 (7.92%) Dell
8 8 (7.92%) Symantec
9 7 (6.93%) Google
10 6 (5.94%) ArcSight
10 6 (5.94%) NetApp
10 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.95%) EMC
11 5 (4.95%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (3.96%) F5
12 4 (3.96%) IBM
13 3 (2.97%) Blue Coat
14 2 (1.98%) SAP
14 2 (1.98%) Veeam