Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 727 644 645
Rank change year-on-year -83 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 115 260 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.13% 2.21% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 178 150
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £289 £240 £263
90th Percentile £531 £496 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -8.00% +4.90% +14.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 1
UK median hourly rate £16.17 £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.25% +60.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.53 £21.08 £16.25
90th Percentile £20.74 £29.55 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £28.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -42.25% +60.00% -4.76%

Microsoft Clustering is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10210 11744 9683
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.65% 10.67% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6756 7585 5897
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £601 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +8.39% +6.90% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 264 338
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.33% +2.72%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.66 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -22.22% +11.47% +0.93%

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 21 July 2017.

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 15 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 21 July 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 -46 105 £425 +13.33% 7
UK excluding London -70 64 £345 -8.00% 6
London +7 50 £475 +25.00% 1
South East +10 21 £325 -21.50% 3
North of England 0 16 £310 -17.33% 1
North West +9 12 £310 -24.39% 1
Midlands +15 7 £425 +3.66% 2
Scotland +11 7 £344 +13.64%
East of England -16 7 £490 -14.78%
East Midlands -21 5 £463 +12.80%
South West +4 4 £350 -3.45%
North East +13 3 £310 +19.23%
West Midlands +32 2 £400 +3.90% 2
Wales -1 2 £463 +172.06%
Yorkshire +22 1 £195 -48.00%

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering.

1 108 (93.91%) Windows
2 93 (80.87%) Clustering
3 76 (66.09%) Microsoft
4 69 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 67 (58.26%) Active Directory
6 65 (56.52%) Windows Server
7 56 (48.70%) VMware
8 53 (46.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (38.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 43 (37.39%) SAN
12 41 (35.65%) Hyper-V
13 40 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 39 (33.91%) SQL
15 35 (30.43%) PowerShell
16 31 (26.96%) Citrix
17 30 (26.09%) HP
17 30 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
18 29 (25.22%) ITIL
19 28 (24.35%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (23.48%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (22.61%) Firewall
21 26 (22.61%) SCCM
21 26 (22.61%) NAS
22 24 (20.87%) SCOM
22 24 (20.87%) Office 365
22 24 (20.87%) Disaster Recovery
22 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 24 (20.87%) MS Exchange
23 23 (20.00%) Data Centre

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 24 (20.87%) MS Exchange
2 21 (18.26%) IIS
3 14 (12.17%) Skype for Business
4 12 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (10.43%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.96%) Apache
6 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.61%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.87%) Office 365
2 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.74%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.74%) PaaS
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.87%) Route 53
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
5 1 (0.87%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (37.39%) SAN
2 26 (22.61%) Firewall
2 26 (22.61%) NAS
3 17 (14.78%) DNS
4 11 (9.57%) DHCP
5 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.83%) WAN
6 8 (6.96%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (6.96%) LAN
7 7 (6.09%) Network Security
8 6 (5.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (5.22%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (3.48%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.48%) DMZ
10 3 (2.61%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.61%) VLAN
11 2 (1.74%) Internet
11 2 (1.74%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.74%) VoIP
11 2 (1.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (15.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (10.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (7.83%) DTS
11 8 (6.96%) Big Data
11 8 (6.96%) Hadoop
12 6 (5.22%) DB2
12 6 (5.22%) RDBMS
12 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
13 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (2.61%) MS Access
13 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
13 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (1.74%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.87%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.87%) JIRA
4 1 (0.87%) MSI
4 1 (0.87%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Law
3 5 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.74%) French Language
5 2 (1.74%) Local Government
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Publishing
6 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (16.52%) DBA
2 18 (15.65%) SQL DBA
3 17 (14.78%) Architect
4 14 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (11.30%) Consultant
6 12 (10.43%) Analyst
6 12 (10.43%) Technical Architect
7 11 (9.57%) Administrator
7 11 (9.57%) VMware Engineer
8 10 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (7.83%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (6.09%) SQL Server DBA
11 7 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (5.22%) PowerShell Engineer
12 6 (5.22%) Senior DBA
12 6 (5.22%) Senior SQL DBA
12 6 (5.22%) Senior SQL Server DBA
13 5 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
13 5 (4.35%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) Middleware
2 2 (1.74%) .NET
2 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.74%) CSS
2 2 (1.74%) REST
2 2 (1.74%) WAP
3 1 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.87%) JSON
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.87%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.87%) Web Services
3 1 (0.87%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 93 (80.87%) Clustering
2 23 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 16 (13.91%) Replication
4 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.61%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.61%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.87%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.87%) Online Games
6 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (93.91%) Windows
2 65 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 45 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (38.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (24.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (13.04%) Linux
7 13 (11.30%) Solaris
8 10 (8.70%) Windows Vista
9 8 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (6.09%) Unix
11 6 (5.22%) CentOS
12 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.87%) AIX
14 1 (0.87%) VMS
14 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) ITIL
2 24 (20.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (17.39%) High Availability
4 19 (16.52%) Change Management
5 18 (15.65%) Database Mirroring
6 17 (14.78%) Migration
7 13 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (10.43%) ITIL V3
8 12 (10.43%) Problem Management
9 11 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (8.70%) DevOps
10 10 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (7.83%) Change Control
11 9 (7.83%) Load Balancing
11 9 (7.83%) Project Management
12 8 (6.96%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2
14 6 (5.22%) Capacity Management
14 6 (5.22%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (5.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.91%) SQL
2 35 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 8 (6.96%) C#
5 7 (6.09%) VB
6 6 (5.22%) Python
7 3 (2.61%) VBScript
8 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (23.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (14.78%) Security Cleared
3 15 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (12.17%) MCSE
5 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
6 11 (9.57%) DV Cleared
6 11 (9.57%) MCITP
7 7 (6.09%) CCNA
7 7 (6.09%) MCP
8 6 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (5.22%) MCDBA
9 5 (4.35%) CCSP
10 2 (1.74%) CCIE
11 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.87%) Degree
11 1 (0.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) PMO
2 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (58.26%) Active Directory
2 53 (46.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (35.65%) Hyper-V
4 13 (11.30%) XenApp
5 12 (10.43%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.09%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.22%) vSphere
8 4 (3.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (3.48%) SRDF
8 4 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.61%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.74%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.87%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.87%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (22.61%) SCCM
2 24 (20.87%) SCOM
3 21 (18.26%) Failover Clustering
4 13 (11.30%) PowerCLI
5 10 (8.70%) NetBackup
6 9 (7.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (5.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (4.35%) vCenter Server
8 5 (4.35%) WSUS
9 4 (3.48%) SCOrch
9 4 (3.48%) SCVMM
10 3 (2.61%) Netcool
10 3 (2.61%) Unicenter
10 3 (2.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (1.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.74%) Puppet
11 2 (1.74%) SCSM
Vendors
1 76 (66.09%) Microsoft
2 56 (48.70%) VMware
3 31 (26.96%) Citrix
4 30 (26.09%) HP
5 17 (14.78%) Symantec
6 15 (13.04%) Oracle
7 11 (9.57%) EMC
7 11 (9.57%) Veritas
8 10 (8.70%) Cisco
8 10 (8.70%) StorageTek
8 10 (8.70%) Sun
9 9 (7.83%) NetApp
10 8 (6.96%) 3PAR
10 8 (6.96%) SolarWinds
11 6 (5.22%) Lumension
11 6 (5.22%) Red Hat
11 6 (5.22%) Sophos
11 6 (5.22%) Splunk
12 5 (4.35%) Brocade
12 5 (4.35%) Dell
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