Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 May 2020 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 179 180
Rank change year-on-year +56 +1 -10
Contract jobs citing Failover Clustering 5 7 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.43% 1.23% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Median daily rate £450 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +11.49% -7.50%
England median daily rate £469 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -1.32% +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.83 - £45.17

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 206 568 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.98% 12.35% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 336 354
Median daily rate £450 £474 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.01% +2.99% +2.22%
10th Percentile £216 £268 £292
90th Percentile £581 £602 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 24
Median hourly rate £19.75 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.77% +13.73% +4.60%
10th Percentile £14.93 £14.80 £12.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.75 £22.78
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% -16.54%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Failover Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in the West Midlands

Failover Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Failover Clustering in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Failover Clustering in the West Midlands

Failover Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. 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
Herefordshire -6 4 £450 +5.88%
Staffordshire +10 1 - -
Failover Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Failover Clustering.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Dell
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 4 (80.00%) User Experience
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) DFS Replication
2 4 (80.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (80.00%) ArcSight
2 4 (80.00%) WSUS
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) SCOM
3 3 (60.00%) SCVMM
3 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (60.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Desktop

Failover Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Police
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) DFS Replication
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (80.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (80.00%) WSUS
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) SCDPM
2 3 (60.00%) SCOM
2 3 (60.00%) SCSM
2 3 (60.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Dell
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) VMware