Period
to 5 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 5 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 197 193
Rank change year-on-year +35 -4 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 9 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.21% 0.041%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.89% 1.70% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £348 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% +90.41% -55.21%
10th Percentile £403 £313 £180
90th Percentile £488 £431 £189
England median daily rate £450 £363 £415
% change year-on-year +24.14% -12.65% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £32.00

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 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 476 648 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.66% 12.57% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 362 315
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £219 £276 £233
90th Percentile £625 £575 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £14.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +25.32% -1.58%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.50 £12.93
90th Percentile £28.25 £28.25 £51.88
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% -15.00%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 5 December 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
Herefordshire - 8 £425 -
Staffordshire +19 1 - -
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Clustering
1 9 (100.00%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (88.89%) User Experience
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 10
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) Hyper-V
2 8 (88.89%) DFS Replication
2 8 (88.89%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (88.89%) WSUS
2 8 (88.89%) DHCP
3 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
4 6 (66.67%) SCCM
4 6 (66.67%) SCOM
4 6 (66.67%) SCVMM
4 6 (66.67%) Data Protection
4 6 (66.67%) ArcSight
4 6 (66.67%) SCDPM
4 6 (66.67%) SCSM
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (66.67%) Application Virtualisation
4 6 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
4 6 (66.67%) Dell
4 6 (66.67%) ITIL

Microsoft 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 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (11.11%) Riak
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Author
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Author
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Production DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Production DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Clustering
2 8 (88.89%) User Experience
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 10
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Application Virtualisation
1 6 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (11.11%) Database Security
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (88.89%) DFS Replication
1 8 (88.89%) Hyper-V
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 8 (88.89%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (88.89%) WSUS
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (66.67%) SCCM
3 6 (66.67%) SCDPM
3 6 (66.67%) SCOM
3 6 (66.67%) SCSM
3 6 (66.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) ArcSight
1 6 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle