Period
to 28 May 2020

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 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 179 180
Rank change year-on-year +58 +1 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 7 7 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.40% 1.23% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Median daily rate £425 £413 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +23.13% -16.25%
10th Percentile £353 £354 £171
90th Percentile £450 £475 £385
England median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £61.00 £50.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +22.00% +61.29% -

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 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%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Clustering as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands.

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 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 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £425 -
Microsoft Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Clustering
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (71.43%) SCCM
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (71.43%) User Experience
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (57.14%) Application Virtualisation
4 4 (57.14%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (57.14%) ArcSight
4 4 (57.14%) DFS Replication
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) WSUS
4 4 (57.14%) DV Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (57.14%) Dell
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
5 3 (42.86%) SCOM
5 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
5 3 (42.86%) SCDPM

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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) OLAP
2 1 (14.29%) OLTP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) NHS DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Clustering
2 5 (71.43%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Application Virtualisation
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (57.14%) DFS Replication
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (14.29%) BitLocker
5 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (57.14%) WSUS
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (42.86%) SCDPM
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 3 (42.86%) SCSM
3 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) ArcSight
2 4 (57.14%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
3 1 (14.29%) VMware