Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 179 197
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.065% 0.037%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.28% 0.60% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £180 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +129.17% -54.43% -
10th Percentile £341 £166 £388
90th Percentile £458 £188 £403
England median daily rate £375 £394 £421
% change year-on-year -4.76% -6.53% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year +56.25% - -

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 626 496 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.85% 10.70% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 294 238
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.58% +42.50%
10th Percentile £279 £231 £275
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £16.41 £14.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +11.30% +3.80%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.11 £13.12
90th Percentile £28.25 £53.75 £15.99
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.14 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.13% -14.33% -

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the West Midlands

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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

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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 21 January 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
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £413 - 2
Shropshire -53 1 £325 +88.41%
Coventry - 1 £475 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Clustering
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Riak
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) QA
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) MySQL
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) CRM
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (25.00%) ERP
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) ABAP
6 2 (25.00%) SAP
6 2 (25.00%) Replication
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) SAP BW
6 2 (25.00%) NetWeaver
6 2 (25.00%) SAP Basis

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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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DKIM
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (37.50%) Riak
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (25.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Introscope
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) DBA
1 3 (37.50%) Production DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Clustering
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) EMC VNX
4 1 (12.50%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) VMS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
2 2 (25.00%) Database Security
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Server Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Firmware
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) CA Wily
2 1 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (12.50%) Nessus
2 1 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) CommVault
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Tripwire