The first table below looks at the demand for DFS Replication skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DFS Replication over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
Rank 572 556 564
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 17 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5212 5000 4771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.78% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 2528 2264
Average daily rate £325 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 621 647
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%

DFS Replication
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DFS Replication within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

DFS Replication Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DFS Replication
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DFS Replication within the UK.

DFS Replication Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DFS Replication
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DFS Replication within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

DFS Replication Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DFS Replication
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DFS Replication within the UK.

DFS Replication Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DFS Replication
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DFS Replication within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 14 £275 -15.38% 1
London 0 7 £275 -15.38% 1
South East -6 4 £275 -
Scotland - 2 - -
City of London +24 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DFS Replication also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DFS Replication.

1 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 28 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (62.50%) DNS
4 25 (62.50%) MS Exchange
5 22 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (47.50%) VMware
7 15 (37.50%) SAN
8 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (35.00%) DHCP
8 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
9 13 (32.50%) Replication
10 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (30.00%) SCCM
10 12 (30.00%) HP
11 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
12 10 (25.00%) Migration
12 10 (25.00%) WAN
12 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
12 10 (25.00%) McAfee
13 9 (22.50%) NetApp
13 9 (22.50%) Citrix
13 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
13 9 (22.50%) VLAN
13 9 (22.50%) NAS
13 9 (22.50%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (20.00%) NetBackup
14 8 (20.00%) SQL Server

DFS Replication
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DFS Replication also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DFS Replication. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 22 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (5.00%) IIS
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.50%) Lync
8 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) DNS
2 15 (37.50%) SAN
3 14 (35.00%) DHCP
4 10 (25.00%) WAN
5 9 (22.50%) VLAN
5 9 (22.50%) NAS
6 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (15.00%) iSCSI
8 5 (12.50%) Firewall
8 5 (12.50%) MPLS
8 5 (12.50%) VoIP
8 5 (12.50%) WLAN
9 3 (7.50%) LAN
9 3 (7.50%) Wireless
10 2 (5.00%) Kerberos
10 2 (5.00%) SNMP
10 2 (5.00%) LDAP
11 1 (2.50%) ATM
11 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
11 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
1 5 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Server Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Data Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Replication
2 6 (15.00%) Clustering
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.50%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
2 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (10.00%) High Availability
4 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Change Control
5 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.50%) ITSM
6 1 (2.50%) Validation
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Release Management
6 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) MCSA
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) VMware ESX
4 5 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.50%) VMware Server
5 2 (5.00%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) XenApp
5 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.50%) Xen
6 1 (2.50%) NLBS
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) SCCM
2 9 (22.50%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (7.50%) WSUS
5 2 (5.00%) SCOM
5 2 (5.00%) Netcool
5 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.50%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (2.50%) MOM
6 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) HP
3 10 (25.00%) McAfee
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) Citrix
4 9 (22.50%) NetApp
5 8 (20.00%) Symantec
6 5 (12.50%) Mitel
6 5 (12.50%) Veeam
6 5 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco
7 4 (10.00%) Dell
8 3 (7.50%) Veritas
8 3 (7.50%) Altiris
9 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.50%) Lumension
9 1 (2.50%) Lotus
9 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint