The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
Rank 558 553 524
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -29
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 20 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.085% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
Average daily rate
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£315 £400 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £400 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £400 £280
% change year-on-year
-29.37% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4895 4726 4233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2440 1966
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 550 754
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 January 2015.

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 9 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 23 January 2015. 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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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 -12 16 £294 -26.56% 6
London - 6 £375 - 4
South East - 5 £343 - 2
City of London - 4 £375 -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 36 (97.30%) Windows
2 33 (89.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (86.49%) Active Directory
4 27 (72.97%) DNS
5 24 (64.86%) VMware
6 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (62.16%) DHCP
7 22 (59.46%) MS Exchange
8 20 (54.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (48.65%) SAN
10 16 (43.24%) Hyper-V
11 15 (40.54%) Clustering
12 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
13 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
14 12 (32.43%) Dell
15 11 (29.73%) HP
15 11 (29.73%) SCCM
15 11 (29.73%) NAS
16 10 (27.03%) ITIL
16 10 (27.03%) WAN
17 9 (24.32%) SNMP
18 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
18 8 (21.62%) Citrix
18 8 (21.62%) VMware Server
19 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
19 7 (18.92%) Kerberos
19 7 (18.92%) LAN

DFS Replication
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 22 (59.46%) MS Exchange
2 20 (54.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.81%) IIS
5 4 (10.81%) IBM Notes
6 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
7 2 (5.41%) JBoss
7 2 (5.41%) Apache
7 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (72.97%) DNS
2 23 (62.16%) DHCP
3 18 (48.65%) SAN
4 11 (29.73%) NAS
5 10 (27.03%) WAN
6 9 (24.32%) SNMP
7 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.92%) Kerberos
8 7 (18.92%) LAN
8 7 (18.92%) LDAP
9 6 (16.22%) VLAN
9 6 (16.22%) WLAN
10 5 (13.51%) DMZ
10 5 (13.51%) VoIP
10 5 (13.51%) Firewall
11 3 (8.11%) Wireless
12 2 (5.41%) FTP
12 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
13 1 (2.70%) Intranet
13 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.11%) Military
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Server Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Server Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) IT Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Application Packaging
1 3 (8.11%) X-Windows
2 2 (5.41%) WCF
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) Ajax
2 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Clustering
2 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
2 7 (18.92%) Replication
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (97.30%) Windows
2 33 (89.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.11%) Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (13.51%) High Availability
3 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.41%) MVC
6 2 (5.41%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.70%) Change Control
7 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.70%) Line Management
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) MCSA
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (86.49%) Active Directory
2 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (43.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (21.62%) VMware Server
5 6 (16.22%) Terminal Services
5 6 (16.22%) vSphere
6 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (13.51%) Firmware
6 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
7 2 (5.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.70%) UAG
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) SCVMM
2 5 (13.51%) WSUS
2 5 (13.51%) NetBackup
3 4 (10.81%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.41%) SCOM
4 2 (5.41%) WMI
5 1 (2.70%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.70%) Nagios
5 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) VMware
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Dell
4 11 (29.73%) HP
5 8 (21.62%) Citrix
6 5 (13.51%) NetApp
6 5 (13.51%) IBM
6 5 (13.51%) Symantec
7 4 (10.81%) McAfee
7 4 (10.81%) Mitel
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco
7 4 (10.81%) EMC
7 4 (10.81%) Lotus
8 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
8 3 (8.11%) CA
9 2 (5.41%) Remedy
9 2 (5.41%) Hitachi
9 2 (5.41%) Veritas
9 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.70%) Lumension