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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
Rank 588 580 554
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 20 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.043% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.44% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 5
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£375 £391 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% +11.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £268 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £391 -
% change year-on-year
-7.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
5577 5180 4837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.97% 9.63% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3169 2841 2372
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 607 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 1 July 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 16 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 1 July 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 -19 18 £363 -7.34%
South East -13 10 £319 -17.74%
Kent - 5 £450 -
South West 0 3 £550 +2.32%
London -8 3 £375 +9.09%
Swindon - 3 £550 -
Wiltshire - 3 £550 -
Berkshire - 2 £288 -
East of England -1 1 - -
Haywards Heath - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
Essex - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Witham - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £288 -

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 34 (94.44%) Windows
2 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 28 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (75.00%) VMware
4 25 (69.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
6 18 (50.00%) DHCP
6 18 (50.00%) DNS
6 18 (50.00%) vSphere
7 15 (41.67%) SAN
8 14 (38.89%) SCCM
9 12 (33.33%) Citrix
9 12 (33.33%) ITIL
10 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
10 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (27.78%) Replication
10 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
11 9 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (25.00%) XenApp
11 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 9 (25.00%) Firewall
12 8 (22.22%) HP
12 8 (22.22%) Dell
12 8 (22.22%) WAN
12 8 (22.22%) SQL
12 8 (22.22%) MCSE
12 8 (22.22%) XenDesktop
12 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (19.44%) EqualLogic

DFS Replication
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (11.11%) Lync
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) IIS
6 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) DHCP
1 18 (50.00%) DNS
2 15 (41.67%) SAN
3 9 (25.00%) Firewall
4 8 (22.22%) WAN
5 6 (16.67%) LAN
5 6 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 6 (16.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.33%) NAS
7 3 (8.33%) VLAN
8 2 (5.56%) SNMP
8 2 (5.56%) VPN
8 2 (5.56%) Wireless
9 1 (2.78%) DMZ
9 1 (2.78%) BGP
9 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.78%) MGCP
9 1 (2.78%) WLAN
9 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.78%) Law
1 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Citrix Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Server Support
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Replication
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (19.44%) EqualLogic
3 6 (16.67%) NHS
3 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.11%) Clustering
5 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (8.33%) User Experience
6 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.78%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 34 (94.44%) Windows
2 28 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (69.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.33%) Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.56%) Server Building
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.78%) High Availability
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.78%) ITSM
5 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Security
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (22.22%) MCSE
3 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) MCITP
4 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) MCSA
5 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 18 (50.00%) vSphere
3 9 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (25.00%) XenApp
4 8 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (13.89%) VMware ESX
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.78%) Firmware
8 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (38.89%) SCCM
2 6 (16.67%) SCOM
3 5 (13.89%) SCVMM
4 4 (11.11%) WSUS
4 4 (11.11%) SCSM
5 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (8.33%) SCDPM
5 3 (8.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.78%) WMI
6 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) VMware
2 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
3 12 (33.33%) Citrix
4 8 (22.22%) HP
4 8 (22.22%) Dell
5 6 (16.67%) CommVault
5 6 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco
7 3 (8.33%) NetApp
8 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.78%) Lumension
9 1 (2.78%) RightFax
9 1 (2.78%) Brocade
9 1 (2.78%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.78%) Veeam
9 1 (2.78%) Symantec
9 1 (2.78%) Remedy
9 1 (2.78%) McAfee
9 1 (2.78%) Clearswift
9 1 (2.78%) IBM