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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
Rank 563 530 577
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +47
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 24 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.029% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 6
Average daily rate £369 £315 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.06% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £256 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 18 April 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 13 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 21 £388 +23.01%
South East +3 17 £369 +29.38%
London -27 1 £475 +5.55%
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Halifax - - - -

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 18 (64.29%) DNS
4 17 (60.71%) MS Exchange
5 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (53.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (42.86%) VMware
7 10 (35.71%) DHCP
7 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
8 9 (32.14%) SCCM
8 9 (32.14%) HP
8 9 (32.14%) SAN
9 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 8 (28.57%) Migration
9 8 (28.57%) Replication
9 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
10 7 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX
10 7 (25.00%) McAfee
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (21.43%) Cisco
11 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 6 (21.43%) vSphere
11 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (17.86%) iSCSI
12 5 (17.86%) Citrix

DFS Replication
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (60.71%) MS Exchange
2 15 (53.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (3.57%) Lync
6 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) DNS
2 10 (35.71%) DHCP
3 9 (32.14%) SAN
4 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (17.86%) iSCSI
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.71%) NAS
7 3 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (10.71%) VLAN
7 3 (10.71%) MPLS
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
8 2 (7.14%) Wireless
8 2 (7.14%) WAN
9 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
9 1 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 8 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) High Availability
4 2 (7.14%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Release Management
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) MCSE
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (14.29%) MCSA
5 3 (10.71%) MCITP
6 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (21.43%) vSphere
3 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (10.71%) Terminal Services
6 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.57%) XenApp
7 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
2 7 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (17.86%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.57%) MOM
4 1 (3.57%) Netcool
4 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) HP
3 7 (25.00%) McAfee
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 5 (17.86%) Symantec
6 3 (10.71%) Veeam
7 2 (7.14%) Altiris
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) Lumension
8 1 (3.57%) NetApp
8 1 (3.57%) Veritas
8 1 (3.57%) Lotus