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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
Rank 596 587 603
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.099% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
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£275 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £251 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-37.37% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
5445 5060 4837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.47% 9.58% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3030 2680 2353
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 551 583
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.82 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +5 10 £275 -15.38% 2
London +23 7 £275 +5.76% 1
Berkshire +10 1 £400 +23.07% 1
South East -7 1 £400 - 1
City of London - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Wirral - - - -

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 24 (70.59%) MS Exchange
3 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (64.71%) DNS
5 21 (61.76%) VMware
5 21 (61.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (50.00%) SAN
7 16 (47.06%) DHCP
8 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
9 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (32.35%) WAN
10 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
10 11 (32.35%) HP
11 10 (29.41%) Citrix
11 10 (29.41%) NetBackup
12 9 (26.47%) VLAN
12 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
12 9 (26.47%) NAS
13 8 (23.53%) SCCM
13 8 (23.53%) Firewall
13 8 (23.53%) Migration
13 8 (23.53%) Replication
13 8 (23.53%) Clustering
13 8 (23.53%) NetApp
14 7 (20.59%) Symantec
14 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
14 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012

DFS Replication
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (70.59%) MS Exchange
2 21 (61.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (5.88%) IIS
7 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
7 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) DNS
2 17 (50.00%) SAN
3 16 (47.06%) DHCP
4 11 (32.35%) WAN
5 9 (26.47%) VLAN
5 9 (26.47%) NAS
6 8 (23.53%) Firewall
7 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
8 6 (17.65%) VoIP
9 5 (14.71%) WLAN
9 5 (14.71%) MPLS
10 4 (11.76%) iSCSI
11 3 (8.82%) Wireless
11 3 (8.82%) LAN
12 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
12 2 (5.88%) SNMP
12 2 (5.88%) LDAP
12 2 (5.88%) VPN
13 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
13 1 (2.94%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
1 5 (14.71%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Server Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Data Migration Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) HTML
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) ADO.NET
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) X-Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Ajax
1 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.88%) WCF
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Replication
1 8 (23.53%) Clustering
2 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.94%) Firmware
4 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.94%) Fedora
8 1 (2.94%) Linux
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) WAN Optimisation
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (11.76%) High Availability
4 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (2.94%) Validation
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.94%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
1 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.71%) MCSE
4 4 (11.76%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) MCSA
System Software
1 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Server
4 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.76%) Terminal Services
5 3 (8.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (5.88%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.88%) XenApp
7 1 (2.94%) Xen
7 1 (2.94%) NLBS
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) NetBackup
2 8 (23.53%) SCCM
3 4 (11.76%) WSUS
3 4 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (5.88%) Netcool
4 2 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) Nagios
5 1 (2.94%) ARCserve
5 1 (2.94%) SCOM
5 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) HP
4 10 (29.41%) Citrix
5 8 (23.53%) NetApp
6 7 (20.59%) Symantec
7 5 (14.71%) McAfee
7 5 (14.71%) Veeam
7 5 (14.71%) Riverbed
7 5 (14.71%) SolarWinds
7 5 (14.71%) Veritas
7 5 (14.71%) Mitel
7 5 (14.71%) Dell
8 3 (8.82%) Altiris
9 2 (5.88%) Lotus
9 2 (5.88%) EMC
9 2 (5.88%) Cisco
9 2 (5.88%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.94%) IBM
10 1 (2.94%) CA
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