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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
Rank 584 572 590
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
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£275 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -3.57%
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
5386 5113 4849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.59% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2639 2346
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 583 599
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -20 10 £275 -18.51%
London +22 9 £275 -9.83%
City of London +31 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 25 (71.43%) MS Exchange
4 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (62.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (62.86%) DNS
6 19 (54.29%) VMware
7 16 (45.71%) DHCP
8 15 (42.86%) SAN
9 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (34.29%) HP
12 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
12 11 (31.43%) SCCM
13 10 (28.57%) Migration
13 10 (28.57%) NetBackup
13 10 (28.57%) WAN
13 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
14 9 (25.71%) Citrix
14 9 (25.71%) NetApp
14 9 (25.71%) VLAN
14 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
14 9 (25.71%) NAS
15 8 (22.86%) Clustering
15 8 (22.86%) Replication
16 7 (20.00%) Firewall
16 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
16 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
16 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

DFS Replication
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 22 (62.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (8.57%) IBM Notes
7 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.71%) IIS
8 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) DNS
2 16 (45.71%) DHCP
3 15 (42.86%) SAN
4 10 (28.57%) WAN
5 9 (25.71%) VLAN
5 9 (25.71%) NAS
6 7 (20.00%) Firewall
6 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (14.29%) MPLS
7 5 (14.29%) VoIP
7 5 (14.29%) WLAN
8 4 (11.43%) iSCSI
9 3 (8.57%) Wireless
9 3 (8.57%) LAN
10 2 (5.71%) LDAP
10 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
10 2 (5.71%) SNMP
11 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
11 1 (2.86%) DSL
11 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
1 5 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Server Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Server Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) Exchange Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (5.71%) ADO.NET
1 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.71%) CSS
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) HTML
1 2 (5.71%) Ajax
1 2 (5.71%) WCF
1 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Clustering
1 8 (22.86%) Replication
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Firmware
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
6 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (11.43%) High Availability
4 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) MVC
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.86%) Release Management
6 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) Validation
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
2 2 (5.71%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.29%) MCSE
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.43%) CCNA
5 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (14.29%) VMware Server
4 5 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
6 3 (8.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (5.71%) XenApp
7 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.86%) Xen
8 1 (2.86%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 10 (28.57%) NetBackup
3 4 (11.43%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.57%) WSUS
5 2 (5.71%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (5.71%) Netcool
5 2 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) SCOM
6 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (2.86%) MOM
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) VMware
2 12 (34.29%) HP
3 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 9 (25.71%) NetApp
5 6 (17.14%) Symantec
6 5 (14.29%) Mitel
6 5 (14.29%) McAfee
6 5 (14.29%) Veritas
6 5 (14.29%) Veeam
6 5 (14.29%) Riverbed
6 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 4 (11.43%) Dell
8 3 (8.57%) Altiris
8 3 (8.57%) Lotus
9 2 (5.71%) Hitachi
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco
10 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint