The table below looks at the statistics for DFS Replication skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DFS Replication over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
Rank 610 629 631
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 29 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.048% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.46% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 8
Median daily rate £450 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £307 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £251
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +54.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
6308 6068 5758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.83% 10.41% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3421 3197
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 613 656
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

DFS Replication
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DFS Replication as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DFS Replication within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 29 £450 +16.12% 4
London +4 21 £450 +20.00% 4
City of London +41 7 £418 -7.22%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £337 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £337 -
North East - 3 £337 -
South West +6 2 £425 -22.72%
South East +5 1 - -
Wiltshire +3 1 £450 -18.18%
Swindon +2 1 £450 -18.18%
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -
Hereford - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DFS Replication also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DFS Replication.

1 57 (93.44%) Active Directory
2 54 (88.52%) Windows
3 39 (63.93%) DNS
4 35 (57.38%) Windows Server
5 34 (55.74%) Firewall
6 33 (54.10%) PowerShell
7 26 (42.62%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (42.62%) VMware
8 25 (40.98%) Migration
9 22 (36.07%) Office 365
10 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (32.79%) HP
12 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (29.51%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (29.51%) Citrix
13 18 (29.51%) MS Exchange
13 18 (29.51%) SCCM
14 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
14 17 (27.87%) Kerberos
14 17 (27.87%) SAN
15 14 (22.95%) Linux
15 14 (22.95%) SCVMM
15 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
15 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (21.31%) SCOM
17 12 (19.67%) Replication
17 12 (19.67%) XenApp
17 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
18 11 (18.03%) NetScaler

DFS Replication
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (29.51%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (9.84%) Apache
4 6 (9.84%) IIS
5 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (36.07%) Office 365
3 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.28%) HP Helion
5 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (63.93%) DNS
2 34 (55.74%) Firewall
3 17 (27.87%) Kerberos
3 17 (27.87%) SAN
4 11 (18.03%) NetScaler
5 10 (16.39%) DHCP
6 9 (14.75%) LAN
6 9 (14.75%) VLAN
6 9 (14.75%) WAN
7 8 (13.11%) WLAN
8 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.56%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (6.56%) SSL
10 3 (4.92%) LDAP
11 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.28%) NAS
12 1 (1.64%) DMZ
12 1 (1.64%) Internet
12 1 (1.64%) IPsec
12 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (34.43%) Active Directory Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Support
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.56%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 3 (4.92%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) OSS Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.92%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Hybrid Cloud
2 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.67%) Replication
3 7 (11.48%) Clustering
4 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) PKI
6 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (88.52%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Windows Server
3 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (22.95%) Linux
6 5 (8.20%) Unix
7 4 (6.56%) CentOS
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Migration
2 11 (18.03%) ITIL
3 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.56%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (6.56%) High Availability
6 3 (4.92%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.28%) Application Discovery
7 2 (3.28%) Investment Management
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Presales
7 2 (3.28%) Server Building
7 2 (3.28%) Service Management
8 1 (1.64%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.64%) Information Security
8 1 (1.64%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (54.10%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
2 10 (16.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.20%) Degree
5 4 (6.56%) MCSE
6 2 (3.28%) CCNA
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.28%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (93.44%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (19.67%) XenApp
4 10 (16.39%) VMware ESX
4 10 (16.39%) vSphere
4 10 (16.39%) XenDesktop
5 9 (14.75%) VMware Server
6 7 (11.48%) Xen
7 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
8 4 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (4.92%) UAG
10 2 (3.28%) Firmware
10 2 (3.28%) vCloud
11 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) SCCM
2 14 (22.95%) SCVMM
3 13 (21.31%) SCOM
4 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (9.84%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (4.92%) SCDPM
7 3 (4.92%) SCOrch
7 3 (4.92%) SCSM
7 3 (4.92%) WSUS
8 2 (3.28%) OpenView
9 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) VMware
2 20 (32.79%) HP
3 18 (29.51%) Citrix
4 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.39%) SolarWinds
6 9 (14.75%) NetApp
7 5 (8.20%) Cisco
8 4 (6.56%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (6.56%) Dell
8 4 (6.56%) Symantec
9 3 (4.92%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.28%) CA
10 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.28%) CommVault
10 2 (3.28%) Opsware
10 2 (3.28%) Veeam
11 1 (1.64%) AppSense
11 1 (1.64%) Avaya
11 1 (1.64%) Remedy
11 1 (1.64%) Sophos