The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DFS Replication skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DFS Replication over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 614 606
Rank change year-on-year +39 -8  
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 15 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.046% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.31% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 8
Median daily rate £450 £388 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +21.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £306 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £350
% change year-on-year - -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

DFS Replication is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4883 6078 5545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.34% 12.27% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3145 3875 3187
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 430 600
Median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.73% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DFS Replication as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for DFS Replication in England

DFS Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DFS Replication in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DFS Replication in England

DFS Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DFS Replication in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DFS Replication in England

DFS Replication
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DFS Replication in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DFS Replication in England

DFS Replication
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
London +18 12 £475 +18.75% 3
South East +21 3 £330 -
DFS Replication
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for DFS Replication.

1 24 (96.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) VMware
4 16 (64.00%) Windows Server
5 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (56.00%) DNS
7 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
8 12 (48.00%) HP
8 12 (48.00%) PowerShell
8 12 (48.00%) SCCM
8 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (44.00%) Citrix
10 9 (36.00%) Linux
10 9 (36.00%) vSphere
11 8 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (32.00%) Client/Server
11 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (32.00%) SAN
11 8 (32.00%) Red Hat
11 8 (32.00%) Skype
11 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
11 8 (32.00%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (32.00%) Skype for Business
11 8 (32.00%) vCenter Server
12 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
12 7 (28.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (24.00%) PKI

DFS Replication
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (32.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (12.00%) IIS
7 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) DNS
2 8 (32.00%) Remote Desktop
2 8 (32.00%) SAN
2 8 (32.00%) Skype
3 6 (24.00%) VSAN
4 5 (20.00%) DHCP
4 5 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.00%) NAS
7 2 (8.00%) Firewall
7 2 (8.00%) Internet
7 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
7 2 (8.00%) LAN
7 2 (8.00%) WAN
7 2 (8.00%) Wireless
8 1 (4.00%) DMZ
8 1 (4.00%) MPLS
8 1 (4.00%) SNMP
8 1 (4.00%) VPN
8 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (4.00%) PowerShell Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (24.00%) PKI
3 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.00%) HP Storage
4 2 (8.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (36.00%) Linux
5 8 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) CRM
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Server Building
4 3 (12.00%) High Availability
4 3 (12.00%) ITSM
5 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) VCP6
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (96.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) vSphere
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.00%) XenApp
6 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) SCCM
2 8 (32.00%) vCenter Server
3 6 (24.00%) SCOM
4 3 (12.00%) WSUS
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (4.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 12 (48.00%) HP
3 11 (44.00%) Citrix
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (24.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco
7 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (8.00%) CommVault
8 2 (8.00%) Dell
8 2 (8.00%) EMC
9 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.00%) IBM
9 1 (4.00%) NetApp
9 1 (4.00%) Remedy
9 1 (4.00%) SAP
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