Period
to 15 August 2018

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 6 months to 15 August 2018 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
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 803 831
Rank change year-on-year -22 +28 -7
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 35 32 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.036% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 31
England median daily rate £375 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.78% +11.33%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £275
90th Percentile £496 £487 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £415
% change year-on-year -16.67% +8.43% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00

DFS Replication is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,446 10,469 12,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.39% 11.88% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,748 6,762 7,735
England median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +14.71%
10th Percentile £185 £175 £180
90th Percentile £625 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 592 808
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.40% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.34 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.38 £44.88 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -0.87%

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DFS Replication as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -10 18 £375 - 2
London -36 12 £425 -8.11% 5
Midlands - 4 £320 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £320 - 2
South West - 1 £388 -
DFS Replication
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DFS Replication also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for DFS Replication.

1 34 (97.14%) Active Directory
2 32 (91.43%) Windows
3 28 (80.00%) DNS
4 26 (74.29%) SCCM
5 25 (71.43%) Microsoft
6 24 (68.57%) Windows Server
6 24 (68.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 22 (62.86%) PowerShell
7 22 (62.86%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (60.00%) VMware
9 20 (57.14%) Citrix
9 20 (57.14%) DHCP
9 20 (57.14%) XenApp
9 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (51.43%) Hyper-V
10 18 (51.43%) XenDesktop
10 18 (51.43%) Clustering
10 18 (51.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (48.57%) ITIL
11 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (40.00%) VLAN
12 14 (40.00%) Migration
12 14 (40.00%) Skype
13 13 (37.14%) Thin Client
13 13 (37.14%) CCA
13 13 (37.14%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (37.14%) SAN
13 13 (37.14%) Fat Client
13 13 (37.14%) Skype for Business
14 12 (34.29%) SCOM

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 (37.14%) Skype for Business
2 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Office 365
2 11 (31.43%) Azure Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (28.57%) Yammer
4 1 (2.86%) Akamai
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) IaaS
4 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) DNS
2 20 (57.14%) DHCP
3 14 (40.00%) Skype
3 14 (40.00%) VLAN
4 13 (37.14%) SAN
5 12 (34.29%) Firewall
5 12 (34.29%) NetScaler
6 10 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (28.57%) iSCSI
7 2 (5.71%) LAN
7 2 (5.71%) WAN
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.86%) HTTP
8 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
8 1 (2.86%) Network Security
8 1 (2.86%) SMTP
8 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.86%) Wireless
8 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Redis
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (2.86%) Banking
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Migration Architect
4 2 (5.71%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Service Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Clustering
2 13 (37.14%) Fat Client
2 13 (37.14%) Thin Client
3 12 (34.29%) PKI
4 5 (14.29%) User Experience
5 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
6 2 (5.71%) Replication
7 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.86%) BYOD
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Windows Server
3 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (48.57%) ITIL
3 14 (40.00%) Migration
4 11 (31.43%) High Availability
5 10 (28.57%) Application Packaging
6 9 (25.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (11.43%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (11.43%) Server Management
8 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
8 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
9 2 (5.71%) Compliance Audit
9 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.71%) Network Design
9 2 (5.71%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.71%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) CCA
1 13 (37.14%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (97.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (62.86%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (57.14%) XenApp
4 18 (51.43%) Hyper-V
4 18 (51.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (51.43%) XenDesktop
5 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (31.43%) XenServer
7 4 (11.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
9 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (74.29%) SCCM
2 12 (34.29%) SCOM
3 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (20.00%) WSUS
6 6 (17.14%) SCVMM
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (11.43%) SCDPM
9 3 (8.57%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (8.57%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (8.57%) SCOrch
9 3 (8.57%) SCSM
10 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
10 2 (5.71%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (5.71%) SafeCom
10 2 (5.71%) vCenter Server
10 2 (5.71%) XenMobile
11 1 (2.86%) EdgeSight
11 1 (2.86%) vMotion
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) VMware
3 20 (57.14%) Citrix
4 10 (28.57%) Dell
5 3 (8.57%) IBM
5 3 (8.57%) Ivanti
5 3 (8.57%) McAfee
5 3 (8.57%) Veeam
5 3 (8.57%) Veritas
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco
6 2 (5.71%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.86%) CommVault
7 1 (2.86%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.86%) Lumension
7 1 (2.86%) Meraki
7 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds