Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 780 839
Rank change year-on-year -45 +59 -37
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 30 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.036% 0.015%
As % of the System Software category 0.25% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 11
England median daily rate £365 £416 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +14.83% -3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £330 £275
90th Percentile £440 £680 £469
UK median daily rate £365 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -8.75% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 12,008 10,697 9,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.88% 12.11% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,902 6,721 5,903
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
10th Percentile £163 £165 £160
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £408 £375
% change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 756 1,048
England median hourly rate £16.45 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.93 £43.75 £40.40
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
London -16 19 £365 -12.57% 2
East of England -5 9 £320 -30.81%
South East -18 2 - - 7
DFS Replication
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 26 (86.67%) DNS
3 25 (83.33%) DHCP
4 24 (80.00%) Microsoft
5 23 (76.67%) Active Directory
5 23 (76.67%) VMware
6 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
7 17 (56.67%) Citrix
8 16 (53.33%) Cisco
9 15 (50.00%) Office 365
10 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (43.33%) Ivanti
11 13 (43.33%) HP
11 13 (43.33%) SAN
11 13 (43.33%) Clustering
12 12 (40.00%) VPN
12 12 (40.00%) SCCM
12 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (40.00%) vSphere
13 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (36.67%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (36.67%) vCenter Server
13 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (33.33%) HSRP
14 10 (33.33%) OSPF
14 10 (33.33%) BGP
14 10 (33.33%) iSCSI
14 10 (33.33%) XenApp
15 9 (30.00%) Huawei
15 9 (30.00%) Fibre Channel

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 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
1 8 (26.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) DNS
2 25 (83.33%) DHCP
3 13 (43.33%) SAN
4 12 (40.00%) VPN
5 10 (33.33%) BGP
5 10 (33.33%) HSRP
5 10 (33.33%) iSCSI
5 10 (33.33%) OSPF
6 9 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (30.00%) Firewall
7 8 (26.67%) IPsec
7 8 (26.67%) Junos
7 8 (26.67%) NX-OS
7 8 (26.67%) Skype
7 8 (26.67%) SNMP
7 8 (26.67%) SSL
7 8 (26.67%) VRRP
7 8 (26.67%) Wireshark
8 6 (20.00%) VLAN
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
1 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Wintel Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 6 (20.00%) Server Specialist
3 6 (20.00%) Server Support
3 6 (20.00%) Server Support Specialist
3 6 (20.00%) Support Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix Server Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix Support
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Server Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Clustering
2 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
3 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (23.33%) Windows 10
5 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (20.00%) Linux
6 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (20.00%) High Availability
2 6 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 6 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (16.67%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) E-Discovery
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) Release Management
5 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) MCSE
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (76.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (40.00%) vSphere
3 10 (33.33%) XenApp
4 8 (26.67%) NFS
5 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.67%) Xen
7 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) SCCM
2 11 (36.67%) Failover Clustering
2 11 (36.67%) vCenter Server
3 8 (26.67%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (13.33%) SCOM
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (6.67%) PowerCLI
5 2 (6.67%) SCOrch
5 2 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (76.67%) VMware
3 17 (56.67%) Citrix
4 16 (53.33%) Cisco
5 13 (43.33%) HP
5 13 (43.33%) Ivanti
6 9 (30.00%) Clearswift
6 9 (30.00%) Huawei
6 9 (30.00%) Juniper
7 8 (26.67%) McAfee
7 8 (26.67%) NetApp
8 6 (20.00%) Dell
8 6 (20.00%) EqualLogic
8 6 (20.00%) IBM
8 6 (20.00%) Sun
9 4 (13.33%) CommVault
10 2 (6.67%) F5
10 2 (6.67%) Meraki