Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 836 828
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 +13
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 53 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.031% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.24% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 41
England median daily rate £395 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.71% +5.42% +10.67%
10th Percentile £331 £321 £308
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £385 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.38% +6.67%
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 14,630 12,112 12,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.38% 12.77% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,630 7,939 7,598
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £188 £161 £175
90th Percentile £635 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 662 805
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £39.38
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +25 25 £445 -1.11% 7
South East +9 16 £375 -0.66% 5
East of England +4 9 £423 +20.71% 1
North of England - 2 £300 - 1
North West - 2 £300 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
DFS Replication
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 52 (98.11%) Active Directory
2 47 (88.68%) DNS
2 47 (88.68%) Windows
3 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
4 40 (75.47%) PowerShell
5 34 (64.15%) VMware
6 32 (60.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (56.60%) Hyper-V
8 26 (49.06%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (43.40%) Windows Server
9 23 (43.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (39.62%) XenApp
11 20 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (37.74%) SCCM
12 19 (35.85%) XenDesktop
12 19 (35.85%) Clustering
12 19 (35.85%) DHCP
13 18 (33.96%) Citrix
13 18 (33.96%) Migration
13 18 (33.96%) SCOM
14 17 (32.08%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (28.30%) PKI
15 15 (28.30%) Office 365
16 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (24.53%) SAN
17 12 (22.64%) Firewall
17 12 (22.64%) VLAN
17 12 (22.64%) Skype
18 11 (20.75%) Skype for Business
18 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012

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 11 (20.75%) Skype for Business
2 10 (18.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Office 365
2 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (16.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (15.09%) Yammer
5 2 (3.77%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.89%) Akamai
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.89%) IaaS
6 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (88.68%) DNS
2 19 (35.85%) DHCP
3 13 (24.53%) SAN
4 12 (22.64%) Firewall
4 12 (22.64%) Skype
4 12 (22.64%) VLAN
5 10 (18.87%) NetScaler
6 8 (15.09%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (15.09%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.77%) LAN
7 2 (3.77%) NAS
7 2 (3.77%) VPN
7 2 (3.77%) WAN
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.89%) HTTP
8 1 (1.89%) SMTP
8 1 (1.89%) SNMP
8 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.89%) Wireless
8 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Redis
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Back Office
2 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Active Directory Architect
2 8 (15.09%) Active Directory Specialist
2 8 (15.09%) Architect
3 7 (13.21%) PowerShell Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Migration Architect
5 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Clustering
2 15 (28.30%) PKI
3 10 (18.87%) Fat Client
3 10 (18.87%) Thin Client
4 7 (13.21%) User Experience
5 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.77%) FMCG
7 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.89%) BYOD
7 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.89%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (88.68%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (43.40%) Windows Server
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (33.96%) Migration
3 11 (20.75%) ITIL
4 9 (16.98%) High Availability
5 8 (15.09%) Application Packaging
6 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
6 7 (13.21%) Network Design
7 6 (11.32%) Storage Management
8 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.55%) Project Management
9 4 (7.55%) Server Management
10 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
10 3 (5.66%) Compliance Audit
10 3 (5.66%) Proactive Monitoring
10 3 (5.66%) Server Building
10 3 (5.66%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.66%) Workshop Facilitation
11 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (75.47%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) SQL
3 3 (5.66%) VBA
4 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) CCA
1 10 (18.87%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (98.11%) Active Directory
2 30 (56.60%) Hyper-V
3 26 (49.06%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (39.62%) XenApp
5 20 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (35.85%) XenDesktop
7 17 (32.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (18.87%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (15.09%) XenServer
10 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 20 (37.74%) SCCM
2 18 (33.96%) SCOM
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (15.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (11.32%) vCenter Server
7 5 (9.43%) WSUS
8 3 (5.66%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (5.66%) SafeCom
8 3 (5.66%) SCOrch
8 3 (5.66%) SCVMM
8 3 (5.66%) XenMobile
9 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
2 34 (64.15%) VMware
3 18 (33.96%) Citrix
4 8 (15.09%) Dell
5 7 (13.21%) Veritas
6 6 (11.32%) HP
6 6 (11.32%) Ivanti
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco
7 3 (5.66%) IBM
7 3 (5.66%) McAfee
7 3 (5.66%) Veeam
8 2 (3.77%) EMC
8 2 (3.77%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (3.77%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.77%) Symantec
9 1 (1.89%) iManage
9 1 (1.89%) Intapp
9 1 (1.89%) NetApp
9 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.89%) Sonus