Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 777 819 815
Rank change year-on-year +42 -4 +21
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 53 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.034% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 24
England median daily rate £388 £365 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% -10.43% +12.41%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £330
90th Percentile £488 £440 £468
UK median daily rate £388 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +6.16% -8.75% +16.36%
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 13,992 11,861 10,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.58% 12.95% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,254 7,789 6,950
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
10th Percentile £188 £163 £170
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 632 742
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.41
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.70 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +1.00% +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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +12 24 £433 +18.49% 5
South East +20 17 £375 - 6
East of England -3 9 £423 +32.03%
North of England - 2 £300 - 1
North West - 2 £300 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
DFS Replication
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 49 (92.45%) DNS
3 47 (88.68%) Windows
4 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
4 39 (73.58%) PowerShell
5 34 (64.15%) VMware
6 33 (62.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (58.49%) Hyper-V
8 24 (45.28%) DHCP
8 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
9 23 (43.40%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (41.51%) Clustering
11 20 (37.74%) SCCM
12 19 (35.85%) Migration
12 19 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (35.85%) XenApp
12 19 (35.85%) Citrix
12 19 (35.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 17 (32.08%) Office 365
14 16 (30.19%) XenDesktop
14 16 (30.19%) PKI
14 16 (30.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (26.42%) SCOM
15 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (24.53%) ITIL
17 12 (22.64%) LDAP
17 12 (22.64%) SAN
17 12 (22.64%) Firewall
17 12 (22.64%) NetScaler
17 12 (22.64%) VLAN

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%) SharePoint
1 11 (20.75%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.08%) Office 365
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (18.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (16.98%) Yammer
5 2 (3.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (92.45%) DNS
2 24 (45.28%) DHCP
3 12 (22.64%) Firewall
3 12 (22.64%) NetScaler
3 12 (22.64%) SAN
3 12 (22.64%) Skype
3 12 (22.64%) VLAN
4 9 (16.98%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (16.98%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.77%) VPN
6 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.89%) LAN
6 1 (1.89%) NAS
6 1 (1.89%) SNMP
6 1 (1.89%) WAN
6 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
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
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
General
1 7 (13.21%) 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 18 (33.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Active Directory Specialist
3 8 (15.09%) Active Directory Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Migration Architect
4 6 (11.32%) PowerShell Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (41.51%) Clustering
2 16 (30.19%) PKI
3 10 (18.87%) Fat Client
3 10 (18.87%) Thin Client
4 7 (13.21%) User Experience
5 2 (3.77%) FMCG
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.89%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (88.68%) Windows
2 33 (62.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
7 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 19 (35.85%) Migration
2 13 (24.53%) ITIL
3 9 (16.98%) Application Packaging
3 9 (16.98%) High Availability
4 7 (13.21%) Network Design
5 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.43%) Server Management
6 5 (9.43%) Storage Management
7 4 (7.55%) Project Management
7 4 (7.55%) Server Building
7 4 (7.55%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (5.66%) Change Management
8 3 (5.66%) Workshop Facilitation
9 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.77%) Converged Infrastructure
9 2 (3.77%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.89%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 39 (73.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) VBA
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) CCA
1 10 (18.87%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.66%) MCSE
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (98.11%) Active Directory
2 31 (58.49%) Hyper-V
3 23 (43.40%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (35.85%) XenApp
5 16 (30.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (30.19%) XenDesktop
6 10 (18.87%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (16.98%) XenServer
8 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (37.74%) SCCM
2 14 (26.42%) SCOM
3 9 (16.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (9.43%) vCenter Server
6 4 (7.55%) SCVMM
6 4 (7.55%) WSUS
7 3 (5.66%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (3.77%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.89%) SafeCom
9 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.89%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
2 34 (64.15%) VMware
3 19 (35.85%) Citrix
4 9 (16.98%) Dell
5 8 (15.09%) Ivanti
6 7 (13.21%) HP
7 6 (11.32%) Veritas
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco
8 2 (3.77%) IBM
8 2 (3.77%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.77%) Symantec
8 2 (3.77%) Veeam
9 1 (1.89%) CommVault
9 1 (1.89%) EMC
9 1 (1.89%) iManage
9 1 (1.89%) Intapp
9 1 (1.89%) McAfee
9 1 (1.89%) NetApp
9 1 (1.89%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.89%) Sonus