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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
UK / England
Rank 567 602 576
Rank change year-on-year +35 -26  
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 10 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.021% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 10
Median daily rate £628 £625 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £686 £645 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £628 £631 £265
% change year-on-year -0.59% +138.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 4625 5247 4939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.21% 10.78% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2947 3226 2728
Median daily rate £410 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +6.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 419 569
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
South West - 7 £680 - 1
London +11 1 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England -5 1 £375 -40.59%
West Midlands - 1 £700 -
DFS Replication
UK

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (58.82%) DNS
5 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
6 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
6 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (47.06%) Linux
6 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
6 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
6 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
6 8 (47.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (47.06%) Skype
6 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
6 8 (47.06%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (41.18%) HP
7 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) VMware
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (23.53%) Cisco
10 4 (23.53%) SAN

DFS Replication
Top Related 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 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
1 8 (47.06%) SharePoint 2013
1 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
2 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) Remote Desktop
2 8 (47.06%) Skype
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) DMZ
5 2 (11.76%) HSRP
5 2 (11.76%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) VRRP
5 2 (11.76%) VSAN
6 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) SMTP
6 1 (5.88%) SNMP
6 1 (5.88%) SSL
6 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.88%) HP Storage
4 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) Linux
5 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
3 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) E-Discovery
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (17.65%) XenApp
6 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
7 1 (5.88%) vSphere
7 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) PowerCLI
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
2 7 (41.18%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) EMC
6 2 (11.76%) Huawei
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Clearswift
7 1 (5.88%) CommVault
7 1 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.88%) Remedy
7 1 (5.88%) SAP
7 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow