Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 782 825
Rank change year-on-year -38 +43 -28
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 40 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.023% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 13
England median daily rate £365 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £310 £378 £275
90th Percentile £440 £680 £648
UK median daily rate £365 £489 £330
% change year-on-year -25.32% +48.11% -12.00%
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 12,364 9,513 10,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 11.33% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,049 6,079 6,734
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £185 £167 £173
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 593 860
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.15 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.25 £43.75 £41.05
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -1.59%

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 May 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 May 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 -34 19 £365 -23.16% 3
South East -6 13 £358 -4.60% 5
East of England +1 4 £320 -14.67% 1
Midlands -11 3 £320 -54.29%
West Midlands -12 3 £320 -54.29%
South West -3 1 £388 -43.01%
DFS Replication
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 33 (82.50%) DNS
3 32 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 31 (77.50%) DHCP
5 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
6 26 (65.00%) VMware
6 26 (65.00%) Windows Server
7 25 (62.50%) Citrix
8 23 (57.50%) Clustering
9 21 (52.50%) Office 365
10 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (50.00%) ITIL
11 18 (45.00%) SCCM
11 18 (45.00%) XenApp
11 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (35.00%) SAN
15 13 (32.50%) PowerShell
15 13 (32.50%) Hyper-V
15 13 (32.50%) VLAN
15 13 (32.50%) Failover Clustering
16 12 (30.00%) High Availability
16 12 (30.00%) Ivanti
16 12 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (30.00%) Dell
16 12 (30.00%) Cisco
17 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
17 11 (27.50%) iSCSI
17 11 (27.50%) Data Centre

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 10 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (52.50%) Office 365
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (15.00%) Yammer
4 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) DNS
2 31 (77.50%) DHCP
3 14 (35.00%) SAN
4 13 (32.50%) VLAN
5 11 (27.50%) iSCSI
6 10 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (25.00%) Firewall
6 10 (25.00%) Skype
7 8 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 7 (17.50%) VPN
9 5 (12.50%) BGP
9 5 (12.50%) HSRP
9 5 (12.50%) NAS
9 5 (12.50%) OSPF
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (10.00%) MPLS
10 4 (10.00%) WAN
11 3 (7.50%) IPsec
11 3 (7.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Server Specialist
3 6 (15.00%) Server Support
3 6 (15.00%) Server Support Specialist
3 6 (15.00%) Support Specialist
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix Server Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix Support
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Server Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Wintel Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) Clustering
2 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
3 7 (17.50%) Fat Client
3 7 (17.50%) PKI
3 7 (17.50%) Thin Client
4 3 (7.50%) Replication
4 3 (7.50%) User Experience
5 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (15.00%) Linux
8 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) ITIL
2 12 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (30.00%) High Availability
3 8 (20.00%) Migration
4 7 (17.50%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (17.50%) Problem Management
5 6 (15.00%) Application Packaging
5 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity
5 6 (15.00%) Change Management
5 6 (15.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 6 (15.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 6 (15.00%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.00%) Content Management
8 2 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (5.00%) Release Management
8 2 (5.00%) Service Design
8 2 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) CCA
1 7 (17.50%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (12.50%) MCSE
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) MCP
4 2 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (45.00%) XenApp
3 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (32.50%) Hyper-V
6 10 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop
8 7 (17.50%) vSphere
8 7 (17.50%) XenServer
9 4 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (7.50%) NFS
10 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
11 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (45.00%) SCCM
2 13 (32.50%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (17.50%) SCOM
4 6 (15.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (15.00%) vCenter Server
5 5 (12.50%) SCVMM
6 4 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (10.00%) SCDPM
6 4 (10.00%) WSUS
7 3 (7.50%) SCSM
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
9 1 (2.50%) EdgeSight
9 1 (2.50%) PowerCLI
9 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
9 1 (2.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (65.00%) VMware
3 25 (62.50%) Citrix
4 12 (30.00%) Cisco
4 12 (30.00%) Dell
4 12 (30.00%) Ivanti
5 7 (17.50%) HP
6 6 (15.00%) EqualLogic
6 6 (15.00%) IBM
6 6 (15.00%) Sun
7 5 (12.50%) CommVault
8 4 (10.00%) Clearswift
8 4 (10.00%) Huawei
8 4 (10.00%) Juniper
8 4 (10.00%) McAfee
9 3 (7.50%) NetApp
10 2 (5.00%) Meraki
11 1 (2.50%) F5
11 1 (2.50%) Lumension
11 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds