Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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.

Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 819 834
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -19
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 29 52 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.053% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 41 20
England median daily rate £438 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +10.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £321 £308 £312
90th Percentile £475 £488 £575
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 12106 12010 10709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.76% 12.34% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7935 7598 6200
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 805 1166
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 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 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 2017. 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 -31 19 £450 +3.75% 3
South East +3 5 £378 -
East of England -1 5 £350 -36.36%
DFS Replication
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (96.55%) Active Directory
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 24 (82.76%) Windows Server
4 21 (72.41%) SAN
5 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
5 20 (68.97%) SCCM
6 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (62.07%) Citrix
6 18 (62.07%) MS Exchange
7 17 (58.62%) HP
8 15 (51.72%) Migration
8 15 (51.72%) PowerShell
8 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (41.38%) vSphere
11 12 (41.38%) Cisco
11 12 (41.38%) NetApp
12 11 (37.93%) DNS
12 11 (37.93%) iSCSI
12 11 (37.93%) Office 365
13 10 (34.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (34.48%) Finance
14 9 (31.03%) XenDesktop
14 9 (31.03%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (31.03%) vCenter Server
15 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
15 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Intune

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 18 (62.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
4 6 (20.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
6 2 (6.90%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (37.93%) Office 365
3 10 (34.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) SAN
2 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 11 (37.93%) iSCSI
3 8 (27.59%) DHCP
4 7 (24.14%) NAS
5 6 (20.69%) Firewall
5 6 (20.69%) IPsec
5 6 (20.69%) Wireless
6 5 (17.24%) BGP
6 5 (17.24%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (17.24%) HSRP
6 5 (17.24%) Junos
6 5 (17.24%) NX-OS
6 5 (17.24%) OSPF
6 5 (17.24%) Skype
6 5 (17.24%) SNMP
6 5 (17.24%) SSL
6 5 (17.24%) VPN
6 5 (17.24%) VRRP
6 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Systems Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Administrator
3 8 (27.59%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (27.59%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Server Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Server Administrator
5 6 (20.69%) Server Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (13.79%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (13.79%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Citrix Specialist
8 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) HP Storage
4 2 (6.90%) PKI
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Windows Server
3 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) Task Automation
3 6 (20.69%) CRM
3 6 (20.69%) High Availability
4 4 (13.79%) Server Building
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.90%) Change Control
5 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.90%) E-Discovery
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITSM
5 2 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (96.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (41.38%) vSphere
3 9 (31.03%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (31.03%) XenDesktop
4 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (17.24%) NFS
6 3 (10.34%) XenApp
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.90%) Xen
8 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (68.97%) SCCM
2 9 (31.03%) vCenter Server
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (20.69%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (13.79%) SCOM
6 2 (6.90%) SCOrch
6 2 (6.90%) WSUS
6 2 (6.90%) XenMobile
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (3.45%) OpenNMS
7 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (3.45%) PowerCLI
7 1 (3.45%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 18 (62.07%) Citrix
4 17 (58.62%) HP
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco
5 12 (41.38%) NetApp
6 6 (20.69%) McAfee
7 5 (17.24%) 3PAR
7 5 (17.24%) Clearswift
7 5 (17.24%) Huawei
7 5 (17.24%) Juniper
8 4 (13.79%) EMC
9 2 (6.90%) AppSense
9 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.45%) CommVault
10 1 (3.45%) F5
10 1 (3.45%) Lumension
10 1 (3.45%) Oracle