Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 695 812 843
Rank change year-on-year +117 +31 -33
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 60 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.082% 0.053% 0.034%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 21
England median daily rate £400 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% +2.10%
10th Percentile £347 £324 £310
90th Percentile £490 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £405 £425
% change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% +4.29%
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 11,300 14,932 12,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.48% 15.50% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,493 9,862 7,987
England median daily rate £450 £465 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +8.14% +4.24%
10th Percentile £163 £184 £161
90th Percentile £638 £638 £615
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 788 638
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.81% -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 12 December 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 12 December 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
South East +65 28 £383 +2.00% 4
South West - 12 £475 -
London +84 9 £450 +4.05% 1
Midlands +57 8 £425 -
West Midlands +50 8 £425 -
North of England +46 4 £300 -
North West +15 2 £300 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
DFS Replication
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 56 (93.33%) Windows
2 54 (90.00%) SCCM
3 52 (86.67%) Active Directory
4 46 (76.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 43 (71.67%) Windows Server
6 40 (66.67%) Microsoft
7 38 (63.33%) DHCP
8 33 (55.00%) DNS
8 33 (55.00%) VMware
8 33 (55.00%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (50.00%) ITIL
10 28 (46.67%) Citrix
10 28 (46.67%) XenApp
11 27 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (45.00%) Windows 10
12 26 (43.33%) XenDesktop
12 26 (43.33%) SharePoint
13 25 (41.67%) Hyper-V
14 24 (40.00%) SCOM
14 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 22 (36.67%) PowerShell
15 22 (36.67%) Clustering
16 21 (35.00%) Thin Client
16 21 (35.00%) Fat Client
17 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
17 20 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
18 18 (30.00%) WSUS
18 18 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
19 17 (28.33%) CCA

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 26 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 16 (26.67%) Skype for Business
3 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.33%) Office 365
2 12 (20.00%) Yammer
3 2 (3.33%) Azure
3 2 (3.33%) IaaS
3 2 (3.33%) iTunes
3 2 (3.33%) PaaS
3 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (63.33%) DHCP
2 33 (55.00%) DNS
3 16 (26.67%) Firewall
3 16 (26.67%) VLAN
4 14 (23.33%) Skype
5 9 (15.00%) SSL
6 6 (10.00%) NetScaler
7 5 (8.33%) NAS
7 5 (8.33%) SAN
8 2 (3.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) InstallShield
1 4 (6.67%) MSI
1 4 (6.67%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.67%) Hudson
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.33%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Author
4 5 (8.33%) Technical Author
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.00%) Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (5.00%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Server Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 22 (36.67%) Clustering
2 21 (35.00%) Fat Client
2 21 (35.00%) Thin Client
3 14 (23.33%) User Experience
4 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
4 9 (15.00%) PKI
5 4 (6.67%) Blackberry
6 3 (5.00%) Replication
7 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (93.33%) Windows
2 43 (71.67%) Windows Server
3 27 (45.00%) Windows 10
3 27 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.67%) Mac OS
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (76.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (50.00%) ITIL
3 12 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 12 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 11 (18.33%) Project Delivery
5 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (15.00%) Service Management
6 7 (11.67%) ITSM
6 7 (11.67%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (11.67%) Web Filtering
7 4 (6.67%) Application Packaging
7 4 (6.67%) E-Discovery
7 4 (6.67%) PRINCE
7 4 (6.67%) Project Management
7 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.00%) Change Control
8 3 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.67%) VBScript
3 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (28.33%) CCA
2 17 (28.33%) Citrix Certification
2 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.33%) VCP6
5 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (55.00%) VMware ESXi
3 30 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (46.67%) XenApp
5 26 (43.33%) XenDesktop
6 25 (41.67%) Hyper-V
7 18 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (6.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (6.67%) Xen
10 2 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (90.00%) SCCM
2 24 (40.00%) SCOM
3 20 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (30.00%) WSUS
5 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 15 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (25.00%) SCDPM
7 12 (20.00%) SCSM
7 12 (20.00%) SCVMM
8 5 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (6.67%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (6.67%) Perfmon
9 4 (6.67%) vCenter Server
9 4 (6.67%) XenMobile
10 2 (3.33%) vRealize
11 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (55.00%) VMware
3 28 (46.67%) Citrix
4 11 (18.33%) Dell
5 9 (15.00%) ArcSight
5 9 (15.00%) HP
5 9 (15.00%) McAfee
6 7 (11.67%) Lumension
7 5 (8.33%) 3PAR
7 5 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (6.67%) Cisco
8 4 (6.67%) Ivanti
9 2 (3.33%) CA
9 2 (3.33%) SAP
10 1 (1.67%) CommVault