The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 26 April 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)
England / London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 433 409
Rank change year-on-year +13 -24  
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.030% 0.035% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £476 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.00% -21.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £680 £321 £288
% change year-on-year +111.83% +11.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2151 2359 2099
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.62% 10.24% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1674 1398
Median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 86 140
Median hourly rate £22.34 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.38% -2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £11.55 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £24.75 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

DFS Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DFS Replication in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DFS Replication in London

DFS Replication
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DFS Replication in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DFS Replication in London

DFS Replication
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
City of London -2 2 £463 +23.33%
DFS Replication
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 London region with a requirement for DFS Replication.

1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 5 (71.43%) VCP6
3 5 (71.43%) PKI
3 5 (71.43%) SCCM
3 5 (71.43%) SCOM
3 5 (71.43%) vSphere
3 5 (71.43%) VSAN
3 5 (71.43%) vCenter Server
4 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
5 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
5 3 (42.86%) 3PAR
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) SAN
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) CommVault
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Service Management
7 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery

DFS Replication
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VSAN
2 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) PKI
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) Hedge funds
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) E-Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) VCP6
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) vSphere
3 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
1 5 (71.43%) SCOM
1 5 (71.43%) vCenter Server
2 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) 3PAR
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) CommVault
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Dell