The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 June 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 / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 138 -
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 0 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.58% -
As % of the System Software category - 3.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £317 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £350
% change year-on-year - -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 205 527 256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.46% 17.94% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 240 120
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 10
Median hourly rate £20.25 £38.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.71% +123.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £35.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

DFS Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DFS Replication in Scotland