Period
to 14 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 14 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 722 858 862
Rank change year-on-year +136 +4 -21
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 61 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.050% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 24
UK median daily rate £401 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.99% -1.82% +1.23%
10th Percentile £351 £319 £310
90th Percentile £504 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,250 16,017 13,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.48% 15.26% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,024 10,502 8,467
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.85%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £410 £375
% change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 879 699
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.27 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.10 £15.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.55% +4.67% -

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DFS Replication as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DFS Replication over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 14 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
England +142 61 £401 -0.99% 6
UK excluding London +115 51 £400 +6.67% 5
South East +68 28 £383 +2.00% 4
South West - 12 £475 -
London +74 10 £450 +4.05% 1
Midlands +70 8 £425 -
West Midlands +51 8 £425 -
North of England +46 4 £300 -
North West +23 2 £300 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 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 with a requirement for DFS Replication.

1 57 (93.44%) Windows
2 54 (88.52%) SCCM
3 53 (86.89%) Active Directory
4 46 (75.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 44 (72.13%) Windows Server
6 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
7 38 (62.30%) DHCP
8 33 (54.10%) DNS
8 33 (54.10%) VMware
8 33 (54.10%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (50.82%) ITIL
10 30 (49.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (45.90%) XenApp
11 28 (45.90%) Citrix
12 27 (44.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (44.26%) Windows 10
13 26 (42.62%) XenDesktop
13 26 (42.62%) SharePoint
14 25 (40.98%) Hyper-V
15 24 (39.34%) SCOM
15 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (36.07%) PowerShell
16 22 (36.07%) Clustering
17 21 (34.43%) Thin Client
17 21 (34.43%) Fat Client
18 20 (32.79%) Security Cleared
18 20 (32.79%) Microsoft Clustering
19 18 (29.51%) WSUS
19 18 (29.51%) Microsoft App-V
20 17 (27.87%) DV Cleared

DFS Replication
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (42.62%) SharePoint
2 16 (26.23%) Skype for Business
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.87%) Office 365
2 12 (19.67%) Yammer
3 2 (3.28%) Azure
3 2 (3.28%) IaaS
3 2 (3.28%) iTunes
3 2 (3.28%) PaaS
3 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (62.30%) DHCP
2 33 (54.10%) DNS
3 16 (26.23%) Firewall
3 16 (26.23%) VLAN
4 14 (22.95%) Skype
5 9 (14.75%) SSL
6 6 (9.84%) NAS
6 6 (9.84%) NetScaler
7 5 (8.20%) SAN
8 2 (3.28%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) InstallShield
1 4 (6.56%) MSI
1 4 (6.56%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.64%) Hudson
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (65.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Author
5 5 (8.20%) Technical Author
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 22 (36.07%) Clustering
2 21 (34.43%) Fat Client
2 21 (34.43%) Thin Client
3 14 (22.95%) User Experience
4 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
4 9 (14.75%) PKI
5 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.92%) Replication
7 2 (3.28%) Wiki
8 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 57 (93.44%) Windows
2 44 (72.13%) Windows Server
3 27 (44.26%) Windows 10
3 27 (44.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.56%) Mac OS
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (75.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (50.82%) ITIL
3 12 (19.67%) Application Virtualisation
3 12 (19.67%) Data Protection
4 11 (18.03%) Project Delivery
5 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (14.75%) Service Management
6 7 (11.48%) ITSM
6 7 (11.48%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (11.48%) Web Filtering
7 5 (8.20%) Project Management
8 4 (6.56%) Application Packaging
8 4 (6.56%) E-Discovery
8 4 (6.56%) PRINCE
8 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.92%) Change Control
9 3 (4.92%) Performance Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.56%) VBScript
3 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) Security Cleared
2 17 (27.87%) CCA
2 17 (27.87%) Citrix Certification
2 17 (27.87%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.28%) VCP6
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 53 (86.89%) Active Directory
2 33 (54.10%) VMware ESXi
3 30 (49.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (45.90%) XenApp
5 26 (42.62%) XenDesktop
6 25 (40.98%) Hyper-V
7 18 (29.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (19.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (19.67%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (6.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (6.56%) Xen
10 2 (3.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (88.52%) SCCM
2 24 (39.34%) SCOM
3 20 (32.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (29.51%) WSUS
5 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 15 (24.59%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (24.59%) SCDPM
7 12 (19.67%) SCSM
7 12 (19.67%) SCVMM
8 5 (8.20%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (6.56%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (6.56%) Perfmon
9 4 (6.56%) vCenter Server
9 4 (6.56%) XenMobile
10 2 (3.28%) vRealize
11 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 33 (54.10%) VMware
3 28 (45.90%) Citrix
4 11 (18.03%) Dell
5 9 (14.75%) ArcSight
5 9 (14.75%) HP
5 9 (14.75%) McAfee
6 7 (11.48%) Lumension
7 5 (8.20%) 3PAR
7 5 (8.20%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco
8 4 (6.56%) Ivanti
9 2 (3.28%) CA
9 2 (3.28%) SAP
10 1 (1.64%) CommVault
10 1 (1.64%) Varonis