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 3 months to 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 613 623
Rank change year-on-year +22 +10  
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 19 41 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.076% 0.034%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.60% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 10
Median daily rate £450 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.17% -0.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £309 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £363
% change year-on-year - -8.96%  
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5275 6809 5823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.20% 12.61% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3382 4198 3290
Median daily rate £408 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 479 604
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 5 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 3 months to 27 June 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
England +18 19 £450 +16.12% 3
London +10 16 £475 +18.75% 2
City of London +1 4 £475 +26.66%
South East +15 3 £330 -
Kent - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 with a requirement for DFS Replication.

1 28 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (76.67%) Windows
3 21 (70.00%) VMware
3 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 15 (50.00%) DNS
7 14 (46.67%) HP
7 14 (46.67%) SCCM
8 13 (43.33%) Citrix
8 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
8 13 (43.33%) SAN
8 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (36.67%) vSphere
9 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
10 9 (30.00%) Client/Server
10 9 (30.00%) Linux
10 9 (30.00%) XenDesktop
10 9 (30.00%) vCenter Server
11 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (26.67%) Skype
11 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
11 8 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (26.67%) Skype for Business
11 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
11 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
12 7 (23.33%) SCOM
12 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V

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 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (26.67%) Skype for Business
3 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.67%) Office 365
3 4 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) DNS
2 13 (43.33%) SAN
3 8 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (26.67%) Skype
4 6 (20.00%) VSAN
5 5 (16.67%) DHCP
5 5 (16.67%) NAS
5 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (13.33%) iSCSI
6 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.33%) WAN
6 4 (13.33%) Wireless
7 2 (6.67%) Firewall
7 2 (6.67%) Internet
7 2 (6.67%) LAN
8 1 (3.33%) DMZ
8 1 (3.33%) MPLS
8 1 (3.33%) SNMP
8 1 (3.33%) VPN
8 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Implementation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (20.00%) PKI
3 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (10.00%) Clustering
4 3 (10.00%) HP Storage
5 2 (6.67%) Hedge funds
5 2 (6.67%) Replication
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
6 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (30.00%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) CRM
3 5 (16.67%) High Availability
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Server Building
5 3 (10.00%) ITSM
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Task Automation
7 1 (3.33%) Change Control
7 1 (3.33%) E-Discovery
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) VB
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) VCP6
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (36.67%) vSphere
3 9 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.67%) XenApp
7 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (46.67%) SCCM
2 9 (30.00%) vCenter Server
3 7 (23.33%) SCOM
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (10.00%) WSUS
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) VMware
2 14 (46.67%) HP
3 13 (43.33%) Citrix
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
6 6 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.67%) CommVault
8 2 (6.67%) Dell
8 2 (6.67%) EMC
8 2 (6.67%) NetApp
9 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.33%) IBM
9 1 (3.33%) Remedy
9 1 (3.33%) SAP
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