Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 855 849 830
Rank change year-on-year -6 -19 +19
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 45 27 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.027% 0.066%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 0.22% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 50
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £323 £337 £308
90th Percentile £488 £475 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 15,369 12,091 13,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 12.19% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,991 7,772 8,202
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.12%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 680 892
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.73 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +4.53% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year +0.65% -0.80% -

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 16 October 2018.

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 9 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 16 October 2018. 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 +12 44 £378 -16.11% 8
UK excluding London -9 28 £375 - 7
South East +7 17 £375 - 2
London -16 17 £425 -5.56% 2
East of England - 6 £425 - 1
Midlands - 3 £313 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £313 -
South West - 1 £388 -
Scotland - 1 £335 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 42 (93.33%) Windows
1 42 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 37 (82.22%) DNS
3 35 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 35 (77.78%) PowerShell
4 29 (64.44%) VMware
5 28 (62.22%) Hyper-V
6 27 (60.00%) Windows Server
7 26 (57.78%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (53.33%) SCCM
10 23 (51.11%) XenApp
10 23 (51.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 20 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (44.44%) XenDesktop
11 20 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (42.22%) SCOM
12 19 (42.22%) Clustering
13 18 (40.00%) Citrix
13 18 (40.00%) DHCP
14 13 (28.89%) ITIL
14 13 (28.89%) Migration
15 12 (26.67%) Firewall
15 12 (26.67%) SAN
15 12 (26.67%) Office 365
16 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (24.44%) VLAN
16 11 (24.44%) Skype
17 10 (22.22%) NetScaler
17 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012

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 10 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 10 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Office 365
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (17.78%) Yammer
5 2 (4.44%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.22%) Akamai
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.22%) IaaS
6 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (82.22%) DNS
2 18 (40.00%) DHCP
3 12 (26.67%) Firewall
3 12 (26.67%) SAN
4 11 (24.44%) Skype
4 11 (24.44%) VLAN
5 10 (22.22%) NetScaler
6 8 (17.78%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (17.78%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.44%) LAN
7 2 (4.44%) VPN
7 2 (4.44%) WAN
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.22%) HTTP
8 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.22%) NAS
8 1 (2.22%) SMTP
8 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Redis
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) PowerShell Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Active Directory Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) Clustering
2 10 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 10 (22.22%) PKI
2 10 (22.22%) Thin Client
3 4 (8.89%) User Experience
4 3 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.22%) BYOD
6 1 (2.22%) FMCG
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (93.33%) Windows
2 27 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
6 7 (15.56%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 13 (28.89%) Migration
3 9 (20.00%) High Availability
4 8 (17.78%) Application Packaging
5 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (15.56%) Incident Management
6 6 (13.33%) Storage Management
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.67%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.67%) Compliance Audit
7 3 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (6.67%) Server Management
7 3 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.44%) Network Design
8 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) CCA
1 10 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 28 (62.22%) Hyper-V
3 26 (57.78%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (51.11%) XenApp
5 20 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (44.44%) XenDesktop
6 9 (20.00%) XenServer
7 7 (15.56%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
10 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (53.33%) SCCM
2 19 (42.22%) SCOM
3 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (17.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (17.78%) WSUS
5 6 (13.33%) vCenter Server
6 5 (11.11%) SCVMM
7 4 (8.89%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (8.89%) SCOrch
8 3 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (6.67%) SafeCom
8 3 (6.67%) SCDPM
8 3 (6.67%) XenMobile
9 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
9 2 (4.44%) SCSM
10 1 (2.22%) EdgeSight
10 1 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 29 (64.44%) VMware
3 18 (40.00%) Citrix
4 8 (17.78%) Dell
5 7 (15.56%) Veritas
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco
6 4 (8.89%) HP
6 4 (8.89%) Ivanti
6 4 (8.89%) McAfee
7 3 (6.67%) IBM
7 3 (6.67%) Veeam
8 2 (4.44%) EMC
8 2 (4.44%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (4.44%) SonicWALL
8 2 (4.44%) Symantec
9 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
9 1 (2.22%) Lumension
9 1 (2.22%) Meraki
9 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto