Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 814 837
Rank change year-on-year -28 +23 -8
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 46 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.023% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.21% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 17
UK median daily rate £365 £478 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.56% +44.70% -12.00%
10th Percentile £310 £343 £275
90th Percentile £482 £680 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £550 £321
% change year-on-year -36.09% +71.34% +11.65%
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 13,611 10,153 12,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 11.23% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,808 6,470 7,318
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +13.07%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £170
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 657 936
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +1.47% +0.11%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.46
90th Percentile £45.61 £47.00 £42.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -27 42 £365 -25.32% 9
UK excluding London -16 25 £352 -36.09% 8
London -39 21 £365 -23.16% 1
South East -7 13 £358 +1.49% 7
East of England +5 4 £320 -14.67% 1
Scotland - 4 £500 -
Midlands -4 3 £320 -54.29%
West Midlands -22 3 £320 -54.29%
South West 0 1 £388 -43.01%

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 43 (93.48%) Windows
2 39 (84.78%) DNS
3 38 (82.61%) Active Directory
4 35 (76.09%) DHCP
5 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
6 30 (65.22%) VMware
7 29 (63.04%) Citrix
8 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
9 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (50.00%) Clustering
10 22 (47.83%) XenApp
10 22 (47.83%) Office 365
10 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (45.65%) SCCM
12 20 (43.48%) ITIL
12 20 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (41.30%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
15 16 (34.78%) SAN
16 15 (32.61%) Cisco
16 15 (32.61%) VLAN
17 14 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
18 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
18 13 (28.26%) High Availability
18 13 (28.26%) Windows 10
18 13 (28.26%) Failover Clustering
19 12 (26.09%) Skype
19 12 (26.09%) Skype for Business
19 12 (26.09%) XenDesktop
19 12 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery

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 12 (26.09%) Skype for Business
2 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (47.83%) Office 365
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (13.04%) Yammer
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (4.35%) Mimecast
7 1 (2.17%) Akamai
7 1 (2.17%) IaaS
7 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (84.78%) DNS
2 35 (76.09%) DHCP
3 16 (34.78%) SAN
4 15 (32.61%) VLAN
5 12 (26.09%) Skype
6 11 (23.91%) iSCSI
7 10 (21.74%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (21.74%) Firewall
7 10 (21.74%) NetScaler
8 7 (15.22%) VPN
8 7 (15.22%) WAN
9 6 (13.04%) NAS
10 5 (10.87%) BGP
10 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (10.87%) HSRP
10 5 (10.87%) Internet
10 5 (10.87%) LAN
10 5 (10.87%) OSPF
11 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (8.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) Redis
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Server Specialist
3 6 (13.04%) Server Support
3 6 (13.04%) Server Support Specialist
3 6 (13.04%) Support Specialist
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix Server Specialist
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix Specialist
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix Support
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Wintel Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (50.00%) Clustering
2 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
3 7 (15.22%) Fat Client
3 7 (15.22%) PKI
3 7 (15.22%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.52%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) User Experience
5 2 (4.35%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 43 (93.48%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
3 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (28.26%) Windows 10
6 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (15.22%) Linux
9 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) ITIL
2 13 (28.26%) High Availability
3 12 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (17.39%) Application Packaging
4 8 (17.39%) Migration
5 7 (15.22%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
6 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity
6 6 (13.04%) Change Management
6 6 (13.04%) Data Centre Operations
6 6 (13.04%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 6 (13.04%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (8.70%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
8 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.35%) Content Management
9 2 (4.35%) Release Management
9 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) CCA
1 7 (15.22%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (10.87%) MCSE
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) MCP
4 2 (4.35%) MCSA
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 22 (47.83%) XenApp
3 20 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (41.30%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
7 12 (26.09%) XenDesktop
8 7 (15.22%) vSphere
8 7 (15.22%) XenServer
9 4 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (6.52%) NFS
10 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
11 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (45.65%) SCCM
2 13 (28.26%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (21.74%) SCOM
4 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (13.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (13.04%) vCenter Server
6 5 (10.87%) SCVMM
7 4 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (8.70%) SCDPM
7 4 (8.70%) WSUS
8 3 (6.52%) SCSM
9 2 (4.35%) AppDNA
9 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
9 2 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (2.17%) EdgeSight
10 1 (2.17%) PowerCLI
10 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
10 1 (2.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (65.22%) VMware
3 29 (63.04%) Citrix
4 15 (32.61%) Cisco
5 12 (26.09%) Dell
5 12 (26.09%) Ivanti
6 7 (15.22%) HP
7 6 (13.04%) EqualLogic
7 6 (13.04%) IBM
7 6 (13.04%) Sun
8 5 (10.87%) CommVault
9 4 (8.70%) Clearswift
9 4 (8.70%) Huawei
9 4 (8.70%) Juniper
9 4 (8.70%) McAfee
10 3 (6.52%) Meraki
10 3 (6.52%) NetApp
10 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
11 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
11 2 (4.35%) Veeam