Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 828 850
Rank change year-on-year -17 +22 -6
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 26 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.060% 0.037%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 49 27
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £337 £308 £248
90th Percentile £475 £478 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £342 £369
% change year-on-year +9.65% -7.25% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% -
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 12140 13040 11718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 12.37% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7826 8176 6607
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +6.67%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £338
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 888 1261
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.25 £40.08 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.64% -1.61% +3.33%

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 22 October 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 4 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 22 October 2017. 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 -10 26 £450 +12.50% 1
London -2 20 £450 - 1
South East +19 6 £375 -
UK excluding London +11 6 £375 +9.65%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 24 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 22 (84.62%) Windows
4 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (76.92%) Windows Server
5 19 (73.08%) Citrix
6 17 (65.38%) SAN
7 16 (61.54%) SCCM
8 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
8 15 (57.69%) Migration
9 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
10 13 (50.00%) HP
10 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
10 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (46.15%) Office 365
12 10 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (38.46%) Finance
13 9 (34.62%) DNS
14 8 (30.77%) vSphere
14 8 (30.77%) XenDesktop
14 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (30.77%) Banking
14 8 (30.77%) Cisco
14 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
15 7 (26.92%) Task Automation
15 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (26.92%) NetApp

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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (11.54%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (46.15%) Office 365
2 10 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) SAN
2 9 (34.62%) DNS
3 7 (26.92%) NAS
4 6 (23.08%) DHCP
4 6 (23.08%) iSCSI
4 6 (23.08%) Wireless
5 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.54%) VLAN
5 3 (11.54%) WAN
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall
6 2 (7.69%) Internet
6 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
6 2 (7.69%) VSAN
7 1 (3.85%) DMZ
7 1 (3.85%) IPsec
7 1 (3.85%) LAN
7 1 (3.85%) MPLS
7 1 (3.85%) VoIP
7 1 (3.85%) VPN
7 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Administrator
3 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 7 (26.92%) Server Engineer
5 6 (23.08%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Server Administrator
5 6 (23.08%) Server Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Project Implementation Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Fat Client
2 6 (23.08%) Thin Client
3 3 (11.54%) HP Storage
3 3 (11.54%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Windows Server
2 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Migration
2 7 (26.92%) CRM
2 7 (26.92%) High Availability
2 7 (26.92%) Task Automation
3 5 (19.23%) Server Building
4 3 (11.54%) ITSM
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Change Control
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) Coaching
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) VCP6
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) vSphere
2 8 (30.77%) XenDesktop
3 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.69%) XenApp
6 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (61.54%) SCCM
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (23.08%) vCenter Server
4 3 (11.54%) SCOM
4 3 (11.54%) WSUS
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.85%) OpenNMS
5 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.85%) SCDPM
5 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 19 (73.08%) Citrix
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) HP
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco
6 7 (26.92%) NetApp
7 6 (23.08%) 3PAR
8 4 (15.38%) EMC
9 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.85%) CommVault
10 1 (3.85%) Dell
10 1 (3.85%) Lumension
10 1 (3.85%) McAfee
10 1 (3.85%) Oracle