Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 815 848 826
Rank change year-on-year +33 -22 +19
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 34 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.035% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 17
UK median daily rate £394 £365 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% -23.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £303 £311 £330
90th Percentile £488 £488 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £525
% change year-on-year +11.81% -31.86% +59.09%
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 14,014 13,657 10,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.44% 13.68% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,271 8,809 6,554
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £180 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 815 653
UK median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% - -
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.36 £45.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.76 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.68% +3.33% -6.25%

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 20 June 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 8 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 20 June 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 +48 34 £394 +7.88% 2
UK excluding London +15 27 £400 +11.81% 1
South East +13 12 £375 +1.69%
South West -26 9 £475 +22.58%
London +22 7 £375 - 1
Midlands +14 5 £405 +26.56%
West Midlands +1 5 £405 +26.56%
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 34 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (88.24%) Windows
3 29 (85.29%) DHCP
4 26 (76.47%) SCCM
5 25 (73.53%) DNS
6 23 (67.65%) Windows Server
7 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (55.88%) PowerShell
8 19 (55.88%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (52.94%) VMware
10 17 (50.00%) Clustering
10 17 (50.00%) Hyper-V
10 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (50.00%) SCVMM
11 16 (47.06%) Windows 10
11 16 (47.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (44.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (38.24%) ITIL
14 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
14 12 (35.29%) Citrix
14 12 (35.29%) XenApp
15 11 (32.35%) SCOM
15 11 (32.35%) Data Protection
15 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
15 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 11 (32.35%) Application Virtualisation
15 11 (32.35%) Virtual Machines
15 11 (32.35%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (32.35%) Failover Clustering
15 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Clustering

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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 6 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 5 (14.71%) Yammer
3 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) DHCP
2 25 (73.53%) DNS
3 6 (17.65%) Firewall
3 6 (17.65%) Skype
3 6 (17.65%) VLAN
4 4 (11.76%) NetScaler
5 3 (8.82%) Kerberos
5 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.88%) SAN
6 2 (5.88%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) Clustering
2 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 10 (29.41%) User Experience
3 6 (17.65%) Fat Client
3 6 (17.65%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Windows Server
3 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (47.06%) Windows 10
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (38.24%) ITIL
3 11 (32.35%) Application Virtualisation
3 11 (32.35%) Data Protection
4 6 (17.65%) Server Building
4 6 (17.65%) Server Management
5 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Change Management
7 2 (5.88%) ERP
7 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
8 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.94%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.94%) Migration
8 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) CCA
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (55.88%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 16 (47.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (35.29%) XenApp
6 11 (32.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (32.35%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
9 3 (8.82%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (76.47%) SCCM
2 17 (50.00%) SCVMM
3 11 (32.35%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 11 (32.35%) SCDPM
3 11 (32.35%) SCOM
3 11 (32.35%) SCSM
3 11 (32.35%) WSUS
4 4 (11.76%) vMotion
5 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) Citrix
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.59%) Ivanti
4 6 (17.65%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) CommVault
5 2 (5.88%) EMC
5 2 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) SAP