Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 852 834
Rank change year-on-year +1 -18 +56
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 52 36 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.035% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 0.28% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 44
UK median daily rate £405 £413 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +1.23% +8.67%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £314
90th Percentile £488 £475 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.60% -8.13%
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 16,017 13,036 12,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.27% 12.63% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,502 8,467 7,962
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +7.07%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £170
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 699 861
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% +1.61%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £47.00 £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -3.23%

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 14 December 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 10 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 14 December 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 +20 51 £405 +1.25% 13
UK excluding London -17 27 £375 +7.14% 9
London +19 25 £433 -3.89% 4
South East +4 14 £375 -14.29% 8
East of England -5 9 £423 +32.03%
North of England - 2 £300 - 1
North West - 2 £300 -
Scotland -14 1 £335 -33.00%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 50 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 46 (88.46%) Windows
3 45 (86.54%) DNS
4 40 (76.92%) Microsoft
5 39 (75.00%) PowerShell
6 31 (59.62%) VMware
7 30 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (55.77%) Hyper-V
9 23 (44.23%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (42.31%) Windows Server
11 20 (38.46%) XenApp
11 20 (38.46%) Clustering
12 19 (36.54%) DHCP
12 19 (36.54%) SCCM
12 19 (36.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 18 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (34.62%) Citrix
14 17 (32.69%) Migration
14 17 (32.69%) SCOM
14 17 (32.69%) XenDesktop
15 16 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (28.85%) Office 365
17 14 (26.92%) PKI
18 11 (21.15%) Windows 7
18 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
18 11 (21.15%) LDAP
19 10 (19.23%) ITIL
19 10 (19.23%) SAN
19 10 (19.23%) VMware Workstation
19 10 (19.23%) Firewall

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 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
1 9 (17.31%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.85%) Office 365
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.46%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (13.46%) Yammer
4 2 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 45 (86.54%) DNS
2 19 (36.54%) DHCP
3 10 (19.23%) Firewall
3 10 (19.23%) SAN
3 10 (19.23%) Skype
3 10 (19.23%) VLAN
4 9 (17.31%) NetScaler
5 7 (13.46%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (13.46%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.85%) VPN
7 1 (1.92%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.92%) LAN
7 1 (1.92%) NAS
7 1 (1.92%) SNMP
7 1 (1.92%) WAN
7 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Active Directory Specialist
3 8 (15.38%) Active Directory Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Architect
4 7 (13.46%) PowerShell Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Migration Architect
6 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Clustering
2 14 (26.92%) PKI
3 8 (15.38%) Fat Client
3 8 (15.38%) Thin Client
4 7 (13.46%) User Experience
5 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.85%) FMCG
7 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.92%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (88.46%) Windows
2 30 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (42.31%) Windows Server
4 11 (21.15%) Windows 7
5 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (32.69%) Migration
3 10 (19.23%) ITIL
4 7 (13.46%) Application Packaging
4 7 (13.46%) High Availability
4 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
4 7 (13.46%) Network Design
5 6 (11.54%) Storage Management
6 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) Server Management
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.77%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.77%) Change Management
7 3 (5.77%) Compliance Audit
7 3 (5.77%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (5.77%) Server Building
7 3 (5.77%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.77%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 39 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.62%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) VBA
4 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) CCA
1 8 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) MCSE
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 29 (55.77%) Hyper-V
3 23 (44.23%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (38.46%) XenApp
5 18 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (32.69%) XenDesktop
7 16 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (19.23%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (13.46%) XenServer
10 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (36.54%) SCCM
2 17 (32.69%) SCOM
3 7 (13.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (11.54%) vCenter Server
5 5 (9.62%) WSUS
6 3 (5.77%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (5.77%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (5.77%) SafeCom
6 3 (5.77%) SCOrch
6 3 (5.77%) SCVMM
6 3 (5.77%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 40 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 31 (59.62%) VMware
3 18 (34.62%) Citrix
4 8 (15.38%) Ivanti
5 7 (13.46%) Dell
5 7 (13.46%) Veritas
6 6 (11.54%) HP
7 3 (5.77%) IBM
7 3 (5.77%) McAfee
8 2 (3.85%) Cisco
8 2 (3.85%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.85%) Symantec
8 2 (3.85%) Veeam
9 1 (1.92%) EMC
9 1 (1.92%) iManage
9 1 (1.92%) Intapp
9 1 (1.92%) NetApp
9 1 (1.92%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.92%) Sonus