Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 808 861
Rank change year-on-year -34 +53 -36
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 33 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.040% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.33% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 11
UK median daily rate £365 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £330 £275
90th Percentile £454 £680 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -4.29% +16.67% -7.69%
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 12,933 11,659 10,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 12.14% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,440 7,277 6,273
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 847 1,094
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £44.35 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +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 21 February 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 6 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 21 February 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 -17 30 £365 -12.31% 7
London -10 19 £365 -12.57% 3
UK excluding London -22 14 £335 -4.29% 4
East of England 0 9 £320 -30.81%
Scotland -23 3 £500 +49.25%
South East -10 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 31 (93.94%) Windows
2 29 (87.88%) DNS
3 28 (84.85%) DHCP
4 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
5 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
5 26 (78.79%) VMware
6 20 (60.61%) Citrix
7 19 (57.58%) Windows Server
8 18 (54.55%) Cisco
9 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (45.45%) SCCM
10 15 (45.45%) Office 365
11 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (39.39%) XenApp
12 13 (39.39%) Ivanti
12 13 (39.39%) HP
12 13 (39.39%) SAN
12 13 (39.39%) Clustering
13 12 (36.36%) VPN
13 12 (36.36%) vSphere
14 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
14 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
14 11 (33.33%) vCenter Server
15 10 (30.30%) Skype
15 10 (30.30%) HSRP
15 10 (30.30%) Windows 10
15 10 (30.30%) OSPF
15 10 (30.30%) BGP

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 (30.30%) Skype for Business
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (45.45%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (87.88%) DNS
2 28 (84.85%) DHCP
3 13 (39.39%) SAN
4 12 (36.36%) VPN
5 10 (30.30%) BGP
5 10 (30.30%) HSRP
5 10 (30.30%) iSCSI
5 10 (30.30%) OSPF
5 10 (30.30%) Skype
6 9 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (27.27%) Firewall
7 8 (24.24%) IPsec
7 8 (24.24%) Junos
7 8 (24.24%) NX-OS
7 8 (24.24%) SNMP
7 8 (24.24%) SSL
7 8 (24.24%) VLAN
7 8 (24.24%) VRRP
7 8 (24.24%) Wireshark
8 6 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Wintel Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Citrix Specialist
4 6 (18.18%) Server Specialist
4 6 (18.18%) Server Support
4 6 (18.18%) Server Support Specialist
4 6 (18.18%) Support Specialist
5 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Citrix Server Specialist
6 4 (12.12%) Citrix Support
6 4 (12.12%) Citrix Support Specialist
6 4 (12.12%) Server Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Wintel Server Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Specialist
7 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Clustering
2 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) EMC VNX
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
3 2 (6.06%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (93.94%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Windows Server
3 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (30.30%) Windows 10
5 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.18%) Linux
6 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Business Continuity
2 6 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (18.18%) Data Centre Operations
2 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (18.18%) High Availability
2 6 (18.18%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 6 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Content Management
5 2 (6.06%) E-Discovery
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) Release Management
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) MCSE
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
2 2 (6.06%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (39.39%) XenApp
4 12 (36.36%) vSphere
5 8 (24.24%) NFS
5 8 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
7 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
8 2 (6.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) SCCM
2 11 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 11 (33.33%) vCenter Server
3 8 (24.24%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (18.18%) SCOM
5 2 (6.06%) AppDNA
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (6.06%) PowerCLI
5 2 (6.06%) SCOrch
5 2 (6.06%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 26 (78.79%) VMware
3 20 (60.61%) Citrix
4 18 (54.55%) Cisco
5 13 (39.39%) HP
5 13 (39.39%) Ivanti
6 9 (27.27%) Clearswift
6 9 (27.27%) Huawei
6 9 (27.27%) Juniper
7 8 (24.24%) McAfee
7 8 (24.24%) NetApp
8 6 (18.18%) Dell
8 6 (18.18%) EqualLogic
8 6 (18.18%) IBM
8 6 (18.18%) Sun
9 4 (12.12%) CommVault
10 2 (6.06%) F5
10 2 (6.06%) Google
10 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
10 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds