Period
to 22 August 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 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 835 844
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -12
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 32 64 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.059% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 34 29
UK median daily rate £450 £416 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +11.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £243
90th Percentile £487 £492 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% +29.63%
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 skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11346 13182 11939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.83% 12.17% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7295 8237 6726
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 872 1288
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.58% +6.45% +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 August 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 August 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 +41 32 £450 +7.78% 3
London +18 26 £463 +2.78% 2
UK excluding London +33 6 £375 +13.64% 1
South East +26 6 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 31 (96.88%) VMware
2 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
3 24 (75.00%) Windows
4 22 (68.75%) Citrix
5 21 (65.63%) SCCM
5 21 (65.63%) PowerShell
6 20 (62.50%) SAN
6 20 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (62.50%) Windows Server
7 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
8 17 (53.13%) HP
9 15 (46.88%) Migration
10 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
10 14 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (40.63%) vSphere
11 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (37.50%) XenDesktop
12 12 (37.50%) Finance
12 12 (37.50%) Office 365
13 11 (34.38%) vCenter Server
14 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (31.25%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
15 9 (28.13%) DNS
15 9 (28.13%) Cisco
15 9 (28.13%) 3PAR
15 9 (28.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (25.00%) Banking
16 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 14 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (21.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (9.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (37.50%) Office 365
3 10 (31.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) SAN
2 9 (28.13%) DNS
3 7 (21.88%) NAS
3 7 (21.88%) VSAN
4 6 (18.75%) DHCP
4 6 (18.75%) iSCSI
4 6 (18.75%) Wireless
5 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
6 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.38%) VLAN
6 3 (9.38%) WAN
7 2 (6.25%) Firewall
7 2 (6.25%) Internet
8 1 (3.13%) DMZ
8 1 (3.13%) IPsec
8 1 (3.13%) LAN
8 1 (3.13%) MPLS
8 1 (3.13%) VoIP
8 1 (3.13%) VPN
8 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) Administrator
4 8 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Server Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Banking Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Server Administrator
6 6 (18.75%) Server Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Administrator
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Implementation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.88%) PKI
3 6 (18.75%) Fat Client
3 6 (18.75%) Thin Client
4 3 (9.38%) Hedge funds
4 3 (9.38%) HP Storage
4 3 (9.38%) Replication
5 2 (6.25%) Clustering
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
6 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 20 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) CRM
2 7 (21.88%) High Availability
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 7 (21.88%) Task Automation
3 5 (15.63%) Server Building
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) ITSM
6 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (3.13%) Coaching
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (21.88%) VCP6
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) MCSA
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (40.63%) vSphere
3 12 (37.50%) XenDesktop
4 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (9.38%) XenApp
7 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (65.63%) SCCM
2 11 (34.38%) vCenter Server
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (25.00%) SCOM
4 3 (9.38%) WSUS
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.13%) OpenNMS
5 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.13%) SCDPM
5 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) VMware
2 22 (68.75%) Citrix
3 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 17 (53.13%) HP
5 9 (28.13%) 3PAR
5 9 (28.13%) Cisco
6 7 (21.88%) NetApp
7 4 (12.50%) EMC
8 3 (9.38%) CommVault
8 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.25%) Dell
10 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.13%) Lumension
10 1 (3.13%) McAfee
10 1 (3.13%) Oracle