Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 828 853
Rank change year-on-year -31 +25 +2
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 41 32 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.033% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 33
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +8.43% +10.67%
10th Percentile £312 £350 £300
90th Percentile £490 £487 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -1.67% +13.64% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 14,620 11,331 13,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.32% 11.82% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,438 7,293 8,247
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 639 874
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £16.28 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.55% -1.33% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £47.10 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.32% -6.06% +6.45%

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 August 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 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 21 August 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 +1 39 £375 -16.67% 9
UK excluding London -8 29 £369 -1.67% 4
South East -9 22 £375 - 1
London -30 12 £425 -8.11% 5
Midlands - 4 £320 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £320 - 2
Scotland - 2 £335 -
South West - 1 £388 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 38 (92.68%) Active Directory
2 37 (90.24%) Windows
3 32 (78.05%) DNS
4 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
5 28 (68.29%) SCCM
5 28 (68.29%) Windows Server
5 28 (68.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (63.41%) PowerShell
7 25 (60.98%) VMware
8 24 (58.54%) DHCP
9 23 (56.10%) XenApp
9 23 (56.10%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (53.66%) Citrix
11 21 (51.22%) Hyper-V
11 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (51.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (48.78%) XenDesktop
12 20 (48.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (46.34%) ITIL
13 19 (46.34%) Clustering
14 16 (39.02%) Migration
15 15 (36.59%) Firewall
15 15 (36.59%) VLAN
15 15 (36.59%) Office 365
15 15 (36.59%) Skype
16 14 (34.15%) NetScaler
16 14 (34.15%) Skype for Business
16 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (34.15%) Fat Client
16 14 (34.15%) Thin Client

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 (34.15%) Skype for Business
2 13 (31.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.76%) IIS
4 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 15 (36.59%) Office 365
2 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (29.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (26.83%) Yammer
5 2 (4.88%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.44%) Akamai
6 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.44%) IaaS
6 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (78.05%) DNS
2 24 (58.54%) DHCP
3 15 (36.59%) Firewall
3 15 (36.59%) Skype
3 15 (36.59%) VLAN
4 14 (34.15%) NetScaler
4 14 (34.15%) SAN
5 11 (26.83%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (26.83%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.88%) LAN
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 2 (4.88%) WAN
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.44%) HTTP
7 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.44%) Network Security
7 1 (2.44%) SMTP
7 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Redis
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) IT Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Migration Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) Clustering
2 14 (34.15%) Fat Client
2 14 (34.15%) Thin Client
3 13 (31.71%) PKI
4 5 (12.20%) User Experience
5 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.88%) Replication
7 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.44%) BYOD
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (90.24%) Windows
2 28 (68.29%) Windows Server
3 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.07%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.44%) Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (46.34%) ITIL
3 16 (39.02%) Migration
4 12 (29.27%) High Availability
5 11 (26.83%) Application Packaging
6 10 (24.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.76%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (9.76%) Server Management
8 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.32%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
9 2 (4.88%) Compliance Audit
9 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.88%) Network Design
9 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Server Building
9 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) VBA
4 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) CCA
1 14 (34.15%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (92.68%) Active Directory
2 23 (56.10%) VMware ESXi
2 23 (56.10%) XenApp
3 21 (51.22%) Hyper-V
3 21 (51.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (48.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (48.78%) XenDesktop
5 12 (29.27%) XenServer
6 5 (12.20%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (9.76%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.44%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (68.29%) SCCM
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (29.27%) SCOM
3 11 (26.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 9 (21.95%) WSUS
5 6 (14.63%) SCVMM
6 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (9.76%) SCDPM
8 3 (7.32%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (7.32%) SCOrch
8 3 (7.32%) SCSM
9 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
9 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (4.88%) SafeCom
9 2 (4.88%) vCenter Server
9 2 (4.88%) XenMobile
10 1 (2.44%) EdgeSight
10 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (60.98%) VMware
3 22 (53.66%) Citrix
4 11 (26.83%) Dell
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco
5 4 (9.76%) HP
6 3 (7.32%) IBM
6 3 (7.32%) Ivanti
6 3 (7.32%) McAfee
6 3 (7.32%) Veeam
6 3 (7.32%) Veritas
7 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.88%) Symantec
8 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.44%) Lumension
8 1 (2.44%) Meraki
8 1 (2.44%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds