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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
UK
Rank 598 630 607
Rank change year-on-year +32 -23  
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 11 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 10
Median daily rate £575 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £644 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £628 £625 £265
% change year-on-year +0.40% +135.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 4981 5782 5460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.86% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3172 3510 3004
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 445 626
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £32.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DFS Replication as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DFS Replication.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Top 14 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 10 £628 +25.50% 3
South West - 7 £680 - 1
Bristol - 6 £680 -
London +24 1 £450 +20.00% 1
City of London +4 1 £450 +20.00%
Hertfordshire 0 1 £375 -40.00%
East of England -4 1 £375 -40.00%
Hatfield -10 1 £375 +25.00%
Belfast - 1 £275 -
Hereford - 1 £700 -
Herefordshire - 1 £700 -
West Midlands - 1 £700 -
County Antrim - 1 £275 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -

DFS Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (61.11%) DNS
4 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (50.00%) Client/Server
6 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 8 (44.44%) SharePoint
6 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
6 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (44.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (44.44%) Skype for Business
6 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (44.44%) Skype
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
6 8 (44.44%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (33.33%) HP
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 5 (27.78%) Firewall
9 5 (27.78%) VMware
9 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (22.22%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) SAN

DFS Replication
Top Related 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 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 8 (44.44%) SharePoint 2013
1 8 (44.44%) Skype for Business
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 8 (44.44%) Remote Desktop
2 8 (44.44%) Skype
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) HSRP
5 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.11%) OSPF
5 2 (11.11%) VRRP
6 1 (5.56%) DMZ
6 1 (5.56%) Internet
6 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
6 1 (5.56%) LAN
6 1 (5.56%) NAS
6 1 (5.56%) SMTP
6 1 (5.56%) SNMP
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Replication
4 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
5 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) E-Discovery
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.11%) XenApp
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.56%) vSphere
6 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) PowerCLI
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Huawei
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 2 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Clearswift
6 1 (5.56%) CommVault
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.56%) Remedy
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow