Period
to 22 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 856 841 868
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27 -32
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 28 58 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.055% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.45% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 45 25
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £319 £317 £288
90th Percentile £475 £483 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +1.45% -8.00% +32.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £33.00
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 12996 13026 11515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 12.35% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 8163 6558
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £610 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 885 1239
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.04
90th Percentile £47.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +4.92%

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 November 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 5 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 November 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 -9 28 £450 +8.43% 3
London -43 19 £450 +3.75% 3
UK excluding London +13 9 £350 +1.45%
East of England -8 5 £350 -36.36%
South East +11 4 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 27 (96.43%) Active Directory
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
3 24 (85.71%) Windows Server
4 21 (75.00%) SAN
5 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
6 19 (67.86%) SCCM
7 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (64.29%) MS Exchange
8 17 (60.71%) Citrix
9 16 (57.14%) HP
10 15 (53.57%) Migration
10 15 (53.57%) PowerShell
10 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (42.86%) vSphere
12 12 (42.86%) Cisco
12 12 (42.86%) NetApp
13 11 (39.29%) Office 365
13 11 (39.29%) iSCSI
14 10 (35.71%) DNS
14 10 (35.71%) Finance
14 10 (35.71%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (32.14%) vCenter Server
15 9 (32.14%) XenDesktop
15 9 (32.14%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
16 8 (28.57%) Banking

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 18 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 13 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
4 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (17.86%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (39.29%) Office 365
3 10 (35.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) SAN
2 11 (39.29%) iSCSI
3 10 (35.71%) DNS
4 7 (25.00%) DHCP
4 7 (25.00%) NAS
5 6 (21.43%) Firewall
5 6 (21.43%) IPsec
5 6 (21.43%) Wireless
6 5 (17.86%) BGP
6 5 (17.86%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (17.86%) HSRP
6 5 (17.86%) Junos
6 5 (17.86%) NX-OS
6 5 (17.86%) OSPF
6 5 (17.86%) Skype
6 5 (17.86%) SNMP
6 5 (17.86%) SSL
6 5 (17.86%) VPN
6 5 (17.86%) VRRP
6 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Systems Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Administrator
3 8 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) Server Analyst
5 6 (21.43%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (21.43%) Server Administrator
5 6 (21.43%) Server Engineer
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) SCCM Specialist
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Fat Client
2 6 (21.43%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.71%) Replication
4 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.57%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 6 (21.43%) High Availability
4 5 (17.86%) CRM
5 3 (10.71%) Server Building
6 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) E-Discovery
6 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.57%) Coaching
7 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) ITSM
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (96.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (42.86%) vSphere
3 9 (32.14%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (32.14%) XenDesktop
4 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (17.86%) NFS
6 3 (10.71%) XenApp
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (7.14%) Xen
8 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (67.86%) SCCM
2 9 (32.14%) vCenter Server
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (14.29%) SCOM
6 2 (7.14%) SCOrch
6 2 (7.14%) XenMobile
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (3.57%) OpenNMS
7 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (3.57%) PowerCLI
7 1 (3.57%) SCDPM
7 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) Citrix
4 16 (57.14%) HP
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco
5 12 (42.86%) NetApp
6 6 (21.43%) McAfee
7 5 (17.86%) 3PAR
7 5 (17.86%) Clearswift
7 5 (17.86%) Huawei
7 5 (17.86%) Juniper
8 4 (14.29%) EMC
9 2 (7.14%) AppSense
10 1 (3.57%) CommVault
10 1 (3.57%) F5
10 1 (3.57%) Lumension
10 1 (3.57%) Oracle
10 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds