Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 595 829 847
Rank change year-on-year +234 +18 -24
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 25 36 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.040% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 33
Median daily rate £414 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +6.16% -23.56%
10th Percentile £353 £303 £310
90th Percentile £549 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £352
% change year-on-year +2.03% +12.14% -35.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 7,339 14,018 13,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.46% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,706 9,332 8,738
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +6.89%
10th Percentile £181 £180 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 603 791
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +4.04% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.02 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.69 £45.87
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.42% +2.87% -3.23%

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DFS Replication as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DFS Replication.

Daily rate trend for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DFS Replication over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DFS Replication.

Hourly rate trend for DFS Replication in the UK

DFS Replication
Top 7 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 27 May 2020. 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 +217 25 £414 +6.84%
UK excluding London +161 22 £403 +2.03%
South East +129 10 £395 +5.33%
Midlands +81 7 £425 +25.93%
West Midlands +66 7 £425 +25.93%
South West +56 5 £545 +14.74%
London +165 3 £539 +41.31%

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (92.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (72.00%) SCCM
4 17 (68.00%) Hyper-V
4 17 (68.00%) ITIL
5 15 (60.00%) DHCP
5 15 (60.00%) Dell
5 15 (60.00%) Clustering
6 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (52.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
7 13 (52.00%) DNS
8 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (48.00%) Failover Clustering
9 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (40.00%) ArcSight
9 10 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (40.00%) User Experience
9 10 (40.00%) Windows 10
9 10 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (40.00%) Citrix
9 10 (40.00%) SSL
9 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
9 10 (40.00%) XenApp
9 10 (40.00%) XenDesktop
9 10 (40.00%) WSUS
9 10 (40.00%) DV Cleared
9 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (40.00%) SCOM

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 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Azure
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) iTunes
2 1 (4.00%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) DHCP
2 13 (52.00%) DNS
3 10 (40.00%) SSL
4 7 (28.00%) Firewall
4 7 (28.00%) VLAN
5 6 (24.00%) NetScaler
6 4 (16.00%) SAN
7 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
7 2 (8.00%) LAN
7 2 (8.00%) WAN
8 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Author
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Author
5 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Writer
7 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Clustering
2 10 (40.00%) PKI
2 10 (40.00%) User Experience
3 9 (36.00%) Fat Client
3 9 (36.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (8.00%) EMC VNX
5 2 (8.00%) Replication
5 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (40.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) ITIL
2 13 (52.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (36.00%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (36.00%) Web Filtering
4 8 (32.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 8 (32.00%) Data Protection
5 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (24.00%) Project Delivery
6 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (20.00%) High Availability
8 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (8.00%) Network Virtualisation
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (8.00%) Storage Management
8 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GDPR
2 2 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (8.00%) HIPAA
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (92.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (68.00%) Hyper-V
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (40.00%) XenApp
3 10 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 8 (32.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (32.00%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (20.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (72.00%) SCCM
2 12 (48.00%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (40.00%) SCOM
3 10 (40.00%) WSUS
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 8 (32.00%) SCDPM
4 8 (32.00%) SCSM
4 8 (32.00%) SCVMM
5 2 (8.00%) Ansible
5 2 (8.00%) Nagios
5 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Dell
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) ArcSight
3 10 (40.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) EMC
5 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) NetApp
5 2 (8.00%) Splunk
5 2 (8.00%) Veeam
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.00%) Sophos
6 1 (4.00%) Varonis