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 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 614 622
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8  
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 9 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.055% 0.034%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 12
Median daily rate £478 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £640 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £680 £321 £288
% change year-on-year +111.83% +11.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 5145 6590 5786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.91% 11.80% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3288 4030 3213
Median daily rate £401 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 476 670
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £16.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% +3.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

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 28 April 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 +33 8 £489 +30.33% 5
London +24 6 £476 +27.00% 3
City of London -4 2 £463 +23.33%
Bristol - 2 £680 -
South West - 2 £680 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -
Belfast - 1 £275 -
County Antrim - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
4 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (52.94%) Client/Server
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
5 8 (47.06%) Linux
5 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
5 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
5 8 (47.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
5 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (47.06%) Skype
5 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
5 8 (47.06%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) HP
7 6 (35.29%) vSphere
7 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) SCCM
7 6 (35.29%) SCOM
8 5 (29.41%) PKI
8 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring

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 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
1 8 (47.06%) SharePoint 2013
1 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) Remote Desktop
2 8 (47.06%) Skype
3 5 (29.41%) SAN
3 5 (29.41%) VSAN
4 4 (23.53%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) LAN
5 1 (5.88%) SNMP
5 1 (5.88%) SSL
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Architect
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Client/Server
2 5 (29.41%) PKI
3 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) E-Discovery
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) VCP6
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (35.29%) vSphere
5 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
1 6 (35.29%) SCOM
2 5 (29.41%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) 3PAR
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) CommVault
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) SAP