Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 685 844 855
Rank change year-on-year +159 +11 -32
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 47 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.042% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 27
UK median daily rate £401 £405 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.99% +10.96% -8.75%
10th Percentile £358 £300 £310
90th Percentile £549 £476 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £335
% change year-on-year +3.56% +15.30% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 10,657 15,166 12,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.30% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,975 9,965 8,440
UK median daily rate £450 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +4.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 774 711
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% - -
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.09 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.49% +3.30% -

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 February 2020.

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 10 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 February 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 +168 47 £401 -0.99% 5
UK excluding London +131 41 £400 +3.56% 4
South East +104 26 £395 +3.95%
Midlands +70 7 £450 +18.03%
West Midlands +54 7 £450 +18.03%
London +122 6 £450 +8.43% 1
South West - 5 £550 - 1
North of England +72 3 £300 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North West +37 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 44 (93.62%) Windows
2 43 (91.49%) SCCM
3 41 (87.23%) Active Directory
4 35 (74.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
6 26 (55.32%) XenApp
6 26 (55.32%) Citrix
6 26 (55.32%) DHCP
6 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
7 25 (53.19%) ITIL
7 25 (53.19%) XenDesktop
8 23 (48.94%) DNS
9 21 (44.68%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (44.68%) Windows 10
10 20 (42.55%) SCOM
10 20 (42.55%) Fat Client
10 20 (42.55%) Thin Client
11 19 (40.43%) Hyper-V
12 18 (38.30%) SharePoint
12 18 (38.30%) VMware
13 17 (36.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (36.17%) Clustering
14 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
15 15 (31.91%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (31.91%) WSUS
15 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (29.79%) PKI
16 14 (29.79%) DV Cleared
16 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
16 14 (29.79%) SSL

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 (38.30%) SharePoint
2 10 (21.28%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Office 365
2 7 (14.89%) Yammer
3 2 (4.26%) Azure
3 2 (4.26%) IaaS
3 2 (4.26%) iTunes
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) DHCP
2 23 (48.94%) DNS
3 14 (29.79%) SSL
4 13 (27.66%) Firewall
4 13 (27.66%) VLAN
5 9 (19.15%) NetScaler
6 8 (17.02%) Skype
7 2 (4.26%) NAS
8 1 (2.13%) SAN
8 1 (2.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) InstallShield
1 4 (8.51%) MSI
1 4 (8.51%) WinDbg
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Public Sector
3 4 (8.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.26%) Electronics
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Author
2 6 (12.77%) Technical Author
3 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) IT Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Fat Client
1 20 (42.55%) Thin Client
2 17 (36.17%) Clustering
3 14 (29.79%) PKI
4 11 (23.40%) User Experience
5 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
5 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
6 3 (6.38%) Replication
7 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (93.62%) Windows
2 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
3 21 (44.68%) Windows 10
4 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.51%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (74.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (53.19%) ITIL
3 12 (25.53%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (25.53%) Web Filtering
4 10 (21.28%) Project Delivery
5 9 (19.15%) Application Virtualisation
5 9 (19.15%) Data Protection
5 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (10.64%) Project Management
6 5 (10.64%) Service Management
7 4 (8.51%) Application Packaging
7 4 (8.51%) E-Discovery
7 4 (8.51%) High Availability
7 4 (8.51%) ITSM
7 4 (8.51%) PRINCE
7 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.26%) Change Control
8 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.26%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.51%) VBScript
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.79%) DV Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) CCA
3 9 (19.15%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.13%) VCP6
6 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) GDPR
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (87.23%) Active Directory
2 26 (55.32%) XenApp
3 25 (53.19%) XenDesktop
4 21 (44.68%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (40.43%) Hyper-V
6 17 (36.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (31.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (19.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (19.15%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (14.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (8.51%) Xen
11 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (91.49%) SCCM
2 20 (42.55%) SCOM
3 15 (31.91%) WSUS
4 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (25.53%) SCDPM
6 11 (23.40%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (19.15%) SCSM
7 9 (19.15%) SCVMM
8 4 (8.51%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (8.51%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (8.51%) Perfmon
8 4 (8.51%) XenMobile
9 2 (4.26%) vCenter Server
9 2 (4.26%) vRealize
10 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
2 26 (55.32%) Citrix
3 18 (38.30%) VMware
4 14 (29.79%) Dell
5 10 (21.28%) ArcSight
6 8 (17.02%) McAfee
7 7 (14.89%) Lumension
8 5 (10.64%) HP
9 4 (8.51%) Cisco
9 4 (8.51%) Ivanti
10 2 (4.26%) CA
10 2 (4.26%) SAP
11 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (2.13%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (2.13%) Sophos
11 1 (2.13%) Varonis