Period
to 4 March 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Replication in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Replication over the 6 months to 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Replication
UK
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 398 453 594
Rank change year-on-year +55 +141 -103
Contract jobs citing Replication 231 287 304
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.42% 1.35% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 186 176
Median daily rate £474 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £324 £300 £316
90th Percentile £628 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 6
Median hourly rate £66.00 £80.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +73.91% +5.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.00 £80.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +73.91% +8.24%

Replication is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 16,282 21,268 31,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.59% 31.56% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,887 13,771 20,820
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £256 £230 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 924 988
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £20.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +11.19% -3.64%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £58.60 £53.53 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.60 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.12% +2.50% -

Replication
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Replication in the UK

Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Replication in the UK

Replication
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Replication over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Replication in the UK

Replication
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Replication in the UK

Replication
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Replication over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Replication in the UK

Replication
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Replication within the UK over the 6 months to 4 March 2021. 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 +34 151 £450 +5.88% 61
UK excluding London +97 117 £438 +9.38% 48
Work from Home -161 70 £465 +14.46% 13
London +19 68 £492 +10.62% 20
Scotland +27 32 £550 +46.79% 4
South East +75 29 £440 +10.00% 11
South West +76 15 £439 -8.59% 3
North of England +70 14 £388 -3.13% 12
Midlands +48 13 £341 -24.17% 13
West Midlands +38 7 £420 -6.67% 7
East of England +32 7 £406 -4.41% 2
Wales +21 7 £450 +16.13% 2
North West +38 6 £325 -16.13% 6
East Midlands +31 6 £325 - 6
North East +40 5 £388 -
Yorkshire +44 3 £350 -17.65% 6

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Replication.

1 93 (40.26%) Security Cleared
2 88 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 74 (32.03%) Microsoft
3 74 (32.03%) SC Cleared
4 69 (29.87%) DNS
5 67 (29.00%) Windows
6 56 (24.24%) LDAP
7 53 (22.94%) PKI
8 49 (21.21%) Kerberos
8 49 (21.21%) Linux
8 49 (21.21%) SQL
9 48 (20.78%) Migration
10 47 (20.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 45 (19.48%) X.500
12 43 (18.61%) VMware
13 42 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 42 (18.18%) Azure
14 41 (17.75%) Disaster Recovery
15 38 (16.45%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (15.58%) AWS
17 35 (15.15%) Windows Server
18 33 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 33 (14.29%) PowerShell
19 32 (13.85%) High Availability
20 31 (13.42%) Identity Management
20 31 (13.42%) ITIL
21 29 (12.55%) Oracle
21 29 (12.55%) Finance
21 29 (12.55%) Change Management

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 11 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.33%) Confluence
3 7 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.60%) nginx
5 5 (2.16%) Apache
5 5 (2.16%) IIS
6 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.87%) SAS
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.43%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.87%) SPSS
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.60%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.73%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.87%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.18%) Azure
2 36 (15.58%) AWS
3 15 (6.49%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (6.06%) IaaS
5 13 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (5.19%) PaaS
7 10 (4.33%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (4.33%) Serverless
8 9 (3.90%) Amazon S3
9 7 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (2.60%) SaaS
10 6 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.73%) GCP
11 4 (1.73%) GitHub
11 4 (1.73%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.30%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 69 (29.87%) DNS
2 49 (21.21%) Kerberos
3 45 (19.48%) X.500
4 22 (9.52%) SAN
5 14 (6.06%) DHCP
6 13 (5.63%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.90%) Firewall
7 9 (3.90%) Internet
7 9 (3.90%) LAN
7 9 (3.90%) NAS
8 8 (3.46%) Skype
8 8 (3.46%) WAN
9 7 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (2.60%) VSAN
11 4 (1.73%) FTP
11 4 (1.73%) VPN
12 3 (1.30%) Network Security
12 3 (1.30%) SSL
13 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.63%) MySQL
4 12 (5.19%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (3.46%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (3.46%) Big Data
8 8 (3.46%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2019
9 6 (2.60%) Amazon Aurora
9 6 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (7.36%) JIRA
2 7 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.03%) Subversion
3 6 (2.60%) JUnit
4 4 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.73%) Postman
4 4 (1.73%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.30%) Serena SBM
6 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.87%) FishEye
6 2 (0.87%) Maven
6 2 (0.87%) Selenium
6 2 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.87%) TestNG
7 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (12.55%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.60%) Marketing
3 6 (2.60%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.30%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.30%) Billing
4 3 (1.30%) Publishing
5 2 (0.87%) Advertising
5 2 (0.87%) International Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Law
5 2 (0.87%) Legal
5 2 (0.87%) Retail
6 1 (0.43%) Electronics
6 1 (0.43%) Police
6 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (15.15%) DBA
2 34 (14.72%) Consultant
3 26 (11.26%) Administrator
4 18 (7.79%) Developer
4 18 (7.79%) SQL DBA
5 17 (7.36%) Active Directory Engineer
5 17 (7.36%) Architect
6 12 (5.19%) SQL Server DBA
7 11 (4.76%) Active Directory Consultant
8 10 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.90%) Oracle DBA
10 8 (3.46%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) MongoDB Developer
11 7 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
12 6 (2.60%) Active Directory Specialist
12 6 (2.60%) CRM Consultant
12 6 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.60%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.60%) SAP CRM Consultant
12 6 (2.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (24.24%) LDAP
2 10 (4.33%) Middleware
3 7 (3.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 4 (1.73%) JSON
4 4 (1.73%) Spring
5 3 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.30%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.87%) .NET
6 2 (0.87%) Akka
6 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.87%) Flash
6 2 (0.87%) Java EE
6 2 (0.87%) Java EE 5
6 2 (0.87%) Node.js
6 2 (0.87%) PostGIS
6 2 (0.87%) XML
6 2 (0.87%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.43%) CSS
7 1 (0.43%) ODBC
7 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (22.94%) PKI
2 29 (12.55%) Data Centre
3 24 (10.39%) Clustering
4 12 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.60%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.16%) CMDB
7 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.73%) AS400
8 4 (1.73%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.73%) iSeries
8 4 (1.73%) LPAR
8 4 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.30%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.30%) Life Science
9 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.87%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 67 (29.00%) Windows
2 49 (21.21%) Linux
3 35 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (5.63%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (2.60%) zOS
9 5 (2.16%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.30%) CentOS
11 3 (1.30%) Unix
11 3 (1.30%) VMS
11 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.87%) Solaris
12 2 (0.87%) SUSE
12 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.78%) Migration
2 41 (17.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 38 (16.45%) Performance Tuning
4 33 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (13.85%) High Availability
6 31 (13.42%) Identity Management
6 31 (13.42%) ITIL
7 29 (12.55%) Change Management
8 27 (11.69%) DevOps
9 20 (8.66%) Service Management
10 19 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (7.79%) Project Delivery
12 17 (7.36%) Mentoring
13 16 (6.93%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (6.49%) Data Modelling
14 15 (6.49%) Microservices
15 14 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (6.06%) Service Delivery
16 13 (5.63%) Storage Management
17 11 (4.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.21%) SQL
2 33 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 22 (9.52%) Python
4 17 (7.36%) Java
5 13 (5.63%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.03%) C
7 4 (1.73%) ABAP
8 3 (1.30%) C#
8 3 (1.30%) C++
8 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.30%) R
9 2 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.87%) Java 8
9 2 (0.87%) Perl
9 2 (0.87%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.43%) Go
10 1 (0.43%) VB
10 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (40.26%) Security Cleared
2 74 (32.03%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (10.82%) MCSE
5 19 (8.23%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.90%) Degree
7 4 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.30%) CCNA
8 3 (1.30%) CCNP
8 3 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.30%) MCSA
8 3 (1.30%) VCAP
9 2 (0.87%) PMP
10 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.43%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.06%) SLA
2 6 (2.60%) GDPR
2 6 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.16%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) NCSC
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 88 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 47 (20.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 33 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.06%) Docker
5 12 (5.19%) vSphere
6 11 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (2.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (2.60%) Hyper-V
9 6 (2.60%) VMware NSX
10 5 (2.16%) NFS
10 5 (2.16%) XenApp
11 4 (1.73%) Microcode
11 4 (1.73%) PowerHA
12 3 (1.30%) Gluster
12 3 (1.30%) GlusterFS
12 3 (1.30%) LXC
13 2 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.19%) Ansible
2 10 (4.33%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (3.46%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.46%) vRealize
5 7 (3.03%) Puppet
5 7 (3.03%) SCCM
6 6 (2.60%) SCOM
6 6 (2.60%) Terraform
7 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 5 (2.16%) Grafana
8 4 (1.73%) Avamar
8 4 (1.73%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.73%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.73%) QRadar
8 4 (1.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (32.03%) Microsoft
2 43 (18.61%) VMware
3 29 (12.55%) Oracle
4 22 (9.52%) IBM
5 15 (6.49%) HP
6 14 (6.06%) Cisco
6 14 (6.06%) Veeam
7 12 (5.19%) CyberArk
7 12 (5.19%) EMC
7 12 (5.19%) Red Hat
7 12 (5.19%) SAP
8 10 (4.33%) Dell
8 10 (4.33%) NetApp
8 10 (4.33%) ServiceNow
9 9 (3.90%) Citrix
10 6 (2.60%) Infoblox
11 5 (2.16%) Altiris
11 5 (2.16%) BMC
12 4 (1.73%) Informatica
12 4 (1.73%) Salesforce.com