Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 399 453 550
Rank change year-on-year +54 +97 -51
Contract jobs citing Replication 138 394 376
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 1.49% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 216 248
Median daily rate £439 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £273
90th Percentile £640 £584 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 4
Median hourly rate £54.00 £80.00 £48.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +65.37% +59.55%
10th Percentile £35.00 £57.50 £44.91
90th Percentile £66.00 £82.50 £55.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £80.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -32.50% +73.91% +102.26%

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 11,088 26,515 33,530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.78% 31.24% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,030 16,875 21,861
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £250 £263 £275
90th Percentile £713 £668 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 1,056 1,053
Median hourly rate £31.61 £22.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.66% +10.79% -
10th Percentile £12.64 £11.80 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.96 £19.25
% change year-on-year +19.30% +8.86% -0.47%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Replication in the UK

Replication
Top 14 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 30 October 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 +63 103 £413 -8.33% 55
UK excluding London +126 89 £400 -5.88% 44
London +97 37 £475 +0.05% 19
Scotland +85 25 £575 +18.56% 4
Work from Home -91 25 £350 -6.67% 5
South East +96 23 £400 -15.79% 8
East of England +79 13 £335 -18.79% 5
Midlands +76 10 £340 -9.33% 7
North of England +100 9 £355 -5.33% 16
North West +79 9 £355 -5.33% 12
South West +66 8 £475 -5.00%
West Midlands +62 8 £335 -8.22% 5
East Midlands +43 2 £400 -5.88% 2
Wales - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 60 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 56 (40.58%) Security Cleared
3 55 (39.86%) Microsoft
4 54 (39.13%) DNS
5 47 (34.06%) Windows
6 43 (31.16%) VMware
7 38 (27.54%) SQL
8 36 (26.09%) PKI
8 36 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 33 (23.91%) SQL Server
10 29 (21.01%) Oracle
11 28 (20.29%) Linux
11 28 (20.29%) LDAP
12 27 (19.57%) Kerberos
12 27 (19.57%) Migration
13 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (18.84%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 25 (18.12%) X.500
15 24 (17.39%) Azure
15 24 (17.39%) Windows Server
16 22 (15.94%) Change Management
16 22 (15.94%) DHCP
16 22 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (15.94%) Data Centre
17 21 (15.22%) HP
17 21 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (15.22%) SAN
18 20 (14.49%) AWS
18 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (13.77%) High Availability

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 16 (11.59%) Skype for Business
2 12 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.25%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.07%) Confluence
4 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.62%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.17%) nginx
6 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) Apache
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.45%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.39%) Azure
2 20 (14.49%) AWS
3 15 (10.87%) Office 365
4 7 (5.07%) IaaS
5 6 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (4.35%) GCP
5 6 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.62%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.90%) PaaS
7 4 (2.90%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.90%) Serverless
8 3 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.17%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.17%) Route 53
8 3 (2.17%) SaaS
9 2 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 54 (39.13%) DNS
2 27 (19.57%) Kerberos
3 25 (18.12%) X.500
4 22 (15.94%) DHCP
5 21 (15.22%) SAN
6 17 (12.32%) Skype
7 11 (7.97%) Internet
8 10 (7.25%) Firewall
8 10 (7.25%) WAN
9 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
9 9 (6.52%) VPN
10 8 (5.80%) VSAN
11 7 (5.07%) LAN
12 6 (4.35%) iSCSI
13 5 (3.62%) VLAN
14 4 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (2.90%) SNMP
15 3 (2.17%) MPLS
15 3 (2.17%) OSPF
15 3 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.97%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.52%) MySQL
4 9 (6.52%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (3.62%) Data Lake
5 5 (3.62%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.90%) Power BI
6 4 (2.90%) Sybase IQ
7 3 (2.17%) DB2
7 3 (2.17%) HDInsight
7 3 (2.17%) Informix
7 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (7.97%) JIRA
2 4 (2.90%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.72%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.72%) Subversion
5 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (10.87%) Finance
2 7 (5.07%) Banking
3 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.62%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.90%) Marketing
5 3 (2.17%) Advertising
6 2 (1.45%) Billing
6 2 (1.45%) Military
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) International Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (16.67%) DBA
2 16 (11.59%) Consultant
3 15 (10.87%) Active Directory Engineer
4 13 (9.42%) Administrator
5 11 (7.97%) Architect
5 11 (7.97%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (7.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) SQL DBA
8 8 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (3.62%) Storage Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Applications Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.90%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.29%) LDAP
2 9 (6.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 4 (2.90%) Middleware
4 2 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.45%) Flash
4 2 (1.45%) PostGIS
4 2 (1.45%) REST
4 2 (1.45%) Spring
4 2 (1.45%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.45%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.72%) LAMP
5 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.09%) PKI
2 22 (15.94%) Data Centre
3 17 (12.32%) Management Information System
4 16 (11.59%) Clustering
5 6 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.17%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.17%) Life Science
7 3 (2.17%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.17%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.45%) CMDB
8 2 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.06%) Windows
2 28 (20.29%) Linux
3 24 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.07%) Unix
9 6 (4.35%) AIX
10 3 (2.17%) Solaris
10 3 (2.17%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.45%) VMS
11 2 (1.45%) zOS
12 1 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.57%) Migration
2 22 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.94%) Change Management
3 21 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (13.77%) High Availability
4 19 (13.77%) ITIL
5 16 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (10.14%) Service Management
7 12 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (7.97%) Data Modelling
9 10 (7.25%) Identity Management
9 10 (7.25%) Storage Management
10 9 (6.52%) DevOps
10 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (6.52%) Project Delivery
11 8 (5.80%) Incident Management
11 8 (5.80%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.80%) Microservices
11 8 (5.80%) Security Hardening
11 8 (5.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.54%) SQL
2 19 (13.77%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.52%) Python
4 8 (5.80%) PL/SQL
5 7 (5.07%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.17%) Java
8 2 (1.45%) C
8 2 (1.45%) Perl
8 2 (1.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) C#
9 1 (0.72%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.72%) JCL
9 1 (0.72%) Korn
9 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (40.58%) Security Cleared
2 36 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (11.59%) MCSE
5 5 (3.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (3.62%) MCSA
6 3 (2.17%) Degree
7 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.72%) CCNA
8 1 (0.72%) CCNP
8 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.72%) MCITP
8 1 (0.72%) NCDA
8 1 (0.72%) RHCE
8 1 (0.72%) RHCT
8 1 (0.72%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.17%) GDPR
2 3 (2.17%) NCSC
2 3 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.45%) NIST
4 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 60 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.84%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
2 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.42%) vSphere
4 10 (7.25%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.80%) VMware NSX
6 6 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.90%) Docker
7 4 (2.90%) NFS
7 4 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.17%) XenApp
9 2 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.72%) Firmware
10 1 (0.72%) vCloud
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) Data Guard
2 8 (5.80%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (5.80%) SCCM
2 8 (5.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (5.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (5.07%) SCOM
4 6 (4.35%) vCenter Server
5 5 (3.62%) Ansible
5 5 (3.62%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.62%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.90%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.90%) vMotion
6 4 (2.90%) WSUS
7 3 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.17%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.17%) Terraform
8 2 (1.45%) Grafana
8 2 (1.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 43 (31.16%) VMware
3 29 (21.01%) Oracle
4 21 (15.22%) HP
5 17 (12.32%) Veeam
6 15 (10.87%) IBM
7 13 (9.42%) Cisco
8 8 (5.80%) 3PAR
8 8 (5.80%) Sybase
9 7 (5.07%) Citrix
10 6 (4.35%) Juniper
10 6 (4.35%) NetApp
10 6 (4.35%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.62%) SAP
12 4 (2.90%) CyberArk
12 4 (2.90%) Google
12 4 (2.90%) Huawei
12 4 (2.90%) Informatica
12 4 (2.90%) McAfee