Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 432 404
Rank change year-on-year -36 -28 -48
Contract jobs citing Replication 426 579 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 1.60% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 395 398
UK median daily rate £388 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £214
90th Percentile £538 £525 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 24
UK median hourly rate £23.14 £18.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.56% -43.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.70 £14.15
90th Percentile £143.00 £37.15 £53.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -42.86%

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31939 36078 35982
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.38% 33.16% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20879 23669 22454
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £255 £238
90th Percentile £640 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1193 1378
UK median hourly rate £21.28 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.42 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.38 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

Replication
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Replication in the UK

Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Replication.

Contractor daily rate trend for Replication in the UK

Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Replication over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Replication in the UK

Replication
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Replication.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Replication in the UK

Replication
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Replication over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor 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 17 August 2017. 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 -11 395 £400 +1.91% 62
UK excluding London -16 258 £375 +7.14% 49
London -16 160 £425 +1.80% 16
North of England +53 93 £350 -5.08% 16
South East -34 81 £406 +4.84% 14
North West +61 59 £361 +3.21% 10
Midlands +17 32 £375 +15.38% 12
North East +48 19 £310 +10.71%
West Midlands +22 17 £363 +6.62% 2
Scotland +7 16 £353 +8.46%
Yorkshire +2 15 £381 -15.28% 6
East Midlands -2 15 £400 +37.93% 10
East of England +4 13 £438 +12.90% 4
South West -12 12 £437 +56.16%
Northern Ireland - 9 £375 - 1
Wales -4 2 £464 +47.22% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Replication.

1 148 (34.74%) SQL
2 146 (34.27%) Windows
3 134 (31.46%) SQL Server
4 129 (30.28%) Linux
5 116 (27.23%) Microsoft
6 109 (25.59%) Migration
7 96 (22.54%) SAN
8 86 (20.19%) Clustering
9 76 (17.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 76 (17.84%) Unix
10 75 (17.61%) VMware
11 74 (17.37%) ITIL
12 72 (16.90%) Active Directory
13 71 (16.67%) High Availability
14 66 (15.49%) Security Cleared
14 66 (15.49%) Windows Server
15 64 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 64 (15.02%) Finance
16 63 (14.79%) Performance Tuning
17 58 (13.62%) Oracle
17 58 (13.62%) SC Cleared
18 56 (13.15%) HP
19 53 (12.44%) Java
19 53 (12.44%) Data Centre
20 52 (12.21%) T-SQL
20 52 (12.21%) IBM
21 50 (11.74%) Cisco
21 50 (11.74%) PowerShell
21 50 (11.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 48 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 34 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.46%) Skype for Business
4 16 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.82%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.58%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.35%) Apache
8 10 (2.35%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.35%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.88%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (1.41%) GemFire
11 6 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.94%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.94%) IIS
13 4 (0.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.47%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG-S
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (5.16%) Office 365
4 11 (2.58%) PaaS
5 9 (2.11%) IaaS
6 7 (1.64%) GitHub
7 6 (1.41%) SaaS
8 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.70%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.47%) Mailgun
12 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 96 (22.54%) SAN
2 40 (9.39%) DNS
3 34 (7.98%) Firewall
4 26 (6.10%) DHCP
4 26 (6.10%) Fibre Channel
4 26 (6.10%) NAS
5 24 (5.63%) VPN
6 23 (5.40%) TCP/IP
7 18 (4.23%) LAN
8 14 (3.29%) WAN
9 13 (3.05%) LDAP
10 11 (2.58%) SMTP
11 10 (2.35%) Internet
12 8 (1.88%) Skype
13 7 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.64%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.64%) Unified Communications
13 7 (1.64%) VoIP
14 6 (1.41%) PSTN
15 5 (1.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (10.56%) MySQL
5 42 (9.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (9.39%) Relational Database
7 36 (8.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (7.51%) RDBMS
10 30 (7.04%) DB2
11 27 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (5.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 20 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (3.99%) Oracle Database
15 16 (3.76%) Hadoop
16 15 (3.52%) Sybase ASE
17 14 (3.29%) Big Data
18 13 (3.05%) MongoDB
18 13 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (3.52%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.88%) Gradle
4 8 (1.88%) JUnit
5 6 (1.41%) IntelliJ
5 6 (1.41%) JIRA
6 5 (1.17%) Subversion
6 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.94%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.47%) AccuRev
8 2 (0.47%) Ant
8 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.47%) Maven
8 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.47%) Selenium
8 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (15.02%) Finance
2 22 (5.16%) Banking
3 12 (2.82%) Marketing
4 11 (2.58%) Front Office
5 10 (2.35%) Law
6 9 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.88%) Legal
8 5 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.94%) Games
10 3 (0.70%) Retail
11 2 (0.47%) Advertising
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (30.75%) DBA
2 69 (16.20%) SQL DBA
3 64 (15.02%) Administrator
4 51 (11.97%) Developer
5 42 (9.86%) Consultant
6 37 (8.69%) Analyst
6 37 (8.69%) Architect
7 35 (8.22%) SQL Server DBA
8 28 (6.57%) MySQL DBA
9 18 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (3.29%) DB2 DBA
11 14 (3.29%) Designer
12 13 (3.05%) Backup Engineer
12 13 (3.05%) Java Developer
13 11 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (2.58%) Oracle DBA
13 11 (2.58%) Unix Analyst
14 10 (2.35%) Service Analyst
14 10 (2.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.23%) Middleware
2 17 (3.99%) Web Services
3 16 (3.76%) .NET
4 15 (3.52%) J2EE
4 15 (3.52%) Spring
5 12 (2.82%) Kafka
6 11 (2.58%) JSON
7 10 (2.35%) gRPC
8 9 (2.11%) RESTful
9 7 (1.64%) REST
10 6 (1.41%) Apache Camel
10 6 (1.41%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.41%) Spark Streaming
10 6 (1.41%) Spring Boot
10 6 (1.41%) Spring Integration
10 6 (1.41%) XML
11 5 (1.17%) JMS
11 5 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.94%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.94%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 86 (20.19%) Clustering
2 53 (12.44%) Data Centre
3 28 (6.57%) Mainframe
4 23 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.52%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.35%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.35%) PKI
9 9 (2.11%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.88%) HP Storage
11 6 (1.41%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.17%) Derivative
12 5 (1.17%) Fintech
12 5 (1.17%) IBM XIV
12 5 (1.17%) LPAR
12 5 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 146 (34.27%) Windows
2 129 (30.28%) Linux
3 76 (17.84%) Unix
4 66 (15.49%) Windows Server
5 45 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (10.09%) Solaris
7 42 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (8.45%) AIX
10 26 (6.10%) CentOS
11 22 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (3.76%) Windows 7
13 13 (3.05%) HPUX
14 7 (1.64%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.94%) zOS
17 3 (0.70%) SUSE
17 3 (0.70%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (25.59%) Migration
2 76 (17.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 74 (17.37%) ITIL
4 71 (16.67%) High Availability
5 63 (14.79%) Performance Tuning
6 45 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (7.75%) ETL
8 31 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (7.28%) Change Management
9 30 (7.04%) Configuration Management
9 30 (7.04%) DevOps
10 26 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (5.16%) Capacity Planning
12 21 (4.93%) Data Modelling
13 20 (4.69%) Capacity Management
14 19 (4.46%) Server Building
15 18 (4.23%) Asset Management
15 18 (4.23%) Load Balancing
16 17 (3.99%) ITSM
16 17 (3.99%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 148 (34.74%) SQL
2 53 (12.44%) Java
3 52 (12.21%) T-SQL
4 50 (11.74%) PowerShell
5 39 (9.15%) Python
6 33 (7.75%) Bash Shell
7 31 (7.28%) Perl
8 28 (6.57%) Shell Script
9 16 (3.76%) Korn
10 13 (3.05%) C#
11 11 (2.58%) VB
12 8 (1.88%) C
13 7 (1.64%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.41%) PHP
14 6 (1.41%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.17%) Scala
16 4 (0.94%) Go
16 4 (0.94%) R
17 3 (0.70%) Ruby
17 3 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 58 (13.62%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.93%) Degree
5 13 (3.05%) MCSE
6 11 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.88%) MCDBA
9 7 (1.64%) CCNA
9 7 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.64%) MCITP
10 6 (1.41%) MySQL Certification
11 5 (1.17%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.17%) MCSA
12 3 (0.70%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.70%) MCSD
13 2 (0.47%) CCENT
13 2 (0.47%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.46%) QA
2 16 (3.76%) SLA
3 8 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.41%) PMO
5 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) Basel III
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 64 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (10.56%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.76%) vSphere
6 15 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.05%) NFS
8 11 (2.58%) Docker
9 9 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.88%) HDFS
11 7 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.94%) Firmware
14 4 (0.94%) RHEV
14 4 (0.94%) vCloud
15 3 (0.70%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (8.92%) NetBackup
2 26 (6.10%) SCCM
3 21 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (4.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 20 (4.69%) Puppet
4 20 (4.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 18 (4.23%) Backup Exec
5 18 (4.23%) SCOM
6 15 (3.52%) EMC NetWorker
6 15 (3.52%) Nagios
6 15 (3.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 14 (3.29%) HP Data Protector
8 12 (2.82%) Galera Cluster
9 9 (2.11%) Ansible
10 8 (1.88%) Control-M
11 7 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (1.64%) vCenter Server
11 7 (1.64%) WSUS
12 6 (1.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 116 (27.23%) Microsoft
2 75 (17.61%) VMware
3 58 (13.62%) Oracle
4 56 (13.15%) HP
5 52 (12.21%) IBM
6 50 (11.74%) Cisco
7 35 (8.22%) Veeam
8 32 (7.51%) EMC
8 32 (7.51%) Veritas
9 30 (7.04%) NetApp
10 27 (6.34%) Brocade
11 23 (5.40%) Red Hat
12 22 (5.16%) SAP
13 20 (4.69%) Citrix
13 20 (4.69%) Remedy
14 18 (4.23%) Sybase
14 18 (4.23%) Symantec
15 13 (3.05%) ServiceNow
16 12 (2.82%) Sun
17 11 (2.58%) Software AG