Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 449 474 544
Rank change year-on-year +25 +70 -51
Contract jobs citing Replication 233 175 323
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 1.22% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 115 169
10th Percentile £324 £305 £300
25th Percentile £410 £360 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +10.09%
75th Percentile £538 £475 £513
90th Percentile £650 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £419 £414
% change year-on-year +13.43% +1.21% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 6
10th Percentile £58.00 £18.10 £41.38
25th Percentile £65.50 £32.38 £42.88
Median hourly rate £65.77 £49.23 £46.75
Median % change year-on-year +33.60% +5.30% +3.89%
75th Percentile £66.00 £55.75 £55.69
90th Percentile £73.45 £57.10 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.52 £21.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +212.00% -55.08% +3.89%

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 16,778 14,397 25,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.36% 28.55% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,258 9,350 17,162
10th Percentile £288 £231 £286
25th Percentile £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 627 857
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.61 £11.80
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.56% +9.76% -4.65%
75th Percentile £47.96 £46.33 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.11 £18.73
% change year-on-year +19.34% +7.40% -7.80%

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 14 May 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 14 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Replication in the UK

Replication
Top 15 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 14 May 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 +19 157 £475 +8.57% 69
UK excluding London +29 89 £475 +13.43% 46
London -16 87 £490 +8.78% 26
Work from Home -187 83 £475 +35.71% 11
South East +34 31 £488 +8.33% 14
Scotland -18 19 £484 +38.21% 2
South West +36 11 £440 -7.37% 5
North of England +29 9 £388 -3.13% 13
East of England +24 7 £375 -11.76% 2
Midlands +7 7 £325 -7.14% 9
North East +24 5 £525 -4.55%
East Midlands +17 5 £325 - 4
Wales +8 5 £463 +19.35% 1
North West +3 4 £213 -45.16% 11
West Midlands -1 2 £293 -16.43% 5

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 82 (35.19%) Windows
2 73 (31.33%) Security Cleared
3 71 (30.47%) Microsoft
4 67 (28.76%) Active Directory
5 66 (28.33%) Azure
6 63 (27.04%) Migration
7 62 (26.61%) SQL
7 62 (26.61%) SC Cleared
8 61 (26.18%) Linux
9 56 (24.03%) DNS
10 46 (19.74%) VMware
10 46 (19.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (18.88%) SQL Server
12 43 (18.45%) Performance Tuning
13 41 (17.60%) PowerShell
14 40 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (17.17%) LDAP
14 40 (17.17%) Social Skills
15 38 (16.31%) Windows Server
16 36 (15.45%) Finance
16 36 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (15.45%) AWS
17 35 (15.02%) High Availability
18 34 (14.59%) ITIL
19 33 (14.16%) Kerberos
19 33 (14.16%) SAN
20 32 (13.73%) Data Centre
21 31 (13.30%) Oracle
22 30 (12.88%) DevOps
23 29 (12.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory 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 20 (8.58%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.30%) Confluence
3 13 (5.58%) Apache
4 9 (3.86%) Apache Spark
5 7 (3.00%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (2.58%) nginx
7 5 (2.15%) IIS
7 5 (2.15%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) SAP CRM
1 4 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.86%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 66 (28.33%) Azure
2 36 (15.45%) AWS
3 16 (6.87%) IaaS
4 15 (6.44%) GitHub
4 15 (6.44%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (6.01%) Serverless
6 13 (5.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (5.58%) PaaS
7 11 (4.72%) GCP
8 10 (4.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (3.43%) Amazon S3
9 8 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (3.43%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 7 (3.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 7 (3.00%) Azure Functions
10 7 (3.00%) Azure Storage
11 6 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (2.58%) SaaS
12 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.03%) DNS
2 33 (14.16%) Kerberos
2 33 (14.16%) SAN
3 27 (11.59%) X.500
4 20 (8.58%) NAS
5 18 (7.73%) DHCP
5 18 (7.73%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.87%) LAN
7 15 (6.44%) Firewall
8 10 (4.29%) FTP
9 7 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (3.00%) VPN
9 7 (3.00%) WAN
10 6 (2.58%) Internet
11 5 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.72%) Skype
13 3 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.29%) SSH
14 2 (0.86%) Connectrix
14 2 (0.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.30%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (6.01%) SQL Server 2019
4 12 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (5.15%) SQL Server 2017
5 11 (4.72%) MySQL
5 11 (4.72%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (4.29%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.29%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (3.86%) DB2
7 9 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.43%) Big Data
8 8 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (7.73%) JIRA
2 16 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.87%) Subversion
3 13 (5.58%) JUnit
4 12 (5.15%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (3.86%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.86%) FishEye
6 9 (3.86%) Maven
6 9 (3.86%) Selenium
6 9 (3.86%) TestNG
7 6 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.72%) Postman
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.29%) Serena SBM
10 1 (0.43%) git-flow
10 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (17.17%) Social Skills
2 36 (15.45%) Finance
3 18 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.73%) Banking
4 12 (5.15%) Documentation Skills
5 7 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
6 6 (2.58%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.15%) Billing
8 4 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.29%) Law
9 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.29%) Publishing
9 3 (1.29%) Retail
10 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.86%) International Banking
10 2 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.43%) Automotive
11 1 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 42 (18.03%) DBA
2 28 (12.02%) Consultant
3 26 (11.16%) Administrator
4 24 (10.30%) SQL DBA
5 23 (9.87%) Developer
6 19 (8.15%) Architect
6 19 (8.15%) SQL Server DBA
7 12 (5.15%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.29%) Active Directory Consultant
9 9 (3.86%) Active Directory Engineer
9 9 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.43%) Data Engineer
10 8 (3.43%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.00%) MongoDB Developer
11 7 (3.00%) Oracle DBA
11 7 (3.00%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (2.58%) SAP Consultant
13 5 (2.15%) Linux Administrator
13 5 (2.15%) Technical Consultant
13 5 (2.15%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.17%) LDAP
2 16 (6.87%) Middleware
3 12 (5.15%) JSON
4 10 (4.29%) Spring
5 9 (3.86%) Akka
5 9 (3.86%) AngularJS
5 9 (3.86%) Java EE
5 9 (3.86%) Java EE 5
5 9 (3.86%) Node.js
5 9 (3.86%) XML
6 8 (3.43%) Kafka
7 4 (1.72%) REST
8 3 (1.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (1.29%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (0.86%) .NET
9 2 (0.86%) CSS
9 2 (0.86%) Django
9 2 (0.86%) HTML
9 2 (0.86%) HTML5
10 1 (0.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 29 (12.45%) PKI
3 24 (10.30%) Clustering
4 10 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.86%) AS400
5 9 (3.86%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.86%) iSeries
5 9 (3.86%) LPAR
6 7 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.15%) CMDB
8 4 (1.72%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.72%) Symmetrix
9 3 (1.29%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.29%) NHS
10 2 (0.86%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.86%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (35.19%) Windows
2 61 (26.18%) Linux
3 38 (16.31%) Windows Server
4 20 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (5.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (4.29%) Unix
7 10 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (3.86%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.86%) Solaris
9 6 (2.58%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.72%) SUSE
11 3 (1.29%) CentOS
11 3 (1.29%) VMS
11 3 (1.29%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.86%) AIX
12 2 (0.86%) Android
12 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (27.04%) Migration
2 46 (19.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 43 (18.45%) Performance Tuning
4 40 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (15.02%) High Availability
6 34 (14.59%) ITIL
7 30 (12.88%) DevOps
8 27 (11.59%) Change Management
8 27 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (10.30%) Identity Management
10 19 (8.15%) Mentoring
10 19 (8.15%) Microservices
11 18 (7.73%) Scrum
12 17 (7.30%) Customer Requirements
12 17 (7.30%) Project Delivery
12 17 (7.30%) Service Delivery
13 15 (6.44%) Data Modelling
13 15 (6.44%) Service Management
14 14 (6.01%) Configuration Management
14 14 (6.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.61%) SQL
2 41 (17.60%) PowerShell
3 27 (11.59%) Java
4 23 (9.87%) Python
4 23 (9.87%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.15%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.72%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.72%) TypeScript
7 9 (3.86%) C++
7 9 (3.86%) Java 8
8 8 (3.43%) Perl
8 8 (3.43%) R
9 7 (3.00%) ABAP
10 5 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.29%) C
12 2 (0.86%) C#
13 1 (0.43%) Go
13 1 (0.43%) Natural
13 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 62 (26.61%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.16%) MCSE
3 26 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.58%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.29%) Degree
6 8 (3.43%) MCITP
7 7 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.58%) ISEB
8 6 (2.58%) MCSA
9 5 (2.15%) PMP
10 4 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.29%) CCIE
11 3 (1.29%) CCNA
11 3 (1.29%) CCNP
12 2 (0.86%) CAPM
12 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.86%) MCP
12 2 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.44%) SLA
2 11 (4.72%) QA
3 7 (3.00%) GDPR
3 7 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) NCSC
System Software
1 67 (28.76%) Active Directory
2 36 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (12.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 21 (9.01%) Docker
5 18 (7.73%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (6.01%) vSphere
7 13 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (5.15%) NFS
9 9 (3.86%) PowerHA
10 8 (3.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 7 (3.00%) Hyper-V
12 6 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (2.58%) XenApp
13 5 (2.15%) SRDF
13 5 (2.15%) XenDesktop
14 4 (1.72%) Veritas File System
15 3 (1.29%) Gluster
15 3 (1.29%) GlusterFS
15 3 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (7.30%) Ansible
2 15 (6.44%) Terraform
3 13 (5.58%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.86%) Puppet
6 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (3.43%) SCCM
6 8 (3.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (3.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (3.00%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (2.58%) Control-M
8 6 (2.58%) QRadar
8 6 (2.58%) Tivoli
9 5 (2.15%) Avamar
9 5 (2.15%) Data Guard
9 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (2.15%) Netcool
9 5 (2.15%) SCOM
9 5 (2.15%) vRealize
10 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 71 (30.47%) Microsoft
2 46 (19.74%) VMware
3 31 (13.30%) Oracle
4 22 (9.44%) EMC
5 20 (8.58%) IBM
6 18 (7.73%) Red Hat
7 17 (7.30%) Cisco
8 16 (6.87%) Dell
8 16 (6.87%) NetApp
9 14 (6.01%) CyberArk
10 12 (5.15%) HP
10 12 (5.15%) ServiceNow
11 10 (4.29%) Citrix
11 10 (4.29%) SAP
11 10 (4.29%) Veeam
12 9 (3.86%) Databricks
13 7 (3.00%) Altiris
13 7 (3.00%) Infoblox
13 7 (3.00%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.00%) Splunk