Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 489 453 506
Rank change year-on-year -36 +53 +36
Contract jobs citing Replication 272 119 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 1.07% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 73 196
10th Percentile £344 £313 £288
25th Percentile £413 £350 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £587 £484 £525
90th Percentile £700 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 5
10th Percentile £60.98 £28.60 £46.00
25th Percentile £63.63 £40.01 £51.25
Median hourly rate £65.52 £52.12 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.72% -5.25% +22.22%
75th Percentile £72.38 £56.88 £60.00
90th Percentile £73.45 £57.55 £66.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.52 £39.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +65.87% -28.18% +22.22%

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 21,563 11,149 26,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.83% 30.52% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,709 7,410 17,571
10th Percentile £306 £263 £281
25th Percentile £406 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £575
90th Percentile £712 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.01% +1.80% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 410 914
10th Percentile £11.89 £12.42 £11.70
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.81 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.20 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.74% +25.98% -11.11%
75th Percentile £48.03 £46.25 £45.00
90th Percentile £62.05 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.91 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.44% +18.43% -17.78%

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 July 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 30 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Replication in the UK

Replication
Top 17 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 July 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 -68 189 £490 +8.78% 81
London -71 110 £500 +11.11% 21
Work from Home -190 93 £475 +37.68% 10
UK excluding London -43 90 £475 +8.57% 64
South East -31 38 £498 +10.56% 18
Scotland -50 19 £500 +5.26% 1
South West -2 11 £440 -7.37% 8
North of England -31 8 £388 -3.13% 16
Midlands -55 7 £125 -64.29% 13
Wales -3 6 £505 +30.32% 3
North West -35 5 £475 +35.71% 8
East Midlands -15 4 £125 - 1
East of England -28 3 £325 -5.80% 5
West Midlands -41 3 £285 -18.57% 12
North East -10 2 £388 -29.55%
Yorkshire -22 1 - - 8
Isle of Man - 1 £750 -

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 91 (33.46%) Windows
2 80 (29.41%) SQL
3 77 (28.31%) Migration
4 76 (27.94%) Azure
5 73 (26.84%) Microsoft
6 71 (26.10%) Linux
7 64 (23.53%) VMware
7 64 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 62 (22.79%) Active Directory
9 58 (21.32%) SC Cleared
10 55 (20.22%) Social Skills
11 53 (19.49%) Performance Tuning
12 51 (18.75%) Oracle
12 51 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 47 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 46 (16.91%) Finance
15 44 (16.18%) SAN
15 44 (16.18%) DNS
16 43 (15.81%) Clustering
16 43 (15.81%) Disaster Recovery
16 43 (15.81%) PowerShell
17 42 (15.44%) High Availability
18 40 (14.71%) AWS
18 40 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
20 36 (13.24%) Windows Server
20 36 (13.24%) ITIL
20 36 (13.24%) Python
20 36 (13.24%) LDAP
21 34 (12.50%) Data Centre

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 25 (9.19%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.46%) Confluence
3 13 (4.78%) Apache
4 12 (4.41%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.94%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (1.47%) IIS
6 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.74%) nginx
8 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.37%) CMS
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) SAP MDG
2 5 (1.84%) SAP MDG-F
2 5 (1.84%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP CAR
4 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 76 (27.94%) Azure
2 40 (14.71%) AWS
3 22 (8.09%) GitHub
4 21 (7.72%) IaaS
5 16 (5.88%) PaaS
6 15 (5.51%) GCP
7 13 (4.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (4.04%) SaaS
9 10 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (3.68%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 10 (3.68%) Microsoft 365
9 10 (3.68%) Serverless
10 8 (2.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 8 (2.94%) Azure Functions
10 8 (2.94%) Azure Storage
11 7 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.21%) Amazon S3
12 6 (2.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (1.10%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.18%) DNS
1 44 (16.18%) SAN
2 28 (10.29%) Kerberos
3 26 (9.56%) Firewall
4 23 (8.46%) NAS
5 19 (6.99%) LAN
6 18 (6.62%) TCP/IP
6 18 (6.62%) X.500
7 17 (6.25%) DHCP
8 10 (3.68%) FTP
8 10 (3.68%) VPN
8 10 (3.68%) WAN
9 6 (2.21%) VSAN
10 5 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.47%) SSH
12 3 (1.10%) HTTP
12 3 (1.10%) IPv4
12 3 (1.10%) Network Security
12 3 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.56%) Relational Database
3 24 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 22 (8.09%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (8.09%) NoSQL
5 21 (7.72%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (6.62%) SQL Server 2019
7 17 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 17 (6.25%) SQL Server 2017
8 15 (5.51%) MySQL
8 15 (5.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (4.78%) RDBMS
11 12 (4.41%) Big Data
12 11 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (3.68%) DB2
14 9 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 8 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (9.19%) JIRA
2 23 (8.46%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.72%) Subversion
4 14 (5.15%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.41%) JUnit
5 12 (4.41%) Maven
5 12 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (4.04%) FishEye
6 11 (4.04%) Selenium
6 11 (4.04%) TestNG
7 10 (3.68%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.68%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.47%) Serena SBM
8 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.74%) git-flow
10 1 (0.37%) Arsenale Dataplane
10 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.37%) ER Studio
10 1 (0.37%) Gradle
10 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 55 (20.22%) Social Skills
2 46 (16.91%) Finance
3 22 (8.09%) Banking
4 19 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.15%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (3.31%) Public Sector
7 8 (2.94%) Billing
7 8 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.47%) Retail
9 3 (1.10%) Law
10 2 (0.74%) International Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.74%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.37%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (18.38%) DBA
2 32 (11.76%) Architect
3 31 (11.40%) Administrator
4 25 (9.19%) Developer
5 24 (8.82%) SQL DBA
6 19 (6.99%) Consultant
7 16 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 12 (4.41%) Data Engineer
8 12 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.04%) Oracle DBA
10 8 (2.94%) Azure Architect
10 8 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.94%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (2.57%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.57%) MongoDB Developer
11 7 (2.57%) Storage Engineer
12 6 (2.21%) Storage Consultant
12 6 (2.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.24%) LDAP
2 14 (5.15%) JSON
2 14 (5.15%) Middleware
3 13 (4.78%) REST
4 12 (4.41%) Spring
4 12 (4.41%) XML
5 11 (4.04%) Java EE
5 11 (4.04%) Java EE 5
6 10 (3.68%) Akka
6 10 (3.68%) AngularJS
6 10 (3.68%) Node.js
7 9 (3.31%) Kafka
7 9 (3.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (1.84%) SAP Fiori
8 5 (1.84%) Web Services
9 4 (1.47%) HTML
9 4 (1.47%) SAP Basis
10 3 (1.10%) .NET
10 3 (1.10%) ISPF
10 3 (1.10%) JWT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.81%) Clustering
2 34 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 18 (6.62%) PKI
4 13 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (4.41%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.31%) AS400
6 9 (3.31%) iSeries
6 9 (3.31%) LPAR
7 8 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.94%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.21%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.21%) EMC VMAX
8 6 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.84%) Symmetrix
10 4 (1.47%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.47%) IBM Storwize
10 4 (1.47%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.10%) CMDB
12 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 91 (33.46%) Windows
2 71 (26.10%) Linux
3 36 (13.24%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.99%) Solaris
5 16 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.41%) Unix
7 12 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.31%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.57%) AIX
9 7 (2.57%) VMS
9 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (1.84%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.47%) HPUX
11 4 (1.47%) SUSE
12 3 (1.10%) OpenVMS
12 3 (1.10%) OS/400
12 3 (1.10%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.31%) Migration
2 53 (19.49%) Performance Tuning
3 43 (15.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (15.44%) High Availability
5 40 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (13.24%) ITIL
8 26 (9.56%) DevOps
9 22 (8.09%) Change Management
9 22 (8.09%) Customer Requirements
9 22 (8.09%) Data Modelling
9 22 (8.09%) Scrum
9 22 (8.09%) Storage Management
10 21 (7.72%) Mentoring
11 19 (6.99%) Analytics
12 18 (6.62%) Performance Monitoring
13 17 (6.25%) Identity Management
13 17 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 17 (6.25%) Project Delivery
13 17 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 80 (29.41%) SQL
2 43 (15.81%) PowerShell
3 36 (13.24%) Python
4 33 (12.13%) Java
5 24 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 21 (7.72%) Bash Shell
7 17 (6.25%) Perl
8 14 (5.15%) JavaScript
9 13 (4.78%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.41%) Shell Script
10 12 (4.41%) TypeScript
11 11 (4.04%) C++
11 11 (4.04%) Java 8
12 8 (2.94%) R
13 6 (2.21%) C#
14 5 (1.84%) Ruby
15 4 (1.47%) ABAP
15 4 (1.47%) C
16 3 (1.10%) JCL
16 3 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 58 (21.32%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.93%) MCSE
3 27 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.88%) Degree
5 13 (4.78%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.57%) ISEB
7 7 (2.57%) MCITP
8 6 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.84%) PMP
10 4 (1.47%) CCNA
10 4 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.47%) MCSA
11 3 (1.10%) CAPM
11 3 (1.10%) CCIE
11 3 (1.10%) CCNP
11 3 (1.10%) MCP
11 3 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.15%) GDPR
1 14 (5.15%) SLA
2 13 (4.78%) QA
3 10 (3.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 62 (22.79%) Active Directory
2 47 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.72%) Docker
4 18 (6.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 18 (6.62%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (5.88%) vSphere
6 14 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.68%) NFS
7 10 (3.68%) SRDF
8 9 (3.31%) PowerHA
8 9 (3.31%) XenApp
9 7 (2.57%) Hyper-V
9 7 (2.57%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (2.21%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.84%) Veritas File System
12 4 (1.47%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (7.72%) Ansible
2 20 (7.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 16 (5.88%) Data Guard
4 14 (5.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (4.41%) Terraform
6 11 (4.04%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (4.04%) Kubernetes
7 10 (3.68%) Control-M
7 10 (3.68%) QRadar
7 10 (3.68%) Tivoli
8 8 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (2.94%) vRealize
9 7 (2.57%) Puppet
10 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (2.21%) Netcool
10 6 (2.21%) PowerCLI
10 6 (2.21%) SCCM
11 5 (1.84%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (1.84%) HP ALM
11 5 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (26.84%) Microsoft
2 64 (23.53%) VMware
3 51 (18.75%) Oracle
4 31 (11.40%) EMC
5 30 (11.03%) IBM
6 26 (9.56%) HP
7 21 (7.72%) Veeam
8 20 (7.35%) SAP
9 19 (6.99%) Cisco
10 15 (5.51%) Citrix
10 15 (5.51%) Red Hat
11 14 (5.15%) CyberArk
12 13 (4.78%) Splunk
13 12 (4.41%) 3PAR
13 12 (4.41%) NetApp
13 12 (4.41%) Sybase
14 11 (4.04%) Databricks
14 11 (4.04%) Qualys
15 10 (3.68%) BMC
15 10 (3.68%) ServiceNow