Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 529 416 459
Rank change year-on-year -113 +43 +88
Contract jobs citing Replication 307 115 396
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.37% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 1.18% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 76 206
10th Percentile £363 £313 £294
25th Percentile £438 £338 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £588 £525
90th Percentile £635 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 16
10th Percentile £61.20 " £57.50
25th Percentile £65.50 " £76.25
Median hourly rate £65.54 £54.00 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.37% -32.50% +65.37%
75th Percentile £72.59 " £82.50
90th Percentile £73.45 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.54 - £80.00

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 25,024 9,721 24,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.84% 31.50% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,549 6,604 16,075
10th Percentile £306 £263 £265
25th Percentile £413 £370 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £486 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.14% +2.21% -
75th Percentile £625 £609 £581
90th Percentile £725 £724 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 315 865
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.02 £11.65
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.96 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.27% +31.51% +2.50%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.25 £46.40
90th Percentile £64.93 £58.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.45 £23.40 £19.03
% change year-on-year -12.61% +22.96% +0.16%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -121 223 £500 +17.65% 91
London -122 116 £500 +5.82% 29
UK excluding London -133 115 £500 +25.00% 65
Work from Home -165 97 £500 +42.86% 20
South East -70 42 £500 +17.65% 10
North of England -72 17 £625 +73.61% 17
Scotland -74 16 £500 -13.04%
Midlands -70 14 £480 +43.28% 20
South West -41 13 £268 -43.68% 6
Yorkshire - 10 £625 - 7
West Midlands -60 9 £480 +43.28% 16
East of England -55 7 £375 +11.94% 9
North West -61 7 £415 +16.90% 9
Wales -23 6 £505 +32.89% 2
East Midlands -34 5 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £750 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 100 (32.57%) SQL
2 99 (32.25%) Windows
3 80 (26.06%) Microsoft
4 79 (25.73%) Linux
4 79 (25.73%) VMware
5 78 (25.41%) Oracle
6 75 (24.43%) Azure
7 70 (22.80%) Active Directory
8 67 (21.82%) Migration
9 59 (19.22%) Security Cleared
10 56 (18.24%) AWS
10 56 (18.24%) Finance
11 54 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 51 (16.61%) Windows Server
12 51 (16.61%) Social Skills
13 50 (16.29%) High Availability
14 49 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (15.96%) DNS
15 48 (15.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 48 (15.64%) PowerShell
15 48 (15.64%) SC Cleared
16 46 (14.98%) Performance Tuning
17 42 (13.68%) SAN
18 39 (12.70%) SQL Server
18 39 (12.70%) Clustering
18 39 (12.70%) Data Centre
19 38 (12.38%) ITIL
20 37 (12.05%) Oracle Database
21 36 (11.73%) Data Warehouse
22 35 (11.40%) LDAP

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 22 (7.17%) Confluence
2 19 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.26%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.93%) IIS
5 8 (2.61%) Apache
5 8 (2.61%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.95%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.30%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.33%) CICS
11 1 (0.33%) CMS
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) SAP MDG
1 6 (1.95%) SAP MDG-F
1 6 (1.95%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.65%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.65%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CAR
4 1 (0.33%) SAP MDG-S
4 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 75 (24.43%) Azure
2 56 (18.24%) AWS
3 20 (6.51%) PaaS
4 19 (6.19%) IaaS
5 18 (5.86%) GitHub
6 17 (5.54%) Microsoft 365
7 14 (4.56%) GCP
8 11 (3.58%) Amazon S3
9 10 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (3.26%) SaaS
10 7 (2.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 6 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 6 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.63%) Azure Storage
12 5 (1.63%) GitHub Actions
12 5 (1.63%) Serverless
13 4 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (1.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (1.30%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 49 (15.96%) DNS
2 42 (13.68%) SAN
3 24 (7.82%) DHCP
3 24 (7.82%) Firewall
3 24 (7.82%) Kerberos
4 20 (6.51%) LAN
4 20 (6.51%) TCP/IP
5 16 (5.21%) NAS
5 16 (5.21%) X.500
6 14 (4.56%) VPN
7 12 (3.91%) WAN
8 7 (2.28%) VSAN
9 6 (1.95%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.63%) IPv4
11 4 (1.30%) Junos
11 4 (1.30%) Skype
11 4 (1.30%) SNMP
11 4 (1.30%) VLAN
12 3 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.98%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.05%) Oracle Database
3 36 (11.73%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (9.45%) Relational Database
5 27 (8.79%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (8.14%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (4.23%) MySQL
8 13 (4.23%) Oracle ODI
8 13 (4.23%) Star Schema
9 12 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (3.58%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (3.26%) RDBMS
12 9 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (2.93%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.93%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (2.61%) Big Data
13 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 25 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.82%) JIRA
3 21 (6.84%) Subversion
4 15 (4.89%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.23%) Maven
5 13 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (3.91%) FishEye
6 12 (3.91%) JUnit
6 12 (3.91%) Selenium
6 12 (3.91%) TestNG
7 11 (3.58%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.93%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.98%) Serena SBM
10 2 (0.65%) git-flow
10 2 (0.65%) JDeveloper
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.33%) Arsenale Dataplane
11 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.33%) Gradle
11 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 56 (18.24%) Finance
2 51 (16.61%) Social Skills
3 21 (6.84%) Banking
4 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.21%) Documentation Skills
6 10 (3.26%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.63%) Billing
7 5 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.63%) Retail
8 4 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.65%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.65%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (15.31%) DBA
2 33 (10.75%) Administrator
3 30 (9.77%) Consultant
4 28 (9.12%) Architect
4 28 (9.12%) Developer
5 20 (6.51%) Data Engineer
5 20 (6.51%) Oracle DBA
6 13 (4.23%) Analyst
6 13 (4.23%) SQL DBA
7 10 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (2.93%) Storage Consultant
9 8 (2.61%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (2.61%) Java Developer
9 8 (2.61%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (2.61%) Server Engineer
9 8 (2.61%) Storage Engineer
9 8 (2.61%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (2.28%) Azure Architect
10 7 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.40%) LDAP
2 28 (9.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 16 (5.21%) REST
4 15 (4.89%) XML
5 14 (4.56%) Middleware
6 13 (4.23%) JSON
7 12 (3.91%) Akka
7 12 (3.91%) AngularJS
7 12 (3.91%) Java EE
7 12 (3.91%) Java EE 5
7 12 (3.91%) Spring
8 11 (3.58%) Node.js
9 6 (1.95%) .NET
9 6 (1.95%) Web Services
10 5 (1.63%) SAP Basis
11 4 (1.30%) ARM Templates
11 4 (1.30%) Kafka
12 3 (0.98%) ISPF
12 3 (0.98%) SAP Fiori
13 2 (0.65%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.70%) Clustering
1 39 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.17%) PKI
3 13 (4.23%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.61%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.95%) EMC VMAX
6 6 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.95%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.63%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.30%) IBM Storwize
8 4 (1.30%) Symmetrix
9 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.65%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.65%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 99 (32.25%) Windows
2 79 (25.73%) Linux
3 51 (16.61%) Windows Server
4 24 (7.82%) Solaris
5 22 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (5.54%) Unix
7 14 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (3.58%) AIX
9 11 (3.58%) VMS
9 11 (3.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (3.26%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (2.28%) SUSE
12 6 (1.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.63%) HPUX
14 4 (1.30%) zOS
15 3 (0.98%) OpenVMS
15 3 (0.98%) OS/400
15 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.82%) Migration
2 50 (16.29%) High Availability
3 49 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (15.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 46 (14.98%) Performance Tuning
6 38 (12.38%) ITIL
7 35 (11.40%) Analytics
8 34 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (10.42%) DevOps
10 28 (9.12%) Scrum
10 28 (9.12%) Storage Management
11 27 (8.79%) ETL
12 21 (6.84%) Mentoring
13 20 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (6.51%) Customer Requirements
14 19 (6.19%) Change Management
15 18 (5.86%) Data Migration
15 18 (5.86%) Data Modelling
15 18 (5.86%) Project Delivery
16 17 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 100 (32.57%) SQL
2 48 (15.64%) PowerShell
3 35 (11.40%) PL/SQL
4 34 (11.07%) Python
5 26 (8.47%) Java
6 23 (7.49%) Shell Script
7 20 (6.51%) Bash Shell
8 16 (5.21%) Perl
8 16 (5.21%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.89%) JavaScript
10 12 (3.91%) C++
10 12 (3.91%) Java 8
10 12 (3.91%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.93%) R
12 4 (1.30%) C#
12 4 (1.30%) JCL
12 4 (1.30%) Ruby
13 3 (0.98%) ABAP
13 3 (0.98%) Scala
13 3 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (19.22%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.64%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.12%) MCSE
3 28 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.89%) Degree
5 13 (4.23%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.28%) CCNA
9 6 (1.95%) MCITP
9 6 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.63%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.30%) MCSA
12 3 (0.98%) CCIE
12 3 (0.98%) CCNP
12 3 (0.98%) MCP
12 3 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.65%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.14%) SLA
2 15 (4.89%) GDPR
3 11 (3.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.61%) Data Quality
4 8 (2.61%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 70 (22.80%) Active Directory
2 54 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.84%) Docker
3 21 (6.84%) Oracle RAC
3 21 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
3 21 (6.84%) vSphere
4 19 (6.19%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (5.54%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 14 (4.56%) NFS
7 11 (3.58%) SRDF
8 9 (2.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (2.93%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (2.93%) VMware NSX
8 9 (2.93%) XenApp
9 8 (2.61%) Hyper-V
9 8 (2.61%) Veritas File System
10 7 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (1.63%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.63%) Firmware
12 4 (1.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 34 (11.07%) Ansible
2 24 (7.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 23 (7.49%) Data Guard
4 15 (4.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 13 (4.23%) Terraform
6 11 (3.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (3.58%) Tivoli
7 10 (3.26%) Kubernetes
8 9 (2.93%) Control-M
8 9 (2.93%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (2.93%) QRadar
8 9 (2.93%) vCenter Server
9 8 (2.61%) PowerCLI
9 8 (2.61%) vRealize
10 7 (2.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 7 (2.28%) Grafana
10 7 (2.28%) Kibana
10 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (2.28%) SCCM
11 6 (1.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 80 (26.06%) Microsoft
2 79 (25.73%) VMware
3 78 (25.41%) Oracle
4 33 (10.75%) Veeam
5 31 (10.10%) EMC
6 30 (9.77%) IBM
7 26 (8.47%) Cisco
7 26 (8.47%) HP
8 24 (7.82%) Red Hat
9 19 (6.19%) SAP
10 16 (5.21%) Citrix
11 13 (4.23%) 3PAR
12 12 (3.91%) Dell
12 12 (3.91%) NetApp
12 12 (3.91%) Splunk
12 12 (3.91%) Zerto
13 11 (3.58%) CyberArk
13 11 (3.58%) Sun
14 10 (3.26%) CommVault
14 10 (3.26%) Sybase