Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for DFS Replication skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DFS Replication over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Microsoft DFS Replication (DFSR)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 - 205
Rank change year-on-year - +205 -
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.079% - 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
West Midlands median daily rate £320 - £330
England median daily rate £375 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

DFS Replication is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 721 501 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.19% 11.31% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 313 333
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.75% +17.30%
10th Percentile £155 £172 £158
90th Percentile £575 £545 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +15.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 39 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.00 £21.00 £20.03
England median hourly rate £16.05 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.49% +5.03% -

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DFS Replication as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DFS Replication in the West Midlands

DFS Replication
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DFS Replication in the West Midlands

DFS Replication
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DFS Replication within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Herefordshire - 2 £323 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
DFS Replication
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DFS 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DFS Replication.

1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (50.00%) SCSM
3 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) SCDPM
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS

DFS Replication
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
1 3 (75.00%) SCVMM
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (50.00%) SCDPM
2 2 (50.00%) SCSM
3 1 (25.00%) EdgeSight
3 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware