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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing DFS Replication 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.045% - -
As % of the System Software category 0.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £700 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £628 £625 £265
% change year-on-year +0.40% +135.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DFS Replication is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 200 231 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 8.94% 8.41% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 106 125
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £202 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 61
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

DFS Replication
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing DFS Replication as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Herefordshire - 1 £700 -
DFS Replication
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DFS Replication also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DFS Replication.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat