The table below looks at the statistics for Disaster Recovery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Disaster Recovery over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 58 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 21 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.76% 1.61% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.23% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 1
Average daily rate
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£470 £411 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% +17.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £371 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.78% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.44%
Disaster Recovery
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
918 806 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.82% 71.90% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 386 326
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 19
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +27.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Disaster Recovery
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Disaster Recovery Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Edinburgh region.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Edinburgh region.

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Disaster Recovery.

1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) Web Services
3 14 (35.00%) Scrum
3 14 (35.00%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (30.00%) XML
4 12 (30.00%) ITIL
4 12 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 11 (27.50%) Oracle
5 11 (27.50%) SOAP
5 11 (27.50%) DSDM
6 10 (25.00%) Windows
6 10 (25.00%) Project Management
6 10 (25.00%) VMware
6 10 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 10 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (22.50%) Linux
8 8 (20.00%) Internet
8 8 (20.00%) Firewall
8 8 (20.00%) Migration
8 8 (20.00%) System Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (20.00%) Release Management
8 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (17.50%) GPG13
9 7 (17.50%) Protective Monitoring

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Disaster Recovery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Internet
1 8 (20.00%) Firewall
1 8 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 8 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (12.50%) HTTP
3 4 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) WLAN
5 1 (2.50%) WAN
5 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 4 (10.00%) Maven
1 4 (10.00%) Ant
1 4 (10.00%) Hudson
1 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Consultant
1 8 (20.00%) CLAS Consultant
2 6 (15.00%) Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Release Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Chief Technology Officer
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) Web Services
2 12 (30.00%) XML
3 11 (27.50%) SOAP
4 6 (15.00%) REST
4 6 (15.00%) RESTful
4 6 (15.00%) JSON
5 4 (10.00%) CSS
5 4 (10.00%) HTML
5 4 (10.00%) CSS3
6 3 (7.50%) HTML5
7 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.50%) EDI
7 1 (2.50%) Flash
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Replication
1 6 (15.00%) CESG
1 6 (15.00%) CESG CLAS
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) Open Source
3 4 (10.00%) FMCG
3 4 (10.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) Scrum
2 14 (35.00%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (30.00%) ITIL
3 12 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 11 (27.50%) DSDM
5 10 (25.00%) Project Management
5 10 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (20.00%) Migration
6 8 (20.00%) System Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Release Management
6 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 5 (12.50%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CCNA
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) GPG13
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) vSphere
3 4 (10.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
1 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
1 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) EMC
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.50%) JBoss
6 2 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.50%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint