The table below looks at the statistics for Disaster Recovery skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Disaster Recovery over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 201 213 209
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 542 459 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.94% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.27% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 262 213
Average daily rate
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£417 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% +10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £588 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 26
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.25 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £28.78 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £15.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+31.74% -39.42%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

Disaster Recovery
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Disaster Recovery Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Trend

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

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 498 £415 +3.75% 194
London -9 204 £400 -3.61% 71
South East +2 133 £450 +20.00% 32
City of London +25 58 £435 +1.75% 28
Yorkshire +21 51 £365 +45.70% 17
West Yorkshire +29 42 £355 +41.71% 10
Leeds +17 36 £340 +32.03% 8
West Midlands +13 32 £433 +57.27% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 31 £275 -21.42% 7
Berkshire +2 30 £475 - 6
Scotland +7 27 £450 +22.44% 4
South West -4 26 £450 +37.40% 16
North West -13 25 £305 -47.41% 17
Milton Keynes +11 24 £225 -39.18% 2
Oxfordshire -2 21 £450 - 1
Hampshire -31 21 £473 +31.25% 5
Reading +11 17 £425 -8.10% 4
Surrey +2 17 £475 -8.65% 7
Edinburgh 0 17 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England +7 16 £450 +38.46% 26
Oxford - 12 £463 -
Bristol +5 11 £450 - 7
Manchester -5 9 £440 -20.00% 9
Birmingham +7 8 £419 - 4
Hertfordshire +6 8 £450 +38.46% 8
East Midlands +6 8 £160 -54.28% 8
South Wales - 8 £450 - 2
Wales - 8 £450 - 3
Dorset +4 7 - - 2
Slough -2 7 £500 -

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 405 (37.92%) Windows
2 352 (32.96%) Microsoft
3 286 (26.78%) VMware
4 254 (23.78%) Active Directory
5 245 (22.94%) SQL
6 208 (19.48%) ITIL
7 199 (18.63%) Finance
7 199 (18.63%) Business Continuity
8 198 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 173 (16.20%) SQL Server
10 163 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 162 (15.17%) Oracle
12 154 (14.42%) Linux
13 148 (13.86%) Firewall
14 147 (13.76%) Clustering
15 144 (13.48%) SAN
16 139 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
17 134 (12.55%) Security Cleared
18 133 (12.45%) Migration
19 128 (11.99%) MS Excel
20 127 (11.89%) Citrix
21 126 (11.80%) UNIX
22 119 (11.14%) Service Management
23 110 (10.30%) Replication
24 109 (10.21%) Windows Server 2012
25 105 (9.83%) Service Delivery
26 102 (9.55%) WAN
26 102 (9.55%) DNS
27 101 (9.46%) Degree
28 99 (9.27%) SC Cleared

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 98 (9.18%) MS Exchange
2 95 (8.90%) SharePoint
3 60 (5.62%) IIS
4 56 (5.24%) Lync
4 56 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (5.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 52 (4.87%) BizTalk Server
7 49 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 49 (4.59%) Apache
8 45 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 35 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (2.62%) Tomcat
11 26 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 20 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (1.78%) WebLogic
14 18 (1.69%) Confluence
15 16 (1.50%) nginx
16 15 (1.40%) WebSphere
17 11 (1.03%) JBoss
18 10 (0.94%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 128 (11.99%) MS Excel
2 66 (6.18%) MS Office
3 34 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 30 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.47%) MS Project
6 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.094%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 48 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (4.03%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.28%) Agresso
7 3 (0.28%) Exstream
7 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.094%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.094%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.094%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.094%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
2 27 (2.53%) Office 365
3 19 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.31%) SaaS
5 13 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.66%) PaaS
6 7 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (0.56%) IaaS
8 2 (0.19%) GitHub
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (13.86%) Firewall
2 144 (13.48%) SAN
3 102 (9.55%) WAN
3 102 (9.55%) DNS
4 92 (8.61%) LAN
5 74 (6.93%) TCP/IP
6 53 (4.96%) DHCP
7 49 (4.59%) NAS
8 46 (4.31%) Network Security
9 36 (3.37%) LDAP
10 33 (3.09%) Internet
11 27 (2.53%) VPN
11 27 (2.53%) HTTP
12 26 (2.43%) MPLS
13 19 (1.78%) BGP
13 19 (1.78%) VLAN
14 18 (1.69%) OSPF
15 17 (1.59%) EIGRP
16 16 (1.50%) Intranet
17 15 (1.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.81%) Oracle Database
3 45 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.34%) MySQL
7 23 (2.15%) DB2
8 22 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (1.40%) NoSQL
14 12 (1.12%) SAP HANA
15 11 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 32 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 30 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.87%) JIRA
5 19 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.69%) Hudson
7 14 (1.31%) Subversion
8 9 (0.84%) Maven
9 7 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.66%) Selenium
9 7 (0.66%) Mercurial
9 7 (0.66%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.28%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.28%) Toad
10 3 (0.28%) JMeter
10 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.19%) GitLab
11 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 199 (18.63%) Finance
2 63 (5.90%) Banking
3 41 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.53%) Legal
5 24 (2.25%) Retail
6 20 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.12%) Publishing
9 8 (0.75%) Back Office
9 8 (0.75%) Law
9 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Local Government
11 6 (0.56%) International Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.37%) Automotive
12 4 (0.37%) Front Office
13 3 (0.28%) Advertising
13 3 (0.28%) Marketing
13 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 146 (13.67%) Analyst
2 132 (12.36%) Architect
3 94 (8.80%) DBA
4 79 (7.40%) Consultant
5 72 (6.74%) Administrator
6 53 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
7 52 (4.87%) SQL DBA
7 52 (4.87%) Project Manager
8 49 (4.59%) Technical Architect
9 44 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (3.18%) Developer
11 33 (3.09%) Author
11 33 (3.09%) Technical Author
11 33 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
12 32 (3.00%) Support Engineer
13 27 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
13 27 (2.53%) SQL Server DBA
14 24 (2.25%) Business Analyst
15 23 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
16 22 (2.06%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (7.68%) .NET
2 46 (4.31%) Web Services
3 43 (4.03%) Middleware
4 34 (3.18%) XML
5 31 (2.90%) Application Packaging
6 30 (2.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 27 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 22 (2.06%) JSON
8 22 (2.06%) REST
9 14 (1.31%) CSS
10 13 (1.22%) HTML
11 10 (0.94%) Flash
12 8 (0.75%) LAMP
13 7 (0.66%) J2EE
13 7 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (0.66%) RESTful
13 7 (0.66%) Play Framework
14 6 (0.56%) SOAP
15 4 (0.37%) YAML
16 3 (0.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 147 (13.76%) Clustering
2 110 (10.30%) Replication
3 94 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (5.90%) Management Information System
5 41 (3.84%) Computer Science
6 35 (3.28%) Blackberry
7 29 (2.72%) Open Source
8 19 (1.78%) User Experience
9 18 (1.69%) HACMP
9 18 (1.69%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.59%) Statistics
11 16 (1.50%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.50%) Data Integration
11 16 (1.50%) Mainframe
11 16 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 16 (1.50%) NHS
12 15 (1.40%) PKI
13 13 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 405 (37.92%) Windows
2 163 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 154 (14.42%) Linux
4 139 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 126 (11.80%) UNIX
6 109 (10.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (4.78%) Windows 7
9 45 (4.21%) AIX
9 45 (4.21%) Solaris
10 27 (2.53%) Windows 2000
11 21 (1.97%) HPUX
12 19 (1.78%) Ubuntu
13 17 (1.59%) Windows XP
13 17 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (1.40%) Windows NT
15 14 (1.31%) CentOS
16 11 (1.03%) Debian
17 8 (0.75%) SUSE
18 7 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (19.48%) ITIL
2 199 (18.63%) Business Continuity
3 133 (12.45%) Migration
4 119 (11.14%) Service Management
5 105 (9.83%) Service Delivery
6 71 (6.65%) High Availability
7 69 (6.46%) Project Management
8 68 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
9 62 (5.81%) Change Management
10 60 (5.62%) BCP
11 57 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (5.24%) CRM
13 53 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
13 53 (4.96%) Incident Management
14 49 (4.59%) Problem Management
15 46 (4.31%) Data Modelling
16 45 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (4.21%) Business Continuity Planning
17 43 (4.03%) Information Security
17 43 (4.03%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 245 (22.94%) SQL
2 82 (7.68%) PowerShell
3 64 (5.99%) Java
4 46 (4.31%) Shell Script
5 44 (4.12%) Perl
6 43 (4.03%) T-SQL
7 39 (3.65%) C#
8 31 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 25 (2.34%) Ruby
10 24 (2.25%) Python
11 18 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.59%) JavaScript
13 14 (1.31%) PHP
13 14 (1.31%) C
14 12 (1.12%) VB
15 10 (0.94%) VBScript
16 7 (0.66%) Groovy
17 5 (0.47%) ABAP
17 5 (0.47%) C++
18 4 (0.37%) sed
Qualifications
1 134 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 101 (9.46%) Degree
3 99 (9.27%) SC Cleared
4 83 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (5.06%) MCSE
6 24 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.97%) ISEB
8 20 (1.87%) MCITP
9 19 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (1.69%) MCTS
11 17 (1.59%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.50%) CCNA
13 15 (1.40%) MCP
14 12 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.03%) CISSP
15 11 (1.03%) CCNP
16 8 (0.75%) CISA
16 8 (0.75%) MCSA
17 7 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 6 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (7.30%) SLA
2 28 (2.62%) QA
3 17 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.75%) COBIT
5 5 (0.47%) BS7799
5 5 (0.47%) HL7
5 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.37%) DICOM
6 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.19%) WAI
8 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.094%) GPG13
System Software
1 254 (23.78%) Active Directory
2 198 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 66 (6.18%) VMware ESX
5 46 (4.31%) vSphere
6 37 (3.46%) XenApp
7 29 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (2.62%) Terminal Services
9 25 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
11 17 (1.59%) XenDesktop
11 17 (1.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (1.22%) ISA Server
13 13 (1.22%) Firmware
13 13 (1.22%) vCloud
14 12 (1.12%) PowerHA
15 11 (1.03%) Samba
15 11 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (4.59%) NetBackup
2 48 (4.49%) Puppet
3 41 (3.84%) SCOM
4 38 (3.56%) SCCM
5 29 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 19 (1.78%) Backup Exec
7 19 (1.78%) WSUS
8 17 (1.59%) Tivoli
9 15 (1.40%) ARCserve
9 15 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.40%) ZABBIX
9 15 (1.40%) BladeLogic
10 13 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (1.12%) Data Guard
12 11 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.84%) Salt
15 8 (0.75%) XenMobile
16 7 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 352 (32.96%) Microsoft
2 286 (26.78%) VMware
3 162 (15.17%) Oracle
4 127 (11.89%) Citrix
5 99 (9.27%) HP
6 94 (8.80%) Cisco
7 71 (6.65%) Red Hat
8 68 (6.37%) IBM
9 57 (5.34%) EMC
10 48 (4.49%) NetApp
11 42 (3.93%) Veritas
12 41 (3.84%) Symantec
13 31 (2.90%) SAP
14 28 (2.62%) Dell
15 26 (2.43%) McAfee
16 21 (1.97%) Intel
17 20 (1.87%) Business Objects
18 19 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
19 18 (1.69%) Brocade
20 17 (1.59%) CheckPoint
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