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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 228 244 223
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 601 481 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.85% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.12% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 288 227
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £411 £365
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.80 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +11.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.82 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £32.96 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.95 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.63%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +15 536 £390 -8.17% 139
London +5 219 £445 -1.11% 45
South East +36 145 £350 -21.12% 36
Scotland +13 50 £340 -12.25% 10
City of London 0 50 £450 -0.11% 7
Surrey +13 42 £350 -22.22% 7
Yorkshire -12 42 £300 -18.91% 18
Buckinghamshire +12 35 £391 +20.15% 4
North West -15 32 £398 -9.14% 14
South West +7 31 £398 -11.66% 3
West Midlands +12 27 £395 +8.96% 7
West Yorkshire -22 27 £300 -18.91% 10
Leeds -17 22 £300 -23.07% 8
Hampshire +6 21 £400 -5.88% 5
Berkshire +5 21 £430 -3.09% 11
Milton Keynes +2 21 £389 +22.51% 2
East Midlands +9 19 £338 -18.77% 6
Oxfordshire -3 19 £325 -31.57% 3
East of England -6 19 £325 -7.14% 8
Edinburgh -11 19 £356 -28.03% 4
Glasgow +14 14 £420 +52.72% 5
Manchester -14 14 £675 -6.89% 3
Croydon -10 12 £500 +25.00% 2
South Yorkshire -5 11 £275 -26.66% 2
Nottinghamshire - 10 £413 -
Nottingham - 10 £413 -
Sheffield -11 9 £275 -26.66% 1
North East -36 9 £278 -33.61% 2
Cheshire -12 8 £398 +32.50% 7
Devon - 8 - - 1

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 399 (36.37%) Windows
2 283 (25.80%) VMware
3 274 (24.98%) Microsoft
4 248 (22.61%) Active Directory
5 246 (22.42%) Business Continuity
6 245 (22.33%) SQL
7 232 (21.15%) ITIL
8 223 (20.33%) Finance
9 220 (20.05%) SQL Server
10 188 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 178 (16.23%) SAN
12 177 (16.13%) Data Centre
13 169 (15.41%) Oracle
14 168 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 158 (14.40%) Linux
16 150 (13.67%) UNIX
17 148 (13.49%) Cisco
18 141 (12.85%) Firewall
19 137 (12.49%) Migration
20 126 (11.49%) HP
21 122 (11.12%) Performance Tuning
22 119 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
23 118 (10.76%) MS Exchange
24 117 (10.67%) Service Management
25 114 (10.39%) Citrix
25 114 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
25 114 (10.39%) Project Management
26 111 (10.12%) PowerShell
27 109 (9.94%) WAN
28 108 (9.85%) LAN

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 118 (10.76%) MS Exchange
2 62 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 58 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (5.01%) IIS
5 33 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (2.55%) Lync
8 25 (2.28%) Tomcat
9 22 (2.01%) Apache
9 22 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (1.73%) WebLogic
11 17 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (1.37%) JBoss
13 14 (1.28%) Documentum
14 13 (1.19%) WebSphere
15 12 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.73%) Captiva
17 8 (0.73%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 99 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 51 (4.65%) MS Office
3 25 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.91%) MS Project
6 4 (0.36%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.091%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.27%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.091%) assyst
6 1 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.091%) Global One
6 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.91%) Office 365
3 14 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.00%) SaaS
5 10 (0.91%) PaaS
5 10 (0.91%) GitHub
6 8 (0.73%) IaaS
7 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.27%) Yammer
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.091%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.091%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.091%) Force.com
11 1 (0.091%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 178 (16.23%) SAN
2 141 (12.85%) Firewall
3 109 (9.94%) WAN
4 108 (9.85%) LAN
5 80 (7.29%) DNS
6 75 (6.84%) TCP/IP
7 47 (4.28%) VPN
7 47 (4.28%) DHCP
8 46 (4.19%) MPLS
9 40 (3.65%) NAS
10 39 (3.56%) VoIP
11 37 (3.37%) VLAN
12 35 (3.19%) Network Security
12 35 (3.19%) Internet
13 25 (2.28%) DSL
13 25 (2.28%) BIG-IP
14 23 (2.10%) Wireless
15 22 (2.01%) SSL
16 19 (1.73%) PBX
17 17 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 73 (6.65%) Oracle Database
3 72 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 61 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 47 (4.28%) MySQL
8 45 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 37 (3.37%) DB2
10 34 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 32 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 32 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (1.46%) OLTP
14 16 (1.46%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (1.19%) Big Data
16 12 (1.09%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 27 (2.46%) LoadRunner
2 25 (2.28%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.73%) Maven
3 19 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (1.64%) Subversion
5 17 (1.55%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.46%) JMeter
7 13 (1.19%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.09%) JIRA
9 11 (1.00%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.00%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.55%) FitNesse
12 6 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (0.55%) WinDbg
12 6 (0.55%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.55%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.55%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 223 (20.33%) Finance
2 81 (7.38%) Banking
3 52 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.28%) Retail
5 31 (2.83%) Legal
6 18 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.37%) Billing
9 13 (1.19%) Law
10 12 (1.09%) Back Office
11 11 (1.00%) Publishing
12 9 (0.82%) Local Government
13 8 (0.73%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.36%) Front Office
15 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.27%) Automotive
15 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 147 (13.40%) DBA
2 131 (11.94%) Analyst
3 102 (9.30%) Architect
4 85 (7.75%) Consultant
5 77 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 76 (6.93%) SQL DBA
7 68 (6.20%) Administrator
8 52 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 44 (4.01%) SQL Server DBA
10 40 (3.65%) Developer
11 37 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
12 34 (3.10%) Support Engineer
13 33 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
13 33 (3.01%) Oracle DBA
14 28 (2.55%) Test Analyst
14 28 (2.55%) Technical Architect
14 28 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
15 27 (2.46%) Operations Engineer
16 24 (2.19%) Systems Administrator
17 23 (2.10%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.56%) Middleware
2 38 (3.46%) .NET
3 28 (2.55%) Web Services
4 23 (2.10%) J2EE
5 19 (1.73%) CSS
5 19 (1.73%) XML
6 17 (1.55%) HTML
7 9 (0.82%) RESTful
8 8 (0.73%) REST
8 8 (0.73%) SOAP
9 7 (0.64%) Hibernate
9 7 (0.64%) SAP Basis
9 7 (0.64%) XMPP
10 6 (0.55%) Spring
10 6 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.55%) JSON
10 6 (0.55%) Apache Flex
10 6 (0.55%) jQuery
11 5 (0.46%) Ajax
11 5 (0.46%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 177 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 107 (9.75%) Clustering
3 95 (8.66%) Replication
3 95 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 44 (4.01%) Blackberry
6 29 (2.64%) Client/Server
7 23 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 20 (1.82%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.64%) EMC VMAX
10 16 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.37%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.37%) NHS
12 14 (1.28%) HACMP
13 13 (1.19%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.19%) EMC VNX
14 11 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.91%) Smart Meter
15 10 (0.91%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 399 (36.37%) Windows
2 168 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 158 (14.40%) Linux
4 150 (13.67%) UNIX
5 119 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (5.29%) Windows 7
9 53 (4.83%) Solaris
10 35 (3.19%) AIX
11 15 (1.37%) SUSE
12 14 (1.28%) Ubuntu
12 14 (1.28%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.19%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.73%) CentOS
15 7 (0.64%) HPUX
15 7 (0.64%) Android
16 6 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.46%) VMS
18 4 (0.36%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (22.42%) Business Continuity
2 232 (21.15%) ITIL
3 137 (12.49%) Migration
4 122 (11.12%) Performance Tuning
5 117 (10.67%) Service Management
6 114 (10.39%) Project Management
7 88 (8.02%) BCP
8 82 (7.47%) Service Delivery
9 79 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (7.20%) Problem Management
10 76 (6.93%) Business Continuity Planning
11 71 (6.47%) Change Management
12 65 (5.93%) PRINCE2
13 58 (5.29%) High Availability
14 57 (5.20%) Performance Management
15 56 (5.10%) Load Balancing
16 53 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 52 (4.74%) Incident Management
18 51 (4.65%) Information Security
19 50 (4.56%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 245 (22.33%) SQL
2 111 (10.12%) PowerShell
3 70 (6.38%) T-SQL
4 48 (4.38%) Perl
5 47 (4.28%) Shell Script
6 46 (4.19%) Java
7 26 (2.37%) C#
8 23 (2.10%) Python
9 19 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 16 (1.46%) JavaScript
10 16 (1.46%) VBScript
11 13 (1.19%) VB
12 10 (0.91%) Korn
13 9 (0.82%) C
14 7 (0.64%) C++
14 7 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.55%) C++/CLI
15 6 (0.55%) VBA
16 5 (0.46%) PHP
16 5 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.20%) Degree
2 68 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 59 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (3.28%) MCSE
5 31 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.19%) CISSP
7 22 (2.01%) ISEB
7 22 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.55%) CCNA
10 15 (1.37%) MCSA
10 15 (1.37%) ISTQB
11 13 (1.19%) MCTS
12 12 (1.09%) CISA
12 12 (1.09%) CISM
12 12 (1.09%) CCNP
13 11 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (1.00%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.56%) SLA
2 41 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (3.28%) QA
4 15 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.64%) COBIT
7 4 (0.36%) GxP
8 3 (0.27%) BS7799
9 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.18%) BS25999
10 1 (0.091%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.091%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.091%) TickIT
System Software
1 248 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 188 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 74 (6.75%) vSphere
5 42 (3.83%) VMware ESX
6 37 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (2.73%) XenApp
8 27 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
9 25 (2.28%) NLBS
10 20 (1.82%) XenDesktop
11 17 (1.55%) SRDF
12 15 (1.37%) Xen
13 14 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 12 (1.09%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.91%) NFS
16 9 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 9 (0.82%) vCloud
17 7 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 5 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (5.20%) SCCM
2 47 (4.28%) NetBackup
3 34 (3.10%) WSUS
4 26 (2.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 25 (2.28%) Puppet
6 23 (2.10%) SCOM
7 19 (1.73%) Tivoli
8 16 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (1.37%) Data Guard
9 15 (1.37%) Backup Exec
10 14 (1.28%) Nessus
10 14 (1.28%) OpenView
10 14 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
11 9 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.73%) Nagios
12 8 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.73%) Ansible
12 8 (0.73%) logstash
Vendors
1 283 (25.80%) VMware
2 274 (24.98%) Microsoft
3 169 (15.41%) Oracle
4 148 (13.49%) Cisco
5 126 (11.49%) HP
6 114 (10.39%) Citrix
7 91 (8.30%) EMC
8 77 (7.02%) Red Hat
9 76 (6.93%) NetApp
10 74 (6.75%) IBM
11 44 (4.01%) CheckPoint
12 38 (3.46%) Veritas
13 36 (3.28%) Dell
14 34 (3.10%) Brocade
15 31 (2.83%) F5
16 30 (2.73%) Symantec
17 26 (2.37%) SAP
18 24 (2.19%) Juniper
18 24 (2.19%) 3PAR
19 21 (1.91%) Veeam
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