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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 232 227 219
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 551 496 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.91% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.19% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 315 220
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £373
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.27% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.19 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.55 £34.65 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.28%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +9 496 £375 -11.76% 146
London -2 219 £400 -11.11% 43
South East +33 109 £350 -17.64% 36
City of London -33 49 £439 +9.62% 8
Scotland -3 45 £340 -19.04% 6
North West -4 36 £399 -6.17% 7
South West +1 35 £425 - 6
Yorkshire -27 31 £325 -8.45% 24
East of England 0 30 £325 -10.34% 11
Buckinghamshire +21 28 £391 -19.89% 8
Surrey +8 28 £310 -27.05% 9
Milton Keynes +11 22 £389 - 4
West Yorkshire -32 20 £300 -14.28% 12
Hampshire -4 19 £400 -5.88% 7
Leeds -26 17 £300 -21.05% 8
West Midlands +5 16 £400 +6.66% 9
Croydon -5 15 £325 -12.75%
Edinburgh -19 15 £313 -30.55% 6
Glasgow +15 14 £420 +59.84%
Somerset +14 14 £470 +47.45%
Berkshire +5 14 £400 -8.57% 5
Hertfordshire +3 13 £335 -11.84% 5
Cheshire -3 13 £398 +98.75% 2
Manchester +1 12 £400 -44.82% 2
Oxfordshire -15 12 £325 -23.52% 3
East Midlands +5 11 £325 -35.00% 9
Taunton - 11 £475 -
South Yorkshire 0 8 £300 -25.00% 4
Merseyside -5 8 £475 - 2
North East -33 8 £278 -33.13% 1

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 383 (35.79%) Windows
2 291 (27.20%) Microsoft
3 278 (25.98%) VMware
4 259 (24.21%) Active Directory
5 252 (23.55%) SQL
6 236 (22.06%) Business Continuity
7 230 (21.50%) SQL Server
8 218 (20.37%) ITIL
9 198 (18.50%) Finance
10 189 (17.66%) Data Centre
11 188 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 168 (15.70%) Oracle
13 165 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 161 (15.05%) SAN
15 159 (14.86%) Migration
16 155 (14.49%) UNIX
17 149 (13.93%) Linux
18 143 (13.36%) Cisco
19 141 (13.18%) Firewall
20 125 (11.68%) WAN
21 122 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
22 121 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
23 120 (11.21%) Citrix
23 120 (11.21%) MS Exchange
24 119 (11.12%) Performance Tuning
25 114 (10.65%) LAN
26 110 (10.28%) Security Cleared
27 109 (10.19%) Service Management
28 108 (10.09%) HP
29 104 (9.72%) Clustering

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 120 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 66 (6.17%) IIS
3 62 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 60 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (3.36%) Lync
6 34 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 33 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (2.15%) Apache
10 20 (1.87%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (1.68%) Tomcat
12 15 (1.40%) Documentum
13 13 (1.21%) NetWeaver
13 13 (1.21%) Oracle 10gAS
14 11 (1.03%) WebSphere
14 11 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.84%) Confluence
16 8 (0.75%) Captiva
Applications
1 94 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 60 (5.61%) MS Office
3 25 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.03%) MS Project
6 4 (0.37%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.78%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.093%) assyst
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.093%) BASE24
7 1 (0.093%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.24%) Office 365
2 18 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.03%) PaaS
5 10 (0.93%) SaaS
5 10 (0.93%) IaaS
6 7 (0.65%) GitHub
7 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.37%) Yammer
9 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.093%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.093%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 161 (15.05%) SAN
2 141 (13.18%) Firewall
3 125 (11.68%) WAN
4 114 (10.65%) LAN
5 77 (7.20%) DNS
6 62 (5.79%) TCP/IP
7 54 (5.05%) MPLS
8 52 (4.86%) NAS
9 48 (4.49%) Internet
10 46 (4.30%) VPN
11 44 (4.11%) VoIP
12 42 (3.93%) DHCP
12 42 (3.93%) VLAN
13 36 (3.36%) Network Security
14 33 (3.08%) Wireless
15 25 (2.34%) DSL
16 24 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (2.15%) BIG-IP
18 21 (1.96%) EIGRP
19 20 (1.87%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (21.50%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (5.51%) Oracle Database
5 44 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (3.83%) Relational Database
7 36 (3.36%) DB2
7 36 (3.36%) MySQL
8 31 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (1.50%) OLTP
14 15 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (1.21%) DB2 UDB
15 13 (1.21%) SAP HANA
16 12 (1.12%) Big Data
16 12 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (1.96%) Subversion
2 20 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.78%) LoadRunner
4 12 (1.12%) JMeter
4 12 (1.12%) Maven
4 12 (1.12%) JIRA
5 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.65%) IntelliJ
6 7 (0.65%) SoapUI
6 7 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.56%) MSBuild
7 6 (0.56%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.47%) Hudson
9 4 (0.37%) Selenium
9 4 (0.37%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 198 (18.50%) Finance
2 70 (6.54%) Banking
3 50 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 45 (4.21%) Retail
5 29 (2.71%) Legal
6 19 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.50%) Billing
8 14 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.03%) Law
9 11 (1.03%) Publishing
10 8 (0.75%) Back Office
11 7 (0.65%) Local Government
11 7 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.37%) Front Office
13 4 (0.37%) Automotive
13 4 (0.37%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.28%) Marketing
15 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (14.02%) DBA
2 147 (13.74%) Analyst
3 110 (10.28%) Architect
4 83 (7.76%) Consultant
5 76 (7.10%) SQL DBA
6 71 (6.64%) Administrator
7 69 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 44 (4.11%) Developer
9 42 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (3.55%) Technical Architect
11 34 (3.18%) SQL Server DBA
12 33 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
13 31 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
14 26 (2.43%) Service Manager
15 24 (2.24%) Support Engineer
15 24 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (2.15%) Test Analyst
17 22 (2.06%) Systems Administrator
18 21 (1.96%) Oracle DBA
18 21 (1.96%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.02%) Middleware
2 42 (3.93%) .NET
3 20 (1.87%) Web Services
4 18 (1.68%) XML
5 14 (1.31%) J2EE
5 14 (1.31%) CSS
6 13 (1.21%) HTML
6 13 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (0.84%) SOAP
8 8 (0.75%) SAP Basis
9 7 (0.65%) XMPP
9 7 (0.65%) RESTful
10 4 (0.37%) REST
10 4 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.37%) Application Packaging
10 4 (0.37%) WCF
10 4 (0.37%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.37%) LAMP
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle ADF
11 3 (0.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 189 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 104 (9.72%) Clustering
3 89 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (7.66%) Replication
5 61 (5.70%) Management Information System
6 41 (3.83%) Blackberry
7 24 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.87%) EMC VNX
9 19 (1.78%) Thin Client
9 19 (1.78%) Statistics
9 19 (1.78%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.50%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
12 13 (1.21%) HACMP
12 13 (1.21%) NHS
12 13 (1.21%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.12%) Celerra
13 12 (1.12%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.03%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 383 (35.79%) Windows
2 165 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 155 (14.49%) UNIX
4 149 (13.93%) Linux
5 122 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (4.67%) Solaris
8 48 (4.49%) Windows 7
9 43 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (2.90%) AIX
11 16 (1.50%) HPUX
12 15 (1.40%) SUSE
12 15 (1.40%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.31%) CentOS
14 11 (1.03%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.75%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.56%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.56%) Android
18 5 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (22.06%) Business Continuity
2 218 (20.37%) ITIL
3 159 (14.86%) Migration
4 119 (11.12%) Performance Tuning
5 109 (10.19%) Service Management
6 100 (9.35%) Project Management
7 79 (7.38%) BCP
8 78 (7.29%) Service Delivery
9 70 (6.54%) High Availability
10 66 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (6.17%) Business Continuity Planning
11 64 (5.98%) Problem Management
12 60 (5.61%) Capacity Planning
13 58 (5.42%) Change Management
14 53 (4.95%) Configuration Management
14 53 (4.95%) Incident Management
15 51 (4.77%) Load Balancing
16 50 (4.67%) Information Security
17 48 (4.49%) PRINCE2
18 40 (3.74%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (23.55%) SQL
2 99 (9.25%) PowerShell
3 66 (6.17%) T-SQL
4 44 (4.11%) Perl
5 43 (4.02%) Shell Script
6 33 (3.08%) Java
7 26 (2.43%) C#
8 23 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 23 (2.15%) Python
9 20 (1.87%) VBScript
10 14 (1.31%) VB
11 11 (1.03%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.84%) Ruby
14 8 (0.75%) PHP
14 8 (0.75%) C
15 7 (0.65%) C++
16 6 (0.56%) VBA
16 6 (0.56%) Korn
16 6 (0.56%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 110 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 81 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 65 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (5.89%) Degree
5 41 (3.83%) MCSE
6 32 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (1.87%) CCNA
9 19 (1.78%) ISEB
9 19 (1.78%) CISSP
9 19 (1.78%) MCITP
10 16 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (1.50%) MCTS
11 14 (1.31%) MCSA
12 13 (1.21%) ISTQB
12 13 (1.21%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.12%) CISM
13 12 (1.12%) CCNP
14 11 (1.03%) CISA
15 9 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.79%) SLA
2 40 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (3.36%) QA
4 10 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.37%) BS7799
5 4 (0.37%) COBIT
6 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.093%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.093%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.093%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.093%) BS25999
7 1 (0.093%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 259 (24.21%) Active Directory
2 188 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (7.85%) Hyper-V
4 71 (6.64%) vSphere
5 47 (4.39%) VMware ESX
6 38 (3.55%) XenApp
7 33 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (2.15%) NLBS
10 22 (2.06%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.40%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.31%) VMware Server
12 14 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 13 (1.21%) Xen
14 12 (1.12%) XenServer
15 9 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.75%) Firmware
16 8 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 8 (0.75%) vCloud
17 7 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 55 (5.14%) SCCM
2 30 (2.80%) WSUS
3 26 (2.43%) NetBackup
3 26 (2.43%) Puppet
4 20 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 19 (1.78%) SCOM
5 19 (1.78%) Tivoli
6 17 (1.59%) OpenView
7 15 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (1.12%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.03%) Data Guard
10 11 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (0.93%) Nessus
11 10 (0.93%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.75%) HP SIM
12 8 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 291 (27.20%) Microsoft
2 278 (25.98%) VMware
3 168 (15.70%) Oracle
4 143 (13.36%) Cisco
5 120 (11.21%) Citrix
6 108 (10.09%) HP
7 69 (6.45%) EMC
8 57 (5.33%) Red Hat
9 52 (4.86%) NetApp
9 52 (4.86%) IBM
10 48 (4.49%) CheckPoint
11 36 (3.36%) Veritas
12 34 (3.18%) Dell
13 28 (2.62%) SAP
14 27 (2.52%) Symantec
14 27 (2.52%) 3PAR
15 20 (1.87%) F5
15 20 (1.87%) Brocade
15 20 (1.87%) Veeam
16 17 (1.59%) SolarWinds
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