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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 212 178 210
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +32
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 507 574 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.16% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.55% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 321 227
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £10.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -41.66%

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
38766 37025 32628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.08% 75.02% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24251 22404 19497
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £567 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1079 1146
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £52.30 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -28 469 £425 - 185
London -40 174 £430 -4.44% 58
South East -21 106 £450 +5.88% 33
City of London +18 51 £450 -2.28% 11
Yorkshire +11 41 £328 +16.96% 17
South West -5 40 £450 +19.20% 15
North West -18 37 £413 -28.57% 22
West Yorkshire +14 35 £328 +16.96% 14
Berkshire -11 34 £425 -2.85% 11
Leeds +5 29 £328 +20.18% 6
West Midlands -9 26 £388 +4.02% 3
Reading 0 21 £425 -2.85% 6
East Midlands +11 20 £313 -10.71% 18
East of England +9 20 £450 +18.81% 15
Hampshire -16 20 £475 +35.71% 5
Scotland -5 19 £333 -9.38% 8
Buckinghamshire -8 18 £365 -10.15% 4
Oxfordshire -6 16 £375 +5.26% 3
Surrey +1 15 £600 +19.10% 3
Milton Keynes -8 15 £450 +16.12% 4
Wiltshire -1 14 £455 +13.75% 3
Manchester -4 13 £475 -2.56% 11
Edinburgh +4 12 £400 +6.66% 2
Bristol +1 12 £450 - 4
Leicestershire +15 11 £325 -18.75% 6
Hertfordshire +7 11 £450 +26.31% 7
Birmingham +2 11 £375 -9.09% 1
Cumbria - 9 - -
Wales - 9 £450 - 2
South Wales - 9 £450 - 1

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 406 (36.81%) Windows
2 361 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 287 (26.02%) VMware
4 272 (24.66%) SQL
5 259 (23.48%) Active Directory
6 222 (20.13%) ITIL
7 214 (19.40%) Business Continuity
8 212 (19.22%) SQL Server
9 205 (18.59%) Finance
10 198 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 186 (16.86%) Oracle
12 163 (14.78%) Linux
12 163 (14.78%) Migration
13 156 (14.14%) Clustering
14 149 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 146 (13.24%) Firewall
16 145 (13.15%) UNIX
16 145 (13.15%) Security Cleared
17 143 (12.96%) SAN
18 121 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
18 121 (10.97%) MS Excel
19 117 (10.61%) Citrix
19 117 (10.61%) Replication
20 116 (10.52%) Service Delivery
21 114 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
22 113 (10.24%) SC Cleared
23 109 (9.88%) WAN
24 103 (9.34%) SharePoint
25 102 (9.25%) HP
26 101 (9.16%) Cisco

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 103 (9.34%) SharePoint
2 96 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 67 (6.07%) IIS
4 60 (5.44%) Lync
4 60 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 53 (4.81%) Apache
7 51 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 47 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
9 45 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 35 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (2.54%) WebLogic
12 27 (2.45%) Tomcat
13 26 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 25 (2.27%) Confluence
15 23 (2.09%) nginx
16 17 (1.54%) MediaWiki
17 16 (1.45%) NetWeaver
17 16 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
18 14 (1.27%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 121 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 69 (6.26%) MS Office
3 34 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 33 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.27%) MS Project
6 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 52 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 41 (3.72%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
5 23 (2.09%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.27%) Exstream
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.18%) Agresso
9 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.091%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.091%) assyst
10 1 (0.091%) BASE24
10 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
2 35 (3.17%) Office 365
3 26 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.54%) SaaS
5 9 (0.82%) PaaS
5 9 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.73%) IaaS
7 7 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.091%) Yammer
8 1 (0.091%) GitHub
8 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.091%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (13.24%) Firewall
2 143 (12.96%) SAN
3 109 (9.88%) WAN
4 97 (8.79%) LAN
4 97 (8.79%) DNS
5 62 (5.62%) NAS
6 53 (4.81%) TCP/IP
7 50 (4.53%) DHCP
8 44 (3.99%) Network Security
9 41 (3.72%) Internet
10 39 (3.54%) LDAP
11 36 (3.26%) VPN
12 34 (3.08%) MPLS
13 32 (2.90%) EIGRP
14 30 (2.72%) OSPF
14 30 (2.72%) BGP
15 27 (2.45%) VLAN
16 24 (2.18%) HTTP
17 22 (1.99%) Wireless
18 20 (1.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (19.22%) SQL Server
2 73 (6.62%) Oracle Database
3 57 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 32 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (2.45%) MySQL
9 26 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 26 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (2.18%) DB2
11 21 (1.90%) SAP HANA
12 18 (1.63%) NoSQL
12 18 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (1.36%) OLTP
15 14 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 36 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 32 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 28 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.45%) JIRA
5 25 (2.27%) Hudson
6 21 (1.90%) Subversion
7 17 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.73%) Maven
10 7 (0.63%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.54%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.54%) Selenium
11 6 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.27%) Toad
12 3 (0.27%) AdminStudio
13 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.18%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.18%) GitLab
General
1 205 (18.59%) Finance
2 71 (6.44%) Banking
3 42 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.54%) Retail
4 28 (2.54%) Legal
5 22 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.09%) Law
8 11 (1.00%) Publishing
9 10 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.73%) Billing
10 8 (0.73%) Back Office
11 7 (0.63%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.54%) International Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Local Government
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Front Office
15 3 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 159 (14.42%) Analyst
2 154 (13.96%) Architect
3 128 (11.60%) DBA
4 91 (8.25%) Consultant
5 75 (6.80%) Administrator
6 68 (6.17%) SQL DBA
7 62 (5.62%) Technical Architect
8 46 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 42 (3.81%) Project Manager
10 41 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 38 (3.45%) Technical Author
11 38 (3.45%) Author
12 36 (3.26%) Developer
13 30 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
14 28 (2.54%) Wintel Engineer
15 27 (2.45%) Business Analyst
15 27 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (2.45%) Support Engineer
15 27 (2.45%) SQL Server DBA
16 24 (2.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (8.34%) .NET
2 54 (4.90%) Middleware
3 42 (3.81%) Web Services
4 40 (3.63%) XML
5 37 (3.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 32 (2.90%) Application Packaging
7 27 (2.45%) .NET Framework
8 23 (2.09%) JSON
9 22 (1.99%) REST
10 15 (1.36%) CSS
11 14 (1.27%) HTML
12 11 (1.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 10 (0.91%) Flash
14 9 (0.82%) J2EE
14 9 (0.82%) LAMP
14 9 (0.82%) RESTful
15 8 (0.73%) Ruby on Rails
16 7 (0.63%) SAP Basis
16 7 (0.63%) SOAP
16 7 (0.63%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 156 (14.14%) Clustering
2 117 (10.61%) Replication
3 93 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.63%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.90%) Blackberry
7 28 (2.54%) Open Source
8 23 (2.09%) Statistics
9 19 (1.72%) User Experience
10 18 (1.63%) NHS
11 17 (1.54%) Wiki
12 16 (1.45%) Data Integration
13 15 (1.36%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.36%) Thin Client
14 14 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.18%) Client/Server
15 13 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (1.18%) Mainframe
16 12 (1.09%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 406 (36.81%) Windows
2 163 (14.78%) Linux
3 149 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 145 (13.15%) UNIX
5 121 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 114 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (4.53%) Solaris
9 44 (3.99%) Windows 7
10 33 (2.99%) AIX
10 33 (2.99%) HPUX
11 25 (2.27%) Windows 2000
11 25 (2.27%) Ubuntu
12 21 (1.90%) CentOS
13 17 (1.54%) Debian
14 16 (1.45%) Windows NT
15 15 (1.36%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.82%) SUSE
18 7 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (20.13%) ITIL
2 214 (19.40%) Business Continuity
3 163 (14.78%) Migration
4 116 (10.52%) Service Delivery
5 100 (9.07%) Service Management
6 90 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
7 89 (8.07%) High Availability
8 72 (6.53%) Capacity Planning
9 71 (6.44%) Project Management
10 66 (5.98%) Data Modelling
11 64 (5.80%) BCP
12 63 (5.71%) Configuration Management
13 59 (5.35%) Change Management
14 58 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (5.08%) Incident Management
15 56 (5.08%) CRM
16 49 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
17 48 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
18 46 (4.17%) Release Management
19 44 (3.99%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 272 (24.66%) SQL
2 83 (7.52%) PowerShell
3 64 (5.80%) Java
4 49 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 48 (4.35%) C#
6 47 (4.26%) Shell Script
7 44 (3.99%) Perl
8 34 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 30 (2.72%) PL/SQL
10 25 (2.27%) Ruby
11 23 (2.09%) Python
12 16 (1.45%) JavaScript
13 14 (1.27%) VBScript
14 13 (1.18%) PHP
15 11 (1.00%) C
15 11 (1.00%) VB
16 7 (0.63%) Groovy
17 6 (0.54%) ABAP
18 5 (0.45%) AWK
19 4 (0.36%) sed
Qualifications
1 145 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 113 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 94 (8.52%) Degree
4 77 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (4.08%) MCSE
6 38 (3.45%) VCP4
7 26 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (2.27%) MCITP
9 23 (2.09%) CCNA
10 22 (1.99%) MCTS
11 20 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (1.72%) DV Cleared
13 18 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.45%) MCP
15 10 (0.91%) CISSP
16 8 (0.73%) ISEB
16 8 (0.73%) MCSA
17 7 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 6 (0.54%) MCDBA
18 6 (0.54%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (7.98%) SLA
2 27 (2.45%) QA
3 19 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.63%) COBIT
5 6 (0.54%) BS7799
6 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.45%) HL7
7 4 (0.36%) DICOM
8 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.18%) WAI
10 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 259 (23.48%) Active Directory
2 198 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (8.43%) Hyper-V
4 52 (4.71%) VMware ESX
5 49 (4.44%) vSphere
6 48 (4.35%) XenApp
7 36 (3.26%) Oracle RAC
8 32 (2.90%) Terminal Services
9 28 (2.54%) Oracle RMAN
9 28 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (1.90%) XenServer
11 18 (1.63%) Samba
12 17 (1.54%) Postfix
13 16 (1.45%) XenDesktop
14 14 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 14 (1.27%) Firmware
15 12 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.91%) vCloud
17 9 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 51 (4.62%) Puppet
2 39 (3.54%) NetBackup
3 37 (3.35%) SCCM
4 35 (3.17%) SCOM
5 26 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 22 (1.99%) ZABBIX
8 17 (1.54%) Backup Exec
9 15 (1.36%) Tivoli
9 15 (1.36%) Data Guard
10 14 (1.27%) WSUS
10 14 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 12 (1.09%) ARCserve
12 11 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.91%) Salt
14 8 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 7 (0.63%) BladeLogic
15 7 (0.63%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.63%) XenMobile
15 7 (0.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 361 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 287 (26.02%) VMware
3 186 (16.86%) Oracle
4 117 (10.61%) Citrix
5 102 (9.25%) HP
6 101 (9.16%) Cisco
7 76 (6.89%) Red Hat
8 63 (5.71%) EMC
9 59 (5.35%) IBM
10 46 (4.17%) NetApp
11 40 (3.63%) SAP
12 35 (3.17%) Symantec
13 32 (2.90%) Veritas
14 29 (2.63%) Dell
15 27 (2.45%) McAfee
16 21 (1.90%) CheckPoint
16 21 (1.90%) 3PAR
17 20 (1.81%) Brocade
18 19 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
19 17 (1.54%) Intel
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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West Yorkshire
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City of London
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Oxfordshire
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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