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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 230 173 225
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +52
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 519 655 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.20% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.61% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 370 241
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 10
Average hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £52.50 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -35.18%

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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -52 469 £400 -5.32% 164
London -67 164 £425 -1.16% 44
South East -9 112 £388 -8.82% 35
City of London -5 42 £438 - 13
North West -9 41 £475 +46.15% 14
Scotland +12 37 £355 -5.33% 8
East Midlands +26 35 £300 - 11
South West +6 35 £425 +1.79% 13
Berkshire -4 34 £388 -3.12% 14
West Midlands -31 26 £400 +9.58% 13
Hampshire -3 25 £420 +1.20% 12
Yorkshire -31 25 £288 -11.53% 12
East of England -5 22 £430 +7.50% 20
Reading -1 20 £340 -17.57% 7
Surrey +12 19 £344 -29.48% 5
Manchester -7 19 £475 +26.66% 9
West Yorkshire -26 17 £288 -11.53% 10
Glasgow - 17 £350 - 5
Birmingham 0 15 £400 -38.46% 9
Edinburgh -5 15 £400 -6.43% 2
Leicestershire - 14 £325 - 5
Hertfordshire +6 13 £343 -29.74% 8
Leicester - 13 £338 - 4
Dorset +10 12 £413 -1.19% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 11 £450 +9.09% 1
Leeds -20 11 £356 +9.61% 8
Nottinghamshire +8 10 £275 - 1
Wiltshire -2 10 £435 -7.44% 3
Milton Keynes -14 10 £450 +64.38% 1
Nottingham +3 9 £275 -

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 364 (34.60%) Windows
2 312 (29.66%) Microsoft
3 285 (27.09%) VMware
4 243 (23.10%) SQL
5 241 (22.91%) Active Directory
6 228 (21.67%) ITIL
7 219 (20.82%) Business Continuity
8 209 (19.87%) SQL Server
9 201 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 179 (17.02%) Oracle
11 175 (16.63%) Finance
12 168 (15.97%) Migration
13 147 (13.97%) SAN
14 146 (13.88%) Linux
15 142 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 136 (12.93%) UNIX
17 131 (12.45%) Firewall
18 128 (12.17%) Security Cleared
19 123 (11.69%) WAN
20 122 (11.60%) Citrix
21 116 (11.03%) MS Excel
22 114 (10.84%) Clustering
23 113 (10.74%) MS Exchange
23 113 (10.74%) LAN
24 109 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
25 108 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
26 104 (9.89%) Service Delivery
27 101 (9.60%) Project Management
28 100 (9.51%) HP
28 100 (9.51%) Service Management

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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
1 113 (10.74%) MS Exchange
2 64 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 64 (6.08%) IIS
3 55 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (4.37%) Apache
5 39 (3.71%) Lync
6 31 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 29 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 21 (2.00%) nginx
9 20 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (1.71%) Oracle 10gAS
12 17 (1.62%) Tomcat
12 17 (1.62%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.62%) Confluence
13 15 (1.43%) Documentum
13 15 (1.43%) MediaWiki
14 14 (1.33%) FileNet
Applications
1 116 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 76 (7.22%) MS Office
3 39 (3.71%) MS Visio
4 35 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 47 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (2.28%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (2.09%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.29%) Exstream
7 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.19%) Agresso
9 1 (0.095%) BASE24
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.095%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.095%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.42%) Office 365
2 21 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.24%) SaaS
4 13 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.05%) PaaS
6 10 (0.95%) IaaS
7 7 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.38%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.19%) Yammer
9 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (13.97%) SAN
2 131 (12.45%) Firewall
3 123 (11.69%) WAN
4 113 (10.74%) LAN
5 88 (8.37%) DNS
6 54 (5.13%) NAS
7 50 (4.75%) VPN
8 49 (4.66%) TCP/IP
8 49 (4.66%) Network Security
9 46 (4.37%) MPLS
10 41 (3.90%) DHCP
11 40 (3.80%) VLAN
12 35 (3.33%) LDAP
13 34 (3.23%) Internet
14 33 (3.14%) EIGRP
15 32 (3.04%) OSPF
16 31 (2.95%) BGP
17 28 (2.66%) VoIP
17 28 (2.66%) Wireless
18 23 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (19.87%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.56%) Oracle Database
3 67 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 30 (2.85%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.76%) DB2
10 26 (2.47%) MySQL
11 24 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.81%) OLTP
12 19 (1.81%) SAP HANA
13 18 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
17 14 (1.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (2.95%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.66%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.19%) Hudson
4 21 (2.00%) Subversion
5 20 (1.90%) JIRA
5 20 (1.90%) Jenkins
6 19 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.67%) Mercurial
9 5 (0.48%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.38%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.38%) Toad
11 3 (0.29%) JMeter
11 3 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.29%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.19%) Fiddler
13 1 (0.095%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.095%) Ant
13 1 (0.095%) Oracle APEX
General
1 175 (16.63%) Finance
2 56 (5.32%) Banking
3 36 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.04%) Retail
5 27 (2.57%) Legal
6 16 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.14%) Back Office
8 12 (1.14%) Billing
9 11 (1.05%) Publishing
10 10 (0.95%) Law
11 9 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.48%) Automotive
13 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.48%) Local Government
14 4 (0.38%) Marketing
14 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.38%) Advertising
15 3 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 149 (14.16%) Analyst
2 141 (13.40%) DBA
3 116 (11.03%) Architect
4 88 (8.37%) Consultant
5 79 (7.51%) Administrator
6 74 (7.03%) SQL DBA
7 54 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 44 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 41 (3.90%) Developer
10 39 (3.71%) Technical Architect
11 37 (3.52%) SQL Server DBA
11 37 (3.52%) Author
11 37 (3.52%) Technical Author
12 33 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
13 32 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (2.76%) Oracle DBA
15 26 (2.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 25 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
16 25 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
17 24 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.61%) .NET
2 47 (4.47%) Middleware
3 43 (4.09%) Web Services
4 41 (3.90%) XML
5 35 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 23 (2.19%) JSON
7 22 (2.09%) .NET Framework
8 21 (2.00%) REST
9 17 (1.62%) CSS
9 17 (1.62%) HTML
10 9 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (0.76%) SOAP
11 8 (0.76%) J2EE
11 8 (0.76%) Flash
12 7 (0.67%) SAP Basis
12 7 (0.67%) LAMP
12 7 (0.67%) Play Framework
12 7 (0.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 6 (0.57%) RESTful
14 4 (0.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.84%) Clustering
2 98 (9.32%) Replication
3 78 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 41 (3.90%) Computer Science
6 34 (3.23%) Blackberry
7 24 (2.28%) Statistics
8 20 (1.90%) NHS
9 19 (1.81%) User Experience
10 16 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.52%) Thin Client
11 15 (1.43%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.43%) Wiki
11 15 (1.43%) PKI
12 14 (1.33%) HACMP
13 13 (1.24%) Open Source
14 12 (1.14%) Celerra
15 11 (1.05%) Data Integration
16 10 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 364 (34.60%) Windows
2 146 (13.88%) Linux
3 142 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 136 (12.93%) UNIX
5 109 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 108 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (4.75%) Solaris
8 41 (3.90%) Windows 7
9 37 (3.52%) AIX
10 28 (2.66%) HPUX
11 20 (1.90%) Windows 2000
12 18 (1.71%) CentOS
12 18 (1.71%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.33%) Debian
14 12 (1.14%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.14%) Windows NT
14 12 (1.14%) SUSE
15 11 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (21.67%) ITIL
2 219 (20.82%) Business Continuity
3 168 (15.97%) Migration
4 104 (9.89%) Service Delivery
5 101 (9.60%) Project Management
6 100 (9.51%) Service Management
7 88 (8.37%) Performance Tuning
8 85 (8.08%) High Availability
9 76 (7.22%) BCP
10 72 (6.84%) Capacity Planning
11 61 (5.80%) Data Modelling
12 60 (5.70%) Business Continuity Planning
13 58 (5.51%) Configuration Management
14 56 (5.32%) Change Management
14 56 (5.32%) Incident Management
15 46 (4.37%) Problem Management
16 45 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (4.09%) UML
17 43 (4.09%) Load Balancing
18 40 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 243 (23.10%) SQL
2 68 (6.46%) PowerShell
3 63 (5.99%) Java
4 51 (4.85%) T-SQL
5 47 (4.47%) Shell Script
6 41 (3.90%) C#
7 36 (3.42%) Perl
8 32 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 29 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.00%) Ruby
11 17 (1.62%) Python
12 16 (1.52%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.52%) VBScript
13 12 (1.14%) VB
13 12 (1.14%) PHP
14 8 (0.76%) C
15 7 (0.67%) Groovy
16 6 (0.57%) ABAP
17 4 (0.38%) Korn
17 4 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 99 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 82 (7.79%) Degree
4 70 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (3.23%) MCSE
6 31 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (2.57%) MCITP
8 27 (2.57%) CCNA
9 24 (2.28%) MCTS
10 23 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (1.81%) DV Cleared
12 18 (1.71%) MCP
13 16 (1.52%) ISEB
14 10 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (0.95%) CISSP
15 9 (0.86%) CCNP
15 9 (0.86%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.76%) MCSA
17 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (7.41%) SLA
2 32 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.09%) QA
4 11 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.48%) HL7
7 4 (0.38%) DICOM
7 4 (0.38%) COBIT
8 3 (0.29%) BS7799
9 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.095%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.095%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.095%) BS25999
10 1 (0.095%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.095%) PMBOK
System Software
1 241 (22.91%) Active Directory
2 201 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 56 (5.32%) vSphere
5 47 (4.47%) XenApp
6 42 (3.99%) VMware ESX
7 31 (2.95%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (2.66%) Terminal Services
9 22 (2.09%) XenServer
10 21 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (1.71%) iptables
12 17 (1.62%) Samba
12 17 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 15 (1.43%) VMware Server
13 15 (1.43%) Postfix
14 14 (1.33%) XenDesktop
15 13 (1.24%) NLBS
16 11 (1.05%) Firmware
17 9 (0.86%) Xen
18 8 (0.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 40 (3.80%) Puppet
2 31 (2.95%) SCCM
3 30 (2.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 27 (2.57%) NetBackup
5 24 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (2.09%) SCOM
7 21 (2.00%) Tivoli
8 20 (1.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (1.52%) ZABBIX
9 16 (1.52%) WSUS
10 14 (1.33%) Data Guard
11 13 (1.24%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.05%) Backup Exec
12 11 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.76%) Salt
15 7 (0.67%) OpenView
15 7 (0.67%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 312 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 285 (27.09%) VMware
3 179 (17.02%) Oracle
4 122 (11.60%) Citrix
5 100 (9.51%) HP
6 93 (8.84%) Cisco
7 66 (6.27%) IBM
8 63 (5.99%) Red Hat
9 62 (5.89%) EMC
10 49 (4.66%) NetApp
11 38 (3.61%) Dell
12 37 (3.52%) SAP
13 34 (3.23%) 3PAR
14 33 (3.14%) CheckPoint
15 28 (2.66%) Symantec
16 20 (1.90%) Brocade
16 20 (1.90%) McAfee
16 20 (1.90%) Veritas
17 19 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
18 16 (1.52%) Intel
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Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Anantha Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
FRAGOMEN
Rate: Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Networking People
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
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Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Birmingham
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London
iKonnect
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Stockport
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Swindon
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