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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 231 224 259
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +35
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 491 475 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.90% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.23% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 220 210
Average daily rate
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£425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.01% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 15
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £9.55 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.67 £24.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.70 £19.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -14.44%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -18 440 £425 +11.84% 168
London +16 208 £450 +4.65% 61
South East -47 81 £444 +18.33% 27
City of London +16 61 £450 +4.70% 25
Scotland -7 31 £388 -4.32% 9
Yorkshire +13 30 £370 +64.44% 17
East of England -17 30 £350 -1.40% 20
South West -16 24 £450 +20.00% 7
West Yorkshire +8 23 £370 +25.95% 13
Surrey -2 21 £450 +12.50% 5
Hampshire -11 21 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -12 21 £363 -2.02% 9
North West -5 20 £438 +22.37% 21
Edinburgh -8 20 £495 +20.43% 4
Berkshire -25 17 £444 +36.53% 7
North East -17 15 £418 +23.85% 1
Leeds +8 14 £390 +0.64% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £325 -13.33% 1
Milton Keynes 0 12 £318 -24.40% 1
Reading -2 11 £569 +75.00% 4
Bristol - 11 £413 -
Birmingham +3 10 £363 +2.11% 7
Wales -8 10 £450 +12.50% 2
Tyne and Wear -19 10 £418 +28.61% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 10 £418 +28.61% 1
Wiltshire -7 9 £470 +317.77% 3
Essex -7 9 £375 +2.73% 6
Manchester -9 8 £725 +70.58% 9
Bedfordshire - 8 £500 - 2
Swindon -1 7 £470 +317.77% 1

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 397 (36.79%) Windows
2 283 (26.23%) Microsoft
3 269 (24.93%) VMware
4 246 (22.80%) SQL
5 240 (22.24%) ITIL
6 230 (21.32%) Linux
7 205 (19.00%) Business Continuity
8 192 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 190 (17.61%) Oracle
10 184 (17.05%) Active Directory
11 182 (16.87%) SQL Server
12 176 (16.31%) Finance
13 162 (15.01%) SAN
14 161 (14.92%) UNIX
15 140 (12.97%) Migration
16 139 (12.88%) Firewall
17 134 (12.42%) Service Management
18 126 (11.68%) WAN
19 122 (11.31%) Citrix
20 121 (11.21%) HP
21 119 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
22 116 (10.75%) Cisco
22 116 (10.75%) Security Cleared
23 114 (10.57%) MS Excel
24 113 (10.47%) LAN
25 105 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
26 98 (9.08%) Project Management
27 95 (8.80%) Capacity Planning
28 92 (8.53%) Replication
29 91 (8.43%) Performance Tuning

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 89 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 49 (4.54%) Apache
2 49 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 49 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (3.99%) IIS
4 31 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 28 (2.59%) WebLogic
6 24 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 22 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (2.04%) Confluence
8 21 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 21 (1.95%) Lync
9 17 (1.58%) WebSphere
9 17 (1.58%) nginx
10 16 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (1.30%) MediaWiki
13 10 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 114 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 57 (5.28%) MS Office
3 27 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.22%) MS Project
5 12 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.093%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 33 (3.06%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.28%) Academy Housing
7 3 (0.28%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 3 (0.28%) Agresso
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.19%) TrackWise
8 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.48%) Office 365
2 13 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.37%) SaaS
4 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.093%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.093%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 162 (15.01%) SAN
2 139 (12.88%) Firewall
3 126 (11.68%) WAN
4 113 (10.47%) LAN
5 85 (7.88%) DNS
6 75 (6.95%) TCP/IP
7 65 (6.02%) VPN
8 55 (5.10%) DHCP
9 46 (4.26%) Internet
10 43 (3.99%) Network Security
11 38 (3.52%) VoIP
12 34 (3.15%) MPLS
13 31 (2.87%) LDAP
14 29 (2.69%) NAS
15 26 (2.41%) IP Telephony
16 25 (2.32%) BGP
17 21 (1.95%) OSPF
18 20 (1.85%) IPsec
19 19 (1.76%) VLAN
19 19 (1.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 66 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (4.82%) MySQL
5 50 (4.63%) Relational Database
6 41 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (3.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 33 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
12 27 (2.50%) DB2
13 23 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (1.39%) RDBMS
18 12 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
19 11 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
20 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.69%) JIRA
3 28 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.22%) Hudson
5 21 (1.95%) Subversion
6 13 (1.20%) Maven
6 13 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.56%) Ant
10 6 (0.56%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.56%) Toad
10 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.46%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.46%) JUnit
12 3 (0.28%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.28%) JMeter
13 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 176 (16.31%) Finance
2 88 (8.16%) Banking
3 50 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.41%) Retail
6 19 (1.76%) Front Office
7 17 (1.58%) Legal
8 15 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.11%) Marketing
10 10 (0.93%) Back Office
11 9 (0.83%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.65%) Publishing
13 6 (0.56%) Law
14 5 (0.46%) Local Government
14 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.46%) Automotive
14 5 (0.46%) Billing
14 5 (0.46%) German Language
15 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 118 (10.94%) Architect
2 114 (10.57%) Analyst
3 108 (10.01%) DBA
4 82 (7.60%) Administrator
5 72 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 67 (6.21%) Consultant
7 58 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 56 (5.19%) SQL DBA
9 36 (3.34%) Service Manager
10 34 (3.15%) SQL Server DBA
11 33 (3.06%) Developer
11 33 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 33 (3.06%) Support Analyst
12 30 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
13 29 (2.69%) Systems Administrator
14 28 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
14 28 (2.59%) Tester
15 27 (2.50%) Support Engineer
16 22 (2.04%) Technical Architect
17 21 (1.95%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (6.30%) Web Services
2 53 (4.91%) Middleware
3 26 (2.41%) .NET
4 24 (2.22%) XML
5 19 (1.76%) LAMP
6 17 (1.58%) J2EE
7 16 (1.48%) SOAP
8 14 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (1.11%) XMPP
10 11 (1.02%) HTML
11 10 (0.93%) EJB
11 10 (0.93%) CSS
11 10 (0.93%) RESTful
11 10 (0.93%) REST
12 9 (0.83%) Flash
12 9 (0.83%) Ajax
13 7 (0.65%) JSP
14 6 (0.56%) JSON
14 6 (0.56%) SAP PI
15 5 (0.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (8.53%) Replication
2 74 (6.86%) Management Information System
2 74 (6.86%) Clustering
3 42 (3.89%) Blackberry
4 32 (2.97%) Open Source
5 29 (2.69%) Client/Server
6 21 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 17 (1.58%) Statistics
9 16 (1.48%) HACMP
10 14 (1.30%) Thin Client
10 14 (1.30%) Fat Client
10 14 (1.30%) Wiki
10 14 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.11%) Firmware
11 12 (1.11%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.83%) CMDB
13 8 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
13 8 (0.74%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 397 (36.79%) Windows
2 230 (21.32%) Linux
3 161 (14.92%) UNIX
4 119 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 71 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 71 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (6.21%) Solaris
8 47 (4.36%) Windows 7
9 41 (3.80%) AIX
10 22 (2.04%) Ubuntu
11 18 (1.67%) Debian
12 17 (1.58%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.20%) Windows 2000
13 13 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (1.20%) CentOS
14 9 (0.83%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.83%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.56%) SUSE
15 6 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (22.24%) ITIL
2 205 (19.00%) Business Continuity
3 140 (12.97%) Migration
4 134 (12.42%) Service Management
5 98 (9.08%) Project Management
6 95 (8.80%) Capacity Planning
7 91 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
8 63 (5.84%) Change Management
8 63 (5.84%) Configuration Management
9 62 (5.75%) High Availability
10 58 (5.38%) Service Delivery
11 52 (4.82%) PRINCE2
12 49 (4.54%) Risk Management
12 49 (4.54%) Problem Management
13 45 (4.17%) Incident Management
14 43 (3.99%) Performance Testing
14 43 (3.99%) DevOps
15 42 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (3.80%) BCP
17 39 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (22.80%) SQL
2 73 (6.77%) Java
3 56 (5.19%) PowerShell
4 51 (4.73%) Shell Script
5 46 (4.26%) Perl
6 43 (3.99%) T-SQL
7 30 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 29 (2.69%) Ruby
9 26 (2.41%) PHP
10 24 (2.22%) PL/SQL
11 23 (2.13%) C
12 22 (2.04%) VB
13 19 (1.76%) Python
14 11 (1.02%) JavaScript
15 9 (0.83%) C++
15 9 (0.83%) VBScript
15 9 (0.83%) VBA
16 6 (0.56%) REXX
16 6 (0.56%) JCL
17 5 (0.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 116 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 82 (7.60%) Degree
3 79 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 73 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (3.89%) CCNA
7 35 (3.24%) MCSE
8 28 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (2.50%) MCSA
10 22 (2.04%) DV Cleared
11 21 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (1.67%) MCITP
13 17 (1.58%) MCP
14 15 (1.39%) CISSP
14 15 (1.39%) ISEB
15 14 (1.30%) MCTS
15 14 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 13 (1.20%) OCP
16 13 (1.20%) CCNP
16 13 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.51%) SLA
2 54 (5.00%) QA
3 30 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.65%) BS25999
5 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.65%) GPG13
6 5 (0.46%) COBIT
6 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.093%) HL7
9 1 (0.093%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.093%) COREP
9 1 (0.093%) GxP
9 1 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.093%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.093%) Basel II
System Software
1 192 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 184 (17.05%) Active Directory
3 66 (6.12%) VMware ESX
4 57 (5.28%) Hyper-V
5 55 (5.10%) vSphere
6 45 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (2.22%) XenApp
8 20 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
9 17 (1.58%) Samba
9 17 (1.58%) XenServer
10 16 (1.48%) Postfix
11 14 (1.30%) XenDesktop
12 13 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (1.11%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.02%) RHEV
14 11 (1.02%) GPFS
15 10 (0.93%) KVM
16 9 (0.83%) Xen
17 8 (0.74%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 47 (4.36%) Puppet
2 40 (3.71%) SCOM
3 36 (3.34%) Data Guard
4 33 (3.06%) NetBackup
5 28 (2.59%) SCCM
6 25 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (2.22%) Backup Exec
8 21 (1.95%) BladeLogic
9 17 (1.58%) ZABBIX
9 17 (1.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 15 (1.39%) Tivoli
12 14 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (1.20%) ARCserve
14 12 (1.11%) OPNET
14 12 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
15 11 (1.02%) Vagrant
15 11 (1.02%) WSUS
16 10 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 283 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 269 (24.93%) VMware
3 190 (17.61%) Oracle
4 122 (11.31%) Citrix
5 121 (11.21%) HP
6 116 (10.75%) Cisco
7 90 (8.34%) Red Hat
8 59 (5.47%) IBM
9 56 (5.19%) NetApp
10 47 (4.36%) EMC
11 44 (4.08%) SAP
12 37 (3.43%) Symantec
13 32 (2.97%) Veritas
14 29 (2.69%) JBoss
15 26 (2.41%) Sybase
16 22 (2.04%) Remedy
16 22 (2.04%) SolarWinds
17 21 (1.95%) Brocade
18 19 (1.76%) CheckPoint
18 19 (1.76%) Dell
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rates Apply.
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Please confirm day rate expectations in your application
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 8 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago