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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 228 210 262
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +52
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 513 509 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.98% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.32% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 245 225
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.64% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 12
Average hourly rate £30.82 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.05% -15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.55 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.80 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.79% +2.63%

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -21 463 £425 +13.33% 197
London -1 211 £450 +12.50% 69
South East -23 102 £475 +26.66% 25
City of London +16 55 £463 +15.54% 19
Berkshire -19 35 £545 +68.99% 5
East of England -24 31 £363 +3.57% 22
Yorkshire +11 28 £380 +16.92% 21
Reading +12 27 £561 +91.88% 2
Surrey +5 25 £475 +18.75% 7
Scotland -22 25 £355 -11.80% 12
West Yorkshire +3 22 £380 +1.33% 15
North West -1 21 £400 +14.94% 28
Hampshire -10 21 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands -17 20 £365 -1.35% 9
South West -25 20 £438 +16.66% 11
North East -24 19 £395 +27.25% 4
Wales -12 16 £438 +9.37% 4
Edinburgh -8 15 £320 -20.98% 8
Leeds +6 14 £400 +3.22% 11
Buckinghamshire -12 13 £325 -13.33% 1
Milton Keynes -3 12 £318 - 1
Bristol -7 12 £388 +38.39% 4
Durham - 11 - - 1
Manchester -4 10 £725 +87.09% 13
Hertfordshire -17 10 £276 - 9
Peterlee - 10 - -
Birmingham +3 9 £365 +2.81% 3
Wiltshire -5 8 £460 +308.88% 2
East Midlands -6 8 £331 -5.42% 10
Bedfordshire -9 8 £500 - 3

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 398 (37.16%) Windows
2 281 (26.24%) Microsoft
3 265 (24.74%) VMware
4 242 (22.60%) SQL
5 227 (21.20%) ITIL
6 210 (19.61%) Linux
7 208 (19.42%) Active Directory
8 202 (18.86%) Business Continuity
9 185 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 184 (17.18%) Finance
10 184 (17.18%) Oracle
11 177 (16.53%) SQL Server
12 153 (14.29%) UNIX
13 148 (13.82%) Firewall
14 146 (13.63%) SAN
15 136 (12.70%) Migration
16 134 (12.51%) Windows Server 2008
17 131 (12.23%) Service Management
18 127 (11.86%) Citrix
19 122 (11.39%) WAN
20 121 (11.30%) HP
21 118 (11.02%) MS Excel
22 116 (10.83%) Windows Server 2003
23 114 (10.64%) Security Cleared
24 113 (10.55%) Cisco
25 107 (9.99%) LAN
26 96 (8.96%) Replication
27 95 (8.87%) DNS
28 94 (8.78%) Banking
29 92 (8.59%) MS Exchange

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 92 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 61 (5.70%) SharePoint
3 54 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (4.67%) IIS
5 47 (4.39%) Apache
6 35 (3.27%) Lync
7 31 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
9 29 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 26 (2.43%) WebLogic
12 23 (2.15%) Tomcat
12 23 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (1.96%) Confluence
13 21 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
13 21 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (1.59%) WebSphere
15 16 (1.49%) nginx
16 13 (1.21%) MediaWiki
17 10 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 118 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 58 (5.42%) MS Office
3 21 (1.96%) MS Project
4 20 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.093%) SPSS
6 1 (0.093%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 32 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.37%) Academy Housing
9 3 (0.28%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.28%) Agresso
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.19%) TrackWise
11 1 (0.093%) MultiFonds
11 1 (0.093%) arcHouse
11 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (1.68%) Office 365
3 13 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.75%) SaaS
6 4 (0.37%) IaaS
7 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.093%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (13.82%) Firewall
2 146 (13.63%) SAN
3 122 (11.39%) WAN
4 107 (9.99%) LAN
5 95 (8.87%) DNS
6 84 (7.84%) TCP/IP
7 61 (5.70%) DHCP
8 55 (5.14%) VPN
9 52 (4.86%) Internet
10 45 (4.20%) Network Security
11 33 (3.08%) VoIP
12 31 (2.89%) LDAP
13 29 (2.71%) MPLS
13 29 (2.71%) NAS
14 24 (2.24%) IP Telephony
14 24 (2.24%) BGP
15 21 (1.96%) IPsec
16 20 (1.87%) OSPF
17 19 (1.77%) HTTP
18 18 (1.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 74 (6.91%) Oracle Database
3 65 (6.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 50 (4.67%) MySQL
5 46 (4.30%) Relational Database
6 35 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 33 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (2.71%) Oracle Database 10g
11 28 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (2.24%) DB2
12 24 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.31%) RDBMS
15 14 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
16 13 (1.21%) DTS
17 9 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 28 (2.61%) JIRA
2 25 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 24 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.96%) Subversion
5 17 (1.59%) Hudson
6 14 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.31%) Maven
7 10 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.56%) Toad
8 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.47%) Selenium
9 5 (0.47%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.47%) JUnit
10 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.37%) JMeter
11 3 (0.28%) ClearCase
General
1 184 (17.18%) Finance
2 94 (8.78%) Banking
3 54 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.80%) Retail
5 28 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.87%) Front Office
7 19 (1.77%) Legal
8 15 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.93%) Marketing
10 9 (0.84%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.75%) Back Office
12 7 (0.65%) Publishing
13 6 (0.56%) Local Government
13 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.56%) Law
14 5 (0.47%) German Language
14 5 (0.47%) Billing
15 4 (0.37%) Automotive
16 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 127 (11.86%) Analyst
2 119 (11.11%) Architect
3 93 (8.68%) DBA
4 73 (6.82%) Administrator
5 69 (6.44%) Project Manager
6 68 (6.35%) Consultant
7 53 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
8 44 (4.11%) SQL DBA
9 39 (3.64%) Service Manager
10 35 (3.27%) Technical Architect
11 34 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 32 (2.99%) Support Analyst
13 31 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
14 30 (2.80%) Developer
15 28 (2.61%) Oracle DBA
16 27 (2.52%) Support Engineer
17 24 (2.24%) Network Engineer
17 24 (2.24%) Tester
17 24 (2.24%) SQL Server DBA
18 23 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (5.70%) Web Services
2 45 (4.20%) Middleware
3 38 (3.55%) .NET
4 21 (1.96%) XML
5 18 (1.68%) LAMP
6 15 (1.40%) Application Packaging
7 13 (1.21%) J2EE
8 12 (1.12%) SOAP
9 10 (0.93%) EJB
9 10 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (0.84%) CSS
10 9 (0.84%) HTML
10 9 (0.84%) XMPP
11 8 (0.75%) RESTful
12 7 (0.65%) JSON
12 7 (0.65%) Ajax
12 7 (0.65%) JSP
13 6 (0.56%) Flash
13 6 (0.56%) REST
14 5 (0.47%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.96%) Replication
2 90 (8.40%) Clustering
3 74 (6.91%) Management Information System
4 70 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.83%) Blackberry
6 32 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 25 (2.33%) Open Source
8 20 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.40%) Statistics
9 15 (1.40%) HACMP
10 14 (1.31%) Mainframe
11 13 (1.21%) Wiki
12 12 (1.12%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.12%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.93%) Firmware
13 10 (0.93%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.84%) CMDB
15 8 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 398 (37.16%) Windows
2 210 (19.61%) Linux
3 153 (14.29%) UNIX
4 134 (12.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (10.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 86 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (5.70%) Solaris
9 49 (4.58%) Windows 7
10 35 (3.27%) AIX
11 21 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 17 (1.59%) Debian
13 16 (1.49%) Windows 2000
14 15 (1.40%) Windows XP
15 14 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (1.03%) CentOS
16 11 (1.03%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.84%) Windows NT
18 8 (0.75%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (21.20%) ITIL
2 202 (18.86%) Business Continuity
3 136 (12.70%) Migration
4 131 (12.23%) Service Management
5 84 (7.84%) Project Management
6 83 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
7 82 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
8 67 (6.26%) Change Management
9 66 (6.16%) High Availability
10 62 (5.79%) Service Delivery
11 60 (5.60%) Configuration Management
12 57 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (4.76%) Risk Management
13 51 (4.76%) Incident Management
13 51 (4.76%) Problem Management
14 50 (4.67%) PRINCE2
15 47 (4.39%) BCP
16 42 (3.92%) Information Security
17 41 (3.83%) Performance Testing
18 39 (3.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 242 (22.60%) SQL
2 64 (5.98%) Java
3 57 (5.32%) PowerShell
4 49 (4.58%) Shell Script
5 46 (4.30%) Perl
6 37 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 30 (2.80%) Ruby
8 29 (2.71%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.15%) PHP
9 23 (2.15%) PL/SQL
9 23 (2.15%) C
10 21 (1.96%) Python
11 20 (1.87%) VB
12 10 (0.93%) VBScript
13 9 (0.84%) C++
13 9 (0.84%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.84%) VBA
14 6 (0.56%) C#
15 5 (0.47%) JCL
15 5 (0.47%) REXX
Qualifications
1 114 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.75%) Degree
3 82 (7.66%) SC Cleared
4 77 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (4.01%) MCSE
7 40 (3.73%) CCNA
8 26 (2.43%) MCSA
9 25 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (1.77%) MCITP
12 17 (1.59%) ISEB
13 16 (1.49%) CISSP
13 16 (1.49%) DV Cleared
14 14 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (1.31%) MCP
15 13 (1.21%) CCNP
15 13 (1.21%) OCP
15 13 (1.21%) PMI Certification
15 13 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.26%) SLA
2 56 (5.23%) QA
3 27 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.65%) GPG13
6 6 (0.56%) BS25999
7 5 (0.47%) COBIT
8 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.093%) COREP
11 1 (0.093%) HL7
11 1 (0.093%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.093%) GxP
11 1 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.093%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.093%) Basel II
System Software
1 208 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 185 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (6.63%) Hyper-V
4 63 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 55 (5.14%) vSphere
6 45 (4.20%) Oracle RAC
7 25 (2.33%) XenApp
8 23 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 16 (1.49%) Samba
9 16 (1.49%) XenServer
10 14 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (1.31%) Postfix
10 14 (1.31%) Terminal Services
11 11 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 11 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.93%) RHEV
13 9 (0.84%) GPFS
13 9 (0.84%) KVM
13 9 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (4.20%) NetBackup
2 41 (3.83%) SCOM
2 41 (3.83%) Puppet
3 36 (3.36%) Data Guard
4 28 (2.61%) SCCM
5 27 (2.52%) Backup Exec
6 26 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (1.96%) BladeLogic
8 20 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.59%) ZABBIX
10 15 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (1.21%) ARCserve
12 12 (1.12%) Tivoli
12 12 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (1.03%) WSUS
13 11 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.84%) OPNET
14 9 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 281 (26.24%) Microsoft
2 265 (24.74%) VMware
3 184 (17.18%) Oracle
4 127 (11.86%) Citrix
5 121 (11.30%) HP
6 113 (10.55%) Cisco
7 81 (7.56%) Red Hat
8 53 (4.95%) IBM
9 51 (4.76%) NetApp
10 47 (4.39%) EMC
11 40 (3.73%) Veritas
11 40 (3.73%) SAP
11 40 (3.73%) Symantec
12 31 (2.89%) JBoss
13 23 (2.15%) Sybase
13 23 (2.15%) Remedy
13 23 (2.15%) Brocade
14 20 (1.87%) SolarWinds
15 19 (1.77%) CheckPoint
16 18 (1.68%) Dell
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