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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 211 223 216
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 556 469 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.91% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.23% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 269 223
Average daily rate
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£390 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 28
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.70 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.50 £44.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.83% +42.85%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -3 512 £389 +2.03% 159
London -6 212 £375 -6.25% 57
South East +14 135 £425 +14.86% 25
Yorkshire +16 43 £375 +49.70% 10
City of London -1 41 £400 - 21
South West +2 36 £545 +39.74% 8
Scotland +20 34 £400 +5.26%
Berkshire +12 31 £543 +27.64% 8
Buckinghamshire +4 28 £275 -25.67% 3
North West 0 28 £325 -18.75% 13
West Midlands -7 28 £440 +67.61% 13
West Yorkshire +2 27 £375 +30.32% 6
Milton Keynes -1 23 £263 -29.05% 2
Hampshire -27 22 £413 +10.00% 4
Leeds +7 21 £375 +50.00% 2
Bristol +5 21 £545 - 2
Reading +25 20 £545 +24.57% 5
Edinburgh +7 20 £450 -
Oxfordshire -13 19 £450 +291.30% 1
Surrey +2 18 £420 +62.47% 6
North East - 12 £496 - 1
East Midlands +3 10 £260 -29.49% 10
Manchester -10 10 £375 -31.81% 6
Oxford - 10 £450 - 1
Cheshire +16 8 £400 +33.33% 4
Birmingham +3 8 £410 - 4
East Sussex +5 7 £350 -
Glasgow 0 7 £438 +21.52%
Wiltshire -9 7 £538 -2.71% 2
East of England -47 7 £450 +33.33% 20

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 392 (36.77%) Windows
2 334 (31.33%) Microsoft
3 261 (24.48%) VMware
4 250 (23.45%) Active Directory
5 247 (23.17%) SQL
6 221 (20.73%) Business Continuity
7 195 (18.29%) ITIL
8 190 (17.82%) Finance
9 176 (16.51%) SQL Server
10 174 (16.32%) Oracle
11 173 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 152 (14.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 150 (14.07%) Linux
14 149 (13.98%) SAN
15 146 (13.70%) Firewall
16 143 (13.41%) Clustering
17 137 (12.85%) Migration
18 135 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
19 127 (11.91%) UNIX
20 123 (11.54%) MS Excel
21 122 (11.44%) Citrix
21 122 (11.44%) Service Management
22 120 (11.26%) Security Cleared
23 110 (10.32%) WAN
24 109 (10.23%) DNS
25 107 (10.04%) HP
26 103 (9.66%) Cisco
26 103 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
27 100 (9.38%) LAN
27 100 (9.38%) Replication

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 94 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 87 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 62 (5.82%) Lync
4 59 (5.53%) IIS
5 55 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
7 47 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 46 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 45 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 41 (3.85%) Apache
11 34 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 27 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 26 (2.44%) Tomcat
14 25 (2.35%) WebLogic
15 19 (1.78%) JBoss
16 18 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
17 17 (1.59%) Confluence
18 12 (1.13%) WebSphere
19 10 (0.94%) nginx
19 10 (0.94%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 123 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 65 (6.10%) MS Office
3 30 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.84%) MS Project
6 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.094%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 49 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (4.13%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
5 19 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.38%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.28%) Agresso
8 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.28%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 3 (0.28%) Exstream
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.094%) Sage 300 ERP
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 45 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.88%) Office 365
4 11 (1.03%) SaaS
5 9 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.56%) IaaS
7 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.38%) PaaS
8 2 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (13.98%) SAN
2 146 (13.70%) Firewall
3 110 (10.32%) WAN
4 109 (10.23%) DNS
5 100 (9.38%) LAN
6 79 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 61 (5.72%) DHCP
8 46 (4.32%) NAS
9 45 (4.22%) Network Security
10 44 (4.13%) Internet
11 35 (3.28%) LDAP
12 30 (2.81%) MPLS
13 25 (2.35%) VPN
14 23 (2.16%) HTTP
15 21 (1.97%) VLAN
16 20 (1.88%) BGP
17 18 (1.69%) OSPF
18 15 (1.41%) EIGRP
19 14 (1.31%) IP Telephony
19 14 (1.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.66%) Oracle Database
3 53 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (2.91%) Relational Database
7 29 (2.72%) MySQL
8 26 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (1.78%) DB2
12 19 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (1.59%) RDBMS
15 14 (1.31%) DTS
16 13 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (0.84%) SAP HANA
18 9 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (1.97%) Visual Studio
2 20 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.69%) JIRA
4 12 (1.13%) Subversion
4 12 (1.13%) Maven
5 10 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (0.84%) Hudson
7 8 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (0.66%) Selenium
8 7 (0.66%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.28%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.28%) JMeter
9 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.19%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.19%) Toad
10 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 190 (17.82%) Finance
2 68 (6.38%) Banking
3 42 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.81%) Retail
5 29 (2.72%) Legal
6 21 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.13%) Front Office
8 9 (0.84%) Law
8 9 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.75%) Local Government
9 8 (0.75%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.75%) Publishing
10 6 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.56%) International Banking
11 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.47%) Marketing
12 4 (0.38%) Automotive
13 3 (0.28%) Advertising
13 3 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 147 (13.79%) Analyst
2 132 (12.38%) Architect
3 93 (8.72%) DBA
4 77 (7.22%) Consultant
5 61 (5.72%) Administrator
6 58 (5.44%) Infrastructure Architect
7 57 (5.35%) Project Manager
8 51 (4.78%) SQL DBA
9 43 (4.03%) Technical Architect
9 43 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (3.19%) Support Engineer
11 27 (2.53%) Service Manager
12 26 (2.44%) Network Engineer
13 25 (2.35%) Oracle DBA
14 24 (2.25%) SQL Server DBA
14 24 (2.25%) Systems Administrator
15 23 (2.16%) Developer
15 23 (2.16%) Business Analyst
15 23 (2.16%) Support Analyst
15 23 (2.16%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.47%) .NET
2 51 (4.78%) Web Services
3 42 (3.94%) Middleware
4 33 (3.10%) Application Packaging
5 22 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 22 (2.06%) XML
6 21 (1.97%) .NET Framework
7 15 (1.41%) REST
7 15 (1.41%) JSON
8 11 (1.03%) Flash
9 10 (0.94%) LAMP
10 8 (0.75%) J2EE
11 7 (0.66%) SOAP
11 7 (0.66%) RESTful
12 5 (0.47%) CSS
12 5 (0.47%) WebCenter
13 4 (0.38%) YAML
13 4 (0.38%) Java EE
13 4 (0.38%) HTML
14 3 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 143 (13.41%) Clustering
2 100 (9.38%) Replication
3 92 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (6.47%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.75%) Blackberry
6 34 (3.19%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.81%) Open Source
8 20 (1.88%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.78%) HACMP
10 18 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.59%) Thin Client
11 17 (1.59%) Fat Client
12 16 (1.50%) Statistics
13 14 (1.31%) PKI
14 13 (1.22%) Mainframe
15 11 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (0.94%) Data Integration
17 8 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
17 8 (0.75%) AS400
18 7 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 392 (36.77%) Windows
2 152 (14.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (14.07%) Linux
4 135 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 127 (11.91%) UNIX
6 103 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (5.53%) Windows 7
8 58 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (4.13%) Solaris
10 39 (3.66%) AIX
11 26 (2.44%) Windows 2000
12 20 (1.88%) Ubuntu
12 20 (1.88%) Windows XP
12 20 (1.88%) HPUX
13 16 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 13 (1.22%) Windows NT
15 12 (1.13%) Debian
16 11 (1.03%) CentOS
17 10 (0.94%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.84%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (20.73%) Business Continuity
2 195 (18.29%) ITIL
3 137 (12.85%) Migration
4 122 (11.44%) Service Management
5 93 (8.72%) Service Delivery
6 71 (6.66%) Project Management
6 71 (6.66%) Performance Tuning
7 63 (5.91%) High Availability
8 61 (5.72%) Change Management
9 56 (5.25%) CRM
9 56 (5.25%) Capacity Planning
10 53 (4.97%) BCP
11 52 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (4.88%) Incident Management
12 50 (4.69%) Information Security
12 50 (4.69%) Problem Management
13 48 (4.50%) Risk Management
14 42 (3.94%) PRINCE2
14 42 (3.94%) SOA
15 41 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (23.17%) SQL
2 79 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 53 (4.97%) Java
4 49 (4.60%) Shell Script
5 43 (4.03%) T-SQL
6 39 (3.66%) Perl
7 23 (2.16%) Python
7 23 (2.16%) C#
7 23 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 21 (1.97%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.88%) Ruby
10 18 (1.69%) VB
11 16 (1.50%) PHP
12 15 (1.41%) C
13 10 (0.94%) VBScript
14 7 (0.66%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.66%) C++
15 5 (0.47%) VBA
15 5 (0.47%) AWK
16 4 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 120 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 91 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 88 (8.26%) Degree
4 85 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 58 (5.44%) MCSE
6 29 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (2.06%) ISEB
8 20 (1.88%) CCNA
9 18 (1.69%) MCITP
10 16 (1.50%) MCTS
11 15 (1.41%) CISSP
12 14 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.03%) MCSA
13 11 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.94%) CCNP
15 9 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.84%) CISA
15 9 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.91%) SLA
2 38 (3.56%) QA
3 23 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.75%) COBIT
5 6 (0.56%) HL7
5 6 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.47%) BS7799
6 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.38%) DICOM
8 3 (0.28%) GPG13
9 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.19%) BS25999
9 2 (0.19%) WAI
10 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 250 (23.45%) Active Directory
2 173 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (8.16%) Hyper-V
4 70 (6.57%) VMware ESX
5 47 (4.41%) vSphere
6 29 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
7 23 (2.16%) Terminal Services
8 22 (2.06%) XenApp
9 20 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (1.88%) Oracle RMAN
10 18 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 15 (1.41%) XenDesktop
13 14 (1.31%) vCloud
14 13 (1.22%) ISA Server
15 11 (1.03%) Firmware
15 11 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 10 (0.94%) NLBS
17 9 (0.84%) Samba
17 9 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (4.78%) NetBackup
2 43 (4.03%) SCCM
2 43 (4.03%) SCOM
3 40 (3.75%) Puppet
4 23 (2.16%) BladeLogic
4 23 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 19 (1.78%) Backup Exec
6 19 (1.78%) Tivoli
7 17 (1.59%) WSUS
8 16 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (1.31%) ARCserve
10 13 (1.22%) ZABBIX
10 13 (1.22%) Data Guard
11 11 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.66%) Salt
15 6 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 334 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 261 (24.48%) VMware
3 174 (16.32%) Oracle
4 122 (11.44%) Citrix
5 107 (10.04%) HP
6 103 (9.66%) Cisco
7 71 (6.66%) Red Hat
8 58 (5.44%) IBM
9 56 (5.25%) EMC
10 45 (4.22%) Veritas
11 44 (4.13%) NetApp
12 40 (3.75%) Symantec
13 31 (2.91%) Dell
14 30 (2.81%) SAP
15 24 (2.25%) CheckPoint
16 21 (1.97%) Intel
17 20 (1.88%) Sybase
18 19 (1.78%) McAfee
18 19 (1.78%) Brocade
19 17 (1.59%) 3PAR
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £519.13 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago