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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Disaster Recovery
Rank 265 221 213
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -8
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 460 522 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 1.01% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.30% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 314 277
Average daily rate £385 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £296 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.21% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £38.80 £117.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+172.97% +5.71%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -23 432 £388 -3.12% 167
London -3 175 £450 +13.20% 48
South East +20 121 £400 -5.88% 45
City of London +20 42 £475 +10.46% 14
Berkshire +19 38 £450 +2.85% 14
Surrey +9 30 £388 -40.38% 10
East of England +9 25 £363 -19.44% 11
North West -22 25 £375 +15.38% 20
Scotland 0 24 £375 -16.20% 5
South West -2 23 £350 -22.22% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 22 £363 +31.81% 4
East Midlands -2 22 £410 +192.85% 9
North East -3 21 £288 -41.58% 1
Hampshire +10 20 £305 -35.78% 7
Milton Keynes -1 17 £375 +66.66% 3
Reading -3 17 £475 +11.76% 4
Tyne and Wear -14 17 £290 -41.07% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 17 £290 -41.07% 1
Wiltshire +5 15 £350 -36.36% 4
West Midlands -26 15 £250 -28.57% 14
Nottinghamshire +4 13 £450 - 4
Nottingham 0 13 £450 - 4
Swindon +8 12 £350 - 3
Edinburgh -19 11 £375 -11.50% 4
Manchester -13 10 £300 -20.00% 9
Maidenhead - 9 £405 - 1
Yorkshire -66 8 £339 -9.66% 11
Redhill - 8 £395 - 4
Glasgow +14 7 £344 -29.48% 1
Kent -4 6 £445 +78.00% 2

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 389 (38.71%) Windows
2 247 (24.58%) VMware
3 243 (24.18%) Microsoft
4 235 (23.38%) Finance
5 224 (22.29%) Linux
6 211 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 209 (20.80%) ITIL
8 207 (20.60%) SQL Server
9 206 (20.50%) Active Directory
10 202 (20.10%) Oracle
11 199 (19.80%) Unix
12 196 (19.50%) SQL
13 194 (19.30%) Windows Server
14 190 (18.91%) Business Continuity
15 180 (17.91%) Data Centre
16 165 (16.42%) High Availability
17 150 (14.93%) Migration
18 140 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
19 138 (13.73%) SAN
20 129 (12.84%) Firewall
21 117 (11.64%) Red Hat
22 116 (11.54%) PowerShell
23 115 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
24 109 (10.85%) HP
24 109 (10.85%) Project Management
24 109 (10.85%) WAN
25 104 (10.35%) Cisco
25 104 (10.35%) Security Cleared
26 103 (10.25%) LAN
27 102 (10.15%) EMC

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 84 (8.36%) MS Exchange
2 59 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (4.98%) IIS
4 47 (4.68%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.79%) Apache
7 15 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.39%) JBoss
8 14 (1.39%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.29%) CMS
9 13 (1.29%) Skype for Business
9 13 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.70%) Confluence
12 7 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.50%) nginx
13 5 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 95 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.68%) MS Office
3 29 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.29%) PaintShop Pro
5 10 (1.00%) MS Project
6 8 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.100%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.30%) Relativity
4 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.20%) Salerio
6 1 (0.100%) Documaker
6 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.100%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.100%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.100%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.100%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.100%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.100%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.100%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.89%) Office 365
4 11 (1.09%) GitHub
5 10 (1.00%) SaaS
6 8 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.80%) IaaS
7 7 (0.70%) PaaS
8 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.30%) IBM PureFlex
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.100%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.100%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.100%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.100%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.100%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 138 (13.73%) SAN
2 129 (12.84%) Firewall
3 109 (10.85%) WAN
4 103 (10.25%) LAN
5 96 (9.55%) DNS
6 59 (5.87%) DHCP
6 59 (5.87%) TCP/IP
7 44 (4.38%) Network Security
8 38 (3.78%) VPN
9 36 (3.58%) NAS
10 27 (2.69%) Internet
10 27 (2.69%) VoIP
11 26 (2.59%) Wireless
12 22 (2.19%) LDAP
13 21 (2.09%) VLAN
14 20 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (1.49%) iSCSI
16 15 (1.49%) MPLS
17 14 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 76 (7.56%) Oracle Database
3 56 (5.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 51 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (4.88%) MySQL
6 47 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (3.48%) Relational Database
8 34 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 31 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
11 29 (2.89%) DB2
12 27 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (2.09%) OLTP
14 19 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (1.89%) Sybase ASE
15 18 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (1.49%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 30 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (1.99%) Maven
4 18 (1.79%) LoadRunner
5 17 (1.69%) JIRA
6 13 (1.29%) FitNesse
6 13 (1.29%) JMeter
7 11 (1.09%) NCrunch
7 11 (1.09%) SpecFlow
8 10 (1.00%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.00%) Gatling
8 10 (1.00%) IntelliJ
9 9 (0.90%) WatiN
10 7 (0.70%) Ant
11 6 (0.60%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.60%) MSTest
12 5 (0.50%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.50%) Subversion
13 4 (0.40%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 235 (23.38%) Finance
2 84 (8.36%) Banking
3 60 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 42 (4.18%) Retail
5 41 (4.08%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.79%) Back Office
7 16 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.49%) Publishing
9 13 (1.29%) Local Government
10 12 (1.19%) Legal
10 12 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.09%) Marketing
12 10 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.80%) Billing
13 8 (0.80%) Front Office
14 3 (0.30%) Electronics
14 3 (0.30%) French Language
14 3 (0.30%) Law
15 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 128 (12.74%) Architect
2 127 (12.64%) DBA
3 118 (11.74%) Analyst
4 93 (9.25%) Administrator
5 67 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 62 (6.17%) Consultant
7 61 (6.07%) SQL DBA
8 46 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
9 44 (4.38%) IT Manager
9 44 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (3.78%) Unix Administrator
11 37 (3.68%) Oracle DBA
12 35 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 33 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
13 33 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (3.28%) Support Engineer
14 32 (3.18%) SQL Server DBA
15 31 (3.08%) Developer
16 30 (2.99%) Sybase DBA
17 29 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.37%) Web Services
2 55 (5.47%) Middleware
3 27 (2.69%) .NET
4 23 (2.29%) HTML
5 22 (2.19%) CSS
6 17 (1.69%) RESTful
6 17 (1.69%) XML
7 14 (1.39%) jQuery
8 13 (1.29%) JSON
9 10 (1.00%) HTML5
9 10 (1.00%) SOAP
10 9 (0.90%) AngularJS
10 9 (0.90%) J2EE
11 8 (0.80%) CSS3
11 8 (0.80%) REST
12 7 (0.70%) SAP PI
13 6 (0.60%) BAPI
13 6 (0.60%) RequireJS
13 6 (0.60%) SAP ALE
13 6 (0.60%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 180 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 100 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (9.85%) Clustering
4 88 (8.76%) Management Information System
4 88 (8.76%) Replication
5 31 (3.08%) Client/Server
6 27 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.59%) Public Cloud
8 22 (2.19%) HACMP
9 21 (2.09%) EMC VMAX
10 16 (1.59%) EMC VNX
10 16 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (1.39%) Mainframe
12 13 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.29%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.09%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.09%) N-Tier
14 10 (1.00%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.90%) CESG
15 9 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 389 (38.71%) Windows
2 224 (22.29%) Linux
3 199 (19.80%) Unix
4 194 (19.30%) Windows Server
5 140 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 115 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 76 (7.56%) Solaris
9 69 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (4.98%) AIX
11 31 (3.08%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.69%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.59%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.39%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.50%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.40%) Debian
16 4 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.40%) SUSE
16 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (20.80%) ITIL
2 190 (18.91%) Business Continuity
3 165 (16.42%) High Availability
4 150 (14.93%) Migration
5 109 (10.85%) Project Management
6 102 (10.15%) Service Management
7 94 (9.35%) Change Management
8 93 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (8.96%) Performance Tuning
10 72 (7.16%) Incident Management
11 66 (6.57%) Information Security
12 61 (6.07%) Service Delivery
13 59 (5.87%) Configuration Management
14 56 (5.57%) Problem Management
15 52 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 51 (5.07%) Load Balancing
17 47 (4.68%) Performance Monitoring
18 46 (4.58%) ITSM
19 42 (4.18%) Capacity Management
20 41 (4.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (19.50%) SQL
2 116 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 64 (6.37%) Java
4 54 (5.37%) Shell Script
5 41 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 39 (3.88%) Perl
7 33 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 21 (2.09%) Ruby
9 18 (1.79%) C
10 17 (1.69%) C#
11 16 (1.59%) Python
12 11 (1.09%) PHP
12 11 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.90%) VBScript
14 7 (0.70%) VBA
15 6 (0.60%) AWK
15 6 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.60%) VB
16 5 (0.50%) C++
16 5 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 104 (10.35%) Security Cleared
2 76 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 66 (6.57%) Degree
4 41 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (2.89%) MCSE
7 25 (2.49%) CCNA
8 23 (2.29%) MCSA
9 18 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.69%) PMI Certification
11 15 (1.49%) CCNP
11 15 (1.49%) CISSP
12 11 (1.09%) MCP
13 10 (1.00%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.80%) PMP
16 7 (0.70%) MCITP
17 6 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
17 6 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.37%) SLA
2 34 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (3.18%) QA
4 27 (2.69%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.49%) COBIT
6 12 (1.19%) ISO22301
7 11 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.60%) GPG13
8 6 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.60%) WAI
8 6 (0.60%) WCAG
9 5 (0.50%) ISO27002
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.30%) TickIT
11 2 (0.20%) BS25999
11 2 (0.20%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.20%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.100%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.100%) RMADS
System Software
1 211 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 206 (20.50%) Active Directory
3 65 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 60 (5.97%) vSphere
5 30 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 28 (2.79%) NFS
8 27 (2.69%) XenApp
9 25 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (2.39%) VMware ESX
11 15 (1.49%) vCloud
12 14 (1.39%) XenDesktop
13 12 (1.19%) GPFS
14 11 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.90%) RHEV
16 8 (0.80%) GlusterFS
16 8 (0.80%) SRDF
17 7 (0.70%) Firmware
17 7 (0.70%) Veritas File System
18 4 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 55 (5.47%) SCCM
2 42 (4.18%) NetBackup
2 42 (4.18%) Puppet
3 36 (3.58%) SCOM
4 28 (2.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 23 (2.29%) Data Guard
6 18 (1.79%) SCVMM
7 16 (1.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 14 (1.39%) Windows Intune
8 14 (1.39%) WSUS
9 13 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (1.29%) Oracle ZFS
10 12 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (1.19%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.90%) Foglight
12 9 (0.90%) logstash
12 9 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 247 (24.58%) VMware
2 243 (24.18%) Microsoft
3 202 (20.10%) Oracle
4 117 (11.64%) Red Hat
5 109 (10.85%) HP
6 104 (10.35%) Cisco
7 102 (10.15%) EMC
8 83 (8.26%) Citrix
9 75 (7.46%) IBM
10 70 (6.97%) NetApp
11 62 (6.17%) SAP
12 44 (4.38%) Veritas
13 40 (3.98%) Sun
14 39 (3.88%) Brocade
14 39 (3.88%) Sybase
15 32 (3.18%) Dell
16 29 (2.89%) Juniper
17 27 (2.69%) F5
18 26 (2.59%) Symantec
19 20 (1.99%) CheckPoint
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £324.72 - £360.80 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
adviserplus
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 14 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 21 days ago
Newcastle
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 28 days ago