Period
to 2 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Disaster Recovery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Disaster Recovery over the 6 months to 2 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Disaster Recovery
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 280 302
Rank change year-on-year +24 +22 -5
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 395 785 788
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.97% 0.95% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.08% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 516 511
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £306 £306 £303
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 19
Median hourly rate £34.00 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -43.33% +31.87%
10th Percentile £18.41 £14.60 £12.93
90th Percentile £41.33 £34.51 £51.45
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £17.58 £30.00
% change year-on-year +93.40% -41.40% +44.58%

Disaster Recovery is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 34,922 72,532 81,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.77% 87.59% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,357 48,215 53,780
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,146 1,896 2,143
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +12.11% -10.80%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.70 £22.00
% change year-on-year +21.48% +12.25% -12.00%

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Disaster Recovery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Disaster Recovery in England.

Daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Disaster Recovery in England over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Disaster Recovery in England.

Hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Disaster Recovery in England over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery within the England region over the 6 months to 2 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +103 155 £495 -1.00% 16
South East +29 92 £420 -11.58% 15
North of England +28 67 £500 +10.50% 17
Midlands +70 42 £493 +26.28% 13
North West +8 35 £500 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +66 33 £500 +31.15% 9
Yorkshire +51 19 £475 +4.40% 1
East of England +23 19 £468 -8.78% 6
North East +32 12 £550 +22.22% 4
South West -11 12 £455 +3.41% 4
East Midlands +38 9 £438 +9.38% 4
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 123 (31.14%) Windows
2 110 (27.85%) Microsoft
3 93 (23.54%) Migration
4 90 (22.78%) High Availability
5 81 (20.51%) Active Directory
6 77 (19.49%) Azure
7 76 (19.24%) VMware
8 74 (18.73%) SQL Server
9 71 (17.97%) SQL
9 71 (17.97%) Finance
10 70 (17.72%) Linux
11 67 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 66 (16.71%) ITIL
12 66 (16.71%) Data Centre
13 64 (16.20%) Windows Server
13 64 (16.20%) Oracle
13 64 (16.20%) Security Cleared
14 55 (13.92%) Change Management
14 55 (13.92%) Office 365
15 54 (13.67%) Business Continuity
16 53 (13.42%) DevOps
16 53 (13.42%) AWS
17 48 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
18 46 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
19 45 (11.39%) PowerShell
20 44 (11.14%) Performance Tuning
21 42 (10.63%) Cisco
22 41 (10.38%) Firewall
22 41 (10.38%) SC Cleared
23 40 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering

Disaster Recovery
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.81%) Skype for Business
2 11 (2.78%) Confluence
2 11 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.53%) IIS
4 9 (2.28%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.01%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.76%) Apache
7 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.76%) SAS
8 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.51%) Mule
8 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 15 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.27%) Endur
3 4 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.51%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.51%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 77 (19.49%) Azure
2 55 (13.92%) Office 365
3 53 (13.42%) AWS
4 15 (3.80%) GCP
5 14 (3.54%) IaaS
6 13 (3.29%) PaaS
7 11 (2.78%) GitHub
8 10 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (2.28%) SaaS
10 8 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.77%) Amazon S3
11 7 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.77%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (1.27%) Power Platform
13 5 (1.27%) Serverless
14 4 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (1.01%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.38%) Firewall
2 39 (9.87%) DNS
3 25 (6.33%) DHCP
4 20 (5.06%) Skype
5 18 (4.56%) SAN
6 16 (4.05%) Unified Communications
7 15 (3.80%) PBX
8 13 (3.29%) VPN
9 12 (3.04%) LAN
9 12 (3.04%) Network Security
9 12 (3.04%) WAN
10 11 (2.78%) SSL
10 11 (2.78%) TCP/IP
11 10 (2.53%) VoIP
12 7 (1.77%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.52%) HTTP
13 6 (1.52%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
14 5 (1.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.73%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.57%) Oracle Database
3 19 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.80%) Big Data
5 15 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (3.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (2.78%) MySQL
8 11 (2.78%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.53%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.28%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.77%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 23 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.05%) JIRA
3 12 (3.04%) GitLab
3 12 (3.04%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.03%) Artifactory
5 6 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.76%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.51%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.51%) FishEye
9 2 (0.51%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.51%) Gradle
9 2 (0.51%) Maven
9 2 (0.51%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.51%) PROIV
9 2 (0.51%) Subversion
9 2 (0.51%) Testinfra
10 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (17.97%) Finance
2 23 (5.82%) Banking
3 20 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.80%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.04%) Retail
6 6 (1.52%) Legal
6 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
7 4 (1.01%) Billing
7 4 (1.01%) Law
8 3 (0.76%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) Front Office
9 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Marketing
9 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.51%) Police
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (11.90%) Architect
2 42 (10.63%) DBA
3 40 (10.13%) Analyst
4 34 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (7.85%) Administrator
6 20 (5.06%) Consultant
7 15 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 15 (3.80%) SQL DBA
8 14 (3.54%) Applications Support
8 14 (3.54%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.29%) Developer
10 12 (3.04%) Azure Engineer
11 11 (2.78%) Author
11 11 (2.78%) Data Engineer
11 11 (2.78%) Network Engineer
11 11 (2.78%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (2.78%) Technical Author
12 10 (2.53%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.35%) .NET
2 11 (2.78%) Middleware
3 10 (2.53%) Web Services
4 9 (2.28%) LDAP
5 8 (2.03%) ADO
5 8 (2.03%) Kafka
5 8 (2.03%) PySpark
6 7 (1.77%) XML
7 6 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.52%) Node.js
8 5 (1.27%) HTML
8 5 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.01%) ADSI
9 4 (1.01%) Regular Expression
9 4 (1.01%) Spark Streaming
10 3 (0.76%) JDBC
10 3 (0.76%) ODBC
10 3 (0.76%) RESTful
11 2 (0.51%) SAML
11 2 (0.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 66 (16.71%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.32%) PKI
5 17 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.30%) Replication
6 11 (2.78%) Clustering
6 11 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.28%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.03%) PMI
9 7 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.77%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.77%) NHS
9 7 (1.77%) SWIFT
9 7 (1.77%) User Experience
10 6 (1.52%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 123 (31.14%) Windows
2 70 (17.72%) Linux
3 64 (16.20%) Windows Server
4 36 (9.11%) Unix
5 31 (7.85%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (3.80%) AIX
8 15 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (3.54%) Solaris
10 11 (2.78%) Windows 10
11 10 (2.53%) VME
12 8 (2.03%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.27%) CentOS
14 4 (1.01%) HPUX
15 3 (0.76%) VMS
15 3 (0.76%) zOS
16 1 (0.25%) MVS
16 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (23.54%) Migration
2 90 (22.78%) High Availability
3 66 (16.71%) ITIL
4 55 (13.92%) Change Management
5 54 (13.67%) Business Continuity
6 53 (13.42%) DevOps
7 48 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (11.14%) Performance Tuning
10 40 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 36 (9.11%) Capacity Planning
12 34 (8.61%) Capacity Management
12 34 (8.61%) Project Management
13 31 (7.85%) Incident Management
14 29 (7.34%) Configuration Management
14 29 (7.34%) Service Management
15 27 (6.84%) Data Management
15 27 (6.84%) Validation
16 24 (6.08%) Information Security
17 21 (5.32%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 71 (17.97%) SQL
2 45 (11.39%) PowerShell
3 32 (8.10%) Python
4 24 (6.08%) Java
5 17 (4.30%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.29%) C#
7 12 (3.04%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.53%) Scala
10 9 (2.28%) COBOL
10 9 (2.28%) Perl
11 8 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.03%) VB
12 6 (1.52%) C++
12 6 (1.52%) Korn
12 6 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.52%) VBA
13 5 (1.27%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.27%) Ruby
14 4 (1.01%) Go
Qualifications
1 64 (16.20%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.34%) Degree
4 28 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (5.82%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.03%) CCNA
7 8 (2.03%) CCNP
7 8 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.03%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.77%) ISEB
8 7 (1.77%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.77%) MCSE
9 5 (1.27%) MCSA
10 4 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.76%) CISSP
11 3 (0.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.10%) QA
2 29 (7.34%) SLA
3 15 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.03%) GDPR
5 6 (1.52%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.01%) BS7799
6 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.76%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.76%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.76%) PMO
8 2 (0.51%) NCSC
9 1 (0.25%) IFRS
9 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.25%) NIST
9 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 81 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 67 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.32%) Docker
5 17 (4.30%) vSphere
6 11 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.03%) XenApp
7 8 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (1.52%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.27%) Firmware
9 5 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.01%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 4 (1.01%) HDFS
10 4 (1.01%) vCloud
11 3 (0.76%) NFS
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (8.10%) Ansible
2 25 (6.33%) Puppet
3 24 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (4.56%) Terraform
5 17 (4.30%) SCCM
6 13 (3.29%) Kubernetes
7 9 (2.28%) Tivoli
8 8 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (2.03%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.77%) IBM BigFix
9 7 (1.77%) Nagios
9 7 (1.77%) SCOM
9 7 (1.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 6 (1.52%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.01%) CloudForms
12 4 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 110 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 76 (19.24%) VMware
3 64 (16.20%) Oracle
4 42 (10.63%) Cisco
5 20 (5.06%) Red Hat
6 16 (4.05%) Citrix
6 16 (4.05%) Dell
7 15 (3.80%) IBM
8 13 (3.29%) EMC
8 13 (3.29%) NetApp
9 12 (3.04%) Google
9 12 (3.04%) HP
9 12 (3.04%) Sonus
9 12 (3.04%) Splunk
10 10 (2.53%) 3PAR
10 10 (2.53%) Sybase
11 9 (2.28%) ICL
11 9 (2.28%) ServiceNow
12 8 (2.03%) McAfee
13 7 (1.77%) Remedy