Period
to 2 August 2021

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 August 2021 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 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 266 282
Rank change year-on-year -35 +16 +37
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 478 298 825
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.92% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.06% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 182 524
10th Percentile £335 £300 £281
25th Percentile £413 £370 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £474 £468
Median % change year-on-year +5.54% +1.34% +7.78%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £453 £463
% change year-on-year +10.50% -2.16% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 28
10th Percentile £24.89 £14.95 £14.88
25th Percentile £26.25 £18.84 £16.23
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.75 £19.32
Median % change year-on-year +47.13% +12.58% -15.74%
75th Percentile £40.00 £26.81 £23.91
90th Percentile £47.90 £32.33 £26.59
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.53
% change year-on-year +35.71% +2.30% -10.48%

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 51,099 28,099 73,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.97% 87.03% 87.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,446 19,093 49,834
10th Percentile £313 £304 £300
25th Percentile £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,461 775 1,936
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.39 £11.72
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.00 £14.38
Median hourly rate £22.81 £25.00 £22.63
Median % change year-on-year -8.76% +10.50% +13.13%
75th Percentile £46.50 £46.02 £46.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.21 £24.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.03% +9.78% +12.50%

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 August 2021.

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 August 2021.

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 August 2021. 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 -59 234 £520 +9.47% 63
North of England -9 76 £450 -18.18% 68
South East -28 66 £475 +10.96% 43
Midlands -22 49 £475 +5.56% 39
North West -8 39 £448 -14.76% 33
West Midlands -32 31 £475 +5.56% 23
Yorkshire -13 26 £428 -2.29% 23
East of England -22 18 £576 +18.15% 23
East Midlands -8 15 £450 - 16
North East -1 11 £550 -45.00% 12
South West -18 8 £450 -1.10% 17
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, 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.

1 136 (28.45%) Azure
2 128 (26.78%) Windows
3 124 (25.94%) Social Skills
4 117 (24.48%) Business Continuity
5 111 (23.22%) Finance
5 111 (23.22%) DevOps
6 109 (22.80%) Microsoft
7 105 (21.97%) Migration
8 104 (21.76%) High Availability
9 103 (21.55%) Linux
10 100 (20.92%) VMware
11 89 (18.62%) Python
12 85 (17.78%) SQL
12 85 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
13 83 (17.36%) ITIL
14 81 (16.95%) Active Directory
14 81 (16.95%) AWS
15 77 (16.11%) Data Centre
16 69 (14.44%) Security Cleared
17 68 (14.23%) PowerShell
18 67 (14.02%) Firewall
19 66 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
20 65 (13.60%) SQL Server
21 60 (12.55%) Oracle
21 60 (12.55%) WAN
21 60 (12.55%) Cisco
22 57 (11.92%) Windows Server
23 56 (11.72%) Ansible
24 53 (11.09%) PaaS
24 53 (11.09%) Change Management

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 29 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.56%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.93%) Confluence
3 14 (2.93%) IIS
4 12 (2.51%) CICS
5 9 (1.88%) Apache
6 7 (1.46%) SAS
7 5 (1.05%) Documentum
7 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.84%) JBoss
8 4 (0.84%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.63%) nginx
9 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.42%) CMS
10 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Endur
2 2 (0.42%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.42%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.21%) Aligne
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Maximo
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 136 (28.45%) Azure
2 81 (16.95%) AWS
3 53 (11.09%) PaaS
4 52 (10.88%) IaaS
5 46 (9.62%) Microsoft 365
6 41 (8.58%) SaaS
7 35 (7.32%) GitHub
8 30 (6.28%) GCP
9 27 (5.65%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (3.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (3.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (2.93%) Amazon ELB
14 14 (2.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 13 (2.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 12 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
16 12 (2.51%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 67 (14.02%) Firewall
2 60 (12.55%) WAN
3 48 (10.04%) LAN
4 43 (9.00%) SAN
5 40 (8.37%) Network Security
6 32 (6.69%) DNS
7 27 (5.65%) Internet
8 24 (5.02%) VPN
9 23 (4.81%) TCP/IP
10 22 (4.60%) VoIP
10 22 (4.60%) Wireless
11 21 (4.39%) NAS
12 16 (3.35%) DHCP
12 16 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (3.14%) SD-WAN
14 13 (2.72%) Kerberos
15 12 (2.51%) MPLS
16 9 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (1.88%) FTP
16 9 (1.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.02%) MySQL
3 21 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
4 20 (4.18%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (3.35%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.14%) DB2
8 14 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.72%) MongoDB
10 12 (2.51%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.30%) Big Data
11 11 (2.30%) Data Lake
11 11 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (2.09%) IDMS
12 10 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (7.11%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.02%) JIRA
3 14 (2.93%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.51%) Subversion
5 9 (1.88%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.67%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.26%) GitLab
9 4 (0.84%) JMeter
10 3 (0.63%) Gerrit
10 3 (0.63%) Gradle
10 3 (0.63%) Maven
10 3 (0.63%) Postman
10 3 (0.63%) Serena SBM
10 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.42%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.42%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.42%) Emacs
11 2 (0.42%) GDB
11 2 (0.42%) NeoLoad
General
1 124 (25.94%) Social Skills
2 111 (23.22%) Finance
3 44 (9.21%) Banking
4 29 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.14%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.93%) Legal
7 13 (2.72%) Influencing Skills
8 12 (2.51%) Documentation Skills
8 12 (2.51%) Telecoms
9 11 (2.30%) Law
10 10 (2.09%) Retail
11 9 (1.88%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (1.67%) Investment Banking
12 8 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (1.26%) Police
14 5 (1.05%) Billing
15 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.63%) International Banking
16 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (12.76%) Architect
2 40 (8.37%) Administrator
3 35 (7.32%) Analyst
4 33 (6.90%) DBA
5 29 (6.07%) Consultant
6 26 (5.44%) Network Engineer
7 25 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (4.39%) Project Manager
9 20 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
11 18 (3.77%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (2.72%) Azure Architect
13 13 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
13 13 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (2.30%) AWS Engineer
14 11 (2.30%) Data Engineer
14 11 (2.30%) Developer
14 11 (2.30%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.32%) JSON
2 33 (6.90%) .NET
3 20 (4.18%) Middleware
4 18 (3.77%) YAML
5 14 (2.93%) LDAP
6 13 (2.72%) .NET Framework
7 12 (2.51%) HTML
7 12 (2.51%) REST
8 11 (2.30%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.88%) .NET Core
9 9 (1.88%) ARM Templates
9 9 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (1.88%) Web Services
10 8 (1.67%) JDBC
10 8 (1.67%) Node.js
11 7 (1.46%) ODBC
11 7 (1.46%) XML
12 5 (1.05%) OAuth
12 5 (1.05%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.28%) Replication
3 29 (6.07%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (3.56%) Clustering
6 14 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (2.93%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.30%) AS400
7 11 (2.30%) LPAR
7 11 (2.30%) Mainframe
8 10 (2.09%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.88%) iSeries
10 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.46%) NHS
10 7 (1.46%) PKI
10 7 (1.46%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.26%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 128 (26.78%) Windows
2 103 (21.55%) Linux
3 57 (11.92%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.79%) Unix
5 29 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.72%) zOS
9 12 (2.51%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.30%) Solaris
11 10 (2.09%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.46%) AIX
12 7 (1.46%) Windows 10
13 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (1.05%) CentOS
14 5 (1.05%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.63%) Android
16 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (24.48%) Business Continuity
2 111 (23.22%) DevOps
3 105 (21.97%) Migration
4 104 (21.76%) High Availability
5 85 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (17.36%) ITIL
7 53 (11.09%) Change Management
8 52 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
10 44 (9.21%) Data Protection
10 44 (9.21%) Storage Management
11 41 (8.58%) Information Security
12 40 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 40 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (7.95%) Configuration Management
13 38 (7.95%) Project Delivery
13 38 (7.95%) Service Delivery
14 37 (7.74%) Project Management
15 35 (7.32%) Analytics
15 35 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 89 (18.62%) Python
2 85 (17.78%) SQL
3 68 (14.23%) PowerShell
4 34 (7.11%) Java
5 30 (6.28%) C#
6 19 (3.97%) Perl
7 18 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.35%) Shell Script
9 15 (3.14%) Scala
10 13 (2.72%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.51%) JavaScript
12 11 (2.30%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.67%) REXX
13 8 (1.67%) Ruby
14 6 (1.26%) VBA
15 5 (1.05%) Go
16 4 (0.84%) VB
17 3 (0.63%) Korn
17 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 69 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.07%) Degree
4 23 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.56%) CCNA
6 15 (3.14%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.30%) CCNP
7 11 (2.30%) CISSP
8 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.46%) CCIE
10 7 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.46%) PMP
11 6 (1.26%) MCP
11 6 (1.26%) MCSE
12 5 (1.05%) CISM
13 4 (0.84%) CCSA
13 4 (0.84%) ISEB
13 4 (0.84%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.65%) QA
1 27 (5.65%) SLA
2 21 (4.39%) GDPR
3 10 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.67%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.46%) PMO
6 6 (1.26%) COBIT
6 6 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (1.05%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.84%) NIST
9 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.63%) FedRAMP
9 3 (0.63%) GRC
9 3 (0.63%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.21%) IFRS
11 1 (0.21%) ITGC
11 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
System Software
1 81 (16.95%) Active Directory
2 66 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.32%) Docker
4 19 (3.97%) vSphere
5 17 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.14%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (1.88%) PowerHA
9 8 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.46%) XenApp
11 5 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.84%) NFS
12 4 (0.84%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.63%) Firmware
13 3 (0.63%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.63%) Veritas File System
13 3 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (11.72%) Ansible
2 39 (8.16%) Kubernetes
3 33 (6.90%) Puppet
4 29 (6.07%) SCCM
5 27 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (4.60%) Terraform
7 12 (2.51%) Control-M
8 11 (2.30%) SCOM
9 10 (2.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 9 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
10 9 (1.88%) QRadar
10 9 (1.88%) Tivoli
10 9 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (1.67%) Data Guard
11 8 (1.67%) NetBackup
11 8 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (1.46%) Opsgenie
12 7 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 109 (22.80%) Microsoft
2 100 (20.92%) VMware
3 60 (12.55%) Cisco
3 60 (12.55%) Oracle
4 33 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 29 (6.07%) IBM
6 24 (5.02%) EMC
6 24 (5.02%) Meraki
7 23 (4.81%) HP
8 22 (4.60%) Citrix
9 21 (4.39%) SolarWinds
10 19 (3.97%) New Relic
10 19 (3.97%) Splunk
11 17 (3.56%) Google
12 16 (3.35%) CheckPoint
12 16 (3.35%) F5
13 14 (2.93%) SAP
14 12 (2.51%) Juniper
14 12 (2.51%) NetApp
15 11 (2.30%) 3PAR