Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 320 261
Rank change year-on-year +20 -59 -4
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 790 686 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.78% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.92% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 445 736
England median daily rate £439 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.69% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £263
90th Percentile £600 £573 £563
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 22
England median hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.57% +35.92% -2.83%
10th Percentile £10.63 £13.50 £14.45
90th Percentile £50.85 £68.00 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £20.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year +39.76% -19.42% +10.75%

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 81,576 74,700 85,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.16% 84.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,250 49,195 57,202
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £268
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
% change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 1,931 2,059
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.38 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.25 £48.55
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in England

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor 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 20 July 2018. 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 -6 318 £475 +4.40% 71
South East +42 183 £450 +5.88% 44
North of England -4 121 £450 +16.13% 56
Midlands -29 74 £400 +9.59% 34
North West +6 73 £450 +28.57% 25
East of England -14 48 £400 +6.67% 15
South West +6 45 £380 +4.47% 17
Yorkshire -16 41 £475 +5.56% 29
East Midlands -15 38 £335 -9.15% 13
West Midlands -23 36 £406 +10.54% 21
North East -11 11 £675 +73.08% 2
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 226 (28.61%) Windows
2 193 (24.43%) ITIL
3 190 (24.05%) Linux
4 169 (21.39%) Finance
5 167 (21.14%) Business Continuity
6 156 (19.75%) Microsoft
6 156 (19.75%) High Availability
7 140 (17.72%) VMware
8 137 (17.34%) Data Centre
9 135 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 131 (16.58%) SQL
11 119 (15.06%) Active Directory
12 118 (14.94%) Migration
13 113 (14.30%) Windows Server
14 111 (14.05%) Oracle
14 111 (14.05%) Unix
15 107 (13.54%) Firewall
16 105 (13.29%) SQL Server
17 102 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
18 98 (12.41%) SAN
19 89 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
20 83 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 83 (10.51%) PowerShell
21 81 (10.25%) Cisco
21 81 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
22 77 (9.75%) Change Management
23 75 (9.49%) Service Management
23 75 (9.49%) DevOps
24 74 (9.37%) Information Security
25 73 (9.24%) Red Hat

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 47 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.68%) Apache
3 31 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (3.80%) IIS
4 30 (3.80%) Skype for Business
5 29 (3.67%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.90%) nginx
8 13 (1.65%) SAS
9 12 (1.52%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.39%) JBoss
11 10 (1.27%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.27%) Confluence
12 9 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (1.14%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.14%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.89%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.51%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.25%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.25%) Workfront
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 135 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (9.11%) Office 365
4 43 (5.44%) PaaS
5 40 (5.06%) IaaS
6 27 (3.42%) SaaS
7 23 (2.91%) Serverless
8 16 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 15 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (1.14%) Yammer
14 5 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.63%) GitHub
14 5 (0.63%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.63%) Route 53
14 5 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 4 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 107 (13.54%) Firewall
2 98 (12.41%) SAN
3 56 (7.09%) DNS
4 52 (6.58%) WAN
5 49 (6.20%) LAN
6 48 (6.08%) VPN
7 43 (5.44%) TCP/IP
8 35 (4.43%) DHCP
9 30 (3.80%) Skype
10 23 (2.91%) NAS
11 22 (2.78%) Unified Communications
12 21 (2.66%) Internet
13 20 (2.53%) MPLS
14 19 (2.41%) VLAN
15 18 (2.28%) Network Security
16 17 (2.15%) iSCSI
17 16 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (2.03%) SSL
18 14 (1.77%) FTP
18 14 (1.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.06%) Oracle Database
3 33 (4.18%) MongoDB
4 32 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.54%) Big Data
6 26 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.29%) DB2
6 26 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (3.16%) MySQL
8 22 (2.78%) Hadoop
8 22 (2.78%) NoSQL
9 18 (2.28%) Power BI
9 18 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (1.90%) Data Lake
11 14 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (1.52%) OLAP
13 12 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.78%) JIRA
3 18 (2.28%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (1.01%) JMeter
5 8 (1.01%) LoadRunner
5 8 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.76%) Gatling
7 5 (0.63%) Selenium
8 4 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.51%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.38%) CA Gen
9 3 (0.38%) FindBugs
9 3 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (0.25%) GitLab
10 2 (0.25%) Rational Team Concert
10 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 169 (21.39%) Finance
2 60 (7.59%) Banking
3 32 (4.05%) Retail
4 28 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.78%) Legal
6 17 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.14%) Back Office
9 7 (0.89%) Games
10 6 (0.76%) Advertising
10 6 (0.76%) Marketing
11 5 (0.63%) Front Office
11 5 (0.63%) Publishing
12 4 (0.51%) Billing
12 4 (0.51%) Law
12 4 (0.51%) Local Government
12 4 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.38%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 92 (11.65%) Architect
2 80 (10.13%) Administrator
3 78 (9.87%) DBA
4 73 (9.24%) Analyst
5 65 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (6.58%) Consultant
7 42 (5.32%) Project Manager
8 35 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
9 33 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
10 31 (3.92%) Developer
10 31 (3.92%) SQL DBA
11 28 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
12 27 (3.42%) Linux Administrator
13 24 (3.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 22 (2.78%) Service Manager
15 21 (2.66%) IT Manager
15 21 (2.66%) Network Engineer
15 21 (2.66%) Support Engineer
16 20 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
16 20 (2.53%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.18%) Web Services
2 28 (3.54%) .NET
3 26 (3.29%) Middleware
4 24 (3.04%) LDAP
5 19 (2.41%) JSON
6 17 (2.15%) Node.js
7 14 (1.77%) HTML
8 11 (1.39%) CSS
8 11 (1.39%) REST
9 10 (1.27%) Kafka
10 9 (1.14%) J2EE
10 9 (1.14%) XML
11 8 (1.01%) OAuth
11 8 (1.01%) SOAP
12 7 (0.89%) EDI
12 7 (0.89%) RESTful
13 6 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
13 6 (0.76%) XMPP
14 5 (0.63%) HTML5
14 5 (0.63%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 70 (8.86%) Management Information System
3 66 (8.35%) Clustering
4 60 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (6.84%) Replication
6 32 (4.05%) Public Cloud
7 25 (3.16%) Mainframe
8 23 (2.91%) Computer Science
9 21 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.39%) CESG
13 10 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (1.27%) PKI
13 10 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (1.14%) User Experience
15 8 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 8 (1.01%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.89%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 226 (28.61%) Windows
2 190 (24.05%) Linux
3 113 (14.30%) Windows Server
4 111 (14.05%) Unix
5 60 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (5.57%) Solaris
7 33 (4.18%) CentOS
7 33 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.53%) AIX
9 19 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.65%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.52%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.01%) VMS
12 8 (1.01%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.89%) SUSE
14 6 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.63%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.38%) Android
16 3 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (24.43%) ITIL
2 167 (21.14%) Business Continuity
3 156 (19.75%) High Availability
4 118 (14.94%) Migration
5 89 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (9.75%) Change Management
8 75 (9.49%) DevOps
8 75 (9.49%) Service Management
9 74 (9.37%) Information Security
10 71 (8.99%) Capacity Planning
11 70 (8.86%) Configuration Management
12 69 (8.73%) Problem Management
13 65 (8.23%) Project Management
14 61 (7.72%) Performance Tuning
15 58 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 52 (6.58%) Incident Management
17 48 (6.08%) Service Delivery
18 43 (5.44%) Analytics
19 42 (5.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 131 (16.58%) SQL
2 83 (10.51%) PowerShell
3 49 (6.20%) Python
4 45 (5.70%) Java
5 34 (4.30%) Perl
6 30 (3.80%) Shell Script
7 28 (3.54%) Bash Shell
8 22 (2.78%) Ruby
9 17 (2.15%) C#
10 15 (1.90%) PHP
11 13 (1.65%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.65%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.52%) AWK
12 12 (1.52%) Korn
13 11 (1.39%) COBOL
13 11 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.27%) Scala
15 7 (0.89%) Bourne shell
15 7 (0.89%) VB
16 5 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (7.47%) Degree
2 52 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
5 31 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 27 (3.42%) CCNP
7 25 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (2.78%) CCNA
9 20 (2.53%) CISSP
10 14 (1.77%) CISM
10 14 (1.77%) RHCE
11 13 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (1.39%) MCSE
14 10 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.27%) MCSA
14 10 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (1.14%) MCITP
15 9 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.58%) SLA
2 29 (3.67%) GDPR
3 25 (3.16%) QA
4 22 (2.78%) PCI DSS
5 18 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.52%) Data Quality
8 11 (1.39%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.89%) COBIT
10 6 (0.76%) PMO
11 5 (0.63%) EMIR
11 5 (0.63%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.63%) MiFID
11 5 (0.63%) TickIT
12 3 (0.38%) RMADS
12 3 (0.38%) WCAG
13 2 (0.25%) GCP
13 2 (0.25%) HL7
13 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 119 (15.06%) Active Directory
2 83 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.81%) Docker
3 38 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 26 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (3.29%) XenApp
6 22 (2.78%) vSphere
7 16 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.39%) Firmware
8 11 (1.39%) Veritas File System
9 10 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (1.14%) LXC
10 9 (1.14%) NFS
11 8 (1.01%) DFS Replication
11 8 (1.01%) GlusterFS
11 8 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.89%) VMware Server
12 7 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (5.32%) Ansible
2 38 (4.81%) Puppet
3 35 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (3.16%) SCCM
5 18 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
5 18 (2.28%) Terraform
6 17 (2.15%) Kubernetes
7 16 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
7 16 (2.03%) NetBackup
8 15 (1.90%) SCOM
9 13 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (1.52%) Data Guard
10 12 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 12 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
11 11 (1.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 10 (1.27%) Nagios
13 9 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (1.14%) Oracle ZFS
14 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 8 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 156 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 140 (17.72%) VMware
3 111 (14.05%) Oracle
4 81 (10.25%) Cisco
5 73 (9.24%) Red Hat
6 42 (5.32%) HP
7 41 (5.19%) Citrix
8 34 (4.30%) NetApp
9 30 (3.80%) Remedy
10 28 (3.54%) EMC
11 26 (3.29%) Veritas
12 24 (3.04%) IBM
13 23 (2.91%) SAP
14 19 (2.41%) Veeam
15 17 (2.15%) Brocade
15 17 (2.15%) ServiceNow
16 16 (2.03%) Informatica
17 15 (1.90%) CommVault
17 15 (1.90%) Dell
18 14 (1.77%) Sun