Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 314 285
Rank change year-on-year +39 -29 -22
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 891 727 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.80% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.93% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 468 608
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £296 £259 £256
90th Percentile £650 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £440 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +13.55% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 11
England median hourly rate £22.93 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.49% +75.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £63.50 £43.28
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.95% +20.24% +1.20%

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 80,977 78,141 84,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.79% 85.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,072 52,000 56,282
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,198 1,901 2,152
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.82% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.58% +6.67% +2.27%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +62 326 £475 - 67
South East +59 224 £450 +17.65% 40
North of England +9 140 £450 +9.76% 66
North West +20 85 £425 +13.33% 28
Midlands -69 71 £400 +17.65% 27
South West +5 65 £380 +2.70% 20
East of England -21 64 £400 +6.67% 22
West Midlands -25 50 £400 +9.59% 18
Yorkshire -8 45 £500 +11.11% 35
East Midlands -38 21 £364 +8.25% 9
North East -19 13 £675 +71.97% 3
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 262 (29.41%) ITIL
2 252 (28.28%) Windows
3 227 (25.48%) Finance
4 214 (24.02%) Business Continuity
5 198 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 192 (21.55%) Linux
7 182 (20.43%) VMware
8 163 (18.29%) High Availability
9 151 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 144 (16.16%) Active Directory
11 138 (15.49%) Data Centre
11 138 (15.49%) Windows Server
12 135 (15.15%) SQL
13 130 (14.59%) Migration
14 126 (14.14%) Unix
15 120 (13.47%) Oracle
16 114 (12.79%) SQL Server
17 110 (12.35%) SAN
18 109 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
19 106 (11.90%) Firewall
20 102 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
21 94 (10.55%) Service Management
21 94 (10.55%) PowerShell
22 92 (10.33%) DevOps
23 91 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
24 86 (9.65%) Performance Tuning
25 84 (9.43%) Cisco
26 83 (9.32%) Office 365
27 81 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 80 (8.98%) 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 55 (6.17%) MS Exchange
2 39 (4.38%) Apache
3 37 (4.15%) IIS
4 36 (4.04%) Skype for Business
5 35 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (3.37%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.91%) JBoss
8 16 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.46%) SAS
9 13 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.12%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.12%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.90%) Confluence
11 8 (0.90%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.79%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.79%) nginx
12 7 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.67%) Quickr
Applications
1 39 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.79%) HFM
4 4 (0.45%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.22%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.11%) iTrent
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 151 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (9.32%) Office 365
4 59 (6.62%) IaaS
5 53 (5.95%) PaaS
6 28 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (3.14%) SaaS
7 21 (2.36%) Serverless
8 17 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.12%) Yammer
12 6 (0.67%) GitHub
13 5 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.56%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.22%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 110 (12.35%) SAN
2 106 (11.90%) Firewall
3 69 (7.74%) DNS
4 60 (6.73%) WAN
5 59 (6.62%) LAN
6 47 (5.27%) TCP/IP
7 41 (4.60%) DHCP
8 40 (4.49%) VPN
9 36 (4.04%) Skype
10 35 (3.93%) NAS
11 31 (3.48%) iSCSI
12 24 (2.69%) Unified Communications
13 22 (2.47%) VoIP
14 20 (2.24%) Network Security
14 20 (2.24%) SSL
15 19 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
15 19 (2.13%) MPLS
15 19 (2.13%) VLAN
16 17 (1.91%) Internet
16 17 (1.91%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.49%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.38%) Oracle Database
4 37 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (4.04%) Big Data
6 24 (2.69%) Hadoop
6 24 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.58%) MongoDB
8 20 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (2.13%) Data Lake
9 19 (2.13%) DB2
10 18 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
10 18 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.91%) OLAP
12 16 (1.80%) MySQL
13 15 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (1.46%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.46%) Power BI
14 13 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 25 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.02%) JIRA
4 16 (1.80%) JMeter
5 15 (1.68%) LoadRunner
6 12 (1.35%) Gatling
7 9 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.67%) CircleCI
9 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.56%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.56%) GitLab
11 4 (0.45%) Maven
11 4 (0.45%) Selenium
11 4 (0.45%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.34%) CA Gen
13 2 (0.22%) FindBugs
13 2 (0.22%) Gradle
General
1 227 (25.48%) Finance
2 62 (6.96%) Banking
3 58 (6.51%) Retail
4 25 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.24%) Legal
6 17 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.46%) Back Office
7 13 (1.46%) Front Office
7 13 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.67%) Advertising
9 6 (0.67%) Billing
9 6 (0.67%) Games
10 5 (0.56%) Marketing
10 5 (0.56%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.56%) Publishing
11 3 (0.34%) Electronics
11 3 (0.34%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (11.78%) Architect
2 102 (11.45%) Analyst
3 66 (7.41%) DBA
3 66 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (6.29%) Consultant
5 50 (5.61%) Administrator
6 40 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 39 (4.38%) Developer
8 32 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (3.37%) Support Engineer
10 28 (3.14%) Service Analyst
11 27 (3.03%) Network Engineer
11 27 (3.03%) Service Manager
11 27 (3.03%) SQL DBA
12 23 (2.58%) Cloud Architect
13 21 (2.36%) AWS Engineer
13 21 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery Manager
13 21 (2.36%) IT Analyst
13 21 (2.36%) IT Manager
13 21 (2.36%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.38%) Middleware
2 35 (3.93%) .NET
3 30 (3.37%) Web Services
4 22 (2.47%) LDAP
5 21 (2.36%) JSON
6 17 (1.91%) Node.js
7 14 (1.57%) J2EE
7 14 (1.57%) RESTful
8 8 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 8 (0.90%) XML
9 7 (0.79%) EDI
9 7 (0.79%) Kafka
9 7 (0.79%) React
9 7 (0.79%) SOAP
9 7 (0.79%) WebSockets
10 6 (0.67%) LAPP Stack
10 6 (0.67%) REST
10 6 (0.67%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.67%) Spring Boot
10 6 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 138 (15.49%) Data Centre
2 78 (8.75%) Clustering
3 63 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (6.51%) Replication
5 57 (6.40%) Management Information System
6 39 (4.38%) Public Cloud
7 30 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (2.47%) Computer Science
10 21 (2.36%) Mainframe
11 18 (2.02%) PKI
12 16 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.35%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.35%) Thin Client
13 12 (1.35%) User Experience
13 12 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.35%) Virtual Team
14 11 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (1.23%) Private Cloud
15 10 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 252 (28.28%) Windows
2 192 (21.55%) Linux
3 138 (15.49%) Windows Server
4 126 (14.14%) Unix
5 81 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (4.38%) Solaris
8 32 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (2.69%) CentOS
10 23 (2.58%) AIX
11 22 (2.47%) Windows 7
12 19 (2.13%) Windows 10
13 10 (1.12%) zOS
14 9 (1.01%) Android
15 7 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.67%) SUSE
17 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (29.41%) ITIL
2 214 (24.02%) Business Continuity
3 163 (18.29%) High Availability
4 130 (14.59%) Migration
5 102 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (10.55%) Service Management
7 92 (10.33%) DevOps
8 86 (9.65%) Performance Tuning
9 80 (8.98%) Change Management
10 76 (8.53%) Problem Management
11 74 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (8.31%) Project Management
12 73 (8.19%) Information Security
13 72 (8.08%) Capacity Planning
13 72 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 56 (6.29%) Configuration Management
14 56 (6.29%) Incident Management
14 56 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (5.95%) Risk Management
15 53 (5.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 135 (15.15%) SQL
2 94 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 47 (5.27%) Python
4 44 (4.94%) Java
5 43 (4.83%) Shell Script
6 37 (4.15%) Perl
7 25 (2.81%) Bash Shell
8 23 (2.58%) C#
9 18 (2.02%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.91%) Ruby
11 16 (1.80%) Scala
12 13 (1.46%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.35%) AWK
13 12 (1.35%) Korn
14 7 (0.79%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.67%) JCL
15 6 (0.67%) PHP
16 5 (0.56%) JavaScript
17 4 (0.45%) C
17 4 (0.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 54 (6.06%) Degree
2 52 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
4 40 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (3.93%) SC Cleared
6 32 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (3.25%) CCNP
8 24 (2.69%) CCNA
9 21 (2.36%) CISSP
10 15 (1.68%) CISM
10 15 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (1.68%) MCSE
11 14 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
12 13 (1.46%) RHCE
12 13 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.23%) OCP
14 10 (1.12%) CCA
14 10 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.95%) SLA
2 35 (3.93%) QA
3 26 (2.92%) GDPR
4 21 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.91%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.35%) ISO 22301
8 9 (1.01%) PMO
9 6 (0.67%) COBIT
10 5 (0.56%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.34%) EMIR
12 3 (0.34%) MiFID
13 2 (0.22%) HL7
13 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.22%) RMADS
13 2 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 144 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 109 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.38%) Docker
5 38 (4.26%) XenApp
6 31 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (3.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 29 (3.25%) vSphere
8 24 (2.69%) Firmware
9 22 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (2.36%) XenDesktop
11 16 (1.80%) NFS
12 14 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (1.46%) VMware Server
14 10 (1.12%) DFS Replication
14 10 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (1.01%) XenServer
16 7 (0.79%) GlusterFS
17 6 (0.67%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 45 (5.05%) Puppet
2 39 (4.38%) Ansible
3 35 (3.93%) SCCM
4 33 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (3.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 24 (2.69%) Kubernetes
7 17 (1.91%) OpenView
8 16 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.80%) SCOM
9 15 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
10 14 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (1.57%) NetBackup
11 12 (1.35%) Data Guard
11 12 (1.35%) Nagios
11 12 (1.35%) Prometheus
12 11 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 11 (1.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 10 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (1.12%) Oracle ZFS
14 9 (1.01%) Terraform
Vendors
1 198 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 182 (20.43%) VMware
3 120 (13.47%) Oracle
4 84 (9.43%) Cisco
5 69 (7.74%) Red Hat
6 61 (6.85%) Citrix
7 49 (5.50%) HP
8 41 (4.60%) NetApp
9 35 (3.93%) EMC
10 32 (3.59%) IBM
11 31 (3.48%) SAP
12 30 (3.37%) Veritas
13 28 (3.14%) Remedy
14 21 (2.36%) Dell
14 21 (2.36%) Veeam
15 19 (2.13%) ServiceNow
16 18 (2.02%) AppDynamics
17 16 (1.80%) CommVault
17 16 (1.80%) Informatica
17 16 (1.80%) SolarWinds