Period
to 2 December 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 December 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 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 291 293 268
Rank change year-on-year +2 -25 +20
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 645 266 759
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.85% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.98% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 159 469
10th Percentile £319 £247 £284
25th Percentile £413 £350 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.56% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £620 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 36
10th Percentile £17.04 £16.10 £17.81
25th Percentile £21.25 £16.25 £20.12
Median hourly rate £25.25 £22.75 £29.47
Median % change year-on-year +10.99% -22.80% +28.52%
75th Percentile £43.21 £24.81 £82.50
90th Percentile £64.09 £44.80 "
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £22.75 £29.47
% change year-on-year +20.88% -22.80% +28.52%

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 63,666 27,173 64,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.20% 86.93% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,064 18,745 43,544
10th Percentile £321 £300 £300
25th Percentile £416 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £673 £650
UK median daily rate £523 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,565 872 1,859
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.78 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate £24.50 £27.00 £21.56
Median % change year-on-year -9.26% +25.23% +7.80%
75th Percentile £49.25 £46.75 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.41% +22.73% +10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -42 312 £525 +16.67% 102
North of England -12 112 £495 -5.71% 80
North West -19 63 £464 -11.71% 27
Midlands -42 52 £438 +4.17% 34
South East -89 46 £538 +32.72% 48
South West -19 38 £475 -15.93% 18
Yorkshire -29 36 £450 -20.00% 35
West Midlands -58 31 £450 +7.14% 17
East of England -40 26 £650 +28.08% 24
East Midlands -27 18 £425 +12.96% 17
North East - 13 £550 - 18
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 176 (27.29%) Windows
2 169 (26.20%) Social Skills
3 166 (25.74%) Microsoft
4 160 (24.81%) Azure
5 147 (22.79%) Finance
6 140 (21.71%) High Availability
7 135 (20.93%) Business Continuity
8 133 (20.62%) Migration
9 131 (20.31%) Active Directory
10 129 (20.00%) DevOps
11 128 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
12 125 (19.38%) Linux
13 123 (19.07%) AWS
14 121 (18.76%) SQL
15 112 (17.36%) VMware
16 110 (17.05%) Data Centre
17 109 (16.90%) Oracle
18 103 (15.97%) SQL Server
19 102 (15.81%) ITIL
20 97 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
21 94 (14.57%) Python
22 84 (13.02%) Banking
23 81 (12.56%) Windows Server
24 79 (12.25%) PowerShell
25 78 (12.09%) Firewall
26 77 (11.94%) IaaS
27 74 (11.47%) WAN
28 71 (11.01%) PaaS
29 69 (10.70%) Cisco
30 67 (10.39%) Microsoft 365

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 39 (6.05%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.88%) Confluence
3 19 (2.95%) IIS
4 17 (2.64%) JBoss
5 16 (2.48%) Apache
6 12 (1.86%) NetWeaver
7 11 (1.71%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.40%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.24%) nginx
10 7 (1.09%) CICS
10 7 (1.09%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.09%) SAS
11 6 (0.93%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.62%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.62%) CMS
13 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.86%) Cloudability
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.31%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 160 (24.81%) Azure
2 123 (19.07%) AWS
3 77 (11.94%) IaaS
4 71 (11.01%) PaaS
5 67 (10.39%) Microsoft 365
6 55 (8.53%) SaaS
7 36 (5.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (5.27%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (4.50%) GitHub
10 27 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 27 (4.19%) Serverless
11 26 (4.03%) GCP
12 22 (3.41%) Amazon EKS
12 22 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
13 21 (3.26%) AWS CodePipeline
14 20 (3.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 18 (2.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 15 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
17 14 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 13 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (12.09%) Firewall
2 74 (11.47%) WAN
3 62 (9.61%) DNS
3 62 (9.61%) LAN
4 45 (6.98%) Network Security
5 40 (6.20%) DHCP
6 27 (4.19%) VPN
7 26 (4.03%) TCP/IP
8 25 (3.88%) Internet
9 23 (3.57%) VoIP
10 22 (3.41%) Kerberos
10 22 (3.41%) SAN
11 20 (3.10%) SD-WAN
12 19 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (2.79%) MPLS
14 17 (2.64%) Radio Access Network
15 16 (2.48%) Skype
15 16 (2.48%) Wireless
16 10 (1.55%) PBX
17 9 (1.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.37%) Oracle Database
3 32 (4.96%) MySQL
4 25 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 24 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.26%) DB2
8 19 (2.95%) Data Lake
8 19 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (2.79%) Oracle Database 12c
10 16 (2.48%) Big Data
10 16 (2.48%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.48%) NoSQL
11 13 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (2.02%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.86%) SAP HANA
13 11 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (1.71%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (5.43%) JIRA
2 26 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.26%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.33%) Subversion
4 15 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 14 (2.17%) Bitbucket
5 14 (2.17%) GitLab
6 12 (1.86%) Terragrunt
7 10 (1.55%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.09%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.93%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.78%) JMeter
11 3 (0.47%) Appium
11 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.47%) Postman
11 3 (0.47%) Serena SBM
12 2 (0.31%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.31%) Cypress.io
12 2 (0.31%) Locust
12 2 (0.31%) NeoLoad
General
1 169 (26.20%) Social Skills
2 147 (22.79%) Finance
3 84 (13.02%) Banking
4 52 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.19%) Public Sector
6 23 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.33%) Documentation Skills
8 13 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
8 13 (2.02%) Retail
9 11 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (1.09%) Law
12 6 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.93%) Legal
13 4 (0.62%) Back Office
13 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.62%) Front Office
13 4 (0.62%) International Banking
14 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 132 (20.47%) Architect
2 66 (10.23%) Solutions Architect
3 49 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (7.13%) Consultant
5 42 (6.51%) Administrator
6 39 (6.05%) DBA
7 38 (5.89%) Analyst
8 35 (5.43%) Developer
9 28 (4.34%) Network Engineer
10 23 (3.57%) AWS Architect
11 22 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 20 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery Manager
12 20 (3.10%) Oracle DBA
13 19 (2.95%) C# Developer
13 19 (2.95%) IT Manager
14 18 (2.79%) Technical Architect
14 18 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
15 17 (2.64%) Azure Architect
15 17 (2.64%) OSS Architect
15 17 (2.64%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.68%) .NET
2 30 (4.65%) Middleware
3 29 (4.50%) JSON
4 27 (4.19%) .NET Framework
5 26 (4.03%) LDAP
6 18 (2.79%) REST
7 16 (2.48%) XML
8 15 (2.33%) Web Services
9 12 (1.86%) SAP Basis
10 10 (1.55%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (1.24%) .NET Core
11 8 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (1.24%) Node.js
11 8 (1.24%) WinForms
12 7 (1.09%) WPF
13 5 (0.78%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.78%) React
13 5 (0.78%) WSDL
13 5 (0.78%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (17.05%) Data Centre
2 45 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 41 (6.36%) Replication
4 35 (5.43%) Clustering
5 30 (4.65%) PKI
6 26 (4.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (3.57%) Public Cloud
8 21 (3.26%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (2.48%) Mainframe
10 15 (2.33%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.93%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.93%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.93%) User Experience
15 5 (0.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 176 (27.29%) Windows
2 125 (19.38%) Linux
3 81 (12.56%) Windows Server
4 59 (9.15%) Unix
5 28 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (3.26%) AIX
7 19 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.79%) Windows XP
9 16 (2.48%) Solaris
9 16 (2.48%) Windows 10
10 14 (2.17%) CentOS
10 14 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (2.02%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.40%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.40%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.24%) Android
13 8 (1.24%) zOS
14 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (21.71%) High Availability
2 135 (20.93%) Business Continuity
3 133 (20.62%) Migration
4 129 (20.00%) DevOps
5 128 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (15.81%) ITIL
7 97 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
8 67 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 54 (8.37%) Performance Tuning
10 53 (8.22%) Storage Management
11 50 (7.75%) Analytics
12 47 (7.29%) Change Management
13 46 (7.13%) Project Delivery
14 45 (6.98%) Service Management
15 42 (6.51%) Software Engineering
15 42 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (6.36%) Decision-Making
16 41 (6.36%) Load Balancing
17 40 (6.20%) Data Protection
17 40 (6.20%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 121 (18.76%) SQL
2 94 (14.57%) Python
3 79 (12.25%) PowerShell
4 57 (8.84%) C#
5 35 (5.43%) Java
6 32 (4.96%) VBA
7 28 (4.34%) PL/SQL
7 28 (4.34%) T-SQL
8 27 (4.19%) VB
9 25 (3.88%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.79%) VB.NET
11 16 (2.48%) Perl
11 16 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.17%) Scala
13 9 (1.40%) Ruby
14 8 (1.24%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.78%) Search Processing Language
16 4 (0.62%) C
17 3 (0.47%) JCL
17 3 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 58 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (4.96%) Degree
5 24 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.26%) CCNA
6 21 (3.26%) MCSE
7 13 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.86%) CCNP
9 11 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.71%) MCSA
10 10 (1.55%) CISSP
10 10 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.40%) MCITP
11 9 (1.40%) MCTS
12 6 (0.93%) OCP
12 6 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.36%) QA
2 37 (5.74%) GDPR
3 21 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 21 (3.26%) SLA
4 17 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (2.33%) ISO 22301
6 14 (2.17%) COBIT
7 10 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (1.40%) Data Quality
9 7 (1.09%) Accessibility
9 7 (1.09%) GRC
10 6 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.78%) NIST
11 5 (0.78%) PMO
12 4 (0.62%) ISO 31000
13 3 (0.47%) FedRAMP
13 3 (0.47%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 131 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 62 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (7.13%) Docker
4 26 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
6 21 (3.26%) Hyper-V
7 17 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.93%) NFS
9 6 (0.93%) vSphere
9 6 (0.93%) XenApp
10 5 (0.78%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.47%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.47%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.31%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 51 (7.91%) Ansible
2 47 (7.29%) Terraform
3 46 (7.13%) Kubernetes
4 42 (6.51%) SCCM
5 29 (4.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 23 (3.57%) Puppet
7 20 (3.10%) Data Guard
7 20 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (1.86%) Tivoli
10 12 (1.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (1.71%) Control-M
12 10 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (1.55%) QRadar
13 9 (1.40%) SCOM
13 9 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (1.09%) Netcool
14 7 (1.09%) Opsgenie
15 6 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 166 (25.74%) Microsoft
2 112 (17.36%) VMware
3 109 (16.90%) Oracle
4 69 (10.70%) Cisco
5 44 (6.82%) Red Hat
6 37 (5.74%) Splunk
7 35 (5.43%) IBM
8 34 (5.27%) Citrix
9 23 (3.57%) ServiceNow
10 22 (3.41%) EMC
11 19 (2.95%) Google
11 19 (2.95%) SAP
12 17 (2.64%) CyberArk
12 17 (2.64%) HP
13 15 (2.33%) Meraki
14 13 (2.02%) BMC
14 13 (2.02%) Dell
14 13 (2.02%) Informatica
15 12 (1.86%) Databricks
15 12 (1.86%) Juniper