Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 257 279 330
Rank change year-on-year +22 +51 -19
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 803 898 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 0.95% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.09% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 611 504
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £594 £638 £562
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 21 23
England median hourly rate £26.16 £22.93 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -13.47% -3.64%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.50 £14.30
90th Percentile £82.50 £43.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.93 £23.08
% change year-on-year +3.58% -0.63% -16.09%

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 66,594 82,431 81,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 86.93% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,152 55,209 54,422
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,033 2,119 1,928
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.44 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.80 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 +39 263 £500 +5.26% 73
South East +42 225 £450 +9.38% 64
North of England +42 153 £450 +12.50% 62
North West +34 98 £450 +5.88% 31
Midlands +27 58 £400 - 43
East of England +6 49 £425 +6.25% 23
South West -35 48 £440 +15.79% 28
West Midlands +32 44 £403 +0.63% 20
Yorkshire +18 44 £425 +13.33% 25
East Midlands +13 13 £363 -9.38% 23
North East +9 12 £350 -20.00% 6
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 265 (33.00%) Windows
2 232 (28.89%) Azure
3 222 (27.65%) Microsoft
4 178 (22.17%) Active Directory
4 178 (22.17%) SQL
5 174 (21.67%) Firewall
6 171 (21.30%) High Availability
7 170 (21.17%) PowerShell
8 169 (21.05%) Migration
9 158 (19.68%) Security Cleared
10 149 (18.56%) VMware
11 141 (17.56%) Business Continuity
12 140 (17.43%) Linux
13 124 (15.44%) Windows Server
14 117 (14.57%) Finance
15 110 (13.70%) ITIL
15 110 (13.70%) Oracle
15 110 (13.70%) DNS
16 108 (13.45%) SAN
16 108 (13.45%) AWS
16 108 (13.45%) DevOps
17 107 (13.33%) Office 365
18 106 (13.20%) Cisco
19 103 (12.83%) SQL Server
20 98 (12.20%) Data Centre
20 98 (12.20%) SC Cleared
21 96 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
22 95 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
23 91 (11.33%) Replication
24 87 (10.83%) Information Security

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 33 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 18 (2.24%) Apache
5 15 (1.87%) IIS
6 13 (1.62%) JBoss
7 12 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.37%) Confluence
9 10 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.87%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.50%) CMS
12 4 (0.50%) Documentum
12 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.62%) Aligne
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.37%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.12%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.12%) iTrent
5 1 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 232 (28.89%) Azure
2 108 (13.45%) AWS
3 107 (13.33%) Office 365
4 70 (8.72%) IaaS
4 70 (8.72%) PaaS
5 47 (5.85%) SaaS
6 39 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (4.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 31 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (2.74%) GitHub
10 19 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (2.24%) GCP
12 15 (1.87%) OpenShift
12 15 (1.87%) Power Platform
13 11 (1.37%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.25%) CloudFront
14 10 (1.25%) Datadog
15 8 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
15 8 (1.00%) AWS CodePipeline
15 8 (1.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 174 (21.67%) Firewall
2 110 (13.70%) DNS
3 108 (13.45%) SAN
4 87 (10.83%) VPN
5 80 (9.96%) WAN
6 73 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 71 (8.84%) LAN
8 55 (6.85%) NAS
9 52 (6.48%) Internet
10 50 (6.23%) Reverse Proxy
11 47 (5.85%) DHCP
12 38 (4.73%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (4.36%) Network Security
14 21 (2.62%) Skype
14 21 (2.62%) VLAN
15 20 (2.49%) Wireless
16 19 (2.37%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (2.24%) iSCSI
17 18 (2.24%) VoIP
18 17 (2.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 32 (3.99%) MySQL
4 31 (3.86%) Big Data
5 27 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 25 (3.11%) MongoDB
7 23 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (1.87%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.74%) Power BI
12 13 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (1.49%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.25%) DB2
14 10 (1.25%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (3.24%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.86%) JIRA
3 17 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.62%) Vagrant
6 9 (1.12%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.87%) GitLab
9 5 (0.62%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.62%) Gradle
9 5 (0.62%) Maven
9 5 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.50%) Subversion
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.25%) Ant
12 2 (0.25%) git-flow
12 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
General
1 117 (14.57%) Finance
2 41 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.98%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.11%) Banking
5 20 (2.49%) Retail
6 17 (2.12%) Legal
7 10 (1.25%) Billing
7 10 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.25%) Local Government
8 8 (1.00%) Law
8 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.00%) Police
9 6 (0.75%) Marketing
10 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.62%) Publishing
11 4 (0.50%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Electronics
12 3 (0.37%) Front Office
13 2 (0.25%) International Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (14.20%) Architect
2 73 (9.09%) Analyst
3 70 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (8.47%) DBA
5 67 (8.34%) Administrator
6 57 (7.10%) Azure Engineer
7 43 (5.35%) Consultant
8 40 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (4.23%) Network Engineer
10 33 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 33 (4.11%) SQL DBA
11 31 (3.86%) Project Manager
12 27 (3.36%) Oracle DBA
13 25 (3.11%) Azure Architect
13 25 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.74%) Developer
15 22 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
16 20 (2.49%) Cloud Architect
16 20 (2.49%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.60%) Web Services
2 36 (4.48%) .NET
3 28 (3.49%) Middleware
4 18 (2.24%) JSON
5 16 (1.99%) LDAP
6 11 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (1.25%) .NET Core
7 10 (1.25%) XML
8 9 (1.12%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.00%) Node.js
10 7 (0.87%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.75%) 802.1X
11 6 (0.75%) J2EE
11 6 (0.75%) Java EE
11 6 (0.75%) Kafka
12 5 (0.62%) ADSI
12 5 (0.62%) HTML
12 5 (0.62%) REST
13 4 (0.50%) SOAP
14 3 (0.37%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 91 (11.33%) Replication
3 65 (8.09%) Management Information System
4 58 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (5.73%) Clustering
6 40 (4.98%) Public Cloud
7 32 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (2.99%) PKI
10 23 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.62%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.25%) Fat Client
14 10 (1.25%) Thin Client
15 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Licensing
15 9 (1.12%) NHS
16 8 (1.00%) Blackberry
16 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
16 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 265 (33.00%) Windows
2 140 (17.43%) Linux
3 124 (15.44%) Windows Server
4 64 (7.97%) Unix
5 52 (6.48%) Windows 10
6 47 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (5.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.87%) CentOS
9 15 (1.87%) Solaris
10 12 (1.49%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.37%) AIX
12 10 (1.25%) VMS
13 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.50%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.25%) HPUX
16 1 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (21.30%) High Availability
2 169 (21.05%) Migration
3 141 (17.56%) Business Continuity
4 110 (13.70%) ITIL
5 108 (13.45%) DevOps
6 95 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
7 87 (10.83%) Information Security
8 82 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 72 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
11 64 (7.97%) Configuration Management
12 62 (7.72%) Project Management
13 52 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 51 (6.35%) Infrastructure as Code
14 51 (6.35%) SOA
15 48 (5.98%) Change Management
16 47 (5.85%) Capacity Planning
17 45 (5.60%) Project Delivery
18 44 (5.48%) Analytics
19 42 (5.23%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (22.17%) SQL
2 170 (21.17%) PowerShell
3 56 (6.97%) Python
4 36 (4.48%) Bash Shell
5 35 (4.36%) Shell Script
6 27 (3.36%) C#
7 25 (3.11%) Java
8 21 (2.62%) Ruby
9 20 (2.49%) VB
10 15 (1.87%) Go
10 15 (1.87%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.62%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.49%) C
13 10 (1.25%) Perl
13 10 (1.25%) VBA
13 10 (1.25%) VBScript
14 9 (1.12%) JavaScript
15 6 (0.75%) Scala
16 5 (0.62%) XPath
17 3 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 158 (19.68%) Security Cleared
2 98 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 74 (9.22%) Degree
4 47 (5.85%) DV Cleared
5 45 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (3.49%) CCNA
8 23 (2.86%) CCNP
8 23 (2.86%) MCSE
9 22 (2.74%) MCSA
10 19 (2.37%) ISEB
11 17 (2.12%) ISTQB
12 13 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.25%) CCA
13 10 (1.25%) CISSP
14 9 (1.12%) CISM
15 8 (1.00%) CCIE
16 7 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.36%) QA
2 31 (3.86%) SLA
3 30 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.12%) GDPR
5 9 (1.12%) NCSC
6 8 (1.00%) PMO
6 8 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.75%) NIST
8 5 (0.62%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.25%) RMADS
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
10 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 178 (22.17%) Active Directory
2 96 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.35%) Docker
4 33 (4.11%) vSphere
5 23 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.74%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (2.49%) XenDesktop
8 19 (2.37%) XenApp
9 16 (1.99%) Firmware
10 14 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.00%) NFS
11 8 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.87%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (6.97%) SCCM
2 49 (6.10%) Single Sign-On
3 48 (5.98%) Puppet
4 43 (5.35%) Ansible
5 42 (5.23%) Terraform
6 28 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (3.36%) FortiGate
8 26 (3.24%) Kubernetes
9 20 (2.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 16 (1.99%) NetBackup
11 13 (1.62%) Consul
11 13 (1.62%) Packer
12 12 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (1.37%) SCOM
14 9 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (1.12%) vCenter Server
14 9 (1.12%) WSUS
15 7 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 222 (27.65%) Microsoft
2 149 (18.56%) VMware
3 110 (13.70%) Oracle
4 106 (13.20%) Cisco
5 45 (5.60%) HP
6 43 (5.35%) Citrix
7 34 (4.23%) NetApp
7 34 (4.23%) Red Hat
8 24 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 23 (2.86%) Dell
9 23 (2.86%) Palo Alto
10 22 (2.74%) McAfee
11 21 (2.62%) IBM
11 21 (2.62%) Veritas
12 19 (2.37%) EMC
13 16 (1.99%) SAP
13 16 (1.99%) SolarWinds
13 16 (1.99%) Splunk
14 15 (1.87%) Workday
15 14 (1.74%) F5