The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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 / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 99 101
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 17 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 1.23% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.48% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 23
Median daily rate £350 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £301 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £573 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -54.16% +45.45%  

Disaster Recovery is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1472 2161 2379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.83% 83.31% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1215 1311
Median daily rate £390 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% -1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Median hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.10% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Disaster Recovery as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in Scotland

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in Scotland

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in Scotland

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in Scotland

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 9 £425 +13.33%
Glasgow +1 3 £386 +43.72% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
1 18 (35.29%) VMware
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (29.41%) Oracle
3 15 (29.41%) Finance
4 14 (27.45%) Windows
4 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (25.49%) SQL
6 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 10 (19.61%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (19.61%) Citrix
7 10 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (19.61%) Sybase
7 10 (19.61%) SAP
7 10 (19.61%) SAP BW
7 10 (19.61%) SAP Basis
7 10 (19.61%) MaxDB
7 10 (19.61%) NWDI
7 10 (19.61%) SAP MII
7 10 (19.61%) SAP BPC
8 9 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (17.65%) vSphere
8 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 8 (15.69%) Veritas
9 8 (15.69%) Migration
9 8 (15.69%) NetBackup
9 8 (15.69%) Data Centre
10 7 (13.73%) Firewall
10 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
10 7 (13.73%) ITIL

Disaster Recovery
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.76%) IIS
3 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (19.61%) SAP BPC
1 10 (19.61%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Firewall
2 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.84%) DHCP
3 4 (7.84%) DNS
4 2 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.92%) WLAN
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) NAS
5 1 (1.96%) SAN
5 1 (1.96%) VoIP
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.61%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (19.61%) MaxDB
2 10 (19.61%) SAP BW
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) NWDI
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Law
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (17.65%) Administrator
1 9 (17.65%) SAP Administrator
1 9 (17.65%) SAP Basis Administrator
2 7 (13.73%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Data Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Data Centre Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) IT Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) DBA
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.88%) IT Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.69%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.76%) Clustering
3 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.80%) Replication
5 4 (7.84%) PKI
6 2 (3.92%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.92%) Unix
5 1 (1.96%) Android
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.96%) Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (15.69%) Migration
4 7 (13.73%) ITIL
5 6 (11.76%) Change Control
5 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (11.76%) Service Management
5 6 (11.76%) Time Management
6 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
6 5 (9.80%) Server Building
7 4 (7.84%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.84%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Security Management
7 4 (7.84%) Security Patching
7 4 (7.84%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 3 (5.88%) Change Management
8 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) MCSE
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) BC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) CISSP
4 2 (3.92%) CISM
5 1 (1.96%) CCNP
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) COBIT
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) vSphere
3 6 (11.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) XenApp
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (5.88%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (3.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.92%) SCOM
5 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.96%) Control-M
5 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.96%) MOM
5 1 (1.96%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.96%) SCCM
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.96%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) VMware
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (29.41%) Oracle
4 10 (19.61%) Citrix
4 10 (19.61%) SAP
4 10 (19.61%) Sybase
5 8 (15.69%) Veritas
6 5 (9.80%) HP
6 5 (9.80%) IBM
7 4 (7.84%) NetApp
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco
9 2 (3.92%) AppDynamics
9 2 (3.92%) BMC
9 2 (3.92%) Lotus
10 1 (1.96%) EMC
10 1 (1.96%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.96%) Lumension
10 1 (1.96%) Mitel
10 1 (1.96%) Unisys