Period
to 18 December 2018

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 6 months to 18 December 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 > Scotland
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 145 130
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15 +3
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 61 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 0.90% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.05% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 30
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £262
90th Percentile £511 £484 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Scotland median hourly rate - £13.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.52% +44.83%
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £28.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -18.83% +2.73% +44.74%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,564 4,300 3,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.87% 86.21% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,474 2,467 2,023
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.12% -2.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 95
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.38 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 6 months to 18 December 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
Edinburgh +17 38 £419 +11.67% 3
Glasgow -17 19 £398 +44.55% 4
Aberdeen +8 1 £450 +20.00%
Falkirk - 1 - -
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 24 (39.34%) SQL
1 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) Replication
2 19 (31.15%) Linux
3 17 (27.87%) Data Centre
4 15 (24.59%) Business Continuity
5 14 (22.95%) SAN
6 13 (21.31%) Finance
6 13 (21.31%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (19.67%) Kanban
7 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
7 12 (19.67%) Windows
8 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.39%) Oracle
8 10 (16.39%) Clustering
8 10 (16.39%) DevOps
9 9 (14.75%) Bash Shell
9 9 (14.75%) Migration
9 9 (14.75%) Middleware
10 8 (13.11%) Confluence
10 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (13.11%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (13.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
10 8 (13.11%) JIRA
11 7 (11.48%) Data Protection
11 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
11 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (11.48%) MariaDB
11 7 (11.48%) MySQL

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 8 (13.11%) Confluence
2 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) SAN
2 5 (8.20%) WAN
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (4.92%) LAN
4 3 (4.92%) Skype
4 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.28%) DHCP
5 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 2 (3.28%) Firewall
5 2 (3.28%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
5 2 (3.28%) Wireless
6 1 (1.64%) BGP
6 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.64%) Internet
6 1 (1.64%) SMS
6 1 (1.64%) SSL
6 1 (1.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) MariaDB
2 7 (11.48%) MySQL
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) Power BI
7 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) JIRA
2 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.64%) Hudson
6 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Advertising
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) DBA
2 6 (9.84%) Consultant
2 6 (9.84%) SQL DBA
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (6.56%) Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (6.56%) MySQL DBA
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (4.92%) Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Developer
5 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) IT Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Administrator
6 2 (3.28%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Network Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Programmer
6 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) Middleware
2 3 (4.92%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.64%) LDAP
4 1 (1.64%) XML
4 1 (1.64%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) Replication
2 17 (27.87%) Data Centre
3 10 (16.39%) Clustering
4 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.20%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (4.92%) PMI
6 2 (3.28%) CMDB
6 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.64%) iPhone
7 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
2 12 (19.67%) Windows
3 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Solaris
3 3 (4.92%) Unix
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) Business Continuity
3 13 (21.31%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (19.67%) Kanban
5 10 (16.39%) DevOps
6 9 (14.75%) Migration
7 8 (13.11%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (11.48%) Collaborative Working
8 7 (11.48%) Data Protection
9 6 (9.84%) Scrum
10 5 (8.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (8.20%) ITIL
10 5 (8.20%) Runbook
11 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
11 4 (6.56%) Decision-Making
11 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.56%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (6.56%) Service Design
11 4 (6.56%) Statistics
11 4 (6.56%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) Bash Shell
3 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.92%) VBA
6 2 (3.28%) Perl
6 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.28%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CCIE
3 2 (3.28%) CCNP
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.28%) MCDBA
3 2 (3.28%) MCITP
3 2 (3.28%) MCTS
4 1 (1.64%) CCA
4 1 (1.64%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) GDPR
1 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (4.92%) XenApp
3 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.28%) XenServer
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Ansible
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.28%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.64%) Malwarebytes
3 1 (1.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) Terraform
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) Cisco
3 5 (8.20%) Citrix
4 2 (3.28%) Charles River
4 2 (3.28%) IBM
4 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) Apple
5 1 (1.64%) Avaya
5 1 (1.64%) Brocade
5 1 (1.64%) Dell
5 1 (1.64%) F5
5 1 (1.64%) Mitel
5 1 (1.64%) NetApp
5 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.64%) Pega
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter