Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 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 > Scotland
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 175 130
Rank change year-on-year +55 -45 +16
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 54 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.26% 0.60% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.70% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 23
Scotland median daily rate £408 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £359 £296 £225
90th Percentile £653 £484 £438
UK median daily rate £470 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +8.05% +8.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £13.75 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.05% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £31.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -45.60% +42.05% -21.43%

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 3,669 4,438 3,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.33% 86.14% 85.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,079 2,691 1,809
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £260 £261 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 71 68
Scotland median hourly rate £23.06 £20.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.31% -12.09% -36.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £11.29
90th Percentile £44.50 £61.25 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 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
Glasgow +26 28 £408 +10.51% 1
Edinburgh +22 16 £381 +1.67% 1
Renfrewshire +40 8 £520 +30.00%
Highlands - 1 £500 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
1 19 (35.19%) SLA
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 14 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (20.37%) High Availability
7 10 (18.52%) Office 365
7 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (18.52%) Finance
7 10 (18.52%) Replication
7 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
7 10 (18.52%) DHCP
7 10 (18.52%) DNS
7 10 (18.52%) SQL
8 9 (16.67%) Migration
8 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
9 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (14.81%) Banking
9 8 (14.81%) InfoPath
9 8 (14.81%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008

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 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (14.81%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (7.41%) Confluence
4 3 (5.56%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.85%) Site Server
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) InfoPath
1 8 (14.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.52%) Office 365
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) DHCP
1 10 (18.52%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
3 6 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) MariaDB
4 4 (7.41%) MySQL
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.85%) Power BI
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Hudson
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) DBA
2 9 (16.67%) Architect
2 9 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 5 (9.26%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) SharePoint Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) IT Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Lead Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Chief Information Officer
7 3 (5.56%) Chief Information Security Officer
7 3 (5.56%) CIO
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) CSS
1 8 (14.81%) jQuery
1 8 (14.81%) XML
1 8 (14.81%) XSLT
2 7 (12.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Replication
2 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.81%) CMDB
4 4 (7.41%) Clustering
5 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 15 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (20.37%) High Availability
3 9 (16.67%) Migration
4 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.96%) Data Protection
5 7 (12.96%) ITIL
5 7 (12.96%) Records Management
5 7 (12.96%) Web Development
5 7 (12.96%) Workflow
6 6 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 6 (11.11%) IT Strategy
7 5 (9.26%) Break/Fix
7 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.26%) Product Management
8 4 (7.41%) Database Tuning
8 4 (7.41%) Information Security
8 4 (7.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.52%) SQL
3 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (14.81%) MCSE
4 7 (12.96%) Degree
5 6 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) CISA
7 3 (5.56%) CISM
7 3 (5.56%) CISSP
7 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) MCDBA
8 2 (3.70%) MCITP
8 2 (3.70%) MCTS
9 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.85%) MCSA
9 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.19%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) COBIT
2 3 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.56%) NIST 800
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Ansible
1 1 (1.85%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) Nintex
3 7 (12.96%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) EMC
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.85%) Twitter