Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 119 139
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20 -7
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 42 53 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 1.42% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.70% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 32
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £295 £225 £224
90th Percentile £484 £450 £524
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £29.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.76% +56.58% -
10th Percentile £14.45 £18.98 £17.00
90th Percentile £21.40 £41.48 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.89% +6.00%

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 4,054 3,116 4,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.86% 83.72% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,386 1,838 2,401
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £255 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 75 64
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% -40.00% +43.23%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.40 £46.70
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -36 25 £375 +7.14% 2
Glasgow -8 10 £369 -3.28% 6
Aberdeen +3 3 £375 +27.12%
Stirling - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £400 -
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Data Centre
3 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 14 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 12 (28.57%) Windows
6 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 8 (19.05%) Linux
7 8 (19.05%) Project Management
7 8 (19.05%) Power Management
8 7 (16.67%) LAN
9 6 (14.29%) DNS
9 6 (14.29%) ITIL
9 6 (14.29%) Replication
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
10 5 (11.90%) Degree
10 5 (11.90%) SCCM
10 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
10 5 (11.90%) High Availability
10 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.90%) Firewall
10 5 (11.90%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.90%) SLA
10 5 (11.90%) Internal Audit
11 4 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (9.52%) IIS
11 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (9.52%) WAN

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 4 (9.52%) IIS
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.38%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP BPC
1 2 (4.76%) SAP MII
2 1 (2.38%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) LAN
2 6 (14.29%) DNS
3 5 (11.90%) Firewall
4 4 (9.52%) WAN
5 3 (7.14%) SAN
6 2 (4.76%) DHCP
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.38%) HTTP
7 1 (2.38%) MPLS
7 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.76%) MaxDB
3 2 (4.76%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) NWDI
2 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Server Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) SAP Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) JSON
1 2 (4.76%) RESTful
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Basis
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
1 2 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Backbone.js
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) CSS3
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) HTML5
2 1 (2.38%) Java EE
2 1 (2.38%) jQuery
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.38%) RequireJS
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.29%) Replication
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) IBM XIV
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) BYOD
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) iPad
5 1 (2.38%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.76%) AIX
4 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Solaris
4 2 (4.76%) SUSE
4 2 (4.76%) Unix
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) SmartOS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 8 (19.05%) Power Management
2 8 (19.05%) Project Management
3 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (11.90%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) High Availability
4 5 (11.90%) Internal Audit
4 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
6 3 (7.14%) Data Management
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) Ruby
2 2 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.76%) HND
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CISSP
4 1 (2.38%) CLAS
4 1 (2.38%) HP ASE
4 1 (2.38%) IISP
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.38%) GCP
3 1 (2.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) Firmware
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.38%) Docker
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.38%) Control-M
3 1 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) MOM
3 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) VMware
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Brocade
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Sybase
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) BMC
5 1 (2.38%) Charles River
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Intel
5 1 (2.38%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.38%) Lotus
5 1 (2.38%) Mitel
5 1 (2.38%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.38%) Unisys