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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 123 99
Rank change year-on-year +16 -24  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 10 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.95% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.11% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 17
Median daily rate £275 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £158 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £386 £369
% change year-on-year -2.91% +4.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.28 £28.00
% change year-on-year +9.75% +54.57%  

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 1815 2515 2405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.35% 85.49% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3457 5158 3899
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £233 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £501 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 148 219
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +20.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.25 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 June 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
Glasgow -6 6 £275 -31.25% 1
Edinburgh +11 3 - - 2
Disaster Recovery
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
4 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
5 8 (29.63%) Service Management
6 7 (25.93%) EMC
6 7 (25.93%) Citrix
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) NetApp
6 7 (25.93%) Security Patching
6 7 (25.93%) vSphere
6 7 (25.93%) XenApp
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 6 (22.22%) Windows
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) Migration
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) IBM
9 4 (14.81%) Law
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
9 4 (14.81%) Banking
10 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Degree
10 3 (11.11%) High Availability
10 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BPC
1 1 (3.70%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) MaxDB
2 1 (3.70%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) NWDI
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Data Centre Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) AIX
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (29.63%) Service Management
4 7 (25.93%) Security Patching
5 5 (18.52%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
7 3 (11.11%) High Availability
7 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Break/Fix
8 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
8 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.41%) Change Management
8 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.41%) Data Security
8 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
8 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.41%) Programme Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
2 2 (7.41%) PHP
2 2 (7.41%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CISSP
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) COBIT
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) vSphere
2 7 (25.93%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) RHEV
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Control-M
1 2 (7.41%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
1 2 (7.41%) Rundeck
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
2 7 (25.93%) EMC
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) NetApp
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) IBM
5 3 (11.11%) CommVault
6 2 (7.41%) Lotus
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) Informatica
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) Sybase