The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 186 162
Rank change year-on-year -6 -24  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 56 93 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 1.05% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.29% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 67 50
Median daily rate £400 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £337 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £47.14 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £43.28 £27.25
% change year-on-year -17.97% +58.82%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the South East

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the South East

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the South East

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
West Sussex +18 14 £338 -7.53% 1
Berkshire +19 12 £550 +22.22% 9
Hampshire +9 10 £325 -29.72% 9
Surrey -14 8 £386 -3.43% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 6 £400 +14.28% 1
Oxfordshire -11 5 £450 +12.50% 3
Kent -3 1 - - 1
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 37 (30.58%) Oracle
1 37 (30.58%) Linux
2 36 (29.75%) ITIL
3 33 (27.27%) Business Continuity
4 32 (26.45%) High Availability
5 31 (25.62%) SAN
6 30 (24.79%) Unix
7 29 (23.97%) Project Management
8 27 (22.31%) Windows
9 25 (20.66%) Finance
10 24 (19.83%) Firewall
10 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
11 23 (19.01%) Red Hat
11 23 (19.01%) Solaris
11 23 (19.01%) SQL Server
11 23 (19.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (18.18%) Data Centre
13 19 (15.70%) VMware
14 18 (14.88%) Brocade
15 17 (14.05%) NAS
15 17 (14.05%) Change Management
16 15 (12.40%) Service Management
16 15 (12.40%) Management Information System
16 15 (12.40%) NetApp
16 15 (12.40%) Cisco
16 15 (12.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (11.57%) DB2
17 14 (11.57%) Perl
17 14 (11.57%) Sun

Disaster Recovery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (7.44%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.79%) IIS
3 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.31%) Confluence
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (3.31%) SAS
5 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.48%) FileNet
5 3 (2.48%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.48%) LiveCycle
5 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.65%) JBoss
6 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.83%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (2.48%) Staffware
2 1 (0.83%) Maximo
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.65%) Office 365
4 2 (1.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.62%) SAN
2 24 (19.83%) Firewall
3 17 (14.05%) NAS
4 13 (10.74%) LAN
4 13 (10.74%) WAN
5 12 (9.92%) Network Security
6 11 (9.09%) FTP
6 11 (9.09%) SSH
7 9 (7.44%) VPN
8 8 (6.61%) BGP
8 8 (6.61%) iSCSI
9 7 (5.79%) MPLS
9 7 (5.79%) VoIP
10 5 (4.13%) DNS
10 5 (4.13%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (4.13%) IPsec
10 5 (4.13%) LDAP
10 5 (4.13%) LTE
10 5 (4.13%) OSPF
10 5 (4.13%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.57%) DB2
3 10 (8.26%) RDBMS
3 10 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.31%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.31%) Power BI
8 3 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.48%) MS Access
9 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.65%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.96%) JIRA
3 5 (4.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.48%) ERwin
4 3 (2.48%) SonarQube
4 3 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.83%) MSI
5 1 (0.83%) Selenium
5 1 (0.83%) Subversion
5 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.83%) Administrator
2 18 (14.88%) Architect
3 16 (13.22%) Unix Administrator
4 11 (9.09%) Consultant
4 11 (9.09%) DBA
4 11 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.26%) SQL DBA
5 10 (8.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 10 (8.26%) Storage Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) SAN Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) SAN Storage Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) Solaris Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.96%) Senior DBA
7 6 (4.96%) Senior SQL DBA
7 6 (4.96%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 6 (4.96%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.13%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.61%) Web Services
2 6 (4.96%) SAP Basis
3 4 (3.31%) REST
3 4 (3.31%) SOAP
3 4 (3.31%) WSDL
3 4 (3.31%) XML
3 4 (3.31%) XML Messaging
3 4 (3.31%) XSD
4 3 (2.48%) Flash
5 2 (1.65%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.83%) .NET
6 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.83%) Celery
6 1 (0.83%) CSS
6 1 (0.83%) Django
6 1 (0.83%) HTML
6 1 (0.83%) jQuery
6 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.83%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.40%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.92%) Replication
4 11 (9.09%) Clustering
5 10 (8.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (5.79%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.13%) CESG
8 4 (3.31%) EMC VNX
9 3 (2.48%) CMDB
10 2 (1.65%) User Experience
10 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.83%) IPTV
11 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.83%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (30.58%) Linux
2 30 (24.79%) Unix
3 27 (22.31%) Windows
4 23 (19.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (19.01%) Solaris
5 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.96%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.31%) AIX
8 4 (3.31%) HPUX
9 3 (2.48%) CentOS
9 3 (2.48%) zOS
10 2 (1.65%) SUSE
11 1 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.75%) ITIL
2 33 (27.27%) Business Continuity
3 32 (26.45%) High Availability
4 29 (23.97%) Project Management
5 17 (14.05%) Change Management
6 15 (12.40%) Service Management
7 13 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (9.09%) Change Control
8 11 (9.09%) Information Security
8 11 (9.09%) IT Strategy
9 10 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (8.26%) Capacity Management
9 10 (8.26%) Load Balancing
10 9 (7.44%) Data Protection
10 9 (7.44%) Network Design
10 9 (7.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.44%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (6.61%) Data Security
11 8 (6.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) Perl
2 9 (7.44%) SQL
3 7 (5.79%) Korn
4 6 (4.96%) VB
5 5 (4.13%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.48%) AWK
7 3 (2.48%) Bourne shell
7 3 (2.48%) Python
8 2 (1.65%) C#
8 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (9.92%) Degree
3 9 (7.44%) CCNA
4 7 (5.79%) MCDBA
5 6 (4.96%) CCIE
5 6 (4.96%) CISSP
5 6 (4.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (4.13%) CCNP
6 5 (4.13%) MCSE
7 4 (3.31%) RHCE
7 4 (3.31%) RHCSA
7 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.48%) APMG
8 3 (2.48%) Master's Degree
8 3 (2.48%) MCITP
8 3 (2.48%) OCA
8 3 (2.48%) OCP
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) PMO
2 5 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.13%) SLA
3 4 (3.31%) ISO 22301
3 4 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.48%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.65%) QA
6 1 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.83%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.83%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (12.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
3 13 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.44%) NFS
4 9 (7.44%) Veritas File System
4 9 (7.44%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.31%) vSphere
7 3 (2.48%) GlusterFS
7 3 (2.48%) XenServer
8 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (10.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 11 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 10 (8.26%) Nagios
4 8 (6.61%) EMC Navisphere
5 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (2.48%) Puppet
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.48%) WSUS
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.65%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.65%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.83%) Ansible
9 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (30.58%) Oracle
2 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 23 (19.01%) Red Hat
4 19 (15.70%) VMware
5 18 (14.88%) Brocade
6 15 (12.40%) Cisco
6 15 (12.40%) NetApp
7 14 (11.57%) Sun
8 13 (10.74%) HP
8 13 (10.74%) Veritas
9 9 (7.44%) EMC
9 9 (7.44%) SAP
10 7 (5.79%) F5
11 5 (4.13%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.13%) Informatica
12 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.31%) Citrix
12 4 (3.31%) Cognos
12 4 (3.31%) Symantec
12 4 (3.31%) Teradata