Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 January 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 284 256
Rank change year-on-year -9 -28 -12
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 883 835 1,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.88% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.05% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 571 599
UK median daily rate £409 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% - -0.31%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 34
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +13.68% -5.00%
10th Percentile £16.67 £18.76 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.02 £54.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.09% +9.00% +14.16%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
England +6 802 £420 +0.90% 304
UK excluding London +27 541 £400 +10.34% 223
London -32 328 £450 -7.46% 92
South East +22 181 £413 -2.94% 56
North of England +10 110 £425 +21.43% 68
Midlands +20 102 £340 -2.86% 46
West Midlands +10 53 £400 - 31
East of England -11 53 £400 - 26
Yorkshire +27 49 £475 +35.71% 24
East Midlands +19 49 £315 +57.50% 15
North West -25 46 £425 +15.65% 38
Scotland -26 43 £375 +7.14% 9
Wales +20 29 £350 -6.67% 2
South West +4 26 £473 +42.64% 16
North East +31 15 £400 +14.29% 6
Northern Ireland -28 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 289 (32.73%) Windows
2 233 (26.39%) Microsoft
3 193 (21.86%) Active Directory
4 184 (20.84%) ITIL
4 184 (20.84%) Business Continuity
5 180 (20.39%) Finance
5 180 (20.39%) Linux
6 174 (19.71%) SQL
7 168 (19.03%) VMware
8 154 (17.44%) Windows Server
9 151 (17.10%) SQL Server
10 148 (16.76%) Oracle
11 141 (15.97%) High Availability
12 138 (15.63%) Data Centre
13 122 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 119 (13.48%) Unix
15 116 (13.14%) Migration
16 115 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
17 113 (12.80%) Firewall
17 113 (12.80%) Security Cleared
18 111 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 111 (12.57%) DNS
19 108 (12.23%) Cisco
20 107 (12.12%) PowerShell
21 103 (11.66%) SAN
22 99 (11.21%) Office 365
23 93 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
24 88 (9.97%) Project Management
24 88 (9.97%) SC Cleared
25 85 (9.63%) Banking

Disaster Recovery
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 57 (6.46%) MS Exchange
2 38 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.74%) IIS
4 19 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
4 19 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.93%) OpenStack
6 15 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.59%) CMS
8 13 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.13%) Apache Solr
9 10 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.13%) SAS
10 9 (1.02%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.02%) CloudStack
11 8 (0.91%) Confluence
11 8 (0.91%) Drupal
11 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.57%) Apache
12 5 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.91%) Acrobat
5 8 (0.91%) PaintShop Pro
6 7 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.91%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.45%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.23%) iTrent
6 2 (0.23%) Maximo
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.23%) Salerio
6 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.23%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 122 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (11.21%) Office 365
3 93 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (3.51%) PaaS
6 19 (2.15%) IaaS
7 13 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.47%) SaaS
8 12 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (1.13%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.02%) Heroku
11 5 (0.57%) Akamai
11 5 (0.57%) GitHub
11 5 (0.57%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.34%) Serverless
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.23%) G Suite
14 2 (0.23%) npm
14 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 113 (12.80%) Firewall
2 111 (12.57%) DNS
3 103 (11.66%) SAN
4 75 (8.49%) TCP/IP
5 72 (8.15%) WAN
6 67 (7.59%) DHCP
6 67 (7.59%) LAN
7 44 (4.98%) VPN
8 33 (3.74%) Internet
9 32 (3.62%) Unified Communications
10 27 (3.06%) VLAN
11 25 (2.83%) VoIP
12 23 (2.60%) Wireless
13 19 (2.15%) NAS
13 19 (2.15%) Network Security
14 16 (1.81%) Kerberos
15 15 (1.70%) Skype
16 14 (1.59%) MPLS
17 12 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
18 11 (1.25%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.57%) Oracle Database
3 32 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 26 (2.94%) DB2
6 26 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (2.60%) Big Data
9 22 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (2.27%) MySQL
11 16 (1.81%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.47%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
14 11 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (4.87%) Jenkins
2 41 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.60%) JIRA
4 13 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (1.02%) SpecFlow
6 7 (0.79%) Subversion
6 7 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.57%) GitLab
8 5 (0.57%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.34%) JMeter
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.34%) Toad
10 2 (0.23%) Babel
10 2 (0.23%) FindBugs
10 2 (0.23%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.23%) NWDI
10 2 (0.23%) SonarQube
General
1 180 (20.39%) Finance
2 85 (9.63%) Banking
3 31 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.49%) Legal
6 15 (1.70%) Law
7 14 (1.59%) Automotive
7 14 (1.59%) Retail
8 13 (1.47%) Front Office
9 10 (1.13%) Publishing
10 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.91%) Marketing
12 6 (0.68%) Advertising
13 5 (0.57%) International Banking
13 5 (0.57%) Local Government
14 4 (0.45%) Billing
14 4 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.45%) German Language
14 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (10.87%) DBA
2 89 (10.08%) Administrator
3 84 (9.51%) Architect
4 74 (8.38%) Analyst
5 68 (7.70%) Consultant
6 58 (6.57%) SQL DBA
7 46 (5.21%) Project Manager
8 42 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (4.53%) Developer
10 31 (3.51%) Support Analyst
11 28 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
11 28 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
12 27 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
13 26 (2.94%) Oracle DBA
13 26 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
14 25 (2.83%) IT Manager
15 23 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery Manager
15 23 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (2.49%) IT Support
16 22 (2.49%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.32%) Web Services
2 34 (3.85%) .NET
3 31 (3.51%) LDAP
4 29 (3.28%) XML
5 22 (2.49%) HTML
6 21 (2.38%) CSS
7 14 (1.59%) jQuery
7 14 (1.59%) JSON
8 13 (1.47%) Ajax
8 13 (1.47%) HTML5
9 12 (1.36%) CSS3
10 11 (1.25%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.25%) Middleware
11 8 (0.91%) Kafka
11 8 (0.91%) XML Messaging
12 7 (0.79%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 7 (0.79%) Spark Streaming
13 5 (0.57%) Node.js
13 5 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 138 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 77 (8.72%) Management Information System
3 72 (8.15%) Clustering
4 69 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (6.46%) Replication
6 37 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.15%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.59%) Blackberry
9 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Licensing
9 14 (1.59%) PKI
9 14 (1.59%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.25%) User Experience
12 9 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.02%) iPad
13 8 (0.91%) CMDB
13 8 (0.91%) NHS
13 8 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 289 (32.73%) Windows
2 180 (20.39%) Linux
3 154 (17.44%) Windows Server
4 119 (13.48%) Unix
5 80 (9.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (7.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 56 (6.34%) Solaris
8 54 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (3.85%) SUSE
11 32 (3.62%) Windows 10
11 32 (3.62%) Windows 7
12 31 (3.51%) AIX
13 10 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.68%) CentOS
15 5 (0.57%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.34%) VMS
16 3 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (20.84%) Business Continuity
1 184 (20.84%) ITIL
2 141 (15.97%) High Availability
3 116 (13.14%) Migration
4 115 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (9.97%) Project Management
6 78 (8.83%) Service Delivery
7 77 (8.72%) Change Management
8 73 (8.27%) Problem Management
9 71 (8.04%) Performance Tuning
10 65 (7.36%) Capacity Planning
11 64 (7.25%) Incident Management
12 58 (6.57%) Information Security
13 57 (6.46%) DevOps
14 55 (6.23%) Service Management
15 54 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (6.00%) Configuration Management
17 44 (4.98%) BCP
18 42 (4.76%) Data Protection
19 40 (4.53%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 174 (19.71%) SQL
2 107 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 78 (8.83%) Perl
4 71 (8.04%) Python
5 45 (5.10%) Bash Shell
6 38 (4.30%) T-SQL
7 34 (3.85%) Java
8 33 (3.74%) C#
9 25 (2.83%) JavaScript
10 24 (2.72%) Shell Script
11 23 (2.60%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.38%) Korn
12 21 (2.38%) Ruby
13 17 (1.93%) PHP
14 13 (1.47%) VB
14 13 (1.47%) VBA
15 10 (1.13%) VBScript
16 8 (0.91%) AWK
16 8 (0.91%) sed
17 6 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 113 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 88 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 73 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (7.59%) Degree
5 50 (5.66%) MCSE
6 41 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.94%) CISSP
8 24 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (2.60%) CCNA
10 22 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (1.93%) MCP
12 16 (1.81%) CISM
12 16 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.70%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.47%) CCNP
15 12 (1.36%) CISA
16 11 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (1.13%) CCIE
17 10 (1.13%) CRISC
18 9 (1.02%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.47%) SLA
2 43 (4.87%) QA
3 25 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.83%) PCI DSS
4 21 (2.38%) GDPR
5 11 (1.25%) PMO
6 10 (1.13%) COBIT
6 10 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.02%) GCP
8 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.45%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 193 (21.86%) Active Directory
2 111 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (8.49%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.96%) Docker
5 31 (3.51%) vSphere
6 29 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (3.06%) XenApp
8 21 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 20 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.13%) NFS
12 10 (1.13%) Veritas File System
13 8 (0.91%) Firmware
14 7 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.68%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.68%) SRDF
15 6 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (5.89%) Puppet
2 51 (5.78%) SCCM
3 42 (4.76%) Ansible
4 38 (4.30%) NetBackup
5 36 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (3.62%) SCOM
7 17 (1.93%) Kubernetes
7 17 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (1.59%) Backup Exec
9 12 (1.36%) BladeLogic
10 11 (1.25%) Nagios
11 10 (1.13%) Data Guard
12 9 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (1.02%) WMI
13 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 7 (0.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 233 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 168 (19.03%) VMware
3 148 (16.76%) Oracle
4 108 (12.23%) Cisco
5 72 (8.15%) Citrix
6 68 (7.70%) Red Hat
7 62 (7.02%) NetApp
8 50 (5.66%) HP
9 28 (3.17%) Sybase
10 27 (3.06%) Sun
11 24 (2.72%) CheckPoint
11 24 (2.72%) EMC
11 24 (2.72%) IBM
11 24 (2.72%) SAP
12 21 (2.38%) McAfee
13 20 (2.27%) Veritas
14 16 (1.81%) Dell
15 15 (1.70%) Veeam
16 14 (1.59%) SolarWinds
16 14 (1.59%) Splunk