Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 303 247
Rank change year-on-year +1 -56 +5
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 844 869 1119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.84% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.00% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 585 660
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% -8.82%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £561 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 23
UK median hourly rate £23.29 £27.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.54% +43.42% -19.15%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.70 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.28 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.55% +44.74% -11.63%

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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -6 772 £400 -5.88% 145
UK excluding London +56 549 £375 - 100
London -79 280 £453 -4.62% 52
South East +3 139 £375 -11.24% 28
Midlands +63 126 £350 -12.50% 12
North of England +40 117 £425 +26.00% 25
East of England +23 79 £375 +4.02% 20
East Midlands +45 64 £339 -15.31% 9
West Midlands +28 59 £365 -8.75% 3
Yorkshire +31 51 £465 +47.62% 10
North West -1 49 £420 +13.90% 13
Scotland -22 37 £363 - 7
South West +14 28 £473 +35.00% 7
Wales +17 20 £325 -16.13%
North East +51 17 £400 +42.86% 2
Northern Ireland -45 5 £345 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 275 (32.58%) Windows
2 228 (27.01%) Linux
2 228 (27.01%) Microsoft
3 204 (24.17%) Active Directory
4 190 (22.51%) ITIL
5 170 (20.14%) SQL
6 164 (19.43%) VMware
7 163 (19.31%) Finance
8 162 (19.19%) Oracle
9 153 (18.13%) Windows Server
10 151 (17.89%) Unix
10 151 (17.89%) Business Continuity
11 135 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 131 (15.52%) SQL Server
13 118 (13.98%) High Availability
14 113 (13.39%) Data Centre
15 112 (13.27%) SC Cleared
16 111 (13.15%) SAN
17 106 (12.56%) DNS
18 105 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
18 105 (12.44%) PowerShell
19 103 (12.20%) Migration
20 100 (11.85%) Perl
21 99 (11.73%) Firewall
22 97 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
23 94 (11.14%) Cisco
24 92 (10.90%) Python
25 89 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
26 85 (10.07%) Office 365
27 83 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012

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 68 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.15%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.55%) IIS
4 29 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (3.20%) Skype for Business
6 20 (2.37%) Apache Spark
6 20 (2.37%) OpenStack
7 15 (1.78%) CMS
8 10 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.95%) Apache
9 8 (0.95%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.95%) SAS
10 7 (0.83%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.83%) Confluence
10 7 (0.83%) Drupal
10 7 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 29 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.83%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.83%) PaintShop Pro
6 5 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (3.08%) SAP ERP
2 8 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.24%) iTrent
5 2 (0.24%) Maximo
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.24%) Salerio
6 1 (0.12%) BASE24
6 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 89 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (10.07%) Office 365
3 72 (8.53%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (2.25%) GitHub
6 17 (2.01%) PaaS
7 12 (1.42%) IaaS
8 9 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.95%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.95%) SaaS
10 7 (0.83%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.47%) Akamai
14 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.36%) Heroku
14 3 (0.36%) Serverless
15 2 (0.24%) npm
15 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (13.15%) SAN
2 106 (12.56%) DNS
3 99 (11.73%) Firewall
4 83 (9.83%) LAN
5 81 (9.60%) WAN
6 71 (8.41%) TCP/IP
7 64 (7.58%) DHCP
8 56 (6.64%) VPN
9 43 (5.09%) Unified Communications
10 38 (4.50%) VoIP
11 33 (3.91%) Internet
12 31 (3.67%) LDAP
13 29 (3.44%) NAS
14 22 (2.61%) Skype
15 21 (2.49%) Wireless
16 20 (2.37%) Network Security
17 19 (2.25%) VLAN
18 16 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
19 15 (1.78%) Kerberos
19 15 (1.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.40%) Oracle Database
3 30 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (3.08%) Big Data
5 25 (2.96%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.73%) DB2
6 23 (2.73%) Hadoop
6 23 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (2.37%) Apache Hive
8 18 (2.13%) HBase
8 18 (2.13%) MySQL
9 16 (1.90%) Impala
9 16 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.90%) Sqoop
10 15 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
10 15 (1.78%) Oracle Exadata
11 14 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.61%) JIRA
3 21 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.07%) SpecFlow
5 6 (0.71%) Toad
6 5 (0.59%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.24%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.24%) Babel
9 2 (0.24%) Checkstyle
9 2 (0.24%) FindBugs
9 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.24%) MSI
9 2 (0.24%) Subversion
9 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 163 (19.31%) Finance
2 81 (9.60%) Banking
3 46 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.79%) Legal
5 20 (2.37%) Automotive
6 16 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.90%) Marketing
6 16 (1.90%) Retail
7 14 (1.66%) Front Office
7 14 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.66%) Law
8 12 (1.42%) Electronics
9 9 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.83%) Publishing
11 6 (0.71%) German Language
12 5 (0.59%) International Banking
12 5 (0.59%) Local Government
12 5 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 93 (11.02%) Administrator
2 79 (9.36%) DBA
3 77 (9.12%) Analyst
4 72 (8.53%) Architect
5 56 (6.64%) Consultant
6 45 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (5.09%) SQL DBA
8 42 (4.98%) Project Manager
9 41 (4.86%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (4.50%) Developer
11 36 (4.27%) Unix Engineer
12 31 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
13 28 (3.32%) Infrastructure Manager
13 28 (3.32%) Support Analyst
14 25 (2.96%) IT Manager
14 25 (2.96%) Oracle DBA
15 24 (2.84%) Support Engineer
16 22 (2.61%) Solaris Engineer
17 21 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
18 20 (2.37%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.86%) Web Services
2 28 (3.32%) .NET
3 25 (2.96%) XML
4 17 (2.01%) Sensu
5 16 (1.90%) Kafka
5 16 (1.90%) Spark Streaming
6 15 (1.78%) HTML
7 14 (1.66%) CSS
8 12 (1.42%) JSON
9 11 (1.30%) CSS3
9 11 (1.30%) HTML5
10 10 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 10 (1.18%) XML Messaging
11 9 (1.07%) jQuery
12 8 (0.95%) Ajax
13 7 (0.83%) Middleware
14 6 (0.71%) Node.js
14 6 (0.71%) XMPP
15 5 (0.59%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 113 (13.39%) Data Centre
2 71 (8.41%) Management Information System
3 70 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (7.35%) Clustering
5 56 (6.64%) Replication
6 33 (3.91%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.13%) PKI
8 18 (2.13%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.90%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.54%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.54%) User Experience
11 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Licensing
11 12 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.18%) NHS
12 10 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.07%) CMDB
13 9 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.07%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 275 (32.58%) Windows
2 228 (27.01%) Linux
3 153 (18.13%) Windows Server
4 151 (17.89%) Unix
5 83 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (9.60%) Solaris
7 66 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (4.15%) AIX
11 33 (3.91%) SUSE
12 32 (3.79%) Windows 10
13 31 (3.67%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.66%) CentOS
15 10 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.83%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
18 4 (0.47%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (22.51%) ITIL
2 151 (17.89%) Business Continuity
3 118 (13.98%) High Availability
4 105 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (12.20%) Migration
6 81 (9.60%) Change Management
7 78 (9.24%) Project Management
8 64 (7.58%) Problem Management
8 64 (7.58%) Service Management
9 63 (7.46%) Service Delivery
10 62 (7.35%) Capacity Planning
10 62 (7.35%) DevOps
11 61 (7.23%) Information Security
12 60 (7.11%) Incident Management
13 56 (6.64%) Configuration Management
14 55 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
15 45 (5.33%) ETL
16 44 (5.21%) Data Protection
17 43 (5.09%) ERP
18 39 (4.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 170 (20.14%) SQL
2 105 (12.44%) PowerShell
3 100 (11.85%) Perl
4 92 (10.90%) Python
5 47 (5.57%) Korn
6 45 (5.33%) Shell Script
7 41 (4.86%) Bash Shell
8 33 (3.91%) T-SQL
9 31 (3.67%) Java
10 25 (2.96%) C#
11 24 (2.84%) JavaScript
12 23 (2.73%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.49%) PHP
14 19 (2.25%) Ruby
15 12 (1.42%) VBA
15 12 (1.42%) VBScript
16 11 (1.30%) VB
17 10 (1.18%) AWK
18 8 (0.95%) sed
19 7 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 135 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 112 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 75 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 72 (8.53%) Degree
5 53 (6.28%) MCSE
6 38 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.84%) CCNA
7 24 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (2.49%) DV Cleared
10 20 (2.37%) MCP
10 20 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.42%) CISSP
12 11 (1.30%) CCNP
12 11 (1.30%) VCAP
13 10 (1.18%) CCIE
14 9 (1.07%) CCA
14 9 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.07%) ISEB
15 8 (0.95%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.40%) SLA
2 33 (3.91%) QA
3 18 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.54%) PMO
6 10 (1.18%) GDPR
7 5 (0.59%) COBIT
7 5 (0.59%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.36%) GCP
9 3 (0.36%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 204 (24.17%) Active Directory
2 97 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (8.65%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 37 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (4.03%) vSphere
8 24 (2.84%) XenApp
9 16 (1.90%) Apache Flume
9 16 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (1.78%) Docker
11 14 (1.66%) NFS
12 13 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.18%) Veritas File System
15 8 (0.95%) Samba
15 8 (0.95%) SRDF
15 8 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.83%) Firmware
16 7 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 54 (6.40%) SCCM
2 51 (6.04%) NetBackup
3 49 (5.81%) Ansible
4 41 (4.86%) Puppet
5 35 (4.15%) SCOM
6 33 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.13%) Nagios
8 16 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (1.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 15 (1.78%) Prometheus
10 13 (1.54%) BladeLogic
10 13 (1.54%) Data Guard
11 12 (1.42%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (1.18%) Kubernetes
14 9 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (1.07%) WMI
15 8 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 228 (27.01%) Microsoft
2 164 (19.43%) VMware
3 162 (19.19%) Oracle
4 94 (11.14%) Cisco
5 79 (9.36%) Citrix
6 70 (8.29%) NetApp
7 66 (7.82%) Red Hat
8 61 (7.23%) HP
9 50 (5.92%) SAP
10 42 (4.98%) Sun
11 41 (4.86%) Veritas
12 39 (4.62%) EMC
13 21 (2.49%) Sybase
14 20 (2.37%) IBM
14 20 (2.37%) McAfee
15 18 (2.13%) Avaya
16 17 (2.01%) Remedy
16 17 (2.01%) Splunk
17 16 (1.90%) Veeam
18 15 (1.78%) CheckPoint