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 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 237 244
Rank change year-on-year -44 +7  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 363 565 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 1.04% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.24% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 409 314
Median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 £20.05 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.90% -26.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.00 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.60 £48.00 £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +28.37% +32.14%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38406 45476 43911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.32% 83.36% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24999 30113 27711
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1093 1292
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 May 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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 May 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
England -35 347 £401 +0.12% 110
London -58 147 £446 +2.00% 32
South East -18 67 £445 +11.25% 20
North West +17 31 £325 -18.80% 13
South West +8 26 £331 -17.18% 4
City of London -19 23 £481 +1.31% 5
East of England +8 21 £375 +10.29% 14
East Midlands +7 20 £338 -15.62% 8
West Sussex +26 16 £338 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +22 16 £425 +30.76% 6
Berkshire +24 15 £538 +26.47% 6
Surrey -10 14 £538 +31.09% 4
Northamptonshire - 13 £338 - 2
Manchester +5 12 £288 -24.34% 6
Tyne and Wear +44 11 £390 +48.57% 2
North East +34 11 £390 +48.57% 2
Northampton - 11 £319 - 2
Dorset +18 10 £300 +100.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +45 9 £390 +57.57% 2
Cheshire +33 9 £408 -4.11% 6
Bournemouth +16 9 £300 -
Bristol +5 9 £338 -20.58% 4
Scotland +20 8 £463 +15.62% 3
Gatwick +5 8 £250 -31.50%
Yorkshire -4 8 £375 -6.25% 11
Reading +17 7 £538 +22.85% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 7 £400 +12.67% 1
Birmingham +13 6 £400 +17.21% 2
Hampshire +9 6 £300 -24.05% 4
Hertfordshire +9 6 £313 -43.18% 5

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 276 (36.51%) Windows
2 213 (28.17%) Microsoft
3 193 (25.53%) ITIL
4 183 (24.21%) SQL
5 162 (21.43%) Linux
5 162 (21.43%) VMware
6 154 (20.37%) Oracle
7 148 (19.58%) SQL Server
8 140 (18.52%) Business Continuity
9 139 (18.39%) Data Centre
10 137 (18.12%) Finance
10 137 (18.12%) Active Directory
11 136 (17.99%) High Availability
12 126 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 125 (16.53%) Migration
14 116 (15.34%) Firewall
15 107 (14.15%) Unix
16 106 (14.02%) Cisco
17 103 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
18 100 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
18 100 (13.23%) SAN
18 100 (13.23%) Replication
19 95 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
20 94 (12.43%) Change Management
21 93 (12.30%) PowerShell
22 91 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
23 86 (11.38%) MS Exchange
23 86 (11.38%) Security Cleared
24 81 (10.71%) Service Management
25 79 (10.45%) Project Management

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 86 (11.38%) MS Exchange
2 57 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (4.37%) SharePoint
4 31 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (4.10%) IIS
5 21 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (2.51%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.85%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.19%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
11 6 (0.79%) Apache
11 6 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.66%) SAS
13 4 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (1.19%) SAP BPC
1 9 (1.19%) SAP MII
2 7 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.40%) Maximo
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.40%) Staffware
5 2 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.13%) Eikon
6 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 95 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (6.88%) IaaS
4 45 (5.95%) Office 365
5 33 (4.37%) SaaS
6 27 (3.57%) PaaS
7 16 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.32%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.26%) Heroku
12 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 116 (15.34%) Firewall
2 100 (13.23%) SAN
3 77 (10.19%) WAN
4 71 (9.39%) DNS
5 68 (8.99%) LAN
6 54 (7.14%) VPN
7 43 (5.69%) NAS
8 37 (4.89%) TCP/IP
9 35 (4.63%) Network Security
10 33 (4.37%) DHCP
11 30 (3.97%) Unified Communications
12 28 (3.70%) LDAP
13 24 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (3.04%) Internet
15 21 (2.78%) MPLS
16 20 (2.65%) VoIP
16 20 (2.65%) Wireless
17 19 (2.51%) SSL
18 17 (2.25%) BGP
18 17 (2.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.88%) Oracle Database
3 46 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (5.29%) DB2
6 39 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (3.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 23 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (2.78%) Relational Database
11 19 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (2.25%) MySQL
13 15 (1.98%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.98%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
16 11 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.32%) JIRA
4 9 (1.19%) NWDI
4 9 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.53%) Selenium
7 3 (0.40%) ERwin
7 3 (0.40%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.40%) JUnit
7 3 (0.40%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.40%) Subversion
7 3 (0.40%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.26%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 137 (18.12%) Finance
2 48 (6.35%) Banking
3 31 (4.10%) Legal
4 28 (3.70%) Retail
4 28 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.98%) Front Office
5 15 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.72%) Law
7 10 (1.32%) Back Office
8 8 (1.06%) Local Government
9 7 (0.93%) Electronics
10 6 (0.79%) Automotive
10 6 (0.79%) Billing
10 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.79%) Marketing
10 6 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (13.10%) Analyst
2 95 (12.57%) Architect
2 95 (12.57%) DBA
3 86 (11.38%) Administrator
4 60 (7.94%) SQL DBA
5 45 (5.95%) Consultant
6 41 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (5.03%) Project Manager
8 28 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
8 28 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 27 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
10 26 (3.44%) Infrastructure Manager
11 25 (3.31%) IT Manager
12 24 (3.17%) Technical Architect
13 22 (2.91%) Oracle DBA
13 22 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
15 20 (2.65%) Service Manager
15 20 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.12%) SAP Basis
2 14 (1.85%) Middleware
3 12 (1.59%) Web Services
4 11 (1.46%) .NET
5 8 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 6 (0.79%) Django
7 6 (0.79%) SOAP
8 5 (0.66%) boto
9 4 (0.53%) WAP
9 4 (0.53%) XML
10 3 (0.40%) Flash
10 3 (0.40%) J2EE
10 3 (0.40%) Java SE
10 3 (0.40%) ODBC
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.40%) REST
10 3 (0.40%) WSDL
10 3 (0.40%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.40%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 139 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 100 (13.23%) Replication
3 69 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (8.60%) Clustering
4 65 (8.60%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 17 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 14 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.72%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.93%) iPad
12 7 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.93%) PKI
13 6 (0.79%) Derivative
13 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.66%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 276 (36.51%) Windows
2 162 (21.43%) Linux
3 126 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 107 (14.15%) Unix
5 100 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (6.48%) Solaris
9 44 (5.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (5.16%) Windows 7
11 26 (3.44%) AIX
12 18 (2.38%) CentOS
13 13 (1.72%) HPUX
14 12 (1.59%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.93%) SUSE
15 7 (0.93%) VME
15 7 (0.93%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.66%) VMS
16 5 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (25.53%) ITIL
2 140 (18.52%) Business Continuity
3 136 (17.99%) High Availability
4 125 (16.53%) Migration
5 94 (12.43%) Change Management
6 91 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (10.71%) Service Management
8 79 (10.45%) Project Management
9 69 (9.13%) Performance Tuning
10 59 (7.80%) DevOps
11 54 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
12 49 (6.48%) Problem Management
13 48 (6.35%) Information Security
13 48 (6.35%) Load Balancing
14 45 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
15 44 (5.82%) PRINCE2
15 44 (5.82%) Service Delivery
16 37 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (4.37%) Capacity Management
17 33 (4.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (24.21%) SQL
2 93 (12.30%) PowerShell
3 37 (4.89%) Python
4 35 (4.63%) Perl
5 31 (4.10%) T-SQL
6 22 (2.91%) Java
7 19 (2.51%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.98%) VB
9 14 (1.85%) Korn
10 13 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.72%) VBScript
11 12 (1.59%) Ruby
12 10 (1.32%) C#
12 10 (1.32%) PHP
13 7 (0.93%) C
13 7 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.66%) AWK
15 4 (0.53%) R
15 4 (0.53%) VB6
16 3 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 66 (8.73%) SC Cleared
3 47 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (5.56%) Degree
5 39 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (4.10%) CCNA
7 29 (3.84%) CISSP
8 27 (3.57%) MCSE
9 25 (3.31%) CCIE
10 20 (2.65%) CCNP
11 16 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (1.32%) MCITP
14 9 (1.19%) BC Cleared
14 9 (1.19%) MCDBA
14 9 (1.19%) MCP
15 8 (1.06%) CISM
16 7 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.93%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.03%) SLA
2 28 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.59%) QA
5 9 (1.19%) ISO 22301
6 8 (1.06%) PMO
7 7 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.53%) COBIT
10 3 (0.40%) GDPR
10 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.26%) BS25999
11 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.26%) RMADS
12 1 (0.13%) BS7799
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 137 (18.12%) Active Directory
2 103 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
5 21 (2.78%) NFS
6 20 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.65%) vSphere
7 17 (2.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (1.98%) Docker
9 14 (1.85%) Veritas File System
9 14 (1.85%) XenApp
10 12 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (1.46%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.93%) Firmware
12 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.66%) SRDF
14 5 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 45 (5.95%) SCCM
2 37 (4.89%) SCOM
3 32 (4.23%) Puppet
4 28 (3.70%) NetBackup
5 26 (3.44%) Nagios
5 26 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 17 (2.25%) Ansible
7 17 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (2.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 15 (1.98%) Backup Exec
9 14 (1.85%) Data Guard
9 14 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (1.85%) WSUS
10 12 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (1.46%) EMC Navisphere
11 11 (1.46%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.19%) Control-M
13 8 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 213 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 162 (21.43%) VMware
3 154 (20.37%) Oracle
4 106 (14.02%) Cisco
5 71 (9.39%) HP
6 61 (8.07%) Citrix
7 59 (7.80%) NetApp
8 46 (6.08%) Red Hat
9 33 (4.37%) SAP
10 32 (4.23%) EMC
11 31 (4.10%) IBM
12 25 (3.31%) CheckPoint
12 25 (3.31%) Veritas
13 23 (3.04%) Symantec
14 20 (2.65%) Sun
15 19 (2.51%) Veeam
16 17 (2.25%) F5
17 16 (2.12%) Dell
17 16 (2.12%) McAfee
17 16 (2.12%) Sybase
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