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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 220 232
Rank change year-on-year -65 +12  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 372 607 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.13% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.36% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 424 312
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £383
% change year-on-year -0.66% -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 10
Median hourly rate £18.40 £29.00 £22.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.55% +27.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.10 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.90 £63.00 £46.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -54.16% +45.45%  

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 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -60 342 £413 +6.45% 117
London -24 165 £450 +1.40% 35
South East -69 68 £450 +20.00% 18
North West +2 24 £345 -8.00% 14
City of London -36 24 £500 +5.26% 6
East of England -2 21 £383 +17.69% 10
Surrey -7 21 £500 +29.03% 3
Scotland +14 17 £350 -6.66% 2
South West -24 15 £338 -10.00% 5
East Midlands -8 14 £338 -8.78% 4
North East -12 14 £389 +35.09% 4
Tyne and Wear -15 14 £389 +35.09% 4
Manchester +17 13 £325 -3.70% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 12 £389 +36.16% 2
Hampshire -6 11 £450 +39.53% 2
Yorkshire +19 10 £388 +13.97% 10
West Midlands +10 10 £370 +23.33% 17
Edinburgh +11 9 £425 +6.25%
Berkshire +4 8 £450 - 5
West Sussex +3 8 £250 -31.74% 2
Bristol 0 8 £338 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +18 7 £388 +13.97% 4
Northamptonshire +4 7 £200 -55.55%
Oxfordshire -21 7 £450 +80.00% 1
Winchester +9 6 £463 +5.71%
Bedfordshire +3 6 £475 +5.55% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 6 £562 -
Leeds +8 5 £400 +15.94% 2
Nottinghamshire +7 5 £350 -22.22% 2
Hertfordshire 0 5 £200 -63.63% 4

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 273 (34.04%) Windows
2 211 (26.31%) Microsoft
3 200 (24.94%) ITIL
4 183 (22.82%) SQL
5 175 (21.82%) Linux
6 165 (20.57%) High Availability
7 163 (20.32%) VMware
8 159 (19.83%) Oracle
9 156 (19.45%) Business Continuity
10 155 (19.33%) SQL Server
11 150 (18.70%) Finance
12 148 (18.45%) Data Centre
13 144 (17.96%) Migration
14 135 (16.83%) Active Directory
15 120 (14.96%) Firewall
15 120 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
16 111 (13.84%) Unix
17 110 (13.72%) Cisco
18 109 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
19 108 (13.47%) Replication
19 108 (13.47%) Windows Server
20 96 (11.97%) Security Cleared
21 94 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
22 88 (10.97%) Project Management
23 86 (10.72%) Service Management
24 85 (10.60%) SAN
25 84 (10.47%) MS Excel
25 84 (10.47%) Change Management
25 84 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
26 82 (10.22%) Analytical Skills

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 67 (8.35%) MS Exchange
2 44 (5.49%) IIS
3 43 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (3.87%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.00%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.87%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.87%) Apache
11 7 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.87%) JBoss
11 7 (0.87%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
12 6 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.62%) Confluence
13 5 (0.62%) SAS
14 4 (0.50%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 84 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.37%) MS Office
3 18 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.62%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.62%) SAP BPC
1 13 (1.62%) SAP MII
2 7 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.37%) Staffware
6 2 (0.25%) Maximo
6 2 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.12%) BondVision
7 1 (0.12%) Eikon
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 94 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (6.61%) IaaS
4 45 (5.61%) Office 365
5 35 (4.36%) SaaS
6 30 (3.74%) PaaS
7 27 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.25%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.25%) Heroku
13 2 (0.25%) Yammer
14 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 120 (14.96%) Firewall
2 85 (10.60%) SAN
3 81 (10.10%) DNS
4 79 (9.85%) WAN
5 65 (8.10%) LAN
6 53 (6.61%) VPN
7 47 (5.86%) TCP/IP
8 42 (5.24%) NAS
9 35 (4.36%) DHCP
10 30 (3.74%) Unified Communications
10 30 (3.74%) VoIP
11 29 (3.62%) Network Security
12 26 (3.24%) LDAP
13 22 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (2.74%) VLAN
14 21 (2.62%) SSL
15 20 (2.49%) Internet
15 20 (2.49%) iSCSI
15 20 (2.49%) SSH
16 18 (2.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 57 (7.11%) Oracle Database
3 42 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (3.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 29 (3.62%) DB2
8 28 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
9 27 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (3.12%) MySQL
11 17 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (2.12%) Relational Database
12 14 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.75%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.75%) SAP BW
13 13 (1.62%) MaxDB
13 13 (1.62%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (2.24%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.75%) JIRA
2 14 (1.75%) Selenium
3 13 (1.62%) NWDI
4 11 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.25%) HP UFT
5 10 (1.25%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
6 9 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (1.00%) LoadRunner
7 8 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.87%) JMeter
8 7 (0.87%) JUnit
9 6 (0.75%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (0.62%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.37%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.37%) Subversion
12 3 (0.37%) The Grinder
12 3 (0.37%) WinRunner
General
1 150 (18.70%) Finance
2 47 (5.86%) Banking
3 32 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.74%) Retail
5 21 (2.62%) Legal
6 17 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.50%) Front Office
8 11 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.37%) Law
9 9 (1.12%) Local Government
10 8 (1.00%) Back Office
11 7 (0.87%) Electronics
11 7 (0.87%) Marketing
12 6 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.50%) Billing
13 4 (0.50%) Publishing
14 3 (0.37%) Advertising
14 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 99 (12.34%) DBA
2 92 (11.47%) Architect
3 90 (11.22%) Administrator
4 88 (10.97%) Analyst
5 61 (7.61%) SQL DBA
6 44 (5.49%) Consultant
7 42 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 31 (3.87%) Project Manager
9 27 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 26 (3.24%) Cloud Architect
10 26 (3.24%) Infrastructure Manager
10 26 (3.24%) Service Manager
10 26 (3.24%) SQL Server DBA
10 26 (3.24%) Windows Engineer
11 24 (2.99%) Technical Architect
12 23 (2.87%) Infrastructure Architect
13 22 (2.74%) IT Manager
13 22 (2.74%) Support Analyst
14 21 (2.62%) Network Engineer
14 21 (2.62%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.49%) .NET
1 20 (2.49%) SAP Basis
2 13 (1.62%) Middleware
2 13 (1.62%) Web Services
3 10 (1.25%) SOAP
4 9 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (1.00%) Django
5 8 (1.00%) J2EE
6 7 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 6 (0.75%) boto
7 6 (0.75%) HTML
8 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.37%) HTML5
9 3 (0.37%) Java SE
9 3 (0.37%) Kafka
9 3 (0.37%) ODBC
9 3 (0.37%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.37%) WAP
10 2 (0.25%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 148 (18.45%) Data Centre
2 108 (13.47%) Replication
3 82 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (7.11%) Management Information System
5 56 (6.98%) Clustering
6 27 (3.37%) Enterprise Storage
7 18 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.75%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.50%) PKI
10 11 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.25%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.25%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.12%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.00%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.00%) IVR
14 7 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.87%) Symmetrix
15 6 (0.75%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 273 (34.04%) Windows
2 175 (21.82%) Linux
3 111 (13.84%) Unix
4 108 (13.47%) Windows Server
5 79 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (8.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (6.36%) Solaris
9 37 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (3.49%) AIX
10 28 (3.49%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.87%) HPUX
12 12 (1.50%) CentOS
13 10 (1.25%) Windows 10
13 10 (1.25%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.12%) SUSE
15 7 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.87%) VME
15 7 (0.87%) VMS
16 6 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (24.94%) ITIL
2 165 (20.57%) High Availability
3 156 (19.45%) Business Continuity
4 144 (17.96%) Migration
5 120 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (10.97%) Project Management
7 86 (10.72%) Service Management
8 84 (10.47%) Change Management
9 77 (9.60%) DevOps
10 75 (9.35%) Performance Tuning
11 61 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
12 54 (6.73%) Load Balancing
13 51 (6.36%) PRINCE2
14 49 (6.11%) Problem Management
15 43 (5.36%) Configuration Management
15 43 (5.36%) Service Delivery
16 42 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (5.24%) Information Security
16 42 (5.24%) ITIL V3
17 41 (5.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (22.82%) SQL
2 73 (9.10%) PowerShell
3 46 (5.74%) Python
4 31 (3.87%) T-SQL
5 30 (3.74%) Java
6 24 (2.99%) Perl
7 13 (1.62%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.50%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.50%) C#
9 11 (1.37%) VB
10 10 (1.25%) Ruby
10 10 (1.25%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.25%) VBScript
11 8 (1.00%) C
11 8 (1.00%) Korn
12 5 (0.62%) AWK
13 4 (0.50%) COBOL
13 4 (0.50%) Groovy
13 4 (0.50%) VB6
14 3 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 96 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 67 (8.35%) SC Cleared
3 51 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (4.74%) Degree
6 36 (4.49%) MCSE
7 29 (3.62%) CCNA
7 29 (3.62%) CISSP
8 21 (2.62%) CCIE
9 18 (2.24%) CCNP
10 15 (1.87%) ISEB
10 15 (1.87%) MCITP
11 14 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.37%) BC Cleared
14 10 (1.25%) MCP
15 8 (1.00%) CISM
15 8 (1.00%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.00%) MCSA
16 7 (0.87%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.36%) SLA
2 35 (4.36%) PCI DSS
3 28 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.49%) QA
5 13 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (1.00%) ISO22301
7 6 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.62%) PMO
9 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.25%) BS25999
10 2 (0.25%) BS7799
10 2 (0.25%) GDPR
10 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) COBIT
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.12%) MiFID
11 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 135 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 109 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.48%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.24%) NFS
5 25 (3.12%) Virtual Servers
6 24 (2.99%) vSphere
7 21 (2.62%) Veritas File System
8 19 (2.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 16 (2.00%) Docker
9 16 (2.00%) XenApp
10 15 (1.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 15 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (1.62%) VMware ESX
12 11 (1.37%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.87%) SRDF
14 6 (0.75%) Firmware
14 6 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (5.36%) Puppet
2 39 (4.86%) SCCM
3 33 (4.11%) SCOM
4 29 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (3.37%) NetBackup
6 26 (3.24%) Ansible
6 26 (3.24%) Nagios
7 22 (2.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 17 (2.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 15 (1.87%) Data Guard
10 14 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (1.62%) EMC Navisphere
11 13 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (1.50%) Backup Exec
13 8 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.87%) Control-M
14 7 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.75%) logstash
15 6 (0.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 211 (26.31%) Microsoft
2 163 (20.32%) VMware
3 159 (19.83%) Oracle
4 110 (13.72%) Cisco
5 68 (8.48%) HP
6 65 (8.10%) NetApp
7 54 (6.73%) Citrix
8 45 (5.61%) Red Hat
9 39 (4.86%) IBM
10 37 (4.61%) SAP
11 36 (4.49%) Veritas
12 32 (3.99%) EMC
13 27 (3.37%) CheckPoint
14 25 (3.12%) Sun
15 20 (2.49%) Symantec
16 17 (2.12%) F5
16 17 (2.12%) Sybase
17 16 (2.00%) Brocade
17 16 (2.00%) Juniper
18 15 (1.87%) Avaya
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