Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 291 248
Rank change year-on-year -12 -43 +4
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 784 912 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.86% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.02% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 622 645
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £258
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 20
UK median hourly rate £25.25 £26.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +25.30% -15.31%
10th Percentile £13.54 £13.30 £13.55
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.28 £54.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.93% +21.11% +4.65%

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 83883 89445 92288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.87% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55638 59202 59805
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 £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2331 2670
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -14 730 £400 -3.61% 144
UK excluding London +59 516 £375 - 81
London -110 256 £451 +0.13% 67
South East +9 138 £375 -9.37% 25
Midlands +76 123 £350 -12.50% 4
North of England +33 105 £418 +19.29% 31
East of England +18 76 £375 +10.29% 10
East Midlands +49 64 £340 -15.00% 2
West Midlands +29 57 £370 -4.52% 2
North West -3 48 £410 +2.50% 15
Yorkshire +23 39 £450 +18.73% 14
South West +11 31 £403 +11.81% 6
Scotland +3 30 £313 -17.22% 5
North East +54 18 £396 +68.62% 2
Wales +11 9 £325 -27.78%
Northern Ireland -47 5 £345 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 245 (31.25%) Windows
2 214 (27.30%) Microsoft
3 210 (26.79%) Linux
4 178 (22.70%) Active Directory
5 176 (22.45%) ITIL
6 165 (21.05%) SQL
7 154 (19.64%) Unix
8 151 (19.26%) Finance
8 151 (19.26%) VMware
9 149 (19.01%) Oracle
10 135 (17.22%) Windows Server
11 129 (16.45%) Business Continuity
12 128 (16.33%) Security Cleared
13 116 (14.80%) SQL Server
14 108 (13.78%) Data Centre
15 106 (13.52%) SC Cleared
16 104 (13.27%) High Availability
17 98 (12.50%) SAN
17 98 (12.50%) Migration
18 96 (12.24%) Perl
19 94 (11.99%) Firewall
20 92 (11.73%) DNS
21 90 (11.48%) PowerShell
22 89 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
22 89 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
23 86 (10.97%) Change Management
23 86 (10.97%) Cisco
24 83 (10.59%) Solaris
25 82 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
26 81 (10.33%) Python

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 58 (7.40%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.34%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (2.81%) IIS
5 21 (2.68%) Skype for Business
6 20 (2.55%) Apache Spark
7 15 (1.91%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.66%) CMS
9 11 (1.40%) Apache
10 9 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.02%) SAS
11 8 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.89%) Confluence
12 7 (0.89%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.64%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.64%) Drupal
14 5 (0.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 31 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.89%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.89%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 26 (3.32%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Maximo
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.26%) iTrent
5 2 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.26%) Salerio
5 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.13%) BASE24
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.16%) Office 365
2 63 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (2.42%) GitHub
6 13 (1.66%) PaaS
7 12 (1.53%) IaaS
8 10 (1.28%) SaaS
9 5 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.64%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.38%) Serverless
12 2 (0.26%) npm
13 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.13%) Heroku
13 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 98 (12.50%) SAN
2 94 (11.99%) Firewall
3 92 (11.73%) DNS
4 73 (9.31%) LAN
5 72 (9.18%) WAN
6 57 (7.27%) VPN
7 55 (7.02%) TCP/IP
8 53 (6.76%) DHCP
9 42 (5.36%) Unified Communications
10 35 (4.46%) VoIP
11 33 (4.21%) NAS
12 32 (4.08%) LDAP
13 27 (3.44%) Internet
14 22 (2.81%) Network Security
15 18 (2.30%) Wireless
16 17 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (2.04%) MPLS
17 16 (2.04%) Skype
17 16 (2.04%) VLAN
18 14 (1.79%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.10%) Oracle Database
3 32 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (3.32%) Big Data
7 25 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 25 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (2.93%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.68%) MySQL
9 21 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (2.55%) Apache Hive
11 18 (2.30%) DB2
12 16 (2.04%) HBase
12 16 (2.04%) Impala
12 16 (2.04%) Sqoop
13 15 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
13 15 (1.91%) Oracle Exadata
13 15 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.68%) JIRA
3 16 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.15%) SpecFlow
4 9 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.77%) Toad
6 5 (0.64%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.64%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.26%) Babel
9 2 (0.26%) Checkstyle
9 2 (0.26%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.26%) git-flow
9 2 (0.26%) MSI
9 2 (0.26%) Subversion
9 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 151 (19.26%) Finance
2 79 (10.08%) Banking
3 45 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 35 (4.46%) Legal
5 21 (2.68%) Automotive
6 17 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.04%) Front Office
7 16 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.91%) Marketing
9 14 (1.79%) Retail
10 12 (1.53%) Electronics
11 11 (1.40%) Law
12 10 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.77%) Local Government
15 5 (0.64%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.64%) Publishing
16 4 (0.51%) German Language
16 4 (0.51%) International Banking
16 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (11.61%) Administrator
2 79 (10.08%) DBA
3 78 (9.95%) Analyst
4 64 (8.16%) Architect
5 43 (5.48%) Project Manager
5 43 (5.48%) SQL DBA
6 41 (5.23%) Consultant
6 41 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
7 36 (4.59%) Developer
7 36 (4.59%) Unix Engineer
8 33 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (3.57%) Support Analyst
10 27 (3.44%) IT Manager
11 26 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (3.32%) Oracle DBA
12 22 (2.81%) Solaris Engineer
13 21 (2.68%) Infrastructure Manager
13 21 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (2.68%) SQL Server DBA
14 20 (2.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.10%) Web Services
2 25 (3.19%) .NET
3 20 (2.55%) XML
4 17 (2.17%) Sensu
5 16 (2.04%) Kafka
5 16 (2.04%) Spark Streaming
6 10 (1.28%) HTML
6 10 (1.28%) JSON
6 10 (1.28%) Middleware
6 10 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 10 (1.28%) XML Messaging
7 9 (1.15%) CSS
8 8 (1.02%) CSS3
8 8 (1.02%) HTML5
9 7 (0.89%) XMPP
10 6 (0.77%) Ajax
10 6 (0.77%) J2EE
10 6 (0.77%) jQuery
10 6 (0.77%) Node.js
11 4 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 108 (13.78%) Data Centre
2 74 (9.44%) Management Information System
3 68 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (8.29%) Clustering
5 61 (7.78%) Replication
6 29 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.91%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 14 (1.79%) PKI
8 14 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (1.40%) User Experience
12 9 (1.15%) CMDB
12 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (1.15%) iPad
12 9 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 245 (31.25%) Windows
2 210 (26.79%) Linux
3 154 (19.64%) Unix
4 135 (17.22%) Windows Server
5 83 (10.59%) Solaris
6 82 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (4.34%) AIX
10 34 (4.34%) Windows 7
11 27 (3.44%) SUSE
12 26 (3.32%) Windows 10
13 15 (1.91%) CentOS
14 8 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.64%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (22.45%) ITIL
2 129 (16.45%) Business Continuity
3 104 (13.27%) High Availability
4 98 (12.50%) Migration
5 89 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (10.97%) Change Management
7 69 (8.80%) Project Management
8 64 (8.16%) Service Delivery
9 61 (7.78%) Problem Management
10 60 (7.65%) Information Security
11 59 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
12 58 (7.40%) Service Management
13 57 (7.27%) DevOps
14 51 (6.51%) Capacity Planning
15 49 (6.25%) Configuration Management
16 48 (6.12%) ERP
17 45 (5.74%) Incident Management
18 40 (5.10%) ETL
19 38 (4.85%) Data Protection
20 33 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 165 (21.05%) SQL
2 96 (12.24%) Perl
3 90 (11.48%) PowerShell
4 81 (10.33%) Python
5 48 (6.12%) Korn
6 47 (5.99%) Shell Script
7 31 (3.95%) T-SQL
8 30 (3.83%) Bash Shell
8 30 (3.83%) Java
9 24 (3.06%) C#
10 22 (2.81%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.55%) JavaScript
11 20 (2.55%) PHP
12 18 (2.30%) Ruby
13 14 (1.79%) VBA
14 11 (1.40%) AWK
15 10 (1.28%) VBScript
16 9 (1.15%) VB
17 8 (1.02%) sed
18 6 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 128 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 106 (13.52%) SC Cleared
3 68 (8.67%) Degree
4 61 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (5.23%) MCSE
6 38 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (3.32%) CCNA
8 21 (2.68%) DV Cleared
9 20 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (2.17%) CCIE
11 17 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.66%) CISSP
13 12 (1.53%) MCP
14 11 (1.40%) CCNP
14 11 (1.40%) VCAP
15 8 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.89%) CCA
16 7 (0.89%) ISEB
16 7 (0.89%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.38%) SLA
2 26 (3.32%) QA
3 17 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.28%) PMO
6 7 (0.89%) GDPR
7 6 (0.77%) COBIT
8 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.38%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 178 (22.70%) Active Directory
2 89 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 40 (5.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 39 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (3.32%) vSphere
8 20 (2.55%) XenApp
9 16 (2.04%) Apache Flume
9 16 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (1.79%) NFS
11 11 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.28%) Veritas File System
12 10 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (1.15%) Samba
14 8 (1.02%) SRDF
14 8 (1.02%) Xen
15 6 (0.77%) Docker
15 6 (0.77%) Firmware
15 6 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (5.87%) NetBackup
2 44 (5.61%) SCCM
3 38 (4.85%) Ansible
4 36 (4.59%) Puppet
5 33 (4.21%) SCOM
6 29 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 16 (2.04%) Nagios
9 15 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
9 15 (1.91%) Prometheus
10 13 (1.66%) Data Guard
10 13 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (1.53%) BladeLogic
12 11 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 8 (1.02%) WMI
15 7 (0.89%) SnapMirror
15 7 (0.89%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 214 (27.30%) Microsoft
2 151 (19.26%) VMware
3 149 (19.01%) Oracle
4 86 (10.97%) Cisco
5 66 (8.42%) Citrix
6 65 (8.29%) Red Hat
7 64 (8.16%) NetApp
8 58 (7.40%) HP
9 51 (6.51%) SAP
10 43 (5.48%) Sun
11 42 (5.36%) Veritas
12 37 (4.72%) EMC
13 19 (2.42%) IBM
14 18 (2.30%) Remedy
14 18 (2.30%) Splunk
15 17 (2.17%) Avaya
15 17 (2.17%) ServiceNow
16 16 (2.04%) McAfee
17 14 (1.79%) Brocade
18 12 (1.53%) Charles River