Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 251 275 320
Rank change year-on-year +24 +45 -12
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 889 996 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.96% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.11% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 666 540
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £594 £629 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 29
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.93 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.58% -0.63% -16.09%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.50 £13.67
90th Percentile £82.50 £41.88 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £29.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -18.10% +23.40% -14.55%

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 72,736 90,125 88,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.12% 86.88% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,672 59,619 58,484
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,313 2,352 2,123
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.66 £50.48 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.19 £23.50
% change year-on-year +6.18% -9.83% +4.44%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Top 15 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 13 November 2019. 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 +22 803 £450 +5.88% 286
UK excluding London +31 605 £450 +12.50% 241
London +39 263 £500 +5.26% 75
South East +42 225 £450 +9.38% 56
North of England +42 153 £450 +12.50% 59
North West +34 98 £450 +5.88% 30
Scotland +21 60 £500 +19.40% 20
Midlands +27 58 £400 - 42
East of England +6 49 £425 +6.25% 25
South West -35 48 £440 +15.79% 29
West Midlands +32 44 £403 +0.63% 20
Yorkshire +18 44 £425 +13.33% 24
Wales +27 15 £463 +8.82% 10
East Midlands +13 13 £363 -9.38% 22
North East +9 12 £350 -20.00% 5

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 290 (32.62%) Windows
2 242 (27.22%) Microsoft
2 242 (27.22%) Azure
3 196 (22.05%) Migration
4 193 (21.71%) Active Directory
5 191 (21.48%) SQL
6 190 (21.37%) PowerShell
7 182 (20.47%) High Availability
8 177 (19.91%) Firewall
9 172 (19.35%) VMware
10 170 (19.12%) Linux
11 168 (18.90%) Security Cleared
12 154 (17.32%) Business Continuity
13 133 (14.96%) DevOps
14 128 (14.40%) Windows Server
15 123 (13.84%) Finance
16 122 (13.72%) Oracle
17 120 (13.50%) ITIL
18 119 (13.39%) SAN
19 118 (13.27%) AWS
20 117 (13.16%) Cisco
21 116 (13.05%) SQL Server
21 116 (13.05%) Data Centre
22 114 (12.82%) Office 365
23 112 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
24 111 (12.49%) DNS
25 106 (11.92%) SC Cleared
26 99 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
27 98 (11.02%) Replication
28 97 (10.91%) Problem-Solving

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 35 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.15%) Skype for Business
3 27 (3.04%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.02%) Apache
5 16 (1.80%) IIS
6 14 (1.57%) Confluence
7 13 (1.46%) JBoss
7 13 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.90%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.79%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.45%) CMS
12 4 (0.45%) Documentum
12 4 (0.45%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 41 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.56%) Aligne
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.34%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.22%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.11%) iTrent
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 242 (27.22%) Azure
2 118 (13.27%) AWS
3 114 (12.82%) Office 365
4 70 (7.87%) IaaS
4 70 (7.87%) PaaS
5 47 (5.29%) SaaS
6 41 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (4.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 31 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (3.15%) GitHub
10 21 (2.36%) GCP
11 19 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (2.02%) OpenShift
13 15 (1.69%) Power Platform
14 11 (1.24%) Amazon S3
15 10 (1.12%) CloudFront
15 10 (1.12%) Datadog
16 8 (0.90%) Amazon EKS
16 8 (0.90%) AWS CodePipeline
16 8 (0.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 177 (19.91%) Firewall
2 119 (13.39%) SAN
3 111 (12.49%) DNS
4 91 (10.24%) WAN
5 88 (9.90%) VPN
6 84 (9.45%) LAN
7 74 (8.32%) TCP/IP
8 55 (6.19%) NAS
9 54 (6.07%) Internet
10 50 (5.62%) Reverse Proxy
11 48 (5.40%) DHCP
12 38 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (3.94%) Network Security
14 25 (2.81%) Skype
15 22 (2.47%) VLAN
16 20 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (2.25%) Wireless
17 19 (2.14%) VoIP
18 18 (2.02%) iSCSI
18 18 (2.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.75%) Oracle Database
3 32 (3.60%) MySQL
4 31 (3.49%) Big Data
5 27 (3.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 25 (2.81%) MongoDB
6 25 (2.81%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (2.02%) DB2
10 16 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.69%) NoSQL
12 14 (1.57%) Power BI
12 14 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (1.35%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.35%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (2.92%) Git (software)
1 26 (2.92%) JIRA
2 17 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.46%) Vagrant
5 10 (1.12%) GitLab
6 9 (1.01%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.56%) Gerrit
8 5 (0.56%) Gradle
8 5 (0.56%) Maven
8 5 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.45%) Subversion
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.22%) git-flow
11 2 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 123 (13.84%) Finance
2 62 (6.97%) Public Sector
3 45 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.04%) Banking
5 20 (2.25%) Retail
6 17 (1.91%) Legal
7 10 (1.12%) Billing
7 10 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.12%) Local Government
8 8 (0.90%) Law
8 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.90%) Police
9 6 (0.67%) Marketing
10 5 (0.56%) Back Office
10 5 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.56%) Publishing
11 3 (0.34%) Electronics
11 3 (0.34%) Front Office
12 2 (0.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (13.84%) Architect
2 83 (9.34%) DBA
3 79 (8.89%) Analyst
4 73 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 71 (7.99%) Administrator
6 59 (6.64%) Azure Engineer
7 50 (5.62%) Consultant
8 46 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 35 (3.94%) Network Engineer
9 35 (3.94%) Platform Engineer
9 35 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 35 (3.94%) SQL DBA
10 34 (3.82%) Cloud Engineer
11 32 (3.60%) Oracle DBA
12 31 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
13 28 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (2.81%) Azure Architect
15 23 (2.59%) Developer
15 23 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
15 23 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.96%) Web Services
2 36 (4.05%) .NET
3 32 (3.60%) Middleware
4 25 (2.81%) LDAP
5 18 (2.02%) JSON
6 14 (1.57%) ADSI
7 13 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (1.12%) .NET Core
8 10 (1.12%) XML
9 9 (1.01%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.01%) HTML
10 8 (0.90%) Node.js
11 7 (0.79%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.67%) 802.1X
12 6 (0.67%) J2EE
12 6 (0.67%) Java EE
12 6 (0.67%) Kafka
13 5 (0.56%) REST
14 4 (0.45%) SOAP
15 3 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 116 (13.05%) Data Centre
2 98 (11.02%) Replication
3 75 (8.44%) Management Information System
4 66 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (5.40%) Clustering
6 40 (4.50%) Public Cloud
7 32 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (2.70%) PKI
10 23 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.46%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.35%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.35%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 11 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
14 9 (1.01%) NHS
15 8 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 290 (32.62%) Windows
2 170 (19.12%) Linux
3 128 (14.40%) Windows Server
4 75 (8.44%) Unix
5 57 (6.41%) Windows 10
6 56 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (2.47%) Solaris
10 17 (1.91%) CentOS
11 13 (1.46%) AIX
11 13 (1.46%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.12%) VMS
13 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.22%) HPUX
16 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (22.05%) Migration
2 182 (20.47%) High Availability
3 154 (17.32%) Business Continuity
4 133 (14.96%) DevOps
5 120 (13.50%) ITIL
6 99 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 90 (10.12%) Information Security
9 85 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 71 (7.99%) Performance Tuning
11 69 (7.76%) Project Management
12 65 (7.31%) Configuration Management
13 55 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (5.85%) Change Management
15 51 (5.74%) Infrastructure as Code
15 51 (5.74%) SOA
16 48 (5.40%) Capacity Planning
16 48 (5.40%) Project Delivery
17 46 (5.17%) Analytics
17 46 (5.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (21.48%) SQL
2 190 (21.37%) PowerShell
3 65 (7.31%) Python
4 44 (4.95%) Bash Shell
5 36 (4.05%) Shell Script
6 31 (3.49%) C#
7 25 (2.81%) Java
8 21 (2.36%) Ruby
9 20 (2.25%) VB
10 18 (2.02%) Perl
11 15 (1.69%) Go
11 15 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.57%) XPath
13 13 (1.46%) JavaScript
13 13 (1.46%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.35%) C
15 10 (1.12%) VBA
15 10 (1.12%) VBScript
16 6 (0.67%) Scala
17 3 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 168 (18.90%) Security Cleared
2 106 (11.92%) SC Cleared
3 78 (8.77%) Degree
4 47 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (5.29%) DV Cleared
5 46 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (4.39%) CCNA
7 33 (3.71%) CCNP
8 24 (2.70%) MCSE
9 22 (2.47%) MCSA
10 20 (2.25%) ISEB
11 17 (1.91%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.57%) CISSP
13 14 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (1.12%) CCA
16 9 (1.01%) CISM
17 8 (0.90%) CCIE
17 8 (0.90%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.94%) QA
1 35 (3.94%) SLA
2 30 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.12%) NCSC
3 10 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.12%) PMO
4 9 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.01%) GDPR
4 9 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.67%) NIST
6 5 (0.56%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.22%) RMADS
8 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ITGC
8 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 193 (21.71%) Active Directory
2 112 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.19%) Docker
4 34 (3.82%) vSphere
5 26 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
6 25 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.59%) Hyper-V
8 20 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 19 (2.14%) XenApp
10 16 (1.80%) Firmware
10 16 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 14 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.12%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 8 (0.90%) NFS
14 7 (0.79%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (6.64%) SCCM
2 58 (6.52%) Single Sign-On
3 51 (5.74%) Puppet
4 47 (5.29%) Ansible
5 42 (4.72%) Terraform
6 30 (3.37%) Kubernetes
7 28 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 28 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (3.04%) FortiGate
9 20 (2.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 18 (2.02%) Avamar
11 17 (1.91%) NetBackup
12 15 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 13 (1.46%) Consul
13 13 (1.46%) Packer
14 12 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
14 12 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 11 (1.24%) SCOM
16 10 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
17 9 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 242 (27.22%) Microsoft
2 172 (19.35%) VMware
3 122 (13.72%) Oracle
4 117 (13.16%) Cisco
5 46 (5.17%) HP
6 45 (5.06%) Citrix
7 39 (4.39%) EMC
7 39 (4.39%) Red Hat
8 38 (4.27%) NetApp
9 27 (3.04%) Dell
10 24 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 24 (2.70%) Palo Alto
11 23 (2.59%) McAfee
12 22 (2.47%) IBM
13 21 (2.36%) Veritas
14 18 (2.02%) SAP
15 16 (1.80%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.80%) Splunk
16 15 (1.69%) Workday
17 14 (1.57%) F5