Period
to 17 August 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 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 253 249
Rank change year-on-year -53 -4 -21
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 768 1087 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.20% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 778 672
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £250 £257 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 18
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.53 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.49% -3.41% +4.94%
10th Percentile £13.36 £13.70 £13.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £45.15 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £36.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -26.39% +46.94% +29.29%

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 80715 90781 91028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.45% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 52987 59976 57943
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2201 2594
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.05% +7.88%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £48.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -39 725 £400 - 129
UK excluding London +14 493 £375 - 89
London -108 263 £456 +1.33% 49
South East -50 124 £386 -3.44% 25
North of England +12 114 £380 +2.70% 23
Midlands +62 112 £350 -12.50% 11
East of England +28 65 £375 +10.29% 16
East Midlands +37 60 £338 -15.63% 8
North West -7 54 £350 -6.67% 10
West Midlands +29 50 £400 +8.11% 3
South West +3 43 £370 -1.33% 6
Yorkshire +31 39 £450 +13.92% 11
Scotland +7 25 £400 - 4
North East +40 22 £391 +49.05% 2
Wales -1 5 £310 -22.50% 4
Northern Ireland -43 5 £324 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 241 (31.38%) Windows
2 207 (26.95%) Microsoft
3 204 (26.56%) Linux
4 176 (22.92%) ITIL
5 174 (22.66%) SQL
6 161 (20.96%) Oracle
7 153 (19.92%) Active Directory
8 151 (19.66%) VMware
9 147 (19.14%) Unix
10 145 (18.88%) Finance
11 142 (18.49%) SQL Server
12 138 (17.97%) Business Continuity
13 126 (16.41%) Windows Server
14 121 (15.76%) Data Centre
15 117 (15.23%) High Availability
16 111 (14.45%) Security Cleared
17 109 (14.19%) SAN
18 108 (14.06%) Migration
19 100 (13.02%) Cisco
20 98 (12.76%) Firewall
21 95 (12.37%) SC Cleared
22 92 (11.98%) PowerShell
23 90 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
24 88 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
25 86 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
26 84 (10.94%) LAN
27 83 (10.81%) DNS
28 82 (10.68%) Python
28 82 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
29 81 (10.55%) Change 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 65 (8.46%) MS Exchange
2 45 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (3.78%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.26%) Skype for Business
5 23 (2.99%) IIS
6 21 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (2.60%) Apache Spark
8 15 (1.95%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.30%) SAS
10 9 (1.17%) Apache
11 8 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.91%) Confluence
12 7 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.78%) JBoss
13 6 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 22 (2.86%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.39%) Staffware
5 2 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.13%) BondVision
6 1 (0.13%) Eikon
6 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 67 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (5.60%) Office 365
3 42 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (2.47%) IaaS
5 16 (2.08%) GitHub
6 14 (1.82%) SaaS
7 10 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.30%) PaaS
8 6 (0.78%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.65%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.13%) Heroku
13 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 109 (14.19%) SAN
2 98 (12.76%) Firewall
3 84 (10.94%) LAN
4 83 (10.81%) DNS
5 81 (10.55%) WAN
6 66 (8.59%) VPN
7 57 (7.42%) TCP/IP
8 51 (6.64%) DHCP
9 42 (5.47%) NAS
10 33 (4.30%) Internet
10 33 (4.30%) VoIP
11 32 (4.17%) Unified Communications
12 27 (3.52%) LDAP
12 27 (3.52%) Network Security
13 24 (3.13%) MPLS
14 21 (2.73%) BGP
15 19 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (2.34%) SMTP
16 18 (2.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (18.49%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.60%) Oracle Database
3 40 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 39 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (4.17%) DB2
6 32 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (3.91%) Relational Database
8 28 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (3.52%) MySQL
10 24 (3.13%) Big Data
11 23 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 22 (2.86%) Hadoop
13 21 (2.73%) RDBMS
14 20 (2.60%) Apache Hive
15 19 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (2.08%) HBase
16 16 (2.08%) Impala
16 16 (2.08%) Sqoop
17 14 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.08%) JIRA
3 12 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.78%) SpecFlow
5 6 (0.78%) Toad
6 5 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.52%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.39%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.39%) ERwin
8 3 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.26%) git-flow
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 145 (18.88%) Finance
2 60 (7.81%) Banking
3 38 (4.95%) Legal
4 33 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.73%) Retail
6 18 (2.34%) Automotive
7 17 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.08%) Front Office
9 14 (1.82%) Marketing
10 13 (1.69%) Investment Banking
11 12 (1.56%) Electronics
12 11 (1.43%) Law
13 8 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.65%) Local Government
14 5 (0.65%) Publishing
15 4 (0.52%) Back Office
15 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.39%) Billing
16 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (12.76%) Analyst
2 85 (11.07%) Administrator
2 85 (11.07%) DBA
3 73 (9.51%) Architect
4 49 (6.38%) SQL DBA
5 41 (5.34%) Project Manager
6 36 (4.69%) Consultant
7 35 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (4.30%) Support Analyst
9 32 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
10 29 (3.78%) SQL Server DBA
11 28 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 28 (3.65%) Unix Engineer
12 27 (3.52%) Developer
12 27 (3.52%) IT Manager
13 24 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
14 23 (2.99%) Oracle DBA
15 22 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
16 21 (2.73%) IT Engineer
17 19 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.13%) Web Services
2 22 (2.86%) .NET
3 17 (2.21%) Sensu
4 16 (2.08%) Kafka
4 16 (2.08%) Spark Streaming
5 15 (1.95%) XML
6 11 (1.43%) Middleware
7 10 (1.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 10 (1.30%) XML Messaging
8 8 (1.04%) JSON
9 7 (0.91%) SOAP
10 6 (0.78%) J2EE
10 6 (0.78%) REST
10 6 (0.78%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.78%) XMPP
11 4 (0.52%) Flash
11 4 (0.52%) ISPF
11 4 (0.52%) Regular Expression
11 4 (0.52%) WSDL
11 4 (0.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 121 (15.76%) Data Centre
2 76 (9.90%) Replication
3 68 (8.85%) Management Information System
4 66 (8.59%) Clustering
5 55 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.47%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (2.21%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.95%) Mainframe
10 14 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.82%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.69%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.69%) PKI
12 11 (1.43%) Derivative
13 10 (1.30%) iPad
14 9 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (1.17%) NHS
14 9 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.17%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 241 (31.38%) Windows
2 204 (26.56%) Linux
3 147 (19.14%) Unix
4 126 (16.41%) Windows Server
5 90 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (10.16%) Solaris
8 63 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (5.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (5.34%) Windows 7
11 27 (3.52%) AIX
12 23 (2.99%) CentOS
13 19 (2.47%) Windows 10
14 15 (1.95%) SUSE
15 9 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.91%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.91%) HPUX
16 7 (0.91%) zOS
17 5 (0.65%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (22.92%) ITIL
2 138 (17.97%) Business Continuity
3 117 (15.23%) High Availability
4 108 (14.06%) Migration
5 82 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (10.55%) Change Management
7 71 (9.24%) Project Management
7 71 (9.24%) Service Management
8 60 (7.81%) Information Security
9 57 (7.42%) DevOps
10 56 (7.29%) Performance Tuning
11 51 (6.64%) Capacity Planning
11 51 (6.64%) Problem Management
12 48 (6.25%) Service Delivery
13 45 (5.86%) Configuration Management
14 42 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (5.47%) ETL
15 41 (5.34%) ERP
16 35 (4.56%) Incident Management
17 33 (4.30%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 174 (22.66%) SQL
2 92 (11.98%) PowerShell
3 82 (10.68%) Python
4 81 (10.55%) Perl
5 42 (5.47%) Korn
5 42 (5.47%) Shell Script
6 32 (4.17%) Java
7 30 (3.91%) Bash Shell
8 28 (3.65%) T-SQL
9 20 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.21%) PHP
10 17 (2.21%) Ruby
10 17 (2.21%) VB
11 15 (1.95%) C#
12 11 (1.43%) VBA
12 11 (1.43%) VBScript
13 10 (1.30%) JavaScript
14 8 (1.04%) AWK
15 7 (0.91%) C
16 5 (0.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 111 (14.45%) Security Cleared
2 95 (12.37%) SC Cleared
3 60 (7.81%) Degree
4 56 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (4.69%) CCNA
7 34 (4.43%) MCSE
8 24 (3.13%) CISSP
9 23 (2.99%) CCIE
10 20 (2.60%) CCNP
11 18 (2.34%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (1.56%) ISEB
13 12 (1.56%) MCP
14 9 (1.17%) MCITP
14 9 (1.17%) VCAP
15 7 (0.91%) CCA
15 7 (0.91%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.82%) SLA
2 22 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.21%) QA
5 11 (1.43%) PMO
6 8 (1.04%) GDPR
7 6 (0.78%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.39%) COBIT
9 3 (0.39%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.13%) BS7799
11 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.13%) MiFID
11 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 153 (19.92%) Active Directory
2 88 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (7.03%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (4.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 30 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.60%) XenApp
8 19 (2.47%) vSphere
9 16 (2.08%) Apache Flume
10 14 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (1.69%) NFS
12 12 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (1.17%) Firmware
13 9 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.91%) Squid
14 7 (0.91%) Xen
14 7 (0.91%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.78%) Docker
15 6 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (5.60%) NetBackup
2 38 (4.95%) Ansible
2 38 (4.95%) SCCM
3 30 (3.91%) Puppet
4 29 (3.78%) Nagios
5 26 (3.39%) SCOM
6 24 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 24 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 15 (1.95%) Prometheus
8 15 (1.95%) WSUS
9 13 (1.69%) Data Guard
10 12 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (1.30%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.30%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.17%) Webmin
13 8 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 7 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 207 (26.95%) Microsoft
2 161 (20.96%) Oracle
3 151 (19.66%) VMware
4 100 (13.02%) Cisco
5 74 (9.64%) Citrix
6 73 (9.51%) HP
7 68 (8.85%) NetApp
8 54 (7.03%) Red Hat
9 52 (6.77%) SAP
10 37 (4.82%) EMC
10 37 (4.82%) Sun
11 33 (4.30%) Veritas
12 20 (2.60%) IBM
13 19 (2.47%) CommVault
14 17 (2.21%) Brocade
15 16 (2.08%) CheckPoint
15 16 (2.08%) Remedy
16 15 (1.95%) Splunk
17 14 (1.82%) ServiceNow
17 14 (1.82%) Sybase