Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 293 263 257
Rank change year-on-year -30 -6 +33
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 732 309 898
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.97% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.11% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 190 547
10th Percentile £335 £275 £300
25th Percentile £413 £358 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £474 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.54% +2.43% +8.82%
75th Percentile £597 £550 £538
90th Percentile £675 £613 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £452 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +0.44% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 48
10th Percentile £19.09 £15.90 £16.13
25th Percentile £21.88 £16.13 £17.85
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £22.65
Median % change year-on-year +57.14% -22.72% -1.24%
75th Percentile £38.15 £19.81 £78.75
90th Percentile £47.33 £21.73 £82.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.60 £17.50 £22.65
% change year-on-year +86.29% -22.72% +7.83%

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 74,920 27,864 73,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.11% 87.08% 87.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,128 18,893 49,516
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,691 806 2,188
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.43 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.68 £15.25 £14.86
Median hourly rate £24.80 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.80% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.75 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £56.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +2.27% +14.29%

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Disaster Recovery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Disaster Recovery.

Daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Disaster Recovery over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Disaster Recovery.

Hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Disaster Recovery over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Top 17 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 23 October 2021. 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 -53 577 £500 +5.26% 275
UK excluding London -53 292 £452 +0.44% 207
London -65 285 £520 +6.67% 89
Work from Home -76 222 £513 +13.89% 40
North of England -21 100 £525 - 69
North West -26 56 £485 -7.62% 37
South East -79 54 £475 +18.01% 43
Midlands -43 45 £425 -0.87% 35
Scotland -60 36 £418 -1.76% 10
Yorkshire -38 32 £450 -18.18% 25
West Midlands -55 28 £425 -4.23% 21
East of England -52 25 £650 +30.00% 23
South West -31 23 £438 +20.69% 15
East Midlands -31 14 £438 +16.28% 14
North East +6 12 £550 +57.14% 7
Wales -21 7 £500 - 13
Northern Ireland -4 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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.

1 198 (27.05%) Windows
2 188 (25.68%) Azure
3 178 (24.32%) Microsoft
4 165 (22.54%) Finance
5 164 (22.40%) Social Skills
6 161 (21.99%) DevOps
7 160 (21.86%) Business Continuity
8 157 (21.45%) Migration
9 156 (21.31%) Linux
10 143 (19.54%) VMware
11 141 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
12 137 (18.72%) Data Centre
13 129 (17.62%) Active Directory
14 128 (17.49%) SQL
14 128 (17.49%) AWS
15 125 (17.08%) High Availability
16 118 (16.12%) Oracle
16 118 (16.12%) Python
17 114 (15.57%) ITIL
18 92 (12.57%) Cisco
19 87 (11.89%) SQL Server
20 86 (11.75%) Firewall
21 85 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 78 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
23 75 (10.25%) WAN
24 74 (10.11%) Microsoft 365
24 74 (10.11%) IaaS
24 74 (10.11%) Windows Server
25 72 (9.84%) Security Cleared
25 72 (9.84%) PaaS

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 36 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.28%) Confluence
2 24 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.01%) IIS
4 16 (2.19%) Apache
5 11 (1.50%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.37%) CICS
7 9 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.09%) nginx
9 7 (0.96%) JBoss
9 7 (0.96%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.96%) SAS
10 6 (0.82%) CMS
10 6 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.68%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.37%) Cloudability
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.27%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 188 (25.68%) Azure
2 128 (17.49%) AWS
3 74 (10.11%) IaaS
3 74 (10.11%) Microsoft 365
4 72 (9.84%) PaaS
5 58 (7.92%) SaaS
6 38 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (4.64%) GitHub
8 33 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (4.37%) Serverless
10 31 (4.23%) AWS Lambda
10 31 (4.23%) GCP
11 27 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (3.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 21 (2.87%) Amazon ELB
13 21 (2.87%) Azure Data Factory
14 20 (2.73%) Amazon EKS
14 20 (2.73%) AWS CodePipeline
14 20 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 86 (11.75%) Firewall
2 75 (10.25%) WAN
3 64 (8.74%) LAN
4 62 (8.47%) DNS
5 60 (8.20%) Network Security
6 58 (7.92%) SAN
7 31 (4.23%) DHCP
7 31 (4.23%) Internet
8 30 (4.10%) TCP/IP
9 29 (3.96%) NAS
9 29 (3.96%) VPN
10 23 (3.14%) VoIP
11 21 (2.87%) SD-WAN
12 18 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (2.05%) MPLS
14 14 (1.91%) Wireless
15 12 (1.64%) Kerberos
15 12 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
16 10 (1.37%) Skype
17 9 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.10%) Oracle Database
3 30 (4.10%) MySQL
4 28 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (2.87%) Big Data
6 21 (2.87%) Data Lake
7 20 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.60%) MongoDB
9 18 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (2.32%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.19%) NoSQL
11 16 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
12 14 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (1.78%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.64%) DB2
14 12 (1.64%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 38 (5.19%) Git (software)
1 38 (5.19%) JIRA
2 25 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.87%) GitLab
4 12 (1.64%) Bitbucket
5 11 (1.50%) Subversion
6 10 (1.37%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.37%) Terragrunt
7 9 (1.23%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.82%) JMeter
9 5 (0.68%) Postman
10 4 (0.55%) Appium
10 4 (0.55%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.41%) Gradle
11 3 (0.41%) Maven
11 3 (0.41%) Selenium
11 3 (0.41%) Serena SBM
11 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 165 (22.54%) Finance
2 164 (22.40%) Social Skills
3 70 (9.56%) Banking
4 49 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (5.87%) Public Sector
6 28 (3.83%) Documentation Skills
7 27 (3.69%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.05%) Retail
9 13 (1.78%) Influencing Skills
10 12 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (1.37%) Legal
11 10 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.23%) Law
13 8 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.82%) Billing
15 5 (0.68%) Advertising
15 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.68%) Marketing
16 3 (0.41%) Back Office
16 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 141 (19.26%) Architect
2 59 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
3 50 (6.83%) Consultant
4 48 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (5.60%) Analyst
6 37 (5.05%) Administrator
7 36 (4.92%) DBA
7 36 (4.92%) Network Engineer
8 30 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 28 (3.83%) Developer
10 24 (3.28%) AWS Architect
11 23 (3.14%) Azure Architect
12 22 (3.01%) Cloud Engineer
13 21 (2.87%) AWS Engineer
13 21 (2.87%) Cloud Architect
13 21 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery Manager
14 20 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
15 19 (2.60%) Project Manager
15 19 (2.60%) Technical Architect
16 17 (2.32%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (7.92%) .NET
2 28 (3.83%) .NET Framework
2 28 (3.83%) JSON
3 22 (3.01%) LDAP
3 22 (3.01%) REST
4 19 (2.60%) Middleware
5 16 (2.19%) YAML
6 14 (1.91%) Web Services
7 12 (1.64%) ASP.NET
7 12 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (1.23%) .NET Core
8 9 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (1.09%) ARM Templates
9 8 (1.09%) HTML
10 7 (0.96%) Node.js
11 6 (0.82%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.82%) Kafka
11 6 (0.82%) React
11 6 (0.82%) WPF
11 6 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (18.72%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.69%) Replication
3 42 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 31 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (3.55%) Clustering
6 22 (3.01%) Data Protection Act
7 19 (2.60%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.32%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.91%) Mainframe
11 13 (1.78%) PKI
12 10 (1.37%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.09%) FMCG
13 8 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.09%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.96%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
15 6 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 198 (27.05%) Windows
2 156 (21.31%) Linux
3 74 (10.11%) Windows Server
4 71 (9.70%) Unix
5 40 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (4.64%) Solaris
7 22 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.87%) AIX
8 21 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 18 (2.46%) Windows 10
11 14 (1.91%) CentOS
12 11 (1.50%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.37%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (1.37%) zOS
14 9 (1.23%) Android
14 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (1.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.99%) DevOps
2 160 (21.86%) Business Continuity
3 157 (21.45%) Migration
4 141 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (17.08%) High Availability
6 114 (15.57%) ITIL
7 78 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
8 68 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 65 (8.88%) Change Management
10 59 (8.06%) Analytics
11 56 (7.65%) Information Security
12 55 (7.51%) Service Management
13 54 (7.38%) Performance Tuning
14 52 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 49 (6.69%) Software Engineering
16 48 (6.56%) BCP
17 46 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
18 45 (6.15%) Storage Management
19 44 (6.01%) Infrastructure as Code
20 43 (5.87%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 128 (17.49%) SQL
2 118 (16.12%) Python
3 70 (9.56%) PowerShell
4 61 (8.33%) C#
5 39 (5.33%) Bash Shell
6 37 (5.05%) Java
7 31 (4.23%) Perl
8 27 (3.69%) PL/SQL
9 25 (3.42%) VBA
10 24 (3.28%) T-SQL
11 23 (3.14%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.14%) VB
12 18 (2.46%) Scala
13 16 (2.19%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.78%) JavaScript
15 11 (1.50%) Ruby
16 8 (1.09%) PHP
17 7 (0.96%) REXX
18 6 (0.82%) Search Processing Language
19 5 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 63 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.01%) Degree
4 28 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.87%) CCNA
6 19 (2.60%) CCNP
7 17 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.64%) MCSE
10 10 (1.37%) CISSP
11 9 (1.23%) CCIE
11 9 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.23%) MCP
12 8 (1.09%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.96%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.82%) MCSA
14 6 (0.82%) OCP
14 6 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
14 6 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.87%) QA
2 35 (4.78%) SLA
3 29 (3.96%) GDPR
4 16 (2.19%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.50%) ISO 22301
7 10 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (1.09%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.96%) Accessibility
9 7 (0.96%) COBIT
10 6 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.82%) GRC
11 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.68%) NIST
12 4 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.55%) PMO
13 3 (0.41%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 129 (17.62%) Active Directory
2 85 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.01%) Docker
4 39 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (3.83%) vSphere
6 24 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.05%) Hyper-V
9 13 (1.78%) NFS
10 11 (1.50%) VMware NSX
10 11 (1.50%) XenApp
11 9 (1.23%) Veritas File System
11 9 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (0.82%) Firmware
13 6 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.68%) KVM
14 5 (0.68%) Samba
14 5 (0.68%) SRDF
14 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 69 (9.43%) Ansible
2 50 (6.83%) Kubernetes
3 46 (6.28%) Terraform
4 43 (5.87%) SCCM
5 30 (4.10%) Puppet
6 25 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (2.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 16 (2.19%) Data Guard
9 16 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (1.91%) NetBackup
10 14 (1.91%) Tivoli
11 13 (1.78%) Grafana
11 13 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (1.50%) Control-M
13 11 (1.50%) QRadar
13 11 (1.50%) vCenter Server
14 10 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 178 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 143 (19.54%) VMware
3 118 (16.12%) Oracle
4 92 (12.57%) Cisco
5 55 (7.51%) Red Hat
6 41 (5.60%) Citrix
7 39 (5.33%) EMC
8 38 (5.19%) IBM
9 35 (4.78%) Splunk
10 27 (3.69%) HP
11 24 (3.28%) NetApp
12 23 (3.14%) Google
12 23 (3.14%) Meraki
13 21 (2.87%) Databricks
14 18 (2.46%) Veritas
15 17 (2.32%) CommVault
15 17 (2.32%) Dell
16 16 (2.19%) F5
16 16 (2.19%) SAP
17 15 (2.05%) New Relic