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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 263 239
Rank change year-on-year -38 -24  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 355 501 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.94% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.13% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 351 318
Median daily rate £383 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 4
Median hourly rate £35.50 £19.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.84% -30.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £46.37 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £43.28 £27.25
% change year-on-year -17.97% +58.82%  

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 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -35 335 £386 -3.43% 132
London -94 106 £450 +5.88% 34
South East -6 56 £400 - 29
East of England +18 38 £373 +9.55% 9
East Midlands +20 36 £375 -6.25% 7
North West +26 34 £350 -12.50% 8
South West +16 27 £365 -5.19% 12
West Midlands +24 22 £238 -35.81% 10
City of London -14 17 £493 +11.29% 7
Cambridgeshire +6 16 £375 +10.29% 2
Northamptonshire +15 15 £300 - 2
Derbyshire - 15 £388 - 4
Derby - 15 £388 - 4
West Sussex +18 14 £338 -7.53% 1
Northampton +16 14 £269 - 2
Manchester +14 14 £313 -28.57% 3
Berkshire +19 12 £550 +22.22% 9
Dorset +17 10 £300 - 3
Scotland +15 10 £275 -31.25% 3
Hampshire +9 10 £325 -29.72% 9
Cheshire +28 9 £420 -1.17% 5
Bournemouth +14 9 £300 - 3
Bristol +3 9 £389 -2.81% 4
Yorkshire +5 8 £513 +28.12% 22
Surrey -14 8 £386 -3.43% 3
Lancashire +10 7 £373 -
West Yorkshire +2 7 £513 +20.58% 19
Hertfordshire +2 7 £320 - 3
Gatwick 0 7 £250 -31.50%
Peterborough - 7 £375 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 257 (34.82%) Windows
2 201 (27.24%) Microsoft
3 182 (24.66%) ITIL
4 170 (23.04%) Linux
5 161 (21.82%) SQL
5 161 (21.82%) VMware
6 148 (20.05%) Active Directory
7 140 (18.97%) Business Continuity
8 139 (18.83%) Data Centre
9 136 (18.43%) Finance
10 135 (18.29%) SQL Server
11 134 (18.16%) Oracle
12 123 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 118 (15.99%) High Availability
14 117 (15.85%) Unix
15 116 (15.72%) Migration
16 114 (15.45%) Firewall
17 108 (14.63%) SAN
18 98 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
19 96 (13.01%) Cisco
20 95 (12.87%) Replication
20 95 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
20 95 (12.87%) PowerShell
21 86 (11.65%) Service Management
21 86 (11.65%) WAN
22 82 (11.11%) MS Exchange
23 81 (10.98%) LAN
23 81 (10.98%) Security Cleared
23 81 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
24 80 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure

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 82 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 58 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (4.47%) SharePoint
4 29 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (3.93%) IIS
5 21 (2.85%) Skype for Business
6 15 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.95%) SAS
11 6 (0.81%) Apache
11 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.68%) JBoss
13 4 (0.54%) Confluence
13 4 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 16 (2.17%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.54%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.54%) SAP MII
4 3 (0.41%) Maximo
4 3 (0.41%) Staffware
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.27%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.14%) BondVision
6 1 (0.14%) Eikon
6 1 (0.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 80 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (5.56%) Office 365
4 33 (4.47%) IaaS
5 17 (2.30%) SaaS
6 14 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.36%) PaaS
9 7 (0.95%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.54%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.41%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.14%) Heroku
14 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 114 (15.45%) Firewall
2 108 (14.63%) SAN
3 86 (11.65%) WAN
4 81 (10.98%) LAN
5 79 (10.70%) DNS
6 53 (7.18%) VPN
7 48 (6.50%) TCP/IP
8 44 (5.96%) NAS
9 40 (5.42%) DHCP
10 35 (4.74%) Network Security
11 29 (3.93%) VoIP
12 26 (3.52%) Internet
13 25 (3.39%) MPLS
13 25 (3.39%) Unified Communications
14 24 (3.25%) Wireless
15 23 (3.12%) BGP
15 23 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (2.85%) LDAP
17 16 (2.17%) SMTP
17 16 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (4.61%) Oracle Database
7 32 (4.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (3.66%) DB2
10 25 (3.39%) Relational Database
11 20 (2.71%) MySQL
12 19 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (2.44%) RDBMS
14 16 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
18 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (1.08%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.36%) JIRA
2 10 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.22%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.54%) NWDI
7 3 (0.41%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.41%) ERwin
7 3 (0.41%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.41%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.27%) git-flow
8 2 (0.27%) Selenium
8 2 (0.27%) Subversion
8 2 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 136 (18.43%) Finance
2 47 (6.37%) Banking
3 35 (4.74%) Legal
4 27 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.12%) Retail
6 15 (2.03%) Front Office
7 13 (1.76%) Law
8 12 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.36%) Back Office
11 9 (1.22%) Automotive
11 9 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.95%) Local Government
13 6 (0.81%) Billing
14 5 (0.68%) Electronics
14 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.68%) Marketing
14 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.41%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (13.41%) Analyst
2 84 (11.38%) Architect
3 77 (10.43%) DBA
4 74 (10.03%) Administrator
5 57 (7.72%) SQL DBA
6 42 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (5.42%) Project Manager
8 35 (4.74%) Consultant
9 30 (4.07%) SQL Server DBA
10 28 (3.79%) Support Analyst
11 26 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (3.39%) IT Manager
13 24 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
14 23 (3.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 22 (2.98%) Technical Architect
16 21 (2.85%) Cloud Architect
16 21 (2.85%) Unix Administrator
17 20 (2.71%) Network Engineer
17 20 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
17 20 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.90%) .NET
1 14 (1.90%) Middleware
1 14 (1.90%) Web Services
2 11 (1.49%) SAP Basis
3 7 (0.95%) SOAP
4 6 (0.81%) REST
5 5 (0.68%) J2EE
5 5 (0.68%) XML
6 4 (0.54%) Flash
6 4 (0.54%) WSDL
6 4 (0.54%) XML Messaging
6 4 (0.54%) XSD
7 3 (0.41%) Java SE
7 3 (0.41%) ODBC
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.41%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.41%) RESTful
7 3 (0.41%) WAP
8 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 139 (18.83%) Data Centre
2 95 (12.87%) Replication
3 65 (8.81%) Management Information System
4 61 (8.27%) Clustering
5 57 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (3.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.03%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.63%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.95%) Derivative
14 7 (0.95%) iPad
14 7 (0.95%) PKI
15 6 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.81%) NHS
16 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 257 (34.82%) Windows
2 170 (23.04%) Linux
3 123 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 117 (15.85%) Unix
5 98 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 81 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (9.35%) Solaris
8 55 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (4.74%) Windows 7
11 23 (3.12%) CentOS
12 18 (2.44%) AIX
13 13 (1.76%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.22%) HPUX
14 9 (1.22%) SUSE
15 8 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (0.81%) zOS
17 4 (0.54%) Debian
17 4 (0.54%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (24.66%) ITIL
2 140 (18.97%) Business Continuity
3 118 (15.99%) High Availability
4 116 (15.72%) Migration
5 86 (11.65%) Service Management
6 79 (10.70%) Change Management
7 78 (10.57%) Project Management
8 67 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (7.86%) Performance Tuning
10 53 (7.18%) Capacity Planning
11 49 (6.64%) DevOps
11 49 (6.64%) Information Security
12 43 (5.83%) Problem Management
13 42 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (5.69%) Service Delivery
14 38 (5.15%) Load Balancing
14 38 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (5.01%) Capacity Management
16 35 (4.74%) Configuration Management
17 33 (4.47%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 161 (21.82%) SQL
2 95 (12.87%) PowerShell
3 52 (7.05%) Perl
4 46 (6.23%) Python
5 33 (4.47%) T-SQL
6 31 (4.20%) Korn
7 22 (2.98%) Bash Shell
8 21 (2.85%) Java
9 17 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.03%) PHP
10 15 (2.03%) VB
11 14 (1.90%) Ruby
12 13 (1.76%) VBScript
13 10 (1.36%) C#
14 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.81%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.68%) AWK
16 5 (0.68%) C
16 5 (0.68%) R
17 4 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 81 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 69 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 50 (6.78%) Degree
4 48 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (4.34%) CCNA
7 28 (3.79%) CISSP
8 27 (3.66%) MCSE
9 23 (3.12%) CCIE
10 21 (2.85%) CCNP
11 13 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (1.36%) ISEB
13 10 (1.36%) MCITP
13 10 (1.36%) MCP
14 9 (1.22%) MCDBA
15 8 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.08%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.95%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.47%) SLA
2 27 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.71%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.49%) PMO
4 11 (1.49%) QA
5 7 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.81%) GDPR
6 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.54%) COBIT
7 4 (0.54%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.27%) RMADS
10 1 (0.14%) BS7799
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 148 (20.05%) Active Directory
2 95 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (7.45%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 24 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (3.12%) Virtual Servers
6 23 (3.12%) vSphere
7 22 (2.98%) NFS
8 20 (2.71%) XenApp
9 12 (1.63%) Firmware
9 12 (1.63%) Veritas File System
10 9 (1.22%) Docker
10 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.08%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.95%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.81%) Samba
13 6 (0.81%) Squid
Systems Management
1 40 (5.42%) SCCM
2 35 (4.74%) SCOM
3 31 (4.20%) NetBackup
4 30 (4.07%) Nagios
5 29 (3.93%) Puppet
6 27 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (2.98%) Ansible
8 21 (2.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (2.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 14 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (1.90%) vCenter Server
10 14 (1.90%) WSUS
11 13 (1.76%) Backup Exec
11 13 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (1.49%) EMC Navisphere
13 9 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (1.22%) Webmin
14 8 (1.08%) Control-M
15 7 (0.95%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 201 (27.24%) Microsoft
2 161 (21.82%) VMware
3 134 (18.16%) Oracle
4 96 (13.01%) Cisco
5 77 (10.43%) HP
6 70 (9.49%) Citrix
7 65 (8.81%) NetApp
8 50 (6.78%) Red Hat
9 42 (5.69%) SAP
10 40 (5.42%) EMC
11 35 (4.74%) Veritas
12 33 (4.47%) Sun
13 27 (3.66%) IBM
14 21 (2.85%) Brocade
15 20 (2.71%) Symantec
16 19 (2.57%) CheckPoint
16 19 (2.57%) CommVault
17 17 (2.30%) Veeam
18 16 (2.17%) F5
18 16 (2.17%) McAfee
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 12 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Elland, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 18 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Up to £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 days ago