Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 309 256
Rank change year-on-year +4 -53 -4
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 859 733 1,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.77% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.91% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 474 802
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £260
90th Percentile £600 £562 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 22
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £20.75 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.76% -19.42% +10.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £13.41 £14.45
90th Percentile £47.35 £66.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year +21.28% -45.70% +58.83%

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 88,714 80,881 92,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.74% 84.94% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,518 52,925 61,090
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,434 2,131 2,294
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +3.79% +12.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.18 £52.38 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 +7 778 £450 +12.50% 242
UK excluding London +13 523 £413 +10.00% 186
London +7 316 £475 +5.56% 71
South East +55 177 £450 +5.88% 47
North of England -2 121 £450 +17.26% 56
North West +2 73 £450 +28.57% 25
Midlands -28 72 £400 +9.59% 34
East of England -16 48 £400 +6.67% 16
South West +6 43 £380 +4.47% 18
Yorkshire -15 41 £475 +5.56% 29
East Midlands -20 38 £335 -9.15% 12
West Midlands -14 34 £413 +13.01% 22
Scotland -44 30 £375 +36.36% 11
Wales +12 28 £400 +29.03% 3
North East -8 11 £675 +73.08% 2
Northern Ireland +15 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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.

1 256 (29.80%) Windows
2 201 (23.40%) ITIL
3 200 (23.28%) Linux
4 188 (21.89%) Microsoft
5 182 (21.19%) Finance
6 178 (20.72%) Business Continuity
7 167 (19.44%) High Availability
8 152 (17.69%) SQL
8 152 (17.69%) Data Centre
9 150 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 149 (17.35%) VMware
11 140 (16.30%) Active Directory
12 137 (15.95%) Migration
13 133 (15.48%) Windows Server
14 126 (14.67%) Firewall
15 125 (14.55%) SQL Server
16 122 (14.20%) Oracle
17 115 (13.39%) Unix
18 110 (12.81%) SAN
19 107 (12.46%) Amazon AWS
20 98 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
21 92 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
22 91 (10.59%) PowerShell
23 89 (10.36%) Cisco
24 84 (9.78%) Change Management
24 84 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
25 83 (9.66%) DevOps
26 80 (9.31%) Performance Tuning
27 79 (9.20%) Information Security
28 77 (8.96%) Capacity Planning

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 53 (6.17%) MS Exchange
2 38 (4.42%) Apache
3 34 (3.96%) Skype for Business
4 33 (3.84%) IIS
5 31 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.61%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.86%) nginx
7 13 (1.51%) SAS
8 12 (1.40%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.28%) Confluence
9 11 (1.28%) JBoss
10 9 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.93%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.81%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.23%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.23%) Workfront
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 150 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (12.46%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (8.96%) Office 365
4 51 (5.94%) PaaS
5 48 (5.59%) IaaS
6 27 (3.14%) SaaS
7 23 (2.68%) Serverless
8 17 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 15 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.05%) Yammer
13 5 (0.58%) GitHub
13 5 (0.58%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.58%) Route 53
13 5 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (0.47%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 126 (14.67%) Firewall
2 110 (12.81%) SAN
3 62 (7.22%) DNS
4 56 (6.52%) VPN
4 56 (6.52%) WAN
5 54 (6.29%) LAN
6 43 (5.01%) TCP/IP
7 41 (4.77%) DHCP
8 33 (3.84%) Skype
9 26 (3.03%) Unified Communications
10 24 (2.79%) VLAN
11 23 (2.68%) NAS
12 22 (2.56%) Internet
13 21 (2.44%) Network Security
14 19 (2.21%) MPLS
15 17 (1.98%) iSCSI
16 16 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (1.86%) NetScaler
16 16 (1.86%) SSL
17 15 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.89%) Oracle Database
3 37 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.96%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.84%) MySQL
6 28 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (3.03%) Big Data
8 26 (3.03%) DB2
9 23 (2.68%) NoSQL
9 23 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (2.33%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
12 16 (1.86%) Power BI
13 15 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
13 15 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (1.51%) Data Lake
16 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 33 (3.84%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.68%) JIRA
3 18 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.81%) JMeter
6 7 (0.81%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.70%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.58%) Gatling
8 5 (0.58%) Selenium
8 5 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.35%) CA Gen
10 3 (0.35%) FindBugs
10 3 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.23%) GitLab
11 2 (0.23%) Gradle
General
1 182 (21.19%) Finance
2 63 (7.33%) Banking
3 34 (3.96%) Retail
4 31 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.79%) Legal
6 17 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.93%) Back Office
9 7 (0.81%) Games
10 6 (0.70%) Advertising
10 6 (0.70%) Electronics
10 6 (0.70%) Marketing
11 5 (0.58%) Front Office
11 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.58%) Publishing
12 4 (0.47%) Billing
12 4 (0.47%) Law
12 4 (0.47%) Local Government
12 4 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.35%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 102 (11.87%) Architect
2 94 (10.94%) DBA
3 84 (9.78%) Administrator
4 79 (9.20%) Analyst
5 71 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 56 (6.52%) Consultant
7 45 (5.24%) SQL DBA
8 42 (4.89%) Project Manager
9 36 (4.19%) Developer
10 34 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
10 34 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
11 28 (3.26%) AWS Engineer
12 27 (3.14%) Linux Administrator
13 24 (2.79%) Azure Architect
13 24 (2.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 24 (2.79%) Network Engineer
14 23 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
15 22 (2.56%) Cloud Architect
15 22 (2.56%) Oracle DBA
15 22 (2.56%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.19%) Web Services
2 31 (3.61%) .NET
3 27 (3.14%) Middleware
4 25 (2.91%) JSON
5 24 (2.79%) LDAP
6 18 (2.10%) HTML
7 17 (1.98%) Node.js
8 16 (1.86%) XML
9 15 (1.75%) CSS
10 11 (1.28%) REST
11 9 (1.05%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.05%) J2EE
12 8 (0.93%) Kafka
12 8 (0.93%) OAuth
12 8 (0.93%) SOAP
13 7 (0.81%) jQuery
13 7 (0.81%) RESTful
14 6 (0.70%) Ajax
14 6 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
14 6 (0.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (17.69%) Data Centre
2 74 (8.61%) Management Information System
3 68 (7.92%) Clustering
4 64 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (6.87%) Replication
6 34 (3.96%) Public Cloud
7 27 (3.14%) Mainframe
8 24 (2.79%) Computer Science
9 19 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (2.10%) PKI
11 13 (1.51%) CESG
12 11 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.16%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.16%) Thin Client
14 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (1.05%) User Experience
15 8 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 256 (29.80%) Windows
2 200 (23.28%) Linux
3 133 (15.48%) Windows Server
4 115 (13.39%) Unix
5 63 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (5.47%) Solaris
7 38 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (3.84%) CentOS
9 21 (2.44%) AIX
9 21 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (2.10%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.63%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.93%) VMS
13 8 (0.93%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.81%) SUSE
15 6 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.58%) FreeBSD
16 5 (0.58%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (23.40%) ITIL
2 178 (20.72%) Business Continuity
3 167 (19.44%) High Availability
4 137 (15.95%) Migration
5 98 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (9.78%) Change Management
6 84 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
7 83 (9.66%) DevOps
8 80 (9.31%) Performance Tuning
9 79 (9.20%) Information Security
10 77 (8.96%) Capacity Planning
11 75 (8.73%) Service Management
12 72 (8.38%) Configuration Management
13 71 (8.27%) Problem Management
14 70 (8.15%) Project Management
15 59 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 55 (6.40%) Incident Management
17 52 (6.05%) Service Delivery
18 43 (5.01%) SDLC
19 42 (4.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 152 (17.69%) SQL
2 91 (10.59%) PowerShell
3 51 (5.94%) Python
4 46 (5.36%) Java
5 35 (4.07%) Perl
6 29 (3.38%) Shell Script
7 28 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 22 (2.56%) C#
8 22 (2.56%) Ruby
9 19 (2.21%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.98%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.75%) PHP
12 13 (1.51%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.51%) VB
13 12 (1.40%) AWK
13 12 (1.40%) Korn
14 11 (1.28%) COBOL
15 10 (1.16%) VBScript
16 9 (1.05%) Scala
17 7 (0.81%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 68 (7.92%) Degree
2 66 (7.68%) Security Cleared
3 45 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 43 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (3.84%) CCNP
7 32 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (2.56%) CCNA
8 22 (2.56%) CISSP
9 16 (1.86%) CISM
10 15 (1.75%) MCSE
11 14 (1.63%) RHCE
11 14 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.51%) CESG Certified Professional
12 13 (1.51%) MCITP
13 12 (1.40%) MCTS
14 10 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.16%) MCSA
14 10 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.29%) SLA
2 29 (3.38%) GDPR
3 23 (2.68%) QA
4 22 (2.56%) PCI DSS
5 21 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.51%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (1.28%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.81%) COBIT
9 5 (0.58%) EMIR
9 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.58%) MiFID
9 5 (0.58%) TickIT
10 4 (0.47%) PMO
11 3 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.35%) RMADS
11 3 (0.35%) WCAG
12 2 (0.23%) GCP
12 2 (0.23%) HL7
12 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 140 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 92 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.05%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.54%) Docker
5 28 (3.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 26 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (3.03%) XenApp
7 23 (2.68%) vSphere
8 19 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (1.28%) Veritas File System
11 10 (1.16%) Firmware
11 10 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.16%) NFS
12 9 (1.05%) LXC
12 9 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.05%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.93%) DFS Replication
13 8 (0.93%) GlusterFS
14 7 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (5.24%) Ansible
2 41 (4.77%) Puppet
3 37 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (3.26%) SCCM
5 20 (2.33%) Terraform
6 18 (2.10%) Kubernetes
7 17 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (1.98%) NetBackup
8 16 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
9 15 (1.75%) SCOM
10 13 (1.51%) Data Guard
10 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 12 (1.40%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (1.28%) Nagios
12 11 (1.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 10 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
14 9 (1.05%) Oracle ZFS
14 9 (1.05%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 188 (21.89%) Microsoft
2 149 (17.35%) VMware
3 122 (14.20%) Oracle
4 89 (10.36%) Cisco
5 74 (8.61%) Red Hat
6 44 (5.12%) Citrix
7 43 (5.01%) HP
8 34 (3.96%) NetApp
9 30 (3.49%) IBM
9 30 (3.49%) Remedy
10 27 (3.14%) EMC
11 26 (3.03%) Veritas
12 23 (2.68%) SAP
13 19 (2.21%) ServiceNow
13 19 (2.21%) Veeam
14 18 (2.10%) Brocade
14 18 (2.10%) Dell
15 16 (1.86%) Informatica
15 16 (1.86%) Juniper
16 15 (1.75%) Palo Alto