Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 291 246
Rank change year-on-year +3 -45 -13
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 888 788 1,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.86% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.02% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 526 726
UK median daily rate £428 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +1.91% -1.88%
10th Percentile £285 £225 £260
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +15.86% -3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 35
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £19.88 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -20.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.69 £13.50 £14.50
90th Percentile £48.15 £48.25 £53.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -25.68% +68.18%

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 86,588 77,629 89,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,199 51,073 58,321
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,117 2,437
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +13.68%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +1 810 £450 +12.50% 249
UK excluding London +16 534 £420 +15.86% 191
London -19 340 £450 -5.26% 77
South East +22 176 £463 +3.93% 50
North of England -6 136 £450 +28.57% 60
Midlands +8 89 £350 +12.00% 23
North West +15 77 £450 +30.43% 29
Yorkshire +14 56 £475 +31.94% 20
East Midlands +12 54 £335 +53.14% 14
East of England -12 39 £425 +6.25% 21
Wales +23 36 £383 +104.00% 6
West Midlands +4 35 £413 +2.48% 9
Scotland -50 34 £375 +7.14% 12
South West -7 25 £393 +16.30% 18
North East -7 5 £625 +66.67% 11
Northern Ireland -7 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 284 (31.98%) Windows
2 207 (23.31%) Business Continuity
3 201 (22.64%) Microsoft
4 198 (22.30%) Linux
4 198 (22.30%) Finance
5 197 (22.18%) ITIL
6 177 (19.93%) High Availability
7 170 (19.14%) Data Centre
8 165 (18.58%) SQL
9 154 (17.34%) VMware
10 147 (16.55%) SQL Server
10 147 (16.55%) Active Directory
11 144 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 137 (15.43%) Windows Server
13 131 (14.75%) Migration
14 129 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
15 122 (13.74%) Firewall
16 120 (13.51%) Oracle
17 114 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
18 104 (11.71%) Cisco
18 104 (11.71%) PowerShell
19 102 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
19 102 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
20 97 (10.92%) SAN
20 97 (10.92%) Unix
21 92 (10.36%) Office 365
22 88 (9.91%) Project Management
23 82 (9.23%) Change Management
23 82 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
24 81 (9.12%) Performance Tuning

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 43 (4.84%) MS Exchange
2 42 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.60%) IIS
4 22 (2.48%) Apache
4 22 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 22 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (2.25%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.14%) OpenStack
7 16 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.35%) SAS
9 10 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.13%) CloudStack
9 10 (1.13%) CMS
10 9 (1.01%) Confluence
10 9 (1.01%) nginx
11 8 (0.90%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.90%) JBoss
12 7 (0.79%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.68%) Moodle
Applications
1 30 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.45%) LatentZero
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.23%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.23%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.23%) Workfront
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 144 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
3 92 (10.36%) Office 365
4 45 (5.07%) PaaS
5 30 (3.38%) IaaS
6 20 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.91%) SaaS
8 16 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.35%) Heroku
9 12 (1.35%) Serverless
10 9 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.01%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.68%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.68%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.68%) Yammer
14 5 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 122 (13.74%) Firewall
2 97 (10.92%) SAN
3 69 (7.77%) DNS
3 69 (7.77%) WAN
4 68 (7.66%) TCP/IP
5 64 (7.21%) LAN
6 48 (5.41%) VPN
7 45 (5.07%) DHCP
8 30 (3.38%) Internet
9 24 (2.70%) VLAN
10 21 (2.36%) MPLS
10 21 (2.36%) Skype
11 20 (2.25%) Unified Communications
12 19 (2.14%) Network Security
12 19 (2.14%) Wireless
13 15 (1.69%) VoIP
14 14 (1.58%) Intranet
15 12 (1.35%) iSCSI
15 12 (1.35%) NAS
15 12 (1.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.86%) Oracle Database
3 36 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 35 (3.94%) MySQL
5 34 (3.83%) DB2
6 33 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (3.38%) Big Data
7 30 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (3.04%) MongoDB
8 27 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (2.48%) Hadoop
11 21 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
13 17 (1.91%) NoSQL
14 16 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
16 13 (1.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 49 (5.52%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.82%) JIRA
4 15 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.01%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.68%) GitLab
8 5 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.56%) JMeter
8 5 (0.56%) Subversion
9 4 (0.45%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.34%) ERwin
10 3 (0.34%) Gatling
10 3 (0.34%) Selenium
10 3 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 198 (22.30%) Finance
2 71 (8.00%) Banking
3 24 (2.70%) Legal
3 24 (2.70%) Retail
4 21 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.35%) Law
7 9 (1.01%) Publishing
8 6 (0.68%) Advertising
8 6 (0.68%) Games
8 6 (0.68%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.56%) French Language
10 4 (0.45%) Automotive
10 4 (0.45%) Billing
10 4 (0.45%) German Language
10 4 (0.45%) Local Government
10 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.34%) Front Office
11 3 (0.34%) Marketing
11 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (11.60%) DBA
2 100 (11.26%) Architect
3 93 (10.47%) Administrator
4 76 (8.56%) Consultant
5 67 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 65 (7.32%) Analyst
7 58 (6.53%) SQL DBA
8 44 (4.95%) Project Manager
9 36 (4.05%) Developer
10 32 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
11 30 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 24 (2.70%) IT Manager
14 23 (2.59%) Linux Administrator
14 23 (2.59%) Network Engineer
14 23 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (2.48%) Infrastructure Manager
16 21 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery Manager
16 21 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
16 21 (2.36%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.49%) Web Services
2 26 (2.93%) .NET
3 25 (2.82%) HTML
4 23 (2.59%) XML
5 22 (2.48%) CSS
5 22 (2.48%) JSON
6 20 (2.25%) Middleware
7 16 (1.80%) LDAP
8 11 (1.24%) .NET Framework
8 11 (1.24%) jQuery
8 11 (1.24%) Node.js
9 10 (1.13%) HTML5
9 10 (1.13%) Kafka
9 10 (1.13%) SOAP
10 9 (1.01%) Ajax
11 8 (0.90%) REST
11 8 (0.90%) Spark Streaming
12 7 (0.79%) CSS3
12 7 (0.79%) OAuth
12 7 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 170 (19.14%) Data Centre
2 80 (9.01%) Management Information System
3 73 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (8.11%) Clustering
5 51 (5.74%) Replication
6 32 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (3.04%) Computer Science
8 23 (2.59%) Private Cloud
8 23 (2.59%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (2.14%) Mainframe
10 16 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.80%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.58%) PKI
12 11 (1.24%) CESG
12 11 (1.24%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.01%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.01%) NHS
14 6 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 284 (31.98%) Windows
2 198 (22.30%) Linux
3 137 (15.43%) Windows Server
4 97 (10.92%) Unix
5 54 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (4.17%) Solaris
9 28 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (2.36%) AIX
10 21 (2.36%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.80%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.69%) SUSE
13 14 (1.58%) CentOS
14 11 (1.24%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.90%) VMS
16 6 (0.68%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.45%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (23.31%) Business Continuity
2 197 (22.18%) ITIL
3 177 (19.93%) High Availability
4 131 (14.75%) Migration
5 129 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (9.91%) Project Management
8 82 (9.23%) Change Management
8 82 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 81 (9.12%) Performance Tuning
10 80 (9.01%) Configuration Management
11 75 (8.45%) DevOps
12 69 (7.77%) Information Security
13 67 (7.55%) Service Delivery
14 66 (7.43%) Capacity Planning
15 62 (6.98%) Problem Management
15 62 (6.98%) Service Management
16 54 (6.08%) Incident Management
17 50 (5.63%) Load Balancing
18 47 (5.29%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 165 (18.58%) SQL
2 104 (11.71%) PowerShell
3 76 (8.56%) Python
4 57 (6.42%) Java
5 43 (4.84%) Perl
6 38 (4.28%) Bash Shell
7 31 (3.49%) Ruby
8 26 (2.93%) T-SQL
9 25 (2.82%) JavaScript
10 24 (2.70%) PHP
11 21 (2.36%) C#
11 21 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.35%) VB
13 10 (1.13%) COBOL
14 8 (0.90%) AWK
14 8 (0.90%) Korn
14 8 (0.90%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.79%) VBA
16 6 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (8.00%) Degree
2 56 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 45 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (4.28%) SC Cleared
6 33 (3.72%) CISSP
7 32 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (3.04%) MCSE
9 26 (2.93%) CCNA
10 22 (2.48%) CISM
11 21 (2.36%) CCNP
12 15 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.46%) CISA
13 13 (1.46%) MCP
14 11 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
14 11 (1.24%) CRISC
14 11 (1.24%) MCITP
15 10 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (1.13%) MCTS
16 9 (1.01%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.76%) SLA
2 39 (4.39%) GDPR
3 36 (4.05%) QA
4 33 (3.72%) PCI DSS
5 27 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.35%) COBIT
8 11 (1.24%) GCP
9 9 (1.01%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.90%) PMO
11 7 (0.79%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.56%) TickIT
13 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 3 (0.34%) EMIR
14 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.34%) MiFID
14 3 (0.34%) WCAG
15 2 (0.23%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 147 (16.55%) Active Directory
2 102 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.08%) Docker
4 52 (5.86%) Hyper-V
5 34 (3.83%) XenApp
6 21 (2.36%) vSphere
7 19 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.13%) DFS Replication
12 9 (1.01%) LXC
12 9 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.01%) NFS
13 8 (0.90%) Firmware
14 6 (0.68%) Veritas File System
14 6 (0.68%) XenServer
15 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 50 (5.63%) Puppet
2 49 (5.52%) Ansible
3 41 (4.62%) SCCM
4 39 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.70%) Kubernetes
6 21 (2.36%) NetBackup
7 18 (2.03%) SCOM
8 16 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
9 13 (1.46%) Terraform
10 12 (1.35%) Data Guard
11 11 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (1.24%) Nagios
12 10 (1.13%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.01%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.90%) HP ALM
14 8 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.90%) Mesos
14 8 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 7 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 201 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 154 (17.34%) VMware
3 120 (13.51%) Oracle
4 104 (11.71%) Cisco
5 73 (8.22%) Red Hat
6 69 (7.77%) Citrix
7 45 (5.07%) HP
7 45 (5.07%) NetApp
8 28 (3.15%) IBM
9 25 (2.82%) Veeam
10 23 (2.59%) Sybase
11 22 (2.48%) EMC
11 22 (2.48%) F5
12 21 (2.36%) CheckPoint
13 19 (2.14%) Brocade
13 19 (2.14%) Remedy
14 17 (1.91%) Dell
15 16 (1.80%) SAP
15 16 (1.80%) ServiceNow
15 16 (1.80%) Veritas