Period
to 19 July 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 307 312
Rank change year-on-year +29 +5 -56
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 880 859 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.83% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.96% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 536 474
UK median daily rate £463 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £283 £300 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 26
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.48% +39.76% -19.42%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.38 £13.41
90th Percentile £29.89 £47.35 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -40.35% +21.28% -45.70%

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 80,974 89,638 81,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.63% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,301 59,147 53,395
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,306 2,455 2,154
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% -13.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.81 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.36% -16.78% -

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 2019.

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 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Top 15 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 2019. 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 +31 808 £465 +3.33% 353
UK excluding London +37 601 £450 +9.09% 273
London +1 248 £500 +5.26% 98
South East +50 220 £455 +1.11% 67
North of England +56 155 £450 - 81
North West +36 101 £450 - 44
South West +3 62 £438 +15.13% 21
Midlands +9 58 £400 - 59
East of England +20 52 £513 +28.13% 27
Scotland +49 50 £448 +19.33% 5
Yorkshire +29 46 £450 -5.26% 27
West Midlands +9 41 £420 +1.82% 24
East Midlands +5 17 £308 -8.21% 34
North East +20 10 £450 -33.33% 10
Wales -17 7 £350 -12.50% 13

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 (29.09%) Windows
2 227 (25.80%) SQL
3 218 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 196 (22.27%) High Availability
5 195 (22.16%) Migration
6 189 (21.48%) Microsoft
7 188 (21.36%) Active Directory
8 181 (20.57%) VMware
9 168 (19.09%) Linux
10 167 (18.98%) Finance
11 158 (17.95%) ITIL
12 157 (17.84%) Business Continuity
13 151 (17.16%) PowerShell
14 147 (16.70%) SQL Server
15 145 (16.48%) Windows Server
16 144 (16.36%) Oracle
17 134 (15.23%) Data Centre
18 128 (14.55%) Firewall
18 128 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
19 122 (13.86%) Security Cleared
20 114 (12.95%) DNS
21 112 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
22 111 (12.61%) DevOps
23 109 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
24 103 (11.70%) Office 365
25 98 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
25 98 (11.14%) Cisco
26 92 (10.45%) Management Information System
27 91 (10.34%) Unix
28 86 (9.77%) Problem-Solving

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 63 (7.16%) MS Exchange
2 48 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.86%) Apache
4 27 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 20 (2.27%) IIS
6 14 (1.59%) Confluence
6 14 (1.59%) JBoss
7 13 (1.48%) IBM Domino
8 10 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.02%) SAS
10 7 (0.80%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.45%) nginx
13 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.34%) CMS
14 3 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 21 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.23%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.45%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.23%) HFM
8 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.11%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 218 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
3 103 (11.70%) Office 365
4 55 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (5.68%) PaaS
6 46 (5.23%) IaaS
7 22 (2.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 18 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 16 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.82%) Power Platform
10 14 (1.59%) SaaS
11 13 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.36%) Amazon S3
12 12 (1.36%) G Suite
13 11 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (1.25%) Serverless
14 10 (1.14%) OpenShift
15 9 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (1.02%) CloudFront
15 9 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (14.55%) Firewall
2 114 (12.95%) DNS
3 82 (9.32%) WAN
4 79 (8.98%) SAN
5 66 (7.50%) LAN
6 61 (6.93%) VPN
7 57 (6.48%) DHCP
8 42 (4.77%) Network Security
8 42 (4.77%) TCP/IP
9 29 (3.30%) SSL
10 26 (2.95%) MPLS
11 25 (2.84%) Internet
12 24 (2.73%) VLAN
13 22 (2.50%) NAS
14 20 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (2.16%) Skype
16 18 (2.05%) Reverse Proxy
16 18 (2.05%) Wireless
17 17 (1.93%) OSPF
18 16 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 85 (9.66%) Oracle Database
3 48 (5.45%) MySQL
4 42 (4.77%) Relational Database
5 29 (3.30%) RDBMS
6 28 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (2.95%) Big Data
7 26 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (2.73%) MongoDB
9 24 (2.73%) Oracle Exadata
10 23 (2.61%) Oracle BI EE
10 23 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
13 18 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
14 15 (1.70%) Power BI
14 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (3.86%) Git (software)
2 27 (3.07%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.84%) JIRA
4 12 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.80%) GitLab
7 7 (0.80%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.68%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.45%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.45%) MSI
11 3 (0.34%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.34%) git-flow
11 3 (0.34%) Hudson
11 3 (0.34%) Subversion
11 3 (0.34%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 167 (18.98%) Finance
2 41 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 37 (4.20%) Banking
4 28 (3.18%) Legal
4 28 (3.18%) Retail
5 20 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.70%) Law
7 12 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.25%) Billing
9 8 (0.91%) Front Office
9 8 (0.91%) Local Government
10 6 (0.68%) Automotive
10 6 (0.68%) Marketing
11 5 (0.57%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.23%) International Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 128 (14.55%) Architect
1 128 (14.55%) DBA
2 85 (9.66%) Administrator
3 65 (7.39%) Analyst
4 64 (7.27%) Consultant
5 57 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 56 (6.36%) SQL DBA
7 55 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
8 44 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 41 (4.66%) Network Engineer
10 32 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 30 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
12 28 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
14 24 (2.73%) Cloud Architect
15 23 (2.61%) Azure Architect
15 23 (2.61%) Developer
16 22 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
17 21 (2.39%) Infrastructure Manager
17 21 (2.39%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.59%) Middleware
2 31 (3.52%) LDAP
3 30 (3.41%) Web Services
4 24 (2.73%) .NET
5 20 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 17 (1.93%) JSON
7 14 (1.59%) Regular Expression
7 14 (1.59%) XML
8 8 (0.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 7 (0.80%) CSS
9 7 (0.80%) HTML
9 7 (0.80%) Spring
10 6 (0.68%) Node.js
11 5 (0.57%) HTML5
11 5 (0.57%) REST
12 4 (0.45%) 802.1X
12 4 (0.45%) Apache Flex
12 4 (0.45%) Express
12 4 (0.45%) Java EE
12 4 (0.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 134 (15.23%) Data Centre
2 92 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 72 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (6.93%) Public Cloud
5 59 (6.70%) Replication
6 48 (5.45%) Clustering
7 21 (2.39%) Mainframe
7 21 (2.39%) Private Cloud
8 19 (2.16%) PKI
8 19 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.82%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.91%) CMDB
13 8 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (0.80%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.80%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 256 (29.09%) Windows
2 168 (19.09%) Linux
3 145 (16.48%) Windows Server
4 91 (10.34%) Unix
5 55 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (4.89%) Windows 10
7 36 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (3.52%) AIX
9 28 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (2.50%) Windows 7
11 20 (2.27%) Solaris
12 16 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (1.14%) CentOS
13 10 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.91%) VMS
15 4 (0.45%) HPUX
16 3 (0.34%) Android
16 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (22.27%) High Availability
2 195 (22.16%) Migration
3 158 (17.95%) ITIL
4 157 (17.84%) Business Continuity
5 112 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
6 111 (12.61%) DevOps
7 109 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
9 73 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 72 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 71 (8.07%) Project Management
12 65 (7.39%) Information Security
13 59 (6.70%) Incident Management
14 55 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
15 53 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
15 53 (6.02%) Change Management
16 52 (5.91%) Load Balancing
17 45 (5.11%) Capacity Management
18 44 (5.00%) Service Management
19 42 (4.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 227 (25.80%) SQL
2 151 (17.16%) PowerShell
3 58 (6.59%) Shell Script
4 46 (5.23%) Python
5 32 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 30 (3.41%) Java
6 30 (3.41%) PL/SQL
7 24 (2.73%) C#
8 21 (2.39%) T-SQL
9 16 (1.82%) VB
10 12 (1.36%) Ruby
10 12 (1.36%) VBA
11 10 (1.14%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.80%) C
13 6 (0.68%) Perl
14 5 (0.57%) Scala
14 5 (0.57%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.57%) VBScript
15 4 (0.45%) PHP
15 4 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 122 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 75 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 48 (5.45%) Degree
4 44 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (4.20%) DV Cleared
7 36 (4.09%) CCNA
8 30 (3.41%) CCNP
9 28 (3.18%) MCSE
10 18 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.36%) MCSA
12 11 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.14%) ISEB
14 9 (1.02%) CISM
15 8 (0.91%) CISA
15 8 (0.91%) CISSP
16 7 (0.80%) CCIE
17 6 (0.68%) CISMP
17 6 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.11%) SLA
2 39 (4.43%) QA
3 30 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.05%) GDPR
5 15 (1.70%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.14%) PMO
7 9 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.68%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.45%) COBIT
10 3 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.34%) NCSC
11 2 (0.23%) NIST
11 2 (0.23%) RMADS
12 1 (0.11%) HL7
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 188 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 98 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.11%) Oracle RAC
4 34 (3.86%) Docker
4 34 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (3.30%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (2.05%) VMware NSX
8 17 (1.93%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.82%) XenApp
10 13 (1.48%) vSphere
11 12 (1.36%) Shibboleth
12 11 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.80%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 7 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.57%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.57%) NFS
15 4 (0.45%) Firmware
15 4 (0.45%) vCloud
16 3 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 59 (6.70%) SCCM
2 44 (5.00%) Ansible
3 31 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
4 29 (3.30%) Puppet
5 24 (2.73%) Terraform
6 23 (2.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 21 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (2.39%) WSUS
8 20 (2.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 18 (2.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 17 (1.93%) Kubernetes
11 16 (1.82%) SCOM
12 12 (1.36%) Data Guard
12 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (1.25%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.91%) HAProxy
15 7 (0.80%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.80%) Packer
16 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 189 (21.48%) Microsoft
2 181 (20.57%) VMware
3 144 (16.36%) Oracle
4 98 (11.14%) Cisco
5 57 (6.48%) IBM
6 50 (5.68%) Citrix
7 46 (5.23%) HP
8 37 (4.20%) Red Hat
9 27 (3.07%) CheckPoint
10 26 (2.95%) NetApp
11 22 (2.50%) EMC
11 22 (2.50%) F5
12 20 (2.27%) Informatica
13 15 (1.70%) Dell
13 15 (1.70%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.70%) Splunk
14 14 (1.59%) Palo Alto
15 13 (1.48%) IronPort
16 12 (1.36%) SAP
16 12 (1.36%) Sybase