Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 275 285 294
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 571 915 891
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.94% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.08% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 613 576
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £294
90th Percentile £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £405
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.15% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 28
Median hourly rate £34.00 £15.45 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.14% -48.52% +36.36%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.13 £16.69
90th Percentile £82.50 £34.76 £48.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.19 £15.45 £30.00
% change year-on-year +88.96% -48.52% +9.09%

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 52,457 84,580 88,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.90% 87.24% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,375 56,022 58,333
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £290
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £428 £415
% change year-on-year +2.34% +3.01% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,890 2,135 2,214
Median hourly rate £25.50 £24.96 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +10.93% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.18
Median hourly rate £22.39 £23.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.68% +6.77% -12.00%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +20 501 £450 - 220
UK excluding London +1 384 £450 +2.86% 155
London +62 166 £450 -5.26% 76
South East +59 147 £450 -0.55% 32
North of England +50 96 £475 +18.75% 58
North West +42 54 £463 +2.78% 26
Midlands +37 45 £493 +23.13% 31
Scotland 0 44 £463 +15.63% 7
West Midlands +58 33 £500 +33.33% 23
Yorkshire +36 26 £463 +15.63% 24
East of England +4 23 £450 -12.20% 10
South West -54 19 £450 +2.27% 14
North East +20 16 £438 +9.38% 8
East Midlands +6 12 £425 -10.53% 8
Wales +23 10 £475 +31.03% 4
Work from Home -2 5 £538 +4.88% 9
Northern Ireland +9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 178 (31.17%) Windows
2 164 (28.72%) Microsoft
3 138 (24.17%) Migration
4 128 (22.42%) Azure
5 113 (19.79%) Active Directory
6 110 (19.26%) High Availability
7 109 (19.09%) SQL
8 103 (18.04%) VMware
9 99 (17.34%) Linux
10 98 (17.16%) Finance
11 93 (16.29%) SQL Server
12 89 (15.59%) DevOps
13 87 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 87 (15.24%) Oracle
13 87 (15.24%) ITIL
14 86 (15.06%) Security Cleared
15 83 (14.54%) Business Continuity
16 82 (14.36%) Windows Server
17 81 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
18 79 (13.84%) Data Centre
19 77 (13.49%) Office 365
20 73 (12.78%) PowerShell
21 69 (12.08%) AWS
22 68 (11.91%) Cisco
23 64 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
24 62 (10.86%) Firewall
25 58 (10.16%) Configuration Management
26 53 (9.28%) SAN
26 53 (9.28%) Change Management
27 52 (9.11%) 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 20 (3.50%) Skype for Business
2 16 (2.80%) Confluence
3 14 (2.45%) IIS
3 14 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.93%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.93%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.40%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.88%) Apache
7 5 (0.88%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.70%) Documentum
8 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.35%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.35%) nginx
10 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 8 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.35%) Endur
5 2 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 128 (22.42%) Azure
2 77 (13.49%) Office 365
3 69 (12.08%) AWS
4 32 (5.60%) IaaS
5 27 (4.73%) PaaS
6 23 (4.03%) GitHub
7 21 (3.68%) GCP
8 18 (3.15%) SaaS
9 14 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.93%) OpenShift
11 10 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (1.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (1.40%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.23%) Power Platform
15 6 (1.05%) Serverless
16 4 (0.70%) Amazon EKS
16 4 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.70%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.86%) Firewall
2 53 (9.28%) SAN
3 46 (8.06%) DNS
4 32 (5.60%) LAN
5 31 (5.43%) WAN
6 26 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 24 (4.20%) VPN
8 23 (4.03%) DHCP
9 22 (3.85%) Skype
10 19 (3.33%) Network Security
11 18 (3.15%) Radio Access Network
12 17 (2.98%) Unified Communications
13 16 (2.80%) NAS
14 15 (2.63%) Internet
14 15 (2.63%) SSL
15 12 (2.10%) VoIP
15 12 (2.10%) Wireless
16 9 (1.58%) MPLS
16 9 (1.58%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.58%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.78%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.98%) NoSQL
3 17 (2.98%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.45%) RDBMS
4 14 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.93%) Big Data
7 10 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.75%) DB2
7 10 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (1.23%) EDRMS
10 7 (1.23%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (4.38%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.68%) JIRA
3 11 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.40%) GitLab
5 8 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.88%) Subversion
8 4 (0.70%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.35%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.35%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.35%) Gradle
9 2 (0.35%) Maven
9 2 (0.35%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.35%) PROIV
9 2 (0.35%) Testinfra
9 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 98 (17.16%) Finance
2 36 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 33 (5.78%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.63%) Banking
5 12 (2.10%) Retail
6 9 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.05%) Legal
8 5 (0.88%) Billing
8 5 (0.88%) Front Office
9 4 (0.70%) Law
10 3 (0.53%) Electronics
10 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (14.36%) Architect
2 61 (10.68%) Analyst
3 51 (8.93%) DBA
4 44 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (5.78%) Administrator
6 27 (4.73%) Consultant
6 27 (4.73%) Developer
7 25 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (3.68%) Support Engineer
9 20 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
9 20 (3.50%) Network Engineer
9 20 (3.50%) SQL DBA
10 19 (3.33%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (2.63%) Oracle DBA
14 15 (2.63%) Support Analyst
15 14 (2.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 12 (2.10%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.95%) .NET
2 19 (3.33%) Web Services
3 17 (2.98%) .NET Framework
4 13 (2.28%) Node.js
5 12 (2.10%) LDAP
5 12 (2.10%) Middleware
6 9 (1.58%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.58%) Kafka
6 9 (1.58%) XML
7 7 (1.23%) ADSI
7 7 (1.23%) HTML
8 5 (0.88%) JSON
8 5 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.88%) WinForms
8 5 (0.88%) WPF
9 4 (0.70%) ADO
9 4 (0.70%) PySpark
9 4 (0.70%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.53%) Apache NiFi
10 3 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (13.84%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 33 (5.78%) Replication
4 33 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (3.50%) Clustering
7 17 (2.98%) PKI
8 16 (2.80%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.75%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.58%) NHS
10 9 (1.58%) SWIFT
11 5 (0.88%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.70%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.70%) User Experience
12 4 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 178 (31.17%) Windows
2 99 (17.34%) Linux
3 82 (14.36%) Windows Server
4 45 (7.88%) Unix
5 28 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (4.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 24 (4.20%) Windows 10
8 21 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.80%) AIX
10 15 (2.63%) Solaris
11 13 (2.28%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.75%) VME
13 5 (0.88%) CentOS
14 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.53%) HPUX
15 3 (0.53%) VMS
16 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.18%) SUSE
17 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (24.17%) Migration
2 110 (19.26%) High Availability
3 89 (15.59%) DevOps
4 87 (15.24%) ITIL
5 83 (14.54%) Business Continuity
6 81 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (10.16%) Configuration Management
9 53 (9.28%) Change Management
10 52 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 52 (9.11%) Performance Tuning
11 48 (8.41%) Capacity Management
12 44 (7.71%) Service Management
13 43 (7.53%) Project Management
14 40 (7.01%) Data Migration
15 39 (6.83%) Incident Management
16 38 (6.65%) Data Management
17 37 (6.48%) Capacity Planning
18 27 (4.73%) Validation
19 26 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 109 (19.09%) SQL
2 73 (12.78%) PowerShell
3 35 (6.13%) Python
4 21 (3.68%) Java
4 21 (3.68%) Shell Script
5 20 (3.50%) Bash Shell
6 18 (3.15%) C#
7 17 (2.98%) VB
8 16 (2.80%) PL/SQL
8 16 (2.80%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.28%) JavaScript
9 13 (2.28%) Ruby
10 11 (1.93%) VBA
11 9 (1.58%) COBOL
11 9 (1.58%) Go
12 7 (1.23%) Scala
12 7 (1.23%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.23%) XPath
13 6 (1.05%) Perl
14 4 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 86 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 42 (7.36%) Degree
4 33 (5.78%) DV Cleared
5 29 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (3.50%) CCNA
8 18 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (2.80%) CCNP
10 14 (2.45%) ISEB
10 14 (2.45%) ISTQB
11 11 (1.93%) MCSA
12 9 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (1.40%) MCSE
14 5 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.53%) CCIE
16 3 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.41%) QA
2 34 (5.95%) SLA
3 18 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.23%) GDPR
6 6 (1.05%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.88%) PMO
8 4 (0.70%) BS7799
8 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.35%) NCSC
11 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.18%) IFRS
11 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.18%) ITGC
11 1 (0.18%) NIST
11 1 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 113 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 87 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.95%) Docker
4 29 (5.08%) vSphere
5 26 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (2.63%) XenApp
7 15 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.75%) Firmware
11 8 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (1.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 6 (1.05%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.70%) Oracle Clusterware
16 3 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (7.01%) Puppet
2 38 (6.65%) Ansible
3 32 (5.60%) Terraform
4 28 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (4.55%) SCCM
6 19 (3.33%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.28%) Data Guard
8 12 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 11 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (1.93%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
10 10 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (1.75%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.58%) IBM BigFix
11 9 (1.58%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 8 (1.40%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 164 (28.72%) Microsoft
2 103 (18.04%) VMware
3 87 (15.24%) Oracle
4 68 (11.91%) Cisco
5 28 (4.90%) Citrix
6 25 (4.38%) HP
7 22 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 21 (3.68%) NetApp
9 19 (3.33%) Dell
10 18 (3.15%) EMC
11 17 (2.98%) IBM
12 16 (2.80%) ComArch
12 16 (2.80%) ServiceNow
13 15 (2.63%) Google
14 14 (2.45%) McAfee
15 13 (2.28%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.93%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.93%) Splunk
17 10 (1.75%) Palo Alto
17 10 (1.75%) Sonus