Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 317 305
Rank change year-on-year +50 -12 -44
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 1,003 833 886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.81% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.94% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 546 601
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £626 £560 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 17
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £23.29 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -15.32% +44.74%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.71 £13.60
90th Percentile £40.00 £48.88 £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £23.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -41.49% -14.55% +44.74%

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 90,109 88,342 90,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,635 58,699 59,322
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,355 2,130 2,480
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +2.70% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.53 £48.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +6.67% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +47 905 £425 +6.25% 266
UK excluding London +27 669 £400 +6.67% 221
London +29 316 £475 +4.84% 73
South East +50 218 £411 +9.71% 46
North of England +10 131 £400 -5.94% 57
South West +33 90 £380 -19.58% 31
Midlands -50 77 £400 +14.29% 30
East of England +9 70 £410 +9.33% 29
North West +10 66 £425 +0.59% 22
Scotland +12 63 £419 +15.52% 19
West Midlands -40 47 £400 +9.59% 14
Yorkshire -17 45 £375 -19.35% 32
East Midlands -23 27 £400 +18.08% 16
North East +4 22 £438 +10.41% 3
Wales -25 15 £425 +26.87% 7
Northern Ireland +38 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 313 (31.21%) Windows
2 262 (26.12%) ITIL
3 246 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 231 (23.03%) Finance
5 220 (21.93%) Business Continuity
6 217 (21.64%) Linux
7 183 (18.25%) VMware
8 177 (17.65%) Active Directory
9 175 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
10 171 (17.05%) Windows Server
11 167 (16.65%) SQL
12 163 (16.25%) High Availability
13 156 (15.55%) Oracle
14 152 (15.15%) Data Centre
15 150 (14.96%) SQL Server
16 132 (13.16%) Migration
17 126 (12.56%) Performance Tuning
18 123 (12.26%) Unix
19 115 (11.47%) Firewall
20 113 (11.27%) SAN
21 112 (11.17%) PowerShell
22 111 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
23 105 (10.47%) Cisco
24 104 (10.37%) DevOps
25 103 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
26 101 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 91 (9.07%) Office 365
28 89 (8.87%) Security Cleared
29 88 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
30 84 (8.37%) Analytical Skills

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 62 (6.18%) Apache
1 62 (6.18%) MS Exchange
2 43 (4.29%) IIS
3 37 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (3.39%) SharePoint
5 29 (2.89%) JBoss
6 22 (2.19%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.79%) Confluence
8 17 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.30%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.10%) Apache Solr
11 11 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.90%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.80%) CMS
13 8 (0.80%) nginx
13 8 (0.80%) SAS
14 7 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.70%) HFM
2 7 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.40%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.40%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.100%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.100%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.100%) iTrent
5 1 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.100%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 175 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (9.07%) Office 365
3 80 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (7.38%) PaaS
5 71 (7.08%) IaaS
6 35 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 33 (3.29%) SaaS
8 20 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.70%) GitHub
11 7 (0.70%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.70%) Serverless
12 6 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.40%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 115 (11.47%) Firewall
2 113 (11.27%) SAN
3 82 (8.18%) DNS
4 74 (7.38%) WAN
5 69 (6.88%) LAN
6 50 (4.99%) VPN
7 49 (4.89%) TCP/IP
8 46 (4.59%) DHCP
9 35 (3.49%) NAS
10 34 (3.39%) iSCSI
11 29 (2.89%) Internet
12 27 (2.69%) Network Security
13 24 (2.39%) VoIP
14 22 (2.19%) Unified Communications
15 21 (2.09%) VLAN
16 20 (1.99%) Skype
17 19 (1.89%) Wireless
18 18 (1.79%) SSL
19 15 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
20 14 (1.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.28%) Oracle Database
3 47 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 46 (4.59%) Big Data
5 36 (3.59%) MongoDB
6 31 (3.09%) MySQL
7 27 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (2.09%) NoSQL
8 21 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
10 17 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
11 15 (1.50%) Data Lake
11 15 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.30%) Power BI
13 13 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.20%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 42 (4.19%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.99%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.39%) JIRA
4 17 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (1.50%) JMeter
5 15 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.40%) LoadRunner
7 12 (1.20%) Gatling
8 8 (0.80%) GitLab
9 7 (0.70%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.70%) CircleCI
10 6 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.60%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.50%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.40%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.40%) Maven
13 3 (0.30%) CA Gen
13 3 (0.30%) Hudson
13 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.20%) NeoLoad
General
1 231 (23.03%) Finance
2 59 (5.88%) Retail
3 58 (5.78%) Banking
4 29 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.99%) Front Office
6 20 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.89%) Legal
8 12 (1.20%) Back Office
9 11 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.00%) Marketing
11 8 (0.80%) Electronics
12 7 (0.70%) Advertising
12 7 (0.70%) Automotive
12 7 (0.70%) Billing
13 6 (0.60%) Publishing
14 5 (0.50%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.30%) Games
16 2 (0.20%) Law
16 2 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 127 (12.66%) Architect
2 117 (11.67%) Analyst
3 84 (8.37%) DBA
4 71 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 67 (6.68%) Consultant
6 57 (5.68%) Administrator
7 38 (3.79%) Developer
8 36 (3.59%) SQL DBA
9 34 (3.39%) Network Engineer
10 33 (3.29%) Oracle DBA
11 31 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
11 31 (3.09%) Support Engineer
12 30 (2.99%) Project Manager
12 30 (2.99%) Support Analyst
13 28 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
14 27 (2.69%) Azure DevOps
15 26 (2.59%) Azure Architect
16 25 (2.49%) IT Analyst
17 24 (2.39%) IT Support
17 24 (2.39%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.78%) Middleware
2 38 (3.79%) .NET
3 32 (3.19%) Web Services
4 26 (2.59%) JSON
5 17 (1.69%) LDAP
5 17 (1.69%) XML
6 15 (1.50%) J2EE
7 12 (1.20%) RESTful
8 11 (1.10%) Node.js
9 8 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.80%) Java EE
9 8 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 7 (0.70%) EDI
10 7 (0.70%) Kafka
10 7 (0.70%) React
10 7 (0.70%) Spring
10 7 (0.70%) WebSockets
11 6 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (0.60%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 84 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (7.28%) Clustering
4 72 (7.18%) Replication
5 65 (6.48%) Management Information System
6 40 (3.99%) Public Cloud
6 40 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.39%) Computer Science
9 23 (2.29%) PKI
10 16 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.60%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.50%) iPhone
12 14 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.40%) User Experience
13 13 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 12 (1.20%) Blackberry
15 11 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 313 (31.21%) Windows
2 217 (21.64%) Linux
3 171 (17.05%) Windows Server
4 123 (12.26%) Unix
5 101 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (4.19%) Windows 10
9 41 (4.09%) Windows 7
10 35 (3.49%) Solaris
11 21 (2.09%) CentOS
12 17 (1.69%) Android
12 17 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.40%) AIX
14 10 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
14 10 (1.00%) Windows XP
14 10 (1.00%) zOS
15 9 (0.90%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (26.12%) ITIL
2 220 (21.93%) Business Continuity
3 163 (16.25%) High Availability
4 132 (13.16%) Migration
5 126 (12.56%) Performance Tuning
6 111 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
7 104 (10.37%) DevOps
8 88 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
9 84 (8.37%) Service Management
10 80 (7.98%) Capacity Planning
11 79 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 78 (7.78%) Information Security
13 77 (7.68%) Project Management
14 68 (6.78%) Change Management
15 65 (6.48%) Problem Management
16 58 (5.78%) Risk Management
17 56 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
18 54 (5.38%) Capacity Management
19 53 (5.28%) Configuration Management
20 46 (4.59%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 167 (16.65%) SQL
2 112 (11.17%) PowerShell
3 54 (5.38%) Python
4 49 (4.89%) Shell Script
5 44 (4.39%) Java
6 40 (3.99%) Bash Shell
7 38 (3.79%) Perl
8 26 (2.59%) C#
8 26 (2.59%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.69%) Ruby
10 15 (1.50%) Scala
11 13 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.80%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.80%) VBScript
13 6 (0.60%) JCL
13 6 (0.60%) VB
14 5 (0.50%) Groovy
14 5 (0.50%) VBA
15 4 (0.40%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 89 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 54 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (4.89%) Degree
6 41 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
7 32 (3.19%) CCNP
8 31 (3.09%) MCSE
9 28 (2.79%) CCNA
10 25 (2.49%) DV Cleared
11 19 (1.89%) CISSP
12 18 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (1.40%) CISM
14 13 (1.30%) MCITP
14 13 (1.30%) MCP
15 12 (1.20%) MCSA
15 12 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
16 11 (1.10%) CISA
17 10 (1.00%) OCP
17 10 (1.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.19%) SLA
2 31 (3.09%) QA
3 26 (2.59%) GDPR
4 25 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (2.19%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.40%) PMO
7 13 (1.30%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.80%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.60%) COBIT
10 6 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.30%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.20%) HL7
12 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.100%) GxP
13 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 177 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 103 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.49%) Docker
5 37 (3.69%) vSphere
6 35 (3.49%) XenApp
7 30 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (2.59%) Firmware
8 26 (2.59%) NFS
9 25 (2.49%) XenDesktop
10 24 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (2.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 19 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
13 17 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (1.30%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.60%) vCloud
18 5 (0.50%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 51 (5.08%) Ansible
2 50 (4.99%) Puppet
2 50 (4.99%) SCCM
3 34 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 25 (2.49%) Kubernetes
6 18 (1.79%) OpenView
7 15 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
7 15 (1.50%) SCOM
8 13 (1.30%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.20%) Nagios
9 12 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
9 12 (1.20%) Prometheus
10 11 (1.10%) Data Guard
11 10 (1.00%) Terraform
11 10 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (1.00%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.90%) Foglight
13 8 (0.80%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.80%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 246 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 183 (18.25%) VMware
3 156 (15.55%) Oracle
4 105 (10.47%) Cisco
5 72 (7.18%) Citrix
6 70 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 51 (5.08%) HP
8 40 (3.99%) NetApp
9 36 (3.59%) SAP
10 35 (3.49%) IBM
11 28 (2.79%) EMC
12 23 (2.29%) Dell
13 22 (2.19%) Bloomberg
13 22 (2.19%) Veritas
14 20 (1.99%) AppDynamics
15 18 (1.79%) Veeam
16 16 (1.60%) CheckPoint
16 16 (1.60%) SolarWinds
16 16 (1.60%) Sybase
17 15 (1.50%) Reuters