Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 295 299
Rank change year-on-year +43 +4 -39
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 1,017 882 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.88% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.02% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 550 571
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £256 £275 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £393 £363
% change year-on-year +4.33% +8.41% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 13
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.57% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £16.67 £18.76
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £43.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.45 £30.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -48.52% +10.09% +21.11%

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 86,466 86,109 82,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 85.85% 85.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,091 57,587 54,662
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,191 2,026 2,393
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% - -
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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 +40 918 £425 +2.41% 296
UK excluding London +36 695 £410 +4.33% 218
London +2 304 £475 +5.56% 99
South East +31 218 £425 +6.25% 61
North of England -1 135 £400 -5.88% 58
South West +45 112 £410 -13.23% 35
Midlands -26 85 £400 +17.65% 23
Scotland +12 65 £425 +13.33% 7
East of England +12 62 £410 +2.50% 20
North West +9 61 £450 +7.14% 31
West Midlands -25 42 £375 -3.23% 14
Yorkshire -25 42 £340 -28.42% 23
East Midlands -9 39 £450 +44.00% 9
North East +9 32 £400 - 4
Wales -29 14 £375 +7.14% 13
Northern Ireland +27 6 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 341 (33.53%) Windows
2 275 (27.04%) Microsoft
3 242 (23.80%) ITIL
4 230 (22.62%) Finance
5 213 (20.94%) Business Continuity
6 203 (19.96%) Microsoft Azure
7 201 (19.76%) Active Directory
8 193 (18.98%) Linux
9 178 (17.50%) VMware
10 175 (17.21%) Windows Server
11 167 (16.42%) SQL
12 162 (15.93%) High Availability
13 154 (15.14%) SQL Server
14 148 (14.55%) PowerShell
15 144 (14.16%) Oracle
16 135 (13.27%) Migration
17 133 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
18 121 (11.90%) Security Cleared
18 121 (11.90%) Office 365
19 120 (11.80%) Performance Tuning
20 118 (11.60%) Data Centre
21 112 (11.01%) Firewall
22 111 (10.91%) Cisco
23 109 (10.72%) DevOps
24 104 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
25 100 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
26 99 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
27 97 (9.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 97 (9.54%) SAN
28 91 (8.95%) DNS

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 (5.21%) MS Exchange
2 47 (4.62%) Apache
3 43 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 38 (3.74%) IIS
5 29 (2.85%) JBoss
6 25 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (2.26%) Confluence
8 21 (2.06%) Skype for Business
9 11 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.69%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 7 (0.69%) SAS
13 7 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.69%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.69%) HFM
2 7 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.39%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.098%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.098%) iTrent
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.098%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 203 (19.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (11.90%) Office 365
3 75 (7.37%) PaaS
4 74 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
5 62 (6.10%) IaaS
6 53 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (3.34%) SaaS
8 12 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.88%) GitHub
10 8 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.69%) Yammer
12 6 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.59%) Serverless
13 5 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (11.01%) Firewall
2 97 (9.54%) SAN
3 91 (8.95%) DNS
4 74 (7.28%) WAN
5 68 (6.69%) LAN
6 62 (6.10%) VPN
7 61 (6.00%) TCP/IP
8 59 (5.80%) Internet
9 48 (4.72%) DHCP
10 44 (4.33%) iSCSI
11 42 (4.13%) NAS
12 32 (3.15%) VoIP
13 31 (3.05%) Network Security
14 24 (2.36%) VLAN
15 23 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
16 20 (1.97%) Skype
17 19 (1.87%) Reverse Proxy
18 18 (1.77%) SSL
19 17 (1.67%) Unified Communications
20 16 (1.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.21%) Oracle Database
3 44 (4.33%) Big Data
3 44 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 35 (3.44%) MySQL
5 34 (3.34%) MongoDB
6 28 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 19 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
11 16 (1.57%) Data Lake
11 16 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (1.47%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (1.38%) Power BI
13 14 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.93%) Git (software)
3 39 (3.83%) JIRA
4 30 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
5 20 (1.97%) GitLab
6 14 (1.38%) Artifactory
7 13 (1.28%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.08%) JMeter
9 9 (0.88%) LoadRunner
10 8 (0.79%) Gatling
11 7 (0.69%) MSI
12 6 (0.59%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.49%) Hudson
13 5 (0.49%) Travis CI
14 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.39%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.39%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 230 (22.62%) Finance
2 52 (5.11%) Banking
3 49 (4.82%) Retail
4 34 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.67%) Front Office
6 17 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.67%) Legal
7 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.79%) Automotive
8 8 (0.79%) Billing
8 8 (0.79%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.69%) Back Office
9 7 (0.69%) Publishing
10 6 (0.59%) Marketing
11 4 (0.39%) Advertising
11 4 (0.39%) Local Government
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Games
13 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 154 (15.14%) Architect
2 111 (10.91%) Analyst
3 86 (8.46%) DBA
4 75 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 70 (6.88%) Consultant
6 60 (5.90%) Administrator
7 48 (4.72%) Developer
8 45 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
9 35 (3.44%) Oracle DBA
10 33 (3.24%) Network Engineer
11 31 (3.05%) SQL DBA
12 30 (2.95%) Support Analyst
13 28 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (2.56%) Support Engineer
15 24 (2.36%) Project Manager
15 24 (2.36%) Service Analyst
16 23 (2.26%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.16%) Azure Engineer
17 22 (2.16%) Business Analyst
17 22 (2.16%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.11%) Middleware
2 41 (4.03%) Web Services
3 36 (3.54%) .NET
4 23 (2.26%) XML
5 21 (2.06%) JSON
6 12 (1.18%) RESTful
7 11 (1.08%) CSS
8 10 (0.98%) Node.js
9 8 (0.79%) J2EE
9 8 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 7 (0.69%) jQuery
10 7 (0.69%) XSLT
11 6 (0.59%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.59%) Java EE
11 6 (0.59%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.59%) Spring
12 5 (0.49%) LDAP
12 5 (0.49%) React
12 5 (0.49%) WebSockets
13 4 (0.39%) Fluent NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 118 (11.60%) Data Centre
2 104 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (6.88%) Clustering
4 68 (6.69%) Replication
5 62 (6.10%) Management Information System
6 43 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
7 38 (3.74%) Public Cloud
8 28 (2.75%) PKI
9 24 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.87%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.87%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.28%) HP Storage
13 13 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Licensing
13 13 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 12 (1.18%) Blackberry
14 12 (1.18%) iPhone
15 10 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 341 (33.53%) Windows
2 193 (18.98%) Linux
3 175 (17.21%) Windows Server
4 97 (9.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (7.96%) Unix
6 54 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (5.01%) Windows 10
8 50 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (3.34%) Windows 7
10 26 (2.56%) Android
11 20 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.87%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.28%) Solaris
14 11 (1.08%) AIX
15 10 (0.98%) Data ONTAP
16 9 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.88%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.88%) zOS
17 5 (0.49%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (23.80%) ITIL
2 213 (20.94%) Business Continuity
3 162 (15.93%) High Availability
4 135 (13.27%) Migration
5 133 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (11.80%) Performance Tuning
7 109 (10.72%) DevOps
8 100 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
9 86 (8.46%) Project Management
10 83 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
11 82 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 80 (7.87%) Service Management
13 67 (6.59%) Information Security
14 61 (6.00%) Scrum
15 54 (5.31%) Data Protection
16 52 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (4.92%) Change Management
17 50 (4.92%) Risk Management
18 46 (4.52%) Capacity Management
19 45 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 167 (16.42%) SQL
2 148 (14.55%) PowerShell
3 51 (5.01%) Shell Script
4 49 (4.82%) Python
5 42 (4.13%) Java
6 36 (3.54%) Bash Shell
7 28 (2.75%) C#
8 27 (2.65%) Perl
9 23 (2.26%) T-SQL
10 19 (1.87%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.28%) Ruby
11 13 (1.28%) VBA
12 11 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.88%) Scala
14 6 (0.59%) JCL
14 6 (0.59%) VB
15 5 (0.49%) Groovy
15 5 (0.49%) PHP
15 5 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 72 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 70 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (5.41%) Degree
5 47 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (4.52%) MCSE
7 42 (4.13%) DV Cleared
7 42 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
8 30 (2.95%) CCNA
9 24 (2.36%) CCNP
10 18 (1.77%) CISSP
11 15 (1.47%) MCITP
12 14 (1.38%) CISM
13 13 (1.28%) CISA
13 13 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (1.28%) MCSA
14 11 (1.08%) MCP
15 10 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.33%) QA
2 34 (3.34%) SLA
3 30 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (2.85%) GDPR
5 20 (1.97%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.87%) PMO
7 12 (1.18%) COBIT
7 12 (1.18%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.59%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.20%) PSD2
13 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.098%) GxP
13 1 (0.098%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 201 (19.76%) Active Directory
2 99 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (4.52%) XenApp
4 41 (4.03%) XenDesktop
5 40 (3.93%) Docker
6 39 (3.83%) Hyper-V
7 37 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (2.85%) Oracle RAC
9 25 (2.46%) Firmware
9 25 (2.46%) vSphere
10 23 (2.26%) NFS
11 21 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.98%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 9 (0.88%) XenServer
16 7 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.59%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 63 (6.19%) SCCM
2 56 (5.51%) Puppet
3 51 (5.01%) Ansible
4 36 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 22 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (2.16%) SCOM
6 17 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (1.47%) vCenter Server
8 14 (1.38%) OpenView
8 14 (1.38%) vMotion
9 13 (1.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 12 (1.18%) Tivoli
11 11 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
11 11 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
11 11 (1.08%) Terraform
12 10 (0.98%) Data Guard
12 10 (0.98%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 275 (27.04%) Microsoft
2 178 (17.50%) VMware
3 144 (14.16%) Oracle
4 111 (10.91%) Cisco
5 83 (8.16%) Citrix
6 67 (6.59%) HP
7 66 (6.49%) Red Hat
8 46 (4.52%) EMC
8 46 (4.52%) NetApp
9 34 (3.34%) SAP
10 32 (3.15%) IBM
11 22 (2.16%) Dell
12 21 (2.06%) Bloomberg
13 20 (1.97%) CheckPoint
13 20 (1.97%) F5
13 20 (1.97%) Sybase
14 19 (1.87%) ServiceNow
14 19 (1.87%) Veritas
15 18 (1.77%) BMC
16 17 (1.67%) 3PAR