Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 320 295
Rank change year-on-year +53 -25 -46
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 974 769 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.78% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.91% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 491 656
UK median daily rate £440 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.55% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £292 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 13
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.95% +20.24% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.94 £13.62 £13.20
90th Percentile £43.08 £54.50 £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +20.83% -33.33% +60.00%

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 88,542 84,827 90,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.16% 85.61% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,493 55,954 60,052
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,095 2,386
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +39 891 £450 +12.50% 242
UK excluding London +14 627 £413 +10.00% 199
London +62 326 £475 - 67
South East +59 224 £450 +17.65% 40
North of England +9 140 £450 +9.76% 66
North West +20 85 £425 +13.33% 28
Midlands -69 71 £400 +17.65% 27
South West +5 65 £380 +2.70% 20
East of England -21 64 £400 +6.67% 22
West Midlands -25 50 £400 +9.59% 18
Yorkshire -8 45 £500 +11.11% 35
Scotland +1 39 £413 +10.00% 15
East Midlands -38 21 £364 +8.25% 9
Wales -4 19 £388 +22.05% 7
North East -19 13 £675 +71.97% 3
Northern Ireland +32 5 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 275 (28.23%) ITIL
2 274 (28.13%) Windows
3 243 (24.95%) Finance
4 233 (23.92%) Business Continuity
4 233 (23.92%) Microsoft
5 205 (21.05%) Linux
6 190 (19.51%) VMware
7 167 (17.15%) High Availability
8 165 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
9 163 (16.74%) Active Directory
10 158 (16.22%) SQL
11 153 (15.71%) Windows Server
12 152 (15.61%) Data Centre
13 142 (14.58%) Migration
14 134 (13.76%) Oracle
15 131 (13.45%) Unix
16 130 (13.35%) SQL Server
17 129 (13.24%) Firewall
18 122 (12.53%) SAN
19 117 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 116 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
21 104 (10.68%) PowerShell
21 104 (10.68%) Performance Tuning
22 101 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
23 100 (10.27%) Cisco
23 100 (10.27%) DevOps
24 95 (9.75%) Service Management
25 90 (9.24%) Office 365
26 85 (8.73%) Change Management
26 85 (8.73%) Clustering

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 (6.37%) MS Exchange
2 41 (4.21%) Skype for Business
3 40 (4.11%) Apache
3 40 (4.11%) IIS
4 36 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.75%) JBoss
7 16 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.54%) Confluence
9 14 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.33%) SAS
11 11 (1.13%) Apache Solr
12 10 (1.03%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.82%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.82%) nginx
14 7 (0.72%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.62%) Quickr
15 6 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.72%) HFM
4 4 (0.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.21%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.10%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.10%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.10%) iTrent
7 1 (0.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 165 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (9.24%) Office 365
4 66 (6.78%) IaaS
5 60 (6.16%) PaaS
6 28 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (2.87%) SaaS
7 21 (2.16%) Serverless
8 17 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.03%) Yammer
12 6 (0.62%) GitHub
13 5 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.51%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (13.24%) Firewall
2 122 (12.53%) SAN
3 74 (7.60%) DNS
4 69 (7.08%) LAN
5 67 (6.88%) WAN
6 51 (5.24%) VPN
7 49 (5.03%) TCP/IP
8 46 (4.72%) DHCP
9 39 (4.00%) Skype
10 35 (3.59%) NAS
11 31 (3.18%) iSCSI
12 30 (3.08%) Unified Communications
13 27 (2.77%) VLAN
14 25 (2.57%) Network Security
14 25 (2.57%) VoIP
15 21 (2.16%) SSL
16 20 (2.05%) NetScaler
17 19 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
17 19 (1.95%) Internet
17 19 (1.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 43 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 37 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (3.70%) Big Data
6 24 (2.46%) Hadoop
6 24 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.36%) MySQL
7 23 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
10 19 (1.95%) Data Lake
10 19 (1.95%) DB2
11 18 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.75%) OLAP
13 15 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (1.44%) Power BI
15 13 (1.33%) Apache Hive
15 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.98%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.57%) JIRA
4 16 (1.64%) JMeter
5 15 (1.54%) LoadRunner
6 12 (1.23%) Gatling
6 12 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.62%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.62%) CircleCI
8 6 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.51%) GitLab
10 4 (0.41%) Maven
10 4 (0.41%) Selenium
10 4 (0.41%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.31%) CA Gen
11 3 (0.31%) Hudson
12 2 (0.21%) NeoLoad
General
1 243 (24.95%) Finance
2 69 (7.08%) Banking
3 62 (6.37%) Retail
4 29 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.26%) Legal
6 20 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.33%) Back Office
7 13 (1.33%) Front Office
7 13 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.72%) Electronics
10 6 (0.62%) Advertising
10 6 (0.62%) Billing
10 6 (0.62%) Games
11 5 (0.51%) Automotive
11 5 (0.51%) Marketing
11 5 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.51%) Publishing
12 3 (0.31%) Local Government
12 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 116 (11.91%) Architect
2 110 (11.29%) Analyst
3 81 (8.32%) DBA
4 71 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 60 (6.16%) Consultant
6 53 (5.44%) Administrator
7 44 (4.52%) Developer
8 40 (4.11%) Project Manager
9 32 (3.29%) Network Engineer
9 32 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (3.29%) SQL DBA
10 30 (3.08%) Support Engineer
11 28 (2.87%) Service Analyst
12 27 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 27 (2.77%) Service Manager
13 26 (2.67%) Azure DevOps
13 26 (2.67%) Oracle DBA
14 25 (2.57%) Azure Architect
15 24 (2.46%) Cloud Architect
16 23 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.11%) Middleware
2 39 (4.00%) .NET
3 30 (3.08%) Web Services
4 25 (2.57%) JSON
5 23 (2.36%) LDAP
6 17 (1.75%) Node.js
7 14 (1.44%) J2EE
7 14 (1.44%) RESTful
8 13 (1.33%) XML
9 9 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 8 (0.82%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.72%) CSS
11 7 (0.72%) EDI
11 7 (0.72%) HTML
11 7 (0.72%) Kafka
11 7 (0.72%) React
11 7 (0.72%) SOAP
11 7 (0.72%) WebSockets
12 6 (0.62%) REST
12 6 (0.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 85 (8.73%) Clustering
3 69 (7.08%) Replication
4 66 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (6.37%) Management Information System
6 40 (4.11%) Public Cloud
7 33 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (2.46%) PKI
10 23 (2.36%) Computer Science
11 22 (2.26%) Mainframe
12 16 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.44%) Fat Client
13 14 (1.44%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (1.23%) User Experience
14 12 (1.23%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.13%) Blackberry
15 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (1.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 274 (28.13%) Windows
2 205 (21.05%) Linux
3 153 (15.71%) Windows Server
4 131 (13.45%) Unix
5 83 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (4.31%) Solaris
8 33 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (3.08%) Windows 7
10 24 (2.46%) CentOS
11 23 (2.36%) AIX
12 20 (2.05%) Windows 10
13 12 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.03%) zOS
15 9 (0.92%) Android
16 8 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
17 6 (0.62%) SUSE
17 6 (0.62%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.51%) FreeBSD
18 5 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (28.23%) ITIL
2 233 (23.92%) Business Continuity
3 167 (17.15%) High Availability
4 142 (14.58%) Migration
5 116 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (10.68%) Performance Tuning
7 100 (10.27%) DevOps
8 95 (9.75%) Service Management
9 85 (8.73%) Change Management
10 80 (8.21%) Capacity Planning
10 80 (8.21%) Information Security
11 79 (8.11%) Project Management
12 78 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 78 (8.01%) Problem Management
13 77 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
14 59 (6.06%) Incident Management
14 59 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (5.95%) Risk Management
16 57 (5.85%) Configuration Management
17 53 (5.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 158 (16.22%) SQL
2 104 (10.68%) PowerShell
3 48 (4.93%) Python
4 45 (4.62%) Java
5 44 (4.52%) Shell Script
6 37 (3.80%) Perl
7 31 (3.18%) Bash Shell
8 27 (2.77%) C#
9 25 (2.57%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.85%) Ruby
11 16 (1.64%) Scala
12 14 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.23%) AWK
13 12 (1.23%) Korn
14 9 (0.92%) JavaScript
14 9 (0.92%) VB
15 7 (0.72%) Bourne shell
15 7 (0.72%) VBScript
16 6 (0.62%) JCL
16 6 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 57 (5.85%) Degree
3 52 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (4.93%) SC Cleared
5 45 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
6 41 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (3.90%) CCNP
8 27 (2.77%) CCNA
9 24 (2.46%) CISSP
10 21 (2.16%) MCSE
11 18 (1.85%) CISM
12 15 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
13 14 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (1.33%) RHCE
15 12 (1.23%) CISA
16 11 (1.13%) CCA
16 11 (1.13%) OCP
17 10 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.54%) SLA
2 35 (3.59%) QA
3 26 (2.67%) GDPR
3 26 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (2.26%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.75%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.23%) ISO 22301
8 9 (0.92%) PMO
9 6 (0.62%) COBIT
10 5 (0.51%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.31%) EMIR
12 3 (0.31%) MiFID
13 2 (0.21%) HL7
13 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.21%) RMADS
13 2 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 163 (16.74%) Active Directory
2 117 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (5.65%) Hyper-V
4 40 (4.11%) Docker
5 39 (4.00%) XenApp
6 34 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (3.29%) vSphere
8 29 (2.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 24 (2.46%) Firmware
10 22 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (2.26%) XenDesktop
11 17 (1.75%) NFS
12 15 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (1.33%) VMware Server
15 12 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (1.03%) DFS Replication
17 9 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
17 9 (0.92%) XenServer
18 7 (0.72%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 47 (4.83%) Puppet
2 40 (4.11%) Ansible
3 39 (4.00%) SCCM
4 34 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (2.57%) Kubernetes
7 17 (1.75%) OpenView
8 16 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.64%) SCOM
9 15 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
10 14 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (1.44%) NetBackup
11 13 (1.33%) Data Guard
11 13 (1.33%) Nagios
11 13 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (1.23%) Prometheus
13 11 (1.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 10 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
14 10 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
14 10 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 233 (23.92%) Microsoft
2 190 (19.51%) VMware
3 134 (13.76%) Oracle
4 100 (10.27%) Cisco
5 70 (7.19%) Red Hat
6 65 (6.67%) Citrix
7 49 (5.03%) HP
8 43 (4.41%) NetApp
9 38 (3.90%) IBM
10 35 (3.59%) EMC
11 31 (3.18%) SAP
12 30 (3.08%) Veritas
13 28 (2.87%) Remedy
14 24 (2.46%) Dell
15 21 (2.16%) ServiceNow
15 21 (2.16%) Veeam
16 20 (2.05%) CheckPoint
17 19 (1.95%) AppDynamics
18 17 (1.75%) Juniper
19 16 (1.64%) CommVault