The first table below looks at the demand for Disaster Recovery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Disaster Recovery over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 58 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.43% 0.66% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.98% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +262.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £371 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.44% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.45 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% -25.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
482 409 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.47% 67.38% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 234 252
Average daily rate £351 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £16.48 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Disaster Recovery
West Midlands

Disaster Recovery
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Disaster Recovery Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Birmingham region.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Birmingham region.

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Disaster Recovery.

1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Sybase
2 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
2 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
3 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
4 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity Planning
4 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) BCP
4 3 (27.27%) Front Office
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Service Continuity Management
6 1 (9.09%) Multicast
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Disaster Recovery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Multicast
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Front Office
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Service Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Services Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Transition Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) HP Storage Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
2 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
4 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity Planning
4 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 3 (27.27%) BCP
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Service Continuity Management
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 1 (9.09%) High Availability
6 1 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Legato
1 1 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Sybase
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) RightScale
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens
3 1 (9.09%) Sun
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Intel
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
3 1 (9.09%) Capita