The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Disaster Recovery
Rank 59 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 6 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 1.36% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.83% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 6
Average daily rate £370 £400 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £370 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £663
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +88.57%
Disaster Recovery
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
609 600 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.99% 74.26% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 405 243
Average daily rate £375 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -42.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £23.55 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) WAN
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 3 (33.33%) H.323
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Nortel
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) NFS

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 3 (33.33%) H.323
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) ADSL
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Junos
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
2 1 (11.11%) Italian Language
2 1 (11.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) BYOD
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) NFS
1 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
2 2 (22.22%) Nortel
3 1 (11.11%) Acronis
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Cognizant
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas
3 1 (11.11%) VMware