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 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 51 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.24% 0.16% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.23% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£410 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.83% +42.85%
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
417 428 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.45% 69.37% 64.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 266 148
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 9 (50.00%) SQL
1 9 (50.00%) Citrix
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (22.22%) Statistics
5 4 (22.22%) Service Management
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) Symantec
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) UNIX
5 4 (22.22%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) Solaris
6 3 (16.67%) VB
6 3 (16.67%) VBA
6 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (16.67%) Shell Script

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) CICS
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 1 (5.56%) Front Office
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Automotive
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Statistics
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) HACMP
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) UNIX
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (22.22%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) CAD
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design
5 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (16.67%) VBA
2 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) RACF
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Citrix
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Symantec
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) Siemens
7 1 (5.56%) Sybase
7 1 (5.56%) Business Objects