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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 55 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 11 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.45% 0.46% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.65% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate
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£355 £340 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +172.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £353 £364
% change year-on-year
+17.73% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.80 £25.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-14.50% +21.42%
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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
491 459 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.69% 70.29% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 309 243
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £227 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 10
Average hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £14.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% +135.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £11.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £47.25 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +5.45%

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 17 October 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 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) UNIX
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Sybase
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Service Management
5 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) ISEB
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) Banking
6 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (21.05%) Statistics
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
7 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity Planning

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) CATIA
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.26%) Multicast
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
1 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Front Office
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Tester
1 4 (21.05%) Service Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Transition Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
1 4 (21.05%) Statistics
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
2 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
3 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
4 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) BCP
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design
5 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.53%) Service Continuity Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Coaching
6 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) VB
2 3 (15.79%) VBA
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Sybase
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) RightScale
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Intel
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) Siemens