The first table below looks at the demand for Disaster Recovery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Disaster Recovery over the 3 months to 22 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 Cheshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 61 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 7 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.94% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.24% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£200 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.20% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £389 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £399 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £371 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.78% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% -25.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
546 564 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.84% 75.91% 63.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 240 317
Average daily rate £395 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Disaster Recovery
North West

Disaster Recovery
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Disaster Recovery Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £175 - 2
Wilmslow - 1 - - 2
Chester - - - - 2
Disaster Recovery
North West

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
1 5 (33.33%) DHCP
1 5 (33.33%) VPN
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
1 5 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
2 4 (26.67%) DMZ
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) Firmware
2 4 (26.67%) BGP
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
2 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) F5

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
1 5 (33.33%) DHCP
1 5 (33.33%) VPN
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (26.67%) DMZ
2 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) BGP
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
2 4 (26.67%) VLAN
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) ADSL
4 1 (6.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Validation Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Risk Manager
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Head of IT
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IMAC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Firmware
2 2 (13.33%) SCADA
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (13.33%) CAPA
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNP
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) COBIT
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
1 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec