The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 54 71 43
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -28
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 7 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.97% 0.41% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.52% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 13
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£413 £362 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £351 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £372 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.02 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.85%
Disaster Recovery
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 765 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.18% 78.38% 66.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 345 288
Average daily rate £395 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 16
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £18.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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
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 21 November 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 - 5 £413 -
Chester +10 2 - - 3
Knutsford - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Disaster Recovery
North West

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) IIS
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) Documentum
6 3 (23.08%) HPUX
6 3 (23.08%) Solaris
6 3 (23.08%) Business Objects
6 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) Compuware
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
6 3 (23.08%) Service Management
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 3 (23.08%) Time Management
6 3 (23.08%) BODI

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (30.77%) IIS
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Documentum
2 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) Intranet
2 2 (15.38%) MPLS
2 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
2 2 (15.38%) VLAN
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) ADSL
3 1 (7.69%) Broadband
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) BODI
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
2 1 (7.69%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) HPUX
4 3 (23.08%) Solaris
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Management
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
1 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
1 3 (23.08%) Time Management
1 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
1 3 (23.08%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) CAFM
2 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security
2 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) CISA
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) F5
2 3 (23.08%) Compuware
2 3 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Business Objects
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Brocade