The table below looks at the statistics for Disaster Recovery skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 111 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 39 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 0.46% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.63% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 9
Average daily rate
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£399 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £193 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £725 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £371
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £14.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+45.61% -18.57%
Disaster Recovery
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2963 2214 1927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.90% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1193 967
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 87
Average hourly rate £37.97 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.05% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.91 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Disaster Recovery
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Disaster Recovery Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
Cheshire +4 14 £398 +98.75% 3
Manchester -6 14 £400 -44.82% 5
Merseyside -7 8 £475 - 2
Lancashire +9 2 £195 -
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 42 (51.22%) Windows
2 29 (35.37%) SQL Server
3 28 (34.15%) Migration
4 27 (32.93%) Oracle
5 26 (31.71%) UNIX
6 25 (30.49%) Microsoft
6 25 (30.49%) Data Centre
7 24 (29.27%) SAN
7 24 (29.27%) VMware
8 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (26.83%) Firewall
10 21 (25.61%) WAN
10 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (24.39%) Cisco
12 19 (23.17%) Active Directory
12 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
12 19 (23.17%) Business Continuity
13 17 (20.73%) High Availability
13 17 (20.73%) Replication
14 16 (19.51%) SAP
14 16 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
14 16 (19.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (19.51%) NAS
15 15 (18.29%) ERP
16 14 (17.07%) Linux
16 14 (17.07%) Citrix
16 14 (17.07%) Clustering
17 13 (15.85%) EIGRP
17 13 (15.85%) NetWeaver

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (15.85%) NetWeaver
2 11 (13.41%) IIS
3 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (29.27%) SAN
2 22 (26.83%) Firewall
3 21 (25.61%) WAN
4 16 (19.51%) NAS
5 13 (15.85%) EIGRP
6 12 (14.63%) OSPF
6 12 (14.63%) BGP
6 12 (14.63%) Wireless
6 12 (14.63%) LAN
6 12 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (13.41%) DHCP
8 10 (12.20%) DMZ
8 10 (12.20%) DNS
8 10 (12.20%) MPLS
9 9 (10.98%) Internet
10 8 (9.76%) VPLS
10 8 (9.76%) iSCSI
10 8 (9.76%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (7.32%) VPN
12 5 (6.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (15.85%) SAP HANA
4 9 (10.98%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.10%) DB2
6 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.22%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.22%) OLAP
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.22%) DTS
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) LoadRunner
1 3 (3.66%) JMeter
2 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Legal
2 4 (4.88%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Publishing
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (31.71%) Architect
2 13 (15.85%) SAP Architect
3 11 (13.41%) DBA
3 11 (13.41%) Technical Architect
3 11 (13.41%) Consultant
4 9 (10.98%) Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.10%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.88%) SAP Technical Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Network Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.88%) DB2 DBA
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Storage Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (2.44%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) SAP Basis
2 6 (7.32%) Middleware
3 4 (4.88%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.22%) XML
4 1 (1.22%) Flash
4 1 (1.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.49%) Data Centre
2 17 (20.73%) Replication
3 14 (17.07%) Clustering
4 8 (9.76%) Celerra
4 8 (9.76%) EMC VNX
5 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.66%) CLARiiON
7 3 (3.66%) EMC Centera
7 3 (3.66%) Symmetrix DMX
7 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (1.22%) Life Science
9 1 (1.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (51.22%) Windows
2 26 (31.71%) UNIX
3 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (17.07%) Linux
6 10 (12.20%) Solaris
7 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) Migration
2 19 (23.17%) Business Continuity
3 17 (20.73%) High Availability
4 15 (18.29%) ERP
5 13 (15.85%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (14.63%) ITIL
7 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
7 11 (13.41%) Change Control
8 6 (7.32%) Service Management
9 5 (6.10%) Network Management
9 5 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.88%) Network Architecture
10 4 (4.88%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.88%) Information Security
10 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.66%) Performance Testing
11 3 (3.66%) Load Testing
11 3 (3.66%) Project Management
11 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) SQL
1 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.10%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.66%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) VB
4 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) ISEB
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) BS25999
2 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (23.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.41%) VMware ESX
4 10 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.20%) XenApp
5 8 (9.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 8 (9.76%) Terminal Services
6 6 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.10%) vSphere
7 5 (6.10%) XenDesktop
7 5 (6.10%) Firmware
8 2 (2.44%) XenServer
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.22%) SRDF
9 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) SCCM
2 6 (7.32%) NetBackup
3 5 (6.10%) OpenView
4 4 (4.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.44%) WSUS
6 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.22%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Oracle
2 25 (30.49%) Microsoft
3 24 (29.27%) VMware
4 20 (24.39%) Cisco
5 16 (19.51%) SAP
6 14 (17.07%) Citrix
7 13 (15.85%) EMC
8 9 (10.98%) HP
8 9 (10.98%) SolarWinds
9 8 (9.76%) Nortel
9 8 (9.76%) Veritas
9 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
10 5 (6.10%) NetApp
10 5 (6.10%) Veeam
11 4 (4.88%) Symantec
11 4 (4.88%) Avaya
12 3 (3.66%) Sophos
12 3 (3.66%) Acronis
13 2 (2.44%) Brocade
14 1 (1.22%) SonicWALL