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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Disaster Recovery
Rank 128 114 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 24 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.87% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.13% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £578
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -43.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £224 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £401 £696
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £54.00 £18.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% +14.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+172.97% +5.71%
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
3066 2477 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.64% 76.55% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1463 1050
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 99 109
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -13 10 £300 -20.00% 9
Merseyside +2 5 £375 - 3
Lancashire +1 4 £375 +15.38%
Cheshire -6 4 £400 +95.12% 7
Cumbria -10 1 - -
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 13 (22.81%) ITIL
3 12 (21.05%) SQL
3 12 (21.05%) Project Management
4 11 (19.30%) Finance
4 11 (19.30%) Business Continuity
4 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
5 10 (17.54%) VMware
5 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
6 9 (15.79%) Migration
6 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
7 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
7 8 (14.04%) High Availability
7 8 (14.04%) Replication
7 8 (14.04%) Service Management
7 8 (14.04%) Oracle
7 8 (14.04%) Unix
7 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
8 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
8 7 (12.28%) HP
8 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
8 7 (12.28%) Clustering
8 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
9 6 (10.53%) XenApp
9 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.53%) Firewall
9 6 (10.53%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (5.26%) Confluence
1 3 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.75%) CICS
3 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) nginx
3 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) IaaS
1 3 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) DHCP
1 6 (10.53%) DNS
1 6 (10.53%) Firewall
1 6 (10.53%) LAN
1 6 (10.53%) WAN
2 5 (8.77%) SAN
3 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.51%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.51%) NAS
4 2 (3.51%) SNMP
4 2 (3.51%) VoIP
4 2 (3.51%) WinSCP
4 2 (3.51%) Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.75%) Internet
5 1 (1.75%) Network Security
5 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) DB2
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.51%) MS Access
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.75%) Easytrieve
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
1 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.51%) Toad
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.75%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.75%) tSQLt
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (14.04%) Analyst
1 8 (14.04%) Architect
2 7 (12.28%) DBA
3 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (7.02%) OAT Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) OAT Test Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Service Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Data Centre Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Service Continuity Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
1 8 (14.04%) Replication
2 7 (12.28%) Clustering
3 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Mainframe
5 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.26%) Wiki
6 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (3.51%) IVR
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.75%) Informatics
7 1 (1.75%) Life Science
7 1 (1.75%) NHS
7 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.04%) Unix
4 4 (7.02%) Solaris
5 3 (5.26%) Linux
5 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) AIX
7 1 (1.75%) HPUX
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Project Management
3 11 (19.30%) Business Continuity
4 9 (15.79%) Migration
5 8 (14.04%) High Availability
5 8 (14.04%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.26%) BCP
9 3 (5.26%) Change Management
9 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.26%) ETL
9 3 (5.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C
5 1 (1.75%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (1.75%) COBOL
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.26%) PMP
3 2 (3.51%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.75%) CISA
4 1 (1.75%) CISSP
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) ISO22301
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.53%) XenApp
4 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) EdgeSight
1 3 (5.26%) Nagios
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
1 3 (5.26%) SCOM
1 3 (5.26%) SCOrch
2 2 (3.51%) DameWare
2 2 (3.51%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Control-M
3 1 (1.75%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.75%) OpenView
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) VMware
3 8 (14.04%) Oracle
4 7 (12.28%) HP
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (7.02%) Veritas
7 3 (5.26%) IBM
7 3 (5.26%) Informatica
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco
8 2 (3.51%) LexisNexis
8 2 (3.51%) Sun
9 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.75%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (1.75%) RainStor
9 1 (1.75%) Red Gate
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.75%) Remedy
9 1 (1.75%) SmartStream
9 1 (1.75%) Teradata
9 1 (1.75%) Veeam
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