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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 135 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 32 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.65% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.87% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £438 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £725 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £365
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £54.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+208.57% -7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.09%
Disaster Recovery
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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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3408 2293 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.80% 74.33% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 1270 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Manchester -16 11 £275 -62.06% 3
Cheshire -5 9 £374 +24.58% 4
Merseyside -7 6 £475 - 1
Lancashire -11 2 £195 -40.00% 1
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) SAN
2 15 (26.32%) Data Centre
3 14 (24.56%) Firewall
3 14 (24.56%) VMware
4 13 (22.81%) Business Continuity
5 12 (21.05%) WAN
6 11 (19.30%) LAN
6 11 (19.30%) Cisco
7 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
7 10 (17.54%) DHCP
7 10 (17.54%) ITIL
7 10 (17.54%) Finance
8 9 (15.79%) Replication
8 9 (15.79%) DNS
8 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (14.04%) NAS
9 8 (14.04%) Veritas
9 8 (14.04%) HP
10 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
10 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (12.28%) SCCM
11 6 (10.53%) NetBackup
11 6 (10.53%) Oracle
11 6 (10.53%) SQL
11 6 (10.53%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.75%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) SAN
2 14 (24.56%) Firewall
3 12 (21.05%) WAN
4 11 (19.30%) LAN
5 10 (17.54%) DHCP
6 9 (15.79%) DNS
7 8 (14.04%) NAS
8 5 (8.77%) VPN
9 4 (7.02%) Wireless
9 4 (7.02%) EIGRP
9 4 (7.02%) VLAN
10 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.26%) HSRP
10 3 (5.26%) GLBP
10 3 (5.26%) OSPF
10 3 (5.26%) BGP
10 3 (5.26%) IPsec
10 3 (5.26%) VoIP
11 2 (3.51%) MPLS
12 1 (1.75%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) DB2
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) DTS
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) OLAP
5 1 (1.75%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
1 3 (5.26%) JMeter
2 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Legal
3 4 (7.02%) Retail
4 3 (5.26%) Publishing
4 3 (5.26%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Consultant
2 8 (14.04%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) DBA
3 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Storage Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (3.51%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Service Continuity Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Middleware
2 3 (5.26%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) Flash
3 1 (1.75%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.79%) Replication
3 5 (8.77%) Clustering
3 5 (8.77%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (5.26%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.26%) EMC Centera
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.77%) UNIX
5 3 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.51%) AIX
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Business Continuity
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
3 6 (10.53%) Service Management
3 6 (10.53%) Migration
4 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.02%) Change Control
5 4 (7.02%) Information Security
5 4 (7.02%) Project Management
5 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
5 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.02%) Network Management
6 3 (5.26%) High Availability
6 3 (5.26%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Load Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.26%) Change Management
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.51%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (3.51%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) VBScript
5 1 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) ISEB
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CCNP
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) BS25999
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.02%) vSphere
4 4 (7.02%) Firmware
5 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.75%) SRDF
6 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.77%) OpenView
4 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.26%) WSUS
4 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.75%) Puppet
5 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.75%) Ansible
5 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.75%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) VMware
3 11 (19.30%) Cisco
4 8 (14.04%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) Veritas
5 6 (10.53%) Oracle
6 5 (8.77%) EMC
6 5 (8.77%) NetApp
6 5 (8.77%) Veeam
7 4 (7.02%) Citrix
7 4 (7.02%) Symantec
8 3 (5.26%) Sophos
8 3 (5.26%) Acronis
9 2 (3.51%) Brocade
9 2 (3.51%) SmartStream
10 1 (1.75%) Juniper
10 1 (1.75%) QAD
10 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.75%) Intel
10 1 (1.75%) Sun
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