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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Disaster Recovery
Rank 121 122 110
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 49 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.10% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.41% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 16
Average daily rate £375 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £306 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £384 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+39.34% +74.28%
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
3277 3055 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.07% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2029 1690 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 143 135
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -7 18 £356 -25.00% 1
Lancashire +19 17 £375 - 1
Cheshire +5 9 £401 -
Merseyside -1 3 £375 - 6
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 25 (34.25%) ITIL
2 23 (31.51%) Windows
3 21 (28.77%) Windows Server
4 19 (26.03%) Business Continuity
5 17 (23.29%) VMware
5 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
6 16 (21.92%) Clustering
6 16 (21.92%) Active Directory
7 15 (20.55%) Finance
7 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
7 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
8 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (17.81%) Project Management
10 12 (16.44%) Service Management
10 12 (16.44%) Veritas
10 12 (16.44%) SQL
10 12 (16.44%) High Availability
11 11 (15.07%) Time Management
11 11 (15.07%) Problem Management
11 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.70%) Unix
12 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (12.33%) Banking
14 8 (10.96%) IBM
14 8 (10.96%) Citrix
14 8 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (10.96%) Capacity Management
14 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.11%) Apache
2 3 (4.11%) Confluence
2 3 (4.11%) IIS
3 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.37%) CICS
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.37%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) IaaS
1 3 (4.11%) PaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) DHCP
1 5 (6.85%) DNS
2 4 (5.48%) SAN
3 3 (4.11%) WAN
4 2 (2.74%) Firewall
4 2 (2.74%) LAN
4 2 (2.74%) LDAP
4 2 (2.74%) WinSCP
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.37%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) Intranet
5 1 (1.37%) Network Security
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.48%) DB2
7 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.74%) MS Access
9 1 (1.37%) Easytrieve
9 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.37%) IDMS
9 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.37%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.37%) SAP HANA
9 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.11%) JIRA
3 2 (2.74%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.74%) Toad
4 1 (1.37%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.37%) MSTest
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.37%) tSQLt
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Local Government
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 11 (15.07%) Service Manager
2 6 (8.22%) Active Directory Engineer
2 6 (8.22%) Analyst
2 6 (8.22%) Developer
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Developer
2 6 (8.22%) VMware Engineer
2 6 (8.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (6.85%) Consultant
3 5 (6.85%) Server Engineer
3 5 (6.85%) SSIS Developer
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Architect
4 4 (5.48%) DBA
4 4 (5.48%) ETL Developer
4 4 (5.48%) T-SQL Developer
5 3 (4.11%) IT Analyst
5 3 (4.11%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Middleware
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (2.74%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) EDI
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.37%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Clustering
2 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.59%) Replication
4 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.85%) Mainframe
5 3 (4.11%) Wiki
6 2 (2.74%) Life Science
6 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.37%) AS400
7 1 (1.37%) HACMP
7 1 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.51%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.70%) Unix
4 6 (8.22%) AIX
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.48%) Linux
6 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.11%) Solaris
8 2 (2.74%) HPUX
8 2 (2.74%) SUSE
8 2 (2.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.74%) zOS
9 1 (1.37%) OS/400
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) ITIL
2 19 (26.03%) Business Continuity
3 13 (17.81%) Project Management
4 12 (16.44%) High Availability
4 12 (16.44%) Service Management
5 11 (15.07%) Problem Management
5 11 (15.07%) Time Management
6 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (10.96%) Capacity Management
7 8 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (9.59%) ETL
8 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (6.85%) Database Tuning
10 5 (6.85%) Process Improvement
10 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.85%) TDD
11 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.48%) ITSM
11 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.37%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.37%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (21.92%) Active Directory
3 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.22%) Firmware
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.48%) XenApp
7 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.37%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) SCOM
2 3 (4.11%) EdgeSight
2 3 (4.11%) Nagios
2 3 (4.11%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.74%) DameWare
3 2 (2.74%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.37%) Control-M
4 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.37%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (23.29%) VMware
2 12 (16.44%) Veritas
3 8 (10.96%) Citrix
3 8 (10.96%) IBM
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle
5 6 (8.22%) HP
6 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco
8 2 (2.74%) LexisNexis
9 1 (1.37%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.37%) BMC
9 1 (1.37%) CA
9 1 (1.37%) Dell
9 1 (1.37%) EMC
9 1 (1.37%) RainStor
9 1 (1.37%) RedGate
9 1 (1.37%) Remedy
9 1 (1.37%) SAP
9 1 (1.37%) Teradata