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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 113 121 97
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 20 14 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.48% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.68% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 25
Average daily rate
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£438 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.37% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £453 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.95 £19.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -14.44%
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
2209 2044 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.22% 64.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1038 1130
Average daily rate £365 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 101 108
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 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
Manchester -3 8 £725 +70.58% 10
Cheshire +6 6 £300 -6.25% 9
Merseyside +6 4 £475 +2.70% 1
Lancashire -7 2 £325 - 1
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 (44.19%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
3 11 (25.58%) Cisco
4 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
4 10 (23.26%) LAN
4 10 (23.26%) WAN
4 10 (23.26%) SQL
5 9 (20.93%) DHCP
5 9 (20.93%) DNS
5 9 (20.93%) SAN
5 9 (20.93%) Business Continuity
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
7 7 (16.28%) Finance
7 7 (16.28%) SCCM
8 6 (13.95%) Backup Exec
8 6 (13.95%) Wireless
8 6 (13.95%) Firewall
8 6 (13.95%) Clustering
8 6 (13.95%) Linux
8 6 (13.95%) ITIL
8 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
8 6 (13.95%) VPN
8 6 (13.95%) Firmware
8 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (11.63%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.63%) IIS
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.65%) NetWeaver
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.65%) TrackWise
3 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) LAN
1 10 (23.26%) WAN
2 9 (20.93%) DHCP
2 9 (20.93%) DNS
2 9 (20.93%) SAN
3 6 (13.95%) Firewall
3 6 (13.95%) Wireless
3 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.95%) VPN
4 4 (9.30%) IPsec
4 4 (9.30%) Internet
5 3 (6.98%) NAS
6 2 (4.65%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (4.65%) BGP
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security
6 2 (4.65%) VLAN
6 2 (4.65%) DMZ
7 1 (2.33%) Intranet
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) DB2
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Analyst
2 4 (9.30%) Architect
2 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
2 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (6.98%) Consultant
3 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.98%) Administrator
4 2 (4.65%) DBA
4 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Network Support
4 2 (4.65%) SAP Project Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Head of IT
4 2 (4.65%) SAP Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Storage Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Validation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Firmware
1 6 (13.95%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Statistics
3 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.65%) SCADA
3 2 (4.65%) FMCG
3 2 (4.65%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (4.65%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 2 (4.65%) CLARiiON
3 2 (4.65%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.95%) Linux
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.30%) UNIX
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Business Continuity
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) Change Control
4 4 (9.30%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (9.30%) CRM
4 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.98%) Validation
5 3 (6.98%) High Availability
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security
6 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.65%) Database Security
6 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 2 (4.65%) Information Security Management
6 2 (4.65%) Security Management
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.30%) CCNP
3 3 (6.98%) CCNA
3 3 (6.98%) CISA
3 3 (6.98%) CISSP
4 2 (4.65%) ISACA
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.65%) COBIT
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.33%) XenApp
4 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) SCCM
2 6 (13.95%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.30%) SCOM
3 4 (9.30%) SCSM
4 3 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.33%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) Cisco
3 5 (11.63%) VMware
4 4 (9.30%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) SAP
4 4 (9.30%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Avaya
4 4 (9.30%) 3PAR
5 3 (6.98%) EMC
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Juniper
6 2 (4.65%) Remedy
6 2 (4.65%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) Symantec
7 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.33%) Infor
7 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.33%) BMC
7 1 (2.33%) F5
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