The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 115 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 14 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.67% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.95% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £398 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £453 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £371 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% -22.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Disaster Recovery
England

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 25 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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
Cheshire +5 7 £200 -49.20% 6
Manchester -11 3 £725 +70.58% 4
Merseyside +5 2 £475 +2.70%
Lancashire - 1 - - 3
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Cisco
3 13 (28.89%) LAN
3 13 (28.89%) WAN
4 12 (26.67%) DNS
5 11 (24.44%) DHCP
6 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 10 (22.22%) SQL
6 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.00%) VPN
7 9 (20.00%) Internet
7 9 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (17.78%) Firewall
8 8 (17.78%) Wireless
8 8 (17.78%) SAN
8 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
9 7 (15.56%) CCNP
9 7 (15.56%) Firmware
9 7 (15.56%) Finance
10 6 (13.33%) Clustering
10 6 (13.33%) Backup Exec
10 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 6 (13.33%) CRM
10 6 (13.33%) Capacity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.11%) IIS
4 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.44%) NetWeaver
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.44%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) LAN
1 13 (28.89%) WAN
2 12 (26.67%) DNS
3 11 (24.44%) DHCP
4 9 (20.00%) VPN
4 9 (20.00%) Internet
5 8 (17.78%) SAN
5 8 (17.78%) Firewall
5 8 (17.78%) Wireless
6 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.89%) IPsec
7 4 (8.89%) VLAN
7 4 (8.89%) DMZ
7 4 (8.89%) BGP
7 4 (8.89%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (6.67%) NetScaler
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (4.44%) Network Security
9 2 (4.44%) CTI
9 2 (4.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Architect
2 5 (11.11%) Analyst
2 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Consultant
3 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.89%) DBA
4 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.67%) Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Network Support
5 2 (4.44%) SAP Project Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 2 (4.44%) Risk Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Storage Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) SAP Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Firmware
2 6 (13.33%) Clustering
3 4 (8.89%) Statistics
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 2 (4.44%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.44%) EMC Centera
4 2 (4.44%) SCADA
4 2 (4.44%) FMCG
4 2 (4.44%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (4.44%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.11%) UNIX
5 5 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
7 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (13.33%) CRM
2 6 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (11.11%) High Availability
3 5 (11.11%) Change Control
4 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
5 3 (6.67%) Validation
5 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.67%) ERP
5 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security
6 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (4.44%) CAPA
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.44%) ABAP
2 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.56%) CCNP
3 4 (8.89%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CISSP
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CISA
5 1 (2.22%) CISM
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.44%) COBIT
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) SCOM
2 4 (8.89%) SCSM
3 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.44%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Cisco
2 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) SAP
4 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
4 4 (8.89%) HP
4 4 (8.89%) Avaya
4 4 (8.89%) Juniper
5 3 (6.67%) EMC
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix
5 3 (6.67%) F5
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (2.22%) Infor
7 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds