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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 110 110 91
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 26 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.76% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.03% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 26
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£328 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £260 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £550 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.02 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.85%
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
2327 2045 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.04% 74.04% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1004 997
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 119 84
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.94 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.07% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.90 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £66.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -11 11 £370 -32.72% 11
Cheshire +17 7 £413 +14.10% 5
Merseyside +1 7 £275 -
Lancashire -28 1 - - 2
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.26%) SCCM
4 13 (28.26%) VMware
5 12 (26.09%) HP
5 12 (26.09%) ITIL
6 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (21.74%) SQL
7 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 10 (21.74%) DHCP
7 10 (21.74%) Cisco
7 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (21.74%) Replication
8 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
8 9 (19.57%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
9 8 (17.39%) DNS
9 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
9 8 (17.39%) Firmware
9 8 (17.39%) SAN
9 8 (17.39%) Migration
9 8 (17.39%) Clustering
10 7 (15.22%) Firewall
10 7 (15.22%) WAN
10 7 (15.22%) NAS
11 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
11 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 3 (6.52%) Documentum
4 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.35%) NetWeaver
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) DHCP
2 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.39%) DNS
3 8 (17.39%) SAN
4 7 (15.22%) WAN
4 7 (15.22%) Firewall
4 7 (15.22%) NAS
5 6 (13.04%) LAN
6 5 (10.87%) DMZ
7 3 (6.52%) Intranet
7 3 (6.52%) VLAN
8 2 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (4.35%) MPLS
8 2 (4.35%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.17%) ADSL
9 1 (2.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) BODI
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.17%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Publishing
3 2 (4.35%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (10.87%) DBA
3 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (8.70%) Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.52%) SQL DBA
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) SAP Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Storage Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) SAP Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Replication
2 8 (17.39%) Clustering
3 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.35%) EMC Centera
4 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.35%) FMCG
4 2 (4.35%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.87%) UNIX
5 5 (10.87%) Linux
5 5 (10.87%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.52%) HPUX
6 3 (6.52%) Solaris
7 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (17.39%) Migration
4 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity
4 6 (13.04%) Service Management
5 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.87%) High Availability
5 5 (10.87%) Change Control
6 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.70%) Change Management
7 3 (6.52%) Information Security
7 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.52%) Time Management
7 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.35%) CAFM
8 2 (4.35%) Database Security
8 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) ABAP
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
5 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) CCNA
1 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) ISACA
2 2 (4.35%) MCSE
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) CISSP
2 2 (4.35%) CISA
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) CCDA
3 1 (2.17%) CCDP
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.39%) Firmware
4 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 5 (10.87%) DFS Replication
6 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.17%) UAG
7 1 (2.17%) XenApp
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) SCVMM
3 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.35%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) VMware
3 12 (26.09%) HP
4 10 (21.74%) Cisco
5 6 (13.04%) Oracle
5 6 (13.04%) Dell
6 5 (10.87%) SAP
7 4 (8.70%) EMC
7 4 (8.70%) Citrix
7 4 (8.70%) Remedy
8 3 (6.52%) Veeam
8 3 (6.52%) F5
8 3 (6.52%) Compuware
8 3 (6.52%) NetApp
8 3 (6.52%) Veritas
8 3 (6.52%) Business Objects
9 2 (4.35%) Infor
9 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.35%) BMC
10 1 (2.17%) Brocade
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