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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 114 109 98
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 40 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.95% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.30% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
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£475 £319 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.01% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £136 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.77 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% -34.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+88.57% -35.18%
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
2928 2310 1721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.93% 72.96% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1196 850
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 125 84
Average hourly rate £38.50 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.08% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 April 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 21 April 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
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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 -12 14 £475 +35.71% 7
Cumbria - 9 - -
Merseyside -11 6 - - 1
Cheshire -11 1 - - 4
Lancashire - 1 - -
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 42 (61.76%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) Migration
3 29 (42.65%) Oracle
4 28 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
5 26 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (35.29%) UNIX
7 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
8 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (29.41%) Cisco
9 20 (29.41%) VMware
10 19 (27.94%) High Availability
11 18 (26.47%) Firewall
12 17 (25.00%) WAN
12 17 (25.00%) SAP
13 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
13 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
14 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (22.06%) SAN
14 15 (22.06%) EIGRP
15 14 (20.59%) Configuration Management
15 14 (20.59%) Clustering
15 14 (20.59%) DMZ
15 14 (20.59%) DHCP
15 14 (20.59%) Linux
15 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
16 13 (19.12%) Technical Architecture
16 13 (19.12%) SAP HANA
16 13 (19.12%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 13 (19.12%) NetWeaver
2 10 (14.71%) IIS
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.94%) Documentum
5 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.94%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.47%) Firewall
2 17 (25.00%) WAN
3 15 (22.06%) SAN
3 15 (22.06%) EIGRP
4 14 (20.59%) DMZ
4 14 (20.59%) DHCP
5 12 (17.65%) Wireless
5 12 (17.65%) MPLS
5 12 (17.65%) OSPF
5 12 (17.65%) BGP
5 12 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (14.71%) NAS
6 10 (14.71%) DNS
7 9 (13.24%) Internet
7 9 (13.24%) LAN
8 8 (11.76%) VLAN
8 8 (11.76%) VPLS
8 8 (11.76%) iSCSI
8 8 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (19.12%) SAP HANA
4 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.41%) DB2
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.94%) BODI
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.94%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (2.94%) TKPROF
7 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.94%) Toad
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.41%) Local Government
3 2 (2.94%) Publishing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Architect
2 13 (19.12%) SAP Architect
3 11 (16.18%) Technical Architect
4 9 (13.24%) Consultant
4 9 (13.24%) Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) DBA
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) SAP Technical Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.88%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) DB2 DBA
7 3 (4.41%) Data Centre Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Data Centre Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Active Directory Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) SAP Basis
2 3 (4.41%) Middleware
3 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Clustering
2 13 (19.12%) Replication
3 8 (11.76%) Celerra
4 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Life Science
6 1 (1.47%) DTV
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (61.76%) Windows
2 26 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (35.29%) UNIX
4 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (20.59%) Linux
6 10 (14.71%) Solaris
7 6 (8.82%) Windows 2000
7 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Migration
2 19 (27.94%) High Availability
3 14 (20.59%) Configuration Management
4 13 (19.12%) ERP
4 13 (19.12%) Business Continuity
4 13 (19.12%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (14.71%) Change Control
6 9 (13.24%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (11.76%) ITIL
8 5 (7.35%) Service Management
8 5 (7.35%) Network Management
8 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.88%) Network Architecture
9 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
10 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
11 2 (2.94%) Time Management
11 2 (2.94%) TOGAF
11 2 (2.94%) CAFM
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.88%) VBScript
4 3 (4.41%) VB
5 2 (2.94%) Perl
5 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) CCNA
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) CCDA
4 2 (2.94%) CCDP
4 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) BS25999
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.71%) XenApp
5 8 (11.76%) Terminal Services
5 8 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 8 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 6 (8.82%) DFS Replication
6 6 (8.82%) Firmware
7 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.94%) UAG
8 2 (2.94%) XenServer
8 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) SCCM
2 6 (8.82%) SCVMM
3 4 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) Oracle
2 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 20 (29.41%) Cisco
3 20 (29.41%) VMware
4 17 (25.00%) SAP
5 13 (19.12%) HP
6 11 (16.18%) Citrix
7 9 (13.24%) SolarWinds
8 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 8 (11.76%) EMC
8 8 (11.76%) Nortel
9 6 (8.82%) Dell
10 5 (7.35%) Avaya
11 2 (2.94%) Veritas
11 2 (2.94%) Compuware
11 2 (2.94%) Business Objects
11 2 (2.94%) Veeam
11 2 (2.94%) F5
12 1 (1.47%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.47%) Capita