The first table below looks at the demand for Disaster Recovery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Disaster Recovery over the 3 months to 24 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 Reading 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 57 50 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 10 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.11% 2.57% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 3.74% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate
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£700 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% +9.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £371 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.44% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% -25.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
618 668 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.36% 68.72% 68.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 284 311
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Disaster Recovery
Berkshire

Disaster Recovery
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Disaster Recovery Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Reading region.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the Reading region.

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 22 (62.86%) Windows
3 14 (40.00%) DNS
4 13 (37.14%) VMware
4 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) ITIL
6 8 (22.86%) Firewall
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (22.86%) Degree
7 7 (20.00%) High Availability
7 7 (20.00%) Linux
7 7 (20.00%) DHCP
8 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (17.14%) MCITP
8 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (14.29%) MCTS
9 5 (14.29%) Statistics
9 5 (14.29%) HP
9 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 5 (14.29%) Service Management
9 5 (14.29%) Migration
9 5 (14.29%) Replication
10 4 (11.43%) Clustering
10 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.57%) Lync
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 2 (5.71%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.86%) Apache
6 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.57%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) DNS
2 8 (22.86%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (11.43%) Intranet
4 4 (11.43%) HTTP
4 4 (11.43%) PABX
5 3 (8.57%) LAN
5 3 (8.57%) WAN
5 3 (8.57%) VPN
5 3 (8.57%) SAN
5 3 (8.57%) Internet
6 2 (5.71%) RTP
6 2 (5.71%) PBX
6 2 (5.71%) PSTN
7 1 (2.86%) NAS
7 1 (2.86%) SSH
7 1 (2.86%) SMTP
7 1 (2.86%) SSL
7 1 (2.86%) SNMP
7 1 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
1 3 (8.57%) Maven
1 3 (8.57%) Ant
2 2 (5.71%) Hudson
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) Trac
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (11.43%) Consultant
1 4 (11.43%) Support Specialist
1 4 (11.43%) Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Wintel Architect
2 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
2 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Architect
2 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (5.71%) Release Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Server Administrator
3 2 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Tester
3 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) SOAP
2 2 (5.71%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) Java SE
3 1 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Statistics
1 5 (14.29%) Replication
2 4 (11.43%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Firmware
3 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.71%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.86%) Open Source
5 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.86%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) UNIX
6 3 (8.57%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) VMS
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) FreeBSD
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) High Availability
3 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 5 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (14.29%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
4 4 (11.43%) Document Management
5 3 (8.57%) Change Control
5 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.57%) Workflow
6 2 (5.71%) Scrum
6 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) DSDM
6 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.71%) Release Management
6 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) AWK
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (22.86%) Degree
3 6 (17.14%) MCITP
3 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) MCTS
5 4 (11.43%) MCSA
5 4 (11.43%) MCP
6 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.57%) CCNA
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) MCDST
8 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) XenApp
3 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) KVM
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.86%) Nmap
5 1 (2.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
2 3 (8.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.57%) ARCserve
2 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.71%) Puppet
3 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (11.43%) Symantec
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
6 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Avaya
6 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 2 (5.71%) Nortel
7 1 (2.86%) Verint
7 1 (2.86%) Brocade
7 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Sun
7 1 (2.86%) Siemens
7 1 (2.86%) StorageTek
7 1 (2.86%) Genesys
7 1 (2.86%) BMC