The table below looks at the statistics for Disaster Recovery skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 99 84 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 22 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 1.05% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.53% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 7
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£360 £355 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +86.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £373
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.48 £30.00 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.40% +179.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.65 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.02% +2.63%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1702 1436 1568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.94% 68.81% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 775 815
Average daily rate £375 £357 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 51 105
Average hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Disaster Recovery
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Disaster Recovery Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Disaster Recovery
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Disaster Recovery
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Disaster Recovery Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Birmingham +1 12 £360 +1.40% 8
Wolverhampton - 3 £350 -
Coventry -7 2 - - 2
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 4
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 16 (34.04%) Service Management
3 15 (31.91%) Windows
4 13 (27.66%) SQL
5 12 (25.53%) Linux
6 11 (23.40%) SAN
7 10 (21.28%) Symantec
7 10 (21.28%) NetBackup
8 9 (19.15%) Business Continuity
8 9 (19.15%) HP
8 9 (19.15%) Citrix
8 9 (19.15%) UNIX
8 9 (19.15%) ITIL
9 8 (17.02%) VMware
9 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.02%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (14.89%) 3PAR
10 7 (14.89%) Data Protection
10 7 (14.89%) Brocade
10 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
10 7 (14.89%) NetApp
10 7 (14.89%) StorageTek
11 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
11 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.77%) Sybase
11 6 (12.77%) Migration
11 6 (12.77%) Firewall
11 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (6.38%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) nginx
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) SAN
2 6 (12.77%) Firewall
3 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.26%) SNA
4 2 (4.26%) LAN
4 2 (4.26%) SMS
4 2 (4.26%) VoIP
4 2 (4.26%) WAN
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) Multicast
5 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.13%) GSM
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) DB2
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Hudson
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Front Office
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Automotive
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Storage Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) DBA
4 4 (8.51%) Tester
4 4 (8.51%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (4.26%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (4.26%) Transition Manager
6 2 (4.26%) SAP Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.26%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Middleware
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Basis
1 2 (4.26%) ISPF
2 1 (2.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.51%) Statistics
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Linux
3 9 (19.15%) UNIX
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.38%) Solaris
7 2 (4.26%) zOS
7 2 (4.26%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.13%) Debian
8 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Service Management
2 9 (19.15%) Business Continuity
2 9 (19.15%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
3 8 (17.02%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (14.89%) Data Protection
5 6 (12.77%) Migration
6 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) Capacity Management
7 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.51%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.38%) Release Management
8 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (6.38%) Resilience Testing
8 3 (6.38%) High Availability
8 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.38%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) VB
3 3 (6.38%) VBA
3 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.26%) JCL
4 2 (4.26%) REXX
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
1 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) RACF
4 1 (2.13%) RHEV
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.26%) SCCM
3 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.13%) Puppet
4 1 (2.13%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 10 (21.28%) Symantec
3 9 (19.15%) HP
3 9 (19.15%) Citrix
4 8 (17.02%) VMware
5 7 (14.89%) 3PAR
5 7 (14.89%) Brocade
5 7 (14.89%) NetApp
5 7 (14.89%) StorageTek
6 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.77%) Sybase
7 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.51%) IBM
7 4 (8.51%) SAP
8 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.26%) Spiceworks
8 2 (4.26%) Nimsoft
9 1 (2.13%) RightScale
9 1 (2.13%) Cramer
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco
Worcestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £22 - £28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago