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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 94 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 20 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 1.00% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.49% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Average daily rate
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£358 £370 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +94.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £316 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £409 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.35% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £15.48 £11.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.44%
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
1783 1413 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.47% 67.09% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 736 785
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 60 69
Average hourly rate £29.75 £37.80 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.63 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 +2 9 £360 +1.40% 6
Coventry -12 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 3 £350 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £355 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 20 (35.71%) Oracle
2 18 (32.14%) Service Management
3 15 (26.79%) Telecoms
3 15 (26.79%) Windows
4 12 (21.43%) SQL
4 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (19.64%) SAN
5 11 (19.64%) ITIL
5 11 (19.64%) Linux
6 10 (17.86%) Business Continuity
6 10 (17.86%) SLA
6 10 (17.86%) HP
7 9 (16.07%) Symantec
7 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
7 9 (16.07%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (16.07%) Legal
7 9 (16.07%) NetBackup
7 9 (16.07%) WFM
8 8 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (14.29%) UNIX
8 8 (14.29%) NetApp
9 7 (12.50%) StorageTek
9 7 (12.50%) Citrix
9 7 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (12.50%) Project Management
9 7 (12.50%) Migration
9 7 (12.50%) 3PAR
9 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.50%) Brocade
9 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.79%) nginx
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (10.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.36%) MS Office
5 1 (1.79%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.79%) assyst
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) SAN
2 6 (10.71%) RNC
3 5 (8.93%) Firewall
4 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.57%) SNA
5 2 (3.57%) GSM
5 2 (3.57%) LAN
5 2 (3.57%) SMS
5 2 (3.57%) VoIP
5 2 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) DNS
6 1 (1.79%) VPN
6 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.79%) Network Security
6 1 (1.79%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) DB2
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.79%) Hudson
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (26.79%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.07%) Legal
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Front Office
4 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 3 (5.36%) Automotive
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.93%) Storage Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Tester
4 4 (7.14%) DBA
4 4 (7.14%) Administrator
4 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (3.57%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (3.57%) Transition Manager
6 2 (3.57%) SAP Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) SAP Manager
6 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Middleware
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Basis
1 2 (3.57%) ISPF
2 1 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.36%) Statistics
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Linux
3 8 (14.29%) UNIX
4 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.57%) zOS
7 2 (3.57%) AIX
7 2 (3.57%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) Debian
8 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Service Management
2 11 (19.64%) ITIL
3 10 (17.86%) Business Continuity
4 9 (16.07%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (16.07%) WFM
5 8 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.50%) Migration
6 7 (12.50%) Project Management
6 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
9 4 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
10 3 (5.36%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (5.36%) Release Management
10 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
10 3 (5.36%) High Availability
10 3 (5.36%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) VB
3 2 (3.57%) VBA
3 2 (3.57%) REXX
3 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.57%) JCL
4 1 (1.79%) Ruby
4 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) ISEB
1 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
3 1 (1.79%) MCSA
3 1 (1.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.57%) RACF
5 1 (1.79%) Samba
5 1 (1.79%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.36%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.79%) SCCM
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Oracle
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) HP
4 9 (16.07%) Symantec
5 8 (14.29%) NetApp
6 7 (12.50%) Citrix
6 7 (12.50%) StorageTek
6 7 (12.50%) Brocade
6 7 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 6 (10.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (10.71%) VMware
7 6 (10.71%) Sybase
8 4 (7.14%) SAP
9 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.36%) IBM
10 1 (1.79%) Peregrine
10 1 (1.79%) Siemens
10 1 (1.79%) Remedy
10 1 (1.79%) Cramer
10 1 (1.79%) Cisco