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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 105 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 14 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 1.07% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.42% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 1
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£400 £363 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £411 £370
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +11.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £27.25 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 - £9.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £25.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+6.88% +52.20%
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
1754 1766 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.45% 75.37% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 927 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 137 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.32 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% -9.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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
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 8 £400 -38.46% 6
Warwickshire -2 2 - - 2
Coventry +7 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Business Continuity
3 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 9 (20.00%) IBM
4 9 (20.00%) Migration
5 8 (17.78%) Firewall
6 7 (15.56%) Documentum
6 7 (15.56%) Windows
6 7 (15.56%) UML
6 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
6 7 (15.56%) FileNet
6 7 (15.56%) VMware
6 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
6 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (15.56%) SSDT
7 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (13.33%) NHS
8 5 (11.11%) Symantec
8 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 5 (11.11%) Finance
8 5 (11.11%) Change Control
9 4 (8.89%) Office 365
9 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (8.89%) Coaching
9 4 (8.89%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (15.56%) Documentum
1 7 (15.56%) FileNet
2 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.89%) VPN
4 3 (6.67%) DNS
4 3 (6.67%) SAN
4 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 3 (6.67%) DHCP
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SSDT
2 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) FishEye
2 1 (2.22%) Toad
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Billing
3 2 (4.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Architect
2 7 (15.56%) AWS Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.67%) DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) Ajax
1 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Solaris
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Business Continuity
2 9 (20.00%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
3 7 (15.56%) UML
3 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
4 5 (11.11%) Change Control
4 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.89%) Information Security
5 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.89%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Coaching
6 3 (6.67%) Line Management
6 3 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (6.67%) ITIL
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) BCP
7 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.44%) Release Management
7 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) VB
2 2 (4.44%) VBA
2 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) MCITP
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) HND
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) BS7799
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) IBM
3 7 (15.56%) VMware
4 5 (11.11%) Symantec
5 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) Dell
6 2 (4.44%) Avaya
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.44%) Verint
7 1 (2.22%) Red Gate
7 1 (2.22%) CommVault
7 1 (2.22%) Intel
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) HP