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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 91 102 89
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 26 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.81% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.12% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £347 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £402 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £365
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £15.48 £11.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -2.85%
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
1873 1872 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.86% 72.42% 68.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 984 740
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 131 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Disaster Recovery Daily Rate Histogram 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 September 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 7 £331 -8.62% 2
Coventry +2 5 £500 - 1
Worcestershire - 5 £395 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £485 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
4 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
5 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
6 9 (19.15%) IBM
6 9 (19.15%) Oracle
6 9 (19.15%) T-SQL
6 9 (19.15%) Firewall
7 8 (17.02%) Migration
7 8 (17.02%) UNIX
8 7 (14.89%) WAN
8 7 (14.89%) Documentum
8 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.89%) FileNet
8 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.89%) Office 365
9 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
9 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
9 6 (12.77%) Symantec
9 6 (12.77%) Solaris
9 6 (12.77%) Linux
10 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
10 5 (10.64%) LAN
10 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
10 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (14.89%) Documentum
1 7 (14.89%) FileNet
2 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) Firewall
2 7 (14.89%) WAN
3 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.64%) VPN
3 5 (10.64%) LAN
4 3 (6.38%) DNS
4 3 (6.38%) SAN
4 3 (6.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Subversion
1 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Ant
2 1 (2.13%) Toad
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.13%) FishEye
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Consultant
2 7 (14.89%) AWS Consultant
3 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) DBA
4 5 (10.64%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (4.26%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Network Support
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Designer
8 1 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 1 (2.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) XML
1 4 (8.51%) XSLT
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) Ajax
2 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.13%) jQuery
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) CMDB
3 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) UNIX
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Solaris
4 6 (12.77%) Linux
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.51%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
3 5 (10.64%) Project Management
4 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) ETL
4 4 (8.51%) Data Security
4 4 (8.51%) Database Tuning
4 4 (8.51%) Database Security
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.38%) Data Transformation
5 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) Network Design
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Security Management
5 3 (6.38%) Information Security
5 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (4.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) T-SQL
3 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
3 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) VBA
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.13%) MCITP
3 1 (2.13%) MCSA
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.51%) VirtualBox
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) SCOM
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) VMware
2 9 (19.15%) IBM
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.77%) Symantec
5 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.26%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) BMC
7 1 (2.13%) CommVault
7 1 (2.13%) Sybase
7 1 (2.13%) Wyse
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
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