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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Disaster Recovery
Rank 97 84 94
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 22 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.28% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
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£363 £355 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -7.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £249 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £414 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.88% -3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +179.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.85%
Disaster Recovery
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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
1720 1409 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.64% 68.33% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 784 780
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 58 114
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 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 +5 12 £360 +1.40% 5
Worcestershire -6 2 - - 1
Coventry -9 2 - -
Staffordshire -8 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - - 1
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 13 (37.14%) Oracle
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Service Management
3 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 8 (22.86%) Linux
4 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
4 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) VMware
5 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.14%) NetBackup
6 6 (17.14%) Symantec
6 6 (17.14%) SAN
6 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (14.29%) ISEB
7 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 5 (14.29%) UNIX
7 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity
7 5 (14.29%) Firewall
7 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 4 (11.43%) Statistics
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.43%) HP
8 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
8 4 (11.43%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 2 (5.71%) IIS
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.86%) nginx
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) CATIA
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) SAN
2 5 (14.29%) Firewall
3 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Hudson
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (8.57%) Automotive
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Front Office
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Billing
2 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) DBA
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.71%) Storage Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Security Officer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior SAP Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) Statistics
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.71%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Linux
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) UNIX
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.57%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) Debian
8 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Service Management
2 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.71%) Information Management
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) VB
3 3 (8.57%) VBA
3 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.71%) HND
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) BS7799
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) RHEV
4 1 (2.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle
2 9 (25.71%) Citrix
3 7 (20.00%) VMware
4 6 (17.14%) Symantec
5 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.43%) IBM
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.43%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) StorageTek
6 3 (8.57%) NetApp
6 3 (8.57%) Brocade
6 3 (8.57%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.71%) Nimsoft
7 2 (5.71%) Spiceworks
7 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.71%) Sybase
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco
8 1 (2.86%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) EMC
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