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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Disaster Recovery
Rank 79 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 32 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 0.96% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.37% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 5
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£433 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £224 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £373 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+12.91% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.64 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.03% -72.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £14.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.20% -44.33%
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
1482 1458 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.39% 69.93% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 787 619
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 73 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +4 8 £419 - 4
West Bromwich - 5 £438 -
Warwickshire -3 4 £238 +5.55% 1
Coventry -1 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 18 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (29.63%) Business Continuity
4 10 (18.52%) Service Management
4 10 (18.52%) Citrix
4 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.67%) Windows
5 9 (16.67%) Oracle
6 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.81%) VMware
7 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
7 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
7 7 (12.96%) Linux
7 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (11.11%) SSDT
8 6 (11.11%) UML
8 6 (11.11%) Firewall
8 6 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 5 (9.26%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (9.26%) Information Security
9 5 (9.26%) UNIX
9 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
9 5 (9.26%) IBM
9 5 (9.26%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) CICS
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.85%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) SAN
3 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SSDT
2 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) DB2
4 1 (1.85%) OLAP
4 1 (1.85%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) Hudson
2 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Automotive
2 2 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Architect
2 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
3 6 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (7.41%) Tester
5 4 (7.41%) Information Security Officer
5 4 (7.41%) Security Officer
6 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) HTML
1 1 (1.85%) XML
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) LAMP
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Basis
1 1 (1.85%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.26%) NHS
3 5 (9.26%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (7.41%) Statistics
5 2 (3.70%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) HACMP
6 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) UNIX
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.41%) Solaris
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.70%) AIX
7 1 (1.85%) Debian
7 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Business Continuity
2 10 (18.52%) Service Management
3 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
5 6 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 6 (11.11%) UML
6 5 (9.26%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (9.26%) Information Security
6 5 (9.26%) Data Protection
6 5 (9.26%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.41%) Computer Security
7 4 (7.41%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (7.41%) Information Management
7 4 (7.41%) ITIL
7 4 (7.41%) BCP
7 4 (7.41%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.56%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.56%) VB
3 3 (5.56%) VBA
3 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) JCL
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) C
4 1 (1.85%) C++
4 1 (1.85%) COBOL
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) ISEB
4 4 (7.41%) HND
5 3 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) BS7799
2 3 (5.56%) SLA
3 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) RHEV
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) RACF
4 1 (1.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Citrix
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.81%) VMware
4 5 (9.26%) IBM
5 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.41%) Symantec
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (1.85%) Sybase
7 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco
7 1 (1.85%) Brocade
7 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.85%) Nimsoft
7 1 (1.85%) Spiceworks
7 1 (1.85%) CommVault