The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Disaster Recovery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Disaster Recovery over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Disaster Recovery
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 55 46
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 2 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.44% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.55% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 10
Median daily rate - £323 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -19.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £383
% change year-on-year -0.66% -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -54.16% +45.45%  

Disaster Recovery is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 506 547 577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.09% 80.32% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 343 367
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Disaster Recovery as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in Birmingham

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in Birmingham

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 4 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (40.00%) BMC
4 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (40.00%) Remedy
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (30.00%) Unix
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Disaster Recovery
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SOC Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Architect
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (20.00%) High Availability
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) Service Design
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Escalation Management
6 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (10.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) BMC
2 4 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Teradata
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas