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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 62 58
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 6 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.97% 1.23% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.48% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Median daily rate £400 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -7.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £43.28 £27.25
% change year-on-year -17.97% +58.82%  

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 503 677 577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.66% 83.07% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 475 382
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 26 June 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 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Server Building
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server

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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) CTI
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) H.323
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) PBX
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) DBA
1 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Database Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) IVR
2 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Database Security
3 1 (12.50%) Database Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Microservices
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Teradata