Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 19 December 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 154 154
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +48
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 62 49 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.03% 0.86% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.04% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 49
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +18.06% +12.50%
10th Percentile £315 £334 £300
90th Percentile £655 £525 £510
England median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £22.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.78% - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -46.67% +9.09% +44.74%

Disaster Recovery is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,002 4,696 5,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.10% 82.78% 85.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,163 3,035 3,548
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £598 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 208 166
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £24.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +11.50% -16.50%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.53 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.48 £53.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +6.82%

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Disaster Recovery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in the North West

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the North West

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in the North West over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the North West

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the North West

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 31 £388 -8.82% 15
Cheshire +1 21 £450 +23.29% 6
Lancashire -20 4 £518 +11.89%
Cumbria - 2 - -
Merseyside -5 1 £300 -25.00% 6
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Disaster Recovery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 27 (43.55%) Windows
2 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server
4 18 (29.03%) Finance
5 13 (20.97%) VMware
5 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
6 12 (19.35%) ITIL
7 11 (17.74%) Information Security
8 10 (16.13%) Firewall
8 10 (16.13%) LAN
8 10 (16.13%) WAN
8 10 (16.13%) Data Centre
9 9 (14.52%) Migration
9 9 (14.52%) Business Continuity
9 9 (14.52%) SCCM
9 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
9 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (14.52%) High Availability
9 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
11 7 (11.29%) Service Management
11 7 (11.29%) Replication
11 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
11 7 (11.29%) SQL
11 7 (11.29%) SAN
11 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (11.29%) Office 365
11 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement

Disaster Recovery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) IIS
2 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) HFM
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.29%) Office 365
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.45%) IaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Firewall
1 10 (16.13%) LAN
1 10 (16.13%) WAN
2 7 (11.29%) SAN
3 6 (9.68%) NAS
4 4 (6.45%) DHCP
4 4 (6.45%) DNS
4 4 (6.45%) VPN
5 3 (4.84%) SSL
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.23%) Intranet
6 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.23%) ISDN
6 2 (3.23%) MPLS
6 2 (3.23%) PBX
6 2 (3.23%) Skype
6 2 (3.23%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.23%) VLAN
6 2 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.23%) Big Data
4 2 (3.23%) EDRMS
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.61%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.61%) GitLab
2 1 (1.61%) MSI
2 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.45%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Billing
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Local Government
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Architect
2 9 (14.52%) Administrator
3 8 (12.90%) DBA
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Migration Architect
6 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.45%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.45%) SQL DBA
6 4 (6.45%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Business Continuity Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Business Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Data Centre Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Information Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (4.84%) MongoDB DBA
7 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.29%) Replication
4 6 (9.68%) Clustering
4 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.61%) NHS
7 1 (1.61%) PKI
7 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 27 (43.55%) Windows
2 19 (30.65%) Windows Server
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.06%) Linux
5 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.23%) Unix
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.61%) AIX
8 1 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) Information Security
3 9 (14.52%) Business Continuity
3 9 (14.52%) High Availability
3 9 (14.52%) Migration
4 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
5 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (11.29%) Patch Management
5 7 (11.29%) Service Management
6 6 (9.68%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
7 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.06%) Regression Testing
7 5 (8.06%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.29%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) CCNA
3 3 (4.84%) CCNP
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.23%) CISMP
4 2 (3.23%) CISSP
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.61%) CCIE
5 1 (1.61%) CISA
5 1 (1.61%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (1.61%) COBIT
4 1 (1.61%) GDPR
4 1 (1.61%) GxP
4 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (9.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.61%) Docker
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) SCCM
2 6 (9.68%) OpenView
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.84%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.61%) Ansible
6 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.97%) VMware
3 6 (9.68%) HP
3 6 (9.68%) Veeam
3 6 (9.68%) Veritas
4 4 (6.45%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Hyperion
4 4 (6.45%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.84%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 3 (4.84%) SAP
6 1 (1.61%) Acronis
6 1 (1.61%) Dell
6 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Lumension
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee
6 1 (1.61%) NetApp
6 1 (1.61%) RedGate