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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Disaster Recovery
England / North West
Rank 104 107 106
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 24 53 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 1.38% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.67% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 8
Median daily rate £350 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £406 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -1.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -56.00% +51.51%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2106 3169 2731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.33% 82.55% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1905 1506
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 128 128
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.84 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 12 £335 +3.47% 14
Lancashire +11 5 £505 +34.53% 1
Cheshire +19 3 £300 -25.04% 2
Merseyside -3 3 £400 +6.66% 2
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 21 (38.18%) ITIL
2 20 (36.36%) Business Continuity
3 17 (30.91%) Service Management
4 15 (27.27%) Windows
5 14 (25.45%) Change Management
5 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
6 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
6 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
7 11 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 10 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (18.18%) Linux
8 10 (18.18%) SQL
8 10 (18.18%) Migration
9 9 (16.36%) ITSM
9 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
10 8 (14.55%) Release Management
10 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
10 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
11 7 (12.73%) DNS
11 7 (12.73%) Project Management
11 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
11 7 (12.73%) VMware
11 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
11 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (12.73%) Office 365
12 6 (10.91%) High Availability
12 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
12 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010

Disaster Recovery
Top Related 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 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Office 365
2 5 (9.09%) IaaS
3 3 (5.45%) PaaS
3 3 (5.45%) SaaS
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) Firewall
3 3 (5.45%) DHCP
3 3 (5.45%) LAN
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.64%) SSL
4 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.64%) VLAN
4 2 (3.64%) VPN
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
5 1 (1.82%) PBX
5 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.64%) JMeter
2 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.64%) LoadUI
2 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.82%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (12.73%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.91%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Service Manager
4 5 (9.09%) DBA
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 4 (7.27%) Administrator
5 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Data Centre Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Data Migration Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Migration Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Service Planning Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Strategy Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) JSON
2 2 (3.64%) SOAP
2 2 (3.64%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Replication
4 3 (5.45%) Tandem
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) Life Science
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.27%) Unix
6 3 (5.45%) VME
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) AIX
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) ITIL
2 20 (36.36%) Business Continuity
3 17 (30.91%) Service Management
4 14 (25.45%) Change Management
5 11 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 10 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (18.18%) Migration
7 9 (16.36%) ITSM
8 8 (14.55%) Release Management
9 7 (12.73%) Project Management
9 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
10 6 (10.91%) High Availability
11 5 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
11 5 (9.09%) Capacity Management
11 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.09%) Database Mirroring
11 5 (9.09%) ETL
11 5 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (9.09%) Security Management
12 4 (7.27%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.64%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.64%) CCNA
4 2 (3.64%) ISEB
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.82%) CCNP
5 1 (1.82%) CISSP
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.45%) vSphere
2 3 (5.45%) XenApp
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.45%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) VMware
3 5 (9.09%) IBM
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle
4 4 (7.27%) arcserve
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) CommVault
5 3 (5.45%) Fujitsu
5 3 (5.45%) ICL
5 3 (5.45%) NetApp
6 2 (3.64%) Intel
6 2 (3.64%) IronPort
6 2 (3.64%) RightFax
7 1 (1.82%) Altiris
7 1 (1.82%) Informatica
7 1 (1.82%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec
7 1 (1.82%) Wyse
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