Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 160 188
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28 -28
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 51 73 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 1.07% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.28% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 35
North West median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £223 £281 £170
90th Percentile £520 £512 £508
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
North West median hourly rate £22.35 - £54.00
England median hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year +13.64% +32.53% -13.54%

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 4619 5702 6982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.18% 83.75% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2959 3672 4232
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 167 284
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.85 £12.40
90th Percentile £52.70 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 2017. 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 +15 28 £425 +19.72% 9
Cheshire +3 10 £350 -3.45% 5
Lancashire +14 7 £438 +35.14% 1
Merseyside -4 4 £400 -5.88% 2
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 16 (31.37%) Windows
4 15 (29.41%) ITIL
4 15 (29.41%) Office 365
5 13 (25.49%) Management Information System
6 12 (23.53%) Business Continuity
6 12 (23.53%) Cisco
6 12 (23.53%) DNS
6 12 (23.53%) Citrix
6 12 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 11 (21.57%) Service Management
7 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
8 10 (19.61%) Linux
9 9 (17.65%) SQL
9 9 (17.65%) Migration
9 9 (17.65%) Identity Management
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
10 8 (15.69%) Task Automation
10 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
10 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
10 8 (15.69%) Change Control
11 7 (13.73%) DHCP
11 7 (13.73%) VMware
11 7 (13.73%) SCCM
12 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (11.76%) Skype for Business
12 6 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (11.76%) Java

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 6 (11.76%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.80%) CMS
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
4 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.96%) JBoss
6 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) Office 365
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.80%) OneDrive
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.96%) IaaS
5 1 (1.96%) PaaS
5 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.53%) DNS
2 7 (13.73%) DHCP
3 6 (11.76%) Skype
4 5 (9.80%) Firewall
4 5 (9.80%) LAN
4 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.84%) MPLS
5 4 (7.84%) SAN
5 4 (7.84%) VPN
5 4 (7.84%) WAN
6 3 (5.88%) LDAP
6 3 (5.88%) VoIP
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.92%) ISDN
7 2 (3.92%) PBX
7 2 (3.92%) SSL
7 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.92%) VLAN
8 1 (1.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) IDOL
2 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) OLAP
4 1 (1.96%) OLTP
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
1 6 (11.76%) Legal
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Local Government
4 1 (1.96%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Consultant
2 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 5 (9.80%) Analyst
2 5 (9.80%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (9.80%) Technical Support
3 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 4 (7.84%) Administrator
3 4 (7.84%) Support Specialist
3 4 (7.84%) Technical Support Specialist
4 3 (5.88%) Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Security Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) CSS
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) MDX
2 1 (1.96%) Node.js
2 1 (1.96%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Management Information System
2 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.76%) Blackberry
4 5 (9.80%) Replication
5 3 (5.88%) PKI
6 2 (3.92%) CESG
6 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.96%) Clustering
7 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Linux
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.76%) SUSE
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) AIX
7 1 (1.96%) CentOS
7 1 (1.96%) Debian
7 1 (1.96%) Fedora
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Unix
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 12 (23.53%) Business Continuity
3 11 (21.57%) Service Management
4 9 (17.65%) Identity Management
4 9 (17.65%) Migration
5 8 (15.69%) Change Control
5 8 (15.69%) Task Automation
6 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (9.80%) Content Management
7 5 (9.80%) CRM
7 5 (9.80%) Document Management
7 5 (9.80%) Email Filtering
7 5 (9.80%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (9.80%) Project Management
7 5 (9.80%) Runbook
7 5 (9.80%) Security Management
7 5 (9.80%) Workflow
8 4 (7.84%) Resource Management
8 4 (7.84%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 9 (17.65%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) COBOL
4 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) Ruby
4 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CCNA
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CISM
3 2 (3.92%) CISSP
3 2 (3.92%) IISP
4 1 (1.96%) CCNP
4 1 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.96%) CISMP
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) MCSA
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) PMO
2 2 (3.92%) COBIT
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
4 1 (1.96%) NFS
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (9.80%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (9.80%) WSUS
3 3 (5.88%) Nagios
4 2 (3.92%) EdgeSight
4 2 (3.92%) SCOM
4 2 (3.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.96%) Ansible
5 1 (1.96%) Puppet
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.96%) yum
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco
2 12 (23.53%) Citrix
3 7 (13.73%) VMware
4 5 (9.80%) Clearswift
4 5 (9.80%) iManage
4 5 (9.80%) Interwoven
4 5 (9.80%) IronPort
4 5 (9.80%) Lumension
4 5 (9.80%) McAfee
4 5 (9.80%) Micro Focus
4 5 (9.80%) MobileIron
4 5 (9.80%) NetApp
4 5 (9.80%) Reuters
5 3 (5.88%) Symantec
6 2 (3.92%) EMC
6 2 (3.92%) HP
6 2 (3.92%) IBM
6 2 (3.92%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat