Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 144 153
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 68 78 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 1.35% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.56% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 40
North West median daily rate £450 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £350 £265
90th Percentile £638 £631 £489
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £30.25 £66.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.14% -54.51% +23.15%
England median hourly rate £18.16 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -39.47% -10.45% +19.64%

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 4,439 4,991 4,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.78% 86.22% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,855 3,145 2,816
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £619 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 247 199
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £21.78 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -39.50% +10.77%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £52.60
England median hourly rate £24.76 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.52% -12.00% +8.70%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 +22 43 £475 - 7
Lancashire -2 15 £450 -18.18%
Cheshire +2 7 £393 +10.56%
Merseyside -11 2 £444 -1.39% 1
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 33 (48.53%) Windows
2 27 (39.71%) VMware
3 26 (38.24%) High Availability
4 22 (32.35%) SQL Server
4 22 (32.35%) Windows Server
5 20 (29.41%) SQL
6 19 (27.94%) Migration
7 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (22.06%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (20.59%) Active Directory
9 14 (20.59%) ITIL
10 13 (19.12%) Information Security
10 13 (19.12%) Management Information System
10 13 (19.12%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (19.12%) Data Centre
11 12 (17.65%) DNS
12 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (14.71%) Citrix
13 10 (14.71%) DHCP
13 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.71%) Oracle
13 10 (14.71%) Finance
13 10 (14.71%) Public Cloud
14 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (13.24%) Degree
14 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Legal
14 9 (13.24%) VPN
14 9 (13.24%) Project Management

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 (8.82%) IIS
1 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) HFM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (10.29%) IaaS
4 6 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (8.82%) Office 365
4 6 (8.82%) PaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) DNS
2 10 (14.71%) DHCP
2 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
3 9 (13.24%) VPN
4 5 (7.35%) Firewall
4 5 (7.35%) LAN
4 5 (7.35%) WAN
5 4 (5.88%) PBX
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (4.41%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.41%) ISDN
6 3 (4.41%) MPLS
6 3 (4.41%) SAN
6 3 (4.41%) SSL
6 3 (4.41%) VLAN
7 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.94%) Network Security
7 2 (2.94%) POP3
7 2 (2.94%) SMTP
7 2 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MSI
2 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.47%) CircleCI
3 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) git-flow
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Legal
3 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Electronics
5 2 (2.94%) Local Government
5 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 2 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) DBA
2 12 (17.65%) SQL DBA
3 11 (16.18%) Administrator
4 9 (13.24%) Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.41%) Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Business Continuity Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Business Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) MongoDB DBA
7 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Service Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Service Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) JSON
1 2 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) Express
2 1 (1.47%) Node.js
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (19.12%) Data Centre
2 13 (19.12%) Management Information System
3 10 (14.71%) Public Cloud
4 6 (8.82%) Driving Licence
4 6 (8.82%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.41%) Replication
5 3 (4.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) Robotics
6 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (48.53%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.82%) Android
3 6 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.82%) Linux
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.41%) Solaris
4 3 (4.41%) Unix
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) AIX
5 1 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) High Availability
2 19 (27.94%) Migration
3 14 (20.59%) ITIL
4 13 (19.12%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (19.12%) Information Security
5 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (13.24%) Project Management
6 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.76%) Business Continuity
7 8 (11.76%) Supplier Relationship Management
8 7 (10.29%) Availability Management
8 7 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (10.29%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (10.29%) Validation
9 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.82%) Coaching
9 6 (8.82%) DevOps
9 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
9 6 (8.82%) Planning and Forecasting
9 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.47%) Groovy
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.94%) CCNA
4 2 (2.94%) CCNP
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) CISM
4 2 (2.94%) CISMP
4 2 (2.94%) CISSP
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.94%) ISEB
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.94%) MCITP
4 2 (2.94%) MCTS
5 1 (1.47%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.47%) VCP5
5 1 (1.47%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (20.59%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.41%) vSphere
5 2 (2.94%) XenApp
6 1 (1.47%) Docker
6 1 (1.47%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.47%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) SCCM
2 3 (4.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.94%) SCOM
4 1 (1.47%) Ansible
4 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Puppet
4 1 (1.47%) Rancher
4 1 (1.47%) Terraform
4 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) VMware
2 10 (14.71%) Citrix
2 10 (14.71%) Oracle
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.88%) Dell
6 3 (4.41%) EMC
6 3 (4.41%) Hyperion
6 3 (4.41%) SAP
7 2 (2.94%) Brocade
7 2 (2.94%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.94%) RightFax
8 1 (1.47%) Automation Anywhere
8 1 (1.47%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.47%) F5
8 1 (1.47%) Google
8 1 (1.47%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.47%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.47%) Veeam