The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Disaster Recovery
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 65 43
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 0 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 0.69% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.80% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Median daily rate - £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £383
% change year-on-year -0.66% -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year -54.16% +36.17%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 474 499 332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.89% 86.18% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 346 225
Median daily rate £388 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +58.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in South Wales

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in South Wales

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) RAD
2 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
2 6 (54.55%) JMeter
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Rational Performance Tester
2 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) SOAP
4 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
4 4 (36.36%) Groovy
4 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) The Grinder
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (27.27%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (27.27%) Software Licensing
5 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing

Disaster Recovery
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (27.27%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) iSCSI
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
1 3 (27.27%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JMeter
1 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
1 6 (54.55%) Rational Performance Tester
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
3 3 (27.27%) The Grinder
3 3 (27.27%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Tester
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Performance Tester
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Tester
1 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) SOAP
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
1 6 (54.55%) RAD
1 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
2 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) RUP
3 3 (27.27%) Software Licensing
3 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) V-Model
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Groovy
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
2 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Avaya
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Siebel
5 1 (9.09%) arcserve
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Sophos
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec