The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 27 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.

Disaster Recovery
England / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 106 109
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3  
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 15 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 1.17% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.47% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 19
Median daily rate £338 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -54.16% +45.45%  

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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2101 2318 2482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.62% 79.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1527 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 137 87
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the South West

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the South West

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol +5 8 £338 -10.00% 1
Wiltshire -10 4 £365 -2.66%
Dorset +5 2 £325 +116.66%
Gloucestershire +2 1 - -
Disaster Recovery
England

Disaster Recovery
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 12 (41.38%) Windows
3 12 (41.38%) Migration
4 11 (37.93%) ITIL
5 9 (31.03%) DNS
5 9 (31.03%) Replication
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
7 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
7 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) ITIL V3
8 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
8 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (20.69%) Information Security
8 6 (20.69%) WAN
8 6 (20.69%) LAN
8 6 (20.69%) MySQL
9 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
9 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
10 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
10 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (13.79%) Aruba
10 4 (13.79%) SIEM
10 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement

Disaster Recovery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP CRM
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.45%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (20.69%) LAN
3 6 (20.69%) WAN
4 4 (13.79%) Firewall
4 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
4 4 (13.79%) SSL
4 4 (13.79%) VPN
4 4 (13.79%) Wireless
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) ISDN
5 2 (6.90%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) Skype
5 2 (6.90%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.45%) DAB
6 1 (3.45%) IPv6
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) MySQL
2 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) DB2
5 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) DBA
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) SQL DBA
3 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Security Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Information Security Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Messaging Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) MySQL DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Information Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Server Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Replication
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) CESG
4 2 (6.90%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 12 (41.38%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Migration
2 11 (37.93%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL V3
4 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
4 6 (20.69%) Information Security
5 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity
5 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (13.79%) Change Management
5 4 (13.79%) Compliance Audit
5 4 (13.79%) Data Encryption
5 4 (13.79%) Information Security Management
5 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
5 4 (13.79%) Network Segmentation
5 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
5 4 (13.79%) Security Management
5 4 (13.79%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) SANS
4 2 (6.90%) CCDA
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) CISSP
4 2 (6.90%) CLAS
4 2 (6.90%) CNA
4 2 (6.90%) CNE
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) MCSA
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) SLA
3 1 (3.45%) ISO22301
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) Firmware
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Aruba
2 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
2 4 (13.79%) Intel Security
2 4 (13.79%) Juniper
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Intel
3 3 (10.34%) IronPort
3 3 (10.34%) RightFax
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) Novell
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Veritas