Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 14 November 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 119 155
Rank change year-on-year -40 +36 -24
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 47 58 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.21% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.44% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 39
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £231 £289
90th Percentile £575 £498 £530
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -42.37% +7.27% +44.74%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,426 4,040 5,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.09% 84.04% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 2,580 3,119
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 135 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.09% +32.87% -13.45%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Disaster Recovery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in the West Midlands

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the West Midlands

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disaster Recovery in the West Midlands

Disaster Recovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disaster Recovery in the West Midlands

Disaster Recovery
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
Shropshire -43 20 £438 - 2
Birmingham -9 8 £248 -38.13% 6
Warwickshire +5 6 - - 1
Coventry -2 5 £288 - 1
Staffordshire -10 4 £400 +9.59% 1
Solihull - 3 £400 -
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) ITIL
3 12 (25.53%) Windows
3 12 (25.53%) Windows Server
4 10 (21.28%) Data Modelling
5 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
5 9 (19.15%) Citrix
5 9 (19.15%) ITSM
5 9 (19.15%) VMware
5 9 (19.15%) DevOps
5 9 (19.15%) IT Asset Management
5 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (19.15%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Project Management
7 7 (14.89%) Service Management
7 7 (14.89%) MySQL
7 7 (14.89%) Web Services
7 7 (14.89%) Business Continuity
7 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (14.89%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
8 6 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
8 6 (12.77%) Oracle
8 6 (12.77%) NetApp
9 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
9 5 (10.64%) XenApp
9 5 (10.64%) SaaS

Disaster Recovery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (14.89%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
3 2 (4.26%) Drupal
3 2 (4.26%) nginx
3 2 (4.26%) WordPress
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) IaaS
2 5 (10.64%) PaaS
2 5 (10.64%) SaaS
3 3 (6.38%) Office 365
4 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.26%) GitHub
4 2 (4.26%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DHCP
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
1 4 (8.51%) LAN
1 4 (8.51%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) MPLS
2 3 (6.38%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
3 2 (4.26%) NAS
3 2 (4.26%) SSH
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) MySQL
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) CircleCI
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Architect
2 9 (19.15%) Technical Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Security Advisor
5 4 (8.51%) Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Non-Functional Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) LAMP
2 2 (4.26%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) CESG
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
1 12 (25.53%) Windows Server
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Data Modelling
3 9 (19.15%) DevOps
3 9 (19.15%) IT Asset Management
3 9 (19.15%) ITSM
3 9 (19.15%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Project Management
5 7 (14.89%) Business Continuity
5 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (14.89%) Service Management
6 5 (10.64%) Migration
6 5 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity Management
7 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.38%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.26%) PHP
3 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
1 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.51%) CISSP
3 2 (4.26%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (4.26%) CISA
3 2 (4.26%) CISM
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.51%) PMO
3 2 (4.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) XenApp
3 4 (8.51%) Docker
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Server
4 3 (6.38%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) logstash
2 4 (8.51%) Kubernetes
2 4 (8.51%) SCCM
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) Ansible
4 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) Citrix
2 9 (19.15%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) NetApp
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 5 (10.64%) AppDynamics
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco
6 3 (6.38%) CommVault
7 2 (4.26%) Asigra
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) Google
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) IBM
7 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.13%) Avaya
8 1 (2.13%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) Kronos
8 1 (2.13%) Sage
8 1 (2.13%) WatchGuard