Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 156 129
Rank change year-on-year +29 -27 +33
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 46 49 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.96% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.12% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 27
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £180 £231
90th Percentile £599 £575 £525
England median daily rate £460 £428 £400
% change year-on-year +7.60% +6.88% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.58% -34.49% +27.27%

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 3,298 4,366 3,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.22% 85.51% 84.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,143 2,627 2,504
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £265 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 192 135
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -39.95% +38.78%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.59 £30.98 £53.75
England median hourly rate £24.12 £21.00 £24.72
% change year-on-year +14.86% -15.03% +9.84%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 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
Birmingham +20 19 £400 +61.62% 10
Shropshire +37 11 £600 +37.03% 2
Coventry +13 8 £308 +6.96% 1
Warwickshire -2 4 £525 +37.70% 1
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 17 (36.96%) Firewall
2 14 (30.43%) AWS
3 13 (28.26%) Linux
3 13 (28.26%) Finance
3 13 (28.26%) Business Continuity
4 12 (26.09%) DevOps
5 11 (23.91%) VPN
6 10 (21.74%) Cisco
6 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 10 (21.74%) Ruby
6 10 (21.74%) CentOS
6 10 (21.74%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (21.74%) Packer
6 10 (21.74%) Terraform
6 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
6 10 (21.74%) Puppet
6 10 (21.74%) Vagrant
6 10 (21.74%) Consul
6 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure as Code
7 9 (19.57%) Windows
8 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) Skype for Business
8 8 (17.39%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
9 7 (15.22%) Citrix
9 7 (15.22%) WAN
9 7 (15.22%) ITIL
9 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
9 7 (15.22%) LAN

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 8 (17.39%) Skype for Business
2 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 14 (30.43%) AWS
2 10 (21.74%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (10.87%) Azure
4 4 (8.70%) Office 365
5 1 (2.17%) IaaS
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) Firewall
2 11 (23.91%) VPN
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (15.22%) LAN
3 7 (15.22%) WAN
4 6 (13.04%) Unified Communications
5 5 (10.87%) DNS
6 4 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (6.52%) SAN
8 2 (4.35%) H.323
8 2 (4.35%) Network Security
8 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.35%) Wireless
9 1 (2.17%) BGP
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.17%) CTI
9 1 (2.17%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.17%) Internet
9 1 (2.17%) OSPF
9 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Informix
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
1 10 (21.74%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) OAT Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Information Officer
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
6 2 (4.35%) IT Security Officer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) LDAP
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) CCTV
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) IVR
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
2 10 (21.74%) CentOS
3 9 (19.57%) Windows
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Business Continuity
2 12 (26.09%) DevOps
3 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure as Code
3 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.39%) Business Continuity Planning
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL
6 6 (13.04%) BCP
7 5 (10.87%) Change Management
7 5 (10.87%) E-Discovery
7 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
7 5 (10.87%) Information Security
7 5 (10.87%) Migration
7 5 (10.87%) Project Delivery
7 5 (10.87%) Technology Roadmap
8 4 (8.70%) Email Filtering
8 4 (8.70%) Security Auditing
8 4 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (8.70%) Storage Management
8 4 (8.70%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
1 10 (21.74%) Ruby
2 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) JCL
3 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) CCNA
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) MCSE
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CISM
3 2 (4.35%) CISMP
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) NIST
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (6.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Consul
1 10 (21.74%) Packer
1 10 (21.74%) Puppet
1 10 (21.74%) Terraform
2 6 (13.04%) FortiGate
3 5 (10.87%) SCOM
4 4 (8.70%) SmoothWall
5 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
5 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.17%) Netcool
6 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) SolarWinds
5 4 (8.70%) NetApp
5 4 (8.70%) VMware
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.17%) Avaya
8 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.17%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.17%) McAfee
8 1 (2.17%) Veeam
8 1 (2.17%) Zerto