Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 133 146
Rank change year-on-year -25 +13 -13
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 42 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.14% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.37% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 35
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £309 £249
90th Percentile £575 £475 £540
England median daily rate £425 £415 £420
% change year-on-year +2.41% -1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -43.33% +9.09% +10.00%

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 4,229 3,947 4,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.84% 83.64% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,635 2,525 2,776
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £547 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.31% +26.66% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Shropshire -60 11 £550 - 1
Birmingham +5 10 £358 -10.63% 6
Coventry +1 8 £288 +121.15%
Warwickshire +3 6 £375 +7.14% 2
Staffordshire -10 5 £400 +9.59% 1
Solihull - 1 £400 - 1
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 18 (42.86%) ITIL
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (28.57%) ITSM
4 11 (26.19%) Windows
4 11 (26.19%) Data Modelling
4 11 (26.19%) Business Continuity
5 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 10 (23.81%) Service Management
5 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
6 9 (21.43%) IT Asset Management
6 9 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Citrix
6 9 (21.43%) Project Management
7 8 (19.05%) VMware
8 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (14.29%) PMO
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (11.90%) SaaS
10 5 (11.90%) PaaS
10 5 (11.90%) XenApp
10 5 (11.90%) Finance
10 5 (11.90%) Migration
10 5 (11.90%) BCP
10 5 (11.90%) LAN
10 5 (11.90%) WAN
10 5 (11.90%) IaaS
10 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity Planning

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 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
2 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.38%) nginx
2 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.90%) IaaS
2 5 (11.90%) PaaS
2 5 (11.90%) SaaS
3 4 (9.52%) Office 365
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.38%) GitHub
5 1 (2.38%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) LAN
1 5 (11.90%) WAN
2 4 (9.52%) DHCP
2 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) Firewall
3 3 (7.14%) MPLS
4 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.76%) NAS
4 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (2.38%) SSH
5 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) CircleCI
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Transition Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Information Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Security Advisor
6 2 (4.76%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) LAMP
1 1 (2.38%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.76%) PKI
2 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) ITIL
2 12 (28.57%) ITSM
3 11 (26.19%) Business Continuity
3 11 (26.19%) Data Modelling
4 10 (23.81%) Service Management
5 9 (21.43%) IT Asset Management
5 9 (21.43%) Project Management
5 9 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) BCP
7 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (11.90%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.52%) Service Design
9 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
9 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 3 (7.14%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) PHP
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) CCNA
2 2 (4.76%) CISA
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) CISM
2 2 (4.76%) CISSP
2 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) PMO
2 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) XenApp
3 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.38%) Docker
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Citrix
3 8 (19.05%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) NetApp
5 3 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (4.76%) Asigra
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) Avaya
7 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.38%) CommVault
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.38%) Google
7 1 (2.38%) Kronos
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Sage
7 1 (2.38%) WatchGuard