Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 162 146
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16 -28
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 42 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.71% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 34
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +28.79% -12.00%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £143
90th Percentile £490 £543 £453
England median daily rate £420 £405 £390
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 - £18.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +12.00%

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 3,981 4,355 4,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.34% 82.73% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,688 2,356
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 February 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 23 February 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 - 14 £400 - 3
Birmingham -5 9 £413 -2.94% 7
Warwickshire +3 6 £350 -6.67% 1
Coventry +11 2 £130 - 2
Staffordshire -1 1 £500 +42.86% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 16 (38.10%) Oracle
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 15 (35.71%) Unix
3 14 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (28.57%) ITIL
4 12 (28.57%) Solaris
5 11 (26.19%) SQL
5 11 (26.19%) SUSE
5 11 (26.19%) Puppet
6 10 (23.81%) Windows
6 10 (23.81%) AIX
6 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
7 9 (21.43%) SAN
7 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
8 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
9 7 (16.67%) BladeLogic
9 7 (16.67%) NetBackup
9 7 (16.67%) Business Continuity
9 7 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (14.29%) VMware
10 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.90%) Citrix
11 5 (11.90%) HP

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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) iTrent
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) Office 365
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) SAN
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) Skype
3 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.38%) CTI
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) DMZ
4 1 (2.38%) H.323
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) PBX
4 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) TETRA
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
1 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) TimesTen
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.52%) GitLab
1 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.52%) Subversion
1 4 (9.52%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.38%) MorphX
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.38%) Advertising
1 1 (2.38%) Banking
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
1 1 (2.38%) Legal
1 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) AIX Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Solaris Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Unix Scripting Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) DBA
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) HR Manager
7 2 (4.76%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support
7 2 (4.76%) Operational Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Operations Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Service Continuity Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) LDAP
1 1 (2.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) IVR
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 15 (35.71%) Unix
3 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (28.57%) Solaris
4 11 (26.19%) SUSE
5 10 (23.81%) AIX
5 10 (23.81%) Windows
6 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 7 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 7 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 6 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.90%) High Availability
5 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.52%) DevOps
6 4 (9.52%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (9.52%) Release Automation
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Task Automation
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) AWK
4 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.14%) Korn
4 3 (7.14%) sed
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO 22301
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) vSphere
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) Puppet
2 7 (16.67%) BladeLogic
2 7 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 4 (9.52%) Ansible
3 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.76%) Data Guard
4 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.38%) SCCM
5 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) VMware
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) HP
5 4 (9.52%) CA
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco
5 4 (9.52%) Micro Focus
5 4 (9.52%) Serena
6 3 (7.14%) Comptel
6 3 (7.14%) Remedy
7 2 (4.76%) CommVault
7 2 (4.76%) EMC
7 2 (4.76%) Intel
7 2 (4.76%) Kronos
7 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Avaya
8 1 (2.38%) Veeam