Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 161 124
Rank change year-on-year +31 -37 +10
Contract jobs citing Disaster Recovery 58 54 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.87% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.05% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 37
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £231 £289 £210
90th Percentile £498 £530 £500
England median daily rate £400 £425 £399
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.58% -6.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 - -
England median hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year +13.64% +32.53% -13.54%

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 4014 5151 3873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.13% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2564 3089 2216
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 137 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 - 17 - - 2
Warwickshire +12 13 £375 -25.00% 2
Birmingham +5 12 £400 +6.67%
Staffordshire +9 3 £365 +12.31%
Coventry +7 2 £130 -67.50% 1
Wolverhampton 0 2 £113 -70.00%
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Disaster Recovery
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Disaster Recovery.

1 23 (39.66%) Unix
2 19 (32.76%) Oracle
2 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (31.03%) Linux
4 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
5 16 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (25.86%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (25.86%) Windows
6 15 (25.86%) Solaris
6 15 (25.86%) Shell Script
7 14 (24.14%) SAN
7 14 (24.14%) SUSE
8 13 (22.41%) AIX
8 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
9 12 (20.69%) Incident Management
10 11 (18.97%) BladeLogic
10 11 (18.97%) Puppet
10 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
10 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
10 11 (18.97%) NetBackup
11 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
11 10 (17.24%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (15.52%) Proactive Monitoring
12 9 (15.52%) Cisco
12 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
12 9 (15.52%) HP
12 9 (15.52%) SQL
12 9 (15.52%) Validation
13 8 (13.79%) AWK
13 8 (13.79%) Perl

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 6 (10.34%) Skype for Business
2 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) SAN
2 6 (10.34%) Skype
2 6 (10.34%) Unified Communications
3 5 (8.62%) CTI
3 5 (8.62%) H.323
3 5 (8.62%) LAN
3 5 (8.62%) LDAP
3 5 (8.62%) PBX
3 5 (8.62%) TETRA
3 5 (8.62%) VoIP
3 5 (8.62%) WAN
4 3 (5.17%) DHCP
4 3 (5.17%) DNS
4 3 (5.17%) Firewall
5 2 (3.45%) Internet
5 2 (3.45%) Network Security
5 2 (3.45%) Wireless
5 2 (3.45%) WLAN
6 1 (1.72%) HTTP
6 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) TimesTen
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (8.62%) Legal
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
4 1 (1.72%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Unix Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Project Manager
4 9 (15.52%) AIX Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Support Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Solaris Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Unix Scripting Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Operational Support Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Operations Support Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Server Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Communications Support Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.17%) Server Support
9 3 (5.17%) Server Support Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) XMPP
2 1 (1.72%) JSON
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) IVR
3 4 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.17%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.72%) STB
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Unix
2 18 (31.03%) Linux
3 16 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (25.86%) Solaris
4 15 (25.86%) Windows
5 14 (24.14%) SUSE
6 13 (22.41%) AIX
7 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
8 10 (17.24%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Incident Management
2 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
3 9 (15.52%) Proactive Monitoring
3 9 (15.52%) Validation
4 8 (13.79%) ITIL
5 7 (12.07%) Business Continuity
6 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
6 5 (8.62%) Information Security
6 5 (8.62%) Risk Management
6 5 (8.62%) Runbook
6 5 (8.62%) Service Management
7 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.17%) Coaching
7 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.17%) Security Patching
7 3 (5.17%) Service Design
7 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) Shell Script
2 9 (15.52%) SQL
3 8 (13.79%) AWK
3 8 (13.79%) Bash Shell
3 8 (13.79%) Korn
3 8 (13.79%) Perl
3 8 (13.79%) sed
4 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.45%) SAS Certification
5 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.72%) MCP
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) GDPR
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) vSphere
3 3 (5.17%) XenApp
4 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) BladeLogic
1 11 (18.97%) NetBackup
1 11 (18.97%) Puppet
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) Oracle
2 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
3 9 (15.52%) Cisco
3 9 (15.52%) HP
3 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.79%) Citrix
4 8 (13.79%) Comptel
4 8 (13.79%) Remedy
5 6 (10.34%) VMware
6 5 (8.62%) Avaya
7 4 (6.90%) EMC
7 4 (6.90%) NetApp
8 3 (5.17%) CommVault
9 2 (3.45%) Kronos
10 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.72%) Intel
10 1 (1.72%) Kaseya
10 1 (1.72%) Kaspersky
10 1 (1.72%) McAfee
10 1 (1.72%) Zerto