The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 78 74 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.24% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.30% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£408 £319 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.84% -24.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +55.88%
Business Continuity
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
812 662 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.77% 78.53% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 309 250
Average daily rate £401 £390 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £536 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Continuity across the Cheshire region.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity across the Cheshire region.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Business Continuity
North West

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Continuity.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Continuity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) IPv4
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) RUP
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Process
1 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) HNC
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) Samba
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) MOM
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp