The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 72 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 2 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.24% 1.20% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.63% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate £319 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £414 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £420 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £383 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.57% +5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £17.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+55.88% -38.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Business Continuity
North West

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +1 1 £325 -22.61%
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Business Continuity
North West

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) Service Delivery
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Middleware
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
4 4 (28.57%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) SAP
5 3 (21.43%) Password Management
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (21.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
5 3 (21.43%) SAP BI
5 3 (21.43%) SAP BW
5 3 (21.43%) NetWeaver
5 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) SNMP
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) SLA
6 2 (14.29%) CISSP
6 2 (14.29%) LDAP
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (14.29%) COBIT

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
1 3 (21.43%) NetWeaver
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SNMP
2 2 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SAP BI
1 3 (21.43%) SAP BW
2 2 (14.29%) SAP HANA
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Specialist
1 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Support
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Support Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Middleware
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
5 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) Password Management
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) Data Security
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
7 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.14%) SOA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
2 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (14.29%) COBIT
3 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (21.43%) SAP