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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 70 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.69% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£275 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.65 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.11% +7.69%
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
787 579 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.89% 73.95% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 309 243
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 24
Average hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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
Nantwich 0 1 £275 +37.50%
Chester - 1 - -
Business Continuity
North West

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) SSH
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) iptables
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (25.00%) Samba
3 1 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) MOM
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp