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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 67 69 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.24% 0.55% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.71% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£400 £379 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% +89.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £370 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.67% -4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.15 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+76.47% +1.19%
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
624 708 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.82% 77.29% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 313 318
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 54 13
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.78 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £59.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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
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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 - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Business Continuity
North West

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) COBIT
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) ISACA
2 2 (33.33%) CISA
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) DMZ
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DMZ
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) ADSL
2 1 (16.67%) Broadband
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) CISA
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (33.33%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) COBIT
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec