The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 84 74 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 7 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.46% 0.81% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.12% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Average daily rate
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£700 £331 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.32% +120.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-34.09% +12.82%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1152 891 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.20% 72.20% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 479 393
Average daily rate £373 £347 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
3 8 (44.44%) Migration
3 8 (44.44%) UNIX
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
4 7 (38.89%) EIGRP
4 7 (38.89%) BGP
4 7 (38.89%) Terminal Services
4 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 7 (38.89%) DMZ
4 7 (38.89%) Internet
4 7 (38.89%) SAN
4 7 (38.89%) MPLS
4 7 (38.89%) OSPF
4 7 (38.89%) EMC
4 7 (38.89%) Nortel
4 7 (38.89%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) WAN
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) Solaris
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
4 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
4 7 (38.89%) IIS
4 7 (38.89%) Replication
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) VMware ESX
4 7 (38.89%) Clustering

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (38.89%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) WAN
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
1 7 (38.89%) DMZ
1 7 (38.89%) Internet
1 7 (38.89%) MPLS
1 7 (38.89%) OSPF
1 7 (38.89%) BGP
1 7 (38.89%) EIGRP
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
1 7 (38.89%) Wireless
1 7 (38.89%) VPLS
1 7 (38.89%) iSCSI
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (38.89%) NAS
1 7 (38.89%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Head of IT
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Service Continuity Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Head of Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 7 (38.89%) EMC VNX
2 7 (38.89%) Replication
2 7 (38.89%) Clustering
2 7 (38.89%) Celerra
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) UNIX
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.56%) Scientific Linux
3 1 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 7 (38.89%) Change Control
4 3 (16.67%) People Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Process Management
5 2 (11.11%) Coaching
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
6 1 (5.56%) CMMI
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
1 1 (5.56%) Solvency II
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) Terminal Services
2 7 (38.89%) VMware ESX
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
2 7 (38.89%) XenApp
2 7 (38.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
1 7 (38.89%) EMC
1 7 (38.89%) Nortel
1 7 (38.89%) Citrix
1 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
1 7 (38.89%) SolarWinds
2 3 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat