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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 87 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 0.43% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.59% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£488 £396 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.10% +164.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1226 1012 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.65% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 334
Average daily rate £375 £365 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 47
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.03 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.29 £74.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
1 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) UNIX
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 8 (57.14%) iSCSI
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (57.14%) XenApp
3 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (50.00%) NAS
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (50.00%) VPLS
3 7 (50.00%) Celerra
3 7 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 7 (50.00%) Internet
3 7 (50.00%) MPLS
3 7 (50.00%) OSPF
3 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) DMZ
3 7 (50.00%) Solaris

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) SAN
1 8 (57.14%) iSCSI
2 7 (50.00%) NAS
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (50.00%) VPLS
2 7 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 7 (50.00%) Internet
2 7 (50.00%) MPLS
2 7 (50.00%) OSPF
2 7 (50.00%) DMZ
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Wireless
2 7 (50.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Service Continuity Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Head of IT
4 1 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Celerra
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
1 7 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Life Science
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) UNIX
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.14%) Scientific Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 6 (42.86%) Change Control
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) People Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
6 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
6 1 (7.14%) BCP
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Solvency II
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (57.14%) XenApp
3 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (7.14%) XenMobile
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) EMC
2 7 (50.00%) Nortel
3 3 (21.43%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat