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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 81 76 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 8 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.72% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.01% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate
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£588 £367 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.19% +30.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £329 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £574 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £373 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.94% +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
1120 887 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.68% 70.51% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 451 349
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 42
Average hourly rate £16.29 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.69 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 12 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) UNIX
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (50.00%) Citrix
4 8 (50.00%) SAN
4 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (50.00%) Migration
4 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 8 (50.00%) XenApp
5 7 (43.75%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
5 7 (43.75%) NAS
5 7 (43.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (43.75%) SolarWinds
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (43.75%) Celerra
5 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
5 7 (43.75%) Clustering
5 7 (43.75%) VPLS
5 7 (43.75%) Oracle Database
5 7 (43.75%) Replication
5 7 (43.75%) Firewall
5 7 (43.75%) Wireless
5 7 (43.75%) BGP
5 7 (43.75%) EIGRP

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (43.75%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) SAN
1 8 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (43.75%) NAS
2 7 (43.75%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) DMZ
2 7 (43.75%) Internet
2 7 (43.75%) MPLS
2 7 (43.75%) OSPF
2 7 (43.75%) BGP
2 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Wireless
2 7 (43.75%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Head of IT
4 1 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Continuity Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (43.75%) Replication
2 7 (43.75%) Clustering
2 7 (43.75%) Celerra
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Scientific Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (37.50%) Change Control
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) People Management
6 1 (6.25%) Security Hardening
6 1 (6.25%) Process Management
6 1 (6.25%) CMMI
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) BCP
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) COBIT
1 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (50.00%) XenApp
3 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
3 7 (43.75%) Terminal Services
3 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
3 7 (43.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (50.00%) Citrix
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) EMC
2 7 (43.75%) Nortel
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
2 7 (43.75%) SolarWinds
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam