The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 143 132 121
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 24 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 6
Median daily rate £375 £513 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +39.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £475 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £655 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +98.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +50.94%
Business Continuity
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3202 2819 2276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.83% 77.42% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1623 1198
Median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 133 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Business Continuity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +2 9 £375 - 1
Manchester -12 9 £331 -43.61% 2
Lancashire +2 1 £375 -31.81% 1
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 20 (54.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (51.35%) ITIL
3 13 (35.14%) Information Security
4 12 (32.43%) Project Management
5 10 (27.03%) Problem Management
6 8 (21.62%) Risk Management
7 7 (18.92%) Service Management
7 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.51%) Change Management
8 5 (13.51%) Degree
8 5 (13.51%) COBIT
8 5 (13.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (13.51%) MS Office
8 5 (13.51%) Finance
8 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
9 4 (10.81%) CISM
9 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.81%) Windows
9 4 (10.81%) CISSP
9 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (8.11%) Office 365
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
10 3 (8.11%) SLA
10 3 (8.11%) BCP
10 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
10 3 (8.11%) SDLC
10 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
11 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
1 2 (5.41%) VoIP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.70%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) VLAN
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Local Government
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Service Manager
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Security Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL Service Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Service Planning Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Business Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Head of Information
5 2 (5.41%) Head of Information Security
5 2 (5.41%) Head of Security
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (2.70%) IT Risk Manager
6 1 (2.70%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Life Science
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.70%) Statistics
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (51.35%) ITIL
3 13 (35.14%) Information Security
4 12 (32.43%) Project Management
5 10 (27.03%) Problem Management
6 8 (21.62%) Risk Management
7 7 (18.92%) Service Management
8 5 (13.51%) Change Management
9 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
10 3 (8.11%) BCP
10 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
10 3 (8.11%) SDLC
11 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
11 2 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
12 1 (2.70%) ERP
12 1 (2.70%) Kanban
12 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C#
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) CISM
2 4 (10.81%) CISSP
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) COBIT
1 5 (13.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
3 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.70%) ISO 14001
4 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.70%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Brightmail
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) IronPort
3 1 (2.70%) RainStor
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec
3 1 (2.70%) Teradata
3 1 (2.70%) VMware