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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 138 160 124
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -36
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 11 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.14% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.18% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
Median daily rate £348 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £320 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £361 £380
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+65.62% -23.80%
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
2874 3373 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.23% 80.39% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 2035 1311
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 139 106
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £15.77 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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
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 24 August 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
Manchester -7 7 £335 - 2
Lancashire - 2 - -
Cheshire +7 1 £375 +25.00%
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 17 (48.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (42.86%) ITIL
3 11 (31.43%) Project Management
3 11 (31.43%) Information Security
4 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 9 (25.71%) Service Management
5 9 (25.71%) Problem Management
6 6 (17.14%) Change Management
6 6 (17.14%) Degree
6 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.29%) COBIT
7 5 (14.29%) Finance
7 5 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.43%) CISSP
8 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
8 4 (11.43%) CISM
9 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
9 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
9 3 (8.57%) SLA
9 3 (8.57%) Windows
9 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (8.57%) SDLC
9 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
10 2 (5.71%) DevOps
10 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
10 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
10 2 (5.71%) MS Office

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 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) PBX
1 2 (5.71%) VoIP
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Intranet
2 1 (2.86%) MPLS
2 1 (2.86%) Skype
2 1 (2.86%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.86%) VLAN
2 1 (2.86%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Local Government
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Service Manager
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Security Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Service Planning Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Database Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery Manager
6 1 (2.86%) IT Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Service Level Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Strategy Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Life Science
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (42.86%) ITIL
3 11 (31.43%) Information Security
3 11 (31.43%) Project Management
4 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 9 (25.71%) Problem Management
5 9 (25.71%) Service Management
6 6 (17.14%) Change Management
7 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
8 3 (8.57%) SDLC
9 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
9 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.71%) DevOps
9 2 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C#
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) CISM
2 4 (11.43%) CISSP
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) COBIT
1 5 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
3 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.86%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco
2 2 (5.71%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix
3 1 (2.86%) F5
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Siemens
3 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.86%) Sonus