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 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 136 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 9 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.57% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.78% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
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£488 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £270 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £493 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-34.09% +12.82%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
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 the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 7 £700 +111.32% 1
Cheshire -5 2 £275 +10.00% 2
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (62.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (48.28%) Data Centre
3 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (37.93%) Windows
4 11 (37.93%) Cisco
4 11 (37.93%) Firewall
4 11 (37.93%) VMware
4 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (34.48%) WAN
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 10 (34.48%) SAN
5 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
6 9 (31.03%) Terminal Services
6 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
6 9 (31.03%) MPLS
6 9 (31.03%) Internet
6 9 (31.03%) UNIX
6 9 (31.03%) IIS
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 9 (31.03%) Clustering
6 9 (31.03%) EIGRP
6 9 (31.03%) Migration
6 9 (31.03%) iSCSI
6 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
6 9 (31.03%) NAS
6 9 (31.03%) SolarWinds
6 9 (31.03%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (31.03%) Replication
6 9 (31.03%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (31.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
2 10 (34.48%) SAN
2 10 (34.48%) WAN
3 9 (31.03%) Internet
3 9 (31.03%) MPLS
3 9 (31.03%) EIGRP
3 9 (31.03%) iSCSI
3 9 (31.03%) NAS
3 9 (31.03%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (27.59%) VPLS
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (27.59%) DMZ
4 8 (27.59%) Wireless
4 8 (27.59%) OSPF
4 8 (27.59%) BGP
5 3 (10.34%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 2 (6.90%) DNS
6 2 (6.90%) VLAN
7 1 (3.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Architect
2 7 (24.14%) Technical Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Security Officer
3 4 (13.79%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Business Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Data Centre
2 9 (31.03%) Replication
2 9 (31.03%) Clustering
3 8 (27.59%) EMC VNX
3 8 (27.59%) Celerra
4 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) DTV
5 1 (3.45%) Life Science
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) UNIX
3 8 (27.59%) Solaris
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Scientific Linux
5 1 (3.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (31.03%) Migration
2 9 (31.03%) Change Control
2 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
3 8 (27.59%) Information Security
4 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.34%) People Management
7 2 (6.90%) Coaching
7 2 (6.90%) SIEM
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Process Management
8 1 (3.45%) CMMI
8 1 (3.45%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
1 1 (3.45%) Python
1 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.45%) Ruby
1 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) COBIT
2 1 (3.45%) BS25999
2 1 (3.45%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
3 9 (31.03%) Terminal Services
4 8 (27.59%) VMware ESX
4 8 (27.59%) XenApp
4 8 (27.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) iptables
5 1 (3.45%) NFS
5 1 (3.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (6.90%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) Opsview
3 1 (3.45%) MOM
3 1 (3.45%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco
1 11 (37.93%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
3 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) SolarWinds
4 8 (27.59%) EMC
4 8 (27.59%) Nortel
4 8 (27.59%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Avaya
6 2 (6.90%) SAP
7 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Intel
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (3.45%) IBM