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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 124 119 125
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 7 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.72% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £431 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% +105.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £338 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £551 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £17.15 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £17.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+67.63% -18.33%
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
2402 2069 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 73.89% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1029 1021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 113 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -11 4 £325 -36.58% 4
Lancashire -24 1 £450 +50.00%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Degree
3 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL
4 6 (23.08%) ISEB
4 6 (23.08%) Middleware
4 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Coaching
6 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (15.38%) Information Security
6 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Marketing
7 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (11.54%) Data Management
7 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
1 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
1 3 (11.54%) Apache
1 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DMZ
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) ADSL
2 1 (3.85%) Broadband
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
1 6 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Operations Manager
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Operations Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Head of IT
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) IT Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) Regular Expression
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) Java EE
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
3 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 5 (19.23%) Coaching
4 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (15.38%) Information Security
4 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Data Management
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.54%) Change Control
5 3 (11.54%) Wealth Management
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.54%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) ISACA
4 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) CISA
4 2 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
1 2 (7.69%) COBIT
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Firmware
1 3 (11.54%) RHEV
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (11.54%) Sybase
4 3 (11.54%) IBM
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
4 3 (11.54%) NetApp
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) Remedy
5 2 (7.69%) BMC
5 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Capita
6 1 (3.85%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Compaq
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec