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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 115 116 131
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 19 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.61% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.85% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £335 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.08 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +5.26%
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
2330 2120 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.99% 71.94% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1332 1072 1182
Average daily rate £375 £333 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £237 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 7 £300 +114.28% 4
Merseyside +2 5 £475 +46.15% 2
Cheshire +2 2 £400 +25.00% 3
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (21.21%) Change Management
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle
4 7 (21.21%) Degree
5 6 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 6 (18.18%) Linux
5 6 (18.18%) ITIL
5 6 (18.18%) ISEB
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (18.18%) Middleware
6 5 (15.15%) SLA
6 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 5 (15.15%) Information Security
6 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) Java
7 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.12%) UNIX
7 4 (12.12%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.12%) Marketing
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.12%) Coaching
8 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
8 3 (9.09%) RHEV
8 3 (9.09%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 3 (9.09%) Apache
1 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) DMZ
3 1 (3.03%) ADSL
3 1 (3.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Architect
1 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
1 5 (15.15%) Operations Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Administrator
3 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Change Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Service Operations Manager
4 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.09%) Firmware
2 2 (6.06%) GIS
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
2 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (21.21%) Change Management
3 6 (18.18%) ITIL
3 6 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Information Security
5 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.12%) Coaching
6 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (9.09%) BPR
6 3 (9.09%) Service Management
6 3 (9.09%) Operations Management
6 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.09%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) Perl
3 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 6 (18.18%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) CISSP
3 3 (9.09%) CISA
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) ISACA
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) CISM
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.09%) RHEV
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
1 2 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Sybase
3 3 (9.09%) EMC
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) NetApp
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) BMC
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Compaq
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec