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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 128 112 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 16 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.69% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.96% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
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£404 £338 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.62% -19.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.15 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £14.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -56.92%
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -5 8 £425 -29.16% 6
Lancashire -8 4 £400 +100.00%
Cheshire -5 2 £408 +20.74% 6
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
4 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
4 9 (40.91%) SAN
4 9 (40.91%) Oracle
4 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) VMware
4 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (40.91%) iSCSI
4 9 (40.91%) VCP4
4 9 (40.91%) Change Control
5 8 (36.36%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (36.36%) XenApp
5 8 (36.36%) Migration
5 8 (36.36%) Replication
5 8 (36.36%) Firewall
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) IIS
5 8 (36.36%) Citrix
5 8 (36.36%) Terminal Services
5 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
6 7 (31.82%) DMZ
6 7 (31.82%) Internet
6 7 (31.82%) MPLS
6 7 (31.82%) OSPF
6 7 (31.82%) EMC
6 7 (31.82%) Nortel
6 7 (31.82%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (36.36%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) SAN
1 9 (40.91%) iSCSI
2 8 (36.36%) Fibre Channel
2 8 (36.36%) Firewall
3 7 (31.82%) Wireless
3 7 (31.82%) DMZ
3 7 (31.82%) Internet
3 7 (31.82%) MPLS
3 7 (31.82%) OSPF
3 7 (31.82%) BGP
3 7 (31.82%) EIGRP
3 7 (31.82%) WAN
3 7 (31.82%) VPLS
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (31.82%) NAS
4 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) SMTP
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (9.09%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Service Operations Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Business Solution Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Replication
2 7 (31.82%) Clustering
2 7 (31.82%) Celerra
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) DTV
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
4 1 (4.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Solaris
2 7 (31.82%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 9 (40.91%) Change Control
4 8 (36.36%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
6 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Information Security
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.55%) Coaching
8 1 (4.55%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) VCP4
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (36.36%) XenApp
2 8 (36.36%) Terminal Services
3 7 (31.82%) VMware ESX
3 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
3 7 (31.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) NFS
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.55%) XenMobile
2 1 (4.55%) Opsview
2 1 (4.55%) MOM
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 8 (36.36%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco
4 7 (31.82%) EMC
4 7 (31.82%) Nortel
4 7 (31.82%) SolarWinds
5 4 (18.18%) Avaya
6 2 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (9.09%) SAP
7 1 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) BMC
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Remedy
7 1 (4.55%) Capita
7 1 (4.55%) Veeam
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