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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Continuity
England / North West
Rank 128 147 132
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 9 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.41% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 7
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £289 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £700 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £54.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £16.09 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+95.77% -55.30%

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
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Lancashire +17 3 £350 +28.44% 1
Manchester +6 3 £379 -29.53% 3
Merseyside - 2 £413 -
Cheshire +34 1 - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 19 (76.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (60.00%) ITIL
3 11 (44.00%) Change Management
3 11 (44.00%) Service Management
4 9 (36.00%) Problem Management
5 8 (32.00%) Release Management
6 7 (28.00%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (24.00%) Windows
7 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity Planning
8 5 (20.00%) Capacity Management
8 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) ITSM
8 5 (20.00%) Security Management
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) Data Management
10 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (12.00%) ICL
10 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (12.00%) Fujitsu
10 3 (12.00%) Tandem
10 3 (12.00%) VME
10 3 (12.00%) SLA
10 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.00%) Finance
11 2 (8.00%) Management Information System

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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) IaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Service Planning Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Business Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) DHTML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.00%) Tandem
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) VME
4 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (60.00%) ITIL
3 11 (44.00%) Change Management
3 11 (44.00%) Service Management
4 9 (36.00%) Problem Management
5 8 (32.00%) Release Management
6 7 (28.00%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (20.00%) Capacity Management
8 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (20.00%) ITSM
8 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) Security Management
9 4 (16.00%) Data Management
10 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
11 2 (8.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C#
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.00%) BS25999
3 1 (4.00%) COBIT
3 1 (4.00%) COSO
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Fujitsu
2 3 (12.00%) ICL
3 2 (8.00%) Intel
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) IronPort
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (4.00%) PlateSpin
4 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.00%) RightFax
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas
4 1 (4.00%) VMware