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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 139 153 139
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 16 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 3
Median daily rate £334 £456 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.84% +40.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £54.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.55 £16.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+95.65% -41.36%
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
2698 3289 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.76% 79.41% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 2013 1500
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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
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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +8 6 £331 - 3
Merseyside +6 4 £375 -6.25% 3
Lancashire -3 4 £324 -
Cheshire +16 2 £413 -8.33% 2
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 17 (62.96%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (48.15%) ITIL
3 11 (40.74%) Service Management
4 10 (37.04%) Problem Management
5 9 (33.33%) Project Management
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Windows
7 6 (22.22%) Change Management
8 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
9 4 (14.81%) Finance
9 4 (14.81%) Release Management
9 4 (14.81%) Security Management
10 3 (11.11%) ITSM
10 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 3 (11.11%) SLA
10 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 3 (11.11%) SQL
10 3 (11.11%) LAN
10 3 (11.11%) WAN
10 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (11.11%) DevOps
10 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
11 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity Management

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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) PBX
2 2 (7.41%) VoIP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (3.70%) Skype
3 1 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) VLAN
3 1 (3.70%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Service Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Service Planning Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (3.70%) IT Governance Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) DHTML
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Life Science
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Tandem
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (48.15%) ITIL
3 11 (40.74%) Service Management
4 10 (37.04%) Problem Management
5 9 (33.33%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) Change Management
7 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
8 4 (14.81%) Release Management
8 4 (14.81%) Security Management
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (11.11%) DevOps
9 3 (11.11%) ITSM
9 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity Management
10 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
10 2 (7.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) BS25999
3 1 (3.70%) COBIT
3 1 (3.70%) COSO
3 1 (3.70%) ISO22301
3 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) F5
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Intel
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
3 1 (3.70%) Siemens
3 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.70%) Sonus
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas
3 1 (3.70%) VMware