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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 144 122 110
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 13 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.58% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Average daily rate
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£513 £367 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.74% +30.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £263 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £538 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £373 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.94% +55.88%
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
2845 2227 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.42% 72.49% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1628 1170 834
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.32 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 May 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 £588 +60.19% 6
Lancashire +9 2 £550 +29.41%
Cheshire -7 2 - - 4
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 17 (58.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (51.72%) Data Centre
3 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
4 12 (41.38%) VMware
4 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (37.93%) Firewall
5 11 (37.93%) SAN
5 11 (37.93%) Windows
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
6 10 (34.48%) WAN
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco
6 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
6 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (34.48%) iSCSI
7 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
7 9 (31.03%) NAS
7 9 (31.03%) XenApp
7 9 (31.03%) SolarWinds
7 9 (31.03%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (31.03%) Citrix
7 9 (31.03%) Terminal Services
7 9 (31.03%) Internet
7 9 (31.03%) EIGRP
7 9 (31.03%) MPLS
7 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
7 9 (31.03%) UNIX
7 9 (31.03%) IIS
7 9 (31.03%) Oracle
7 9 (31.03%) Replication
7 9 (31.03%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (31.03%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) SAN
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
2 10 (34.48%) iSCSI
2 10 (34.48%) WAN
3 9 (31.03%) Internet
3 9 (31.03%) MPLS
3 9 (31.03%) EIGRP
3 9 (31.03%) NAS
3 9 (31.03%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (27.59%) Wireless
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (27.59%) VPLS
4 8 (27.59%) OSPF
4 8 (27.59%) BGP
4 8 (27.59%) DMZ
5 3 (10.34%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) DNS
6 2 (6.90%) VLAN
7 1 (3.45%) SSH
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Architect
2 7 (24.14%) Technical Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (13.79%) Security Officer
4 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Business Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Data Centre
2 9 (31.03%) Replication
2 9 (31.03%) Clustering
3 8 (27.59%) Celerra
4 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.45%) BYOD
6 1 (3.45%) DTV
6 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) UNIX
3 8 (27.59%) Solaris
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Scientific Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
2 9 (31.03%) Migration
3 8 (27.59%) Information Security
3 8 (27.59%) Change Control
4 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) SIEM
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Information Assurance
8 1 (3.45%) Open Source
8 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.45%) Database Security
8 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security
8 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
1 1 (3.45%) Python
1 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.45%) Ruby
1 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) SLA
3 1 (3.45%) COBIT
3 1 (3.45%) BS25999
3 1 (3.45%) Solvency II
3 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
3 9 (31.03%) XenApp
3 9 (31.03%) Terminal Services
4 8 (27.59%) VMware ESX
4 8 (27.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) iptables
5 1 (3.45%) NFS
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.45%) Samba
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (6.90%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) XenMobile
3 1 (3.45%) Opsview
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.45%) MOM
3 1 (3.45%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
3 9 (31.03%) SolarWinds
3 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 8 (27.59%) Nortel
4 8 (27.59%) EMC
5 4 (13.79%) Avaya
6 2 (6.90%) SAP
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) Intel
7 1 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper