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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 134 105 114
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 5 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.85% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 1.16% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +61.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
- -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £17.15 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+45.77% -18.33%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 2 £325 -36.58% 6
Cheshire -2 1 - - 2
Lancashire -22 1 £325 -
Merseyside - - - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (73.91%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
4 6 (26.09%) ISEB
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) Data Protection
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) Change Management
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
6 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
6 4 (17.39%) Marketing
6 4 (17.39%) Coaching
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) Wealth Management
7 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Change Control
7 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) SQL
7 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.04%) SLA
7 3 (13.04%) Middleware
8 2 (8.70%) Remedy

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
1 7 (30.43%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Operations Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Service Operations Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.35%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Operations Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) Regular Expression
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
2 6 (26.09%) Data Protection
3 4 (17.39%) Coaching
3 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
3 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 4 (17.39%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) Wealth Management
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) Change Control
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Management
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) ISEB
3 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) ISACA
4 2 (8.70%) CISSP
4 2 (8.70%) CISA
4 2 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Firmware
1 2 (8.70%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
1 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Sybase
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) BMC
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) Capita
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Compaq
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
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