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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 144 134 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -25
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 12 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.16% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.21% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
Average daily rate £375 £366 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £333 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £399 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £399 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £54.00 - £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 £30.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-47.24% +114.03%
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 8 £538 - 6
Cheshire -5 2 £350 -14.11% 3
Lancashire -1 1 £273 -16.15%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (40.00%) Project Management
3 9 (36.00%) ITIL
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 5 (20.00%) High Availability
6 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (16.00%) BCP
6 4 (16.00%) Information Security
6 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (16.00%) Middleware
6 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (12.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.00%) ETL
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
7 3 (12.00%) MS Office
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.00%) Firewall
7 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) Unix
7 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (12.00%) Data Management
7 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (8.00%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (8.00%) VoIP
2 2 (8.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Service Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.00%) Head of Information
4 2 (8.00%) Head of Information Security
4 2 (8.00%) Head of Security
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Service Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Design
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Service Continuity Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Service Design Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Teradata DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Life Science
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (40.00%) Project Management
3 9 (36.00%) ITIL
4 5 (20.00%) High Availability
4 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (16.00%) BCP
5 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (16.00%) Information Security
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.00%) Data Management
6 3 (12.00%) ETL
6 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (8.00%) Document Management
7 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.00%) Use Case
7 2 (8.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.00%) CISA
2 1 (4.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.00%) ISO22301
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Cognizant
4 2 (8.00%) Pega
4 2 (8.00%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) IronPort
5 1 (4.00%) RainStor
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Teradata