The first table below looks at the demand for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 123 105 114
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 19 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.47% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.66% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 7
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£368 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.82% -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2217 1520 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.81% 70.80% 69.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 991 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 69 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Continuity across the South West region.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity across the South West region.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Wiltshire -1 10 £368 +0.68% 3
Bristol - 6 £475 - 2
Somerset -20 1 £300 -
Dorset - - - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 12 (34.29%) Project Management
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) PRINCE2
4 7 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
5 6 (17.14%) Drupal
5 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.14%) PHP
5 6 (17.14%) Process Management
5 6 (17.14%) Change Management
5 6 (17.14%) Firewall
5 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
6 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (14.29%) ISEB
6 5 (14.29%) Test Management
6 5 (14.29%) Change Control
6 5 (14.29%) PHPUnit
6 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 5 (14.29%) Content Management
6 5 (14.29%) Document Management
6 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 4 (11.43%) Finance
7 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
7 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (11.43%) Network Security
7 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 6 (17.14%) Drupal
2 2 (5.71%) Alfresco
2 2 (5.71%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
1 3 (8.57%) AutoCAD
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) Network Security
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) ATM
3 3 (8.57%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) Multicast
4 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.71%) NAS
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) DMZ
5 1 (2.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.29%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Service Manager
1 7 (20.00%) Transition Manager
1 7 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.14%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Test Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Supply Chain Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.71%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) Statistics
2 3 (8.57%) FMCG
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Project Management
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 9 (25.71%) PRINCE2
4 7 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
5 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.14%) Process Management
5 6 (17.14%) Change Management
6 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (14.29%) Content Management
6 5 (14.29%) Document Management
6 5 (14.29%) Test Management
6 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Change Control
7 4 (11.43%) Network Management
7 4 (11.43%) ITSM
7 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
7 4 (11.43%) Service Management
8 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PHP
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) ISEB
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) CCNP
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) RHCE
5 1 (2.86%) PMP
5 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MBA
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) NFS
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) OpenView
1 3 (8.57%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (8.57%) HP NNM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) MOM
2 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.57%) HP
1 3 (8.57%) BT
2 2 (5.71%) VMware
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Progress
3 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.86%) Novell
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas
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