The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 107 122 133
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 30 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 10
Average daily rate £378 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £305 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £373
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +50.00%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2289 2414 2524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 78.02% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1561 1571
Average daily rate £388 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 109
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
Wiltshire +1 12 £375 -17.58% 2
Dorset - 7 £500 - 1
Bristol +2 4 £399 - 2
Devon - 4 £393 -
Gloucestershire +7 2 £300 -27.27%
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 26 (52.00%) ITIL
2 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (36.00%) Change Management
4 15 (30.00%) Replication
4 15 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 15 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (28.00%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (22.00%) Firewall
7 10 (20.00%) BCP
7 10 (20.00%) Linux
7 10 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
8 8 (16.00%) Unix
9 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
9 7 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (12.00%) Puppet
10 6 (12.00%) F5
10 6 (12.00%) ISO22301
10 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
11 5 (10.00%) Project Management
11 5 (10.00%) Nagios
11 5 (10.00%) Service Management
11 5 (10.00%) Perl
11 5 (10.00%) Python
11 5 (10.00%) Finance
11 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (10.00%) Capacity Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (2.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
1 1 (2.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (6.00%) MVNO
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.00%) Internet
4 2 (4.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) VLAN
4 2 (4.00%) Wireless
5 1 (2.00%) FTP
5 1 (2.00%) HTTP
5 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.00%) IPsec
5 1 (2.00%) LDAP
5 1 (2.00%) MPLS
5 1 (2.00%) NAS
5 1 (2.00%) Network Security
5 1 (2.00%) Skype
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Coordinator
3 6 (12.00%) Problem Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) IT Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Unix Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Telecoms Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) DBA
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.00%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (30.00%) Replication
2 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.00%) IVR
6 1 (2.00%) CESG
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.00%) EqualLogic
6 1 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) Solaris
4 3 (6.00%) Windows
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) ITIL
2 18 (36.00%) Change Management
3 15 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 10 (20.00%) BCP
4 10 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 7 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.00%) Capacity Management
7 5 (10.00%) Project Management
7 5 (10.00%) Service Management
8 4 (8.00%) High Availability
8 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.00%) Information Security
9 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Perl
1 5 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) BC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) CCNA
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) CCNP
6 1 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP
6 1 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) ISO22301
2 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.00%) SLA
3 2 (4.00%) ISO 14001
3 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.00%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (2.00%) JSP 440
4 1 (2.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Puppet
2 5 (10.00%) Nagios
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) F5
1 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) Aruba
3 2 (4.00%) NetApp
3 2 (4.00%) SonicWALL
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Lotus
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
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