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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 121 138 124
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 23 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.77% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.45% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 1
Average daily rate £388 £1,000 £683
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.25% +46.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £399 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 £30.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-47.24% +117.85%
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
2415 2429 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.07% 75.34% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1599 1213
Average daily rate £380 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 97
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
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 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 12 February 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 12 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
Wiltshire +7 14 £380 -41.53% 1
Bristol +6 9 £400 -63.63% 2
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 17 (38.64%) ITIL
2 13 (29.55%) Change Management
2 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
3 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 11 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (22.73%) Replication
6 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
7 8 (18.18%) Firewall
8 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
8 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
8 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (15.91%) Degree
9 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
9 6 (13.64%) MVNO
9 6 (13.64%) Internet
9 6 (13.64%) IVR
10 5 (11.36%) BCP
10 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
10 5 (11.36%) Windows
10 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
11 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
11 4 (9.09%) Algorithms
11 4 (9.09%) PKI
11 4 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (9.09%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
11 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 4 (9.09%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) Internet
2 6 (13.64%) MVNO
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) VLAN
3 2 (4.55%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) MPLS
4 1 (2.27%) Skype
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Consultant
1 7 (15.91%) Coordinator
2 6 (13.64%) Architect
2 6 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (9.09%) CLAS Consultant
3 4 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Problem Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Telecoms Architect
4 3 (6.82%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.27%) Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (22.73%) Replication
3 6 (13.64%) IVR
4 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (9.09%) Algorithms
5 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 4 (9.09%) PKI
6 2 (4.55%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) ITIL
2 13 (29.55%) Change Management
3 12 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 10 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
6 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) BCP
7 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
8 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (9.09%) Information Security
8 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.09%) Project Management
8 4 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.09%) Service Management
9 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.82%) Information Security Management
9 3 (6.82%) ISMS
9 3 (6.82%) Security Management
10 2 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
4 7 (15.91%) Degree
5 4 (9.09%) CLAS
6 3 (6.82%) CCNA
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.55%) CCNP
8 1 (2.27%) CISSP
8 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) MCP
8 1 (2.27%) MCSA
8 1 (2.27%) MCSE
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.09%) BS7799
2 4 (9.09%) HMG Infosec
3 3 (6.82%) ISO22301
4 2 (4.55%) SLA
5 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Cisco
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.82%) VMware
2 2 (4.55%) Aruba
2 2 (4.55%) SonicWALL
3 1 (2.27%) Lotus
3 1 (2.27%) NetApp
3 1 (2.27%) SAP