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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 117 112 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 24 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.80% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.04% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 6
Median daily rate £425 £453 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +16.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £403 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +50.94%
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
2308 2412 2387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.56% 77.06% 79.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1609 1591
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 102 121
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £17.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Business Continuity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -1 8 £485 +11.94% 3
Dorset - 8 £500 -
Devon 0 4 £393 -7.64%
Bristol +1 2 £425 +14.86% 4
Gloucestershire 0 2 £300 -27.27% 1
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 22 (50.00%) ITIL
2 16 (36.36%) Change Management
2 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 13 (29.55%) Replication
4 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 12 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 11 (25.00%) Linux
5 11 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (22.73%) Firewall
7 9 (20.45%) Unix
8 8 (18.18%) BCP
8 8 (18.18%) Finance
8 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
8 8 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (15.91%) Puppet
9 7 (15.91%) F5
9 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
9 7 (15.91%) Red Hat
10 6 (13.64%) Python
10 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.64%) Perl
10 6 (13.64%) Nagios
11 5 (11.36%) Performance Management
11 5 (11.36%) BIG-IP
11 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
11 5 (11.36%) Windows
11 5 (11.36%) Solaris

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) IBM Domino
1 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.27%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) BIG-IP
3 3 (6.82%) MVNO
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
5 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.27%) IPsec
5 1 (2.27%) LDAP
5 1 (2.27%) MPLS
5 1 (2.27%) NAS
5 1 (2.27%) Network Security
5 1 (2.27%) Skype
5 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Problem Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Coordinator
4 5 (11.36%) Unix Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Architect
7 2 (4.55%) DBA
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared DBA
7 2 (4.55%) Service Continuity Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.55%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.55%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Replication
2 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.82%) IVR
5 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) CESG
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
6 1 (2.27%) NHS
6 1 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (20.45%) Unix
3 5 (11.36%) Solaris
3 5 (11.36%) Windows
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) ITIL
2 16 (36.36%) Change Management
3 12 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 8 (18.18%) BCP
4 8 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
4 8 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (11.36%) Performance Management
6 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.09%) Service Management
8 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.82%) Information Security
8 3 (6.82%) Service Continuity Management
8 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Perl
1 6 (13.64%) Python
2 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 11 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (9.09%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CISSP
6 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) ISO22301
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 14001
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) HMG Infosec
3 1 (2.27%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Puppet
2 6 (13.64%) Nagios
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) F5
1 7 (15.91%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) NetApp
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Lotus
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) SAP