The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Business Continuity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Continuity
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 69 76
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 1.08% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
Median daily rate £475 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £359
% change year-on-year +17.33% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £23.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year -35.16% +61.03%  

Business Continuity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 535 776 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.99% 83.71% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 565 491
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 30
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Business Continuity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity in Cheshire

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Continuity in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in Cheshire

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Continuity in Cheshire

Business Continuity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Continuity in Cheshire

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Warrington +20 1 £275 -26.66% 1
Knutsford - 1 £500 -
Business Continuity
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

Business Continuity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) eTOM
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) EMC
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec
1 1 (20.00%) VMware