The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Continuity
England / North West
Rank 119 139 125
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 9 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 10
Median daily rate £373 £325 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.61% -29.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £296 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £395 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% -1.33%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2106 3169 2731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.33% 82.55% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1905 1506
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 128 128
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.84 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in the North West

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Continuity in the North West

Business Continuity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Continuity in the North West

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in the North 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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Manchester +3 5 £345 +4.15% 2
Merseyside +1 2 £413 +37.50% 2
Cheshire +25 1 - - 1
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 20 (74.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (55.56%) ITIL
3 12 (44.44%) Change Management
4 11 (40.74%) Service Management
5 9 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 8 (29.63%) Release Management
7 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
7 7 (25.93%) Windows
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (18.52%) Capacity Management
9 5 (18.52%) ITSM
9 5 (18.52%) Security Management
9 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
9 5 (18.52%) Project Management
9 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (14.81%) Finance
10 4 (14.81%) Linux
10 4 (14.81%) SLA
10 4 (14.81%) Intel
10 4 (14.81%) Data Management
11 3 (11.11%) VME
11 3 (11.11%) ICL
11 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 3 (11.11%) Tandem
11 3 (11.11%) Fujitsu
11 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
11 3 (11.11%) Migration
11 3 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in the North 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 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Domino
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Service Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Service Planning Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) DHTML
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 3 (11.11%) Tandem
2 2 (7.41%) Life Science
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) VME
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (55.56%) ITIL
3 12 (44.44%) Change Management
4 11 (40.74%) Service Management
5 9 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 8 (29.63%) Release Management
7 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
8 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (18.52%) Capacity Management
9 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
9 5 (18.52%) ITSM
9 5 (18.52%) Project Management
9 5 (18.52%) Security Management
10 4 (14.81%) Data Management
11 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 3 (11.11%) Migration
11 3 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
12 2 (7.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C#
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) BS25999
3 1 (3.70%) COBIT
3 1 (3.70%) COSO
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Intel
3 3 (11.11%) Fujitsu
3 3 (11.11%) ICL
4 2 (7.41%) IronPort
4 2 (7.41%) RightFax
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.70%) PlateSpin
5 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.70%) Veritas
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
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