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 23 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 151 140
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 7 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Median daily rate £475 £375 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £370 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £380 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +15.33% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £27.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -43.92% -32.50%  

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 2383 3147 2945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.97% 82.27% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1979 1696
Median daily rate £410 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 130
Median hourly rate £39.50 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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
Cheshire +18 4 £475 +26.66% 2
Manchester - 3 - - 3
Business Continuity
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 10 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (37.50%) Change Management
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (18.75%) Intel
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Practice Management
6 2 (12.50%) BCP
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) C
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 2 (12.50%) SLA
6 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) VMware

Business Continuity
Co-occurring 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Messaging Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Change Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Workstream Lead
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (37.50%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) BCP
6 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Practice Management
6 2 (12.50%) Release Management
6 2 (12.50%) Security Management
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Intel
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) IronPort
2 2 (12.50%) RightFax
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) PlateSpin
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec