The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 148 171 167
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 37 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.41% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.53% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 26
Average daily rate
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£430 £319 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.90% -20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £556 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £17.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+114.28% -47.23%
Business Continuity
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4047 4545 4410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.45% 76.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3161 3233 3373
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £27.58 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.87% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.89 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Continuity across the City of London region.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity across the City of London region.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 30 (52.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (29.82%) Windows
3 15 (26.32%) BCP
4 13 (22.81%) Degree
4 13 (22.81%) Business Continuity Planning
5 12 (21.05%) Finance
6 10 (17.54%) Internet
6 10 (17.54%) ITIL
6 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
7 9 (15.79%) Firewall
8 8 (14.04%) Service Management
8 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
8 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
8 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
8 8 (14.04%) Business Continuity Management
9 7 (12.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (12.28%) Network Security
9 7 (12.28%) VMware
10 6 (10.53%) Banking
10 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
10 6 (10.53%) Change Management
10 6 (10.53%) SOA
10 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
10 6 (10.53%) Middleware
10 6 (10.53%) SLA
10 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (8.77%) Data Architecture
11 5 (8.77%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) IIS
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.51%) Lync
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) Internet
2 9 (15.79%) Firewall
3 7 (12.28%) Network Security
4 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) SAN
6 2 (3.51%) DMZ
6 2 (3.51%) LDAP
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
6 2 (3.51%) DNS
6 2 (3.51%) Wireless
6 2 (3.51%) DHCP
7 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.75%) SSL
7 1 (1.75%) LAN
7 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) DTS
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Introscope
1 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Legal
4 3 (5.26%) Back Office
5 2 (3.51%) Advertising
5 2 (3.51%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Analyst
2 5 (8.77%) Consultant
2 5 (8.77%) Solutions Analyst
3 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.26%) DBA
4 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 3 (5.26%) Business Consultant
4 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (5.26%) Service Management Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Report Developer
5 2 (3.51%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (3.51%) Security Designer
5 2 (3.51%) Business Continuity Consultant
5 2 (3.51%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.77%) Replication
2 5 (8.77%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) PKI
4 3 (5.26%) PDA
4 3 (5.26%) Celerra
4 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.26%) Handset
5 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.51%) Open Source
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.02%) Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.26%) UNIX
5 2 (3.51%) Solaris
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (26.32%) BCP
3 13 (22.81%) Business Continuity Planning
4 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
4 10 (17.54%) ITIL
5 8 (14.04%) Service Management
5 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
5 8 (14.04%) Business Continuity Management
6 6 (10.53%) Change Management
6 6 (10.53%) SOA
6 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.77%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (8.77%) OOP
7 5 (8.77%) OO
7 5 (8.77%) Data Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.02%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.02%) Information Security
8 4 (7.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
2 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) CCNP
2 3 (5.26%) CCNA
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) MCTS
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) vSphere
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.75%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) VMware
2 5 (8.77%) Cisco
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) Business Objects
3 3 (5.26%) EMC
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) Dell
5 1 (1.75%) Juniper
5 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.75%) Remedy
5 1 (1.75%) Websense
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.75%) Qualys
5 1 (1.75%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (1.75%) F5
5 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow