The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 71 76 55
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 10 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.68% 0.55% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.76% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £426 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.02% +70.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +55.88%
Business Continuity
Scotland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1127 926 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.30% 72.57% 70.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 253
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 12 (70.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (47.06%) Banking
3 7 (41.18%) Migration
4 6 (35.29%) Incident Management
4 6 (35.29%) Retail
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
6 4 (23.53%) NAS
6 4 (23.53%) Retail Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Replication
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) SAN
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity Management
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) SCCM
8 2 (11.76%) SCOM
8 2 (11.76%) iPad
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) VMware
8 2 (11.76%) Clustering
8 2 (11.76%) IVR

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) NAS
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (47.06%) Banking
2 6 (35.29%) Retail
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Law
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) IVR
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (41.18%) Migration
3 6 (35.29%) Incident Management
4 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 2 (11.76%) ITSM
6 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) High Availability
7 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) WorldPay
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) Sophos
3 1 (5.88%) Fujitsu