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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 74 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.18% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.84% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £14.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+114.03% -32.14%
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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
1042 808 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.17% 71.82% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 427 222
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £28.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £14.68 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 10 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (42.86%) Replication
2 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) NAS
2 6 (42.86%) Business Continuity Management
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Apple
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) SCCM
4 4 (28.57%) SCOM
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) iPad
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Fujitsu
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Clustering
5 3 (21.43%) C
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) SAN
1 6 (42.86%) NAS
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Replication
2 4 (28.57%) iPad
3 3 (21.43%) Clustering
4 2 (14.29%) User Experience
5 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (42.86%) Business Continuity Management
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITSM
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
6 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) BCP
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Apple
3 3 (21.43%) Fujitsu
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Sage
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya