The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 365 326 371
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +45
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 229 245 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.68% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 125 124
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.24% -14.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £14.77 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £27.59 £28.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +5.26%
Business Continuity
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38954 35940 38894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.26% 74.48% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24704 22658 22956
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1007 1440
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in England

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in England

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in England

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in England

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -37 87 £450 +5.88% 39
South East -2 42 £373 -4.48% 25
West Midlands +1 21 £400 +19.40% 10
Yorkshire +10 20 £365 -8.75% 9
North West -2 19 £425 +84.78% 11
South West -31 16 £450 +12.50% 6
East of England -33 14 £375 +2.73% 14
North East -32 5 - - 1
East Midlands 0 4 £388 +6.89% 1
Business Continuity
UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 186 (36.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 139 (27.63%) Finance
3 129 (25.65%) ITIL
4 108 (21.47%) Windows
5 103 (20.48%) Business Continuity Planning
6 96 (19.09%) BCP
7 82 (16.30%) Microsoft
8 70 (13.92%) Project Management
8 70 (13.92%) Degree
9 62 (12.33%) Service Management
10 59 (11.73%) Service Delivery
11 57 (11.33%) Security Cleared
12 56 (11.13%) MS Excel
13 54 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 54 (10.74%) VMware
13 54 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 53 (10.54%) Active Directory
15 52 (10.34%) Cisco
15 52 (10.34%) Firewall
16 49 (9.74%) Linux
16 49 (9.74%) Risk Management
17 48 (9.54%) Change Management
18 47 (9.34%) Management Information System
19 45 (8.95%) Information Security
20 44 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 44 (8.75%) SQL
21 43 (8.55%) MS Office
21 43 (8.55%) UNIX
22 40 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
23 39 (7.75%) Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 22 (4.37%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.19%) Apache
3 11 (2.19%) IIS
4 10 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (1.59%) Lync
7 6 (1.19%) Drupal
7 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.99%) CMS
9 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.60%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 56 (11.13%) MS Excel
2 43 (8.55%) MS Office
3 17 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.78%) MS Project
4 14 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.80%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.40%) Aligne
3 2 (0.40%) ZaiNet
3 2 (0.40%) Endur
3 2 (0.40%) Summit
4 1 (0.20%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) BASE24
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.20%) Agresso
4 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.79%) Office 365
2 3 (0.60%) IaaS
2 3 (0.60%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) PaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.34%) Firewall
2 34 (6.76%) SAN
3 32 (6.36%) LAN
4 29 (5.77%) WAN
4 29 (5.77%) Network Security
5 27 (5.37%) DNS
6 23 (4.57%) Wireless
7 19 (3.78%) VPN
8 17 (3.38%) SSL
9 15 (2.98%) VoIP
9 15 (2.98%) Internet
10 13 (2.58%) MPLS
11 12 (2.39%) DHCP
12 11 (2.19%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (1.39%) DSL
13 7 (1.39%) BIG-IP
13 7 (1.39%) VLAN
14 5 (0.99%) SSH
14 5 (0.99%) TCP/IP
14 5 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.39%) Ingres
5 6 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.80%) MS Access
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.60%) JasperReports
8 3 (0.60%) MySQL
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) IDOL
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.20%) DTS
10 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.59%) PHPUnit
2 5 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (0.20%) MSI
5 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.20%) CruiseControl
General
1 139 (27.63%) Finance
2 31 (6.16%) Banking
3 19 (3.78%) Legal
4 18 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.39%) Retail
6 10 (1.99%) Marketing
7 9 (1.79%) Back Office
8 7 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.19%) Front Office
10 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.80%) Law
10 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Local Government
11 3 (0.60%) Billing
11 3 (0.60%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Military
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (17.50%) Analyst
2 35 (6.96%) Service Manager
3 34 (6.76%) Architect
4 33 (6.56%) Consultant
5 29 (5.77%) Project Manager
6 23 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (4.37%) Business Analyst
8 19 (3.78%) Support Analyst
8 19 (3.78%) Security Engineer
9 17 (3.38%) Project Engineer
9 17 (3.38%) Administrator
10 15 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (2.98%) Developer
11 14 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (2.58%) Applications Support
13 12 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
13 12 (2.39%) Business Manager
14 11 (2.19%) Business Continuity Manager
14 11 (2.19%) Information Manager
14 11 (2.19%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.38%) Middleware
2 10 (1.99%) Web Services
3 8 (1.59%) XML
3 8 (1.59%) HTML
4 7 (1.39%) .NET
4 7 (1.39%) JSP
5 6 (1.19%) EJB
6 4 (0.80%) CSS
6 4 (0.80%) J2EE
6 4 (0.80%) Flash
6 4 (0.80%) XHTML
7 3 (0.60%) CGI
7 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.60%) JDBC
7 3 (0.60%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.60%) Laravel
7 3 (0.60%) DAO
7 3 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.40%) Java EE
8 2 (0.40%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.34%) Management Information System
2 29 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.18%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.58%) Replication
5 12 (2.39%) Clustering
6 8 (1.59%) NHS
6 8 (1.59%) Statistics
6 8 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.59%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.59%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.19%) CESG
8 6 (1.19%) RMADS
8 6 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.99%) Economics
9 5 (0.99%) PMI
9 5 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.99%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.80%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 108 (21.47%) Windows
2 54 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 54 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (9.74%) Linux
4 43 (8.55%) UNIX
5 30 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (4.57%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.79%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.80%) VMS
11 3 (0.60%) Solaris
11 3 (0.60%) AIX
11 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.40%) VME
12 2 (0.40%) Android
12 2 (0.40%) HPUX
12 2 (0.40%) SUSE
13 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (36.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 129 (25.65%) ITIL
3 103 (20.48%) Business Continuity Planning
4 96 (19.09%) BCP
5 70 (13.92%) Project Management
6 62 (12.33%) Service Management
7 59 (11.73%) Service Delivery
8 49 (9.74%) Risk Management
9 48 (9.54%) Change Management
10 45 (8.95%) Information Security
11 39 (7.75%) PRINCE2
11 39 (7.75%) Business Continuity Management
12 37 (7.36%) Migration
13 34 (6.76%) Change Control
13 34 (6.76%) Problem Management
14 29 (5.77%) Security Architecture
15 28 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (4.77%) Penetration Testing
17 23 (4.57%) Incident Management
18 20 (3.98%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.75%) SQL
2 27 (5.37%) Java
3 23 (4.57%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.98%) Perl
5 11 (2.19%) PHP
6 10 (1.99%) C
7 8 (1.59%) C#
8 6 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.19%) VB
8 6 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.99%) Korn
9 5 (0.99%) VBA
10 4 (0.80%) VBScript
10 4 (0.80%) C++
11 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.60%) Python
12 2 (0.40%) Ruby
12 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 70 (13.92%) Degree
2 57 (11.33%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.37%) CISA
5 18 (3.58%) CISSP
6 17 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (3.18%) CCNA
8 15 (2.98%) CISM
8 15 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.39%) ISEB
11 9 (1.79%) CRISC
11 9 (1.79%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.59%) CCNP
12 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (1.39%) MCSE
14 6 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.80%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (6.36%) SLA
3 17 (3.38%) QA
4 10 (1.99%) BS25999
4 10 (1.99%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.79%) ISO 9000
5 9 (1.79%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.39%) ISO 14001
7 6 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.19%) COBIT
8 2 (0.40%) GxP
8 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.20%) P3O
9 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 53 (10.54%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.79%) XenApp
5 7 (1.39%) NLBS
6 4 (0.80%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.80%) NFS
6 4 (0.80%) vSphere
6 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.80%) Xen
7 3 (0.60%) RHEV
7 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.40%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.40%) RACF
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 22 (4.37%) SCCM
1 22 (4.37%) SCOM
2 6 (1.19%) WSUS
3 5 (0.99%) Puppet
3 5 (0.99%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.80%) HP NNM
4 4 (0.80%) OpenView
4 4 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.40%) Nessus
6 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.20%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.20%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 82 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.74%) VMware
3 52 (10.34%) Cisco
4 37 (7.36%) Oracle
5 28 (5.57%) Citrix
6 27 (5.37%) HP
7 26 (5.17%) EMC
8 21 (4.17%) Juniper
9 19 (3.78%) F5
10 15 (2.98%) IBM
11 14 (2.78%) NetApp
12 13 (2.58%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.39%) Sybase
14 11 (2.19%) SAP
15 10 (1.99%) Intel
16 7 (1.39%) Blue Coat
16 7 (1.39%) Websense
16 7 (1.39%) Ruckus Wireless
17 6 (1.19%) Dell
17 6 (1.19%) Remedy
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