The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 335 263 299
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +36
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 75 155 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.64% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.82% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 105 65
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£345 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £311 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £640 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £368 £391
% change year-on-year
+8.51% -6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £26.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+51.42% +54.41%
Business Continuity
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17434 18911 16969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.16% 78.08% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12202 13316 11848
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 237 233
Average hourly rate £20.31 £23.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.69% -29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in London

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in London

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in London

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in London

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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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
City of London +9 22 £360 -28.00% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £338 -
Bromley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 80 (47.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 56 (33.53%) ITIL
3 46 (27.54%) BCP
3 46 (27.54%) Business Continuity Planning
4 44 (26.35%) Windows
5 39 (23.35%) Finance
6 31 (18.56%) Degree
7 30 (17.96%) Service Delivery
8 29 (17.37%) Firewall
9 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
10 25 (14.97%) Active Directory
10 25 (14.97%) MS Exchange
11 24 (14.37%) VMware
12 23 (13.77%) Cisco
13 22 (13.17%) Project Management
14 21 (12.57%) Blackberry
14 21 (12.57%) MS Office
14 21 (12.57%) Incident Management
14 21 (12.57%) Business Continuity Management
15 20 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (11.98%) Service Management
16 19 (11.38%) Legal
16 19 (11.38%) Banking
16 19 (11.38%) Linux
16 19 (11.38%) LAN
17 18 (10.78%) Management Information System
17 18 (10.78%) Risk Management
17 18 (10.78%) Change Management
17 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (10.78%) Problem Management

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 25 (14.97%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.39%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.39%) IIS
5 6 (3.59%) Lync
6 5 (2.99%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.40%) Apache
7 4 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.40%) MQSeries
7 4 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (12.57%) MS Office
2 14 (8.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.20%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.60%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.60%) Agresso
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) Office 365
2 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.37%) Firewall
2 19 (11.38%) LAN
3 15 (8.98%) WAN
4 12 (7.19%) Internet
5 11 (6.59%) Network Security
6 9 (5.39%) BIG-IP
6 9 (5.39%) MPLS
6 9 (5.39%) DSL
6 9 (5.39%) SAN
7 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.40%) DMZ
8 4 (2.40%) Intranet
8 4 (2.40%) DNS
8 4 (2.40%) Wireless
9 3 (1.80%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.80%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.80%) SSL
9 3 (1.80%) VPN
9 3 (1.80%) LDAP
9 3 (1.80%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.99%) Big Data
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.80%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.80%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.80%) DTS
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Introscope
2 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 39 (23.35%) Finance
2 19 (11.38%) Legal
2 19 (11.38%) Banking
3 7 (4.19%) Retail
4 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.40%) Back Office
5 4 (2.40%) Advertising
6 3 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.80%) Front Office
7 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.20%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (19.76%) Analyst
2 12 (7.19%) Consultant
3 11 (6.59%) Service Manager
4 10 (5.99%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.39%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (5.39%) Business Manager
6 8 (4.79%) Business Continuity Manager
6 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Administrator
7 7 (4.19%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (3.59%) Applications Support
8 6 (3.59%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.59%) DBA
8 6 (3.59%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.59%) Solutions Analyst
9 5 (2.99%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.79%) Middleware
2 4 (2.40%) Java EE
2 4 (2.40%) HTML
2 4 (2.40%) .NET
2 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.80%) JSP
4 1 (0.60%) Web Services
4 1 (0.60%) XML
4 1 (0.60%) XSLT
4 1 (0.60%) CSS
4 1 (0.60%) CAML
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.60%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Blackberry
2 18 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.19%) Replication
5 6 (3.59%) PKI
6 5 (2.99%) CLARiiON
7 4 (2.40%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.40%) Clustering
7 4 (2.40%) PDA
7 4 (2.40%) Handset
7 4 (2.40%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.40%) Celerra
7 4 (2.40%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.40%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.80%) Open Source
9 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.20%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.20%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.35%) Windows
2 20 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (11.38%) Linux
4 18 (10.78%) Windows 7
5 16 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.58%) UNIX
6 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.59%) Solaris
8 3 (1.80%) AIX
8 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.20%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.60%) HPUX
10 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (47.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 56 (33.53%) ITIL
3 46 (27.54%) BCP
3 46 (27.54%) Business Continuity Planning
4 30 (17.96%) Service Delivery
5 22 (13.17%) Project Management
6 21 (12.57%) Incident Management
6 21 (12.57%) Business Continuity Management
7 20 (11.98%) Service Management
8 18 (10.78%) Change Management
8 18 (10.78%) Risk Management
8 18 (10.78%) Problem Management
9 16 (9.58%) Performance Management
10 15 (8.98%) Information Security
11 13 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.78%) ITSM
11 13 (7.78%) Security Architecture
12 10 (5.99%) PRINCE2
13 8 (4.79%) Migration
14 7 (4.19%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.98%) SQL
2 7 (4.19%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.40%) Java
3 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.20%) Python
5 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.20%) Perl
6 1 (0.60%) C
6 1 (0.60%) C#
6 1 (0.60%) Korn
6 1 (0.60%) VBScript
6 1 (0.60%) C-shell
6 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (18.56%) Degree
2 10 (5.99%) CCNA
2 10 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.39%) MCSE
3 9 (5.39%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.79%) CISSP
4 8 (4.79%) CISA
5 7 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.59%) ISEB
7 5 (2.99%) CISM
7 5 (2.99%) CRISC
8 4 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.40%) CCNP
9 3 (1.80%) MCSA
9 3 (1.80%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.60%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.58%) SLA
1 16 (9.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.20%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.60%) BS7799
3 1 (0.60%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (14.97%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.39%) NLBS
4 8 (4.79%) vSphere
5 6 (3.59%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.40%) Xen
7 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.80%) XenApp
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.60%) vCloud
8 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (4.79%) WSUS
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.80%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.80%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.20%) WMI
4 1 (0.60%) SCCM
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) Control-M
4 1 (0.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.37%) VMware
3 23 (13.77%) Cisco
4 11 (6.59%) Oracle
4 11 (6.59%) CheckPoint
5 10 (5.99%) Citrix
6 6 (3.59%) Juniper
7 5 (2.99%) HP
7 5 (2.99%) EMC
8 3 (1.80%) F5
8 3 (1.80%) Spiceworks
8 3 (1.80%) MobileIron
8 3 (1.80%) Dell
8 3 (1.80%) IBM
8 3 (1.80%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.80%) SAP
9 2 (1.20%) Sybase
9 2 (1.20%) Adobe
9 2 (1.20%) NetApp
9 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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