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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 323 288 291
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 97 133 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.69% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 85 69
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £17.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+67.63% -18.33%
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
18509 19400 16996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13588 13586 11659
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 241 292
Average hourly rate £21.78 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.85 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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.

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 -12 21 £450 +24.13% 8
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 90 (45.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 68 (34.52%) Finance
3 61 (30.96%) Windows
4 54 (27.41%) BCP
5 51 (25.89%) ITIL
6 47 (23.86%) Business Continuity Planning
7 40 (20.30%) Microsoft
8 36 (18.27%) Firewall
9 31 (15.74%) Cisco
10 29 (14.72%) Degree
11 28 (14.21%) Active Directory
12 26 (13.20%) Banking
12 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (12.69%) MS Office
14 24 (12.18%) SQL
15 23 (11.68%) Linux
15 23 (11.68%) MS Exchange
15 23 (11.68%) VMware
16 22 (11.17%) Citrix
16 22 (11.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (10.66%) LAN
17 21 (10.66%) Change Management
17 21 (10.66%) Legal
17 21 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 20 (10.15%) Windows 7
18 20 (10.15%) Service Management
18 20 (10.15%) Blackberry
19 19 (9.64%) Oracle
19 19 (9.64%) Network Security
19 19 (9.64%) Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 23 (11.68%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.61%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.55%) IIS
6 5 (2.54%) Lync
7 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (1.02%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.51%) Apache
10 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (12.69%) MS Office
2 14 (7.11%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.51%) MS Project
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.51%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (18.27%) Firewall
2 21 (10.66%) LAN
3 19 (9.64%) Network Security
4 17 (8.63%) WAN
4 17 (8.63%) SAN
5 14 (7.11%) DNS
5 14 (7.11%) Wireless
6 13 (6.60%) Internet
7 11 (5.58%) MPLS
8 10 (5.08%) VPN
8 10 (5.08%) DSL
8 10 (5.08%) BIG-IP
9 9 (4.57%) SSL
10 8 (4.06%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (3.55%) VoIP
12 6 (3.05%) TCP/IP
13 5 (2.54%) DHCP
14 4 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (1.52%) TACACS
15 3 (1.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.51%) IDOL
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.51%) DTS
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.51%) Toad
1 1 (0.51%) ERwin
1 1 (0.51%) ProC
1 1 (0.51%) CruiseControl
General
1 68 (34.52%) Finance
2 26 (13.20%) Banking
3 21 (10.66%) Legal
4 8 (4.06%) Retail
5 6 (3.05%) Front Office
6 5 (2.54%) Back Office
6 5 (2.54%) Law
6 5 (2.54%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.52%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Billing
9 2 (1.02%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.51%) Local Government
10 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (31.47%) Analyst
2 21 (10.66%) Support Analyst
3 20 (10.15%) Consultant
4 16 (8.12%) Architect
5 13 (6.60%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.58%) Applications Support
7 10 (5.08%) Business Manager
7 10 (5.08%) Business Continuity Manager
8 9 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.57%) Security Analyst
9 8 (4.06%) Network Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.06%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) Project Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) Security Manager
10 7 (3.55%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Business Continuity Consultant
11 6 (3.05%) Business Consultant
11 6 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.60%) Middleware
2 3 (1.52%) .NET
3 2 (1.02%) HTML
3 2 (1.02%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
4 1 (0.51%) XHTML
4 1 (0.51%) VXML
4 1 (0.51%) JSON
4 1 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.58%) Thin Client
4 11 (5.58%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.08%) Replication
6 7 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.54%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.54%) Market Risk
8 5 (2.54%) RMADS
8 5 (2.54%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.54%) Clustering
8 5 (2.54%) CESG
9 4 (2.03%) Cryptography
9 4 (2.03%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (2.03%) Derivative
10 3 (1.52%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.52%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 61 (30.96%) Windows
2 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (11.68%) Linux
4 22 (11.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.15%) Windows 7
6 14 (7.11%) UNIX
7 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.05%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.52%) AIX
8 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.02%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.51%) VMS
10 1 (0.51%) HPUX
10 1 (0.51%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.51%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (45.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 54 (27.41%) BCP
3 51 (25.89%) ITIL
4 47 (23.86%) Business Continuity Planning
5 21 (10.66%) Change Management
6 20 (10.15%) Service Management
7 19 (9.64%) Problem Management
7 19 (9.64%) Business Continuity Management
8 18 (9.14%) Information Security
9 17 (8.63%) Security Architecture
10 15 (7.61%) Performance Management
10 15 (7.61%) Risk Management
10 15 (7.61%) Service Delivery
10 15 (7.61%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (7.11%) Incident Management
11 14 (7.11%) ITSM
12 13 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (6.09%) Project Management
13 12 (6.09%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (5.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.18%) SQL
2 8 (4.06%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.55%) Perl
4 6 (3.05%) Java
5 4 (2.03%) C
5 4 (2.03%) Python
6 3 (1.52%) VB
6 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.52%) C#
7 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.51%) C-shell
8 1 (0.51%) VBA
8 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (14.72%) Degree
2 10 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.08%) CISSP
3 7 (3.55%) CISA
4 6 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.54%) CCNA
5 5 (2.54%) CEH
5 5 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.03%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (2.03%) CISM
6 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.52%) MCSE
7 3 (1.52%) CCNP
7 3 (1.52%) GIAC
7 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.52%) CRISC
7 3 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) ISEB
9 1 (0.51%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.57%) SLA
3 7 (3.55%) QA
4 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.02%) COBIT
5 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.51%) BS25999
6 1 (0.51%) WAI
6 1 (0.51%) BS7799
6 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.51%) GxP
System Software
1 28 (14.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.08%) NLBS
5 9 (4.57%) XenApp
6 6 (3.05%) Xen
6 6 (3.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (2.03%) vSphere
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.02%) vCloud
10 1 (0.51%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (4.06%) WSUS
2 4 (2.03%) SCCM
3 3 (1.52%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.02%) Nessus
4 2 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.02%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.51%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.51%) WMI
5 1 (0.51%) Nagios
5 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (20.30%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.74%) Cisco
3 23 (11.68%) VMware
4 22 (11.17%) Citrix
5 19 (9.64%) Oracle
6 15 (7.61%) CheckPoint
7 10 (5.08%) Juniper
7 10 (5.08%) F5
8 7 (3.55%) HP
8 7 (3.55%) Sybase
8 7 (3.55%) Intel
9 5 (2.54%) Symantec
10 4 (2.03%) AppSense
10 4 (2.03%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.52%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.52%) Mitel
11 3 (1.52%) Remedy
11 3 (1.52%) IBM
11 3 (1.52%) Dell
11 3 (1.52%) EMC
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