The first table below looks at the demand for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 118 112 108
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £418 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £435 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £370
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £17.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+55.88% -37.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1891 1680 1834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 71.93% 70.74% 66.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 873 939
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 72
Average hourly rate £27.09 £35.83 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% +88.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £9.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £45.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Business Continuity
UK

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -18 7 £426 +70.50%
Glasgow +7 1 - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Business Continuity
UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (25.00%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) IVR
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (25.00%) SSL
1 4 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) IVR
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Release Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V2
5 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) Ariba
2 1 (6.25%) Sage
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco