The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 102 117 97
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 22 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.79% 0.20% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.29% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £400 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+45.77% -18.33%
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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2113 1728 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.87% 69.96% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 760
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.48 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend 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 19 December 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
Edinburgh +1 11 £500 - 1
Glasgow +4 9 £350 -12.50%
Business Continuity
UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (36.67%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) Business Continuity Management
4 8 (26.67%) NAS
4 8 (26.67%) Replication
4 8 (26.67%) SAN
5 7 (23.33%) BCP
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
5 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
6 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (20.00%) COBIT
6 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) VMware
7 4 (13.33%) Banking
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.33%) Apple
7 4 (13.33%) SCCM
7 4 (13.33%) SCOM
7 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) NAS
1 8 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) Intranet
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Operations Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Data Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Replication
2 4 (13.33%) iPad
3 3 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) User Experience
5 1 (3.33%) Derivative
5 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (30.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 7 (23.33%) BCP
3 7 (23.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) ITSM
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.67%) Service Management
7 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.33%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.67%) CISA
4 2 (6.67%) CISM
4 2 (6.67%) CISSP
4 2 (6.67%) CRISC
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (20.00%) COBIT
1 6 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
1 4 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Apple
3 3 (10.00%) Fujitsu
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Avaya
5 1 (3.33%) Sage
5 1 (3.33%) Computacenter