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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 121 127 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 21 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +90.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.63 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+14.91% +14.55%
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
2639 2161 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.37% 78.58% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1108 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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
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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +4 6 £420 +75.00%
Inverclyde - 6 £335 -
Edinburgh -14 3 £350 -26.31%
Fife - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Business Continuity
UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 13 (48.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (37.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (33.33%) ITIL
4 8 (29.63%) Migration
4 8 (29.63%) Banking
5 7 (25.93%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (25.93%) Business Continuity Management
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) MS Visio
6 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (18.52%) Retail
8 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
9 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
9 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 3 (11.11%) Project Management
10 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
10 2 (7.41%) MS Office
10 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
10 2 (7.41%) Validation
10 2 (7.41%) IVR
10 2 (7.41%) ISEB
10 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
10 2 (7.41%) UNIX
10 2 (7.41%) Windows
10 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Test Management
10 2 (7.41%) Time Management
10 2 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (7.41%) Resource Management

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) QlikView
General
1 8 (29.63%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
4 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planner
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planner
4 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Systems Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (37.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (33.33%) ITIL
4 8 (29.63%) Migration
5 7 (25.93%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (25.93%) Business Continuity Management
6 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 2 (7.41%) Time Management
8 2 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (7.41%) Critical Success Factor
8 2 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.41%) Resource Management
8 2 (7.41%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix
1 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy
1 1 (3.70%) Crossbeam
1 1 (3.70%) AlgoSec
1 1 (3.70%) WorldPay