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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 119 109 108
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 10 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.48% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.66% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £561 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £26.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+51.42% +6.06%
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
2300 1812 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.74% 72.34% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 923 808
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 22 23
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 March 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
Edinburgh -9 8 £400 -8.04% 2
Glasgow - - - - 1
Business Continuity
UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 16 (55.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (41.38%) Finance
3 9 (31.03%) Incident Management
3 9 (31.03%) Project Management
3 9 (31.03%) Business Continuity Management
4 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
4 8 (27.59%) NAS
4 8 (27.59%) SAN
4 8 (27.59%) Banking
4 8 (27.59%) Replication
5 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle
5 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 5 (17.24%) Migration
7 5 (17.24%) Retail
7 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
8 4 (13.79%) SCCM
8 4 (13.79%) SCOM
8 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (13.79%) iPad
8 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
8 4 (13.79%) COBIT
8 4 (13.79%) VMware
8 4 (13.79%) Risk Assessment

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
1 8 (27.59%) NAS
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Banking
3 5 (17.24%) Retail
4 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Operations Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Data Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Change Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Replication
2 4 (13.79%) iPad
3 3 (10.34%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (31.03%) Project Management
2 9 (31.03%) Incident Management
2 9 (31.03%) Business Continuity Management
3 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) BCP
4 4 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) ITSM
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (13.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
1 4 (13.79%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Apple
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.45%) Serena
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos
5 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.45%) SAP