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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 118 114 106
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 14 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.65% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate £399 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.38% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £370 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £399 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 £30.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-47.24% +117.85%
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
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 9 £413 -8.33% 2
Glasgow +5 3 £213 -39.28% 2
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Business Continuity
UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (42.31%) Data Centre
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (23.08%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (23.08%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (23.08%) Amazon S3
4 6 (23.08%) Web Services
4 6 (23.08%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 6 (23.08%) Project Management
4 6 (23.08%) Service Management
4 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (23.08%) Banking
5 5 (19.23%) Finance
5 5 (19.23%) DNS
5 5 (19.23%) SSL
5 5 (19.23%) Windows
5 5 (19.23%) HTTP
5 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 4 (15.38%) MS Project
6 4 (15.38%) PMI
6 4 (15.38%) PMI Certification

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (15.38%) MS Project
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon ELB
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon S3
2 3 (11.54%) PaaS
3 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.69%) IaaS
3 2 (7.69%) SaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) HTTP
2 5 (19.23%) SSL
2 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) MPLS
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) PBX
3 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (23.08%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Front Office
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Network Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Security Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) PMI
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) High Availability
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity Management
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) Release Management
4 3 (11.54%) SDLC
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) PMI Certification
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) IISP
4 1 (3.85%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) GIAC
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.85%) Meraki
3 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
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