The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 192 185 210
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 64 64 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.68% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.94% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 9
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£355 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £208 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 0
Average hourly rate £35.25 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +55.88%
Business Continuity
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7510 6809 6094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.02% 71.99% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3803 3178
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 261 265
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
Berkshire -2 18 £388 -3.12% 8
Oxfordshire -8 13 £350 - 2
Hampshire -12 12 £357 +9.70% 2
Surrey -11 10 £350 -5.40% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £450 +5.88% 3
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 47 (43.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 28 (26.17%) ITIL
3 23 (21.50%) WAN
3 23 (21.50%) Business Continuity Planning
4 22 (20.56%) BCP
5 20 (18.69%) Finance
5 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
6 19 (17.76%) LAN
6 19 (17.76%) Security Cleared
7 17 (15.89%) Windows
8 15 (14.02%) Service Delivery
8 15 (14.02%) SC Cleared
9 14 (13.08%) Migration
10 13 (12.15%) VMware
10 13 (12.15%) Telecoms
10 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
10 13 (12.15%) Time Management
11 12 (11.21%) Information Security
11 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce
12 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
12 11 (10.28%) SLA
12 11 (10.28%) Cisco
12 11 (10.28%) BMC
12 11 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (9.35%) SAN
13 10 (9.35%) HP
13 10 (9.35%) Project Management
14 9 (8.41%) Firewall
14 9 (8.41%) ITSM
14 9 (8.41%) Service Management

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (7.48%) CMS
2 5 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.87%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
3 2 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.80%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) SaaS
2 3 (2.80%) Office 365
3 2 (1.87%) IaaS
3 2 (1.87%) PaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.50%) WAN
2 19 (17.76%) LAN
3 10 (9.35%) SAN
4 9 (8.41%) Firewall
4 9 (8.41%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.48%) VoIP
6 7 (6.54%) IP Telephony
7 5 (4.67%) LDAP
7 5 (4.67%) DHCP
7 5 (4.67%) PBX
7 5 (4.67%) DNS
8 3 (2.80%) ISDN
8 3 (2.80%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (1.87%) VPN
10 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.93%) Wireless
10 1 (0.93%) SNMP
10 1 (0.93%) SSL
10 1 (0.93%) NAS
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.80%) OLTP
4 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (18.69%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.61%) Legal
4 5 (4.67%) Automotive
5 4 (3.74%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Marketing
6 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.87%) Publishing
6 2 (1.87%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (24.30%) Analyst
2 16 (14.95%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.41%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.54%) Consultant
4 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (5.61%) VoIP Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Service Manager
5 6 (5.61%) Applications Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Incident Manager
7 4 (3.74%) IT Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Architect
8 3 (2.80%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (2.80%) DBA
8 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (2.80%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.61%) Web Services
2 3 (2.80%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) COM
3 1 (0.93%) XML
3 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.54%) Replication
3 6 (5.61%) IVR
3 6 (5.61%) Clustering
4 5 (4.67%) PKI
4 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.74%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (2.80%) CMDB
7 2 (1.87%) iSeries
7 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.87%) AS400
7 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.87%) DTV
8 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.93%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.93%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.89%) Windows
2 6 (5.61%) Linux
3 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.87%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.93%) NetWare
6 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.93%) UNIX
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 28 (26.17%) ITIL
3 23 (21.50%) Business Continuity Planning
4 22 (20.56%) BCP
5 15 (14.02%) Service Delivery
6 14 (13.08%) Migration
7 13 (12.15%) Time Management
8 12 (11.21%) Information Security
8 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce
9 10 (9.35%) Project Management
10 9 (8.41%) ITSM
10 9 (8.41%) Service Management
10 9 (8.41%) System Testing
10 9 (8.41%) Security Management
11 8 (7.48%) Test Scripting
11 8 (7.48%) Waterfall
12 6 (5.61%) Business Analysis
13 5 (4.67%) Information Security Management
13 5 (4.67%) Information Assurance
13 5 (4.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.48%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) CCNA
3 7 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.80%) CCNP
4 3 (2.80%) Degree
5 2 (1.87%) CRISC
5 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.87%) MCSE
5 2 (1.87%) CISSP
5 2 (1.87%) ISEB
5 2 (1.87%) CISA
5 2 (1.87%) CISM
6 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) MCTS
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.28%) SLA
2 7 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) TickIT
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.93%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) BS25999
System Software
1 11 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.87%) vSphere
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
4 1 (0.93%) XenServer
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) SCOM
2 2 (1.87%) Icinga
2 2 (1.87%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.87%) Nagios
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) Cacti
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
3 1 (0.93%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.15%) VMware
3 11 (10.28%) Cisco
3 11 (10.28%) BMC
4 10 (9.35%) HP
5 6 (5.61%) NetScout
6 5 (4.67%) Juniper
6 5 (4.67%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.74%) Citrix
7 4 (3.74%) Remedy
7 4 (3.74%) NetApp
8 3 (2.80%) SAP
8 3 (2.80%) F5
9 2 (1.87%) PlateSpin
9 2 (1.87%) Dell
10 1 (0.93%) Sophos
10 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.93%) Novell
10 1 (0.93%) Lotus
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
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