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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 201 233 211
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -22
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 55 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.48% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 12
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £399 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 £36.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year
-55.30% +164.22%
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
6834 7291 6310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.61% 77.42% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4208 4016 3367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 14 February 2016.

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
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 14 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
Berkshire +32 31 £475 +22.58% 2
Hampshire +15 9 £263 -12.50%
Surrey -5 8 £406 -1.51% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £300 -38.46%
West Sussex +8 2 - - 1
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 62 (48.82%) Disaster Recovery
2 30 (23.62%) Finance
2 30 (23.62%) ITIL
3 26 (20.47%) Risk Management
4 24 (18.90%) Project Management
4 24 (18.90%) Business Continuity Management
5 23 (18.11%) Firewall
6 22 (17.32%) BCP
6 22 (17.32%) Windows
6 22 (17.32%) Business Continuity Planning
7 21 (16.54%) Incident Management
8 20 (15.75%) VMware
8 20 (15.75%) Information Security
9 19 (14.96%) Cisco
9 19 (14.96%) Management Information System
9 19 (14.96%) Telecoms
10 17 (13.39%) VPN
11 16 (12.60%) Legal
11 16 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 15 (11.81%) Degree
12 15 (11.81%) Data Protection
12 15 (11.81%) Security Cleared
12 15 (11.81%) Security Management
13 14 (11.02%) ITSM
13 14 (11.02%) Change Management
13 14 (11.02%) MS PowerPoint
13 14 (11.02%) Asset Management
14 13 (10.24%) NetBackup
14 13 (10.24%) JSP 440
14 13 (10.24%) ISMS

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.36%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (9.45%) MS Visio
3 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.36%) MS Office
4 3 (2.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.36%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.79%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.11%) Firewall
2 17 (13.39%) VPN
3 11 (8.66%) SAN
3 11 (8.66%) WAN
4 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.30%) LAN
6 5 (3.94%) DHCP
6 5 (3.94%) DNS
6 5 (3.94%) SSL
7 4 (3.15%) Internet
7 4 (3.15%) IPsec
7 4 (3.15%) Network Security
7 4 (3.15%) VoIP
8 3 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.57%) NAS
10 1 (0.79%) BGP
10 1 (0.79%) MPLS
10 1 (0.79%) Multicast
10 1 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) Big Data
3 7 (5.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (5.51%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.51%) Riak
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
6 1 (0.79%) OLTP
6 1 (0.79%) QlikView
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.79%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Ant
1 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
1 7 (5.51%) Maven
2 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (23.62%) Finance
2 19 (14.96%) Telecoms
3 16 (12.60%) Legal
4 5 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.15%) Banking
6 3 (2.36%) Law
6 3 (2.36%) Marketing
7 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Analyst
2 13 (10.24%) Business Continuity Analyst
3 12 (9.45%) Architect
3 12 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.45%) Security Specialist
4 10 (7.87%) Business Continuity Specialist
5 9 (7.09%) Consultant
5 9 (7.09%) Information Security Specialist
5 9 (7.09%) Information Specialist
6 8 (6.30%) Developer
6 8 (6.30%) IT Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) IT Manager
7 7 (5.51%) Big Data Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Linux Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.51%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (4.72%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) Web Services
2 7 (5.51%) RESTful
3 3 (2.36%) COM+
4 1 (0.79%) Flash
4 1 (0.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.79%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.72%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.94%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.15%) CMDB
5 4 (3.15%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.15%) SecurID
6 2 (1.57%) CESG
6 2 (1.57%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.79%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.32%) Windows
2 12 (9.45%) Linux
2 12 (9.45%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.15%) Solaris
4 4 (3.15%) Unix
4 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) Debian
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (48.82%) Disaster Recovery
2 30 (23.62%) ITIL
3 26 (20.47%) Risk Management
4 24 (18.90%) Business Continuity Management
4 24 (18.90%) Project Management
5 22 (17.32%) BCP
5 22 (17.32%) Business Continuity Planning
6 21 (16.54%) Incident Management
7 20 (15.75%) Information Security
8 15 (11.81%) Data Protection
8 15 (11.81%) Security Management
9 14 (11.02%) Asset Management
9 14 (11.02%) Change Management
9 14 (11.02%) ITSM
10 13 (10.24%) Change Control
10 13 (10.24%) Information Assurance
10 13 (10.24%) Information Security Management
10 13 (10.24%) ISMS
11 12 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.30%) Java
2 4 (3.15%) SQL
3 3 (2.36%) C
4 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) AWK
5 1 (0.79%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.79%) C++
5 1 (0.79%) Delphi
5 1 (0.79%) Korn
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
5 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (11.81%) Degree
1 15 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.57%) CISA
4 2 (1.57%) CISM
4 2 (1.57%) CISSP
4 2 (1.57%) CLAS
4 2 (1.57%) PgMP
4 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) MCSE
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.24%) JSP 440
3 12 (9.45%) RMADS
4 11 (8.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 11 (8.66%) PCI DSS
5 8 (6.30%) QA
6 4 (3.15%) ISO22301
6 4 (3.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.79%) BS25999
7 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (10.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.15%) vSphere
4 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.79%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (10.24%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.36%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.36%) NetCrunch
3 1 (0.79%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.79%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
3 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (15.75%) VMware
2 19 (14.96%) Cisco
3 13 (10.24%) EMC
3 13 (10.24%) HP
3 13 (10.24%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.45%) Remedy
5 10 (7.87%) Juniper
6 8 (6.30%) NetApp
6 8 (6.30%) Palo Alto
7 7 (5.51%) BMC
8 6 (4.72%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.94%) Oracle
9 5 (3.94%) Symantec
10 4 (3.15%) Avaya
10 4 (3.15%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.15%) BT
10 4 (3.15%) Citrix
10 4 (3.15%) F5
10 4 (3.15%) IBM
11 3 (2.36%) Splunk