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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 197 213 206
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 62 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.38% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £322 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £588 £966
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
- -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £13.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.01% -36.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+45.77% -18.33%
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
7159 6083 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.12% 71.32% 69.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3270 2872
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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
Hampshire -1 25 £360 -33.79%
Berkshire +8 11 £375 -36.17% 3
Surrey - 8 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire -17 7 £425 +13.33% 4
East Sussex -3 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -24 2 £525 +41.89% 2
Sussex - 2 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £295 - 2
Kent -6 1 £330 - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 42 (40.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 25 (24.27%) ITIL
3 23 (22.33%) Windows
4 22 (21.36%) BCP
5 21 (20.39%) Microsoft
6 20 (19.42%) Business Continuity Planning
7 19 (18.45%) Security Cleared
8 17 (16.50%) VMware
8 17 (16.50%) LAN
9 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
10 15 (14.56%) SAN
10 15 (14.56%) Telecoms
11 14 (13.59%) Active Directory
11 14 (13.59%) WAN
11 14 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (12.62%) Information Security
12 13 (12.62%) HP
12 13 (12.62%) Finance
13 12 (11.65%) Project Management
14 11 (10.68%) Service Management
14 11 (10.68%) CISA
14 11 (10.68%) TCP/IP
14 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
14 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (9.71%) Business Continuity Management
15 10 (9.71%) Cisco
15 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
16 9 (8.74%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 7 (6.80%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.91%) IIS
3 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.91%) Lync
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.97%) JBoss
5 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.97%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
3 5 (4.85%) MS Project
4 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.50%) LAN
2 15 (14.56%) SAN
3 14 (13.59%) WAN
4 11 (10.68%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.77%) VoIP
6 7 (6.80%) DNS
6 7 (6.80%) DHCP
7 6 (5.83%) IP Telephony
8 5 (4.85%) PBX
8 5 (4.85%) LDAP
9 4 (3.88%) ISDN
9 4 (3.88%) Internet
9 4 (3.88%) Firewall
9 4 (3.88%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.94%) Intranet
11 2 (1.94%) VPN
12 1 (0.97%) Wireless
12 1 (0.97%) MPLS
12 1 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.91%) OLTP
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 15 (14.56%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.62%) Finance
3 6 (5.83%) Legal
4 5 (4.85%) Publishing
4 5 (4.85%) Retail
5 3 (2.91%) Advertising
6 2 (1.94%) Automotive
6 2 (1.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.97%) Electronics
7 1 (0.97%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (10.68%) Project Manager
1 11 (10.68%) Analyst
2 8 (7.77%) Auditor
3 6 (5.83%) VoIP Engineer
3 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (5.83%) Consultant
3 6 (5.83%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (4.85%) Information Security Specialist
4 5 (4.85%) Information Specialist
4 5 (4.85%) Business Manager
4 5 (4.85%) Test Analyst
4 5 (4.85%) Security Specialist
5 4 (3.88%) Business Continuity Manager
5 4 (3.88%) Architect
5 4 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (3.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (3.88%) IT Auditor
5 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (2.91%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) Flash
2 2 (1.94%) HTML
2 2 (1.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.80%) Clustering
3 6 (5.83%) IVR
3 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.83%) Replication
4 5 (4.85%) PKI
5 2 (1.94%) AS400
5 2 (1.94%) iSeries
6 1 (0.97%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.97%) DTV
6 1 (0.97%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.97%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Windows
2 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.85%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.88%) Linux
7 1 (0.97%) NetWare
7 1 (0.97%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 25 (24.27%) ITIL
3 22 (21.36%) BCP
4 20 (19.42%) Business Continuity Planning
5 13 (12.62%) Information Security
6 12 (11.65%) Project Management
7 11 (10.68%) Service Management
8 10 (9.71%) Business Continuity Management
9 9 (8.74%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.80%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.80%) System Testing
11 6 (5.83%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.83%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.83%) Line Management
11 6 (5.83%) ITSM
11 6 (5.83%) Migration
11 6 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.85%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.85%) Coaching
12 5 (4.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.77%) SQL
2 5 (4.85%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.97%) C
4 1 (0.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.68%) CISA
4 8 (7.77%) CISM
5 7 (6.80%) CCNA
5 7 (6.80%) CISSP
5 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.80%) CRISC
6 5 (4.85%) Degree
7 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.91%) ACCA
7 3 (2.91%) QiCA
8 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.94%) ISEB
8 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.94%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.97%) MCP
9 1 (0.97%) MCSE
9 1 (0.97%) CCIE
9 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.88%) QA
3 3 (2.91%) BS25999
3 3 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (13.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.97%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) SCOM
2 4 (3.88%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.88%) SCCM
3 3 (2.91%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.91%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 21 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.50%) VMware
3 13 (12.62%) HP
4 10 (9.71%) Cisco
5 7 (6.80%) Juniper
5 7 (6.80%) 3PAR
6 5 (4.85%) Citrix
7 4 (3.88%) NetApp
8 3 (2.91%) BMC
8 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.91%) Symantec
8 3 (2.91%) McAfee
8 3 (2.91%) IBM
8 3 (2.91%) SAP
8 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.91%) Brocade
8 3 (2.91%) Becrypt
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle
9 2 (1.94%) EMC
10 1 (0.97%) Dell
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