The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 363 313 365
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +52
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 260 303 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.74% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 193 142
Average daily rate
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£350 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 6
Average hourly rate £24.75 £22.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.79% +5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.13 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £28.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-34.09% +12.82%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42683 40843 36923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 76.03% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27538 25481 22182
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1208 1092
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Continuity within the UK.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity within the UK.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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
England -50 244 £350 -10.82% 77
London -17 111 £345 -16.86% 34
South East -19 61 £325 -10.34% 16
City of London -11 27 £338 -18.67% 7
Hampshire +8 26 £317 -20.71% 1
South West +5 24 £460 +25.17% 6
Berkshire +12 12 £275 -33.33% 8
Scotland +7 11 £350 -16.16% 5
Surrey -8 10 £350 -2.77% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £493 +146.25% 1
Yorkshire -22 9 £294 -20.60% 10
North West -24 9 £488 +47.16% 3
East of England -11 8 £400 -23.80% 6
West Midlands -16 8 £400 +11.11% 2
Somerset +16 7 £488 +62.50%
East Midlands -10 7 £650 +52.94%
Manchester -14 7 £700 +111.32% 1
Taunton - 7 £488 -
Milton Keynes +4 6 £455 +127.50% 1
Hook -3 6 £338 -23.08%
Edinburgh +4 5 £350 -16.16% 2
Bromley -2 5 £245 -9.25% 1
North East -13 5 £223 -42.58% 1
Bristol +3 4 £385 -14.44%
Glasgow +2 4 £400 +66.66% 1
Southampton -2 4 £363 -14.70%
Exeter -4 4 £425 -
Devon -8 4 £425 -
West Yorkshire -11 4 £238 -33.56% 10
Tyne and Wear - 4 £225 -

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 223 (45.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 139 (28.54%) ITIL
3 106 (21.77%) Business Continuity Planning
4 101 (20.74%) BCP
5 99 (20.33%) Microsoft
6 96 (19.71%) Windows
7 93 (19.10%) Finance
8 79 (16.22%) Service Delivery
9 78 (16.02%) Firewall
10 73 (14.99%) Cisco
10 73 (14.99%) Active Directory
11 72 (14.78%) SQL
11 72 (14.78%) Service Management
12 71 (14.58%) VMware
13 68 (13.96%) WAN
14 67 (13.76%) Security Cleared
15 65 (13.35%) Data Centre
16 59 (12.11%) LAN
17 58 (11.91%) Project Management
18 57 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 55 (11.29%) Incident Management
20 54 (11.09%) Degree
21 53 (10.88%) MS Excel
22 52 (10.68%) SQL Server
22 52 (10.68%) MS Office
22 52 (10.68%) Migration
23 47 (9.65%) Information Security
24 45 (9.24%) Problem Management
25 44 (9.03%) SC Cleared
25 44 (9.03%) Management Information System

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (8.01%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.72%) IIS
4 21 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.05%) Lync
6 9 (1.85%) CMS
7 8 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.82%) Apache
9 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.82%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 52 (10.68%) MS Office
3 17 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.26%) MS Project
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.41%) Summit
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.44%) SaaS
2 6 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.03%) PaaS
3 5 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.82%) IaaS
5 3 (0.62%) Yammer
6 2 (0.41%) Office 365
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (16.02%) Firewall
2 68 (13.96%) WAN
3 59 (12.11%) LAN
4 40 (8.21%) MPLS
5 36 (7.39%) Internet
6 33 (6.78%) SAN
7 25 (5.13%) Wireless
8 22 (4.52%) DSL
9 20 (4.11%) VPN
10 19 (3.90%) BIG-IP
10 19 (3.90%) VLAN
11 18 (3.70%) TCP/IP
12 16 (3.29%) VoIP
13 14 (2.87%) NAS
14 13 (2.67%) DNS
14 13 (2.67%) DMZ
15 12 (2.46%) SNMP
15 12 (2.46%) LDAP
16 11 (2.26%) DHCP
17 10 (2.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.31%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.05%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
7 10 (2.05%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.64%) DTS
9 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.44%) SSDT
10 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.23%) MS Access
10 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.03%) OLTP
12 4 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.62%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.44%) LoadRunner
3 4 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.62%) Introscope
4 3 (0.62%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) GCC
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (19.10%) Finance
2 32 (6.57%) Banking
3 26 (5.34%) Retail
4 20 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.70%) Legal
6 8 (1.64%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.44%) Local Government
8 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.23%) Law
9 5 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.03%) Marketing
10 4 (0.82%) Automotive
10 4 (0.82%) Back Office
11 3 (0.62%) Front Office
11 3 (0.62%) Advertising
11 3 (0.62%) Billing
12 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 130 (26.69%) Analyst
2 42 (8.62%) Business Analyst
3 40 (8.21%) Project Manager
4 33 (6.78%) Architect
4 33 (6.78%) Service Manager
5 27 (5.54%) Test Analyst
6 23 (4.72%) Consultant
7 22 (4.52%) Services Delivery Manager
7 22 (4.52%) Delivery Manager
8 19 (3.90%) Operations Analyst
9 18 (3.70%) Security Manager
10 16 (3.29%) Business Manager
10 16 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (3.29%) Technical Architect
11 15 (3.08%) Administrator
12 14 (2.87%) DBA
13 13 (2.67%) Incident Manager
13 13 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
14 12 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.46%) .NET
2 11 (2.26%) XML
3 7 (1.44%) HTML
3 7 (1.44%) Web Services
4 5 (1.03%) XMPP
5 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.82%) Java EE
6 3 (0.62%) CSS
7 2 (0.41%) JSP
7 2 (0.41%) Middleware
7 2 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.41%) JSON
7 2 (0.41%) CAML
7 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.21%) RESTful
8 1 (0.21%) HTML5
8 1 (0.21%) REST
8 1 (0.21%) CSS3
8 1 (0.21%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.35%) Data Centre
2 44 (9.03%) Management Information System
3 29 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.34%) Replication
5 24 (4.93%) Blackberry
6 18 (3.70%) NHS
7 16 (3.29%) Clustering
8 14 (2.87%) Thin Client
8 14 (2.87%) Fat Client
9 13 (2.67%) Client/Server
10 12 (2.46%) Computer Science
11 11 (2.26%) PKI
11 11 (2.26%) EMC VNX
12 10 (2.05%) Celerra
13 9 (1.85%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.44%) Performance Metrics
15 5 (1.03%) iPad
16 4 (0.82%) IVR
16 4 (0.82%) CMDB
16 4 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 96 (19.71%) Windows
2 43 (8.83%) Linux
3 36 (7.39%) UNIX
4 32 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (4.93%) Windows 7
7 16 (3.29%) Solaris
8 10 (2.05%) FreeBSD
9 8 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.82%) Android
11 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.41%) AIX
12 2 (0.41%) HPUX
12 2 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.21%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (45.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 139 (28.54%) ITIL
3 106 (21.77%) Business Continuity Planning
4 101 (20.74%) BCP
5 79 (16.22%) Service Delivery
6 72 (14.78%) Service Management
7 58 (11.91%) Project Management
8 55 (11.29%) Incident Management
9 52 (10.68%) Migration
10 47 (9.65%) Information Security
11 45 (9.24%) Problem Management
12 40 (8.21%) Change Management
13 34 (6.98%) PRINCE2
14 32 (6.57%) Performance Management
15 29 (5.95%) Change Control
15 29 (5.95%) ITSM
16 28 (5.75%) Time Management
16 28 (5.75%) Business Continuity Management
17 27 (5.54%) Test Scripting
18 26 (5.34%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (14.78%) SQL
2 18 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 14 (2.87%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.46%) Java
5 7 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.44%) C#
5 7 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.23%) Perl
7 5 (1.03%) PHP
7 5 (1.03%) Ruby
7 5 (1.03%) C++
8 4 (0.82%) C
9 3 (0.62%) VBScript
9 3 (0.62%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.41%) C-shell
10 2 (0.41%) Korn
11 1 (0.21%) Scala
11 1 (0.21%) ABAP
11 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.09%) Degree
3 44 (9.03%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (5.13%) CCNA
6 18 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (2.87%) CISSP
7 14 (2.87%) MCSE
8 12 (2.46%) CISM
9 10 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.05%) CISA
10 9 (1.85%) ISEB
11 7 (1.44%) CCNP
12 6 (1.23%) BC Cleared
13 5 (1.03%) CRISC
13 5 (1.03%) MCTS
14 4 (0.82%) MCITP
14 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.82%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.42%) SLA
2 38 (7.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.87%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.85%) QA
5 7 (1.44%) BS25999
6 6 (1.23%) BS7799
7 5 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.62%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.62%) COBIT
9 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.21%) TickIT
10 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 73 (14.99%) Active Directory
2 57 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.90%) NLBS
5 16 (3.29%) XenApp
6 13 (2.67%) vSphere
7 12 (2.46%) VMware ESX
8 11 (2.26%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.85%) Xen
10 8 (1.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.62%) Snort
13 3 (0.62%) Squid
13 3 (0.62%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.41%) XenServer
15 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 22 (4.52%) WSUS
2 14 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.05%) WMI
4 8 (1.64%) Nessus
5 7 (1.44%) SCCM
6 6 (1.23%) SCOM
7 5 (1.03%) Puppet
7 5 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.82%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.62%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.62%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.62%) Nagios
10 2 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.41%) Icinga
11 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.21%) Opsview
11 1 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 99 (20.33%) Microsoft
2 73 (14.99%) Cisco
3 71 (14.58%) VMware
4 38 (7.80%) CheckPoint
5 36 (7.39%) Citrix
6 28 (5.75%) Oracle
7 25 (5.13%) HP
8 17 (3.49%) SolarWinds
9 15 (3.08%) EMC
9 15 (3.08%) SAP
10 14 (2.87%) BMC
11 12 (2.46%) NetApp
11 12 (2.46%) Business Objects
12 9 (1.85%) Remedy
13 8 (1.64%) Nortel
13 8 (1.64%) Juniper
14 7 (1.44%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.23%) Websense
15 6 (1.23%) NetScout
16 5 (1.03%) F5
London
Lockton Companies
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £380 - 440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £240 - 440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £100000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hospira UK Ltd
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus pension and 22 days holiday per
Posted: 23 days ago
South West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago