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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 378 349 395
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +46
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 246 258 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.66% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 129 123
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.71% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 7
Average hourly rate £25.75 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £16.26 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £27.53 £28.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +5.26%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
England -24 229 £400 - 98
London -24 89 £450 +5.88% 30
South East +7 41 £375 -3.84% 20
City of London +14 27 £450 +4.65% 6
West Midlands -5 21 £400 +19.40% 9
Yorkshire +9 19 £365 -8.75% 9
North West -3 19 £425 +84.78% 12
South West -41 16 £450 +12.50% 7
West Yorkshire +10 15 £365 -8.75% 8
Hampshire -2 15 £360 -22.16% 2
East of England -21 14 £375 +2.73% 11
Surrey -1 11 £313 -37.50% 3
Leeds +8 10 £375 - 5
Scotland -10 8 £326 +45.00% 7
Berkshire +6 7 £475 - 3
Manchester -12 7 £300 +114.28% 7
Bristol - 7 £450 - 2
Essex -9 6 £375 +4.16%
Merseyside +5 5 £475 +46.15% 2
North East -31 5 - -
Shropshire - 5 - -
Hertfordshire - 5 £375 - 9
Leicestershire +6 4 £388 -
East Midlands +2 4 £388 +6.89% 1
Birmingham -1 4 £400 -9.34% 3
Edinburgh -1 4 £326 - 4
Warwickshire -5 4 £410 - 3
South Wales -10 4 £463 -5.12% 1
Wiltshire -12 4 £450 +7.14% 2
Cardiff -12 4 £463 -5.12% 1

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 202 (37.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 142 (26.49%) Finance
3 136 (25.37%) ITIL
4 118 (22.01%) Windows
5 105 (19.59%) Business Continuity Planning
6 97 (18.10%) BCP
7 83 (15.49%) Microsoft
8 75 (13.99%) Degree
9 72 (13.43%) Project Management
10 67 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 62 (11.57%) Service Management
12 58 (10.82%) Firewall
12 58 (10.82%) Risk Management
12 58 (10.82%) Security Cleared
13 57 (10.63%) Linux
13 57 (10.63%) MS Excel
14 56 (10.45%) VMware
14 56 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 55 (10.26%) Active Directory
16 54 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 53 (9.89%) Cisco
18 52 (9.70%) Change Management
18 52 (9.70%) Information Security
18 52 (9.70%) Management Information System
19 47 (8.77%) UNIX
19 47 (8.77%) SQL
20 46 (8.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 44 (8.21%) MS Office
22 42 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
23 41 (7.65%) Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 25 (4.66%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.43%) Apache
4 12 (2.24%) IIS
4 12 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.49%) Lync
7 7 (1.31%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.12%) CMS
8 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.12%) Drupal
9 5 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.56%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.56%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.21%) MS Office
3 16 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.61%) MS Project
5 4 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) Summit
3 2 (0.37%) ZaiNet
3 2 (0.37%) Endur
3 2 (0.37%) Aligne
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.19%) Agresso
4 1 (0.19%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.87%) Office 365
2 5 (0.93%) PaaS
3 3 (0.56%) Heroku
3 3 (0.56%) SaaS
3 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.56%) IaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.82%) Firewall
2 35 (6.53%) LAN
2 35 (6.53%) SAN
3 33 (6.16%) Network Security
3 33 (6.16%) WAN
4 32 (5.97%) DNS
5 24 (4.48%) Wireless
6 20 (3.73%) Internet
6 20 (3.73%) SSL
7 19 (3.54%) VPN
8 17 (3.17%) VoIP
9 14 (2.61%) MPLS
9 14 (2.61%) DHCP
9 14 (2.61%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (1.49%) VLAN
10 8 (1.49%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.31%) DSL
11 7 (1.31%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.87%) RDBMS
4 9 (1.68%) Ingres
5 8 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.93%) MySQL
8 4 (0.75%) MS Access
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.56%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.19%) OLTP
11 1 (0.19%) DTS
11 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (1.49%) PHPUnit
2 5 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.37%) Subversion
4 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.37%) JIRA
5 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.19%) MSI
5 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
General
1 142 (26.49%) Finance
2 33 (6.16%) Banking
3 19 (3.54%) Legal
3 19 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.61%) Retail
5 12 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.87%) Marketing
7 9 (1.68%) Back Office
8 7 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.12%) Front Office
9 6 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.75%) Law
10 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.56%) Local Government
11 3 (0.56%) Billing
11 3 (0.56%) Advertising
11 3 (0.56%) Military
12 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (18.10%) Analyst
2 36 (6.72%) Architect
2 36 (6.72%) Service Manager
3 34 (6.34%) Consultant
4 32 (5.97%) Project Manager
5 26 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (4.66%) Business Analyst
7 19 (3.54%) Security Engineer
7 19 (3.54%) Support Analyst
8 17 (3.17%) Administrator
8 17 (3.17%) Project Engineer
9 16 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (2.80%) Developer
10 15 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (2.80%) Security Analyst
11 13 (2.43%) Applications Support
12 12 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
12 12 (2.24%) Business Manager
13 11 (2.05%) Service Continuity Manager
13 11 (2.05%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.54%) Middleware
2 11 (2.05%) Web Services
3 8 (1.49%) HTML
3 8 (1.49%) XML
4 7 (1.31%) JSP
4 7 (1.31%) .NET
5 6 (1.12%) EJB
6 4 (0.75%) J2EE
6 4 (0.75%) CSS
6 4 (0.75%) Flash
6 4 (0.75%) XHTML
6 4 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.56%) Laravel
7 3 (0.56%) CGI
7 3 (0.56%) JDBC
7 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.56%) DAO
7 3 (0.56%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.37%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.37%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 31 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.43%) Replication
5 12 (2.24%) Clustering
6 9 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.68%) Statistics
7 8 (1.49%) NHS
7 8 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.49%) RMADS
8 7 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.31%) CESG
9 6 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.93%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.93%) PMI
10 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.93%) Economics
11 4 (0.75%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 118 (22.01%) Windows
2 57 (10.63%) Linux
3 56 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (8.77%) UNIX
6 32 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (4.85%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.68%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.75%) Solaris
11 4 (0.75%) VMS
12 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.56%) AIX
13 2 (0.37%) SUSE
13 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.37%) HPUX
13 2 (0.37%) Android
13 2 (0.37%) VME
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (37.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 136 (25.37%) ITIL
3 105 (19.59%) Business Continuity Planning
4 97 (18.10%) BCP
5 72 (13.43%) Project Management
6 67 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 62 (11.57%) Service Management
8 58 (10.82%) Risk Management
9 52 (9.70%) Change Management
9 52 (9.70%) Information Security
10 41 (7.65%) Business Continuity Management
10 41 (7.65%) Migration
11 40 (7.46%) PRINCE2
12 34 (6.34%) Change Control
12 34 (6.34%) Problem Management
13 30 (5.60%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (5.60%) Security Architecture
14 29 (5.41%) Incident Management
15 23 (4.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.77%) SQL
2 31 (5.78%) Java
3 23 (4.29%) PowerShell
4 16 (2.99%) Perl
5 11 (2.05%) PHP
5 11 (2.05%) C
6 8 (1.49%) C#
7 7 (1.31%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.12%) Korn
8 6 (1.12%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.12%) VB
8 6 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.93%) C++
9 5 (0.93%) VBA
10 4 (0.75%) VBScript
10 4 (0.75%) Python
11 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.56%) Ruby
12 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.19%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 75 (13.99%) Degree
2 58 (10.82%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 24 (4.48%) CISA
5 21 (3.92%) CISSP
6 18 (3.36%) CISM
6 18 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.17%) CCNA
8 15 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (2.61%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.24%) ISEB
11 9 (1.68%) CRISC
11 9 (1.68%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (1.49%) CCNP
13 7 (1.31%) MCSE
14 6 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.75%) CEH
15 4 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (5.97%) SLA
3 17 (3.17%) QA
4 11 (2.05%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.68%) BS25999
5 9 (1.68%) ISO 9000
5 9 (1.68%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.31%) ISO 14001
7 6 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.12%) COBIT
8 2 (0.37%) GxP
8 2 (0.37%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.19%) P3O
9 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.68%) XenApp
5 7 (1.31%) NLBS
6 4 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.75%) NFS
6 4 (0.75%) Xen
6 4 (0.75%) vSphere
6 4 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.56%) RHEV
8 2 (0.37%) RACF
8 2 (0.37%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 22 (4.10%) SCCM
1 22 (4.10%) SCOM
2 6 (1.12%) WSUS
2 6 (1.12%) Puppet
3 5 (0.93%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.75%) HP NNM
4 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (0.75%) OpenView
4 4 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.37%) Nessus
6 2 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.37%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.19%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.19%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 83 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.45%) VMware
3 53 (9.89%) Cisco
4 38 (7.09%) Oracle
5 30 (5.60%) Citrix
6 27 (5.04%) HP
7 26 (4.85%) EMC
8 21 (3.92%) Juniper
9 19 (3.54%) F5
10 18 (3.36%) IBM
11 14 (2.61%) NetApp
12 13 (2.43%) Sybase
12 13 (2.43%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.24%) SAP
14 10 (1.87%) Intel
15 7 (1.31%) Ruckus Wireless
15 7 (1.31%) Websense
15 7 (1.31%) Blue Coat
16 6 (1.12%) Remedy
16 6 (1.12%) JBoss
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