The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 306 387 365
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -22
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 327 159 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 100 119
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £500 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £383 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.57% +5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 2 14
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.22% -39.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.55 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.95 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £17.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+55.88% -38.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +42 312 £400 - 96
London +38 157 £425 +4.93% 34
South East +34 65 £363 -23.68% 22
City of London -8 32 £475 +15.15% 11
West Midlands +13 31 £360 - 6
Surrey +12 22 £370 -7.50% 6
South West -7 18 £400 -6.15% 6
Staines +17 17 £388 -3.12% 1
Berkshire -5 16 £400 -20.00% 5
Hampshire +18 14 £325 -40.90% 2
North West -16 11 £361 -13.65% 8
Scotland -1 10 £384 +2.33% 4
East of England -23 10 £368 +33.63% 9
Yorkshire -23 9 £413 +25.95% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £425 - 6
Edinburgh -20 7 £426 - 1
Devon - 7 - -
Coventry -3 6 £360 -
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £320 +16.36% 2
Manchester -8 6 £396 +164.00% 3
Milton Keynes -11 6 £425 - 5
West Yorkshire -22 6 £325 -0.76% 4
Newbury - 6 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £254 - 3
Wolverhampton -6 5 £301 -
Leeds -16 5 £325 - 1
Exeter - 5 - -
Reading -3 4 £431 -13.75% 3
East Midlands -7 4 £140 -49.09% 2
Essex - 4 £368 - 1

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 199 (37.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 170 (32.44%) ITIL
3 138 (26.34%) Windows
4 128 (24.43%) Finance
5 109 (20.80%) Microsoft
6 87 (16.60%) Project Management
7 85 (16.22%) SQL
8 82 (15.65%) Service Delivery
9 77 (14.69%) Business Continuity Planning
10 75 (14.31%) Risk Management
10 75 (14.31%) Active Directory
11 72 (13.74%) UNIX
12 66 (12.60%) Management Information System
13 62 (11.83%) VMware
14 61 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 60 (11.45%) BCP
16 58 (11.07%) Linux
16 58 (11.07%) Information Security
17 57 (10.88%) Oracle
17 57 (10.88%) SLA
17 57 (10.88%) Business Continuity Management
18 55 (10.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 55 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 52 (9.92%) Change Management
20 51 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (9.54%) Service Management
22 49 (9.35%) SQL Server
22 49 (9.35%) MS Excel
23 48 (9.16%) Security Cleared
24 47 (8.97%) Degree

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 47 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.02%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.96%) IIS
4 18 (3.44%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.10%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.91%) Apache
9 10 (1.91%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.34%) Drupal
10 7 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.34%) CICS
11 6 (1.15%) Lync
12 5 (0.95%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.95%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 49 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 45 (8.59%) MS Office
3 18 (3.44%) MS Project
4 11 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Aligne
1 9 (1.72%) Endur
1 9 (1.72%) ZaiNet
2 7 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle BRM
4 4 (0.76%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.57%) SAP FI-FM
5 3 (0.57%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.38%) Summit
6 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.19%) Agresso
7 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.19%) BASE24
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.15%) Office 365
2 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.38%) SaaS
3 2 (0.38%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) IaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Heroku
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.68%) SAN
2 30 (5.73%) Firewall
3 29 (5.53%) LAN
4 21 (4.01%) WAN
5 19 (3.63%) DNS
6 16 (3.05%) Internet
7 12 (2.29%) LDAP
7 12 (2.29%) DHCP
8 11 (2.10%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.10%) VoIP
8 11 (2.10%) MPLS
9 10 (1.91%) SNMP
9 10 (1.91%) SSL
9 10 (1.91%) Network Security
10 9 (1.72%) NAS
10 9 (1.72%) FTP
11 8 (1.53%) Wireless
11 8 (1.53%) Intranet
11 8 (1.53%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.77%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.10%) MySQL
4 11 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.34%) BusinessObjects XI
7 7 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.15%) SAP BW
8 6 (1.15%) SAP BI
8 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (0.95%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.76%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 10 (1.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.95%) PHPUnit
2 5 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.76%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 128 (24.43%) Finance
2 34 (6.49%) Banking
3 29 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.10%) Legal
6 10 (1.91%) Retail
7 9 (1.72%) Back Office
8 8 (1.53%) Marketing
9 7 (1.34%) Games
9 7 (1.34%) Billing
10 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.95%) German Language
11 5 (0.95%) Law
12 4 (0.76%) Publishing
12 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.57%) Advertising
14 2 (0.38%) Local Government
14 2 (0.38%) Military
14 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 96 (18.32%) Analyst
2 47 (8.97%) Consultant
3 45 (8.59%) Architect
4 40 (7.63%) Administrator
5 27 (5.15%) Project Manager
6 22 (4.20%) Service Manager
7 21 (4.01%) Developer
8 20 (3.82%) Business Analyst
9 17 (3.24%) Business Manager
10 16 (3.05%) Security Manager
10 16 (3.05%) Support Analyst
11 15 (2.86%) DBA
11 15 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
12 14 (2.67%) Risk Manager
12 14 (2.67%) Information Manager
12 14 (2.67%) Information Security Manager
13 13 (2.48%) Business Continuity Manager
14 12 (2.29%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (2.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.20%) .NET
2 20 (3.82%) Middleware
3 17 (3.24%) Web Services
3 17 (3.24%) XML
4 10 (1.91%) J2EE
5 9 (1.72%) HTML
6 5 (0.95%) Application Packaging
6 5 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.76%) EJB
7 4 (0.76%) CSS
7 4 (0.76%) JSP
8 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.57%) WSDL
8 3 (0.57%) XHTML
8 3 (0.57%) Flash
8 3 (0.57%) SOAP
8 3 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.57%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.38%) jQuery
10 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.60%) Management Information System
2 25 (4.77%) Clustering
3 22 (4.20%) Blackberry
4 19 (3.63%) Fat Client
4 19 (3.63%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.67%) Replication
6 12 (2.29%) NHS
7 10 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.53%) CESG
10 7 (1.34%) RMADS
10 7 (1.34%) Online Games
10 7 (1.34%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.15%) Open Source
12 5 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.76%) PKI
13 4 (0.76%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.76%) PMI
13 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 138 (26.34%) Windows
2 72 (13.74%) UNIX
3 61 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (11.07%) Linux
5 55 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (4.20%) Windows 7
7 19 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.05%) Windows XP
9 15 (2.86%) Solaris
10 7 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.76%) AIX
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.19%) HPUX
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (37.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 170 (32.44%) ITIL
3 87 (16.60%) Project Management
4 82 (15.65%) Service Delivery
5 77 (14.69%) Business Continuity Planning
6 75 (14.31%) Risk Management
7 60 (11.45%) BCP
8 58 (11.07%) Information Security
9 57 (10.88%) Business Continuity Management
10 52 (9.92%) Change Management
11 50 (9.54%) Service Management
12 45 (8.59%) Incident Management
13 39 (7.44%) Problem Management
14 34 (6.49%) PRINCE2
14 34 (6.49%) Migration
15 28 (5.34%) Performance Management
16 25 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (4.58%) ERP
17 24 (4.58%) Data Protection
18 22 (4.20%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (16.22%) SQL
2 26 (4.96%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.63%) Java
4 14 (2.67%) C#
4 14 (2.67%) VB
5 9 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 9 (1.72%) VBScript
5 9 (1.72%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.53%) C
6 8 (1.53%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.34%) ActionScript 2.0
7 7 (1.34%) Perl
7 7 (1.34%) PHP
7 7 (1.34%) ActionScript
7 7 (1.34%) Korn
8 5 (0.95%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.76%) Python
9 4 (0.76%) VBA
9 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 48 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.97%) Degree
3 29 (5.53%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (4.39%) MCSE
6 21 (4.01%) CISSP
7 19 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (2.67%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.48%) CISA
9 13 (2.48%) CISM
10 9 (1.72%) MCSA
11 8 (1.53%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.53%) ISEB
12 7 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.15%) CCA
13 6 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.95%) CCNA
14 5 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (10.88%) SLA
2 55 (10.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (3.63%) QA
4 18 (3.44%) BS25999
5 15 (2.86%) COBIT
6 12 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (2.29%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.15%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.95%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.76%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.57%) HL7
11 2 (0.38%) GCP
11 2 (0.38%) GxP
12 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.19%) BS7799
System Software
1 75 (14.31%) Active Directory
2 51 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.82%) XenApp
4 19 (3.63%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (1.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 8 (1.53%) Xen
7 7 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (1.15%) vSphere
9 5 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.95%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.76%) NFS
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.19%) NLBS
13 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (4.58%) SCCM
2 23 (4.39%) NetBackup
3 13 (2.48%) SCOM
4 11 (2.10%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.34%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.15%) Foglight
6 6 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.76%) WMI
8 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.76%) OpenView
9 3 (0.57%) WSUS
9 3 (0.57%) Puppet
9 3 (0.57%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.38%) MOM
10 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.19%) SCSM
11 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 109 (20.80%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.83%) VMware
3 57 (10.88%) Oracle
4 44 (8.40%) Citrix
5 32 (6.11%) Cisco
6 29 (5.53%) HP
7 26 (4.96%) SAP
8 23 (4.39%) IBM
9 21 (4.01%) Symantec
10 18 (3.44%) NetApp
11 15 (2.86%) EMC
12 14 (2.67%) Intel
13 13 (2.48%) Remedy
14 12 (2.29%) Sun
15 11 (2.10%) Cyber-Ark
16 10 (1.91%) Juniper
17 8 (1.53%) Business Objects
18 6 (1.15%) CheckPoint
18 6 (1.15%) Veritas
18 6 (1.15%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 600 to 700 per day GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hudson - London
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Uxbridge
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £51 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Powys
Interquest - Korus Group - Chester
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £332 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £140 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Chelmsford
Hudson - London
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago