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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 375 338 369
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +31
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 244 259 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 130 124
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 9
Average hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.63 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.34 £25.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.63 £19.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.55% +3.94%

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -19 232 £400 -2.73% 79
London -29 94 £450 +2.85% 27
South East -11 41 £375 -3.22% 11
City of London +8 29 £450 +1.12% 7
North West -5 19 £425 +30.76% 7
South West -21 19 £368 +5.75% 5
Yorkshire +13 17 £365 +62.22% 6
West Midlands +4 16 £395 +6.75% 5
West Yorkshire +6 13 £365 +62.22% 6
Hampshire -2 12 £365 -21.08%
Wiltshire -5 12 £368 -12.50% 1
East of England -22 12 £375 +4.16% 12
East Midlands +7 10 £394 +8.62% 3
Leeds +11 9 £375 - 3
Surrey -2 9 £338 -32.50% 2
Berkshire +7 7 £475 - 3
Northamptonshire +6 6 £444 +10.93% 1
Manchester -7 6 £300 +114.28% 3
Swindon -8 6 £368 -12.50% 1
Essex -8 6 £375 +7.91%
Northampton +9 5 £425 +6.25%
Cheshire -1 5 £350 +7.69% 3
Leicestershire +8 4 £388 - 1
Merseyside +5 4 £475 +46.15%
Birmingham 0 4 £400 -9.34% 4
Warwickshire -7 4 £410 -
North East -22 4 - -
Scotland -23 4 £475 +90.00% 6
Bristol - 4 £500 - 2
Reading +7 3 £700 -

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 208 (37.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 156 (28.42%) ITIL
3 138 (25.14%) Finance
4 128 (23.32%) Windows
5 96 (17.49%) Microsoft
6 94 (17.12%) Business Continuity Planning
7 82 (14.94%) BCP
8 77 (14.03%) Project Management
9 68 (12.39%) Service Delivery
9 68 (12.39%) Security Cleared
10 67 (12.20%) Service Management
11 62 (11.29%) Degree
12 61 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 61 (11.11%) Risk Management
13 60 (10.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 59 (10.75%) UNIX
14 59 (10.75%) Cisco
15 58 (10.56%) Active Directory
15 58 (10.56%) Management Information System
16 57 (10.38%) Firewall
16 57 (10.38%) SQL
17 56 (10.20%) VMware
18 55 (10.02%) Linux
19 54 (9.84%) Information Security
19 54 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
19 54 (9.84%) Business Continuity Management
20 52 (9.47%) MS Office
20 52 (9.47%) Change Management
20 52 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
21 45 (8.20%) Oracle

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 33 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.46%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.10%) IIS
4 13 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.00%) Apache
5 11 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.46%) Lync
7 8 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.28%) CMS
8 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.09%) Drupal
10 5 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.55%) CICS
12 3 (0.55%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 61 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 52 (9.47%) MS Office
3 18 (3.28%) MS Project
4 15 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.73%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.09%) Endur
2 6 (1.09%) ZaiNet
2 6 (1.09%) Aligne
3 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.73%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.36%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) BASE24
5 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.18%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.82%) Office 365
2 5 (0.91%) PaaS
3 4 (0.73%) SaaS
4 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.55%) Heroku
4 3 (0.55%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (10.38%) Firewall
2 37 (6.74%) LAN
2 37 (6.74%) SAN
3 31 (5.65%) WAN
4 29 (5.28%) Network Security
5 26 (4.74%) DNS
6 24 (4.37%) Wireless
7 23 (4.19%) Internet
8 22 (4.01%) SSL
9 19 (3.46%) VoIP
9 19 (3.46%) VPN
10 15 (2.73%) Reverse Proxy
11 14 (2.55%) MPLS
12 12 (2.19%) TCP/IP
13 10 (1.82%) DHCP
14 9 (1.64%) VLAN
15 7 (1.28%) BIG-IP
15 7 (1.28%) FTP
15 7 (1.28%) DSL
16 6 (1.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.19%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.46%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.28%) Ingres
5 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.91%) MySQL
6 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.73%) MS Access
7 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.55%) DataStage
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.18%) IDOL
9 1 (0.18%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.18%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.18%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio
1 6 (1.09%) PHPUnit
2 5 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.36%) Subversion
4 2 (0.36%) JIRA
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (0.18%) MSI
5 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
General
1 138 (25.14%) Finance
2 33 (6.01%) Banking
3 17 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.73%) Legal
5 14 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.37%) Retail
7 9 (1.64%) Back Office
8 8 (1.46%) Marketing
9 6 (1.09%) Front Office
9 6 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.73%) Military
11 4 (0.73%) Law
12 3 (0.55%) Billing
12 3 (0.55%) Local Government
12 3 (0.55%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) German Language
13 2 (0.36%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 91 (16.58%) Analyst
2 41 (7.47%) Service Manager
3 37 (6.74%) Architect
4 34 (6.19%) Project Manager
5 32 (5.83%) Consultant
5 32 (5.83%) Administrator
6 24 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (3.83%) Business Analyst
8 19 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (3.46%) Security Engineer
9 18 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
9 18 (3.28%) Project Engineer
10 16 (2.91%) Developer
10 16 (2.91%) Support Analyst
11 15 (2.73%) Business Continuity Manager
11 15 (2.73%) Business Manager
12 14 (2.55%) Information Manager
12 14 (2.55%) Delivery Manager
13 13 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.10%) Middleware
2 15 (2.73%) .NET
3 13 (2.37%) Web Services
3 13 (2.37%) XML
4 8 (1.46%) HTML
5 7 (1.28%) JSP
5 7 (1.28%) Flash
6 6 (1.09%) EJB
7 5 (0.91%) XHTML
8 4 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.73%) CSS
8 4 (0.73%) J2EE
9 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.36%) Java EE
10 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.18%) Itk
11 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.18%) JSON
11 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.56%) Management Information System
2 21 (3.83%) Blackberry
3 16 (2.91%) Replication
4 15 (2.73%) Clustering
5 11 (2.00%) NHS
5 11 (2.00%) RMADS
6 9 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.46%) CESG
7 8 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.28%) Statistics
8 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.09%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.91%) PMI
10 5 (0.91%) Economics
11 4 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (0.73%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.73%) Derivative
12 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 128 (23.32%) Windows
2 59 (10.75%) UNIX
3 55 (10.02%) Linux
4 54 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (5.65%) Windows 7
7 25 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.37%) Windows XP
9 9 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.46%) Solaris
11 5 (0.91%) AIX
11 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.36%) VMS
13 2 (0.36%) SUSE
14 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.18%) Android
14 1 (0.18%) HPUX
14 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (37.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 156 (28.42%) ITIL
3 94 (17.12%) Business Continuity Planning
4 82 (14.94%) BCP
5 77 (14.03%) Project Management
6 68 (12.39%) Service Delivery
7 67 (12.20%) Service Management
8 61 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 54 (9.84%) Information Security
9 54 (9.84%) Business Continuity Management
10 52 (9.47%) Change Management
11 45 (8.20%) Migration
12 39 (7.10%) PRINCE2
13 30 (5.46%) Problem Management
13 30 (5.46%) Change Control
14 29 (5.28%) Security Architecture
15 28 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (5.10%) Penetration Testing
16 26 (4.74%) Incident Management
17 23 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.38%) SQL
2 27 (4.92%) Java
3 19 (3.46%) PowerShell
4 14 (2.55%) Perl
5 11 (2.00%) C
5 11 (2.00%) C#
6 10 (1.82%) VB
7 9 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.64%) PHP
8 7 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.09%) Korn
10 5 (0.91%) VBA
10 5 (0.91%) C++
10 5 (0.91%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.73%) VBScript
11 4 (0.73%) Python
11 4 (0.73%) ActionScript
11 4 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 68 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 62 (11.29%) Degree
3 35 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.19%) CISA
5 22 (4.01%) CISSP
6 20 (3.64%) DV Cleared
7 19 (3.46%) CISM
8 18 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (2.91%) CCNA
10 11 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.82%) ISEB
12 9 (1.64%) MCSE
12 9 (1.64%) CCNP
12 9 (1.64%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.28%) CRISC
14 4 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.73%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (6.74%) SLA
3 20 (3.64%) QA
4 12 (2.19%) PCI DSS
5 11 (2.00%) BS25999
5 11 (2.00%) ISO 9000
6 10 (1.82%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.46%) ISO 14001
8 7 (1.28%) COBIT
9 6 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.36%) GCP
10 2 (0.36%) GxP
10 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.18%) P3O
11 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.18%) BS7799
System Software
1 58 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.82%) XenApp
5 7 (1.28%) NLBS
6 5 (0.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (0.91%) vSphere
6 5 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.73%) Xen
7 4 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.55%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.55%) RHEV
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.36%) NFS
9 2 (0.36%) RACF
10 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 20 (3.64%) SCCM
2 16 (2.91%) SCOM
3 13 (2.37%) NetBackup
4 12 (2.19%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.28%) WSUS
6 4 (0.73%) HP NNM
6 4 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.73%) OpenView
6 4 (0.73%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (0.73%) Puppet
7 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.18%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.18%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 96 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.75%) Cisco
3 56 (10.20%) VMware
4 45 (8.20%) Oracle
5 32 (5.83%) HP
6 28 (5.10%) IBM
7 25 (4.55%) Citrix
8 24 (4.37%) Juniper
9 23 (4.19%) EMC
10 21 (3.83%) F5
11 19 (3.46%) NetApp
12 14 (2.55%) Intel
12 14 (2.55%) Sybase
13 12 (2.19%) SAP
13 12 (2.19%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.19%) Symantec
14 7 (1.28%) Websense
14 7 (1.28%) Blue Coat
14 7 (1.28%) Ruckus Wireless
15 6 (1.09%) Red Hat
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £275 to £325 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Somerset
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Watford, United Kingdom
NHS Professionals
Rate: £120k + (Day rate or fixed term contract)
Posted: 23 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 27 days ago