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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 351 362 340
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 260 217 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.57% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 124 141
Average daily rate
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£393 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £561 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
- -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.15 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.77% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £13.00 £20.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.53 £24.95 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+45.77% -18.33%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
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

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 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
England -3 233 £388 +3.33% 82
London -9 96 £434 +8.43% 28
South East +9 62 £363 -3.33% 15
City of London -3 26 £443 +22.06% 4
Hampshire -1 25 £360 -33.79%
Scotland +9 22 £475 +18.75% 1
West Midlands +8 21 £281 -25.74% 5
Yorkshire 0 19 £375 -2.78% 7
South West -15 17 £375 -38.77% 2
Berkshire +6 11 £375 -36.17% 3
Edinburgh -3 11 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -9 11 £400 +15.44% 6
Leeds -9 10 £400 +15.44% 4
Glasgow +1 9 £350 -12.50%
Surrey - 8 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire -13 7 £425 +13.33% 4
Gloucestershire -10 6 £315 - 1
East of England -18 6 £450 +28.57% 13
Cheltenham - 6 £315 -
Oxford - 6 £388 - 2
Hertfordshire +11 5 £450 +16.12% 6
Birmingham -2 5 £331 - 2
North West -29 5 £325 -23.52% 8
Southampton - 5 £360 -
East Sussex -2 4 - - 1
Bristol -12 4 £1,050 +121.05% 1
North East -25 4 £387 +10.54%
Dorset - 4 £375 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 £375 -

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 212 (42.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 124 (25.00%) Finance
3 120 (24.19%) ITIL
4 112 (22.58%) Windows
5 104 (20.97%) Business Continuity Planning
6 97 (19.56%) BCP
7 72 (14.52%) Microsoft
8 69 (13.91%) Project Management
9 68 (13.71%) Service Delivery
10 65 (13.10%) Active Directory
10 65 (13.10%) Degree
11 63 (12.70%) Security Cleared
12 58 (11.69%) Service Management
13 57 (11.49%) VMware
13 57 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 55 (11.09%) Information Security
14 55 (11.09%) SQL
15 52 (10.48%) LAN
16 49 (9.88%) Cisco
17 48 (9.68%) WAN
18 47 (9.48%) SAN
18 47 (9.48%) Firewall
18 47 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 46 (9.27%) Risk Management
19 46 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
20 42 (8.47%) MS Exchange
21 41 (8.27%) Business Continuity Management
22 40 (8.06%) Problem Management
23 39 (7.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 39 (7.86%) Incident Management

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 42 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.02%) IIS
5 10 (2.02%) Lync
6 9 (1.81%) Apache
7 8 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.20%) CMS
12 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 37 (7.46%) MS Office
2 27 (5.44%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.41%) MS Project
6 3 (0.60%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.40%) Agresso
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.20%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.20%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.20%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.22%) Office 365
2 3 (0.60%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.48%) LAN
2 48 (9.68%) WAN
3 47 (9.48%) SAN
3 47 (9.48%) Firewall
4 37 (7.46%) DNS
5 29 (5.85%) Network Security
6 27 (5.44%) Internet
7 21 (4.23%) DHCP
8 19 (3.83%) MPLS
9 17 (3.43%) TCP/IP
9 17 (3.43%) VoIP
10 14 (2.82%) VPN
11 11 (2.22%) Wireless
12 10 (2.02%) BIG-IP
12 10 (2.02%) DSL
12 10 (2.02%) Intranet
13 9 (1.81%) NAS
14 8 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.61%) IP Telephony
15 7 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.42%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.01%) Ingres
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.81%) JasperReports
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.60%) OLTP
9 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.60%) Big Data
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.81%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.20%) Toad
2 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.20%) ERwin
2 1 (0.20%) ProC
2 1 (0.20%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 124 (25.00%) Finance
2 33 (6.65%) Legal
3 32 (6.45%) Banking
4 30 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.83%) Retail
6 12 (2.42%) Marketing
7 9 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.81%) Law
8 6 (1.21%) Publishing
9 5 (1.01%) Advertising
9 5 (1.01%) Front Office
10 4 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Back Office
12 2 (0.40%) Electronics
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 116 (23.39%) Analyst
2 39 (7.86%) Consultant
3 32 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 28 (5.65%) Architect
4 28 (5.65%) Service Manager
5 23 (4.64%) Support Analyst
6 21 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (4.03%) Project Manager
8 18 (3.63%) Business Manager
9 16 (3.23%) Business Continuity Manager
10 15 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (3.02%) Security Analyst
11 14 (2.82%) Applications Support
11 14 (2.82%) Operations Manager
12 11 (2.22%) Network Engineer
12 11 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.02%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (2.02%) Server Engineer
13 10 (2.02%) Security Manager
13 10 (2.02%) Service Continuity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.63%) Middleware
2 9 (1.81%) HTML
3 7 (1.41%) Web Services
4 5 (1.01%) CSS
4 5 (1.01%) .NET
5 4 (0.81%) JDBC
5 4 (0.81%) CGI
5 4 (0.81%) DAO
5 4 (0.81%) Hibernate
5 4 (0.81%) Laravel
6 3 (0.60%) Java EE
6 3 (0.60%) Flash
6 3 (0.60%) J2EE
7 2 (0.40%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.40%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.40%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.40%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.06%) Management Information System
2 34 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.85%) Replication
4 23 (4.64%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.63%) Clustering
6 12 (2.42%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.42%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.81%) PKI
8 8 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.61%) Statistics
9 7 (1.41%) Open Source
10 6 (1.21%) iPad
10 6 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.21%) NHS
10 6 (1.21%) IVR
11 5 (1.01%) SCADA
11 5 (1.01%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.01%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.01%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 112 (22.58%) Windows
2 57 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (7.06%) Linux
5 29 (5.85%) Windows 7
5 29 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.83%) UNIX
7 10 (2.02%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.81%) VMS
10 3 (0.60%) AIX
10 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.40%) VME
11 2 (0.40%) Android
11 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.40%) HPUX
12 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (42.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 120 (24.19%) ITIL
3 104 (20.97%) Business Continuity Planning
4 97 (19.56%) BCP
5 69 (13.91%) Project Management
6 68 (13.71%) Service Delivery
7 58 (11.69%) Service Management
8 55 (11.09%) Information Security
9 46 (9.27%) Risk Management
10 41 (8.27%) Business Continuity Management
11 40 (8.06%) Problem Management
12 39 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (7.86%) Incident Management
13 37 (7.46%) Change Management
14 28 (5.65%) ITSM
14 28 (5.65%) PRINCE2
15 27 (5.44%) Migration
15 27 (5.44%) Change Control
16 24 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (4.84%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 55 (11.09%) SQL
2 19 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.42%) Perl
4 11 (2.22%) Java
5 8 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.61%) C
6 7 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.21%) Korn
8 5 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.81%) PHP
9 4 (0.81%) Python
9 4 (0.81%) C#
10 3 (0.60%) VB
11 1 (0.20%) VBA
11 1 (0.20%) C++
11 1 (0.20%) C-shell
11 1 (0.20%) AWK
Qualifications
1 65 (13.10%) Degree
2 63 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 35 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.64%) CCNA
4 23 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (4.64%) CISA
5 22 (4.44%) CISSP
5 22 (4.44%) ISEB
6 15 (3.02%) CISM
7 12 (2.42%) CRISC
8 11 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.02%) BC Cleared
10 9 (1.81%) MCSE
10 9 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (1.61%) CCNP
12 7 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (1.41%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.44%) SLA
3 14 (2.82%) QA
4 12 (2.42%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.81%) COBIT
5 9 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.61%) BS25999
7 5 (1.01%) BS7799
8 4 (0.81%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.20%) WAI
10 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 65 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.42%) XenApp
5 10 (2.02%) NLBS
6 7 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (1.41%) Xen
7 5 (1.01%) vSphere
7 5 (1.01%) NFS
8 4 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.40%) Firmware
10 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.40%) vCloud
10 2 (0.40%) RHEV
11 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (4.84%) SCCM
2 23 (4.64%) SCOM
3 8 (1.61%) WSUS
4 6 (1.21%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.81%) Puppet
6 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.60%) OpenView
6 3 (0.60%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.60%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.60%) HP NNM
7 2 (0.40%) Nessus
7 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.20%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 72 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 57 (11.49%) VMware
3 49 (9.88%) Cisco
4 32 (6.45%) Oracle
5 31 (6.25%) Citrix
6 29 (5.85%) HP
7 20 (4.03%) CheckPoint
8 19 (3.83%) EMC
9 14 (2.82%) Juniper
10 11 (2.22%) SAP
11 10 (2.02%) NetApp
12 9 (1.81%) Intel
13 8 (1.61%) Symantec
13 8 (1.61%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.41%) F5
14 7 (1.41%) Dell
14 7 (1.41%) IBM
15 6 (1.21%) Sybase
15 6 (1.21%) BMC
15 6 (1.21%) Apple
London
Explore Group
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day £250 a day
Posted: 10 days ago
East of England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Nespresso
Rate: Competitive plus Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Sussex
Nespresso
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £430.00 - £530.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 - 700 per day
Posted: 25 days ago