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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 390 315 405
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +90
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 236 317 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.59% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.79% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 180 97
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 2
Average hourly rate £39.75 £26.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.88% +55.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.45 £14.30 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £16.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +55.88%

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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -69 219 £360 -10.00% 88
London -69 82 £340 -20.00% 34
South East -6 65 £350 -3.44% 17
City of London +9 23 £340 -32.00% 9
North West -12 21 £475 +43.39% 8
Berkshire +7 20 £350 -17.64% 5
South West +9 15 £425 +6.25% 10
Hampshire -11 14 £357 +1.86% 1
Yorkshire -11 13 £313 -17.76% 6
Manchester -12 13 £488 +32.92% 6
Scotland +4 11 £384 -8.08% 1
Surrey -6 10 £350 -4.43% 4
Oxfordshire -11 10 £345 - 2
East of England +9 9 £450 +20.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £450 - 4
Edinburgh -11 9 £375 -12.02% 1
Milton Keynes +10 8 £450 - 2
West Yorkshire -4 8 £255 -29.65% 6
East Midlands -8 8 £650 +364.28% 1
Wiltshire - 8 £455 - 6
Nottinghamshire - 6 £650 -
Lancashire +5 5 £425 +0.05%
Bedfordshire +4 5 £450 -21.73% 1
Slough -1 5 £320 - 1
Bradford -13 5 £250 - 1
Fareham - 5 - -
Nottingham - 5 £650 -
Oxford - 5 £358 -
Leeds -11 4 £450 +24.13% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £450 +20.00% 2

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 222 (47.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 139 (29.76%) ITIL
3 99 (21.20%) Finance
4 97 (20.77%) Windows
4 97 (20.77%) Business Continuity Planning
5 91 (19.49%) BCP
6 83 (17.77%) Microsoft
7 81 (17.34%) Service Delivery
8 75 (16.06%) VMware
9 74 (15.85%) Active Directory
10 71 (15.20%) Project Management
11 66 (14.13%) Firewall
11 66 (14.13%) WAN
12 63 (13.49%) Service Management
13 61 (13.06%) Incident Management
13 61 (13.06%) Security Cleared
13 61 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 58 (12.42%) LAN
15 57 (12.21%) Cisco
16 54 (11.56%) Degree
17 47 (10.06%) SAN
18 46 (9.85%) SQL
19 43 (9.21%) MS Exchange
20 42 (8.99%) Information Security
21 41 (8.78%) Migration
21 41 (8.78%) SC Cleared
22 40 (8.57%) Management Information System
23 39 (8.35%) Problem Management
24 38 (8.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 38 (8.14%) MS Office

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 43 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.71%) IIS
3 17 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.57%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.36%) Lync
7 9 (1.93%) CMS
8 6 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.86%) Apache
10 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.86%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.21%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
Applications
1 38 (8.14%) MS Office
2 34 (7.28%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.64%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.43%) Agresso
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
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%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.50%) Office 365
2 6 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.28%) SaaS
3 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.43%) PaaS
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Yammer
5 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 66 (14.13%) WAN
1 66 (14.13%) Firewall
2 58 (12.42%) LAN
3 47 (10.06%) SAN
4 32 (6.85%) MPLS
5 26 (5.57%) Internet
6 19 (4.07%) Wireless
7 18 (3.85%) NAS
8 17 (3.64%) DNS
9 16 (3.43%) VoIP
9 16 (3.43%) Network Security
10 15 (3.21%) VPN
11 14 (3.00%) TCP/IP
12 13 (2.78%) DSL
12 13 (2.78%) BIG-IP
12 13 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.57%) VLAN
13 12 (2.57%) DMZ
14 11 (2.36%) DHCP
14 11 (2.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.43%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.93%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.50%) SSDT
8 6 (1.28%) Big Data
9 5 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.07%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.86%) DTS
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.64%) OLTP
11 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 9 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.64%) Introscope
3 1 (0.21%) Subversion
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 99 (21.20%) Finance
2 29 (6.21%) Banking
3 24 (5.14%) Legal
3 24 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.28%) Retail
5 9 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.93%) Law
6 6 (1.28%) Automotive
6 6 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.28%) Marketing
7 4 (0.86%) Local Government
7 4 (0.86%) Back Office
7 4 (0.86%) Electronics
8 3 (0.64%) Advertising
8 3 (0.64%) Billing
8 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 104 (22.27%) Analyst
2 38 (8.14%) Business Analyst
3 35 (7.49%) Project Manager
4 30 (6.42%) Consultant
5 29 (6.21%) Architect
6 27 (5.78%) Service Manager
7 18 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (3.21%) Business Manager
8 15 (3.21%) Incident Manager
9 14 (3.00%) Delivery Manager
9 14 (3.00%) Services Delivery Manager
9 14 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
10 13 (2.78%) Security Manager
11 12 (2.57%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (2.36%) Business Continuity Manager
12 11 (2.36%) Support Analyst
12 11 (2.36%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.14%) Administrator
13 10 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.36%) .NET
2 8 (1.71%) HTML
2 8 (1.71%) Web Services
3 6 (1.28%) Middleware
3 6 (1.28%) Java EE
4 5 (1.07%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.86%) JSP
6 2 (0.43%) XML
6 2 (0.43%) J2EE
6 2 (0.43%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.21%) CAML
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.21%) BAPI
7 1 (0.21%) XMPP
7 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) DHTML
7 1 (0.21%) XSLT
7 1 (0.21%) COM
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 36 (7.71%) Replication
3 31 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.35%) Blackberry
5 21 (4.50%) Clustering
6 16 (3.43%) NHS
7 14 (3.00%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.78%) Fat Client
8 13 (2.78%) Thin Client
9 11 (2.36%) Celerra
10 10 (2.14%) PKI
10 10 (2.14%) Open Source
11 8 (1.71%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.50%) IVR
13 6 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
14 4 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
14 4 (0.86%) iPad
14 4 (0.86%) iSeries
14 4 (0.86%) CMDB
14 4 (0.86%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 97 (20.77%) Windows
2 35 (7.49%) Linux
2 35 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (6.64%) UNIX
4 27 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (4.93%) Windows 7
6 16 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.21%) Solaris
8 5 (1.07%) FreeBSD
9 4 (0.86%) AIX
9 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.43%) HPUX
11 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.21%) NetWare
12 1 (0.21%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (47.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 139 (29.76%) ITIL
3 97 (20.77%) Business Continuity Planning
4 91 (19.49%) BCP
5 81 (17.34%) Service Delivery
6 71 (15.20%) Project Management
7 63 (13.49%) Service Management
8 61 (13.06%) Incident Management
9 42 (8.99%) Information Security
10 41 (8.78%) Migration
11 39 (8.35%) Problem Management
12 34 (7.28%) Business Continuity Management
12 34 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (7.07%) Risk Management
14 31 (6.64%) Change Management
15 29 (6.21%) ITSM
16 26 (5.57%) Performance Management
17 25 (5.35%) PRINCE2
18 23 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (4.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.85%) SQL
2 12 (2.57%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.36%) T-SQL
3 11 (2.36%) Java
4 8 (1.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.86%) Perl
5 4 (0.86%) C
5 4 (0.86%) C#
5 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.86%) Ruby
6 3 (0.64%) C++
6 3 (0.64%) PHP
7 2 (0.43%) VBScript
7 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) R
8 1 (0.21%) C-shell
8 1 (0.21%) Korn
8 1 (0.21%) ABAP
8 1 (0.21%) Python
8 1 (0.21%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 61 (13.06%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.56%) Degree
3 41 (8.78%) SC Cleared
4 29 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (5.78%) CCNA
6 19 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (3.64%) MCSE
8 16 (3.43%) ISEB
9 15 (3.21%) CISSP
10 12 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (2.36%) BC Cleared
12 10 (2.14%) CISA
13 9 (1.93%) CISM
13 9 (1.93%) CCNP
13 9 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (1.28%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.28%) MCSA
16 5 (1.07%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (7.49%) SLA
3 15 (3.21%) ISO 9001
4 10 (2.14%) QA
5 9 (1.93%) BS25999
6 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.07%) COBIT
6 5 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.86%) BS7799
8 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.21%) TickIT
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 74 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 61 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.64%) XenApp
5 13 (2.78%) NLBS
6 12 (2.57%) Terminal Services
6 12 (2.57%) vSphere
7 9 (1.93%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.93%) Xen
8 8 (1.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.21%) Samba
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.21%) NFS
12 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (3.00%) WSUS
2 11 (2.36%) SCOM
3 9 (1.93%) SCCM
4 5 (1.07%) WMI
4 5 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.86%) Nagios
5 4 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.64%) Puppet
6 3 (0.64%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.43%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.43%) Icinga
7 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.21%) Control-M
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.21%) MOM
8 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 83 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 75 (16.06%) VMware
3 57 (12.21%) Cisco
4 35 (7.49%) Citrix
5 29 (6.21%) Oracle
6 28 (6.00%) HP
7 27 (5.78%) CheckPoint
8 18 (3.85%) EMC
8 18 (3.85%) SAP
9 13 (2.78%) Juniper
10 12 (2.57%) BMC
10 12 (2.57%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.14%) NetApp
12 8 (1.71%) Nortel
13 7 (1.50%) Dell
14 6 (1.28%) Remedy
14 6 (1.28%) NetScout
14 6 (1.28%) F5
15 5 (1.07%) Avaya
15 5 (1.07%) Red Hat
Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £100000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Networking People
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
CPS Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago