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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 370 384 351
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -33
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 283 244 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.58% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 145 129
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£370 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 19
Average hourly rate £26.75 £21.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £14.80 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.35 £60.34 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.63 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+14.91% +14.55%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 255 £370 -7.50% 63
London +49 128 £383 -15.00% 23
South East 0 60 £336 -10.33% 16
City of London -3 22 £400 -11.11% 5
Scotland +12 21 £350 -26.31%
Hampshire +1 21 £335 -8.21% 2
Surrey +2 14 £400 +18.51% 2
West Midlands -3 13 £400 +1.26% 2
South West -16 13 £400 +8.84% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 12 £206 +3.12% 1
Yorkshire -34 12 £400 +9.58% 9
Milton Keynes 0 10 £205 +2.50% 1
North East -20 9 £325 -
North West -41 9 £300 -29.41% 2
East of England -1 8 £300 -20.00% 6
Berkshire -3 8 £320 -32.63% 5
Tyne and Wear -18 8 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 8 £375 -
West Yorkshire -28 7 £425 +16.43% 5
Glasgow +7 6 £420 +75.00%
Bristol -1 6 £388 -22.50%
Inverclyde - 6 £335 -
Coventry 0 5 £400 +6.66%
Wiltshire -8 5 £348 -5.44% 2
Manchester -20 5 - - 2
Gourock - 5 £388 -
Wales -3 4 - -
Bromley -3 4 £230 -
Southampton - 4 £363 -
Redhill - 4 £350 -

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 242 (46.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 149 (28.82%) ITIL
3 130 (25.15%) Business Continuity Planning
4 125 (24.18%) Windows
5 123 (23.79%) BCP
6 118 (22.82%) Microsoft
7 98 (18.96%) Finance
8 82 (15.86%) VMware
9 81 (15.67%) SQL
10 80 (15.47%) Active Directory
10 80 (15.47%) Security Cleared
11 78 (15.09%) Cisco
12 74 (14.31%) Service Delivery
12 74 (14.31%) Service Management
13 72 (13.93%) Firewall
14 71 (13.73%) MS Excel
15 68 (13.15%) Project Management
16 64 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 62 (11.99%) Data Centre
17 62 (11.99%) MS Office
18 59 (11.41%) LAN
19 58 (11.22%) WAN
19 58 (11.22%) SQL Server
20 52 (10.06%) Information Security
20 52 (10.06%) Problem Management
21 51 (9.86%) SC Cleared
22 47 (9.09%) Linux
23 46 (8.90%) PRINCE2
24 45 (8.70%) MS Exchange
24 45 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 34 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 27 (5.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (2.71%) Lync
5 12 (2.32%) IIS
6 11 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.97%) CMS
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.19%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 71 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 62 (11.99%) MS Office
3 32 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.06%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.51%) MS Project
6 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.58%) SAP SRM
2 3 (0.58%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.39%) Summit
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.16%) SaaS
2 5 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.77%) Office 365
4 3 (0.58%) PaaS
4 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.58%) Yammer
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Force.com
6 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (13.93%) Firewall
2 59 (11.41%) LAN
3 58 (11.22%) WAN
4 33 (6.38%) MPLS
5 32 (6.19%) SAN
6 27 (5.22%) DSL
7 26 (5.03%) Internet
8 25 (4.84%) BIG-IP
9 22 (4.26%) TCP/IP
10 18 (3.48%) VPN
11 17 (3.29%) DNS
12 16 (3.09%) Wireless
13 14 (2.71%) VLAN
13 14 (2.71%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (2.51%) DHCP
15 12 (2.32%) Wireshark
16 11 (2.13%) VoIP
17 9 (1.74%) SSL
17 9 (1.74%) LDAP
17 9 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.13%) OLTP
8 10 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.35%) DTS
11 7 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.35%) MS Access
12 6 (1.16%) OLAP
12 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.16%) Big Data
13 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.97%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (2.32%) LoadRunner
2 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) JIRA
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) GCC
5 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 98 (18.96%) Finance
2 27 (5.22%) Banking
3 25 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.06%) Retail
5 20 (3.87%) Legal
6 16 (3.09%) Law
7 9 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.35%) Local Government
9 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.97%) Billing
9 5 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.77%) Advertising
10 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.77%) Back Office
11 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.58%) Marketing
12 2 (0.39%) Front Office
12 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 147 (28.43%) Analyst
2 45 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 41 (7.93%) Project Manager
4 32 (6.19%) Test Analyst
5 28 (5.42%) Service Manager
6 25 (4.84%) Architect
7 24 (4.64%) Operations Analyst
8 23 (4.45%) Consultant
9 20 (3.87%) Security Manager
10 19 (3.68%) DBA
11 18 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (3.29%) Services Delivery Manager
12 17 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
13 16 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (2.90%) Administrator
14 15 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
14 15 (2.90%) Business Manager
15 14 (2.71%) Business Continuity Analyst
16 12 (2.32%) SQL DBA
16 12 (2.32%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.51%) XML
2 11 (2.13%) .NET
3 8 (1.55%) HTML
4 5 (0.97%) CSS
4 5 (0.97%) XMPP
5 4 (0.77%) Web Services
6 3 (0.58%) MDX
7 2 (0.39%) WF
7 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.39%) JSON
7 2 (0.39%) HTML5
7 2 (0.39%) REST
7 2 (0.39%) CAML
7 2 (0.39%) Ajax
7 2 (0.39%) SOAP
7 2 (0.39%) Middleware
7 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.39%) COM+
8 1 (0.19%) DHTML
8 1 (0.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.32%) Management Information System
3 32 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.61%) Blackberry
5 19 (3.68%) Thin Client
5 19 (3.68%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.90%) Replication
7 12 (2.32%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.32%) NHS
8 10 (1.93%) Performance Metrics
9 9 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.74%) PKI
10 8 (1.55%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.16%) IVR
12 5 (0.97%) Clustering
12 5 (0.97%) PMI
12 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.77%) iPad
13 4 (0.77%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 125 (24.18%) Windows
2 47 (9.09%) Linux
3 45 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (6.96%) Windows 7
6 23 (4.45%) UNIX
7 16 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.35%) FreeBSD
10 5 (0.97%) Android
11 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.77%) Solaris
12 3 (0.58%) AIX
12 3 (0.58%) VMS
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.19%) SUSE
14 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) VME
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (46.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 149 (28.82%) ITIL
3 130 (25.15%) Business Continuity Planning
4 123 (23.79%) BCP
5 74 (14.31%) Service Delivery
5 74 (14.31%) Service Management
6 68 (13.15%) Project Management
7 52 (10.06%) Information Security
7 52 (10.06%) Problem Management
8 46 (8.90%) PRINCE2
9 43 (8.32%) Migration
10 39 (7.54%) Incident Management
11 38 (7.35%) Performance Management
11 38 (7.35%) Business Continuity Management
12 37 (7.16%) Change Management
13 36 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (6.19%) ITSM
15 31 (6.00%) Risk Analysis
16 30 (5.80%) Test Scripting
16 30 (5.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (15.67%) SQL
2 26 (5.03%) T-SQL
3 22 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.13%) Java
5 10 (1.93%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.55%) C#
7 7 (1.35%) C++
8 6 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.16%) Perl
8 6 (1.16%) PHP
8 6 (1.16%) C
9 5 (0.97%) Ruby
10 4 (0.77%) VBScript
11 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.39%) C-shell
12 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.39%) VB
12 2 (0.39%) Korn
12 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.12%) Degree
4 26 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.68%) CCNA
6 19 (3.68%) CISSP
7 15 (2.90%) MCSE
8 14 (2.71%) CISM
9 12 (2.32%) CISA
10 9 (1.74%) CCNP
11 7 (1.35%) ISEB
11 7 (1.35%) MCTS
11 7 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.35%) BC Cleared
12 6 (1.16%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.16%) CRISC
12 6 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.74%) SLA
2 36 (6.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.71%) BS25999
4 13 (2.51%) ISO 9001
5 12 (2.32%) QA
6 8 (1.55%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.16%) BS7799
8 4 (0.77%) COBIT
9 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.58%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.39%) COSO
10 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.19%) TickIT
11 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 80 (15.47%) Active Directory
2 64 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.84%) NLBS
4 20 (3.87%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.90%) vSphere
6 14 (2.71%) Xen
7 11 (2.13%) XenApp
8 9 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.97%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.77%) Snort
11 4 (0.77%) Squid
11 4 (0.77%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.39%) XenServer
13 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.39%) vCloud
14 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.19%) Samba
14 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (5.61%) WSUS
2 16 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (2.71%) Nessus
4 10 (1.93%) SCCM
5 9 (1.74%) SCOM
5 9 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
6 7 (1.35%) WMI
6 7 (1.35%) Puppet
7 6 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.77%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.58%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.39%) NetCrunch
10 2 (0.39%) Icinga
10 2 (0.39%) Nagios
10 2 (0.39%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.19%) OpenView
11 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 118 (22.82%) Microsoft
2 82 (15.86%) VMware
3 78 (15.09%) Cisco
4 39 (7.54%) HP
5 37 (7.16%) Citrix
6 34 (6.58%) CheckPoint
7 17 (3.29%) Oracle
8 16 (3.09%) NetApp
9 14 (2.71%) SAP
10 13 (2.51%) BMC
11 11 (2.13%) EMC
12 10 (1.93%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.35%) Splunk
13 7 (1.35%) IBM
13 7 (1.35%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.16%) Remedy
14 6 (1.16%) Juniper
14 6 (1.16%) NetScout
14 6 (1.16%) F5
15 5 (0.97%) Symantec
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People Source Consulting
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Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
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University of Bath
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Posted: 10 days ago
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Edward Carter Solutions
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Posted: 11 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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