The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 391 387 337
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -50
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 268 234 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.54% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 147 182
Median daily rate £400 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £262 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £521 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 25
Median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £25.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +50.94%

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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Continuity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 255 £396 +12.41% 74
London +16 96 £450 +32.35% 22
Tyne and Wear -3 44 £275 +22.22%
North East -5 44 £275 +22.22% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 44 £275 +22.22%
South East -45 40 £428 +25.73% 17
South West -7 24 £425 -6.07% 9
North West -3 23 £375 -31.81% 5
Berkshire -4 17 £450 +27.20% 7
City of London +33 15 £425 +25.46% 6
Surrey -12 11 £420 +20.00% 3
Cheshire +2 9 £375 - 1
Manchester -14 9 £331 -52.67% 2
West Midlands -14 9 £500 +11.11% 5
Wiltshire 0 8 £485 +11.94% 3
Dorset - 8 £500 -
Croydon - 8 £356 -
Bournemouth - 8 £500 -
East Midlands +7 7 £590 -9.23% 4
Chester +1 7 £375 -
Nottinghamshire -1 7 £590 -9.23% 2
Scotland -13 7 £550 +57.14% 2
Nottingham -1 6 £590 -9.23% 2
Yorkshire -6 6 £450 +33.33% 8
Hampshire -13 6 £430 +36.39% 2
West Yorkshire +2 5 £425 -5.55% 7
Slough +9 4 £450 +40.62% 1
Swindon +4 4 £550 +33.65% 1
Exeter +2 4 £393 -7.64%
East of England +1 4 £375 -6.25% 1

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 197 (37.67%) ITIL
2 163 (31.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 120 (22.94%) Project Management
4 109 (20.84%) Finance
5 98 (18.74%) Windows
6 97 (18.55%) Service Delivery
7 94 (17.97%) Security Cleared
8 92 (17.59%) Business Continuity Planning
8 92 (17.59%) Risk Management
9 89 (17.02%) Microsoft
9 89 (17.02%) Information Security
10 80 (15.30%) BCP
11 74 (14.15%) SC Cleared
12 68 (13.00%) Degree
13 66 (12.62%) Change Management
14 65 (12.43%) Windows Server
15 63 (12.05%) Active Directory
16 62 (11.85%) Management Information System
17 59 (11.28%) VMware
18 58 (11.09%) SAP
19 57 (10.90%) Linux
19 57 (10.90%) Problem Management
20 56 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
21 54 (10.33%) Citrix
22 52 (9.94%) Business Continuity Management
22 52 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
23 51 (9.75%) Data Centre
24 50 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
25 49 (9.37%) SQL Server
26 48 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (7.07%) IIS
2 29 (5.54%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.63%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.87%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.10%) Confluence
5 11 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.91%) Apache
7 8 (1.53%) CMS
8 7 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.15%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.96%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.96%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.57%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.38%) JBoss
13 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.02%) MS Office
3 13 (2.49%) MS Project
4 8 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.15%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.76%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.38%) BPCS
6 1 (0.19%) Documaker
6 1 (0.19%) Eikon
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.06%) Office 365
2 14 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.57%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.38%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.19%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.84%) Firewall
2 36 (6.88%) DHCP
3 32 (6.12%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.35%) DNS
5 26 (4.97%) Internet
6 25 (4.78%) SAN
7 24 (4.59%) VPN
8 21 (4.02%) WAN
9 18 (3.44%) LAN
9 18 (3.44%) Network Security
10 16 (3.06%) VoIP
11 13 (2.49%) NAS
12 12 (2.29%) SSL
13 10 (1.91%) LDAP
13 10 (1.91%) Wireless
14 7 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.34%) MPLS
14 7 (1.34%) Skype
15 6 (1.15%) Extranet
15 6 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.53%) Big Data
4 7 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.34%) MS Access
4 7 (1.34%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.15%) MySQL
5 6 (1.15%) Riak
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) OLTP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.15%) Ant
2 6 (1.15%) Maven
3 4 (0.76%) JIRA
3 4 (0.76%) JMeter
3 4 (0.76%) NeoLoad
3 4 (0.76%) Selenium
3 4 (0.76%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.19%) Bower
5 1 (0.19%) Grunt
5 1 (0.19%) gulp
5 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 109 (20.84%) Finance
2 38 (7.27%) Banking
2 38 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.21%) Legal
4 14 (2.68%) Financial Institution
4 14 (2.68%) Retail
5 13 (2.49%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.72%) Front Office
8 7 (1.34%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.76%) Billing
9 4 (0.76%) Marketing
9 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.57%) International Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 81 (15.49%) Analyst
2 40 (7.65%) Consultant
3 38 (7.27%) Architect
3 38 (7.27%) Service Manager
4 37 (7.07%) Project Manager
5 33 (6.31%) Support Engineer
6 30 (5.74%) IT Manager
7 25 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (4.78%) Security Manager
8 23 (4.40%) IT Services Manager
9 20 (3.82%) Business Continuity Manager
9 20 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.63%) Business Analyst
10 19 (3.63%) Security Consultant
11 18 (3.44%) Business Manager
11 18 (3.44%) Information Manager
11 18 (3.44%) Information Security Manager
11 18 (3.44%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 17 (3.25%) Security Analyst
13 16 (3.06%) Service Continuity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.40%) Web Services
2 9 (1.72%) .NET
3 7 (1.34%) HTML
3 7 (1.34%) RESTful
4 6 (1.15%) Middleware
4 6 (1.15%) SAML
4 6 (1.15%) XML
5 5 (0.96%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.38%) CSS
7 2 (0.38%) ISPF
7 2 (0.38%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.19%) CSS3
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.19%) jQuery
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.19%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.19%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.85%) Management Information System
2 52 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (9.75%) Data Centre
4 32 (6.12%) Computer Science
5 21 (4.02%) Replication
6 12 (2.29%) Clustering
6 12 (2.29%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (2.10%) NHS
8 9 (1.72%) CESG
8 9 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.34%) CMDB
10 6 (1.15%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.96%) PMI
11 5 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.96%) User Experience
12 4 (0.76%) Cyber Attack
12 4 (0.76%) Informatics
12 4 (0.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 98 (18.74%) Windows
2 65 (12.43%) Windows Server
3 57 (10.90%) Linux
4 44 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (7.46%) Unix
6 37 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (3.44%) Windows 7
8 16 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.49%) Solaris
11 8 (1.53%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.96%) AIX
12 5 (0.96%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.38%) CentOS
14 2 (0.38%) Debian
14 2 (0.38%) MVS
14 2 (0.38%) SUSE
14 2 (0.38%) zOS
15 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (37.67%) ITIL
2 163 (31.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 120 (22.94%) Project Management
4 97 (18.55%) Service Delivery
5 92 (17.59%) Business Continuity Planning
5 92 (17.59%) Risk Management
6 89 (17.02%) Information Security
7 80 (15.30%) BCP
8 66 (12.62%) Change Management
9 57 (10.90%) Problem Management
10 56 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (9.94%) Business Continuity Management
12 50 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (8.41%) Incident Management
14 37 (7.07%) Data Protection
15 36 (6.88%) Service Management
16 32 (6.12%) PRINCE2
17 29 (5.54%) Migration
18 28 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
19 24 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.12%) SQL
2 23 (4.40%) Java
3 14 (2.68%) Python
4 13 (2.49%) Perl
5 10 (1.91%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.15%) VBA
7 5 (0.96%) C#
7 5 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.57%) C
9 3 (0.57%) C++
10 2 (0.38%) JCL
10 2 (0.38%) REXX
11 1 (0.19%) AWK
11 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.19%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.19%) Korn
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 94 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 74 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 68 (13.00%) Degree
4 29 (5.54%) CISSP
5 19 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (3.06%) MCSE
8 15 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.68%) CISM
10 13 (2.49%) CCNA
10 13 (2.49%) CLAS
11 8 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (1.34%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (1.15%) ISEB
13 6 (1.15%) MCP
13 6 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.96%) MCSA
14 5 (0.96%) RHCE
15 4 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (8.03%) SLA
3 23 (4.40%) ISO22301
4 13 (2.49%) PCI DSS
5 12 (2.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (1.91%) COBIT
6 10 (1.91%) Government Security Classifications
6 10 (1.91%) QA
7 8 (1.53%) RMADS
8 7 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.15%) BS25999
9 6 (1.15%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.96%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.76%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.38%) BS7799
12 2 (0.38%) ISO27005
12 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.38%) MiFID
12 2 (0.38%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 63 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 48 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.31%) XenApp
4 27 (5.16%) XenDesktop
5 25 (4.78%) XenServer
6 19 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.91%) vSphere
9 6 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (1.15%) UAG
10 5 (0.96%) NFS
11 4 (0.76%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.57%) Samba
13 2 (0.38%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
14 1 (0.19%) KVM
14 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.19%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (4.78%) XenMobile
2 24 (4.59%) SafeCom
3 19 (3.63%) EdgeSight
4 16 (3.06%) Puppet
5 12 (2.29%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.72%) Nagios
6 9 (1.72%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.53%) SCOM
8 6 (1.15%) IBM BigFix
8 6 (1.15%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (0.96%) SCCM
10 4 (0.76%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.57%) Ansible
11 3 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.57%) WSUS
12 2 (0.38%) ArcSight ESM
12 2 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.28%) VMware
3 58 (11.09%) SAP
4 54 (10.33%) Citrix
5 45 (8.60%) HP
6 33 (6.31%) Oracle
7 32 (6.12%) Cisco
8 24 (4.59%) ThinPrint
9 22 (4.21%) Red Hat
10 20 (3.82%) AppSense
11 16 (3.06%) CheckPoint
12 15 (2.87%) IBM
13 12 (2.29%) Remedy
14 11 (2.10%) BMC
14 11 (2.10%) Symantec
15 10 (1.91%) Juniper
15 10 (1.91%) NetApp
16 9 (1.72%) BT
16 9 (1.72%) ServiceNow
17 8 (1.53%) F5
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