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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 368 328 347
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +19
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 231 260 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.68% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 142 113
Average daily rate
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£399 £389 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £565 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 5
Average hourly rate £36.75 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.38% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £10.77 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £26.90 £40.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £17.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+114.28% -47.23%

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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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 -31 218 £399 +3.58% 101
London -17 92 £400 -4.93% 25
South East -24 38 £338 -9.39% 28
City of London +23 37 £430 +34.90% 6
Yorkshire +6 19 £375 +25.00% 7
West Midlands -8 18 £350 -5.40% 7
North West -20 17 £408 +20.74% 12
West Yorkshire -6 13 £356 +18.75% 7
South West -13 13 £825 +106.25% 8
Scotland -2 9 £400 -8.04% 2
Berkshire -7 9 £363 +11.53% 8
Manchester -7 9 £475 -20.83% 5
East of England +2 8 £450 +21.21% 6
Surrey -3 8 £356 -26.92% 7
Leeds -6 8 £400 +33.33% 3
Oxfordshire -9 8 £350 -6.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 7 £399 +22.71% 1
Tyne and Wear +12 7 £399 +22.71% 1
North East +7 7 £399 +22.71% 1
Hampshire -24 7 £300 -20.00% 3
Hertfordshire +15 6 £450 +16.12% 1
Wiltshire +5 6 £553 -19.04% 2
Edinburgh -2 6 £400 -8.04% 1
Oxford - 6 £350 - 1
Bradford -1 5 £250 - 1
Warwickshire -1 4 £250 - 2
Lancashire -10 4 £400 +100.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £500 - 7
Birmingham -4 3 £350 +91.78% 4
Gloucestershire -9 3 - -

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 219 (43.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 129 (25.85%) ITIL
3 118 (23.65%) Windows
3 118 (23.65%) Finance
4 108 (21.64%) Business Continuity Planning
5 104 (20.84%) BCP
6 91 (18.24%) Microsoft
7 87 (17.43%) Service Delivery
8 77 (15.43%) Active Directory
9 71 (14.23%) Degree
10 69 (13.83%) VMware
11 65 (13.03%) Security Cleared
12 64 (12.83%) Project Management
13 59 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (11.22%) Firewall
15 55 (11.02%) SAN
15 55 (11.02%) SQL
16 53 (10.62%) WAN
16 53 (10.62%) Service Management
16 53 (10.62%) Incident Management
17 51 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 47 (9.42%) MS Exchange
19 46 (9.22%) LAN
19 46 (9.22%) Cisco
19 46 (9.22%) Information Security
20 45 (9.02%) SC Cleared
21 42 (8.42%) Linux
22 41 (8.22%) Replication
23 40 (8.02%) Banking
23 40 (8.02%) Oracle

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 47 (9.42%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.41%) IIS
2 22 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.60%) Lync
5 8 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (1.60%) Apache
6 6 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.00%) CMS
7 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
8 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.80%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.20%) JBoss
11 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
Applications
1 38 (7.62%) MS Office
2 36 (7.21%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.80%) MS Project
6 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.40%) Agresso
4 2 (0.40%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.20%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.60%) Office 365
2 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.60%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) PaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.22%) Firewall
2 55 (11.02%) SAN
3 53 (10.62%) WAN
4 46 (9.22%) LAN
5 33 (6.61%) Internet
6 31 (6.21%) DNS
7 23 (4.61%) MPLS
8 21 (4.21%) DHCP
8 21 (4.21%) Network Security
9 19 (3.81%) TCP/IP
10 18 (3.61%) NAS
11 15 (3.01%) VoIP
11 15 (3.01%) Wireless
12 13 (2.61%) VPN
13 12 (2.40%) DMZ
13 12 (2.40%) Intranet
13 12 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (2.20%) iSCSI
15 10 (2.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.01%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.60%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.40%) SSDT
9 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.80%) OLTP
12 3 (0.60%) JasperReports
12 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.60%) DTS
12 3 (0.60%) Ingres
12 3 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.60%) PHPUnit
2 3 (0.60%) Introscope
3 1 (0.20%) Toad
3 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.20%) ERwin
3 1 (0.20%) ProC
General
1 118 (23.65%) Finance
2 40 (8.02%) Banking
3 34 (6.81%) Legal
4 27 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.41%) Retail
6 10 (2.00%) Marketing
7 8 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.20%) Publishing
8 6 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.20%) Law
9 5 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.80%) Front Office
11 3 (0.60%) Back Office
11 3 (0.60%) Electronics
11 3 (0.60%) Automotive
11 3 (0.60%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 116 (23.25%) Analyst
2 35 (7.01%) Architect
3 34 (6.81%) Business Analyst
3 34 (6.81%) Consultant
4 26 (5.21%) Project Manager
5 23 (4.61%) Support Analyst
5 23 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (4.01%) Service Manager
7 18 (3.61%) Applications Support
8 17 (3.41%) Business Manager
9 16 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (3.01%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.01%) Business Continuity Manager
11 13 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.61%) Applications Support Analyst
12 11 (2.20%) DBA
12 11 (2.20%) Server Engineer
13 10 (2.00%) Service Analyst
13 10 (2.00%) Security Officer
14 9 (1.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.21%) Middleware
2 10 (2.00%) Web Services
3 9 (1.80%) HTML
4 8 (1.60%) .NET
5 6 (1.20%) Java EE
6 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.80%) JSP
7 3 (0.60%) CSS
7 3 (0.60%) JDBC
7 3 (0.60%) CGI
7 3 (0.60%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.60%) DAO
7 3 (0.60%) Laravel
8 2 (0.40%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.40%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.40%) SOAP
8 2 (0.40%) J2EE
9 1 (0.20%) COM
9 1 (0.20%) XML
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.22%) Replication
2 37 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (7.01%) Management Information System
4 27 (5.41%) Clustering
5 25 (5.01%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.61%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.61%) Thin Client
7 13 (2.61%) NHS
8 12 (2.40%) PKI
9 11 (2.20%) Celerra
10 7 (1.40%) Open Source
10 7 (1.40%) iPad
11 6 (1.20%) CMDB
11 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.20%) IVR
12 5 (1.00%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.00%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 118 (23.65%) Windows
2 51 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (8.42%) Linux
4 39 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (6.21%) UNIX
6 28 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (4.61%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.81%) Solaris
9 7 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.80%) AIX
10 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.60%) HPUX
11 3 (0.60%) VMS
11 3 (0.60%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.40%) VME
12 2 (0.40%) Android
12 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (43.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 129 (25.85%) ITIL
3 108 (21.64%) Business Continuity Planning
4 104 (20.84%) BCP
5 87 (17.43%) Service Delivery
6 64 (12.83%) Project Management
7 53 (10.62%) Service Management
7 53 (10.62%) Incident Management
8 46 (9.22%) Information Security
9 40 (8.02%) Business Continuity Management
10 38 (7.62%) Problem Management
10 38 (7.62%) Risk Management
11 36 (7.21%) Migration
11 36 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (7.01%) Change Management
13 29 (5.81%) Configuration Management
13 29 (5.81%) ITSM
14 26 (5.21%) Change Control
15 25 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (4.81%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 55 (11.02%) SQL
2 17 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.40%) Java
4 9 (1.80%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.80%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.40%) C
5 7 (1.40%) Perl
6 5 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.80%) Python
7 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.60%) Korn
8 3 (0.60%) PHP
8 3 (0.60%) C#
9 1 (0.20%) VBScript
9 1 (0.20%) Ruby
9 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (14.23%) Degree
2 65 (13.03%) Security Cleared
3 45 (9.02%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.61%) CCNA
4 23 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.81%) ISEB
6 17 (3.41%) CISSP
7 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (3.01%) CISA
8 14 (2.81%) VCP4
9 12 (2.40%) MCSE
9 12 (2.40%) BC Cleared
10 11 (2.20%) CISM
11 10 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (2.00%) CRISC
11 10 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (1.20%) MCSA
15 5 (1.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.21%) SLA
1 31 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.00%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.80%) QA
3 9 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.40%) COBIT
6 6 (1.20%) BS7799
6 6 (1.20%) BS25999
7 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 77 (15.43%) Active Directory
2 59 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.01%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.61%) XenApp
5 11 (2.20%) Terminal Services
6 10 (2.00%) vSphere
7 8 (1.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (1.60%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.60%) NLBS
8 7 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.40%) Xen
9 4 (0.80%) NFS
9 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.60%) vCloud
10 3 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (4.81%) SCOM
2 20 (4.01%) SCCM
3 8 (1.60%) WSUS
4 7 (1.40%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.80%) Puppet
7 3 (0.60%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.60%) WMI
7 3 (0.60%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.40%) Nagios
9 1 (0.20%) Nessus
9 1 (0.20%) MOM
9 1 (0.20%) Control-M
9 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 91 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 69 (13.83%) VMware
3 46 (9.22%) Cisco
4 40 (8.02%) Oracle
5 36 (7.21%) Citrix
6 31 (6.21%) HP
7 26 (5.21%) EMC
8 25 (5.01%) CheckPoint
9 17 (3.41%) SAP
10 12 (2.40%) Juniper
11 10 (2.00%) BMC
12 9 (1.80%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.60%) Intel
13 8 (1.60%) Nortel
13 8 (1.60%) Avaya
13 8 (1.60%) NetApp
13 8 (1.60%) Symantec
14 7 (1.40%) Dell
15 6 (1.20%) Remedy
15 6 (1.20%) Apple
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + dep on experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Radstock, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £350.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Leeds City College
Rate: Commencing at £18,764 with progression to £20,485 pa
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £Competitive Package plus Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 13 days ago
Middlesex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-450 Per Day
Posted: 26 days ago