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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 379 370 334
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -36
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 268 253 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.46% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.61% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 166 146
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£365 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £273 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £579 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 12
Average hourly rate £30.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.58 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.75 £24.20 £27.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+38.66% -3.84%

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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 -14 245 £364 -6.12% 85
London +8 116 £365 -15.11% 25
South East -13 59 £319 -13.09% 18
Hampshire +4 25 £315 -21.25% 2
City of London -17 24 £400 - 12
South West -3 19 £460 +12.53% 11
Scotland +10 18 £405 -2.99%
West Midlands +4 13 £400 - 4
Surrey -4 13 £385 +9.37% 5
Yorkshire -31 13 £400 +9.58% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £206 +3.12% 2
West Yorkshire -31 9 £400 +11.11% 4
East of England -10 8 £300 -31.42% 7
North West -29 8 £275 -8.33% 9
Milton Keynes +4 7 £200 - 1
Berkshire 0 7 £320 -44.34% 2
Somerset - 7 £488 - 1
Taunton - 7 £488 -
Glasgow +5 6 £420 +75.00%
Hook -2 6 £340 -16.60%
Manchester -11 6 - - 5
Coventry +9 5 £400 +6.66% 1
Bristol -2 5 £375 -21.05% 2
Bromley -4 5 £245 -9.25%
Southampton +2 4 £363 -14.70%
North East -17 4 £220 -43.22% 3
Inverclyde - 4 £440 -
Exeter - 4 £425 -
Devon - 4 £425 - 1
Edinburgh -1 3 £350 -21.56%

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 245 (48.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 148 (29.31%) ITIL
3 128 (25.35%) Business Continuity Planning
4 122 (24.16%) BCP
5 114 (22.57%) Windows
6 111 (21.98%) Microsoft
7 92 (18.22%) Finance
8 83 (16.44%) Cisco
9 81 (16.04%) Firewall
10 80 (15.84%) VMware
11 79 (15.64%) Active Directory
12 74 (14.65%) WAN
13 72 (14.26%) SQL
14 71 (14.06%) Security Cleared
15 70 (13.86%) Service Delivery
15 70 (13.86%) Service Management
16 69 (13.66%) Data Centre
17 65 (12.87%) LAN
17 65 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 63 (12.48%) Project Management
19 62 (12.28%) SQL Server
20 58 (11.49%) MS Excel
21 55 (10.89%) MS Office
22 54 (10.69%) Information Security
22 54 (10.69%) Migration
23 47 (9.31%) Degree
23 47 (9.31%) Problem Management
24 46 (9.11%) Management Information System
25 45 (8.91%) Linux
26 44 (8.71%) MPLS

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 43 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 30 (5.94%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 19 (3.76%) IIS
5 11 (2.18%) Lync
6 10 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.19%) CMS
9 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.20%) Apache
11 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 58 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 55 (10.89%) MS Office
3 22 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.57%) MS Project
6 5 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.59%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.40%) Summit
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.39%) SaaS
2 5 (0.99%) PaaS
2 5 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.79%) IaaS
4 3 (0.59%) Yammer
4 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.40%) Office 365
6 1 (0.20%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 81 (16.04%) Firewall
2 74 (14.65%) WAN
3 65 (12.87%) LAN
4 44 (8.71%) MPLS
5 39 (7.72%) Internet
6 36 (7.13%) SAN
7 27 (5.35%) DSL
7 27 (5.35%) Wireless
8 23 (4.55%) BIG-IP
9 21 (4.16%) VLAN
10 20 (3.96%) VPN
11 19 (3.76%) TCP/IP
12 16 (3.17%) VoIP
13 15 (2.97%) NAS
14 13 (2.57%) DNS
14 13 (2.57%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (1.98%) EIGRP
15 10 (1.98%) SSL
15 10 (1.98%) DMZ
15 10 (1.98%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 19 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 14 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (2.18%) OLTP
6 8 (1.58%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.39%) DTS
7 7 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.39%) MS Access
7 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.99%) Big Data
10 4 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.78%) LoadRunner
2 4 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.59%) Subversion
3 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) GCC
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (18.22%) Finance
2 31 (6.14%) Banking
3 26 (5.15%) Retail
4 20 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.37%) Legal
6 13 (2.57%) Law
7 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.39%) Local Government
8 7 (1.39%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.99%) Marketing
9 5 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.79%) Billing
10 4 (0.79%) Automotive
10 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.59%) Back Office
11 3 (0.59%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.40%) Electronics
12 2 (0.40%) Front Office
12 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 136 (26.93%) Analyst
2 42 (8.32%) Project Manager
2 42 (8.32%) Business Analyst
3 34 (6.73%) Architect
4 30 (5.94%) Service Manager
5 28 (5.54%) Test Analyst
6 26 (5.15%) Consultant
7 22 (4.36%) Operations Analyst
7 22 (4.36%) Security Manager
8 20 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
8 20 (3.96%) Services Delivery Manager
9 18 (3.56%) DBA
10 17 (3.37%) Technical Architect
10 17 (3.37%) Administrator
11 16 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (2.77%) Business Manager
13 13 (2.57%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
15 11 (2.18%) SQL DBA
15 11 (2.18%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.77%) XML
2 12 (2.38%) .NET
3 8 (1.58%) Web Services
4 7 (1.39%) HTML
5 5 (0.99%) CSS
5 5 (0.99%) XMPP
6 3 (0.59%) Middleware
7 2 (0.40%) SOAP
7 2 (0.40%) Ajax
7 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.40%) JSON
7 2 (0.40%) WF
7 2 (0.40%) HTML5
7 2 (0.40%) REST
7 2 (0.40%) CAML
8 1 (0.20%) RESTful
8 1 (0.20%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.20%) CSS3
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.66%) Data Centre
2 46 (9.11%) Management Information System
3 32 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.75%) Blackberry
5 21 (4.16%) Replication
6 17 (3.37%) Thin Client
6 17 (3.37%) Fat Client
7 15 (2.97%) Clustering
8 12 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.38%) NHS
9 11 (2.18%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.18%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.78%) Performance Metrics
10 9 (1.78%) Celerra
10 9 (1.78%) PKI
11 8 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.19%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.79%) PMI
14 4 (0.79%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 114 (22.57%) Windows
2 45 (8.91%) Linux
3 36 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (6.73%) UNIX
5 33 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (5.54%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.38%) Solaris
8 10 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.39%) FreeBSD
11 4 (0.79%) Android
12 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.59%) VMS
12 3 (0.59%) AIX
13 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.20%) Scientific Linux
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (48.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 148 (29.31%) ITIL
3 128 (25.35%) Business Continuity Planning
4 122 (24.16%) BCP
5 70 (13.86%) Service Delivery
5 70 (13.86%) Service Management
6 63 (12.48%) Project Management
7 54 (10.69%) Migration
7 54 (10.69%) Information Security
8 47 (9.31%) Problem Management
9 43 (8.51%) Incident Management
10 40 (7.92%) Change Management
11 39 (7.72%) PRINCE2
12 37 (7.33%) Performance Management
13 35 (6.93%) Business Continuity Management
14 33 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (6.14%) ITSM
16 29 (5.74%) Test Scripting
17 28 (5.54%) Time Management
17 28 (5.54%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (14.26%) SQL
2 22 (4.36%) T-SQL
3 18 (3.56%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.38%) Java
5 8 (1.58%) C#
5 8 (1.58%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.19%) C++
6 6 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.19%) Perl
6 6 (1.19%) PHP
7 5 (0.99%) Ruby
8 4 (0.79%) VBScript
8 4 (0.79%) C
9 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.40%) Korn
10 2 (0.40%) C-shell
10 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.20%) Scala
11 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 47 (9.31%) Degree
3 44 (8.71%) SC Cleared
4 31 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.75%) CCNA
6 23 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (3.76%) CISSP
8 15 (2.97%) MCSE
9 14 (2.77%) CISM
10 12 (2.38%) CISA
11 9 (1.78%) CCNP
12 7 (1.39%) ISEB
12 7 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.39%) MCTS
12 7 (1.39%) BC Cleared
13 6 (1.19%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.19%) CRISC
14 5 (0.99%) CCSA
14 5 (0.99%) CCSE
14 5 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.72%) SLA
1 39 (7.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.77%) BS25999
3 10 (1.98%) QA
4 9 (1.78%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.58%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.19%) BS7799
7 4 (0.79%) COBIT
8 3 (0.59%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.20%) TickIT
10 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.20%) COSO
10 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 79 (15.64%) Active Directory
2 65 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.35%) Hyper-V
4 23 (4.55%) NLBS
5 18 (3.56%) XenApp
6 14 (2.77%) vSphere
7 12 (2.38%) Xen
7 12 (2.38%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.98%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.79%) Snort
11 4 (0.79%) Squid
12 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.59%) XenServer
13 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.20%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 25 (4.95%) WSUS
2 16 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (2.18%) Nessus
4 9 (1.78%) SCCM
5 8 (1.58%) SCOM
5 8 (1.58%) BMC PATROL
6 7 (1.39%) WMI
7 6 (1.19%) Puppet
8 4 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.79%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.40%) Nagios
10 2 (0.40%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.40%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.40%) Icinga
11 1 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 111 (21.98%) Microsoft
2 83 (16.44%) Cisco
3 80 (15.84%) VMware
4 42 (8.32%) Citrix
5 41 (8.12%) CheckPoint
6 28 (5.54%) Oracle
7 25 (4.95%) HP
8 17 (3.37%) SolarWinds
9 16 (3.17%) BMC
9 16 (3.17%) SAP
10 15 (2.97%) EMC
11 13 (2.57%) NetApp
12 8 (1.58%) Nortel
13 7 (1.39%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.39%) Remedy
13 7 (1.39%) F5
14 6 (1.19%) NetScout
14 6 (1.19%) Avaya
14 6 (1.19%) Juniper
15 5 (0.99%) Websense
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Rate: EXCELLENT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 per Tag
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £535 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago