The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 345 325 360
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +35
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 268 267 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.72% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 147 120
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £221 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 7
Average hourly rate £20.60 £22.50 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +9.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.79 £27.77 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 -9 253 £380 -3.49% 93
London -15 114 £400 -5.88% 26
South East -2 51 £360 +2.85% 13
City of London -1 33 £400 -5.88% 5
Yorkshire +11 18 £363 +61.11% 11
South West -18 18 £368 +27.82% 6
Surrey +3 17 £352 - 5
West Yorkshire +9 16 £360 +60.00% 9
Hampshire -4 16 £400 +14.28% 1
West Midlands -9 15 £400 +25.00% 12
North West -10 14 £338 -3.57% 9
Leeds +16 12 £380 +8.57% 5
East of England -22 11 £438 +14.37% 6
East Midlands +11 9 £425 - 4
Wiltshire +1 9 £368 +0.68% 3
Manchester -4 7 £338 +22.17% 3
Scotland -15 7 £418 +67.00% 2
Northamptonshire - 7 £463 -
Berkshire +4 6 £575 - 2
Swindon -2 6 £368 - 3
Essex -4 6 £375 +10.29% 1
Bristol - 6 £475 - 1
Northampton - 5 £425 -
Cheshire +5 4 £250 -25.92% 4
Birmingham -1 4 £350 -23.28% 6
Edinburgh -18 4 £446 -15.00%
Bedfordshire - 4 £638 - 2
Middlesex - 4 £338 - 2
Shropshire - 4 - -
Reading +10 3 £700 - 1

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 231 (39.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 168 (28.67%) ITIL
3 146 (24.91%) Finance
4 144 (24.57%) Windows
5 108 (18.43%) Microsoft
6 100 (17.06%) Business Continuity Planning
7 88 (15.02%) BCP
7 88 (15.02%) Project Management
8 80 (13.65%) UNIX
9 76 (12.97%) Service Delivery
10 70 (11.95%) MS Excel
11 69 (11.77%) Risk Management
12 68 (11.60%) SQL
13 66 (11.26%) VMware
14 65 (11.09%) Active Directory
14 65 (11.09%) Security Cleared
15 63 (10.75%) Linux
16 62 (10.58%) Information Security
16 62 (10.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 61 (10.41%) Degree
17 61 (10.41%) Service Management
18 59 (10.07%) Management Information System
18 59 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
18 59 (10.07%) Business Continuity Management
19 56 (9.56%) Firewall
19 56 (9.56%) Cisco
19 56 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
20 55 (9.39%) Oracle
20 55 (9.39%) MS Office
20 55 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 41 (7.00%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.46%) MS Exchange
3 24 (4.10%) IIS
4 14 (2.39%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.22%) Apache
5 13 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.37%) Lync
9 8 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.19%) CICS
10 7 (1.19%) CMS
11 6 (1.02%) Drupal
12 5 (0.85%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 55 (9.39%) MS Office
3 21 (3.58%) MS Project
4 14 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.02%) Aligne
2 6 (1.02%) ZaiNet
2 6 (1.02%) Endur
3 4 (0.68%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) Agresso
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) BASE24
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.71%) Office 365
2 6 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.85%) PaaS
4 3 (0.51%) IaaS
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.51%) SaaS
4 3 (0.51%) Heroku
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.56%) Firewall
2 46 (7.85%) LAN
3 38 (6.48%) SAN
4 36 (6.14%) WAN
5 28 (4.78%) DNS
6 23 (3.92%) Internet
7 22 (3.75%) Network Security
7 22 (3.75%) SSL
7 22 (3.75%) Wireless
8 20 (3.41%) VoIP
9 18 (3.07%) MPLS
10 17 (2.90%) VPN
11 16 (2.73%) TCP/IP
12 14 (2.39%) Reverse Proxy
13 13 (2.22%) DHCP
14 9 (1.54%) VLAN
15 8 (1.37%) NAS
16 7 (1.19%) FTP
16 7 (1.19%) HTTP
17 6 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.90%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.54%) MySQL
7 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.85%) MS Access
9 5 (0.85%) Ingres
9 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.68%) DataStage
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.34%) QlikView
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.34%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.85%) PHPUnit
3 3 (0.51%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.34%) JIRA
4 2 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.17%) MSI
5 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 146 (24.91%) Finance
2 37 (6.31%) Banking
3 20 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.56%) Legal
5 10 (1.71%) Marketing
6 9 (1.54%) Back Office
6 9 (1.54%) Retail
7 6 (1.02%) Front Office
8 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.85%) Billing
8 5 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.68%) Publishing
9 4 (0.68%) Military
10 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.51%) Local Government
10 3 (0.51%) German Language
11 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 88 (15.02%) Analyst
2 49 (8.36%) Consultant
3 43 (7.34%) Service Manager
3 43 (7.34%) Architect
4 42 (7.17%) Project Manager
5 37 (6.31%) Administrator
6 27 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (3.24%) Security Engineer
8 18 (3.07%) Business Analyst
8 18 (3.07%) Developer
8 18 (3.07%) Information Manager
8 18 (3.07%) Technical Analyst
8 18 (3.07%) Project Engineer
9 16 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (2.56%) Security Manager
10 15 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
11 14 (2.39%) Business Manager
12 13 (2.22%) Support Analyst
12 13 (2.22%) Business Continuity Manager
12 13 (2.22%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.90%) Web Services
2 16 (2.73%) Middleware
3 14 (2.39%) .NET
4 13 (2.22%) XML
5 9 (1.54%) J2EE
6 7 (1.19%) JSP
6 7 (1.19%) HTML
7 6 (1.02%) Flash
7 6 (1.02%) EJB
8 5 (0.85%) XHTML
9 4 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.51%) CSS
11 2 (0.34%) Java EE
11 2 (0.34%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.17%) Rendezvous
12 1 (0.17%) OLE
12 1 (0.17%) VXML
12 1 (0.17%) XSL
12 1 (0.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.07%) Management Information System
2 21 (3.58%) Blackberry
3 20 (3.41%) Clustering
4 17 (2.90%) Replication
5 12 (2.05%) NHS
6 11 (1.88%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.88%) RMADS
6 11 (1.88%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.71%) CESG
8 9 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.19%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.85%) PMI
13 4 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
13 4 (0.68%) Cryptography
14 3 (0.51%) IVR
14 3 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 144 (24.57%) Windows
2 80 (13.65%) UNIX
3 63 (10.75%) Linux
4 59 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (4.95%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.22%) Windows XP
8 13 (2.22%) Solaris
9 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.02%) AIX
11 4 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.34%) SUSE
12 2 (0.34%) HPUX
13 1 (0.17%) VMS
13 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.17%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (39.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 168 (28.67%) ITIL
3 100 (17.06%) Business Continuity Planning
4 88 (15.02%) BCP
4 88 (15.02%) Project Management
5 76 (12.97%) Service Delivery
6 69 (11.77%) Risk Management
7 62 (10.58%) Information Security
8 61 (10.41%) Service Management
9 59 (10.07%) Business Continuity Management
10 54 (9.22%) Change Management
11 47 (8.02%) PRINCE2
12 45 (7.68%) Migration
13 32 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (5.29%) Problem Management
15 27 (4.61%) Incident Management
16 24 (4.10%) ITSM
16 24 (4.10%) Penetration Testing
17 23 (3.92%) Security Architecture
17 23 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.60%) SQL
2 31 (5.29%) Java
3 25 (4.27%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.56%) C
5 11 (1.88%) VB
5 11 (1.88%) C#
6 9 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.54%) Perl
6 9 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.37%) PHP
8 7 (1.19%) VBA
8 7 (1.19%) Korn
9 6 (1.02%) VBScript
9 6 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.85%) C++
11 4 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.68%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (11.09%) Security Cleared
2 61 (10.41%) Degree
3 40 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.41%) CISSP
5 19 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.07%) DV Cleared
6 18 (3.07%) CISA
6 18 (3.07%) CISM
7 17 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.90%) MCSE
8 15 (2.56%) CCNA
9 12 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (1.71%) PMI Certification
11 9 (1.54%) ISEB
11 9 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (1.37%) CCNP
13 7 (1.19%) MCSA
14 5 (0.85%) CRISC
15 4 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (10.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (7.68%) SLA
3 24 (4.10%) QA
4 11 (1.88%) ISO 9000
4 11 (1.88%) BS25999
4 11 (1.88%) COBIT
4 11 (1.88%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.54%) ISO 9001
6 8 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.19%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.34%) GxP
8 2 (0.34%) GCP
9 1 (0.17%) BS7799
9 1 (0.17%) P3O
9 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (11.09%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.22%) XenApp
5 8 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (1.02%) vSphere
6 6 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (1.02%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.85%) NLBS
7 5 (0.85%) Xen
8 4 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.51%) NFS
9 3 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.34%) RHEV
10 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.34%) RACF
Systems Management
1 24 (4.10%) SCCM
2 17 (2.90%) NetBackup
2 17 (2.90%) SCOM
3 14 (2.39%) Tivoli
4 7 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (1.19%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.85%) OpenView
5 5 (0.85%) WSUS
5 5 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.68%) Foglight
6 4 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.51%) WMI
7 3 (0.51%) Puppet
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.34%) HP NNM
8 2 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.17%) MOM
9 1 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 108 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.26%) VMware
3 56 (9.56%) Cisco
4 55 (9.39%) Oracle
5 37 (6.31%) IBM
6 33 (5.63%) HP
7 32 (5.46%) Citrix
8 23 (3.92%) EMC
9 22 (3.75%) Juniper
10 19 (3.24%) F5
11 16 (2.73%) NetApp
11 16 (2.73%) Symantec
12 15 (2.56%) Intel
13 14 (2.39%) SAP
14 13 (2.22%) Sybase
15 9 (1.54%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.37%) Dell
17 7 (1.19%) Websense
17 7 (1.19%) Blue Coat
17 7 (1.19%) Ruckus Wireless
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