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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 400 392 390
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 232 224 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.56% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 143 103
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £399 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 14
Average hourly rate £16.09 £30.50 £15.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.24% +92.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.02 £21.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.42 £36.00 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 £30.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-47.24% +117.85%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 217 £400 +0.14% 82
London -10 78 £388 -3.12% 33
South East +29 50 £419 +11.66% 5
Berkshire +32 28 £475 +22.58% 3
South West +17 23 £388 -61.25% 7
City of London +21 22 £450 +4.65% 7
West Midlands -11 20 £400 +14.28% 4
East Midlands -2 15 £450 - 7
Wiltshire +7 14 £380 -41.53% 2
Scotland -4 14 £399 -11.38% 4
North West -10 13 £375 +7.14% 13
Slough +13 9 £365 -2.66%
Bristol +6 9 £400 -63.63% 2
Hampshire +5 9 £263 -19.84%
East of England +4 9 £350 -22.22% 5
Nottinghamshire -1 9 £450 - 3
Nottingham -6 9 £450 - 3
Manchester -8 9 £538 +53.57% 9
Edinburgh -11 9 £413 -8.33% 2
Reading +2 8 £475 - 2
Surrey -8 7 £413 - 1
Yorkshire -34 7 £495 +29.83% 8
Southampton - 6 £263 -
Buckinghamshire +18 5 £300 -42.85%
Coventry -4 5 £400 -
Swindon +1 4 £390 -40.00% 1
Birmingham -2 4 £150 -57.14% 2
Shropshire -16 4 £438 -
West Yorkshire -17 4 - - 6
Essex - 4 £375 -

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 190 (35.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 134 (24.91%) ITIL
3 123 (22.86%) Finance
4 105 (19.52%) Windows
5 102 (18.96%) Microsoft
6 101 (18.77%) Project Management
7 84 (15.61%) Information Security
8 80 (14.87%) Business Continuity Planning
9 77 (14.31%) BCP
10 76 (14.13%) Service Delivery
11 70 (13.01%) MS Excel
12 69 (12.83%) SQL Server
13 67 (12.45%) Business Continuity Management
14 66 (12.27%) Data Centre
15 65 (12.08%) Active Directory
15 65 (12.08%) Change Management
16 63 (11.71%) Risk Management
17 62 (11.52%) Security Cleared
18 61 (11.34%) SQL
19 58 (10.78%) Service Management
19 58 (10.78%) VMware
20 57 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
21 54 (10.04%) Firewall
21 54 (10.04%) Cisco
22 53 (9.85%) Management Information System
22 53 (9.85%) Degree
23 52 (9.67%) Windows Server
24 50 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
25 45 (8.36%) Problem Management
25 45 (8.36%) ISO/IEC 27001

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.16%) IIS
4 13 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.42%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.12%) CMS
6 6 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.93%) Apache
7 5 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.74%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.56%) Sonic ESB
9 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 70 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.13%) MS Office
3 29 (5.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (3.72%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.04%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.30%) SAP GRC
2 7 (1.30%) SAP SRM
3 5 (0.93%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.74%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.56%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.19%) Documaker
7 1 (0.19%) Exstream
7 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.42%) Office 365
2 11 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.49%) SaaS
4 6 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.74%) PaaS
6 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.37%) IaaS
7 2 (0.37%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (10.04%) Firewall
2 38 (7.06%) VPN
3 32 (5.95%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.20%) DNS
4 28 (5.20%) WAN
5 27 (5.02%) Internet
5 27 (5.02%) LAN
6 25 (4.65%) SAN
7 20 (3.72%) Network Security
8 19 (3.53%) VoIP
9 17 (3.16%) DHCP
10 14 (2.60%) Wireless
11 9 (1.67%) SSL
11 9 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.49%) OSPF
13 7 (1.30%) LDAP
13 7 (1.30%) VLAN
14 6 (1.12%) HTTP
14 6 (1.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.72%) MS Access
4 19 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (2.04%) Big Data
7 11 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.67%) OLAP
9 7 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.30%) Riak
9 7 (1.30%) SAP BW
10 6 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.12%) SAP BI
10 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.93%) OLTP
11 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (1.30%) Ant
1 7 (1.30%) Jenkins
1 7 (1.30%) Maven
2 5 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.56%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.19%) JIRA
5 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 123 (22.86%) Finance
2 36 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 34 (6.32%) Banking
4 30 (5.58%) Legal
5 15 (2.79%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.67%) Front Office
8 8 (1.49%) Marketing
8 8 (1.49%) Publishing
9 7 (1.30%) Billing
10 6 (1.12%) Retail
11 5 (0.93%) Law
12 3 (0.56%) Electronics
12 3 (0.56%) Local Government
13 2 (0.37%) Advertising
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.37%) French Language
13 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (17.66%) Analyst
2 52 (9.67%) Project Manager
3 42 (7.81%) IT Manager
4 40 (7.43%) Architect
5 34 (6.32%) Developer
6 33 (6.13%) Consultant
7 25 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.09%) Business Analyst
8 22 (4.09%) Service Manager
9 20 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery Manager
10 18 (3.35%) Business Continuity Manager
11 17 (3.16%) IT Project Manager
12 16 (2.97%) Business Continuity Analyst
12 16 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
12 16 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (2.79%) Business Manager
13 15 (2.79%) IT Services Manager
14 14 (2.60%) Business Continuity Specialist
14 14 (2.60%) Security Manager
14 14 (2.60%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.09%) Web Services
2 13 (2.42%) Middleware
3 11 (2.04%) .NET
4 7 (1.30%) RESTful
5 5 (0.93%) MDX
5 5 (0.93%) SAML
6 4 (0.74%) COM+
6 4 (0.74%) XML
7 3 (0.56%) HTML
7 3 (0.56%) JMS
7 3 (0.56%) REST
7 3 (0.56%) SOAP
7 3 (0.56%) WCF
7 3 (0.56%) WF
7 3 (0.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.19%) Flash
9 1 (0.19%) JRules
9 1 (0.19%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 53 (9.85%) Management Information System
3 50 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.60%) Replication
6 13 (2.42%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.04%) CESG
7 11 (2.04%) NHS
8 10 (1.86%) CESG CLAS
8 10 (1.86%) Clustering
9 9 (1.67%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.30%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.30%) PMI
11 6 (1.12%) CMDB
11 6 (1.12%) IVR
11 6 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
11 6 (1.12%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.93%) Handset
12 5 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (19.52%) Windows
2 52 (9.67%) Windows Server
3 42 (7.81%) Linux
4 32 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (5.39%) Unix
6 27 (5.02%) Windows 7
6 27 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.67%) Solaris
9 8 (1.49%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.74%) AIX
12 4 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.37%) CentOS
14 2 (0.37%) SUSE
15 1 (0.19%) Android
15 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (35.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 134 (24.91%) ITIL
3 101 (18.77%) Project Management
4 84 (15.61%) Information Security
5 80 (14.87%) Business Continuity Planning
6 77 (14.31%) BCP
7 76 (14.13%) Service Delivery
8 67 (12.45%) Business Continuity Management
9 65 (12.08%) Change Management
10 63 (11.71%) Risk Management
11 58 (10.78%) Service Management
12 57 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (8.36%) Problem Management
14 41 (7.62%) Incident Management
15 39 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (7.25%) Data Protection
16 38 (7.06%) PRINCE2
17 31 (5.76%) Migration
18 28 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (4.83%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (11.34%) SQL
2 21 (3.90%) Java
3 19 (3.53%) T-SQL
4 9 (1.67%) C#
5 7 (1.30%) C
5 7 (1.30%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.30%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (0.74%) C++
7 4 (0.74%) VBA
8 3 (0.56%) Perl
9 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.37%) VBScript
10 1 (0.19%) AWK
10 1 (0.19%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.19%) Delphi
10 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
10 1 (0.19%) Python
10 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 53 (9.85%) Degree
3 37 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.83%) CISSP
5 20 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.97%) CLAS
7 14 (2.60%) CCNA
8 13 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (2.04%) MCP
9 11 (2.04%) MCSE
10 10 (1.86%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.30%) CCNP
11 7 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (1.30%) CISM
12 6 (1.12%) CISA
12 6 (1.12%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.12%) MCSA
12 6 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (5.95%) SLA
3 25 (4.65%) QA
4 23 (4.28%) ISO22301
5 17 (3.16%) PCI DSS
6 15 (2.79%) RMADS
7 14 (2.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (2.42%) JSP 440
9 8 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (1.30%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.74%) BS7799
11 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.74%) HMG Infosec
12 3 (0.56%) BS25999
12 3 (0.56%) COBIT
12 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.19%) COSO
13 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 65 (12.08%) Active Directory
2 43 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.86%) vSphere
4 9 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.93%) Firmware
5 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.93%) XenApp
5 5 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.37%) NFS
7 2 (0.37%) NLBS
7 2 (0.37%) vCloud
7 2 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.37%) Xen
8 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.19%) Samba
8 1 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (2.42%) NetBackup
2 7 (1.30%) SCOM
3 6 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.12%) SCCM
4 5 (0.93%) Nessus
4 5 (0.93%) Puppet
4 5 (0.93%) WSUS
5 4 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.74%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.37%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.37%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.37%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.37%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.37%) vRealize
7 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (18.96%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.78%) VMware
3 54 (10.04%) Cisco
4 37 (6.88%) HP
5 35 (6.51%) Oracle
6 28 (5.20%) SAP
7 26 (4.83%) Citrix
8 21 (3.90%) EMC
9 19 (3.53%) NetApp
10 16 (2.97%) Juniper
11 15 (2.79%) IBM
11 15 (2.79%) Remedy
12 14 (2.60%) Symantec
13 9 (1.67%) BMC
13 9 (1.67%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.67%) F5
13 9 (1.67%) Palo Alto
14 8 (1.49%) Aruba
14 8 (1.49%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.49%) ServiceNow
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £45000 - £54000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Pewsey, Wiltshire
Acumin
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
UK
Acumin Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
South Western Ambulance Service
Rate: From £65,922 to £81,618 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Matlock
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £28,050 - 31,525 per year
Posted: 25 days ago