The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Business Continuity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Continuity
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 81 76
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.80% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 5
Median daily rate £400 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.91% -4.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year +2.70% -6.91%  

Business Continuity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 769 1246 1177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.51% 82.63% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 696 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Business Continuity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity in Edinburgh

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Continuity in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) DB2
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (40.00%) Law
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) BCP
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Business Continuity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (40.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DBA
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) BCP
2 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) IISP
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle