Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 478 512 474
Rank change year-on-year +34 -38 -35
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 415 341 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.43% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 214 329
England median daily rate £450 £405 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.81% +14.67%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £215
90th Percentile £688 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
England median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% +1.89% -0.93%
10th Percentile £32.90 £13.75 £13.33
90th Percentile £54.20 £39.75 £28.85
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year +48.15% +16.88% +2.67%

Business Continuity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,256 78,544 84,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.91% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,241 52,550 55,988
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £605
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,851 2,228
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +10.53% +3.45%

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Business Continuity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity in England

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in England

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Continuity in England

Business Continuity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Continuity in England

Business Continuity
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Continuity in England

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +45 153 £515 +8.42% 38
South East +32 102 £413 +17.86% 28
Midlands 0 54 £363 +5.29% 18
North of England -7 48 £375 -21.05% 21
East of England -27 39 £363 -6.45% 14
East Midlands +4 28 £400 +16.79% 10
West Midlands -13 26 £344 -1.79% 7
North West -12 19 £456 -1.35% 12
South West -29 17 £445 +14.18% 14
North East +8 15 £336 -26.90% 2
Yorkshire -7 14 £500 -5.88% 7
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 195 (46.99%) Disaster Recovery
2 131 (31.57%) ITIL
3 104 (25.06%) Finance
4 68 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (14.70%) Windows
6 58 (13.98%) Microsoft
6 58 (13.98%) Project Management
7 56 (13.49%) Linux
7 56 (13.49%) Business Continuity Planning
8 54 (13.01%) Service Management
9 52 (12.53%) Risk Management
10 49 (11.81%) VMware
10 49 (11.81%) BCP
10 49 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
11 47 (11.33%) Information Security
12 46 (11.08%) Security Cleared
13 44 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (10.12%) Incident Management
15 39 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
16 38 (9.16%) Service Delivery
16 38 (9.16%) Management Information System
16 38 (9.16%) Active Directory
17 37 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
17 37 (8.92%) Problem Management
17 37 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
17 37 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (8.67%) SC Cleared
18 36 (8.67%) Business Continuity Management
19 35 (8.43%) SQL
19 35 (8.43%) Migration

Business Continuity
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.13%) Apache
3 10 (2.41%) IIS
4 9 (2.17%) JBoss
4 9 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.45%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.20%) Confluence
7 5 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.96%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.72%) Drupal
9 3 (0.72%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.24%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 37 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (4.34%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (4.34%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.65%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.48%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.48%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (0.48%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 16 (3.86%) Office 365
5 15 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.61%) Amazon EMR
5 15 (3.61%) Amazon Glacier
5 15 (3.61%) Amazon S3
6 14 (3.37%) PaaS
6 14 (3.37%) SaaS
7 12 (2.89%) IaaS
8 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.72%) Serverless
10 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.48%) G Suite
11 1 (0.24%) GitHub
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.75%) DNS
2 26 (6.27%) iSCSI
2 26 (6.27%) SAN
3 18 (4.34%) Firewall
4 16 (3.86%) DHCP
5 13 (3.13%) LAN
5 13 (3.13%) Network Security
6 11 (2.65%) NAS
7 10 (2.41%) WAN
8 8 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.93%) Internet
8 8 (1.93%) NetScaler
8 8 (1.93%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.69%) VPN
10 6 (1.45%) Skype
10 6 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.20%) MPLS
11 5 (1.20%) SMTP
12 4 (0.96%) SSL
12 4 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.61%) Amazon Aurora
3 15 (3.61%) Amazon Redshift
3 15 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.37%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (1.93%) Power BI
6 7 (1.69%) MySQL
6 7 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.48%) OLAP
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.17%) JIRA
2 6 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.48%) Subversion
4 2 (0.48%) Toad
4 2 (0.48%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.24%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.24%) Hudson
5 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 104 (25.06%) Finance
2 24 (5.78%) Banking
3 21 (5.06%) Retail
4 20 (4.82%) Legal
5 19 (4.58%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.69%) Billing
6 7 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.96%) Advertising
7 4 (0.96%) Marketing
7 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.72%) Electronics
8 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.72%) Law
8 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) International Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 77 (18.55%) Analyst
2 48 (11.57%) Architect
3 34 (8.19%) Consultant
4 26 (6.27%) Service Manager
5 25 (6.02%) IT Manager
6 20 (4.82%) Project Manager
7 18 (4.34%) Cloud Engineer
7 18 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
8 16 (3.86%) Business Analyst
8 16 (3.86%) Delivery Manager
8 16 (3.86%) Test Analyst
9 15 (3.61%) Business Manager
9 15 (3.61%) IT Analyst
10 14 (3.37%) Business Continuity Manager
10 14 (3.37%) IT Services Manager
11 13 (3.13%) Service Analyst
12 11 (2.65%) Administrator
12 11 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.47%) Web Services
2 11 (2.65%) Middleware
3 8 (1.93%) LDAP
3 8 (1.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (1.69%) SOAP
5 6 (1.45%) Spring
6 4 (0.96%) .NET
6 4 (0.96%) REST
7 3 (0.72%) J2EE
7 3 (0.72%) LAMP
7 3 (0.72%) Node.js
7 3 (0.72%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.72%) Thymeleaf
7 3 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.48%) HTML
8 2 (0.48%) JMS
8 2 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (0.48%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (9.16%) Management Information System
3 32 (7.71%) Data Centre
4 21 (5.06%) Virtual Team
5 18 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.65%) Replication
7 10 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (2.17%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.93%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.69%) NHS
10 7 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.69%) User Experience
11 6 (1.45%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.20%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.96%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 61 (14.70%) Windows
2 56 (13.49%) Linux
3 31 (7.47%) Unix
4 28 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (5.06%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.69%) Solaris
8 7 (1.69%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.45%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (0.96%) Android
10 4 (0.96%) CentOS
10 4 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.48%) HPUX
12 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.48%) SUSE
12 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (46.99%) Disaster Recovery
2 131 (31.57%) ITIL
3 68 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (13.98%) Project Management
5 56 (13.49%) Business Continuity Planning
6 54 (13.01%) Service Management
7 52 (12.53%) Risk Management
8 49 (11.81%) BCP
9 47 (11.33%) Information Security
10 44 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (10.12%) Incident Management
12 38 (9.16%) Service Delivery
13 37 (8.92%) Problem Management
13 37 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
14 36 (8.67%) Business Continuity Management
15 35 (8.43%) Migration
16 34 (8.19%) Configuration Management
17 32 (7.71%) Change Control
17 32 (7.71%) Cybersecurity
18 31 (7.47%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.43%) SQL
2 21 (5.06%) Python
3 12 (2.89%) Java
4 9 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.93%) Perl
5 8 (1.93%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.69%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.69%) C
7 6 (1.45%) Ruby
8 4 (0.96%) AWK
8 4 (0.96%) Bourne shell
8 4 (0.96%) Korn
8 4 (0.96%) VBScript
9 2 (0.48%) ABAP
9 2 (0.48%) Java 8
9 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.48%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.24%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (11.08%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.75%) ITIL Certification
4 26 (6.27%) Degree
5 20 (4.82%) CISSP
6 19 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (4.10%) CISM
8 16 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (3.13%) CCNA
10 12 (2.89%) CISA
11 11 (2.65%) CCNP
11 11 (2.65%) Oracle Certification
12 10 (2.41%) OCP
13 9 (2.17%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (1.93%) MCSE
15 7 (1.69%) RHCE
15 7 (1.69%) RHCSA
16 6 (1.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 6 (1.45%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 24 (5.78%) SLA
2 23 (5.54%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.82%) GDPR
4 19 (4.58%) QA
5 14 (3.37%) PMO
6 13 (3.13%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.72%) COBIT
8 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.48%) BS25999
10 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.06%) NFS
4 16 (3.86%) XenApp
5 13 (3.13%) vSphere
6 12 (2.89%) Firmware
7 11 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.41%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.45%) Docker
9 6 (1.45%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.20%) Samba
11 4 (0.96%) GlusterFS
11 4 (0.96%) KVM
11 4 (0.96%) RHEV
11 4 (0.96%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.96%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 34 (8.19%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (7.71%) Ansible
3 20 (4.82%) Puppet
4 11 (2.65%) SCCM
5 8 (1.93%) Data Guard
5 8 (1.93%) Foglight
5 8 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (1.20%) vRealize
8 4 (0.96%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.96%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.96%) OpenView
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.96%) SCOM
8 4 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (0.96%) WSUS
8 4 (0.96%) yum
Vendors
1 58 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.81%) VMware
3 33 (7.95%) Cisco
4 32 (7.71%) Oracle
5 30 (7.23%) HP
6 25 (6.02%) Citrix
7 24 (5.78%) Red Hat
8 19 (4.58%) Splunk
9 18 (4.34%) SAP
10 14 (3.37%) EMC
11 12 (2.89%) NetApp
12 11 (2.65%) IBM
13 10 (2.41%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.41%) Veritas
14 8 (1.93%) Brocade
14 8 (1.93%) Dell
14 8 (1.93%) Imperva
15 7 (1.69%) BMC
16 6 (1.45%) Ivanti
16 6 (1.45%) SolarWinds