Period
to 19 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 510 450
Rank change year-on-year +22 -60 +17
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 404 319 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.45% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 206 340
England median daily rate £413 £443 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.78% +14.94% +4.05%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £231
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £410 £440 £385
% change year-on-year -6.82% +14.29% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
England median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.37% -33.05% -29.11%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.26 £15.49
90th Percentile £52.95 £41.33 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +33.37% -33.05% -29.11%

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 78,122 71,238 81,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.81% 84.95% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,840 46,920 54,638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,130 1,901 2,023
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.52
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.00% - +17.37%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -7 141 £450 -2.17% 46
North of England +6 84 £333 -25.07% 15
South East -37 77 £450 +0.06% 21
Midlands +6 39 £400 +10.34% 28
North East +21 38 £310 -22.63% 2
South West +17 34 £458 -16.76% 12
East of England -5 29 £350 -12.50% 5
West Midlands 0 26 £368 +13.08% 20
North West -7 25 £375 -9.09% 8
Yorkshire -20 21 £500 +5.26% 5
East Midlands -1 13 £413 +13.79% 7
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 144 (35.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 135 (33.42%) ITIL
3 85 (21.04%) Finance
4 81 (20.05%) Windows
5 76 (18.81%) VMware
5 76 (18.81%) Security Cleared
6 75 (18.56%) Information Security
7 73 (18.07%) Project Management
8 70 (17.33%) Service Delivery
9 64 (15.84%) Management Information System
9 64 (15.84%) Active Directory
9 64 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 60 (14.85%) Microsoft
11 58 (14.36%) SC Cleared
12 56 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (13.61%) HP
13 55 (13.61%) Windows Server
14 54 (13.37%) Business Continuity Planning
14 54 (13.37%) BCP
15 50 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 46 (11.39%) DNS
16 46 (11.39%) SQL
16 46 (11.39%) Degree
17 44 (10.89%) Linux
17 44 (10.89%) Cisco
18 43 (10.64%) Citrix
19 42 (10.40%) DHCP
19 42 (10.40%) Service Management
20 41 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
21 40 (9.90%) SAP

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 32 (7.92%) IIS
2 16 (3.96%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.49%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.99%) Apache
5 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.74%) JBoss
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.25%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) Drupal
8 1 (0.25%) Kentico
8 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (6.68%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.50%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.50%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (0.50%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.50%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.25%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.95%) Office 365
3 17 (4.21%) PaaS
4 16 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.96%) SaaS
5 15 (3.71%) IaaS
6 5 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.25%) G Suite
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.39%) DNS
2 42 (10.40%) DHCP
3 38 (9.41%) SAN
4 35 (8.66%) Firewall
5 33 (8.17%) NetScaler
6 26 (6.44%) WAN
7 20 (4.95%) LAN
8 12 (2.97%) Network Security
9 11 (2.72%) Internet
9 11 (2.72%) IPsec
10 10 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (2.48%) MPLS
10 10 (2.48%) SMTP
11 9 (2.23%) SSL
11 9 (2.23%) VoIP
11 9 (2.23%) VPN
12 8 (1.98%) HTTP
12 8 (1.98%) Multicast
13 7 (1.73%) FTP
13 7 (1.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.98%) Power BI
3 6 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.99%) DB2
5 4 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (0.99%) MySQL
5 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.74%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (0.74%) DataStage
6 3 (0.74%) Informix
6 3 (0.74%) OLAP
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.74%) QualityStage
6 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (1.24%) JIRA
2 4 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.74%) MSI
4 2 (0.50%) Toad
5 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.25%) GitLab
5 1 (0.25%) Hudson
5 1 (0.25%) JMeter
5 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.25%) RStudio
5 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (21.04%) Finance
2 31 (7.67%) Legal
3 21 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.95%) Banking
5 14 (3.47%) Law
6 10 (2.48%) Retail
7 5 (1.24%) Advertising
7 5 (1.24%) Publishing
8 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.74%) Billing
10 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Local Government
10 2 (0.50%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (14.11%) Analyst
2 37 (9.16%) Architect
3 34 (8.42%) Consultant
4 26 (6.44%) Support Engineer
5 24 (5.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 23 (5.69%) Project Manager
7 21 (5.20%) Service Manager
8 18 (4.46%) Citrix Engineer
8 18 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (3.96%) Administrator
10 14 (3.47%) Technical Architect
11 13 (3.22%) Business Manager
11 13 (3.22%) Security Manager
12 11 (2.72%) Business Consultant
12 11 (2.72%) IT Manager
12 11 (2.72%) Network Engineer
12 11 (2.72%) Security Analyst
13 10 (2.48%) Business Continuity Manager
13 10 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
14 9 (2.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.97%) Web Services
2 9 (2.23%) Middleware
3 8 (1.98%) XML
4 4 (0.99%) J2EE
5 3 (0.74%) .NET
5 3 (0.74%) SOAP
5 3 (0.74%) XML Schema
6 2 (0.50%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.50%) JSP
6 2 (0.50%) LDAP
6 2 (0.50%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.50%) REST
6 2 (0.50%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (0.50%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.25%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.25%) jQuery
7 1 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (15.84%) Management Information System
2 36 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 27 (6.68%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.97%) Clustering
5 11 (2.72%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.23%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (1.98%) Replication
8 7 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.49%) NHS
9 6 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.24%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.24%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.24%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.05%) Windows
2 55 (13.61%) Windows Server
3 50 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (10.89%) Linux
5 24 (5.94%) Unix
6 17 (4.21%) Solaris
7 16 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.73%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.49%) CentOS
12 4 (0.99%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.99%) SUSE
13 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.25%) Debian
14 1 (0.25%) HPUX
14 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (35.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 135 (33.42%) ITIL
3 75 (18.56%) Information Security
4 73 (18.07%) Project Management
5 70 (17.33%) Service Delivery
6 56 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (13.37%) BCP
7 54 (13.37%) Business Continuity Planning
8 42 (10.40%) Service Management
9 41 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (9.65%) Data Protection
11 36 (8.91%) Change Management
12 35 (8.66%) Migration
12 35 (8.66%) Risk Management
13 34 (8.42%) Incident Management
14 31 (7.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (6.68%) PRINCE2
17 25 (6.19%) Problem Management
18 22 (5.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.39%) SQL
2 12 (2.97%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.48%) Java
4 9 (2.23%) Shell Script
5 7 (1.73%) Perl
6 6 (1.49%) AWK
6 6 (1.49%) Bourne shell
6 6 (1.49%) Korn
7 5 (1.24%) C
7 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.99%) Python
8 4 (0.99%) VB
9 3 (0.74%) ABAP
9 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.50%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) C#
11 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (18.81%) Security Cleared
2 58 (14.36%) SC Cleared
3 46 (11.39%) Degree
4 32 (7.92%) CISSP
5 29 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (6.44%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (5.20%) CISA
8 19 (4.70%) CISM
8 19 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (4.21%) CCNA
10 14 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (3.22%) CCNP
11 13 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.23%) ISEB
12 9 (2.23%) ISTQB
12 9 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (1.98%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.73%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (1.49%) CRISC
15 6 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.42%) SLA
2 29 (7.18%) PCI DSS
3 27 (6.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (6.44%) GDPR
5 14 (3.47%) ISO 22301
6 13 (3.22%) PMO
7 10 (2.48%) BS25999
8 8 (1.98%) COBIT
8 8 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (1.24%) Data Quality
10 5 (1.24%) QA
11 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.74%) MiFID
12 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.25%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (15.84%) Active Directory
1 64 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (9.90%) XenApp
3 34 (8.42%) vSphere
4 32 (7.92%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.49%) GlusterFS
6 6 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (1.24%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.74%) Docker
9 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.50%) XenServer
11 1 (0.25%) iptables
11 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.48%) SCCM
2 8 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.49%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.49%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (1.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 6 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.99%) Puppet
4 4 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.74%) Ansible
5 3 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.74%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.74%) QRadar
6 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.50%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.50%) WSUS
6 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 76 (18.81%) VMware
2 60 (14.85%) Microsoft
3 55 (13.61%) HP
4 44 (10.89%) Cisco
5 43 (10.64%) Citrix
6 40 (9.90%) SAP
7 31 (7.67%) Ivanti
8 29 (7.18%) Oracle
9 15 (3.71%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.22%) Dell
10 13 (3.22%) EMC
11 12 (2.97%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.48%) Brocade
13 9 (2.23%) IBM
14 8 (1.98%) Sun
15 7 (1.73%) NetApp
15 7 (1.73%) Palo Alto
15 7 (1.73%) Veritas
16 6 (1.49%) StorageTek
16 6 (1.49%) Veeam