Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 436 469 459
Rank change year-on-year +33 -10 -35
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 458 417 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.53% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 242 274
England median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £274 £275 £213
90th Percentile £675 £675 £623
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £415
% change year-on-year +2.10% +0.27% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 11
England median hourly rate £31.37 £27.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.19% +1.89% +1.92%
10th Percentile £18.90 £15.81 £17.00
90th Percentile £38.40 £55.73 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £31.37 £27.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year +16.19% +4.85% +14.44%

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 79,227 79,417 77,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.99% 85.96% 85.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,909 53,607 51,420
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,956 1,841 2,168
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% -1.43% +5.40%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.70% -0.70%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +15 156 £500 +5.26% 43
South East +50 129 £400 -10.86% 26
Midlands +16 60 £400 +9.59% 18
North of England -3 57 £400 - 21
East Midlands +20 44 £450 +23.29% 4
East of England -4 39 £385 +0.98% 7
Yorkshire -11 23 £400 +14.29% 7
North East -1 18 £360 +20.00% 3
North West -10 16 £550 +25.71% 11
West Midlands -14 16 £375 -16.67% 14
South West -39 12 £357 -12.93% 16
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 193 (42.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 121 (26.42%) ITIL
3 82 (17.90%) Finance
4 75 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (15.07%) Windows
6 64 (13.97%) Microsoft
7 59 (12.88%) Active Directory
7 59 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 58 (12.66%) Risk Management
9 56 (12.23%) Project Management
9 56 (12.23%) Linux
10 52 (11.35%) SQL
11 51 (11.14%) Information Security
12 49 (10.70%) Performance Tuning
13 48 (10.48%) Business Continuity Planning
14 46 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (10.04%) Service Management
15 45 (9.83%) Management Information System
15 45 (9.83%) Ansible
16 44 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
17 43 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
18 41 (8.95%) DevOps
18 41 (8.95%) Security Cleared
19 39 (8.52%) BCP
20 38 (8.30%) Test Scripting
20 38 (8.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 38 (8.30%) Capacity Management
21 37 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
21 37 (8.08%) Test Automation
21 37 (8.08%) 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 17 (3.71%) Apache
2 16 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.62%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.97%) Apache Pig
4 9 (1.97%) JBoss
5 6 (1.31%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.09%) Confluence
7 4 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.66%) IIS
8 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.44%) Drupal
9 2 (0.44%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.62%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.44%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 59 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.80%) Office 365
4 19 (4.15%) IaaS
5 13 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (2.84%) Amazon EMR
5 13 (2.84%) Amazon Glacier
5 13 (2.84%) Amazon S3
5 13 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (2.18%) SaaS
8 9 (1.97%) PaaS
9 5 (1.09%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.66%) Serverless
11 1 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.46%) Firewall
1 25 (5.46%) iSCSI
2 23 (5.02%) LAN
3 20 (4.37%) WAN
4 15 (3.28%) SAN
5 14 (3.06%) DNS
5 14 (3.06%) Network Security
6 13 (2.84%) Internet
7 12 (2.62%) Skype
7 12 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (2.40%) VoIP
8 11 (2.40%) VPN
9 8 (1.75%) DHCP
9 8 (1.75%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.53%) Wireless
11 6 (1.31%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.31%) VLAN
12 5 (1.09%) Kerberos
12 5 (1.09%) NAS
12 5 (1.09%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.46%) NoSQL
3 22 (4.80%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.84%) Amazon Aurora
4 13 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
5 11 (2.40%) MySQL
6 9 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.97%) Apache Hive
6 9 (1.97%) Big Data
6 9 (1.97%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.97%) HBase
6 9 (1.97%) Mahout
6 9 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.97%) Sqoop
7 8 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.53%) JIRA
2 6 (1.31%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.66%) Hudson
3 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) GCC
4 2 (0.44%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.44%) Subversion
4 2 (0.44%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 82 (17.90%) Finance
2 26 (5.68%) Banking
3 23 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.59%) Legal
5 20 (4.37%) Retail
6 9 (1.97%) Marketing
7 7 (1.53%) Billing
8 6 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.31%) Law
8 6 (1.31%) Publishing
9 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Electronics
10 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) International Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (16.81%) Analyst
2 44 (9.61%) Architect
3 38 (8.30%) Consultant
4 25 (5.46%) Project Manager
5 19 (4.15%) IT Manager
6 18 (3.93%) Test Analyst
7 17 (3.71%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (3.49%) Business Analyst
8 16 (3.49%) DBA
9 15 (3.28%) AWS Engineer
9 15 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (3.28%) Data Engineer
9 15 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (3.28%) Service Manager
10 14 (3.06%) Business Continuity Manager
11 13 (2.84%) Azure Architect
11 13 (2.84%) Business Manager
11 13 (2.84%) Service Analyst
12 12 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
13 11 (2.40%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.80%) Web Services
2 8 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 7 (1.53%) .NET
4 6 (1.31%) Middleware
5 5 (1.09%) LDAP
6 4 (0.87%) CSS
6 4 (0.87%) HTML
6 4 (0.87%) SOAP
7 3 (0.66%) HTML5
7 3 (0.66%) Node.js
8 2 (0.44%) EDIFACT
8 2 (0.44%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.44%) LAMP
8 2 (0.44%) REST
8 2 (0.44%) Spring
8 2 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.44%) XML
9 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.22%) JSON
9 1 (0.22%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.83%) Management Information System
2 43 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.11%) Data Centre
3 28 (6.11%) Virtual Team
4 18 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.06%) Clustering
7 8 (1.75%) Replication
8 7 (1.53%) NHS
8 7 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.31%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.87%) User Experience
12 3 (0.66%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.66%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.66%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.07%) Windows
2 56 (12.23%) Linux
3 29 (6.33%) Unix
4 28 (6.11%) Windows Server
5 19 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.62%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
7 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.31%) Android
8 6 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.66%) Solaris
9 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (42.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 121 (26.42%) ITIL
3 75 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (12.66%) Risk Management
5 56 (12.23%) Project Management
6 51 (11.14%) Information Security
7 49 (10.70%) Performance Tuning
8 48 (10.48%) Business Continuity Planning
9 46 (10.04%) Service Management
9 46 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (8.95%) DevOps
11 39 (8.52%) BCP
12 38 (8.30%) Capacity Management
12 38 (8.30%) Test Scripting
13 37 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
13 37 (8.08%) Migration
13 37 (8.08%) Test Automation
14 35 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 35 (7.64%) Service Delivery
15 33 (7.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.35%) SQL
2 20 (4.37%) Python
3 17 (3.71%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.28%) Java
5 10 (2.18%) C
6 6 (1.31%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.31%) Ruby
7 5 (1.09%) C#
7 5 (1.09%) C++
7 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.66%) Perl
8 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.66%) VBScript
9 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.77%) Degree
4 29 (6.33%) CISSP
5 24 (5.24%) CISM
6 19 (4.15%) CISA
7 14 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 10 (2.18%) MCSE
10 9 (1.97%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (1.53%) Master's Degree
11 7 (1.53%) OCP
12 6 (1.31%) CCNA
12 6 (1.31%) NCDA
12 6 (1.31%) NCIE
12 6 (1.31%) NCSIE
13 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (5.90%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (4.37%) GDPR
4 20 (4.37%) QA
4 20 (4.37%) SLA
5 15 (3.28%) PMO
6 12 (2.62%) ISO 22301
7 7 (1.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.31%) COBIT
8 6 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (1.09%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.22%) BS25999
12 1 (0.22%) COSO
12 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 59 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.24%) NFS
3 22 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (3.06%) Firmware
6 12 (2.62%) XenApp
7 9 (1.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (1.97%) HDFS
8 8 (1.75%) Docker
8 8 (1.75%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.31%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.31%) vSphere
10 5 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.66%) vCloud
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.22%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 45 (9.83%) Ansible
2 36 (7.86%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (5.90%) Puppet
4 10 (2.18%) SCCM
5 9 (1.97%) Ambari
5 9 (1.97%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (1.97%) Oozie
6 8 (1.75%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.75%) Foglight
6 8 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.09%) SCOM
7 5 (1.09%) vRealize
8 4 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.87%) Terraform
9 3 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.66%) Hyperic
9 3 (0.66%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.66%) Nagios
Vendors
1 64 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.21%) Cisco
2 33 (7.21%) Oracle
3 32 (6.99%) VMware
4 29 (6.33%) Citrix
5 18 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.49%) Splunk
7 13 (2.84%) Google
7 13 (2.84%) NetApp
8 12 (2.62%) HP
9 10 (2.18%) SolarWinds
10 8 (1.75%) Imperva
11 7 (1.53%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.53%) SAP
11 7 (1.53%) Symantec
12 6 (1.31%) EMC
12 6 (1.31%) IBM
12 6 (1.31%) Veeam
13 5 (1.09%) F5
13 5 (1.09%) ServiceNow