Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 461 415
Rank change year-on-year +2 -46 +20
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 421 417 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 271 324
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +5.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £219
90th Percentile £675 £623 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 14
England median hourly rate £27.00 £26.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +1.92% -27.78%
10th Percentile £15.81 £17.00 £15.60
90th Percentile £55.73 £38.75 £54.00
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £25.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.85% +14.44% -31.82%

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 78,131 75,874 81,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.05% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,808 50,633 53,496
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,789 2,058 2,484
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -28 153 £475 +5.56% 57
South East -45 80 £449 +1.99% 42
East of England +25 55 £381 -4.69% 7
North of England +20 51 £400 +6.67% 33
Midlands +10 44 £365 -14.12% 19
East Midlands +30 31 £365 -33.64% 6
South West +8 28 £410 +66.50% 10
Yorkshire +16 19 £350 -51.05% 6
North West +6 19 £438 +28.68% 17
North East +43 13 £300 -25.00% 10
West Midlands -12 13 £450 +8.37% 13
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 162 (38.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 110 (26.13%) ITIL
3 86 (20.43%) Finance
4 82 (19.48%) Windows
5 78 (18.53%) Information Security
6 77 (18.29%) Microsoft
6 77 (18.29%) Business Continuity Planning
7 74 (17.58%) Project Management
8 64 (15.20%) BCP
8 64 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (14.96%) Active Directory
10 57 (13.54%) Management Information System
11 54 (12.83%) VMware
12 51 (12.11%) Service Delivery
12 51 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 48 (11.40%) Risk Management
14 47 (11.16%) Change Management
15 44 (10.45%) Citrix
15 44 (10.45%) Data Centre
15 44 (10.45%) Windows Server
16 43 (10.21%) Firewall
17 42 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (9.74%) Service Management
18 41 (9.74%) Cisco
19 40 (9.50%) SQL
19 40 (9.50%) High Availability
20 39 (9.26%) Linux
20 39 (9.26%) Migration
21 37 (8.79%) CISSP
22 36 (8.55%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 16 (3.80%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.33%) IIS
3 11 (2.61%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.71%) SAS
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.48%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (8.55%) Office 365
3 23 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.09%) IaaS
4 13 (3.09%) SaaS
5 11 (2.61%) PaaS
6 7 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.71%) Serverless
9 2 (0.48%) npm
9 2 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.21%) Firewall
2 29 (6.89%) WAN
3 28 (6.65%) DNS
4 23 (5.46%) LAN
5 19 (4.51%) SAN
6 17 (4.04%) SMS
7 16 (3.80%) DHCP
8 14 (3.33%) Network Security
8 14 (3.33%) VPN
9 12 (2.85%) Skype
10 11 (2.61%) Intranet
10 11 (2.61%) VLAN
11 10 (2.38%) Internet
12 9 (2.14%) TCP/IP
12 9 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.90%) Wireless
14 7 (1.66%) NAS
14 7 (1.66%) Unified Communications
15 6 (1.43%) MPLS
15 6 (1.43%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.14%) OLAP
3 9 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (1.43%) OLTP
5 6 (1.43%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.95%) DataStage
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.95%) Power BI
7 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.71%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.71%) MySQL
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.66%) JIRA
3 7 (1.66%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.19%) GitLab
4 5 (1.19%) Subversion
5 4 (0.95%) JMeter
5 4 (0.95%) Selenium
6 2 (0.48%) Babel
6 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.48%) webpack
7 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 86 (20.43%) Finance
2 32 (7.60%) Banking
3 28 (6.65%) Legal
4 26 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 25 (5.94%) Retail
6 20 (4.75%) Law
7 8 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.43%) Advertising
8 6 (1.43%) Billing
8 6 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.43%) Publishing
8 6 (1.43%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Back Office
9 3 (0.71%) French Language
9 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Front Office
10 2 (0.48%) Local Government
10 2 (0.48%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 61 (14.49%) Architect
2 46 (10.93%) Analyst
3 33 (7.84%) Consultant
3 33 (7.84%) Project Manager
4 20 (4.75%) IT Manager
5 18 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (3.80%) Technical Architect
7 15 (3.56%) Support Specialist
8 14 (3.33%) Developer
8 14 (3.33%) Security Consultant
9 13 (3.09%) Business Manager
9 13 (3.09%) Security Manager
10 12 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (2.61%) IT Consultant
12 10 (2.38%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.38%) Service Manager
13 9 (2.14%) DBA
13 9 (2.14%) Senior Manager
13 9 (2.14%) Server Support
13 9 (2.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.61%) Web Services
2 10 (2.38%) JSON
3 8 (1.90%) Middleware
3 8 (1.90%) XML
4 7 (1.66%) .NET
5 3 (0.71%) HTML
5 3 (0.71%) SOAP
5 3 (0.71%) WSDL
6 2 (0.48%) CSS
6 2 (0.48%) CSS3
6 2 (0.48%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.48%) HTML5
6 2 (0.48%) LESS
6 2 (0.48%) Node.js
6 2 (0.48%) React
6 2 (0.48%) Sass
6 2 (0.48%) Semantic UI
6 2 (0.48%) Serverless Framework
7 1 (0.24%) JSP
7 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.54%) Management Information System
2 44 (10.45%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.85%) Clustering
6 10 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.38%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.14%) User Experience
8 7 (1.66%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.43%) CESG
9 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (1.43%) PKI
10 5 (1.19%) BYOD
10 5 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 82 (19.48%) Windows
2 44 (10.45%) Windows Server
3 39 (9.26%) Linux
4 25 (5.94%) Unix
5 20 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 14 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 13 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.14%) Solaris
11 8 (1.90%) Android
12 7 (1.66%) SUSE
13 4 (0.95%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.71%) AIX
14 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (38.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 110 (26.13%) ITIL
3 78 (18.53%) Information Security
4 77 (18.29%) Business Continuity Planning
5 74 (17.58%) Project Management
6 64 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (15.20%) BCP
7 51 (12.11%) Service Delivery
8 48 (11.40%) Risk Management
9 47 (11.16%) Change Management
10 42 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (9.74%) Service Management
12 40 (9.50%) High Availability
13 39 (9.26%) Migration
14 33 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (7.84%) Data Protection
15 28 (6.65%) PRINCE2
15 28 (6.65%) Security Management
16 27 (6.41%) SDLC
17 26 (6.18%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.50%) SQL
2 8 (1.90%) Java
2 8 (1.90%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.19%) C#
3 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.71%) Python
4 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.71%) VB
5 2 (0.48%) C
5 2 (0.48%) ES6
5 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (8.79%) CISSP
2 32 (7.60%) Degree
3 29 (6.89%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.41%) CISM
5 26 (6.18%) CISA
6 21 (4.99%) SC Cleared
7 20 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (3.80%) MCSE
9 13 (3.09%) CCNA
9 13 (3.09%) CCNP
10 10 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (2.14%) MCSA
12 8 (1.90%) CRISC
13 7 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.66%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (1.19%) PCI QSA
14 5 (1.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (6.65%) PCI DSS
3 23 (5.46%) GDPR
4 21 (4.99%) QA
5 19 (4.51%) SLA
6 13 (3.09%) PMO
7 12 (2.85%) ISO 22301
8 9 (2.14%) BS25999
9 8 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (1.19%) ISO 9001
11 5 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.95%) COBIT
12 4 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.71%) RMADS
14 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 63 (14.96%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.80%) XenApp
4 15 (3.56%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.33%) vSphere
6 7 (1.66%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.43%) DFS Replication
7 6 (1.43%) XenServer
8 5 (1.19%) Docker
8 5 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.71%) Firmware
9 3 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.71%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.48%) NFS
10 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.24%) IAG
11 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (3.80%) SCCM
2 9 (2.14%) Ansible
3 7 (1.66%) SCOM
4 6 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (1.43%) Nagios
5 5 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.19%) Graylog
5 5 (1.19%) logstash
5 5 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.19%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.19%) WSUS
6 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.95%) Puppet
6 4 (0.95%) Rundeck
7 3 (0.71%) QRadar
7 3 (0.71%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 77 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.83%) VMware
3 44 (10.45%) Citrix
4 41 (9.74%) Cisco
5 23 (5.46%) Oracle
6 20 (4.75%) NetApp
7 16 (3.80%) SAP
8 9 (2.14%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.14%) IBM
8 9 (2.14%) Ivanti
8 9 (2.14%) Micro Focus
8 9 (2.14%) Palo Alto
8 9 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.90%) Apple
9 8 (1.90%) Dell
9 8 (1.90%) HP
9 8 (1.90%) McAfee
10 7 (1.66%) CommVault
11 6 (1.43%) EMC
11 6 (1.43%) Juniper