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 3 months to 25 April 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 409 373 423
Rank change year-on-year -36 +50  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 174 264 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.62% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 186 132
Median daily rate £450 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +17.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% -18.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £28.90 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £36.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £32.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year -49.90% -18.23%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35803 42671 41378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.74% 82.97% 80.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23683 28585 26139
Median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 905 954 1224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +33 57 £450 +12.43% 13
London -36 56 £470 +18.61% 29
Yorkshire +38 10 £469 -1.31% 7
North East +9 10 £463 +65.17%
East Midlands -1 10 £375 -16.66% 2
South West -10 10 £494 +31.66% 4
East of England -5 9 £413 +17.85% 8
North West +8 7 £345 -8.00% 3
West Midlands +10 2 £438 +9.37% 2
Midlands +5 1 £600 -
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 England region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 140 (39.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 93 (26.20%) Finance
3 82 (23.10%) ITIL
4 67 (18.87%) Windows
5 64 (18.03%) Microsoft
6 52 (14.65%) Oracle
7 51 (14.37%) BCP
8 50 (14.08%) Project Management
8 50 (14.08%) Information Security
9 47 (13.24%) Service Delivery
9 47 (13.24%) Business Continuity Planning
10 46 (12.96%) Firewall
11 44 (12.39%) SQL
12 40 (11.27%) Linux
13 39 (10.99%) Security Cleared
14 37 (10.42%) Service Management
14 37 (10.42%) Active Directory
14 37 (10.42%) VMware
14 37 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (10.14%) Management Information System
15 36 (10.14%) Data Centre
16 35 (9.86%) Change Management
16 35 (9.86%) Incident Management
17 33 (9.30%) SQL Server
17 33 (9.30%) Windows Server
18 32 (9.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 30 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (8.17%) Problem Management
21 28 (7.89%) Banking

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 25 (7.04%) IIS
2 18 (5.07%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.13%) Apache
6 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.85%) CMS
7 3 (0.85%) FileNet
7 3 (0.85%) JBoss
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.56%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.20%) Office 365
2 21 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.38%) IaaS
5 11 (3.10%) SaaS
6 9 (2.54%) PaaS
7 5 (1.41%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.28%) G Suite
9 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.96%) Firewall
2 18 (5.07%) DNS
3 16 (4.51%) LAN
3 16 (4.51%) WAN
4 15 (4.23%) SAN
5 13 (3.66%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.10%) VPN
7 9 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (2.25%) VLAN
9 7 (1.97%) BGP
9 7 (1.97%) Network Security
10 6 (1.69%) DHCP
10 6 (1.69%) Intranet
11 5 (1.41%) Extranet
11 5 (1.41%) LDAP
11 5 (1.41%) SSL
12 4 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.13%) VoIP
13 3 (0.85%) Internet
13 3 (0.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (5.07%) Oracle Database
4 17 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (3.38%) Oracle9i Database
7 9 (2.54%) MySQL
8 7 (1.97%) Power BI
9 6 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.41%) DB2
10 5 (1.41%) OLAP
10 5 (1.41%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.13%) OLTP
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (4.23%) TeamCity
2 8 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.13%) JIRA
3 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.85%) ERwin
4 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.28%) GitLab
6 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Toad
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (26.20%) Finance
2 28 (7.89%) Banking
3 18 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.23%) Legal
5 13 (3.66%) Front Office
6 12 (3.38%) Back Office
7 8 (2.25%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.25%) Retail
8 5 (1.41%) Law
8 5 (1.41%) Military
9 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.85%) Marketing
10 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.85%) Publishing
11 2 (0.56%) Billing
11 2 (0.56%) French Language
11 2 (0.56%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Games
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 90 (25.35%) Analyst
2 40 (11.27%) Architect
3 33 (9.30%) Consultant
4 27 (7.61%) Support Analyst
5 19 (5.35%) Project Manager
6 16 (4.51%) Technical Leader
7 15 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 14 (3.94%) IT Manager
8 14 (3.94%) Security Manager
9 13 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.66%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.38%) Applications Support
10 12 (3.38%) Business Continuity Analyst
11 10 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (2.54%) Applications Support Analyst
12 9 (2.54%) Operations Engineer
12 9 (2.54%) Security Consultant
12 9 (2.54%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 9 (2.54%) SQL Analyst
13 8 (2.25%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.10%) Web Services
2 6 (1.69%) .NET
2 6 (1.69%) Middleware
2 6 (1.69%) SAP Basis
3 4 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (1.13%) XML
4 3 (0.85%) REST
4 3 (0.85%) SOAP
4 3 (0.85%) WSDL
4 3 (0.85%) XML Messaging
4 3 (0.85%) XSD
5 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.56%) HTML
5 2 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.28%) CSS
6 1 (0.28%) DHTML
6 1 (0.28%) JSP
6 1 (0.28%) MDX
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.14%) Data Centre
1 36 (10.14%) Management Information System
2 30 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.25%) Equities
3 8 (2.25%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.25%) Virtual Team
4 7 (1.97%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.41%) NHS
6 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.13%) Clustering
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle Exalytics
6 4 (1.13%) Tandem
7 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) CMDB
8 2 (0.56%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.56%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.56%) Handset
8 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.87%) Windows
2 40 (11.27%) Linux
3 33 (9.30%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.63%) Unix
5 17 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.66%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.54%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.41%) Android
10 5 (1.41%) VME
11 2 (0.56%) AIX
11 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.56%) SUSE
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) MVS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (39.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 82 (23.10%) ITIL
3 51 (14.37%) BCP
4 50 (14.08%) Information Security
4 50 (14.08%) Project Management
5 47 (13.24%) Business Continuity Planning
5 47 (13.24%) Service Delivery
6 37 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (10.42%) Service Management
7 35 (9.86%) Change Management
7 35 (9.86%) Incident Management
8 29 (8.17%) Problem Management
9 28 (7.89%) Business Continuity Management
10 27 (7.61%) High Availability
10 27 (7.61%) Risk Management
11 26 (7.32%) Data Management
12 25 (7.04%) Migration
12 25 (7.04%) PRINCE2
13 23 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (6.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.39%) SQL
2 25 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.79%) T-SQL
4 14 (3.94%) VBScript
5 8 (2.25%) C
6 7 (1.97%) Java
6 7 (1.97%) Python
7 6 (1.69%) C#
8 5 (1.41%) Perl
9 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.13%) Ruby
10 3 (0.85%) C++
10 3 (0.85%) VB
11 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.28%) ABAP
12 1 (0.28%) COBOL
12 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.89%) CISSP
3 24 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.92%) CISM
4 21 (5.92%) Degree
5 12 (3.38%) CISA
6 11 (3.10%) Avaya Certification
7 10 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.25%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.97%) PMP
10 5 (1.41%) BC Cleared
10 5 (1.41%) CCNP
10 5 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.41%) SSCP
11 4 (1.13%) CRISC
11 4 (1.13%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (5.92%) SLA
3 18 (5.07%) PCI DSS
4 16 (4.51%) ISO22301
5 13 (3.66%) QA
6 12 (3.38%) RMADS
7 10 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (1.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.69%) Data Quality
9 6 (1.69%) GDPR
10 5 (1.41%) BS25999
11 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.56%) COBIT
12 2 (0.56%) MiFID
12 2 (0.56%) PMO
13 1 (0.28%) BS7799
13 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.28%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 37 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.41%) Docker
5 4 (1.13%) XenApp
6 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.85%) XenServer
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.56%) vSphere
7 2 (0.56%) Xen
8 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.38%) Control-M
2 9 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.54%) Puppet
3 4 (1.13%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.13%) Ansible
3 4 (1.13%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.13%) SCCM
4 3 (0.85%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.56%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.28%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 52 (14.65%) Oracle
3 37 (10.42%) VMware
4 22 (6.20%) SAP
5 20 (5.63%) Cisco
6 19 (5.35%) HP
7 17 (4.79%) Avaya
8 11 (3.10%) Citrix
9 10 (2.82%) Sybase
10 8 (2.25%) Remedy
11 7 (1.97%) Informatica
12 6 (1.69%) Cognos
12 6 (1.69%) Intel
13 5 (1.41%) CA
13 5 (1.41%) IronPort
13 5 (1.41%) Juniper
13 5 (1.41%) NetApp
13 5 (1.41%) Netezza
13 5 (1.41%) RightFax
13 5 (1.41%) Teradata
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