Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 486 534 444
Rank change year-on-year +48 -90 +10
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 423 311 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.41% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 196 368
England median daily rate £425 £447 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +8.42% +14.58%
10th Percentile £291 £263 £229
90th Percentile £657 £628 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £443 £413
% change year-on-year -3.95% +7.27% +14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 13
England median hourly rate £26.25 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.79% +25.93% -29.87%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.02 £13.40
90th Percentile £58.13 £49.00 £33.80
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £25.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year +1.94% -2.83% -29.33%

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 80,635 75,535 85,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.31% 85.72% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,705 49,826 57,221
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,186 1,877 2,059
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
% change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +40 157 £475 -2.06% 59
South East -5 87 £400 -9.09% 27
North of England +12 70 £375 -13.04% 35
Midlands -10 45 £385 +2.67% 27
East of England -20 41 £375 -3.23% 9
West Midlands -16 30 £368 -2.00% 22
North West +3 29 £375 -13.04% 20
North East +8 23 £333 -0.37%
South West -13 22 £250 -33.33% 11
Yorkshire -10 18 £500 +1.27% 15
East Midlands +3 15 £400 +18.52% 5
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 184 (43.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 145 (34.28%) ITIL
3 112 (26.48%) Finance
4 75 (17.73%) Information Security
5 69 (16.31%) Windows
6 68 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (15.84%) VMware
8 66 (15.60%) Microsoft
9 62 (14.66%) Service Management
10 61 (14.42%) Project Management
11 58 (13.71%) Security Cleared
12 55 (13.00%) Business Continuity Planning
13 54 (12.77%) Management Information System
14 53 (12.53%) BCP
15 51 (12.06%) Linux
15 51 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
16 50 (11.82%) Cisco
17 47 (11.11%) HP
17 47 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (10.87%) Incident Management
18 46 (10.87%) SQL
18 46 (10.87%) Service Delivery
18 46 (10.87%) SC Cleared
19 45 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (10.40%) Risk Management
20 44 (10.40%) Active Directory
21 41 (9.69%) Degree
22 39 (9.22%) Migration
22 39 (9.22%) Windows Server
23 38 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure

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 18 (4.26%) IIS
2 17 (4.02%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.18%) Apache
7 4 (0.95%) Confluence
7 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.71%) JBoss
8 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.24%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (5.20%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.24%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.47%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.47%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (0.47%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.26%) Office 365
4 15 (3.55%) PaaS
5 11 (2.60%) IaaS
5 11 (2.60%) SaaS
5 11 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
6 8 (1.89%) Amazon Glacier
6 8 (1.89%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.71%) Serverless
9 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.24%) G Suite
10 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.98%) DNS
2 30 (7.09%) SAN
3 27 (6.38%) Firewall
4 24 (5.67%) DHCP
5 18 (4.26%) NetScaler
6 17 (4.02%) Network Security
6 17 (4.02%) WAN
7 15 (3.55%) LAN
8 12 (2.84%) Internet
8 12 (2.84%) IPsec
8 12 (2.84%) SMTP
9 11 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (2.60%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.36%) SSL
11 9 (2.13%) BGP
11 9 (2.13%) HTTP
11 9 (2.13%) iSCSI
11 9 (2.13%) MPLS
11 9 (2.13%) OSPF
11 9 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.13%) Amazon Aurora
3 9 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 9 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.89%) Power BI
5 7 (1.65%) MySQL
5 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.95%) DB2
7 4 (0.95%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.71%) DataStage
8 3 (0.71%) Informix
8 3 (0.71%) OLAP
8 3 (0.71%) QualityStage
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.47%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (2.36%) JIRA
2 7 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.71%) MSI
3 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.47%) Toad
5 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.24%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.24%) GitLab
5 1 (0.24%) JMeter
5 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.24%) RStudio
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 112 (26.48%) Finance
2 26 (6.15%) Legal
2 26 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.67%) Banking
4 20 (4.73%) Retail
5 5 (1.18%) Law
6 4 (0.95%) Advertising
6 4 (0.95%) Billing
6 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.71%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Local Government
8 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) International Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (17.73%) Analyst
2 42 (9.93%) Architect
3 36 (8.51%) Consultant
4 28 (6.62%) Service Manager
5 23 (5.44%) Project Manager
6 20 (4.73%) IT Manager
6 20 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (4.49%) Administrator
8 17 (4.02%) Business Manager
9 16 (3.78%) Business Continuity Manager
10 15 (3.55%) Test Analyst
11 13 (3.07%) Citrix Engineer
12 12 (2.84%) Business Consultant
12 12 (2.84%) Business Continuity Consultant
12 12 (2.84%) IT Services Manager
12 12 (2.84%) Security Analyst
12 12 (2.84%) Service Analyst
12 12 (2.84%) Support Engineer
13 11 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (2.60%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.44%) Web Services
2 13 (3.07%) Middleware
3 6 (1.42%) LDAP
3 6 (1.42%) SOAP
4 5 (1.18%) XML
5 4 (0.95%) .NET
5 4 (0.95%) J2EE
5 4 (0.95%) REST
5 4 (0.95%) Spring
6 3 (0.71%) Node.js
6 3 (0.71%) Spring Boot
6 3 (0.71%) Thymeleaf
6 3 (0.71%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.47%) JMS
7 2 (0.47%) JSP
7 2 (0.47%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.47%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.47%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 45 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.04%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.78%) Virtual Team
6 15 (3.55%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.84%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.13%) Replication
10 8 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.65%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.65%) NHS
12 6 (1.42%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.42%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.18%) EMC VNX
13 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.95%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 69 (16.31%) Windows
2 51 (12.06%) Linux
3 39 (9.22%) Windows Server
4 35 (8.27%) Unix
5 28 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.60%) Solaris
9 9 (2.13%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.65%) CentOS
11 4 (0.95%) Android
11 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.95%) SUSE
11 4 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.47%) HPUX
14 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (43.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 145 (34.28%) ITIL
3 75 (17.73%) Information Security
4 68 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (14.66%) Service Management
6 61 (14.42%) Project Management
7 55 (13.00%) Business Continuity Planning
8 53 (12.53%) BCP
9 47 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 46 (10.87%) Incident Management
10 46 (10.87%) Service Delivery
11 44 (10.40%) Risk Management
12 39 (9.22%) Migration
13 37 (8.75%) Problem Management
14 36 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (7.80%) Change Management
16 31 (7.33%) Data Protection
17 30 (7.09%) Business Continuity Management
17 30 (7.09%) PRINCE2
18 28 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.87%) SQL
2 14 (3.31%) Python
2 14 (3.31%) Shell Script
3 11 (2.60%) Java
4 10 (2.36%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.89%) Perl
6 7 (1.65%) AWK
6 7 (1.65%) Bourne shell
6 7 (1.65%) C
6 7 (1.65%) Korn
7 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.18%) VB
8 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.71%) Ruby
10 2 (0.47%) ABAP
10 2 (0.47%) Java 8
10 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.47%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 58 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.69%) Degree
4 30 (7.09%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (6.86%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (6.38%) CISSP
7 18 (4.26%) CISM
8 17 (4.02%) CCNA
9 15 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (3.31%) CISA
11 12 (2.84%) CCNP
11 12 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (2.60%) ISEB
13 9 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (2.13%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.13%) ISTQB
13 9 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (2.13%) RHCE
14 8 (1.89%) RHCSA
15 6 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.09%) SLA
2 28 (6.62%) PCI DSS
3 26 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (4.73%) GDPR
5 15 (3.55%) ISO 22301
6 13 (3.07%) QA
7 10 (2.36%) PMO
8 6 (1.42%) COBIT
8 6 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.71%) MiFID
10 2 (0.47%) BS25999
11 1 (0.24%) HL7
11 1 (0.24%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.24%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.24%) RMADS
11 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (10.40%) Active Directory
3 23 (5.44%) XenApp
4 21 (4.96%) vSphere
5 17 (4.02%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.65%) Firmware
7 7 (1.65%) GlusterFS
7 7 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.42%) NFS
8 6 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.18%) Docker
9 5 (1.18%) Samba
10 4 (0.95%) KVM
10 4 (0.95%) RHEV
10 4 (0.95%) Sendmail
10 4 (0.95%) Veritas File System
10 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (3.55%) SCCM
2 14 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.07%) Ansible
4 9 (2.13%) Puppet
5 8 (1.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (1.65%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.65%) Oracle ZFS
6 7 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (1.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 6 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.95%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.95%) OpenView
8 4 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.95%) WSUS
8 4 (0.95%) yum
9 3 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.71%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.71%) QRadar
Vendors
1 67 (15.84%) VMware
2 66 (15.60%) Microsoft
3 50 (11.82%) Cisco
4 47 (11.11%) HP
5 34 (8.04%) Oracle
6 26 (6.15%) Citrix
7 24 (5.67%) SAP
8 20 (4.73%) Red Hat
9 15 (3.55%) CheckPoint
9 15 (3.55%) Dell
9 15 (3.55%) Ivanti
10 14 (3.31%) EMC
11 13 (3.07%) Veritas
12 12 (2.84%) IBM
13 11 (2.60%) Brocade
14 10 (2.36%) Splunk
15 9 (2.13%) NetApp
16 7 (1.65%) Micro Focus
16 7 (1.65%) StorageTek
16 7 (1.65%) Sun