The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 72 68
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 0.11% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.14% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £550 £400 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +53.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £359
% change year-on-year +17.33% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £23.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year -35.16% +61.03%  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 702 649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.73% 80.05% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 420 320
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 36
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.81 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.21% -8.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £33.58 £41.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Continuity in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) ISO 22301
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) ISMS
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (22.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) BCP
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS

Business Continuity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) ADSL
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) HSRP
2 1 (11.11%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (22.22%) Digital Economy
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) French Language
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Business Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Cutover Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Cutover Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) BCP
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) ISMS
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Order to Cash
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) VCP6
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Master's Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO 22301
2 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP