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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 71 74
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.77% 0.49% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.63% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £600 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year - +4.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year +2.70% -6.91%  

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 521 790 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.91% 77.68% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 427 406
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 15
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +15.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) NetApp
3 3 (21.43%) PMP
4 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) Nortel
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) C
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) PBX
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) Solaris
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Finance

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) PBX
3 1 (7.14%) ADSL
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) HSRP
3 1 (7.14%) IPsec
3 1 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) VRRP
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (7.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Business Manager
1 2 (14.29%) PBX Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Cutover Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Cutover Manager
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Programme Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Trainee
2 1 (7.14%) Voice Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (14.29%) EMC VNX
3 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) AIX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Solaris
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 2 (14.29%) ISMS
4 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Order to Cash
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Security Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) PMP
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) ISO22301
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) EMC
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Nortel
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) SAP