Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 December 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 > Scotland
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 150 163
Rank change year-on-year -24 +13 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 23 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.44% 0.80% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.93% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 8
Scotland median daily rate £325 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.66% +1.14% +17.65%
10th Percentile £291 £290 £345
90th Percentile £458 £550 £438
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £428
% change year-on-year +4.94% -5.26% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.69 £27.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year +32.17% +4.85% +6.19%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,564 4,300 3,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.87% 86.21% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,474 2,467 2,023
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.12% -2.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 95
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.38 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Business Continuity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity in Scotland

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in Scotland

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Continuity in Scotland

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Edinburgh +12 14 £375 +38.89% 1
Glasgow -42 8 £325 -35.00% 1
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 15 (65.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
5 5 (21.74%) Project Management
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
5 5 (21.74%) SDLC
6 4 (17.39%) Private Cloud
6 4 (17.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) Ansible
6 4 (17.39%) Terraform
6 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) OWASP
6 4 (17.39%) CentOS
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
6 4 (17.39%) XenApp
6 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) DNS
6 4 (17.39%) Unix

Business Continuity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (8.70%) Office 365
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.35%) Route 53
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Skype
2 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) DKIM
4 1 (4.35%) DMARC
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.35%) Hudson
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery Manager
2 3 (13.04%) IT Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (8.70%) Programmer
3 2 (8.70%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Private Cloud
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
4 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Licensing
4 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (4.35%) PKI
5 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (17.39%) CentOS
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) Windows
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (34.78%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) SDLC
4 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (17.39%) OWASP
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.04%) BCP
5 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Runbook
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Software Licensing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GDPR
2 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) XenApp
1 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) XenServer
4 1 (4.35%) Postfix
4 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Ansible
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (17.39%) Terraform
2 1 (4.35%) Packer
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Citrix
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Mitel
4 1 (4.35%) Pega
4 1 (4.35%) Proofpoint
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter
4 1 (4.35%) VMware