Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 156 164
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 -14
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 31 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.41% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 13
Scotland median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £290 £335 £142
90th Percentile £510 £428 £450
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £21.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.44% -2.79% -25.00%

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 4,133 3,152 4,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.85% 83.90% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,429 1,861 2,393
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £255 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 77 63
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% -40.00% +43.23%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.60 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +24.22%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Glasgow +4 21 £388 -3.13% 2
Aberdeen - 3 £392 -
Edinburgh -35 2 £270 -32.50% 1
Dundee - 2 £313 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (48.39%) Finance
1 15 (48.39%) Data Centre
2 14 (45.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (38.71%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 10 (32.26%) Project Management
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (29.03%) SCCM
5 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
6 8 (25.81%) Power Management
7 7 (22.58%) Business Continuity Planning
7 7 (22.58%) Symantec
7 7 (22.58%) BCP
7 7 (22.58%) Firewall
7 7 (22.58%) Publishing
7 7 (22.58%) DNS
7 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
8 6 (19.35%) IIS
8 6 (19.35%) IBM
8 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
9 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (16.13%) Security Operations
9 5 (16.13%) Internal Audit
9 5 (16.13%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (16.13%) LAN
9 5 (16.13%) High Availability
9 5 (16.13%) VMware
9 5 (16.13%) Degree

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 6 (19.35%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) Confluence
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Solr
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (9.68%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) LAN
3 4 (12.90%) HTTP
3 4 (12.90%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (12.90%) SAN
3 4 (12.90%) SSL
3 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.68%) Internet
5 2 (6.45%) Kerberos
5 2 (6.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.23%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Publishing
3 3 (9.68%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Analyst
1 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Server Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Security Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Storage Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) ICT Support
5 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) Kafka
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) IBM XIV
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) BYOD
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
5 2 (6.45%) Solaris
5 2 (6.45%) SUSE
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 8 (25.81%) Power Management
4 7 (22.58%) BCP
4 7 (22.58%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (16.13%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) High Availability
5 5 (16.13%) Internal Audit
5 5 (16.13%) Security Operations
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Data Management
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) SDLC
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Task Automation
6 3 (9.68%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) Perl
2 4 (12.90%) Python
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) VBScript
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.45%) HND
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CISSP
4 1 (3.23%) CLAS
4 1 (3.23%) IISP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
2 4 (12.90%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Firmware
4 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Ansible
2 3 (9.68%) EnCase
3 2 (6.45%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Symantec
3 6 (19.35%) IBM
4 5 (16.13%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) Brocade
5 3 (9.68%) Dell
5 3 (9.68%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix
6 2 (6.45%) McAfee
6 2 (6.45%) Nuix
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle
7 1 (3.23%) Apple
7 1 (3.23%) Capita
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) Ivanti