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 3 months to 26 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 138 128
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 2 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.092% 0.45% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.53% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Median daily rate - £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +15.33% +4.16%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 7 (77.78%) Law
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Publishing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) VBScript
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 7 (77.78%) Law
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) DBA
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) BCP
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) SANS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec