Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 169 164
Rank change year-on-year +19 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 37 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.47% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 15
Scotland median daily rate £409 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +14.29% -22.22%
10th Percentile £290 £298 £299
90th Percentile £550 £538 £436
UK median daily rate £409 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.74% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £23.10 £24.25
% change year-on-year +16.88% -4.74% -3.00%

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 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +10 24 £500 -2.44% 2
Edinburgh -19 3 £270 -32.50% 1
Aberdeen - 3 £392 -
Dundee - 2 £313 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Business Continuity
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 22 (59.46%) Windows
3 18 (48.65%) BCP
3 18 (48.65%) Publishing
3 18 (48.65%) Symantec
3 18 (48.65%) Firewall
3 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (48.65%) SCCM
3 18 (48.65%) PowerShell
3 18 (48.65%) Business Continuity Planning
4 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
5 15 (40.54%) Security Operations
6 14 (37.84%) IIS
7 12 (32.43%) IBM
7 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
7 12 (32.43%) SQL
7 12 (32.43%) Project Management
7 12 (32.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (29.73%) Perl
8 11 (29.73%) Linux
8 11 (29.73%) Python
8 11 (29.73%) HP
8 11 (29.73%) Dell
8 11 (29.73%) Internet
8 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
8 11 (29.73%) Task Automation
9 10 (27.03%) Web Development
10 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012

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 14 (37.84%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) Firewall
2 11 (29.73%) Internet
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
4 3 (8.11%) LAN
5 2 (5.41%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.41%) LDAP
5 2 (5.41%) SAN
6 1 (2.70%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
General
1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 18 (48.65%) Publishing
3 5 (13.51%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Security Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) IT Security Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) Security Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Server Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (5.41%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Linux
3 9 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (48.65%) BCP
1 18 (48.65%) Business Continuity Planning
2 15 (40.54%) Security Operations
3 12 (32.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (32.43%) Project Management
4 11 (29.73%) Task Automation
5 10 (27.03%) Web Development
6 9 (24.32%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (18.92%) Power Management
8 4 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) Internal Audit
9 3 (8.11%) Data Management
9 3 (8.11%) High Availability
9 3 (8.11%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (5.41%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (5.41%) Digital Transformation Strategy
10 2 (5.41%) Open Source
10 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) PowerShell
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) Perl
3 11 (29.73%) Python
4 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
5 7 (18.92%) C#
5 7 (18.92%) VBScript
6 2 (5.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CISSP
2 1 (2.70%) CLAS
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.70%) IISP
2 1 (2.70%) MCSA
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.81%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (48.65%) SCCM
2 9 (24.32%) IBM BigFix
2 9 (24.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (13.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (10.81%) EnCase
5 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Symantec
2 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) IBM
4 11 (29.73%) Dell
4 11 (29.73%) HP
5 9 (24.32%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) McAfee
6 2 (5.41%) Nuix
6 2 (5.41%) VMware
7 1 (2.70%) Altiris
7 1 (2.70%) Brocade
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) Citrix