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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Continuity
UK / Scotland
Rank 101 116 119
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 7 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.54% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.65% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 7
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
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 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 1468 2160 2380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.74% 83.33% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1211 1313
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +15 5 £400 +4.91% 1
Glasgow -4 2 - - 1
Business Continuity
UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 9 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) BCP
1 9 (47.37%) Business Continuity Planning
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Publishing
3 7 (36.84%) SCCM
3 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
3 7 (36.84%) Symantec
3 7 (36.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) VBScript
3 7 (36.84%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
4 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (26.32%) Law
6 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (21.05%) Amazon S3
6 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (21.05%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (21.05%) Java

Business Continuity
Top Related 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon S3
2 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Route 53
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Network Security
2 4 (21.05%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) DB2
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle9i Database
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Publishing
3 5 (26.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Security Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) DBA
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) BCP
1 9 (47.37%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) System Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
6 1 (5.26%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C#
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
1 7 (36.84%) VBScript
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
1 1 (5.26%) IISP
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Symantec
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat