The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 230 202
Rank change year-on-year +21 -28  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 34 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.43% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.53% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 31
Median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.05% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £310 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £580 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £359
% change year-on-year +17.33% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.50
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3744 4499 4351
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 269 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in the South East

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Continuity in the South East

Business Continuity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Continuity in the South East

Business Continuity
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
West Sussex +20 6 £411 -15.64% 1
Hampshire +11 6 £512 +46.35% 5
Berkshire +9 6 £550 +10.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £425 - 1
East Sussex +1 3 £475 -2.56% 1
Surrey 0 3 £440 +7.31% 2
Middlesex - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - - 1
Business Continuity
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 32 (35.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 28 (31.11%) ITIL
3 23 (25.56%) Finance
4 19 (21.11%) Project Management
4 19 (21.11%) BCP
5 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (18.89%) VMware
7 16 (17.78%) Information Security
7 16 (17.78%) Oracle
8 15 (16.67%) High Availability
8 15 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (15.56%) Management Information System
9 14 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (14.44%) Business Continuity Planning
11 12 (13.33%) ISO 22301
11 12 (13.33%) Incident Management
12 11 (12.22%) Avaya
12 11 (12.22%) Avaya Certification
12 11 (12.22%) SAP
12 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
13 10 (11.11%) Windows
13 10 (11.11%) WFM
13 10 (11.11%) Data Security
13 10 (11.11%) Workforce Optimisation
14 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
15 8 (8.89%) SAN
15 8 (8.89%) Web Services

Business Continuity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.44%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (3.33%) FileNet
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
5 2 (2.22%) JBoss
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.11%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.11%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.44%) Office 365
3 2 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) SAN
2 7 (7.78%) Firewall
3 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.44%) VPN
5 3 (3.33%) BGP
5 3 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.22%) DHCP
6 2 (2.22%) DNS
6 2 (2.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.11%) ADSL
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.11%) HSRP
7 1 (1.11%) Internet
7 1 (1.11%) IPsec
7 1 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.11%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (1.11%) SSL
7 1 (1.11%) VLAN
7 1 (1.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.56%) DB2
3 4 (4.44%) Power BI
3 4 (4.44%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.22%) MS Access
5 2 (2.22%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.11%) OLAP
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) QlikView
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) ERwin
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (25.56%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.44%) Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Legal
6 2 (2.22%) Digital Economy
6 2 (2.22%) French Language
6 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.11%) Advertising
7 1 (1.11%) Electronics
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) German Language
7 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (18.89%) Architect
2 15 (16.67%) Consultant
3 11 (12.22%) Analyst
4 10 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 5 (5.56%) Business Consultant
5 5 (5.56%) Business Continuity Consultant
5 5 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (5.56%) IT Support
5 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Business Continuity Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Business Manager
6 4 (4.44%) IT Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Security Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Business Continuity Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Security Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) SAP Basis
3 4 (4.44%) REST
3 4 (4.44%) SOAP
3 4 (4.44%) WSDL
3 4 (4.44%) XML
3 4 (4.44%) XML Messaging
3 4 (4.44%) XSD
4 2 (2.22%) CSS
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 14 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.22%) CMDB
5 2 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.22%) Handset
5 2 (2.22%) PMI
5 2 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.11%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.11%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Linux
3 5 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (3.33%) Android
4 3 (3.33%) CentOS
4 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.33%) Solaris
4 3 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.22%) SUSE
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 28 (31.11%) ITIL
3 19 (21.11%) BCP
3 19 (21.11%) Project Management
4 16 (17.78%) Information Security
5 15 (16.67%) High Availability
6 13 (14.44%) Business Continuity Planning
7 12 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 10 (11.11%) Data Security
8 10 (11.11%) WFM
8 10 (11.11%) Workforce Optimisation
9 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (8.89%) Business Continuity Management
10 8 (8.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Performance Testing
11 7 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.78%) Information Security Management
11 7 (7.78%) ITIL V3
11 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
11 7 (7.78%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.44%) SQL
2 3 (3.33%) AWK
2 3 (3.33%) Bourne shell
2 3 (3.33%) C
2 3 (3.33%) Korn
2 3 (3.33%) Perl
2 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Avaya Certification
2 7 (7.78%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.44%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.33%) ISEB
5 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.33%) OCA
5 3 (3.33%) OCP
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.33%) RHCE
5 3 (3.33%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.22%) CISSP
6 2 (2.22%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.22%) PMP
6 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.22%) VCP6
6 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (13.33%) ISO 22301
3 6 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (6.67%) PCI DSS
4 5 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (4.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (4.44%) QA
5 4 (4.44%) SLA
6 3 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (3.33%) RMADS
7 1 (1.11%) BS7799
7 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.33%) GlusterFS
3 3 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.22%) vSphere
5 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.11%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) NetBackup
1 3 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 3 (3.33%) Unicenter
1 3 (3.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.11%) SCOM
2 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.89%) VMware
3 16 (17.78%) Oracle
4 11 (12.22%) Avaya
4 11 (12.22%) SAP
5 6 (6.67%) HP
6 5 (5.56%) Citrix
6 5 (5.56%) Informatica
7 4 (4.44%) Cognos
7 4 (4.44%) Netezza
7 4 (4.44%) Teradata
8 3 (3.33%) Brocade
8 3 (3.33%) Mercator
8 3 (3.33%) Peregrine
8 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.33%) Remedy
8 3 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.33%) Spiceworks
8 3 (3.33%) StorageTek
8 3 (3.33%) Veritas