Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Business Continuity Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Continuity Planning over the 6 months to 17 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 Planning
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 776 811 764
Rank change year-on-year +35 -47 +20
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 102 83 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.093% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 81
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.13% +6.16%
10th Percentile £311 £285 £285
90th Percentile £664 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £34.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.71% +31.73% +18.18%
10th Percentile £18.95 £17.18 £19.52
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.13 £100.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 £54.00
% change year-on-year +24.09% -36.57% +145.45%

Business Continuity Planning 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

Business Continuity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Continuity Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity Planning in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity Planning in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity Planning over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Continuity Planning in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Continuity Planning in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity Planning over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Continuity Planning in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity Planning within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England +23 82 £425 -5.56% 10
UK excluding London +55 64 £425 +6.25% 6
London -17 31 £500 - 4
Scotland +4 18 £500 +25.00%
Midlands +34 11 £450 +7.46%
East of England -14 10 £375 -11.76% 1
North of England +63 9 £460 +41.54% 3
West Midlands +27 9 £513 +22.39%
South East +4 9 £375 -21.05%
South West +1 6 £338 -15.63% 2
North East +69 4 £500 +194.12%
North West +22 4 £413 +10.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +31 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £188 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Continuity Planning.

1 102 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 79 (77.45%) BCP
3 29 (28.43%) Finance
4 27 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 27 (26.47%) Windows
4 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (22.55%) Firewall
7 22 (21.57%) ITIL
8 20 (19.61%) PowerShell
9 19 (18.63%) Active Directory
9 19 (18.63%) Project Management
10 18 (17.65%) Symantec
10 18 (17.65%) IIS
10 18 (17.65%) Publishing
10 18 (17.65%) SCCM
11 17 (16.67%) Security Operations
12 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
12 16 (15.69%) Information Security
13 14 (13.73%) SQL
14 13 (12.75%) Linux
14 13 (12.75%) Oracle
14 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (10.78%) Task Automation
15 11 (10.78%) Incident Management
15 11 (10.78%) Python
15 11 (10.78%) Perl
15 11 (10.78%) IBM
15 11 (10.78%) Internet

Business Continuity Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 18 (17.65%) IIS
2 2 (1.96%) Apache
2 2 (1.96%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.96%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.98%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.55%) Firewall
2 11 (10.78%) Internet
3 5 (4.90%) LAN
4 4 (3.92%) DNS
4 4 (3.92%) Network Security
4 4 (3.92%) WAN
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.94%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.94%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.96%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.96%) LDAP
6 2 (1.96%) SAN
6 2 (1.96%) SMS
6 2 (1.96%) SNMP
6 2 (1.96%) SSH
7 1 (0.98%) Nortel Meridian
7 1 (0.98%) VLAN
7 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.98%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.98%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Publishing
3 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (10.78%) Analyst
2 8 (7.84%) Architect
3 6 (5.88%) IT Security Specialist
3 6 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 6 (5.88%) Security Specialist
3 6 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (4.90%) Business Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Consultant
5 4 (3.92%) Information Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Security Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Service Analyst
6 3 (2.94%) Data Analyst
6 3 (2.94%) Integration Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Programme Planner
6 3 (2.94%) Risk Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Security Officer
6 3 (2.94%) Server Support
6 3 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) HTML
2 2 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (1.96%) Kafka
2 2 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.90%) CESG
3 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.96%) Clustering
5 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.96%) User Experience
5 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Handset
6 1 (0.98%) Life Science
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) Linux
2 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.96%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.96%) Unix
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 79 (77.45%) BCP
3 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (21.57%) ITIL
6 19 (18.63%) Project Management
7 17 (16.67%) Security Operations
8 16 (15.69%) Information Security
9 11 (10.78%) Incident Management
9 11 (10.78%) Task Automation
10 10 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (9.80%) Information Management
10 10 (9.80%) Security Management
10 10 (9.80%) Web Development
11 9 (8.82%) Change Control
11 9 (8.82%) Change Management
11 9 (8.82%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (8.82%) Risk Management
11 9 (8.82%) Service Delivery
11 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 14 (13.73%) SQL
3 11 (10.78%) Perl
3 11 (10.78%) Python
4 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.86%) C#
5 7 (6.86%) VBScript
6 2 (1.96%) VB
7 1 (0.98%) C
7 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.86%) Degree
4 5 (4.90%) CISSP
5 4 (3.92%) IISP
6 2 (1.96%) Avaya Certification
6 2 (1.96%) CISM
6 2 (1.96%) IIBA
6 2 (1.96%) SANS
6 2 (1.96%) SSCP
7 1 (0.98%) CISA
7 1 (0.98%) CRISC
7 1 (0.98%) EMC Certification
7 1 (0.98%) GISF
7 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.98%) MCSE
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.98%) RHCE
7 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.88%) GDPR
3 5 (4.90%) Data Quality
3 5 (4.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (2.94%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.94%) PMO
4 3 (2.94%) RMADS
4 3 (2.94%) SLA
5 2 (1.96%) QA
6 1 (0.98%) COBIT
6 1 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.98%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 19 (18.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (2.94%) ISA Server
3 3 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (0.98%) Docker
4 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (17.65%) SCCM
2 9 (8.82%) IBM BigFix
2 9 (8.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (4.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.90%) SCOM
4 4 (3.92%) EnCase
5 3 (2.94%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.96%) QRadar
6 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.96%) WMI
7 1 (0.98%) Ansible
7 1 (0.98%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.98%) Puppet
7 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.98%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.65%) Symantec
3 13 (12.75%) Oracle
4 11 (10.78%) Dell
4 11 (10.78%) HP
4 11 (10.78%) IBM
5 9 (8.82%) SAP
6 8 (7.84%) Cisco
6 8 (7.84%) VMware
7 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.94%) EMC
8 3 (2.94%) NetApp
9 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.96%) Avaya
9 2 (1.96%) Informatica
9 2 (1.96%) Iron Mountain
9 2 (1.96%) McAfee
9 2 (1.96%) Nuix
9 2 (1.96%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.98%) Altiris