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 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 Planning
UK
Rank 557 595 582
Rank change year-on-year +38 -13  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 26 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.085% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 30
Median daily rate £300 £385 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.07% -1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £232 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £562 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -31.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37338 44118 43065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 28919 26679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Business Continuity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Business Continuity Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity Planning.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Continuity Planning in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Top 25 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 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
England +28 23 £300 -22.07% 3
South East +21 12 £265 +35.89%
Berkshire +39 11 £263 -
Bracknell - 10 £263 -
London +4 4 £575 +49.35% 2
North West +27 2 £413 -
South West +3 2 - -
East Midlands -3 2 £350 -22.22%
Liverpool - 2 £413 -
Merseyside - 2 £413 -
Scotland +22 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes +1 1 £300 +53.84%
City of London -1 1 £325 -40.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £300 +53.84%
Devon - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £550 -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £550 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Mansfield - 1 £350 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Business Continuity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 64 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 51 (79.69%) BCP
3 29 (45.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (28.13%) Finance
5 11 (17.19%) Avaya
5 11 (17.19%) Avaya Certification
5 11 (17.19%) ITIL
5 11 (17.19%) Release Management
5 11 (17.19%) High Availability
5 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
6 10 (15.63%) Workforce Optimisation
6 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (15.63%) WFM
6 10 (15.63%) VMware
7 9 (14.06%) Security Management
7 9 (14.06%) Change Management
7 9 (14.06%) Windows
7 9 (14.06%) Capacity Management
8 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 7 (10.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (10.94%) CISSP
9 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
9 7 (10.94%) Project Management
9 7 (10.94%) Symantec
9 7 (10.94%) C#
9 7 (10.94%) VBScript
9 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
9 7 (10.94%) Publishing
9 7 (10.94%) Information Security
9 7 (10.94%) PowerShell

Business Continuity Planning
Top Related 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 2 (3.13%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Firewall
1 5 (7.81%) Network Security
2 2 (3.13%) LAN
2 2 (3.13%) PBX
2 2 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) MySQL
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) GIS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Publishing
3 5 (7.81%) Retail
4 4 (6.25%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Technical Leader
2 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Database Team Leader
6 3 (4.69%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (4.69%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.13%) Business Consultant
7 2 (3.13%) Business Continuity Consultant
7 2 (3.13%) Business Continuity Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Business Manager
7 2 (3.13%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.13%) PBX Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Equities
3 2 (3.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.56%) AS400
4 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.56%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.56%) iPhone
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 51 (79.69%) BCP
3 29 (45.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (17.19%) High Availability
4 11 (17.19%) ITIL
4 11 (17.19%) Release Management
5 10 (15.63%) WFM
5 10 (15.63%) Workforce Optimisation
6 9 (14.06%) Capacity Management
6 9 (14.06%) Change Management
6 9 (14.06%) Security Management
7 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.94%) Information Security
7 7 (10.94%) Project Management
8 6 (9.38%) Incident Management
9 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.81%) DevOps
9 5 (7.81%) ITIL V3
9 5 (7.81%) Problem Management
10 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) C#
1 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
1 7 (10.94%) VBScript
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Avaya Certification
2 7 (10.94%) CISSP
3 4 (6.25%) CISA
4 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) CISM
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CRISC
6 1 (1.56%) HNC
6 1 (1.56%) HND
6 1 (1.56%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.56%) MCSE
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.69%) SLA
4 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.13%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.56%) BS25999
5 1 (1.56%) COBIT
5 1 (1.56%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.56%) PMO
5 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (10.94%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) Ansible
2 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.25%) Puppet
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Avaya
2 10 (15.63%) VMware
3 7 (10.94%) Symantec
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.13%) Nortel
6 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 2 (3.13%) Sybase
7 1 (1.56%) Altiris
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.56%) HP
7 1 (1.56%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat