Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 787 782
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -22
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 95 75 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.078% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 56
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +15.76% +3.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £204
90th Percentile £675 £604 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +13.75% +18.52% -5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.55% +37.50% +70.21%
10th Percentile £18.65 £52.50 £20.65
90th Percentile £19.95 £57.50 £89.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £54.00
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +129.79%

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 84,708 80,985 88,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.85% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,780 53,648 57,331
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,249 2,692
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.21% -4.00% +25.00%

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 16 January 2018.

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
Top 14 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 16 January 2018. 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 +1 76 £450 -4.26% 19
UK excluding London +22 52 £455 +13.75% 12
London -41 35 £525 +5.00% 8
Scotland -4 17 £500 +25.00% 1
North of England +43 15 £450 +16.13% 3
South East -23 8 £538 +10.26% 6
East of England -7 7 £450 +20.00%
Yorkshire - 7 £388 - 1
North West +11 4 £413 +6.45% 2
North East - 4 £500 -
South West +8 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Midlands +4 2 £450 -12.20% 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Wales - 1 £188 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 95 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 73 (76.84%) BCP
3 32 (33.68%) Finance
4 28 (29.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
6 24 (25.26%) Windows
7 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (23.16%) Information Security
9 21 (22.11%) Firewall
9 21 (22.11%) Project Management
10 19 (20.00%) IIS
10 19 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 18 (18.95%) Symantec
12 17 (17.89%) Publishing
12 17 (17.89%) ITIL
12 17 (17.89%) SCCM
13 16 (16.84%) Oracle
13 16 (16.84%) Management Information System
13 16 (16.84%) Security Operations
14 15 (15.79%) SQL
14 15 (15.79%) Active Directory
15 13 (13.68%) Internet
15 13 (13.68%) Linux
15 13 (13.68%) Risk Management
15 13 (13.68%) Change Management
16 12 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (11.58%) Python
17 11 (11.58%) Perl
17 11 (11.58%) HP
17 11 (11.58%) Dell

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 19 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.11%) Apache
2 2 (2.11%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.05%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) Firewall
2 13 (13.68%) Internet
3 5 (5.26%) SAN
4 4 (4.21%) DNS
4 4 (4.21%) Network Security
4 4 (4.21%) SMS
5 3 (3.16%) IP Telephony
5 3 (3.16%) LAN
5 3 (3.16%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.11%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.11%) LDAP
6 2 (2.11%) SNMP
6 2 (2.11%) SSH
6 2 (2.11%) WAN
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless
7 1 (1.05%) Broadband
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.05%) Nortel Meridian
7 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (33.68%) Finance
2 17 (17.89%) Publishing
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Legal
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Law
4 3 (3.16%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (9.47%) Analyst
2 6 (6.32%) Architect
2 6 (6.32%) IT Security Specialist
2 6 (6.32%) Project Manager
2 6 (6.32%) Risk Manager
2 6 (6.32%) Security Officer
2 6 (6.32%) Security Specialist
3 5 (5.26%) Consultant
3 5 (5.26%) Information Officer
3 5 (5.26%) Information Security Officer
3 5 (5.26%) Security Engineer
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (4.21%) Business Manager
4 4 (4.21%) Information Manager
4 4 (4.21%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (4.21%) Programme Manager
4 4 (4.21%) SAP Manager
4 4 (4.21%) Security Manager
4 4 (4.21%) Support Specialist
5 3 (3.16%) SAP Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) HTML
2 2 (2.11%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (2.11%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.26%) CESG
3 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.11%) Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.11%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.05%) Handset
6 1 (1.05%) iPad
6 1 (1.05%) iPhone
6 1 (1.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Linux
3 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.16%) Unix
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 73 (76.84%) BCP
3 28 (29.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (23.16%) Information Security
6 21 (22.11%) Project Management
7 17 (17.89%) ITIL
8 16 (16.84%) Security Operations
9 13 (13.68%) Change Management
9 13 (13.68%) Risk Management
10 12 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (11.58%) Task Automation
12 10 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (10.53%) Web Development
13 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (9.47%) Data Loss Prevention
13 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
13 9 (9.47%) Programme Management
14 8 (8.42%) Security Management
14 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.79%) SQL
3 11 (11.58%) Perl
3 11 (11.58%) Python
4 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.32%) C#
5 6 (6.32%) VBScript
6 2 (2.11%) VB
7 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) CISSP
2 6 (6.32%) Degree
3 5 (5.26%) SANS
3 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) CISA
4 4 (4.21%) CRISC
4 4 (4.21%) IISP
5 3 (3.16%) GSLC
5 3 (3.16%) ISACA
6 2 (2.11%) Avaya Certification
6 2 (2.11%) CISM
6 2 (2.11%) IIBA
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.11%) PMP
6 2 (2.11%) SSCP
7 1 (1.05%) EMC Certification
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.47%) GDPR
3 5 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (4.21%) ISO 9001
5 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.16%) RMADS
5 3 (3.16%) SLA
6 2 (2.11%) QA
7 1 (1.05%) COBIT
7 1 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.05%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.21%) vSphere
4 3 (3.16%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (3.16%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.11%) Docker
6 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) SCCM
2 9 (9.47%) IBM BigFix
2 9 (9.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.26%) SCOM
4 4 (4.21%) EnCase
4 4 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.11%) Ansible
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.11%) Puppet
5 2 (2.11%) QRadar
5 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.11%) WMI
6 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.05%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) Symantec
3 16 (16.84%) Oracle
4 11 (11.58%) Cisco
4 11 (11.58%) Dell
4 11 (11.58%) HP
4 11 (11.58%) IBM
5 10 (10.53%) VMware
6 6 (6.32%) NetApp
6 6 (6.32%) SAP
7 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.11%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.11%) Apple
8 2 (2.11%) Avaya
8 2 (2.11%) EMC
8 2 (2.11%) Informatica
8 2 (2.11%) Iron Mountain
8 2 (2.11%) Juniper
8 2 (2.11%) McAfee
8 2 (2.11%) Palo Alto