Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 793 799
Rank change year-on-year -41 +6 -34
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 57 65 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.068% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 80
UK median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £306 £260 £186
90th Percentile £626 £630 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% -15.63% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
UK median hourly rate - £41.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +205.56% -66.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +205.56% -66.25%

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 89,309 81,490 92,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.93% 84.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,913 53,342 61,105
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,461 2,132 2,284
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 21 July 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 12 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 21 July 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 -35 56 £450 +20.81% 15
UK excluding London -36 31 £350 +3.70% 9
London -33 25 £463 -9.76% 6
Midlands -10 10 £338 -3.57% 4
West Midlands -27 10 £338 -21.74% 4
North of England -11 8 £375 -11.76% 2
North West -7 6 £363 +31.82% 2
South West +1 5 £230 -29.23% 1
South East -26 5 £456 +66.21% 2
East of England -9 2 £375 -
Yorkshire -14 2 £375 -
Wales - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Business Continuity Planning.

1 57 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 50 (87.72%) BCP
3 26 (45.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (31.58%) Finance
5 17 (29.82%) ITIL
6 12 (21.05%) Legal
6 12 (21.05%) VMware
7 11 (19.30%) Information Security
7 11 (19.30%) SLA
8 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Excel
8 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
8 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
8 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (17.54%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (15.79%) PCI DSS
9 9 (15.79%) Degree
9 9 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (15.79%) Change Management
9 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.04%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
10 8 (14.04%) Coaching
10 8 (14.04%) Decision-Making
11 7 (12.28%) Security Architecture
11 7 (12.28%) High Availability
11 7 (12.28%) Data Protection
11 7 (12.28%) Network Security

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 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) JBoss
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
1 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Network Security
2 5 (8.77%) Firewall
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.26%) DNS
4 3 (5.26%) Kerberos
4 3 (5.26%) LAN
4 3 (5.26%) SSL
4 3 (5.26%) VPN
4 3 (5.26%) WAN
5 2 (3.51%) BGP
5 2 (3.51%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.51%) FTP
5 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.51%) Intranet
5 2 (3.51%) IPsec
5 2 (3.51%) MPLS
5 2 (3.51%) OSPF
5 2 (3.51%) SSH
5 2 (3.51%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Power BI
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) CA Gen
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) GitLab
1 1 (1.75%) Hudson
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Legal
3 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Architect
2 6 (10.53%) Consultant
2 6 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Security Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Service Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Business Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Business Continuity Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Business Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Head of Security
4 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Senior Technician
4 4 (7.02%) Server Technician
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Technician
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.77%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (7.02%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.51%) Clustering
7 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.75%) Replication
8 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Unix
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 50 (87.72%) BCP
3 26 (45.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (29.82%) ITIL
5 11 (19.30%) Information Security
6 10 (17.54%) Collaborative Working
6 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
7 9 (15.79%) Change Management
7 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 9 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (14.04%) Coaching
8 8 (14.04%) Decision-Making
8 8 (14.04%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (12.28%) Data Protection
9 7 (12.28%) High Availability
9 7 (12.28%) Project Management
9 7 (12.28%) Security Architecture
9 7 (12.28%) Security Management
10 6 (10.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.02%) MCSA
4 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) CCNA
5 2 (3.51%) CCSA
5 2 (3.51%) CCSE
5 2 (3.51%) CISA
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.51%) CISM
5 2 (3.51%) CISSP
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.51%) GIAC
5 2 (3.51%) MCSE
5 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) EMC Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) SLA
2 9 (15.79%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.77%) PMO
4 4 (7.02%) COBIT
4 4 (7.02%) GDPR
4 4 (7.02%) ISO 22301
4 4 (7.02%) QA
5 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) vSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Docker
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) FreeIPA
3 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) VMware
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco
4 3 (5.26%) Avaya
4 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.51%) CommVault
5 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.51%) Mercator
5 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.75%) CA
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) F5
6 1 (1.75%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Informatica
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) SAP