Period
to 22 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 22 August 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
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 448 447
Rank change year-on-year -94 -1 -33
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 334 531 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.49% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.59% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 374 337
UK median daily rate £443 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +17.24% -9.38%
10th Percentile £266 £230 £223
90th Percentile £609 £600 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 16
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.30% -22.06% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.55 £13.88
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +28.30% -19.70% +26.92%

Business Continuity 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 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 22 August 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 -76 307 £445 +4.71% 67
UK excluding London -2 237 £400 - 52
London -73 93 £475 +5.56% 20
South East +6 68 £440 - 17
East of England +28 51 £388 -18.42% 8
Midlands +13 33 £363 -34.09% 5
North of England -33 33 £463 +62.28% 10
South West -10 27 £375 - 7
Scotland +23 20 £500 +11.11% 2
West Midlands +35 19 £363 -15.94% 4
Yorkshire +35 14 £494 -7.71% 4
East Midlands -16 14 £338 -38.64% 1
North West +12 12 £450 +20.00% 4
North East -10 7 £280 +2.75% 2
Wales +3 5 £295 -30.18% 3

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 137 (41.02%) Disaster Recovery
2 96 (28.74%) Finance
3 90 (26.95%) ITIL
4 78 (23.35%) Microsoft
5 76 (22.75%) Windows
6 63 (18.86%) Business Continuity Planning
7 62 (18.56%) BCP
8 58 (17.37%) Firewall
8 58 (17.37%) Active Directory
9 55 (16.47%) Project Management
10 53 (15.87%) VMware
11 52 (15.57%) Oracle
12 50 (14.97%) Information Security
13 46 (13.77%) Management Information System
14 45 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (12.28%) Service Delivery
16 39 (11.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 39 (11.68%) Data Centre
17 36 (10.78%) SQL
18 35 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (10.18%) Windows Server
19 34 (10.18%) Linux
20 33 (9.88%) Migration
20 33 (9.88%) PCI DSS
21 31 (9.28%) Security Cleared
22 30 (8.98%) HP
22 30 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
23 29 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
24 28 (8.38%) PowerShell
24 28 (8.38%) Citrix

Business Continuity
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 22 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.99%) IIS
3 11 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.69%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.90%) Apache
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.90%) FileNet
8 3 (0.90%) JBoss
9 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.60%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.60%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 2 (0.60%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.60%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.30%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (0.30%) Primavera
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.30%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.39%) Office 365
3 14 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.10%) IaaS
5 5 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (1.50%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.50%) SaaS
6 3 (0.90%) PaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.30%) G Suite
8 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 58 (17.37%) Firewall
2 26 (7.78%) LAN
2 26 (7.78%) SAN
3 25 (7.49%) DNS
4 24 (7.19%) WAN
5 13 (3.89%) Internet
6 12 (3.59%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.59%) VoIP
6 12 (3.59%) VPN
7 10 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (2.69%) DHCP
8 9 (2.69%) NAS
8 9 (2.69%) NetScaler
9 8 (2.40%) Extranet
9 8 (2.40%) Intranet
9 8 (2.40%) MPLS
9 8 (2.40%) Skype
9 8 (2.40%) VLAN
9 8 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.69%) DB2
3 9 (2.69%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.10%) OLAP
4 7 (2.10%) OLTP
4 7 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (1.50%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.90%) Power BI
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.90%) ERwin
1 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 96 (28.74%) Finance
2 22 (6.59%) Legal
3 21 (6.29%) Banking
3 21 (6.29%) Retail
4 14 (4.19%) Publishing
4 14 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.89%) Law
6 5 (1.50%) Marketing
7 4 (1.20%) Electronics
7 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.20%) Local Government
7 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Front Office
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 2 (0.60%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 62 (18.56%) Architect
2 39 (11.68%) Analyst
3 38 (11.38%) Project Manager
4 31 (9.28%) Consultant
5 25 (7.49%) IT Manager
6 23 (6.89%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (5.69%) Security Consultant
8 15 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
9 13 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery Manager
9 13 (3.89%) Information Security Consultant
9 13 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (3.89%) Technical Architect
10 11 (3.29%) Security Specialist
11 10 (2.99%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.69%) Business Manager
12 9 (2.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 9 (2.69%) IT Project Manager
12 9 (2.69%) Security Manager
12 9 (2.69%) Service Manager
12 9 (2.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.29%) Web Services
2 10 (2.99%) HTML
3 7 (2.10%) .NET
3 7 (2.10%) XML
4 6 (1.80%) REST
4 6 (1.80%) SOAP
5 5 (1.50%) Middleware
5 5 (1.50%) SAP Basis
6 4 (1.20%) WSDL
6 4 (1.20%) XML Messaging
6 4 (1.20%) XSD
7 3 (0.90%) CSS
8 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.60%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (0.60%) WCF
8 2 (0.60%) WF
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.30%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.77%) Management Information System
2 39 (11.68%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.40%) User Experience
4 8 (2.40%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.50%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (1.50%) NHS
5 5 (1.50%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.50%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.20%) RIA
7 3 (0.90%) BYOD
7 3 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.90%) PMI
8 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.60%) Fintech
8 2 (0.60%) Replication
8 2 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 76 (22.75%) Windows
2 34 (10.18%) Linux
2 34 (10.18%) Windows Server
3 29 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (5.09%) Windows 7
6 15 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (4.49%) Unix
7 14 (4.19%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.40%) Android
8 8 (2.40%) Solaris
9 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.20%) SUSE
11 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.90%) CentOS
12 2 (0.60%) AIX
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (41.02%) Disaster Recovery
2 90 (26.95%) ITIL
3 63 (18.86%) Business Continuity Planning
4 62 (18.56%) BCP
5 55 (16.47%) Project Management
6 50 (14.97%) Information Security
7 45 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (12.28%) Service Delivery
9 33 (9.88%) Migration
10 30 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
11 27 (8.08%) Risk Management
11 27 (8.08%) Service Management
12 26 (7.78%) Incident Management
13 25 (7.49%) High Availability
14 24 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (6.89%) PRINCE2
16 22 (6.59%) Change Management
17 19 (5.69%) Security Management
18 18 (5.39%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.78%) SQL
2 28 (8.38%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.19%) Perl
4 12 (3.59%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.29%) Python
6 7 (2.10%) C
7 6 (1.80%) C#
8 5 (1.50%) VBScript
9 4 (1.20%) VB
10 3 (0.90%) AWK
10 3 (0.90%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.90%) Java
10 3 (0.90%) Korn
10 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.60%) C++
11 2 (0.60%) Ruby
11 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 31 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.49%) Degree
3 23 (6.89%) CISSP
4 21 (6.29%) CISM
5 18 (5.39%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.79%) CISA
7 15 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (3.29%) MCSE
10 10 (2.99%) CCNP
11 7 (2.10%) CCA
11 7 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (2.10%) MCSA
11 7 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (1.80%) CCNA
12 6 (1.80%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.80%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.50%) CRISC
14 4 (1.20%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (9.88%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.79%) SLA
4 14 (4.19%) GDPR
5 11 (3.29%) QA
6 9 (2.69%) Data Quality
7 8 (2.40%) ISO 22301
8 5 (1.50%) ISO 9001
9 4 (1.20%) PMO
9 4 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.90%) RMADS
11 2 (0.60%) BS7799
12 1 (0.30%) BS25999
12 1 (0.30%) COBIT
12 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 58 (17.37%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.99%) XenApp
4 8 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.40%) vSphere
5 7 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.80%) XenServer
7 4 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.90%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.60%) Docker
9 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.60%) Xen
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.30%) NFS
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.59%) SCCM
2 7 (2.10%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.10%) IBM BigFix
2 7 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.50%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.50%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (1.50%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (0.90%) Puppet
5 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.60%) SCOM
6 2 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 78 (23.35%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.87%) VMware
3 52 (15.57%) Oracle
4 30 (8.98%) HP
5 28 (8.38%) Citrix
5 28 (8.38%) SAP
6 26 (7.78%) Cisco
7 12 (3.59%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.59%) Symantec
8 11 (3.29%) Dell
9 10 (2.99%) EMC
10 9 (2.69%) IBM
11 6 (1.80%) BMC
11 6 (1.80%) Informatica
11 6 (1.80%) NetApp
11 6 (1.80%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.50%) Mitel
12 5 (1.50%) Sybase
13 4 (1.20%) Cognos
13 4 (1.20%) Intel