Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 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
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 517 461
Rank change year-on-year +28 -56 +15
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 427 337 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 212 364
UK median daily rate £413 £428 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.51% +10.68% +4.39%
10th Percentile £275 £259 £232
90th Percentile £600 £600 £592
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.37% -33.05% -29.11%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.50 £15.49
90th Percentile £52.95 £40.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.82 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +16.39% -33.05% -29.11%

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 85,519 77,176 89,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.66% 84.78% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,362 50,523 58,954
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,338 2,076 2,266
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% - +17.37%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.48 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 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 +25 406 £413 -6.25% 124
UK excluding London +2 278 £375 -6.25% 91
London +7 142 £450 - 41
North of England +8 83 £333 -21.76% 16
South East -35 79 £450 +1.18% 21
Midlands +8 40 £400 +10.34% 29
North East +26 38 £310 -22.63% 2
South West +18 34 £458 -16.76% 11
East of England +2 28 £350 -12.50% 6
West Midlands +1 26 £368 +13.08% 20
North West -5 25 £375 -7.69% 9
Yorkshire -15 20 £500 +5.26% 5
East Midlands -4 14 £400 +10.34% 8
Wales 0 8 £475 +45.04%
Scotland -44 6 £375 -6.25% 6

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity 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.

1 157 (36.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 140 (32.79%) ITIL
3 88 (20.61%) Finance
4 84 (19.67%) Windows
5 83 (19.44%) VMware
6 81 (18.97%) Information Security
7 79 (18.50%) Security Cleared
8 78 (18.27%) Project Management
9 71 (16.63%) Service Delivery
9 71 (16.63%) Microsoft
10 68 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 67 (15.69%) Active Directory
12 66 (15.46%) Management Information System
13 61 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 60 (14.05%) HP
14 60 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
15 55 (12.88%) BCP
15 55 (12.88%) Windows Server
16 54 (12.65%) Business Continuity Planning
17 53 (12.41%) Degree
18 51 (11.94%) Linux
19 50 (11.71%) DNS
19 50 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
20 47 (11.01%) SQL
20 47 (11.01%) Service Management
21 46 (10.77%) Cisco
21 46 (10.77%) Citrix
22 45 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
23 42 (9.84%) DHCP
23 42 (9.84%) SAP

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 32 (7.49%) IIS
2 16 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.64%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.94%) Apache
6 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.70%) Confluence
7 3 (0.70%) JBoss
8 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.23%) CMS
9 1 (0.23%) Drupal
9 1 (0.23%) Kentico
9 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.23%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.47%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.47%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (0.47%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.15%) Office 365
3 18 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.98%) PaaS
5 16 (3.75%) SaaS
6 15 (3.51%) IaaS
7 5 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.47%) GitHub
9 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.23%) G Suite
10 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.71%) DNS
2 42 (9.84%) DHCP
3 41 (9.60%) SAN
4 38 (8.90%) Firewall
5 33 (7.73%) NetScaler
6 29 (6.79%) WAN
7 23 (5.39%) LAN
8 13 (3.04%) SSL
9 12 (2.81%) HTTP
9 12 (2.81%) Internet
9 12 (2.81%) IPsec
9 12 (2.81%) Network Security
10 11 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (2.58%) MPLS
10 11 (2.58%) SMTP
10 11 (2.58%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.58%) VPN
11 9 (2.11%) VoIP
12 8 (1.87%) FTP
12 8 (1.87%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.81%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.87%) Power BI
4 6 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.94%) DB2
6 4 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
6 4 (0.94%) MySQL
6 4 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.70%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.70%) DataStage
7 3 (0.70%) Informix
7 3 (0.70%) OLAP
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.70%) QualityStage
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.47%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.64%) JIRA
2 6 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.70%) MSI
5 2 (0.47%) Toad
6 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.23%) GitLab
6 1 (0.23%) Hudson
6 1 (0.23%) JMeter
6 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.23%) RStudio
6 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (20.61%) Finance
2 31 (7.26%) Legal
3 25 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.68%) Banking
5 14 (3.28%) Law
6 10 (2.34%) Retail
7 5 (1.17%) Advertising
7 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.17%) Publishing
8 3 (0.70%) Billing
8 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.70%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Electronics
9 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (13.58%) Analyst
2 42 (9.84%) Architect
3 35 (8.20%) Consultant
4 26 (6.09%) Support Engineer
5 25 (5.85%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.62%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 21 (4.92%) Service Manager
8 18 (4.22%) Citrix Engineer
8 18 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (3.98%) Administrator
10 16 (3.75%) Technical Architect
11 15 (3.51%) Security Manager
12 13 (3.04%) Business Manager
12 13 (3.04%) IT Manager
13 11 (2.58%) Business Consultant
13 11 (2.58%) Cloud Architect
13 11 (2.58%) Network Engineer
13 11 (2.58%) Security Analyst
13 11 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.34%) Business Continuity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.28%) Web Services
2 9 (2.11%) Middleware
3 8 (1.87%) XML
4 4 (0.94%) .NET
4 4 (0.94%) J2EE
5 3 (0.70%) SOAP
5 3 (0.70%) XML Schema
6 2 (0.47%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.47%) jQuery
6 2 (0.47%) JSP
6 2 (0.47%) LDAP
6 2 (0.47%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.47%) REST
6 2 (0.47%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (0.47%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.46%) Management Information System
2 39 (9.13%) Data Centre
3 36 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.56%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.81%) Clustering
6 11 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.34%) Replication
8 7 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.41%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.41%) NHS
9 6 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.17%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.17%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 84 (19.67%) Windows
2 55 (12.88%) Windows Server
3 51 (11.94%) Linux
4 50 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (5.85%) Unix
6 20 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (4.68%) Solaris
7 14 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.34%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.64%) CentOS
11 6 (1.41%) SUSE
12 4 (0.94%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.47%) AIX
13 2 (0.47%) HPUX
14 1 (0.23%) Debian
14 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (36.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 140 (32.79%) ITIL
3 81 (18.97%) Information Security
4 78 (18.27%) Project Management
5 71 (16.63%) Service Delivery
6 60 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (12.88%) BCP
8 54 (12.65%) Business Continuity Planning
9 47 (11.01%) Service Management
10 45 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (9.37%) Data Protection
11 40 (9.37%) Migration
12 37 (8.67%) Change Management
12 37 (8.67%) Risk Management
13 34 (7.96%) Incident Management
14 32 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (7.03%) PRINCE2
15 30 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (6.32%) Problem Management
17 22 (5.15%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.01%) SQL
2 13 (3.04%) Java
3 12 (2.81%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.34%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.87%) Perl
6 7 (1.64%) AWK
6 7 (1.64%) Bourne shell
6 7 (1.64%) Korn
7 5 (1.17%) C
7 5 (1.17%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.94%) Python
8 4 (0.94%) VB
9 3 (0.70%) ABAP
9 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.47%) C#
10 2 (0.47%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (18.50%) Security Cleared
2 61 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 53 (12.41%) Degree
4 34 (7.96%) CISSP
5 30 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (5.85%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (5.15%) CISA
8 21 (4.92%) CISM
8 21 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (4.22%) CCNA
10 14 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (3.04%) CCNP
11 13 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.11%) ISEB
12 9 (2.11%) ISTQB
12 9 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (1.87%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (1.64%) CRISC
15 6 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.43%) SLA
2 31 (7.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (7.03%) PCI DSS
4 26 (6.09%) GDPR
5 14 (3.28%) ISO 22301
6 13 (3.04%) PMO
7 10 (2.34%) BS25999
8 8 (1.87%) COBIT
8 8 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (1.41%) QA
10 5 (1.17%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.70%) MiFID
12 2 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (15.69%) Active Directory
3 40 (9.37%) XenApp
4 34 (7.96%) vSphere
5 32 (7.49%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.64%) GlusterFS
7 7 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.70%) Docker
9 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.47%) Firmware
10 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.47%) XenServer
11 1 (0.23%) iptables
11 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (3.28%) SCCM
2 9 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (1.64%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 7 (1.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 6 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.17%) Ansible
6 4 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.94%) Puppet
6 4 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.70%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.70%) QRadar
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.47%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.47%) WSUS
8 2 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 83 (19.44%) VMware
2 71 (16.63%) Microsoft
3 60 (14.05%) HP
4 46 (10.77%) Cisco
4 46 (10.77%) Citrix
5 42 (9.84%) SAP
6 31 (7.26%) Ivanti
6 31 (7.26%) Oracle
7 17 (3.98%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.75%) Dell
9 14 (3.28%) CheckPoint
9 14 (3.28%) EMC
9 14 (3.28%) IBM
10 13 (3.04%) Brocade
11 9 (2.11%) Sun
12 8 (1.87%) NetApp
12 8 (1.87%) Veritas
13 7 (1.64%) Juniper
13 7 (1.64%) Palo Alto
13 7 (1.64%) StorageTek