Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 453 437
Rank change year-on-year -73 -16 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 372 499 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.56% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 344 340
UK median daily rate £400 £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +14.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £264 £218 £215
90th Percentile £600 £625 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 15
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £23.10 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.48 £14.10
90th Percentile £39.75 £28.55 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £26.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year +1.89% +9.28% -3.00%

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 83949 89067 93073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55749 58891 60306
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2340 2707
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -47 337 £400 -6.98% 44
UK excluding London +1 266 £375 -6.25% 29
London -63 96 £475 - 16
East of England +34 68 £388 -24.21% 4
South East -17 63 £350 -18.60% 8
Midlands +41 48 £345 -37.27% 5
North of England -2 33 £475 +46.15% 10
East Midlands +14 30 £345 -37.27% 1
South West +7 26 £390 +36.24% 1
Scotland +27 24 £500 +17.65% 1
West Midlands +22 18 £350 -18.60% 4
North West +10 13 £463 +32.14% 5
Yorkshire +20 10 £531 -20.11% 2
North East +14 10 £460 +68.81% 3
Wales +12 4 £280 -13.99%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 129 (34.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 110 (29.57%) ITIL
3 93 (25.00%) Finance
4 90 (24.19%) Windows
5 83 (22.31%) Microsoft
5 83 (22.31%) Business Continuity Planning
6 72 (19.35%) BCP
6 72 (19.35%) Information Security
7 71 (19.09%) Active Directory
8 68 (18.28%) Project Management
9 62 (16.67%) Firewall
10 61 (16.40%) Management Information System
11 59 (15.86%) Service Delivery
12 58 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (13.71%) VMware
13 51 (13.71%) SQL
14 44 (11.83%) Service Management
15 43 (11.56%) Data Centre
16 39 (10.48%) Linux
16 39 (10.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 38 (10.22%) Oracle
18 37 (9.95%) Windows Server
19 36 (9.68%) Citrix
19 36 (9.68%) Change Management
20 35 (9.41%) Migration
21 34 (9.14%) Risk Management
21 34 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
22 33 (8.87%) PCI DSS
23 30 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
23 30 (8.06%) SQL Server

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 20 (5.38%) IIS
2 16 (4.30%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.42%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.08%) Apache
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.54%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.27%) Pega PRPC
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.84%) Office 365
3 10 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.34%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (1.08%) IaaS
6 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.81%) PaaS
7 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.54%) npm
7 2 (0.54%) SaaS
7 2 (0.54%) Serverless
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 62 (16.67%) Firewall
2 27 (7.26%) LAN
3 25 (6.72%) WAN
4 23 (6.18%) SAN
5 22 (5.91%) DNS
6 16 (4.30%) Internet
7 11 (2.96%) VPN
8 10 (2.69%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.69%) Unified Communications
8 10 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (2.42%) DHCP
9 9 (2.42%) Intranet
9 9 (2.42%) NAS
9 9 (2.42%) Skype
9 9 (2.42%) VoIP
10 8 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (2.15%) Network Security
11 7 (1.88%) Extranet
11 7 (1.88%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (1.88%) OLAP
3 7 (1.88%) OLTP
3 7 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.08%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.81%) Power BI
6 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.54%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.54%) DataStage
7 2 (0.54%) DB2
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.54%) Babel
3 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.54%) webpack
4 1 (0.27%) JIRA
4 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 93 (25.00%) Finance
2 28 (7.53%) Banking
3 27 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 26 (6.99%) Retail
5 20 (5.38%) Publishing
6 17 (4.57%) Legal
7 10 (2.69%) Law
8 6 (1.61%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Marketing
9 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.81%) Electronics
10 3 (0.81%) Local Government
11 2 (0.54%) Billing
11 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (15.05%) Architect
2 36 (9.68%) Project Manager
3 34 (9.14%) Analyst
3 34 (9.14%) Consultant
4 30 (8.06%) IT Manager
5 27 (7.26%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (5.38%) Security Consultant
7 19 (5.11%) Security Specialist
8 14 (3.76%) Security Engineer
9 13 (3.49%) Business Manager
9 13 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery Manager
10 12 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (2.96%) Technical Architect
12 10 (2.69%) Deployment Manager
12 10 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
12 10 (2.69%) Information Security Consultant
12 10 (2.69%) Security Manager
13 9 (2.42%) Developer
13 9 (2.42%) IT Project Manager
13 9 (2.42%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.76%) HTML
2 9 (2.42%) Web Services
3 8 (2.15%) .NET
4 7 (1.88%) Middleware
5 5 (1.34%) CSS
6 4 (1.08%) XML
7 3 (0.81%) REST
7 3 (0.81%) SOAP
8 2 (0.54%) CSS3
8 2 (0.54%) Ext JS
8 2 (0.54%) HTML5
8 2 (0.54%) Kafka
8 2 (0.54%) LESS
8 2 (0.54%) Node.js
8 2 (0.54%) React
8 2 (0.54%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (0.54%) Sass
8 2 (0.54%) Semantic UI
8 2 (0.54%) Serverless Framework
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.40%) Management Information System
2 43 (11.56%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.23%) User Experience
5 10 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.61%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.34%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.34%) Life Science
8 5 (1.34%) NHS
8 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) BYOD
9 4 (1.08%) Replication
9 4 (1.08%) RIA
10 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.81%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.81%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 90 (24.19%) Windows
2 39 (10.48%) Linux
3 37 (9.95%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (4.57%) Unix
7 15 (4.03%) Windows 10
8 11 (2.96%) Android
8 11 (2.96%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.15%) Solaris
11 5 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.08%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.81%) AIX
13 3 (0.81%) CentOS
13 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.54%) SUSE
15 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (34.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 110 (29.57%) ITIL
3 83 (22.31%) Business Continuity Planning
4 72 (19.35%) BCP
4 72 (19.35%) Information Security
5 68 (18.28%) Project Management
6 59 (15.86%) Service Delivery
7 58 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (11.83%) Service Management
9 36 (9.68%) Change Management
10 35 (9.41%) Migration
11 34 (9.14%) Risk Management
12 30 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (7.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 29 (7.80%) Incident Management
14 27 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (7.26%) Security Management
15 24 (6.45%) PRINCE2
16 22 (5.91%) Process Improvement
17 21 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.71%) SQL
2 27 (7.26%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.30%) JavaScript
3 16 (4.30%) Perl
4 13 (3.49%) C#
4 13 (3.49%) Python
5 7 (1.88%) VBScript
6 4 (1.08%) VB
7 3 (0.81%) AWK
7 3 (0.81%) Bourne shell
7 3 (0.81%) C
7 3 (0.81%) Korn
7 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.54%) ES6
8 2 (0.54%) Java
8 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (7.80%) Degree
2 28 (7.53%) CISSP
3 27 (7.26%) Security Cleared
4 22 (5.91%) CISM
5 20 (5.38%) CISA
6 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (4.30%) SC Cleared
8 15 (4.03%) MCSE
8 15 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.15%) MCSA
11 7 (1.88%) CCA
11 7 (1.88%) CCNP
11 7 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.34%) CCNA
13 5 (1.34%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (8.87%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.30%) SLA
4 14 (3.76%) GDPR
5 12 (3.23%) ISO 22301
6 7 (1.88%) PMO
7 6 (1.61%) Data Quality
7 6 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (1.34%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.34%) QA
9 4 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.27%) BS25999
11 1 (0.27%) BS7799
11 1 (0.27%) COBIT
11 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 71 (19.09%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.96%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.96%) XenApp
4 10 (2.69%) vSphere
5 9 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (2.15%) XenServer
7 7 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.81%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.27%) Docker
11 1 (0.27%) Firmware
11 1 (0.27%) IAG
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (7.53%) SCCM
2 9 (2.42%) IBM BigFix
2 9 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.34%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (1.34%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.34%) SCOM
4 4 (1.08%) EnCase
4 4 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.54%) QRadar
6 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.54%) WMI
6 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 83 (22.31%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.71%) VMware
3 38 (10.22%) Oracle
4 36 (9.68%) Citrix
5 26 (6.99%) Cisco
5 26 (6.99%) HP
6 19 (5.11%) Symantec
7 18 (4.84%) SAP
8 14 (3.76%) Dell
9 13 (3.49%) IBM
9 13 (3.49%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.42%) EMC
10 9 (2.42%) NetApp
11 7 (1.88%) Apple
11 7 (1.88%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.34%) BMC
12 5 (1.34%) Mitel
12 5 (1.34%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.08%) AppSense
13 4 (1.08%) Brocade