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 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 404 429
Rank change year-on-year -37 +25  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 155 279 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 197 146
Median daily rate £465 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.47% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £576 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +19.93% +1.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £14.64 £31.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.52% -21.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.64 £31.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -53.52% -21.25%  

Business Continuity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37767 45469 44556
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.35% 83.37% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24593 30110 28129
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1005 1090 1307
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.92 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Business Continuity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 May 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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -57 146 £470 +25.33% 48
London -17 49 £475 +11.76% 18
South East +33 43 £475 +12.42% 9
East of England +8 13 £400 +6.66% 8
South West 0 13 £550 +29.41% 3
City of London -5 10 £550 +37.50% 5
Berkshire +18 8 £550 +29.41% 2
North West +9 8 £475 +26.66% 6
Wiltshire +6 8 £650 +34.02%
Hampshire +17 7 £450 +4.53% 2
Surrey -2 7 £550 +30.95% 2
Scotland +44 6 £400 -27.27% 2
Reading +20 6 £575 +31.42% 1
Yorkshire +20 6 £475 +5.55% 3
West Sussex +29 5 £440 -2.22%
Edinburgh +17 5 £400 -33.33% 2
Manchester +8 5 £190 -42.64% 5
Bristol +7 5 £356 -16.17% 3
East Midlands -8 5 £513 -13.13%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £375 - 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £300 - 1
West Midlands +20 4 £338 -32.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 4 £280 +0.90% 1
Tyne and Wear +16 4 £280 +0.90% 1
North East +10 4 £280 +0.90% 1
Hertfordshire +7 4 £465 - 1
Peterborough - 4 £381 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £562 -
Middlesex - 4 £610 -
West Yorkshire +29 3 £513 +20.58% 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 138 (39.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 103 (29.43%) Finance
3 77 (22.00%) ITIL
4 68 (19.43%) Windows
5 59 (16.86%) Microsoft
6 58 (16.57%) Oracle
7 51 (14.57%) BCP
8 50 (14.29%) Firewall
8 50 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
9 47 (13.43%) Project Management
10 43 (12.29%) Service Delivery
11 41 (11.71%) Active Directory
11 41 (11.71%) Information Security
11 41 (11.71%) Data Centre
12 38 (10.86%) Change Management
12 38 (10.86%) Management Information System
13 37 (10.57%) Linux
14 36 (10.29%) VMware
14 36 (10.29%) Windows Server
14 36 (10.29%) Security Cleared
15 35 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (10.00%) SQL
16 33 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 29 (8.29%) PowerShell
18 28 (8.00%) Incident Management
18 28 (8.00%) SQL Server
19 27 (7.71%) Banking
19 27 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (7.71%) Business Continuity Management
19 27 (7.71%) High Availability

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 21 (6.00%) IIS
1 21 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.86%) FileNet
6 3 (0.86%) JBoss
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.57%) Apache
7 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.57%) CMS
7 2 (0.57%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.57%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.29%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.29%) Primavera
4 1 (0.29%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.29%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.57%) Office 365
2 19 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.57%) IaaS
4 9 (2.57%) SaaS
5 6 (1.71%) PaaS
6 5 (1.43%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.29%) G Suite
8 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.29%) Firewall
2 18 (5.14%) LAN
3 17 (4.86%) SAN
3 17 (4.86%) WAN
4 16 (4.57%) DNS
5 13 (3.71%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.86%) VPN
7 9 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (2.57%) Network Security
8 8 (2.29%) BGP
9 7 (2.00%) Intranet
9 7 (2.00%) VLAN
10 6 (1.71%) Extranet
10 6 (1.71%) LDAP
11 5 (1.43%) DHCP
12 4 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.14%) VoIP
13 3 (0.86%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.86%) Skype
13 3 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 21 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 16 (4.57%) Oracle9i Database
4 15 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.57%) DB2
7 8 (2.29%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (2.00%) Power BI
9 6 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.71%) OLAP
9 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.43%) OLTP
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 3 (0.86%) MS Access
12 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (4.29%) TeamCity
2 6 (1.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.86%) ERwin
3 3 (0.86%) JIRA
3 3 (0.86%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) GitLab
5 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.29%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) Toad
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 103 (29.43%) Finance
2 27 (7.71%) Banking
3 18 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.57%) Legal
5 12 (3.43%) Back Office
5 12 (3.43%) Retail
6 11 (3.14%) Front Office
7 10 (2.86%) Law
8 8 (2.29%) Publishing
9 6 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.71%) Marketing
10 5 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.14%) Electronics
12 2 (0.57%) Billing
12 2 (0.57%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.57%) French Language
12 2 (0.57%) Local Government
13 1 (0.29%) Advertising
13 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (21.71%) Analyst
2 48 (13.71%) Architect
3 36 (10.29%) Consultant
4 26 (7.43%) Project Manager
5 20 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 18 (5.14%) IT Manager
6 18 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (4.29%) Technical Leader
8 14 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 13 (3.71%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.43%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.14%) Business Continuity Analyst
11 11 (3.14%) Security Consultant
12 9 (2.57%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (2.57%) Operations Engineer
12 9 (2.57%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 9 (2.57%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.57%) Technical Architect
13 8 (2.29%) IT Support
13 8 (2.29%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.71%) Web Services
2 7 (2.00%) SAP Basis
3 6 (1.71%) .NET
3 6 (1.71%) Middleware
4 5 (1.43%) XML
5 4 (1.14%) REST
5 4 (1.14%) SOAP
6 3 (0.86%) HTML
6 3 (0.86%) WSDL
6 3 (0.86%) XML Messaging
6 3 (0.86%) XSD
7 2 (0.57%) CSS
7 2 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.29%) IDoc
8 1 (0.29%) JSP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.29%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.71%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.86%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.29%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.29%) Virtual Team
5 6 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.43%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle Exalytics
7 4 (1.14%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.86%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.86%) Equities
8 3 (0.86%) Fintech
8 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.86%) NHS
9 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.57%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 68 (19.43%) Windows
2 37 (10.57%) Linux
3 36 (10.29%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.57%) Windows 10
6 15 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.00%) Unix
8 12 (3.43%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.71%) Android
10 5 (1.43%) VME
10 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.86%) Solaris
12 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.57%) CentOS
12 2 (0.57%) SUSE
13 1 (0.29%) MVS
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (39.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 77 (22.00%) ITIL
3 51 (14.57%) BCP
4 50 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
5 47 (13.43%) Project Management
6 43 (12.29%) Service Delivery
7 41 (11.71%) Information Security
8 38 (10.86%) Change Management
9 35 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (8.00%) Incident Management
11 27 (7.71%) Business Continuity Management
11 27 (7.71%) High Availability
12 26 (7.43%) Migration
13 24 (6.86%) Data Protection
13 24 (6.86%) Service Management
14 23 (6.57%) Data Management
14 23 (6.57%) PRINCE2
15 22 (6.29%) Risk Management
16 21 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (5.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.00%) SQL
2 29 (8.29%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.43%) VBScript
4 15 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.57%) C
5 9 (2.57%) C#
6 8 (2.29%) Perl
6 8 (2.29%) Python
7 7 (2.00%) Java
8 4 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.14%) C++
8 4 (1.14%) Ruby
9 3 (0.86%) Korn
9 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.57%) AWK
10 2 (0.57%) Bourne shell
10 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.57%) VB
10 2 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.14%) CISSP
3 21 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.71%) Degree
5 19 (5.43%) CISM
6 12 (3.43%) CISA
7 11 (3.14%) Avaya Certification
8 10 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.71%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.43%) BC Cleared
11 5 (1.43%) CCNP
11 5 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.43%) SSCP
12 4 (1.14%) ISEB
12 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.14%) PMP
12 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (5.43%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.14%) SLA
4 17 (4.86%) ISO 22301
5 12 (3.43%) QA
6 10 (2.86%) GDPR
7 9 (2.57%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.71%) Data Quality
9 6 (1.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.43%) RMADS
11 3 (0.86%) BS25999
11 3 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.57%) BS7799
12 2 (0.57%) MiFID
12 2 (0.57%) PMO
13 1 (0.29%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 41 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.14%) Docker
4 4 (1.14%) XenApp
5 3 (0.86%) vSphere
6 2 (0.57%) GlusterFS
6 2 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.57%) Xen
6 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.57%) XenServer
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.29%) NFS
7 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (3.43%) Control-M
2 11 (3.14%) SCCM
3 8 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.29%) Puppet
4 5 (1.43%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.14%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.14%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.14%) Unicenter
6 3 (0.86%) Ansible
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 58 (16.57%) Oracle
3 36 (10.29%) VMware
4 26 (7.43%) SAP
5 20 (5.71%) Cisco
6 16 (4.57%) Avaya
6 16 (4.57%) HP
7 13 (3.71%) Citrix
8 7 (2.00%) Informatica
8 7 (2.00%) Remedy
8 7 (2.00%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.71%) CA
9 6 (1.71%) Intel
9 6 (1.71%) Sybase
10 5 (1.43%) Cognos
10 5 (1.43%) NetApp
10 5 (1.43%) Netezza
10 5 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.43%) Symantec
10 5 (1.43%) Teradata
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