Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 494 518 462
Rank change year-on-year +24 -56 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 455 363 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.43% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 228 351
UK median daily rate £443 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% - +14.86%
10th Percentile £295 £268 £220
90th Percentile £675 £608 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% +1.89% -15.20%
10th Percentile £15.90 £12.70 £13.55
90th Percentile £54.60 £39.75 £28.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +48.15% +1.89% -21.48%

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 88,599 84,098 90,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.60% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,535 55,446 59,633
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £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 2,426 2,078 2,364
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +5.10% +4.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +39 429 £443 +4.12% 124
UK excluding London -12 282 £400 +3.23% 95
London +52 159 £500 +3.09% 39
South East +5 96 £429 +1.03% 27
North of England +12 63 £373 -21.58% 21
Midlands -1 56 £384 +15.41% 19
East of England -37 37 £363 -6.45% 9
West Midlands -10 31 £368 +1.38% 16
East Midlands +8 25 £400 +25.00% 3
North West -10 24 £381 -19.74% 9
North East +1 20 £333 -27.72% 1
Yorkshire -16 19 £500 -2.44% 11
South West -29 16 £433 +6.86% 9
Scotland -28 9 £413 -17.50% 7
Wales -18 5 £475 +61.02% 3

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 233 (51.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 148 (32.53%) ITIL
3 120 (26.37%) Finance
4 75 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (16.04%) Project Management
6 70 (15.38%) Windows
6 70 (15.38%) Information Security
7 66 (14.51%) Microsoft
8 62 (13.63%) VMware
8 62 (13.63%) Business Continuity Planning
9 60 (13.19%) BCP
9 60 (13.19%) Service Management
10 56 (12.31%) Security Cleared
11 54 (11.87%) Risk Management
11 54 (11.87%) Linux
12 51 (11.21%) Management Information System
12 51 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (10.33%) Active Directory
13 47 (10.33%) SC Cleared
14 46 (10.11%) Incident Management
15 45 (9.89%) Service Delivery
16 43 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
17 42 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
18 41 (9.01%) DNS
19 40 (8.79%) HP
20 39 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
21 38 (8.35%) SQL
21 38 (8.35%) Migration
22 37 (8.13%) Problem Management

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 19 (4.18%) IIS
2 12 (2.64%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.20%) Apache
5 9 (1.98%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.54%) JBoss
7 6 (1.32%) Confluence
8 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.66%) Drupal
11 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.44%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.22%) CMS
12 1 (0.22%) OpenROAD
12 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (6.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (4.18%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (3.52%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.66%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.44%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.44%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.44%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.05%) Office 365
4 15 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (2.86%) PaaS
6 12 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (2.64%) Amazon EMR
6 12 (2.64%) Amazon Glacier
6 12 (2.64%) Amazon S3
7 11 (2.42%) IaaS
7 11 (2.42%) SaaS
8 6 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.66%) Serverless
11 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.44%) G Suite
12 1 (0.22%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.22%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.01%) DNS
2 31 (6.81%) SAN
3 27 (5.93%) DHCP
4 22 (4.84%) Firewall
5 19 (4.18%) iSCSI
6 17 (3.74%) NetScaler
7 16 (3.52%) LAN
8 13 (2.86%) Network Security
8 13 (2.86%) WAN
9 12 (2.64%) Internet
10 11 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (2.20%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.98%) Skype
12 9 (1.98%) VPN
13 8 (1.76%) NAS
13 8 (1.76%) SSL
14 7 (1.54%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.32%) IPsec
15 6 (1.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.64%) Amazon Aurora
4 12 (2.64%) Amazon Redshift
4 12 (2.64%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.76%) MySQL
5 8 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.54%) Power BI
7 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.66%) OLAP
7 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (2.64%) JIRA
2 7 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) Hudson
4 2 (0.44%) Toad
5 1 (0.22%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.22%) JMeter
5 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.22%) XMLSpy
General
1 120 (26.37%) Finance
2 26 (5.71%) Banking
3 23 (5.05%) Retail
4 21 (4.62%) Legal
5 18 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.88%) Advertising
6 4 (0.88%) Billing
7 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Law
7 3 (0.66%) Marketing
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (18.68%) Analyst
2 48 (10.55%) Architect
3 38 (8.35%) Consultant
4 29 (6.37%) Service Manager
5 25 (5.49%) IT Manager
6 24 (5.27%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.40%) Business Manager
8 19 (4.18%) Business Continuity Manager
8 19 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
10 16 (3.52%) Service Analyst
11 15 (3.30%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.30%) IT Analyst
12 14 (3.08%) Administrator
12 14 (3.08%) Delivery Manager
13 13 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
13 13 (2.86%) IT Services Manager
13 13 (2.86%) Security Consultant
13 13 (2.86%) Test Analyst
14 12 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.81%) Web Services
2 12 (2.64%) Middleware
3 9 (1.98%) SOAP
4 8 (1.76%) LDAP
4 8 (1.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 6 (1.32%) .NET
5 6 (1.32%) REST
6 5 (1.10%) Spring
7 3 (0.66%) J2EE
7 3 (0.66%) LAMP
7 3 (0.66%) Node.js
7 3 (0.66%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.66%) Thymeleaf
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.44%) JMS
8 2 (0.44%) jQuery
8 2 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.44%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.21%) Management Information System
2 43 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.91%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (4.18%) Virtual Team
6 14 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.42%) Replication
8 10 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.76%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.54%) NHS
10 7 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.10%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.88%) Celerra
12 4 (0.88%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.38%) Windows
2 54 (11.87%) Linux
3 34 (7.47%) Unix
4 32 (7.03%) Windows Server
5 29 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.42%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.20%) Solaris
8 10 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.98%) CentOS
10 6 (1.32%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.88%) Android
12 4 (0.88%) SUSE
12 4 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.44%) HPUX
14 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (51.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 148 (32.53%) ITIL
3 75 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (16.04%) Project Management
5 70 (15.38%) Information Security
6 62 (13.63%) Business Continuity Planning
7 60 (13.19%) BCP
7 60 (13.19%) Service Management
8 54 (11.87%) Risk Management
9 51 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 46 (10.11%) Incident Management
11 45 (9.89%) Service Delivery
12 43 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (8.35%) Migration
14 37 (8.13%) Problem Management
15 36 (7.91%) Cybersecurity
16 35 (7.69%) Business Continuity Management
17 34 (7.47%) Configuration Management
18 31 (6.81%) Change Management
19 30 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.35%) SQL
2 18 (3.96%) Python
3 15 (3.30%) Java
4 14 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 10 (2.20%) Perl
6 9 (1.98%) C
6 9 (1.98%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.54%) AWK
7 7 (1.54%) Bourne shell
7 7 (1.54%) Korn
8 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.88%) Ruby
9 4 (0.88%) VB
10 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.66%) VBScript
11 2 (0.44%) ABAP
11 2 (0.44%) C#
11 2 (0.44%) Java 8
11 2 (0.44%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 56 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.69%) Degree
4 33 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (5.49%) CISSP
6 21 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (3.96%) CISM
8 15 (3.30%) CISA
8 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (3.08%) CCNA
10 12 (2.64%) Oracle Certification
11 11 (2.42%) OCP
12 9 (1.98%) CCNP
12 9 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (1.76%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.76%) RHCE
13 8 (1.76%) RHCSA
14 7 (1.54%) MCSE
15 6 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.81%) SLA
2 25 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.18%) QA
4 17 (3.74%) GDPR
4 17 (3.74%) ISO 22301
5 16 (3.52%) PCI DSS
6 14 (3.08%) PMO
7 5 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.88%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.66%) COBIT
9 3 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.66%) MiFID
10 2 (0.44%) BS25999
10 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.22%) HL7
11 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 47 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 42 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.27%) XenApp
4 20 (4.40%) vSphere
5 18 (3.96%) XenDesktop
6 14 (3.08%) NFS
7 10 (2.20%) Firmware
7 10 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.54%) GlusterFS
9 7 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (1.10%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.10%) Samba
11 4 (0.88%) Docker
11 4 (0.88%) KVM
11 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.88%) RHEV
11 4 (0.88%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.88%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 26 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (5.49%) Ansible
3 15 (3.30%) SCCM
4 13 (2.86%) Puppet
5 8 (1.76%) Data Guard
5 8 (1.76%) Foglight
5 8 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (1.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
6 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (1.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 6 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.10%) WSUS
9 4 (0.88%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.88%) OpenView
9 4 (0.88%) vRealize
9 4 (0.88%) yum
10 3 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (14.51%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.63%) VMware
3 40 (8.79%) HP
4 36 (7.91%) Cisco
4 36 (7.91%) Oracle
5 33 (7.25%) Citrix
6 26 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 23 (5.05%) SAP
8 15 (3.30%) EMC
8 15 (3.30%) IBM
8 15 (3.30%) Splunk
9 13 (2.86%) Ivanti
9 13 (2.86%) Veritas
10 12 (2.64%) NetApp
11 11 (2.42%) Brocade
12 9 (1.98%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.98%) Dell
13 8 (1.76%) Imperva
14 7 (1.54%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.54%) StorageTek