Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 477 423
Rank change year-on-year +26 -54 +36
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 491 418 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.52% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 269 343
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £224 £251
90th Percentile £645 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 11
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £21.87 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.44% -2.79% -25.00%
10th Percentile £15.41 £14.33 £15.39
90th Percentile £57.50 £45.60 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -25.00%

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 85,976 80,448 89,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.76% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,376 53,341 58,281
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,073 2,220 2,628
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - +24.22%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +22.35%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +18 442 £413 +2.80% 119
UK excluding London +26 321 £380 -5.00% 82
London -22 152 £450 +0.56% 42
South East -29 84 £470 +17.50% 30
North of England +28 66 £310 -22.50% 22
Midlands +17 51 £400 -2.44% 12
East of England +19 48 £375 -6.25% 10
East Midlands +29 36 £390 +4.00% 8
Scotland +7 31 £363 -9.38% 4
South West +19 30 £475 +76.74% 3
North East +54 29 £300 -25.00% 1
North West +6 22 £419 +19.64% 12
West Midlands -6 15 £425 - 4
Yorkshire -10 15 £338 -50.00% 9
Wales +10 11 £345 +6.15%

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 187 (38.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 132 (26.88%) ITIL
3 106 (21.59%) Windows
4 102 (20.77%) Finance
4 102 (20.77%) Project Management
5 85 (17.31%) Microsoft
5 85 (17.31%) Business Continuity Planning
6 83 (16.90%) Information Security
7 82 (16.70%) Active Directory
8 80 (16.29%) Service Delivery
8 80 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (14.66%) Management Information System
10 68 (13.85%) VMware
11 66 (13.44%) BCP
12 59 (12.02%) Citrix
13 56 (11.41%) Risk Management
14 54 (11.00%) Data Centre
14 54 (11.00%) Windows Server
15 53 (10.79%) Migration
16 52 (10.59%) Service Management
17 51 (10.39%) Firewall
17 51 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
18 50 (10.18%) Security Cleared
18 50 (10.18%) Linux
18 50 (10.18%) Degree
19 47 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
20 46 (9.37%) Change Management
20 46 (9.37%) DNS
21 45 (9.16%) SQL
22 42 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure

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 31 (6.31%) IIS
2 14 (2.85%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.61%) Confluence
6 3 (0.61%) SAS
7 2 (0.41%) Apache
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.41%) JBoss
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.20%) Kentico
8 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.41%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.20%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.20%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (6.72%) Office 365
3 30 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.85%) SaaS
5 12 (2.44%) IaaS
6 11 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (2.24%) PaaS
7 4 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.61%) GitHub
8 3 (0.61%) Serverless
9 2 (0.41%) npm
9 2 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.39%) Firewall
2 46 (9.37%) DNS
3 33 (6.72%) DHCP
4 31 (6.31%) WAN
5 29 (5.91%) SAN
6 26 (5.30%) LAN
7 18 (3.67%) SMS
8 16 (3.26%) NetScaler
9 12 (2.44%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.04%) Internet
10 10 (2.04%) Network Security
10 10 (2.04%) SSL
10 10 (2.04%) VPN
11 9 (1.83%) Skype
11 9 (1.83%) VLAN
11 9 (1.83%) Wireless
12 8 (1.63%) Multicast
12 8 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.43%) Intranet
13 7 (1.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.02%) Power BI
6 5 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.81%) Big Data
7 4 (0.81%) DataStage
7 4 (0.81%) OLAP
7 4 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.61%) MySQL
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.05%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.04%) JIRA
4 7 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.02%) GitLab
5 5 (1.02%) Subversion
6 4 (0.81%) JMeter
6 4 (0.81%) Selenium
7 2 (0.41%) Babel
7 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.41%) webpack
8 1 (0.20%) Hudson
8 1 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 102 (20.77%) Finance
2 29 (5.91%) Banking
3 27 (5.50%) Legal
4 25 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.68%) Law
6 21 (4.28%) Retail
7 12 (2.44%) Publishing
8 9 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.22%) Billing
9 6 (1.22%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.02%) Advertising
10 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.81%) Back Office
12 3 (0.61%) French Language
12 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.41%) Front Office
13 2 (0.41%) Marketing
14 1 (0.20%) Electronics
14 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (12.42%) Architect
2 52 (10.59%) Analyst
3 41 (8.35%) Consultant
4 32 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 21 (4.28%) Support Engineer
6 19 (3.87%) IT Manager
7 18 (3.67%) Technical Architect
7 18 (3.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 17 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (3.26%) Security Manager
10 15 (3.05%) Developer
10 15 (3.05%) Support Specialist
11 14 (2.85%) Security Consultant
11 14 (2.85%) Security Specialist
11 14 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (2.65%) Business Analyst
12 13 (2.65%) Business Manager
12 13 (2.65%) IT Consultant
12 13 (2.65%) Service Manager
13 11 (2.24%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.46%) Web Services
2 11 (2.24%) JSON
3 8 (1.63%) Middleware
3 8 (1.63%) XML
4 7 (1.43%) .NET
5 5 (1.02%) HTML
6 3 (0.61%) SOAP
6 3 (0.61%) WSDL
7 2 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.41%) CSS
7 2 (0.41%) CSS3
7 2 (0.41%) Ext JS
7 2 (0.41%) HTML5
7 2 (0.41%) Kafka
7 2 (0.41%) LESS
7 2 (0.41%) Node.js
7 2 (0.41%) React
7 2 (0.41%) Sass
7 2 (0.41%) Semantic UI
7 2 (0.41%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.66%) Management Information System
2 54 (11.00%) Data Centre
3 28 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.67%) Clustering
6 14 (2.85%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.65%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (1.43%) PKI
10 7 (1.43%) Replication
11 6 (1.22%) CESG
11 6 (1.22%) Life Science
11 6 (1.22%) User Experience
12 5 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.81%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 106 (21.59%) Windows
2 54 (11.00%) Windows Server
3 50 (10.18%) Linux
4 30 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.48%) Unix
6 19 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (3.67%) Windows 10
8 13 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (2.44%) Solaris
9 12 (2.44%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.43%) Android
11 7 (1.43%) SUSE
12 3 (0.61%) AIX
12 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.61%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.61%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (38.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 132 (26.88%) ITIL
3 102 (20.77%) Project Management
4 85 (17.31%) Business Continuity Planning
5 83 (16.90%) Information Security
6 80 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (16.29%) Service Delivery
7 66 (13.44%) BCP
8 56 (11.41%) Risk Management
9 53 (10.79%) Migration
10 52 (10.59%) Service Management
11 47 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (9.37%) Change Management
13 40 (8.15%) High Availability
14 38 (7.74%) Data Protection
15 34 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
16 32 (6.52%) Incident Management
17 31 (6.31%) PRINCE2
18 30 (6.11%) SDLC
19 29 (5.91%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.16%) SQL
2 14 (2.85%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.65%) Java
4 9 (1.83%) C#
5 7 (1.43%) Python
6 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.81%) Perl
7 4 (0.81%) VBScript
8 3 (0.61%) VB
9 2 (0.41%) C
9 2 (0.41%) ES6
10 1 (0.20%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 50 (10.18%) Degree
1 50 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 39 (7.94%) CISSP
3 35 (7.13%) SC Cleared
4 27 (5.50%) CISA
4 27 (5.50%) CISM
5 18 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.04%) CCNA
9 10 (2.04%) CCNP
9 10 (2.04%) MCSE
10 7 (1.43%) CRISC
10 7 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.22%) MCSA
11 6 (1.22%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.02%) PCI QSA
12 5 (1.02%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (5.70%) PCI DSS
3 25 (5.09%) GDPR
4 21 (4.28%) QA
5 20 (4.07%) SLA
6 17 (3.46%) PMO
7 11 (2.24%) ISO 22301
8 9 (1.83%) BS25999
9 8 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (1.02%) COBIT
11 5 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.81%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.61%) HAZOP
13 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.61%) RMADS
14 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 82 (16.70%) Active Directory
2 51 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.91%) XenApp
4 26 (5.30%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.89%) vSphere
6 21 (4.28%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.22%) DFS Replication
7 6 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.02%) Docker
8 5 (1.02%) Firmware
9 4 (0.81%) XenServer
10 3 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.61%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.41%) NFS
11 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (4.68%) SCCM
2 13 (2.65%) Ansible
3 8 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (1.22%) Nagios
5 5 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.02%) Graylog
5 5 (1.02%) logstash
5 5 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.02%) Puppet
5 5 (1.02%) SCOM
5 5 (1.02%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.02%) WSUS
6 4 (0.81%) Rundeck
6 4 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.61%) EnCase
7 3 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.61%) Packer
7 3 (0.61%) QRadar
8 2 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 85 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.85%) VMware
3 59 (12.02%) Citrix
4 39 (7.94%) Cisco
5 33 (6.72%) SAP
6 32 (6.52%) HP
7 26 (5.30%) Oracle
8 22 (4.48%) Ivanti
9 18 (3.67%) Dell
9 18 (3.67%) NetApp
10 15 (3.05%) IBM
11 10 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.04%) McAfee
12 9 (1.83%) Micro Focus
12 9 (1.83%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.63%) Symantec
14 7 (1.43%) Apple
14 7 (1.43%) F5
14 7 (1.43%) Juniper
15 6 (1.22%) Sun