Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 508 459 434
Rank change year-on-year -49 -25 +8
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 423 498 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.56% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 342 348
UK median daily rate £407 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.78% +6.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £269 £220 £220
90th Percentile £625 £625 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 16
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £19.70 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.06% -18.76% -3.00%
10th Percentile £13.60 £13.10 £14.25
90th Percentile £54.50 £28.40 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.88% +2.67% -10.00%

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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -57 373 £420 -2.33% 74
UK excluding London +10 289 £375 -6.25% 56
London -79 116 £475 -1.30% 25
East of England +45 71 £388 -18.42% 11
South East -20 68 £375 -15.73% 10
Midlands +28 50 £350 -21.13% 7
North of England +9 37 £450 +28.57% 18
Scotland +9 34 £442 +10.51% 4
East Midlands +17 32 £345 -37.27% 3
South West -14 20 £350 +27.27% 3
West Midlands +11 18 £450 +10.40% 4
North West +2 16 £450 +34.33% 8
Yorkshire +15 12 £438 -34.21% 8
North East +26 9 £460 +68.81% 2
Wales +25 9 £295 -9.23% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 155 (36.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 125 (29.55%) ITIL
3 103 (24.35%) Business Continuity Planning
4 98 (23.17%) Windows
4 98 (23.17%) Microsoft
5 96 (22.70%) Finance
6 84 (19.86%) BCP
7 83 (19.62%) Project Management
8 82 (19.39%) Information Security
9 79 (18.68%) Active Directory
10 72 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (14.89%) Management Information System
12 62 (14.66%) Firewall
13 59 (13.95%) VMware
14 58 (13.71%) Service Delivery
15 53 (12.53%) SQL
16 52 (12.29%) Service Management
17 48 (11.35%) Citrix
18 45 (10.64%) Change Management
19 44 (10.40%) Data Centre
20 43 (10.17%) Windows Server
21 42 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
22 41 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
23 40 (9.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 39 (9.22%) Linux
24 39 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
25 38 (8.98%) Migration
26 37 (8.75%) Risk Management
27 36 (8.51%) Degree
28 34 (8.04%) Oracle

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 28 (6.62%) IIS
2 20 (4.73%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.07%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.71%) Apache
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (0.47%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.47%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.24%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (5.91%) Office 365
3 12 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.18%) IaaS
4 5 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (0.95%) SaaS
6 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.71%) PaaS
7 2 (0.47%) npm
7 2 (0.47%) Serverless
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.66%) Firewall
2 28 (6.62%) DNS
2 28 (6.62%) LAN
3 25 (5.91%) WAN
4 22 (5.20%) SAN
5 18 (4.26%) Internet
6 14 (3.31%) Skype
7 13 (3.07%) Network Security
8 12 (2.84%) DHCP
8 12 (2.84%) VPN
8 12 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.36%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.36%) Unified Communications
10 9 (2.13%) SMS
10 9 (2.13%) VoIP
11 8 (1.89%) Intranet
11 8 (1.89%) MPLS
11 8 (1.89%) NAS
12 7 (1.65%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (1.65%) OLAP
4 7 (1.65%) OLTP
4 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.95%) DataStage
7 4 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.95%) Power BI
7 4 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.71%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Git (software)
1 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.47%) Babel
2 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.47%) webpack
3 1 (0.24%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 96 (22.70%) Finance
2 27 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.15%) Banking
4 25 (5.91%) Retail
5 23 (5.44%) Legal
6 20 (4.73%) Publishing
7 13 (3.07%) Law
8 5 (1.18%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.71%) Local Government
10 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.47%) Advertising
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Front Office
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 58 (13.71%) Architect
2 46 (10.87%) Analyst
3 32 (7.57%) Consultant
4 31 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 29 (6.86%) IT Manager
6 23 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (4.73%) Security Specialist
8 17 (4.02%) Security Consultant
9 15 (3.55%) Business Manager
9 15 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.31%) Security Engineer
10 14 (3.31%) Security Manager
11 11 (2.60%) Developer
11 11 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery Manager
11 11 (2.60%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.60%) Technical Architect
12 10 (2.36%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.36%) Service Manager
13 9 (2.13%) DBA
13 9 (2.13%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.84%) HTML
2 9 (2.13%) Web Services
3 6 (1.42%) .NET
3 6 (1.42%) Middleware
4 3 (0.71%) CSS
4 3 (0.71%) XML
5 2 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.47%) CSS3
5 2 (0.47%) Ext JS
5 2 (0.47%) HTML5
5 2 (0.47%) Kafka
5 2 (0.47%) LESS
5 2 (0.47%) Node.js
5 2 (0.47%) React
5 2 (0.47%) REST
5 2 (0.47%) Sass
5 2 (0.47%) Semantic UI
5 2 (0.47%) Serverless Framework
5 2 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (14.89%) Management Information System
2 44 (10.40%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.07%) User Experience
5 9 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.89%) NHS
7 7 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.42%) CESG
8 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.42%) Life Science
9 5 (1.18%) BYOD
9 5 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.18%) Replication
10 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.71%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.71%) PMI
11 3 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.17%) Windows
2 43 (10.17%) Windows Server
3 39 (9.22%) Linux
4 20 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (3.55%) Unix
6 15 (3.55%) Windows 10
7 13 (3.07%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.36%) Android
9 9 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.65%) Solaris
11 6 (1.42%) SUSE
12 5 (1.18%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.95%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.71%) AIX
14 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.47%) CentOS
15 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (36.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 125 (29.55%) ITIL
3 103 (24.35%) Business Continuity Planning
4 84 (19.86%) BCP
5 83 (19.62%) Project Management
6 82 (19.39%) Information Security
7 72 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (13.71%) Service Delivery
9 52 (12.29%) Service Management
10 45 (10.64%) Change Management
11 41 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (8.98%) Migration
13 37 (8.75%) Risk Management
14 34 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (7.80%) Incident Management
15 33 (7.80%) Security Management
16 30 (7.09%) PRINCE2
17 23 (5.44%) Matrix Organization
17 23 (5.44%) SDLC
17 23 (5.44%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.53%) SQL
2 26 (6.15%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.31%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.07%) C#
4 13 (3.07%) Perl
5 11 (2.60%) Python
6 7 (1.65%) VBScript
7 6 (1.42%) VB
8 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.47%) AWK
9 2 (0.47%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.47%) C
9 2 (0.47%) ES6
9 2 (0.47%) Korn
9 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.24%) Java
10 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (8.51%) Degree
2 30 (7.09%) CISSP
3 26 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 24 (5.67%) CISM
5 22 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (4.96%) CISA
7 18 (4.26%) MCSE
7 18 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 15 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.36%) CCNA
10 10 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.36%) MCSA
11 9 (2.13%) CCNP
11 9 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.65%) CCA
14 5 (1.18%) IISP
14 5 (1.18%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (7.80%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.02%) GDPR
4 16 (3.78%) SLA
5 14 (3.31%) QA
6 12 (2.84%) PMO
7 11 (2.60%) ISO 22301
8 7 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
10 5 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.71%) COBIT
12 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.71%) RMADS
12 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.24%) BS25999
13 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 79 (18.68%) Active Directory
2 39 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.31%) XenApp
5 12 (2.84%) vSphere
6 10 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.13%) XenServer
8 8 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.71%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.47%) Docker
10 2 (0.47%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.24%) Firmware
11 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (7.80%) SCCM
2 10 (2.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (2.13%) IBM BigFix
4 7 (1.65%) SCOM
5 5 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.95%) EnCase
6 4 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.95%) WSUS
7 3 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.71%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.71%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.47%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.47%) QRadar
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 98 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.95%) VMware
3 48 (11.35%) Citrix
4 34 (8.04%) Oracle
5 32 (7.57%) Cisco
6 31 (7.33%) HP
7 19 (4.49%) Dell
7 19 (4.49%) Symantec
8 16 (3.78%) IBM
8 16 (3.78%) SAP
9 14 (3.31%) NetApp
10 11 (2.60%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.89%) EMC
11 8 (1.89%) McAfee
12 7 (1.65%) Apple
12 7 (1.65%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.18%) Informatica
13 5 (1.18%) Mitel
13 5 (1.18%) MobileIron
13 5 (1.18%) SolarWinds