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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 431 390 429
Rank change year-on-year -41 +39  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 180 262 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.59% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 185 145
Median daily rate £413 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +4.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £564 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -6.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £37.00 £35.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year +2.70% -6.91%  

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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -34 169 £425 +6.25% 69
South East +11 56 £325 -21.92% 11
London -38 51 £450 +12.50% 23
Berkshire +21 22 £275 -38.94% 5
Yorkshire +27 12 £475 - 6
Surrey +16 10 £538 +32.30% 4
East of England +2 10 £425 +30.76% 4
City of London -21 10 £438 +10.75% 4
Bracknell - 10 £263 -
North West +19 9 £373 +12.45% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £233 -43.29% 1
Milton Keynes -2 9 £233 -23.14% 1
East Midlands -3 9 £363 -19.44% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £431 - 2
North East - 9 £431 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 9 £431 - 3
Scotland +17 7 £400 +14.28% 4
South West -19 7 £341 -9.00% 4
West Yorkshire +16 6 £400 - 4
Sunbury-on-Thames - 6 £562 -
Reading +18 5 £600 +26.31% 4
Edinburgh +17 5 £400 +4.91% 1
Manchester +6 5 £345 +4.15% 2
Hampshire +4 5 £450 +4.65% 1
Nottinghamshire +11 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Bristol +2 4 £338 -15.36% 2
Maidenhead -3 4 £270 -
Mansfield - 4 £350 -
Leeds +12 3 £400 - 3
Winchester +4 3 £475 +10.46%

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 156 (39.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 106 (26.63%) ITIL
3 95 (23.87%) Finance
4 81 (20.35%) Windows
5 64 (16.08%) Microsoft
5 64 (16.08%) Business Continuity Planning
6 60 (15.08%) Information Security
7 58 (14.57%) BCP
7 58 (14.57%) Project Management
8 52 (13.07%) Oracle
9 51 (12.81%) Service Management
10 49 (12.31%) Linux
11 48 (12.06%) Security Cleared
12 47 (11.81%) Change Management
13 46 (11.56%) Service Delivery
14 45 (11.31%) Management Information System
14 45 (11.31%) SQL
14 45 (11.31%) Incident Management
15 44 (11.06%) Firewall
15 44 (11.06%) Data Centre
16 43 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 42 (10.55%) Problem Management
17 42 (10.55%) Active Directory
18 40 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
19 39 (9.80%) VMware
20 35 (8.79%) SC Cleared
20 35 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
21 33 (8.29%) Windows Server
21 33 (8.29%) MS Excel
22 32 (8.04%) 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 25 (6.28%) IIS
2 18 (4.52%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.27%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.75%) JBoss
6 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.50%) Apache
7 2 (0.50%) CMS
7 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.50%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 33 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.27%) MS Office
3 9 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) MS Project
5 2 (0.50%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.28%) Office 365
3 20 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.76%) IaaS
4 11 (2.76%) SaaS
5 8 (2.01%) PaaS
6 5 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.26%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.01%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.06%) Firewall
2 16 (4.02%) SAN
3 14 (3.52%) DNS
4 13 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.02%) LAN
5 12 (3.02%) WAN
6 10 (2.51%) Network Security
7 7 (1.76%) VLAN
7 7 (1.76%) VPN
8 6 (1.51%) BGP
8 6 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.51%) Intranet
8 6 (1.51%) SSL
9 5 (1.26%) Extranet
10 4 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.01%) VoIP
11 3 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.75%) Internet
11 3 (0.75%) IPsec
11 3 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (5.53%) Oracle Database
4 17 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.02%) Oracle Database 10g
5 16 (4.02%) Oracle9i Database
6 11 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.76%) MySQL
7 8 (2.01%) Oracle Exadata
8 6 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.51%) DB2
9 5 (1.26%) OLAP
10 4 (1.01%) OLTP
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 4 (1.01%) Power BI
10 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (3.77%) TeamCity
2 10 (2.51%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.51%) JIRA
4 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.25%) GitLab
6 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) Toad
6 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (23.87%) Finance
2 31 (7.79%) Banking
3 16 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.77%) Front Office
5 12 (3.02%) Back Office
5 12 (3.02%) Military
6 10 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.51%) Law
6 10 (2.51%) Legal
7 9 (2.26%) Retail
8 8 (2.01%) Publishing
9 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.50%) French Language
11 2 (0.50%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 93 (23.37%) Analyst
2 30 (7.54%) Consultant
3 27 (6.78%) Architect
4 25 (6.28%) Support Analyst
5 23 (5.78%) Security Manager
6 19 (4.77%) Technical Leader
7 18 (4.52%) Project Manager
8 17 (4.27%) IT Manager
9 15 (3.77%) Service Manager
10 14 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.27%) Applications Support
11 13 (3.27%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.02%) Support Engineer
13 11 (2.76%) Business Continuity Analyst
13 11 (2.76%) Security Assurance Manager
14 10 (2.51%) Business Continuity Manager
14 10 (2.51%) DBA
14 10 (2.51%) Service Analyst
15 9 (2.26%) Business Manager
15 9 (2.26%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.76%) Web Services
2 8 (2.01%) Middleware
3 6 (1.51%) SAP Basis
4 5 (1.26%) .NET
5 4 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.50%) HTML
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) DHTML
7 1 (0.25%) JSP
7 1 (0.25%) MDX
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.25%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.31%) Management Information System
2 44 (11.06%) Data Centre
3 35 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.76%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.01%) Equities
5 8 (2.01%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.76%) NHS
6 7 (1.76%) Replication
7 6 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.26%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.26%) BYOD
8 5 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.01%) Clustering
9 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.01%) Oracle Exalytics
9 4 (1.01%) Tandem
9 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.75%) CMDB
10 3 (0.75%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.35%) Windows
2 49 (12.31%) Linux
3 33 (8.29%) Windows Server
4 26 (6.53%) Unix
5 15 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 14 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.02%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.51%) Android
9 6 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.26%) VME
11 4 (1.01%) AIX
12 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.50%) Solaris
13 2 (0.50%) SUSE
13 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (39.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 106 (26.63%) ITIL
3 64 (16.08%) Business Continuity Planning
4 60 (15.08%) Information Security
5 58 (14.57%) BCP
5 58 (14.57%) Project Management
6 51 (12.81%) Service Management
7 47 (11.81%) Change Management
8 46 (11.56%) Service Delivery
9 45 (11.31%) Incident Management
10 42 (10.55%) Problem Management
11 40 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (8.04%) Security Management
13 31 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (7.54%) Business Continuity Management
15 29 (7.29%) Configuration Management
15 29 (7.29%) Risk Management
16 25 (6.28%) Data Management
16 25 (6.28%) Migration
16 25 (6.28%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.31%) SQL
2 27 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.28%) VBScript
4 18 (4.52%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.27%) C#
6 10 (2.51%) Java
7 8 (2.01%) C
8 4 (1.01%) Python
8 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.01%) VB
9 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.50%) C++
9 2 (0.50%) Perl
9 2 (0.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) COBOL
10 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.25%) Korn
10 1 (0.25%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 48 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.54%) CISSP
4 22 (5.53%) Degree
5 20 (5.03%) CISM
6 19 (4.77%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (3.52%) CISA
8 11 (2.76%) Avaya Certification
8 11 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.01%) PMP
10 7 (1.76%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.26%) BC Cleared
12 5 (1.26%) CRISC
12 5 (1.26%) ISEB
12 5 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.26%) SSCP
13 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (7.54%) SLA
3 17 (4.27%) PCI DSS
4 16 (4.02%) ISO22301
5 14 (3.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (2.51%) QA
7 9 (2.26%) RMADS
8 7 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.51%) GDPR
9 6 (1.51%) PMO
10 5 (1.26%) BS25999
11 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (1.01%) Data Quality
11 4 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.50%) COBIT
12 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.25%) BS7799
13 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.25%) MiFID
13 1 (0.25%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 42 (10.55%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.26%) Docker
4 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.01%) XenApp
5 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.75%) XenServer
6 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (3.27%) Control-M
2 8 (2.01%) SCCM
3 7 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.76%) Puppet
4 6 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.01%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.01%) Ansible
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.75%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 64 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.07%) Oracle
3 39 (9.80%) VMware
4 21 (5.28%) HP
5 19 (4.77%) Cisco
5 19 (4.77%) SAP
6 18 (4.52%) Avaya
7 11 (2.76%) Citrix
7 11 (2.76%) Remedy
8 10 (2.51%) Sybase
9 8 (2.01%) Intel
9 8 (2.01%) NetApp
10 7 (1.76%) IBM
10 7 (1.76%) Symantec
11 5 (1.26%) BMC
11 5 (1.26%) CA
11 5 (1.26%) Dell
11 5 (1.26%) Informatica
11 5 (1.26%) IronPort
11 5 (1.26%) RightFax
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Colne Housing
Rate: £38,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Fuse
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 26 days ago