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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 458 396 408
Rank change year-on-year -62 +12  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 157 268 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.60% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 191 163
UK median daily rate £447 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.81% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £605 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £358
% change year-on-year +17.33% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
UK median hourly rate £15.14 £19.70 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.14% +35.86%  
10th Percentile £11.30 £13.15 £11.88
90th Percentile £27.63 £30.80 £34.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £19.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year -23.14% +35.86%  

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 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Top 10 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 29 June 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 -54 150 £450 +12.50% 46
UK excluding London +4 115 £440 +17.33% 40
London -34 42 £450 +1.40% 11
South East +10 33 £450 -0.11% 16
East of England +13 24 £375 - 2
Midlands +16 20 £275 -45.00% 2
North of England -8 17 £475 +69.64% 8
South West -2 14 £550 +10.00% 7
Wales +1 5 £295 -1.66% 1
Scotland +24 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (40.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 94 (27.81%) Finance
3 84 (24.85%) ITIL
4 66 (19.53%) Windows
5 59 (17.46%) Microsoft
6 57 (16.86%) Oracle
7 52 (15.38%) Project Management
8 50 (14.79%) Business Continuity Planning
9 49 (14.50%) Firewall
10 47 (13.91%) BCP
11 45 (13.31%) VMware
12 43 (12.72%) Information Security
12 43 (12.72%) Management Information System
12 43 (12.72%) Active Directory
12 43 (12.72%) Data Centre
13 41 (12.13%) Service Delivery
14 38 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (11.24%) Windows Server
15 36 (10.65%) SQL
16 35 (10.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 33 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (9.47%) Linux
19 31 (9.17%) Security Cleared
20 30 (8.88%) SQL Server
20 30 (8.88%) Service Management
21 29 (8.58%) Change Management
21 29 (8.58%) Migration
22 28 (8.28%) Incident Management
23 27 (7.99%) High Availability
24 26 (7.69%) PCI DSS

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 23 (6.80%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.62%) IIS
3 12 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.48%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.89%) FileNet
8 3 (0.89%) JBoss
8 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.59%) Apache
9 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.59%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.59%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.30%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.30%) Primavera
3 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.30%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.03%) Office 365
3 11 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.07%) IaaS
5 5 (1.48%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.48%) SaaS
6 4 (1.18%) PaaS
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.30%) G Suite
8 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.50%) Firewall
2 23 (6.80%) LAN
3 21 (6.21%) WAN
4 20 (5.92%) DNS
4 20 (5.92%) SAN
5 14 (4.14%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (2.66%) BGP
7 9 (2.66%) VoIP
7 9 (2.66%) VPN
8 8 (2.37%) DHCP
9 7 (2.07%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.78%) VLAN
11 5 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.48%) Extranet
11 5 (1.48%) Intranet
11 5 (1.48%) LDAP
11 5 (1.48%) Network Security
11 5 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.62%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (4.14%) Oracle9i Database
5 12 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.66%) DB2
8 8 (2.37%) Oracle Exadata
8 8 (2.37%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.78%) Power BI
10 5 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.48%) OLAP
11 4 (1.18%) OLTP
11 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.18%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 5 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.89%) ERwin
3 3 (0.89%) JIRA
3 3 (0.89%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) GitLab
5 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.30%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) Toad
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (27.81%) Finance
2 23 (6.80%) Banking
3 17 (5.03%) Legal
4 15 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.14%) Retail
6 12 (3.55%) Law
7 11 (3.25%) Back Office
7 11 (3.25%) Front Office
8 6 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.48%) Marketing
9 5 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.18%) Electronics
10 4 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.89%) Local Government
11 3 (0.89%) Publishing
12 2 (0.59%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.59%) French Language
13 1 (0.30%) German Language
13 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (18.64%) Analyst
2 52 (15.38%) Architect
3 34 (10.06%) Consultant
4 32 (9.47%) Project Manager
5 20 (5.92%) IT Manager
5 20 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (5.62%) Support Analyst
7 15 (4.44%) Security Consultant
8 14 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
9 13 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 13 (3.85%) Technical Leader
10 12 (3.55%) Business Manager
10 12 (3.55%) Technical Architect
11 11 (3.25%) Security Manager
12 10 (2.96%) Information Security Consultant
13 9 (2.66%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.66%) Cloud Architect
14 8 (2.37%) Business Continuity Manager
14 8 (2.37%) IT Support
14 8 (2.37%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.85%) Web Services
2 9 (2.66%) .NET
3 7 (2.07%) SAP Basis
4 6 (1.78%) Middleware
4 6 (1.78%) REST
4 6 (1.78%) SOAP
4 6 (1.78%) XML
5 4 (1.18%) HTML
5 4 (1.18%) WSDL
5 4 (1.18%) XML Messaging
5 4 (1.18%) XSD
6 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.89%) CSS
7 2 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.59%) WCF
7 2 (0.59%) WF
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.30%) IDoc
8 1 (0.30%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.72%) Data Centre
1 43 (12.72%) Management Information System
2 20 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.07%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.07%) Virtual Team
4 6 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.48%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.48%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Exalytics
6 4 (1.18%) RIA
7 3 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.89%) NHS
7 3 (0.89%) User Experience
8 2 (0.59%) CMDB
8 2 (0.59%) Handset
8 2 (0.59%) PMI
8 2 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.53%) Windows
2 38 (11.24%) Windows Server
3 32 (9.47%) Linux
4 21 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.55%) Unix
8 11 (3.25%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.07%) Android
10 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.18%) Solaris
12 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.89%) CentOS
13 2 (0.59%) SUSE
14 1 (0.30%) VME
14 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (40.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 84 (24.85%) ITIL
3 52 (15.38%) Project Management
4 50 (14.79%) Business Continuity Planning
5 47 (13.91%) BCP
6 43 (12.72%) Information Security
7 41 (12.13%) Service Delivery
8 38 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (8.88%) Service Management
10 29 (8.58%) Change Management
10 29 (8.58%) Migration
11 28 (8.28%) Incident Management
12 27 (7.99%) High Availability
13 24 (7.10%) PRINCE2
13 24 (7.10%) Risk Management
14 22 (6.51%) Business Continuity Management
15 21 (6.21%) Data Protection
16 20 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (5.92%) Enterprise Architecture
17 19 (5.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.65%) SQL
2 25 (7.40%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 13 (3.85%) VBScript
4 7 (2.07%) C
4 7 (2.07%) C#
4 7 (2.07%) Perl
5 6 (1.78%) Python
6 4 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.18%) Java
6 4 (1.18%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.18%) Korn
6 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.18%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.18%) VB
7 3 (0.89%) AWK
7 3 (0.89%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.59%) C++
8 2 (0.59%) Ruby
8 2 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.80%) CISSP
2 23 (6.80%) Degree
3 19 (5.62%) CISM
4 15 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.25%) Avaya Certification
6 10 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.66%) CISA
8 7 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.78%) CCNP
9 6 (1.78%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.48%) CCA
10 5 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.48%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.18%) ISEB
11 4 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.62%) SLA
4 14 (4.14%) GDPR
5 13 (3.85%) ISO 22301
6 10 (2.96%) QA
7 7 (2.07%) Data Quality
7 7 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.48%) RMADS
10 3 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.59%) BS7799
11 2 (0.59%) PMO
12 1 (0.30%) BS25999
12 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 43 (12.72%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.07%) XenApp
5 5 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.48%) XenServer
6 3 (0.89%) Docker
6 3 (0.89%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.89%) vSphere
6 3 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.59%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.59%) Xen
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.30%) NFS
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.96%) Control-M
2 8 (2.37%) SCCM
3 7 (2.07%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.78%) Puppet
5 5 (1.48%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.89%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.59%) Ansible
8 2 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.30%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.30%) SCOM
9 1 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 57 (16.86%) Oracle
3 45 (13.31%) VMware
4 26 (7.69%) SAP
5 21 (6.21%) Cisco
6 19 (5.62%) HP
7 18 (5.33%) Citrix
8 16 (4.73%) Avaya
9 7 (2.07%) Informatica
9 7 (2.07%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.78%) EMC
10 6 (1.78%) Intel
10 6 (1.78%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.48%) Cognos
11 5 (1.48%) IronPort
11 5 (1.48%) Remedy
11 5 (1.48%) RightFax
11 5 (1.48%) Sybase
12 4 (1.18%) CA
12 4 (1.18%) Sun
Cornwall
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £13 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago