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 30 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 396 419
Rank change year-on-year -25 +23  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 181 260 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.58% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 182 144
Median daily rate £419 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £567 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year - +4.91%  
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 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
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 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -13 170 £425 +6.25% 63
South East +16 56 £369 -10.60% 12
London -27 50 £450 +12.50% 19
Berkshire +20 22 £275 -38.94% 5
Yorkshire +30 13 £475 - 7
East of England +6 11 £413 +26.92% 4
City of London -1 10 £438 +10.75% 3
Bracknell - 10 £263 -
North West +21 9 £373 +12.45% 5
Surrey +7 9 £538 +34.37% 4
Milton Keynes +5 9 £233 -23.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £233 -43.29% 1
East Midlands -1 9 £363 -19.44% 3
North East - 9 £431 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £431 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 9 £431 - 3
Scotland +15 7 £400 +14.28% 4
South West -13 7 £341 -9.00% 3
West Yorkshire +19 6 £400 - 6
Hampshire +8 6 £463 +7.55%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 6 £562 -
Reading +16 5 £600 +26.31% 4
Edinburgh +12 5 £400 +4.91% 1
Manchester +9 5 £345 +4.15% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Bristol +6 4 £338 -9.39% 1
Maidenhead -4 4 £270 -
York - 4 £475 - 1
Mansfield - 4 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 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 (39.10%) Disaster Recovery
2 106 (26.57%) ITIL
3 96 (24.06%) Finance
4 82 (20.55%) Windows
5 65 (16.29%) Microsoft
6 64 (16.04%) Business Continuity Planning
7 60 (15.04%) Information Security
8 58 (14.54%) BCP
9 57 (14.29%) Project Management
10 52 (13.03%) Oracle
11 51 (12.78%) Service Management
12 49 (12.28%) Linux
13 48 (12.03%) Security Cleared
14 47 (11.78%) Change Management
15 46 (11.53%) Service Delivery
16 45 (11.28%) Firewall
16 45 (11.28%) Management Information System
16 45 (11.28%) SQL
16 45 (11.28%) Incident Management
16 45 (11.28%) Data Centre
17 43 (10.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 43 (10.78%) Active Directory
18 42 (10.53%) Problem Management
19 40 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (10.03%) VMware
20 36 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (8.77%) SC Cleared
22 34 (8.52%) MS Excel
23 32 (8.02%) SQL Server
23 32 (8.02%) Security 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 25 (6.27%) IIS
2 18 (4.51%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.75%) 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 34 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.51%) 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 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.00%) 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 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.26%) Office 365
3 20 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.76%) IaaS
4 11 (2.76%) SaaS
5 8 (2.01%) PaaS
6 5 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.25%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.00%) 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 45 (11.28%) Firewall
2 16 (4.01%) SAN
3 15 (3.76%) DNS
4 13 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.01%) LAN
5 12 (3.01%) WAN
6 10 (2.51%) Network Security
7 7 (1.75%) BGP
7 7 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (1.75%) VLAN
7 7 (1.75%) VPN
8 6 (1.50%) Intranet
8 6 (1.50%) SSL
9 5 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.25%) Extranet
10 4 (1.00%) OSPF
10 4 (1.00%) VoIP
11 3 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.75%) Internet
11 3 (0.75%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (5.51%) Oracle Database
4 17 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.01%) Oracle Database 10g
5 16 (4.01%) Oracle9i Database
6 11 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.76%) MySQL
7 8 (2.01%) Oracle Exadata
8 6 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.50%) DB2
9 5 (1.25%) OLAP
10 4 (1.00%) OLTP
10 4 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 4 (1.00%) Power BI
10 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (3.76%) TeamCity
2 10 (2.51%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.50%) JIRA
4 4 (1.00%) 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 96 (24.06%) Finance
2 31 (7.77%) Banking
3 16 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.76%) Front Office
5 12 (3.01%) Back Office
5 12 (3.01%) Military
6 11 (2.76%) Legal
7 10 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.51%) Law
8 9 (2.26%) Retail
9 8 (2.01%) Publishing
10 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.50%) French Language
12 2 (0.50%) Marketing
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) Local Government
13 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 93 (23.31%) Analyst
2 30 (7.52%) Consultant
3 29 (7.27%) Architect
4 26 (6.52%) Support Analyst
5 23 (5.76%) Security Manager
6 19 (4.76%) Technical Leader
7 17 (4.26%) IT Manager
7 17 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 15 (3.76%) Service Manager
9 14 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.26%) Applications Support
10 13 (3.26%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.01%) Support Engineer
12 11 (2.76%) Business Continuity Analyst
12 11 (2.76%) Security Assurance Manager
13 10 (2.51%) Business Continuity Manager
13 10 (2.51%) DBA
13 10 (2.51%) Service Analyst
14 9 (2.26%) Business Manager
14 9 (2.26%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.76%) Web Services
2 8 (2.01%) Middleware
3 6 (1.50%) SAP Basis
4 5 (1.25%) .NET
5 4 (1.00%) 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 (11.28%) Data Centre
1 45 (11.28%) Management Information System
2 36 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.76%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.01%) Equities
4 8 (2.01%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.75%) Replication
6 6 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.50%) NHS
7 5 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.25%) BYOD
7 5 (1.25%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.00%) Clustering
8 4 (1.00%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle Exalytics
8 4 (1.00%) Tandem
8 4 (1.00%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.75%) CMDB
9 3 (0.75%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 82 (20.55%) Windows
2 49 (12.28%) Linux
3 32 (8.02%) Windows Server
4 26 (6.52%) Unix
5 15 (3.76%) Windows 10
6 14 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.01%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.50%) Android
9 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.25%) VME
11 4 (1.00%) 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 (39.10%) Disaster Recovery
2 106 (26.57%) ITIL
3 64 (16.04%) Business Continuity Planning
4 60 (15.04%) Information Security
5 58 (14.54%) BCP
6 57 (14.29%) Project Management
7 51 (12.78%) Service Management
8 47 (11.78%) Change Management
9 46 (11.53%) Service Delivery
10 45 (11.28%) Incident Management
11 42 (10.53%) Problem Management
12 40 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (8.02%) Security Management
14 30 (7.52%) Business Continuity Management
14 30 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (7.27%) Configuration Management
15 29 (7.27%) Risk Management
16 26 (6.52%) Migration
17 25 (6.27%) Data Management
17 25 (6.27%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.28%) SQL
2 27 (6.77%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.26%) VBScript
4 18 (4.51%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.26%) C#
6 10 (2.51%) Java
7 8 (2.01%) C
8 4 (1.00%) Python
8 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.00%) 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 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.52%) CISSP
4 22 (5.51%) Degree
5 20 (5.01%) CISM
6 19 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (3.51%) 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 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.75%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.25%) BC Cleared
11 5 (1.25%) CRISC
11 5 (1.25%) ISEB
11 5 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.25%) SSCP
12 4 (1.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.77%) SLA
3 18 (4.51%) PCI DSS
4 16 (4.01%) ISO22301
5 14 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (2.51%) QA
7 9 (2.26%) RMADS
8 7 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.50%) GDPR
9 6 (1.50%) PMO
10 5 (1.25%) BS25999
11 4 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
11 4 (1.00%) 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 43 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.25%) Docker
4 4 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.00%) 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 (3.26%) Control-M
2 8 (2.01%) SCCM
3 7 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.75%) Puppet
4 6 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.00%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.00%) Ansible
5 4 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.75%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
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 65 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.03%) Oracle
3 40 (10.03%) VMware
4 21 (5.26%) HP
5 20 (5.01%) Cisco
6 19 (4.76%) SAP
7 18 (4.51%) Avaya
8 11 (2.76%) Citrix
8 11 (2.76%) Remedy
9 10 (2.51%) Sybase
10 8 (2.01%) Intel
10 8 (2.01%) NetApp
11 7 (1.75%) IBM
11 7 (1.75%) Symantec
12 5 (1.25%) BMC
12 5 (1.25%) CA
12 5 (1.25%) Dell
12 5 (1.25%) Informatica
12 5 (1.25%) IronPort
12 5 (1.25%) RightFax
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