The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 170 190 189
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing BCP 15 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.16% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
Average daily rate
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£430 £298 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.53% -20.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £208 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £476 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £453 £360 £390
% change year-on-year
+25.69% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3908 4413 4368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.49% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3041 3133 3359
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 54
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.50 £51.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% -45.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BCP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

BCP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BCP across the City of London region.

BCP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

BCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

BCP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

BCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BCP across the City of London region.

BCP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing BCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BCP.

1 13 (61.90%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (61.90%) Business Continuity
2 11 (52.38%) Business Continuity Planning
3 10 (47.62%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) Degree
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 6 (28.57%) SLA
6 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (19.05%) Service Management
7 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) Business Objects
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
9 2 (9.52%) Banking
9 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
9 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing BCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Advertising
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Business Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Report Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Audio Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (61.90%) Business Continuity
2 11 (52.38%) Business Continuity Planning
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Information Security
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) High Availability
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.76%) Database Security
8 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity Management
8 1 (4.76%) Validation
8 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.76%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
1 3 (14.29%) Business Objects
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) Sybase
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) F5
3 1 (4.76%) MobileIron
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee
3 1 (4.76%) Websense