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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 175 186 206
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +20
Contract jobs citing BCP 22 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £343 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.13% -23.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £229 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £463 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-25.16% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.00 £19.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+178.70% -3.12%
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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
4333 4563 5651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.42% 77.35% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3384 4203
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 21 (67.74%) Business Continuity
1 21 (67.74%) Business Continuity Planning
2 20 (64.52%) ITIL
3 16 (51.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (48.39%) Windows
5 13 (41.94%) Firewall
6 12 (38.71%) Service Management
7 11 (35.48%) Problem Management
8 10 (32.26%) Performance Management
8 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
8 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
8 10 (32.26%) Cisco
9 9 (29.03%) WAN
9 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
9 9 (29.03%) CheckPoint
9 9 (29.03%) Blackberry
9 9 (29.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (29.03%) DSL
9 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
10 8 (25.81%) LAN
10 8 (25.81%) MPLS
10 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (25.81%) SQL
10 8 (25.81%) NLBS
10 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
10 8 (25.81%) BIG-IP
10 8 (25.81%) Information Security
11 7 (22.58%) Finance
11 7 (22.58%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
1 9 (29.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) nginx
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) WAN
2 9 (29.03%) DSL
3 8 (25.81%) MPLS
3 8 (25.81%) BIG-IP
3 8 (25.81%) LAN
4 5 (16.13%) SAN
5 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
7 2 (6.45%) DHCP
7 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.23%) Internet
8 1 (3.23%) LDAP
8 1 (3.23%) DDNS
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.23%) NAS
8 1 (3.23%) PuTTY
8 1 (3.23%) Wireless
8 1 (3.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
4 1 (3.23%) Private Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) SWIFT Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) DBA
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Gloss Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Manager
6 1 (3.23%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.23%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) LAMP
1 1 (3.23%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Blackberry
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
3 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
3 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (9.68%) SWIFT
5 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (19.35%) UNIX
5 5 (16.13%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Business Continuity
1 21 (67.74%) Business Continuity Planning
2 20 (64.52%) ITIL
3 16 (51.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (38.71%) Service Management
5 11 (35.48%) Problem Management
6 10 (32.26%) Performance Management
7 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
7 8 (25.81%) Information Security
8 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
8 7 (22.58%) Project Management
9 6 (19.35%) ITSM
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
11 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (9.68%) Migration
11 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
11 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (9.68%) Database Mirroring
12 2 (6.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) Perl
3 3 (9.68%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) MCP
1 1 (3.23%) CISSP
1 1 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (3.23%) PMP
1 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.23%) CISM
1 1 (3.23%) CCSA
1 1 (3.23%) CCSE
1 1 (3.23%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) BS7799
3 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) NLBS
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.13%) XenApp
5 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (12.90%) Xen
6 1 (3.23%) Snort
6 1 (3.23%) Squid
6 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) WSUS
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) CheckPoint
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 5 (16.13%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle
6 2 (6.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) Nokia
7 1 (3.23%) TIBCO