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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 184 215 222
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +7
Contract jobs citing BCP 16 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.18% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.24% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
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£331 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £343 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £570 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £435
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £67.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -70.37%
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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
4414 5514 5890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.00% 76.07% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3286 4131 4389
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 91
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.95 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 20 (47.62%) Cisco
3 19 (45.24%) Business Continuity Planning
4 17 (40.48%) Firewall
5 16 (38.10%) Security Architecture
6 15 (35.71%) ITIL
6 15 (35.71%) SSL
6 15 (35.71%) Juniper
6 15 (35.71%) Wireless
6 15 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (35.71%) Network Security
6 15 (35.71%) F5
7 12 (28.57%) Finance
8 11 (26.19%) Windows
9 10 (23.81%) UNIX
9 10 (23.81%) VPN
9 10 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (23.81%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 8 (19.05%) SQL
11 8 (19.05%) Banking
12 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 7 (16.67%) Service Management
12 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
12 7 (16.67%) Degree
13 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
14 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
14 5 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) Wireless
2 15 (35.71%) Network Security
2 15 (35.71%) SSL
3 10 (23.81%) VPN
3 10 (23.81%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.76%) BIG-IP
5 2 (4.76%) DNS
5 2 (4.76%) LAN
5 2 (4.76%) WAN
5 2 (4.76%) MPLS
5 2 (4.76%) DSL
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 5 (11.90%) Front Office
5 4 (9.52%) Back Office
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.38%) Advertising
7 1 (2.38%) Local Government
7 1 (2.38%) French Language
7 1 (2.38%) German Language
7 1 (2.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Project Engineer
2 13 (30.95%) Security Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) IT Security Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
6 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) LAMP
2 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Market Risk
2 3 (7.14%) iPhone
3 2 (4.76%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.76%) Economics
3 2 (4.76%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) UNIX
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (7.14%) Android
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 19 (45.24%) Business Continuity Planning
3 16 (38.10%) Security Architecture
4 15 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (35.71%) ITIL
5 10 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (16.67%) Service Management
7 5 (11.90%) Change Management
7 5 (11.90%) Information Security
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.52%) Scrum
8 4 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (9.52%) Release Management
8 4 (9.52%) Time Management
8 4 (9.52%) ITSM
8 4 (9.52%) Capacity Management
9 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
9 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) VBA
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) C++
3 2 (4.76%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) NLBS
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Control-M
1 2 (4.76%) WSUS
1 2 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) Juniper
2 15 (35.71%) F5
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Ruckus Wireless
4 5 (11.90%) Blue Coat
4 5 (11.90%) Websense
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Temenos
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) jBASE
6 3 (7.14%) McAfee
7 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.76%) Sybase
7 2 (4.76%) HP
7 2 (4.76%) Dell
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) DataSynapse