The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 508 490 496
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing BCP 87 80 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 40
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£400 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.29 £15.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.12% -20.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.29 £15.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.12% -20.35%
BCP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

BCP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

BCP Daily Rate Trend in England

BCP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

BCP Daily Rate Histogram in England

BCP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

BCP Hourly Rate Trend in England

BCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 61 £400 +5.26% 9
South East -6 17 £208 -40.71% 7
West Midlands +1 8 £400 -5.88% 2
East of England - 1 £175 - 5
BCP
UK

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 113 (68.90%) Business Continuity
2 109 (66.46%) Business Continuity Planning
3 76 (46.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 69 (42.07%) ITIL
5 60 (36.59%) Windows
6 49 (29.88%) Firewall
7 47 (28.66%) Microsoft
8 44 (26.83%) Cisco
9 43 (26.22%) Active Directory
10 42 (25.61%) LAN
10 42 (25.61%) WAN
11 40 (24.39%) Finance
12 38 (23.17%) Service Management
13 37 (22.56%) SQL
14 35 (21.34%) CheckPoint
15 31 (18.90%) MPLS
16 30 (18.29%) MS Excel
16 30 (18.29%) VMware
16 30 (18.29%) Performance Management
17 29 (17.68%) Problem Management
17 29 (17.68%) MS Exchange
18 28 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (16.46%) DSL
19 27 (16.46%) Project Management
19 27 (16.46%) Citrix
20 26 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
20 26 (15.85%) BIG-IP
20 26 (15.85%) Windows 7
21 25 (15.24%) Blackberry

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 29 (17.68%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (7.93%) IIS
4 12 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.71%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.05%) Apache
7 4 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.83%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.61%) nginx
10 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.61%) CMS
10 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (18.29%) MS Excel
2 25 (15.24%) MS Office
3 19 (11.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.22%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.61%) Global One
3 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.44%) SaaS
1 4 (2.44%) PaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (29.88%) Firewall
2 42 (25.61%) LAN
2 42 (25.61%) WAN
3 31 (18.90%) MPLS
4 27 (16.46%) DSL
5 26 (15.85%) BIG-IP
6 20 (12.20%) SAN
6 20 (12.20%) VPN
7 12 (7.32%) Internet
8 11 (6.71%) SSL
9 10 (6.10%) Network Security
10 9 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (5.49%) SNMP
11 8 (4.88%) VLAN
11 8 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (4.27%) NetScaler
12 7 (4.27%) Wireless
12 7 (4.27%) SMTP
13 6 (3.66%) TCP/IP
13 6 (3.66%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.10%) Big Data
4 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.27%) MS Access
6 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.05%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.83%) DTS
9 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.61%) MySQL
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.61%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Introscope
2 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.61%) GCC
2 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
General
1 40 (24.39%) Finance
2 20 (12.20%) Banking
3 7 (4.27%) Retail
3 7 (4.27%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Front Office
5 3 (1.83%) Back Office
5 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.83%) Automotive
5 3 (1.83%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Legal
6 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.22%) Local Government
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.61%) French Language
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (31.71%) Analyst
2 15 (9.15%) Business Analyst
2 15 (9.15%) Operations Analyst
3 14 (8.54%) Project Manager
3 14 (8.54%) Service Manager
4 13 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) Applications Support
7 10 (6.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 10 (6.10%) Architect
7 10 (6.10%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (6.10%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (6.10%) Security Manager
8 9 (5.49%) Services Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.88%) DBA
10 7 (4.27%) Administrator
10 7 (4.27%) Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) IT Services Manager
12 5 (3.05%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.88%) Web Services
2 7 (4.27%) .NET
2 7 (4.27%) Middleware
3 4 (2.44%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.83%) Java EE
4 3 (1.83%) WCF
5 2 (1.22%) HTML
5 2 (1.22%) LAMP
6 1 (0.61%) XMPP
6 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.24%) Blackberry
2 24 (14.63%) Data Centre
3 14 (8.54%) PKI
4 13 (7.93%) Fat Client
4 13 (7.93%) Thin Client
5 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (6.10%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.88%) Client/Server
8 7 (4.27%) Public Cloud
9 5 (3.05%) Fixed Income
9 5 (3.05%) SWIFT
9 5 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (2.44%) Replication
11 3 (1.83%) NHS
11 3 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (1.22%) Clustering
12 2 (1.22%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 60 (36.59%) Windows
2 28 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (15.85%) Windows 7
4 23 (14.02%) Linux
5 17 (10.37%) UNIX
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.44%) Solaris
7 3 (1.83%) Windows NT
7 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (68.90%) Business Continuity
2 109 (66.46%) Business Continuity Planning
3 76 (46.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 69 (42.07%) ITIL
5 38 (23.17%) Service Management
6 30 (18.29%) Performance Management
7 29 (17.68%) Problem Management
8 27 (16.46%) Project Management
9 25 (15.24%) Service Delivery
10 22 (13.41%) ITSM
11 19 (11.59%) Incident Management
12 18 (10.98%) Change Management
13 17 (10.37%) Information Security
14 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (8.54%) PRINCE2
17 12 (7.32%) Migration
17 12 (7.32%) Security Management
17 12 (7.32%) Risk Management
18 11 (6.71%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.56%) SQL
2 10 (6.10%) Perl
3 8 (4.88%) T-SQL
3 8 (4.88%) Java
4 4 (2.44%) Python
4 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.83%) C
5 3 (1.83%) C#
6 2 (1.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.22%) PHP
6 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.10%) Degree
2 10 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.88%) CISA
5 7 (4.27%) CISM
5 7 (4.27%) CISSP
6 6 (3.66%) CCNP
6 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.05%) CCSA
7 5 (3.05%) CCSE
7 5 (3.05%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.44%) VCAP
8 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.83%) CCNA
9 3 (1.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.20%) SLA
1 20 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.93%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.88%) BS25999
4 4 (2.44%) BS7799
5 2 (1.22%) COBIT
5 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.61%) EMIR
6 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.61%) MiFID
6 1 (0.61%) QA
6 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.61%) Basel II
System Software
1 43 (26.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (14.02%) NLBS
4 21 (12.80%) Hyper-V
5 12 (7.32%) Xen
6 9 (5.49%) vSphere
6 9 (5.49%) XenApp
7 7 (4.27%) vCloud
7 7 (4.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.44%) Snort
8 4 (2.44%) Squid
9 3 (1.83%) XenServer
10 1 (0.61%) Samba
10 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (13.41%) WSUS
2 4 (2.44%) SCCM
3 3 (1.83%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.83%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.22%) Nessus
4 2 (1.22%) Puppet
4 2 (1.22%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.61%) Cacti
5 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.61%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.61%) OpenView
5 1 (0.61%) Icinga
Vendors
1 47 (28.66%) Microsoft
2 44 (26.83%) Cisco
3 35 (21.34%) CheckPoint
4 30 (18.29%) VMware
5 27 (16.46%) Citrix
6 14 (8.54%) F5
7 12 (7.32%) IBM
8 10 (6.10%) Oracle
8 10 (6.10%) HP
9 9 (5.49%) Juniper
10 8 (4.88%) CommVault
10 8 (4.88%) NetApp
10 8 (4.88%) Dell
11 7 (4.27%) Brocade
12 5 (3.05%) Sybase
13 4 (2.44%) TIBCO
13 4 (2.44%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.83%) Altiris
14 3 (1.83%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.83%) Websense
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