The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 560 527 496
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -31
Contract jobs citing BCP 70 78 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 43 59
Median daily rate £500 £340 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £277 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.50 -
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
41597 40034 38672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.66% 79.09% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27827 25350 24580
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1172 1142
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing BCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -4 43 £450 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +20 8 £588 +17.50% 4
South West 0 8 £500 +13.63% 3
South East -18 7 £350 -9.67% 3
West Midlands -7 3 £475 - 4
East of England +4 1 £550 +51.72% 4
North West -8 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £170 -
BCP
UK

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for BCP.

1 78 (64.46%) Business Continuity
2 76 (62.81%) Business Continuity Planning
3 39 (32.23%) Finance
4 33 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (24.79%) Microsoft
6 28 (23.14%) Linux
6 28 (23.14%) Project Management
7 27 (22.31%) Windows
7 27 (22.31%) ITIL
8 26 (21.49%) SLA
9 22 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (16.53%) Active Directory
10 20 (16.53%) Migration
11 19 (15.70%) SQL Server
11 19 (15.70%) Risk Management
12 18 (14.88%) Red Hat
12 18 (14.88%) SQL
12 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
13 17 (14.05%) Oracle
13 17 (14.05%) VMware
14 16 (13.22%) Internet
15 15 (12.40%) Change Management
15 15 (12.40%) Banking
15 15 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
16 14 (11.57%) Firewall
16 14 (11.57%) MS Excel
17 13 (10.74%) Service Delivery
17 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (10.74%) Information Security

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 9 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.13%) IIS
4 3 (2.48%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.65%) Apache
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.65%) JBoss
5 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.79%) MS Office
2 7 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (5.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Finacle
2 2 (1.65%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.83%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) Office 365
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.22%) Internet
2 14 (11.57%) Firewall
3 10 (8.26%) SAN
3 10 (8.26%) VPN
4 7 (5.79%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (4.96%) IPsec
6 5 (4.13%) BIG-IP
6 5 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (4.13%) SSL
7 3 (2.48%) NAS
7 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.48%) WAN
8 2 (1.65%) DHCP
8 2 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.65%) LAN
8 2 (1.65%) Network Security
8 2 (1.65%) Skype
9 1 (0.83%) VoIP
9 1 (0.83%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.79%) MS Access
2 7 (5.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
General
1 39 (32.23%) Finance
2 15 (12.40%) Banking
3 11 (9.09%) Advertising
4 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.48%) Retail
6 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.65%) Front Office
6 2 (1.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.83%) International Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (18.18%) Analyst
2 21 (17.36%) Consultant
3 16 (13.22%) Security Consultant
4 12 (9.92%) Architect
4 12 (9.92%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Administrator
6 9 (7.44%) CLAS Architect
6 9 (7.44%) CLAS Consultant
6 9 (7.44%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.61%) Applications Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 8 (6.61%) IT Consultant
7 8 (6.61%) IT Manager
7 8 (6.61%) Security Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) Web Services
2 2 (1.65%) .NET
2 2 (1.65%) JSF
3 1 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.83%) J2EE
3 1 (0.83%) JRules
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.83%) WCF
3 1 (0.83%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.96%) CESG
5 5 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.65%) iPhone
8 2 (1.65%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.65%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.83%) Clustering
9 1 (0.83%) CMDB
9 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.14%) Linux
2 27 (22.31%) Windows
3 12 (9.92%) Unix
4 9 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.96%) Solaris
7 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.65%) AIX
8 2 (1.65%) Android
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.83%) HPUX
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (64.46%) Business Continuity
2 76 (62.81%) Business Continuity Planning
3 33 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (23.14%) Project Management
5 27 (22.31%) ITIL
6 22 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (16.53%) Migration
8 19 (15.70%) Risk Management
9 15 (12.40%) Change Management
10 13 (10.74%) Information Security
10 13 (10.74%) Problem Management
10 13 (10.74%) Service Delivery
10 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (9.09%) ITIL V3
12 9 (7.44%) Data Security
12 9 (7.44%) Incident Management
12 9 (7.44%) Password Management
12 9 (7.44%) Risk Analysis
13 8 (6.61%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (6.61%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.88%) SQL
2 6 (4.96%) Perl
2 6 (4.96%) Python
3 2 (1.65%) C
3 2 (1.65%) C#
4 1 (0.83%) C++
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.74%) Degree
4 11 (9.09%) CLAS
5 5 (4.13%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (2.48%) CISSP
7 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.65%) MCP
8 1 (0.83%) CISM
8 1 (0.83%) CRISC
8 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) HND
8 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.83%) MBA
8 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.49%) SLA
2 12 (9.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.96%) ISO22301
4 5 (4.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (4.13%) QA
5 1 (0.83%) BS25999
5 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (16.53%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) NFS
4 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) Samba
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) Puppet
2 7 (5.79%) vRealize
3 6 (4.96%) Nagios
4 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.83%) Ansible
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.83%) Control-M
5 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 30 (24.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.88%) Red Hat
3 17 (14.05%) Oracle
3 17 (14.05%) VMware
4 12 (9.92%) Citrix
5 11 (9.09%) Splunk
6 10 (8.26%) SAP
7 9 (7.44%) Cyber-Ark
8 8 (6.61%) F5
9 6 (4.96%) Bloomberg
9 6 (4.96%) Cisco
9 6 (4.96%) Mitel
9 6 (4.96%) Reuters
10 3 (2.48%) HP
10 3 (2.48%) IBM
10 3 (2.48%) Sybase
11 2 (1.65%) arcserve
11 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.65%) Dell
11 2 (1.65%) EMC
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