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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 501 481 452
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing BCP 56 58 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 41
Average daily rate
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£415 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £730 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +15 27 £445 +4.70% 14
South East +1 17 £375 -6.25% 6
West Midlands - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
North West -4 1 £260 -9.56% 3
North East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
South West - - - - 3
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UK

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 89 (59.73%) Business Continuity
2 75 (50.34%) Business Continuity Planning
3 59 (39.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 54 (36.24%) ITIL
5 51 (34.23%) Windows
6 47 (31.54%) Microsoft
7 40 (26.85%) Finance
8 32 (21.48%) Cisco
9 27 (18.12%) SQL
9 27 (18.12%) Active Directory
10 25 (16.78%) SQL Server
10 25 (16.78%) LAN
10 25 (16.78%) Degree
11 24 (16.11%) Firewall
12 23 (15.44%) Service Management
12 23 (15.44%) Banking
13 22 (14.77%) WAN
14 21 (14.09%) Oracle
14 21 (14.09%) VMware
15 19 (12.75%) CheckPoint
16 18 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (11.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (11.41%) Citrix
17 17 (11.41%) Linux
17 17 (11.41%) MS Office
17 17 (11.41%) MS Exchange
17 17 (11.41%) Service Delivery
17 17 (11.41%) Management Information System
18 16 (10.74%) Thin Client
18 16 (10.74%) Fat Client

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 17 (11.41%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.72%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (4.70%) Apache
5 6 (4.03%) JBoss
6 4 (2.68%) Lync
6 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.68%) IIS
7 3 (2.01%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (11.41%) MS Office
2 11 (7.38%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.34%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.67%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.67%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.78%) LAN
2 24 (16.11%) Firewall
3 22 (14.77%) WAN
4 15 (10.07%) SAN
4 15 (10.07%) VPN
5 13 (8.72%) DNS
6 12 (8.05%) MPLS
7 10 (6.71%) DHCP
7 10 (6.71%) DSL
7 10 (6.71%) BIG-IP
8 8 (5.37%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.70%) Wireless
9 7 (4.70%) SSL
10 6 (4.03%) Network Security
10 6 (4.03%) IP Telephony
11 5 (3.36%) IPsec
11 5 (3.36%) OSPF
11 5 (3.36%) BGP
11 5 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.68%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.01%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.01%) SQLPlus
5 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.01%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Toad
1 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 40 (26.85%) Finance
2 23 (15.44%) Banking
3 12 (8.05%) Investment Banking
4 11 (7.38%) Telecoms
5 9 (6.04%) Front Office
6 7 (4.70%) Legal
7 4 (2.68%) Retail
7 4 (2.68%) Advertising
8 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.01%) Marketing
9 2 (1.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (22.82%) Analyst
2 11 (7.38%) Support Analyst
2 11 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (6.71%) Developer
3 10 (6.71%) Applications Support
3 10 (6.71%) Consultant
4 9 (6.04%) Operations Analyst
4 9 (6.04%) Business Analyst
5 7 (4.70%) Database Developer
5 7 (4.70%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.03%) SQL Developer
6 6 (4.03%) Business Consultant
6 6 (4.03%) Business Manager
6 6 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (3.36%) Business Continuity Manager
7 5 (3.36%) SQL Database Developer
7 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (3.36%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.36%) Middleware
2 3 (2.01%) .NET
3 2 (1.34%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.74%) Thin Client
2 16 (10.74%) Fat Client
3 12 (8.05%) Blackberry
4 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.37%) Fixed Income
6 7 (4.70%) SWIFT
7 6 (4.03%) Derivative
7 6 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.68%) IVR
8 4 (2.68%) Clustering
8 4 (2.68%) CLARiiON
9 3 (2.01%) Replication
9 3 (2.01%) PKI
10 2 (1.34%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.34%) iPhone
10 2 (1.34%) iSeries
10 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.23%) Windows
2 18 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (11.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (11.41%) Linux
4 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (7.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.37%) UNIX
6 4 (2.68%) Solaris
7 3 (2.01%) AIX
8 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.34%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.34%) VME
9 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (59.73%) Business Continuity
2 75 (50.34%) Business Continuity Planning
3 59 (39.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 54 (36.24%) ITIL
5 23 (15.44%) Service Management
6 17 (11.41%) Service Delivery
7 15 (10.07%) Problem Management
8 13 (8.72%) Performance Management
9 12 (8.05%) Capacity Management
9 12 (8.05%) Project Management
9 12 (8.05%) ITSM
9 12 (8.05%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (8.05%) Information Security
10 11 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.71%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.71%) Data Protection
11 10 (6.71%) Migration
12 9 (6.04%) Risk Management
13 8 (5.37%) Change Management
14 7 (4.70%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.12%) SQL
2 13 (8.72%) PL/SQL
3 12 (8.05%) T-SQL
3 12 (8.05%) Shell Script
4 8 (5.37%) Python
5 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.36%) VB
6 5 (3.36%) C#
6 5 (3.36%) C++
6 5 (3.36%) Ruby
7 3 (2.01%) Perl
7 3 (2.01%) Korn
8 2 (1.34%) Java
9 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (16.78%) Degree
2 10 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (6.71%) CCNA
3 8 (5.37%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.68%) ISEB
5 4 (2.68%) CCNP
5 4 (2.68%) CISSP
5 4 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.68%) HND
6 3 (2.01%) MCSE
6 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.34%) VCP5
7 2 (1.34%) VCAP
7 2 (1.34%) CRISC
7 2 (1.34%) CCDA
7 2 (1.34%) CCDP
7 2 (1.34%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.40%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.68%) QA
3 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.68%) BS7799
4 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.34%) BS25999
5 1 (0.67%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 27 (18.12%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.71%) NLBS
3 10 (6.71%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.04%) XenApp
5 7 (4.70%) Xen
5 7 (4.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (3.36%) vSphere
6 5 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.68%) vCloud
8 3 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.34%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (7.38%) WSUS
2 5 (3.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (3.36%) SCOM
3 4 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.68%) Puppet
3 4 (2.68%) ZABBIX
3 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (2.68%) EMC Navisphere
3 4 (2.68%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.01%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.01%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.34%) SCCM
5 2 (1.34%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (1.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 47 (31.54%) Microsoft
2 32 (21.48%) Cisco
3 21 (14.09%) Oracle
3 21 (14.09%) VMware
4 19 (12.75%) CheckPoint
5 17 (11.41%) Citrix
6 7 (4.70%) McAfee
6 7 (4.70%) Intel
7 6 (4.03%) EMC
7 6 (4.03%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.03%) Sybase
8 5 (3.36%) Juniper
8 5 (3.36%) F5
9 4 (2.68%) Symantec
9 4 (2.68%) NetApp
9 4 (2.68%) SAP
10 3 (2.01%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.01%) HP
10 3 (2.01%) Dell
11 2 (1.34%) Riverbed
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