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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 498 474 522
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +48
Contract jobs citing BCP 86 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 23
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£365 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £361 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £500
% change year-on-year
-14.63% -18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 - £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 - £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £18.75
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
39013 35351 37639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.93% 74.46% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24966 22370 22280
Average daily rate £415 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 978 1417
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 53 £365 -18.88% 15
South East -21 13 £300 -25.00% 2
West Midlands -14 6 £430 -16.09% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £388 - 2
East of England -22 3 £403 -15.26%
South West -29 1 £450 +7.14% 3
North West - - - -
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UK

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 105 (58.99%) Business Continuity
2 91 (51.12%) Business Continuity Planning
3 63 (35.39%) Windows
4 55 (30.90%) Finance
5 50 (28.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (28.09%) Firewall
5 50 (28.09%) Microsoft
6 49 (27.53%) Cisco
6 49 (27.53%) ITIL
7 38 (21.35%) Active Directory
8 32 (17.98%) Degree
9 26 (14.61%) MS Exchange
9 26 (14.61%) Service Management
9 26 (14.61%) Banking
10 25 (14.04%) Wireless
10 25 (14.04%) VPN
10 25 (14.04%) MS Office
10 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (13.48%) Citrix
12 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (12.92%) VMware
13 22 (12.36%) CheckPoint
13 22 (12.36%) Project Management
13 22 (12.36%) LAN
14 21 (11.80%) SAN
14 21 (11.80%) Network Security
15 20 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (11.24%) F5
15 20 (11.24%) Juniper
15 20 (11.24%) SharePoint

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 26 (14.61%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.24%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.49%) Apache
5 8 (4.49%) Lync
6 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.69%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.69%) IIS
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) Drupal
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (14.04%) MS Office
2 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.93%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.12%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.56%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.56%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) BASE24
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 50 (28.09%) Firewall
2 25 (14.04%) Wireless
2 25 (14.04%) VPN
3 22 (12.36%) LAN
4 21 (11.80%) SAN
4 21 (11.80%) Network Security
5 17 (9.55%) SSL
6 16 (8.99%) DNS
7 15 (8.43%) WAN
8 14 (7.87%) DHCP
9 11 (6.18%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (6.18%) BIG-IP
9 11 (6.18%) DSL
9 11 (6.18%) MPLS
10 8 (4.49%) OSPF
10 8 (4.49%) BGP
10 8 (4.49%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.93%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (3.93%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (3.93%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.69%) MySQL
5 2 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.56%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.56%) DTS
6 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 55 (30.90%) Finance
2 26 (14.61%) Banking
3 16 (8.99%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.18%) Front Office
5 9 (5.06%) Advertising
6 5 (2.81%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (2.81%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.56%) Local Government
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (25.28%) Analyst
2 19 (10.67%) Architect
3 17 (9.55%) Security Engineer
4 15 (8.43%) Support Analyst
4 15 (8.43%) Project Engineer
5 14 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (6.18%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.62%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.06%) IT Security Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (4.49%) Service Manager
10 8 (4.49%) Consultant
11 7 (3.93%) Business Manager
11 7 (3.93%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Security Analyst
12 6 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.62%) Middleware
2 4 (2.25%) .NET
3 3 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.56%) LAMP
4 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.43%) Fat Client
2 15 (8.43%) Thin Client
3 12 (6.74%) Clustering
3 12 (6.74%) Blackberry
4 11 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.49%) Replication
6 7 (3.93%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.81%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.25%) CESG
8 4 (2.25%) Derivative
8 4 (2.25%) Economics
8 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.69%) RMADS
9 3 (1.69%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.69%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.69%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.69%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 63 (35.39%) Windows
2 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (8.43%) UNIX
5 14 (7.87%) Windows 7
6 12 (6.74%) Linux
6 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.69%) Solaris
8 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.12%) VME
9 1 (0.56%) Android
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (58.99%) Business Continuity
2 91 (51.12%) Business Continuity Planning
3 50 (28.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 49 (27.53%) ITIL
5 26 (14.61%) Service Management
6 22 (12.36%) Project Management
7 19 (10.67%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (10.11%) Problem Management
8 18 (10.11%) Security Architecture
9 15 (8.43%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (7.87%) Information Security
10 14 (7.87%) Asset Management
10 14 (7.87%) ITSM
10 14 (7.87%) Performance Management
11 13 (7.30%) Data Protection
11 13 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (6.74%) Service Delivery
13 11 (6.18%) Time Management
13 11 (6.18%) Incident Management
13 11 (6.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.24%) SQL
2 7 (3.93%) Shell Script
3 5 (2.81%) VBA
4 4 (2.25%) Perl
5 3 (1.69%) Python
5 3 (1.69%) C++
5 3 (1.69%) Java
5 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.12%) C
6 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.56%) Korn
7 1 (0.56%) VC++
7 1 (0.56%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (17.98%) Degree
2 10 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.93%) CISSP
4 6 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.25%) CCNA
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.69%) CEH
6 3 (1.69%) CISA
6 3 (1.69%) CISM
6 3 (1.69%) CCA
6 3 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.12%) ISEB
7 2 (1.12%) CCIE
7 2 (1.12%) CCNP
7 2 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.12%) CRISC
8 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.30%) SLA
2 10 (5.62%) QA
3 9 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.81%) BS25999
5 4 (2.25%) ISO 14001
5 4 (2.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.12%) ISO 9000
6 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.56%) BS7799
System Software
1 38 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.67%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.99%) XenApp
5 11 (6.18%) NLBS
6 8 (4.49%) Xen
7 7 (3.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (2.25%) vSphere
8 4 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.69%) vCloud
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.93%) SCCM
1 7 (3.93%) WSUS
1 7 (3.93%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.69%) ZABBIX
2 3 (1.69%) SCOM
2 3 (1.69%) Puppet
2 3 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.69%) EMC Navisphere
3 2 (1.12%) Control-M
3 2 (1.12%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (1.12%) Nessus
3 2 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.12%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.56%) Nagios
4 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 50 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 49 (27.53%) Cisco
3 24 (13.48%) Citrix
4 23 (12.92%) VMware
5 22 (12.36%) CheckPoint
6 20 (11.24%) F5
6 20 (11.24%) Juniper
7 15 (8.43%) Oracle
8 9 (5.06%) HP
9 8 (4.49%) Blue Coat
9 8 (4.49%) Sybase
10 7 (3.93%) Ruckus Wireless
10 7 (3.93%) McAfee
10 7 (3.93%) Websense
10 7 (3.93%) Dell
10 7 (3.93%) Intel
11 5 (2.81%) EMC
12 4 (2.25%) NetApp
12 4 (2.25%) Veritas
12 4 (2.25%) Red Hat
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