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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 493 521 485
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -36
Contract jobs citing BCP 97 65 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 45 42
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£375 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £278 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+147.50% -
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
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

BCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 +27 62 £400 -6.97% 7
South East -10 23 £208 -52.29% 9
West Midlands +12 7 £400 -5.88% 2
North East -34 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £175 - 1
BCP
UK

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 119 (71.26%) Business Continuity
2 116 (69.46%) Business Continuity Planning
3 85 (50.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 69 (41.32%) ITIL
5 68 (40.72%) Windows
6 51 (30.54%) Microsoft
7 50 (29.94%) Firewall
8 49 (29.34%) Cisco
9 47 (28.14%) Active Directory
10 43 (25.75%) LAN
11 41 (24.55%) WAN
12 40 (23.95%) SQL
12 40 (23.95%) Finance
13 39 (23.35%) Service Management
14 37 (22.16%) CheckPoint
15 36 (21.56%) VMware
16 35 (20.96%) MPLS
17 33 (19.76%) Project Management
18 32 (19.16%) Problem Management
19 31 (18.56%) MS Exchange
19 31 (18.56%) MS Excel
20 30 (17.96%) Performance Management
20 30 (17.96%) Windows Server 2008
20 30 (17.96%) VMware Infrastructure
21 28 (16.77%) Service Delivery
21 28 (16.77%) BIG-IP
22 27 (16.17%) MS Office
22 27 (16.17%) DSL
22 27 (16.17%) Windows Server 2003
22 27 (16.17%) Citrix

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 31 (18.56%) MS Exchange
2 26 (15.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (7.19%) IIS
3 12 (7.19%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.59%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.99%) Apache
6 4 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.80%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.60%) nginx
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (18.56%) MS Excel
2 27 (16.17%) MS Office
3 20 (11.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (6.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) SaaS
1 4 (2.40%) PaaS
2 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) Force.com
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.94%) Firewall
2 43 (25.75%) LAN
3 41 (24.55%) WAN
4 35 (20.96%) MPLS
5 28 (16.77%) BIG-IP
6 27 (16.17%) DSL
7 25 (14.97%) SAN
8 19 (11.38%) VPN
9 12 (7.19%) Internet
10 10 (5.99%) VLAN
10 10 (5.99%) SSL
10 10 (5.99%) SNMP
11 9 (5.39%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (5.39%) Network Security
12 8 (4.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (4.19%) NetScaler
13 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
13 7 (4.19%) SMTP
14 6 (3.59%) LDAP
14 6 (3.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.38%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.59%) Big Data
4 9 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.19%) MS Access
6 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.59%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.20%) MySQL
11 1 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.60%) DTS
11 1 (0.60%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Introscope
2 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.60%) GCC
2 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
General
1 40 (23.95%) Finance
2 23 (13.77%) Banking
3 8 (4.79%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.59%) Retail
5 4 (2.40%) Front Office
6 3 (1.80%) Back Office
6 3 (1.80%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.80%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Local Government
7 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.20%) Automotive
7 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (31.74%) Analyst
2 18 (10.78%) Business Analyst
3 17 (10.18%) Operations Analyst
4 14 (8.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (7.78%) Architect
6 11 (6.59%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.99%) Service Manager
7 10 (5.99%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.39%) Security Manager
9 8 (4.79%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.79%) DBA
10 7 (4.19%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (3.59%) SQL DBA
11 6 (3.59%) Services Delivery Manager
11 6 (3.59%) Administrator
11 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.79%) .NET
1 8 (4.79%) Web Services
1 8 (4.79%) Middleware
2 4 (2.40%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (1.80%) Java EE
3 3 (1.80%) WCF
3 3 (1.80%) LAMP
3 3 (1.80%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.60%) CSS
4 1 (0.60%) Ajax
4 1 (0.60%) XMPP
4 1 (0.60%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.60%) HTML
4 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.57%) Blackberry
2 23 (13.77%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.98%) Thin Client
3 15 (8.98%) Fat Client
4 13 (7.78%) PKI
5 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.59%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.79%) Client/Server
8 7 (4.19%) Public Cloud
9 6 (3.59%) SWIFT
10 5 (2.99%) Replication
11 4 (2.40%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.80%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.80%) NHS
12 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.60%) CCTV
14 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 68 (40.72%) Windows
2 30 (17.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (16.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (16.17%) Windows 7
4 26 (15.57%) Linux
5 21 (12.57%) UNIX
6 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.40%) Solaris
7 3 (1.80%) Windows NT
7 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (71.26%) Business Continuity
2 116 (69.46%) Business Continuity Planning
3 85 (50.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 69 (41.32%) ITIL
5 39 (23.35%) Service Management
6 33 (19.76%) Project Management
7 32 (19.16%) Problem Management
8 30 (17.96%) Performance Management
9 28 (16.77%) Service Delivery
10 25 (14.97%) ITSM
11 19 (11.38%) Change Management
12 18 (10.78%) Information Security
12 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (9.58%) Incident Management
14 15 (8.98%) PRINCE2
15 14 (8.38%) Risk Management
15 14 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (7.19%) Risk Analysis
16 12 (7.19%) Security Management
16 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.95%) SQL
2 13 (7.78%) Perl
3 10 (5.99%) Java
4 8 (4.79%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.40%) Python
6 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.80%) C
6 3 (1.80%) C#
7 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.60%) VBScript
8 1 (0.60%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.79%) Degree
3 8 (4.79%) CISA
4 7 (4.19%) CISM
4 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.19%) CISSP
5 6 (3.59%) CCNP
6 5 (2.99%) CCNA
6 5 (2.99%) CCSA
6 5 (2.99%) CCSE
6 5 (2.99%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.40%) VCAP
7 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (1.80%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (11.38%) SLA
2 13 (7.78%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.79%) BS25999
4 3 (1.80%) BS7799
5 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.20%) COBIT
5 2 (1.20%) MiFID
5 2 (1.20%) QA
5 2 (1.20%) EMIR
5 2 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (28.14%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.97%) NLBS
4 22 (13.17%) Hyper-V
5 14 (8.38%) Xen
6 10 (5.99%) vSphere
6 10 (5.99%) XenApp
7 9 (5.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (4.19%) vCloud
9 4 (2.40%) Snort
9 4 (2.40%) Squid
10 3 (1.80%) XenServer
11 1 (0.60%) Samba
11 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (14.37%) WSUS
2 4 (2.40%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.80%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.80%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.80%) SCCM
3 3 (1.80%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.20%) Puppet
4 2 (1.20%) Nagios
4 2 (1.20%) Nessus
5 1 (0.60%) OpenView
5 1 (0.60%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.60%) Icinga
5 1 (0.60%) Cacti
5 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.60%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 51 (30.54%) Microsoft
2 49 (29.34%) Cisco
3 37 (22.16%) CheckPoint
4 36 (21.56%) VMware
5 27 (16.17%) Citrix
6 13 (7.78%) Oracle
6 13 (7.78%) HP
7 12 (7.19%) IBM
7 12 (7.19%) F5
8 10 (5.99%) NetApp
9 9 (5.39%) Juniper
9 9 (5.39%) Dell
10 8 (4.79%) CommVault
11 7 (4.19%) Brocade
12 4 (2.40%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.40%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.40%) Sybase
13 3 (1.80%) Nokia
13 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.80%) Altiris