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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 515 485 530
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +45
Contract jobs citing BCP 68 80 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £443
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £20.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.18 £20.00 £62.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -51.51%
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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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 29 August 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 +8 45 £400 -5.88% 10
South East -25 11 £400 - 5
West Midlands -7 6 £375 -26.82% 1
South West -37 1 £450 +16.88%
Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 2
BCP
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BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 82 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 72 (43.90%) Business Continuity Planning
3 54 (32.93%) Finance
4 50 (30.49%) Windows
5 46 (28.05%) ITIL
6 44 (26.83%) Firewall
7 43 (26.22%) Cisco
8 41 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 36 (21.95%) Microsoft
10 34 (20.73%) Degree
11 31 (18.90%) Active Directory
12 28 (17.07%) SQL
13 27 (16.46%) Banking
14 25 (15.24%) UNIX
14 25 (15.24%) Project Management
15 24 (14.63%) Wireless
16 23 (14.02%) MS Exchange
17 22 (13.41%) VPN
17 22 (13.41%) MS Office
18 21 (12.80%) Network Security
18 21 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (12.80%) Investment Banking
19 20 (12.20%) MS Excel
19 20 (12.20%) Juniper
20 19 (11.59%) Service Management
20 19 (11.59%) Citrix
21 18 (10.98%) SSL
21 18 (10.98%) LAN
21 18 (10.98%) Oracle
21 18 (10.98%) VMware

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (14.02%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.27%) Lync
4 7 (4.27%) IIS
5 4 (2.44%) Apache
5 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.83%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.83%) CICS
6 3 (1.83%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.61%) Drupal
8 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (13.41%) MS Office
2 20 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.83%) MS Project
5 1 (0.61%) SPSS
5 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.61%) BASE24
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.61%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.22%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (26.83%) Firewall
2 24 (14.63%) Wireless
3 22 (13.41%) VPN
4 21 (12.80%) Network Security
5 18 (10.98%) SSL
5 18 (10.98%) LAN
6 17 (10.37%) SAN
7 11 (6.71%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (6.71%) WAN
8 10 (6.10%) DNS
9 8 (4.88%) DHCP
9 8 (4.88%) MPLS
10 7 (4.27%) OSPF
10 7 (4.27%) BGP
10 7 (4.27%) DSL
10 7 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (4.27%) BIG-IP
11 6 (3.66%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (3.66%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (3.66%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.22%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.61%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.61%) QlikView
8 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.22%) Toad
3 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 54 (32.93%) Finance
2 27 (16.46%) Banking
3 21 (12.80%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.71%) Front Office
5 9 (5.49%) Advertising
6 8 (4.88%) Back Office
7 5 (3.05%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (2.44%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Retail
9 1 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) French Language
9 1 (0.61%) German Language
9 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (23.17%) Analyst
2 20 (12.20%) Architect
3 17 (10.37%) Support Engineer
3 17 (10.37%) Security Engineer
4 15 (9.15%) Project Engineer
5 14 (8.54%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (7.93%) Project Manager
7 12 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.71%) Support Analyst
9 10 (6.10%) Business Analyst
10 9 (5.49%) IT Security Engineer
11 8 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.88%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.88%) DBA
12 7 (4.27%) Consultant
12 7 (4.27%) Infrastructure Manager
13 6 (3.66%) Security Analyst
13 6 (3.66%) Service Manager
13 6 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
14 5 (3.05%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.27%) Middleware
2 5 (3.05%) J2EE
2 5 (3.05%) Web Services
3 3 (1.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) LAMP
4 1 (0.61%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.71%) Replication
2 11 (6.71%) Clustering
3 9 (5.49%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.66%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.66%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.05%) Economics
5 5 (3.05%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.44%) Derivative
7 3 (1.83%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.83%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.83%) CESG
7 3 (1.83%) RMADS
7 3 (1.83%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.22%) iPhone
8 2 (1.22%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.61%) DataPower
9 1 (0.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 50 (30.49%) Windows
2 25 (15.24%) UNIX
3 21 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.71%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.10%) Linux
7 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.44%) Solaris
9 3 (1.83%) AIX
9 3 (1.83%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.22%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 72 (43.90%) Business Continuity Planning
3 46 (28.05%) ITIL
4 41 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (15.24%) Project Management
6 19 (11.59%) Service Management
7 18 (10.98%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (10.98%) Security Architecture
8 14 (8.54%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.93%) Change Management
9 13 (7.93%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (7.93%) Asset Management
9 13 (7.93%) Time Management
9 13 (7.93%) Performance Management
10 12 (7.32%) Information Security
11 11 (6.71%) Release Management
11 11 (6.71%) Incident Management
12 10 (6.10%) Problem Management
12 10 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (5.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.07%) SQL
2 8 (4.88%) Java
3 7 (4.27%) Perl
3 7 (4.27%) Korn
4 5 (3.05%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.05%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.05%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.05%) VBA
5 4 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.83%) C++
6 3 (1.83%) Python
7 2 (1.22%) C
8 1 (0.61%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) VC++
8 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (20.73%) Degree
2 7 (4.27%) CISSP
2 7 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.83%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.83%) CCA
4 3 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.83%) CEH
5 2 (1.22%) CISA
5 2 (1.22%) CISM
6 1 (0.61%) CIMA
6 1 (0.61%) MBA
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.71%) SLA
2 10 (6.10%) QA
3 9 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.05%) ISO 14001
4 5 (3.05%) BS25999
5 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.83%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.22%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.61%) BS7799
7 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 31 (18.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.15%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.93%) XenApp
5 7 (4.27%) NLBS
6 5 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (3.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (2.44%) Xen
8 3 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.22%) vSphere
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) SCCM
2 6 (3.66%) SCOrch
3 5 (3.05%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.44%) WSUS
5 2 (1.22%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.22%) Control-M
6 1 (0.61%) Nagios
6 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.61%) Nessus
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (26.22%) Cisco
2 36 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.20%) Juniper
4 19 (11.59%) Citrix
5 18 (10.98%) Oracle
5 18 (10.98%) VMware
5 18 (10.98%) F5
6 14 (8.54%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.71%) Dell
8 9 (5.49%) Sybase
9 7 (4.27%) Temenos
9 7 (4.27%) HP
9 7 (4.27%) IBM
9 7 (4.27%) Websense
9 7 (4.27%) Ruckus Wireless
9 7 (4.27%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.66%) jBASE
11 5 (3.05%) Veritas
12 3 (1.83%) Lotus
12 3 (1.83%) McAfee
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