The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 359 327 379
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +52
Contract jobs citing BCP 44 68 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.30% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.39% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 46 10
Average daily rate
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£340 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £195 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - -
BCP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BCP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in London

BCP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BCP across the London region.

BCP Daily Rate Trend in London

BCP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

BCP Daily Rate Histogram in London

BCP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BCP across the London region.

BCP Hourly Rate Trend in London

BCP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
City of London -8 9 £331 +11.34% 4
Chessington - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £338 -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 50 (64.10%) Disaster Recovery
1 50 (64.10%) Business Continuity
2 47 (60.26%) Business Continuity Planning
3 40 (51.28%) ITIL
4 29 (37.18%) Windows
5 25 (32.05%) Firewall
6 23 (29.49%) Active Directory
7 22 (28.21%) LAN
7 22 (28.21%) Cisco
7 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
8 21 (26.92%) WAN
9 20 (25.64%) Finance
10 19 (24.36%) VMware
11 18 (23.08%) Service Management
11 18 (23.08%) Project Management
11 18 (23.08%) MPLS
11 18 (23.08%) CheckPoint
11 18 (23.08%) Performance Management
12 17 (21.79%) Incident Management
12 17 (21.79%) Citrix
13 16 (20.51%) SQL
13 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (20.51%) Problem Management
14 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (19.23%) BIG-IP
14 15 (19.23%) MS Office
14 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (17.95%) Blackberry
15 14 (17.95%) Service Delivery
15 14 (17.95%) Hyper-V

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 9 (11.54%) IIS
3 9 (11.54%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.13%) Apache
5 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.56%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (19.23%) MS Office
2 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.56%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) ION MarketView
1 2 (2.56%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (1.28%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.28%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.28%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) SaaS
1 3 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) Firewall
2 22 (28.21%) LAN
3 21 (26.92%) WAN
4 18 (23.08%) MPLS
5 15 (19.23%) BIG-IP
6 13 (16.67%) SAN
7 12 (15.38%) DSL
8 10 (12.82%) SSL
9 9 (11.54%) VPN
9 9 (11.54%) Network Security
10 7 (8.97%) SNMP
11 6 (7.69%) NetScaler
11 6 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (7.69%) SMTP
11 6 (7.69%) VLAN
12 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (3.85%) LDAP
12 3 (3.85%) Wireless
12 3 (3.85%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Big Data
2 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) DTS
4 1 (1.28%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Introscope
General
1 20 (25.64%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Front Office
5 3 (3.85%) Back Office
6 2 (2.56%) Local Government
6 2 (2.56%) Retail
7 1 (1.28%) French Language
7 1 (1.28%) German Language
7 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Analyst
2 13 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) Applications Support
4 9 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.69%) Architect
6 6 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Service Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Information Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) Web Services
2 3 (3.85%) WCF
2 3 (3.85%) Java EE
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) Middleware
2 3 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) Fat Client
2 8 (10.26%) PKI
2 8 (10.26%) Thin Client
3 7 (8.97%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 5 (6.41%) Fixed Income
5 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.28%) iPhone
8 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.28%) Replication
8 1 (1.28%) iPad
8 1 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.18%) Windows
2 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.97%) Linux
5 6 (7.69%) UNIX
6 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.85%) Windows NT
6 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.10%) Disaster Recovery
1 50 (64.10%) Business Continuity
2 47 (60.26%) Business Continuity Planning
3 40 (51.28%) ITIL
4 18 (23.08%) Service Management
4 18 (23.08%) Project Management
4 18 (23.08%) Performance Management
5 17 (21.79%) Incident Management
6 16 (20.51%) Problem Management
7 14 (17.95%) Service Delivery
8 12 (15.38%) ITSM
9 9 (11.54%) Information Security
10 8 (10.26%) Risk Management
11 7 (8.97%) Analytics
11 7 (8.97%) Data Analytics
12 6 (7.69%) E-Discovery
12 6 (7.69%) Security Management
12 6 (7.69%) Process Management
12 6 (7.69%) Data Architecture
12 6 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) Perl
2 4 (5.13%) Java
3 3 (3.85%) Python
3 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.56%) C#
4 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (3.85%) CISSP
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.85%) CCNP
2 3 (3.85%) CISA
2 3 (3.85%) CISM
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 3 (3.85%) VCAP
3 1 (1.28%) RHCE
3 1 (1.28%) CRISC
3 1 (1.28%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) SLA
1 12 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.85%) BS7799
4 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.28%) QA
5 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.28%) Basel II
System Software
1 23 (29.49%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.95%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.38%) NLBS
5 8 (10.26%) Xen
6 6 (7.69%) vCloud
6 6 (7.69%) XenApp
6 6 (7.69%) vSphere
7 5 (6.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (3.85%) XenServer
9 1 (1.28%) Samba
9 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) WSUS
2 3 (3.85%) BladeLogic
2 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.85%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.28%) OpenView
3 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.28%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Cisco
1 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.36%) VMware
3 18 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 17 (21.79%) Citrix
5 12 (15.38%) F5
6 9 (11.54%) Juniper
7 8 (10.26%) Oracle
8 7 (8.97%) HP
9 6 (7.69%) IBM
9 6 (7.69%) Dell
9 6 (7.69%) CommVault
9 6 (7.69%) Sybase
9 6 (7.69%) NetApp
9 6 (7.69%) Brocade
10 3 (3.85%) Altiris
10 3 (3.85%) Business Objects
10 3 (3.85%) SAP
10 3 (3.85%) Bloomberg
10 3 (3.85%) MobileIron
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