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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 361 340 365
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Contract jobs citing BCP 45 63 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.27% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.35% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 13
Average daily rate
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£340 £417 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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
17519 18244 16755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.23% 78.14% 77.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12262 12918 11637
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 228 225
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -23.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 8 £331 +35.89% 9
Chessington - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £338 -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 46 (64.79%) Disaster Recovery
1 46 (64.79%) Business Continuity
2 42 (59.15%) Business Continuity Planning
3 34 (47.89%) ITIL
4 28 (39.44%) Windows
5 22 (30.99%) Firewall
5 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
6 21 (29.58%) LAN
6 21 (29.58%) Cisco
6 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
7 20 (28.17%) WAN
7 20 (28.17%) Finance
8 17 (23.94%) Service Management
8 17 (23.94%) CheckPoint
8 17 (23.94%) MPLS
9 16 (22.54%) VMware
9 16 (22.54%) Performance Management
10 15 (21.13%) Incident Management
10 15 (21.13%) Project Management
10 15 (21.13%) Citrix
11 14 (19.72%) MS Office
11 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (18.31%) Degree
12 13 (18.31%) Problem Management
12 13 (18.31%) Blackberry
13 12 (16.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (16.90%) Service Delivery
13 12 (16.90%) SQL

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 12 (16.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (15.49%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.45%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.45%) IIS
4 2 (2.82%) JBoss
4 2 (2.82%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) MS Office
2 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
3 8 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.82%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) ION MarketView
1 2 (2.82%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) SaaS
1 3 (4.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) Firewall
2 21 (29.58%) LAN
3 20 (28.17%) WAN
4 17 (23.94%) MPLS
5 12 (16.90%) SAN
6 11 (15.49%) DSL
6 11 (15.49%) BIG-IP
6 11 (15.49%) SSL
7 9 (12.68%) Network Security
7 9 (12.68%) VPN
8 7 (9.86%) SNMP
9 6 (8.45%) SMTP
9 6 (8.45%) NetScaler
9 6 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (8.45%) VLAN
10 3 (4.23%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (4.23%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (4.23%) Wireless
11 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
12 1 (1.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Big Data
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.23%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) DTS
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.41%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 20 (28.17%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Advertising
4 2 (2.82%) Front Office
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (33.80%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Applications Support
4 8 (11.27%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.45%) Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) Administrator
8 4 (5.63%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Business Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) DBA
9 3 (4.23%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) Web Services
2 2 (2.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Blackberry
2 8 (11.27%) PKI
3 7 (9.86%) Client/Server
4 6 (8.45%) Thin Client
4 6 (8.45%) Fat Client
4 6 (8.45%) Public Cloud
5 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.23%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (2.82%) Derivative
9 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.41%) Physics
9 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.41%) Replication
9 1 (1.41%) iPad
9 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (16.90%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.04%) Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.23%) UNIX
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (64.79%) Disaster Recovery
1 46 (64.79%) Business Continuity
2 42 (59.15%) Business Continuity Planning
3 34 (47.89%) ITIL
4 17 (23.94%) Service Management
5 16 (22.54%) Performance Management
6 15 (21.13%) Project Management
6 15 (21.13%) Incident Management
7 13 (18.31%) Problem Management
8 12 (16.90%) Service Delivery
9 11 (15.49%) ITSM
10 7 (9.86%) Data Analytics
10 7 (9.86%) Analytics
11 6 (8.45%) Data Architecture
11 6 (8.45%) E-Discovery
11 6 (8.45%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (8.45%) Process Management
12 5 (7.04%) Security Management
12 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
12 5 (7.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
2 3 (4.23%) C#
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) Java
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) Perl
4 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.41%) VB
4 1 (1.41%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.41%) Ruby
4 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) VCAP
2 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.23%) CCNP
2 3 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 2 (2.82%) CISA
3 2 (2.82%) CISM
4 1 (1.41%) CRISC
4 1 (1.41%) RHCE
4 1 (1.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) SLA
2 9 (12.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (9.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.41%) QA
4 1 (1.41%) BS7799
4 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.41%) Basel II
System Software
1 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.90%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.49%) NLBS
5 6 (8.45%) vSphere
5 6 (8.45%) Xen
5 6 (8.45%) vCloud
6 4 (5.63%) XenApp
7 3 (4.23%) XenServer
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.41%) Samba
8 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) WSUS
2 1 (1.41%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.41%) OpenView
2 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Cisco
1 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.94%) CheckPoint
3 16 (22.54%) VMware
4 15 (21.13%) Citrix
5 9 (12.68%) Juniper
5 9 (12.68%) F5
6 7 (9.86%) HP
7 6 (8.45%) Dell
7 6 (8.45%) NetApp
7 6 (8.45%) CommVault
7 6 (8.45%) IBM
7 6 (8.45%) Brocade
8 5 (7.04%) Oracle
9 3 (4.23%) Sybase
9 3 (4.23%) Business Objects
9 3 (4.23%) SAP
9 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.23%) MobileIron
9 3 (4.23%) Bloomberg
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