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 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 351 378 381
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +3
Contract jobs citing BCP 62 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 31
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£400 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £282 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+147.50% -
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
18950 18955 19371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.97% 79.16% 78.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13553 13216 13545
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 218 237
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.62 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £53.00 £55.00
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 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 4 September 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 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
City of London +13 19 £450 +16.50% 3
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 72 (64.29%) Business Continuity
2 70 (62.50%) Business Continuity Planning
3 63 (56.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 59 (52.68%) ITIL
5 54 (48.21%) Windows
6 43 (38.39%) Firewall
7 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 39 (34.82%) Cisco
9 38 (33.93%) Active Directory
10 37 (33.04%) CheckPoint
10 37 (33.04%) LAN
11 35 (31.25%) WAN
11 35 (31.25%) Service Management
12 33 (29.46%) MPLS
13 30 (26.79%) MS Exchange
13 30 (26.79%) Problem Management
13 30 (26.79%) Performance Management
14 29 (25.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (25.89%) SQL
14 29 (25.89%) Finance
15 28 (25.00%) VMware
15 28 (25.00%) BIG-IP
16 27 (24.11%) DSL
16 27 (24.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (23.21%) Windows 7
17 26 (23.21%) Blackberry
17 26 (23.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (22.32%) ITSM
18 25 (22.32%) NLBS

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (26.79%) MS Exchange
2 26 (23.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (9.82%) IIS
3 11 (9.82%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.46%) Apache
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.68%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.89%) nginx
8 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (21.43%) MS Office
2 16 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 10 (8.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Global One
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) SaaS
1 4 (3.57%) PaaS
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 43 (38.39%) Firewall
2 37 (33.04%) LAN
3 35 (31.25%) WAN
4 33 (29.46%) MPLS
5 28 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 27 (24.11%) DSL
7 23 (20.54%) SAN
8 14 (12.50%) VPN
9 9 (8.04%) SNMP
9 9 (8.04%) VLAN
10 8 (7.14%) Network Security
10 8 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (6.25%) NetScaler
11 7 (6.25%) Internet
11 7 (6.25%) SMTP
11 7 (6.25%) SSL
12 6 (5.36%) LDAP
12 6 (5.36%) DNS
13 5 (4.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) Big Data
2 10 (8.93%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.36%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.89%) DTS
7 1 (0.89%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.89%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.89%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Introscope
2 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.89%) GCC
2 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 21 (18.75%) Banking
3 7 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Retail
4 4 (3.57%) Front Office
5 3 (2.68%) Back Office
5 3 (2.68%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.79%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.89%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.89%) French Language
7 1 (0.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (34.82%) Analyst
2 17 (15.18%) Operations Analyst
3 14 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (8.93%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.14%) Applications Support
6 7 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (6.25%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.46%) DBA
7 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Senior Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) SWIFT Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Middleware Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) .NET
1 8 (7.14%) Web Services
1 8 (7.14%) Middleware
2 4 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (2.68%) Java EE
3 3 (2.68%) WCF
3 3 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.79%) LAMP
5 1 (0.89%) Ajax
5 1 (0.89%) XMPP
5 1 (0.89%) CSS
5 1 (0.89%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.89%) HTML
5 1 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.21%) Blackberry
2 17 (15.18%) Data Centre
3 14 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 14 (12.50%) Fat Client
4 11 (9.82%) PKI
5 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.14%) Client/Server
7 7 (6.25%) Public Cloud
8 6 (5.36%) SWIFT
9 4 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.68%) Fixed Income
10 3 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.89%) Equities
11 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.89%) Replication
11 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 54 (48.21%) Windows
2 29 (25.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (23.21%) Windows 7
4 19 (16.96%) UNIX
4 19 (16.96%) Linux
5 4 (3.57%) Solaris
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.68%) Windows NT
6 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (64.29%) Business Continuity
2 70 (62.50%) Business Continuity Planning
3 63 (56.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 59 (52.68%) ITIL
5 35 (31.25%) Service Management
6 30 (26.79%) Problem Management
6 30 (26.79%) Performance Management
7 25 (22.32%) ITSM
8 24 (21.43%) Project Management
9 17 (15.18%) Service Delivery
10 16 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 15 (13.39%) Information Security
12 13 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (10.71%) Change Management
13 12 (10.71%) PRINCE2
14 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (8.93%) Data Analytics
15 10 (8.93%) Analytics
16 9 (8.04%) Security Management
17 8 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) SQL
2 13 (11.61%) Perl
3 10 (8.93%) Java
4 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.57%) Python
5 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.68%) C#
6 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) PHP
6 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.89%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.89%) VBScript
7 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.36%) CCNP
2 6 (5.36%) CISA
3 5 (4.46%) CISM
3 5 (4.46%) CCSA
3 5 (4.46%) CCSE
3 5 (4.46%) Check Point Certification
3 5 (4.46%) CISSP
3 5 (4.46%) Degree
4 4 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (3.57%) VCAP
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 4 (3.57%) CCNA
5 3 (2.68%) ISEB
5 3 (2.68%) CRISC
5 3 (2.68%) CBAP
6 2 (1.79%) MCP
6 2 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.61%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.93%) SLA
4 3 (2.68%) BS7799
5 2 (1.79%) EMIR
5 2 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (1.79%) COBIT
5 2 (1.79%) MiFID
5 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.89%) QA
6 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 27 (24.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (22.32%) NLBS
4 21 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 14 (12.50%) Xen
6 10 (8.93%) XenApp
7 9 (8.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (8.04%) vSphere
8 7 (6.25%) vCloud
9 4 (3.57%) Snort
9 4 (3.57%) Squid
10 3 (2.68%) XenServer
11 1 (0.89%) Samba
11 1 (0.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (21.43%) WSUS
2 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.68%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.68%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.89%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.89%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.89%) OpenView
4 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 39 (34.82%) Cisco
3 37 (33.04%) CheckPoint
4 28 (25.00%) VMware
5 24 (21.43%) Citrix
6 12 (10.71%) IBM
6 12 (10.71%) F5
7 11 (9.82%) Oracle
7 11 (9.82%) HP
8 9 (8.04%) NetApp
9 7 (6.25%) Juniper
9 7 (6.25%) CommVault
9 7 (6.25%) Dell
9 7 (6.25%) Brocade
10 4 (3.57%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.57%) TIBCO
10 4 (3.57%) Sybase
11 3 (2.68%) Nokia
11 3 (2.68%) Altiris
12 2 (1.79%) Websense