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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 366 379 348
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Contract jobs citing BCP 49 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £419 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £444 £500
% change year-on-year
-32.39% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £22.50
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
18598 19232 16821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.30% 77.62% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13692 13462 11525
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 238 312
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.75 £51.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 November 2014.

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 November 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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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 +30 8 £425 -15.00% 5
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 53 (57.61%) Business Continuity
2 40 (43.48%) Windows
2 40 (43.48%) Business Continuity Planning
3 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 32 (34.78%) Finance
5 30 (32.61%) Firewall
5 30 (32.61%) Cisco
6 29 (31.52%) ITIL
6 29 (31.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (25.00%) Banking
8 22 (23.91%) Active Directory
9 20 (21.74%) CheckPoint
10 19 (20.65%) VPN
10 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
10 19 (20.65%) LAN
11 18 (19.57%) Degree
12 17 (18.48%) SQL
13 16 (17.39%) SAN
14 15 (16.30%) Thin Client
14 15 (16.30%) Citrix
14 15 (16.30%) Wireless
14 15 (16.30%) Service Management
14 15 (16.30%) Fat Client
15 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
15 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
15 14 (15.22%) SharePoint
16 13 (14.13%) MS Office
16 13 (14.13%) ITSM
16 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (14.13%) Problem Management

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.22%) SharePoint
3 12 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (8.70%) Lync
4 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.17%) Apache
6 2 (2.17%) IIS
7 1 (1.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) MS Office
2 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.61%) Firewall
2 19 (20.65%) VPN
2 19 (20.65%) LAN
3 16 (17.39%) SAN
4 15 (16.30%) Wireless
5 12 (13.04%) DNS
5 12 (13.04%) WAN
6 11 (11.96%) DHCP
6 11 (11.96%) DSL
6 11 (11.96%) MPLS
6 11 (11.96%) BIG-IP
7 10 (10.87%) Network Security
8 8 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (8.70%) BGP
8 8 (8.70%) OSPF
8 8 (8.70%) SSL
9 7 (7.61%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (7.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (7.61%) WLAN
9 7 (7.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 32 (34.78%) Finance
2 23 (25.00%) Banking
3 13 (14.13%) Investment Banking
4 12 (13.04%) Front Office
5 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Advertising
6 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (29.35%) Analyst
2 11 (11.96%) Architect
3 10 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.78%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (7.61%) Business Manager
7 6 (6.52%) Business Continuity Manager
7 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Project Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Database Developer
9 4 (4.35%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) Middleware
2 1 (1.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Thin Client
1 15 (16.30%) Fat Client
2 12 (13.04%) Blackberry
3 9 (9.78%) Fixed Income
3 9 (9.78%) Clustering
4 8 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (7.61%) SWIFT
6 6 (6.52%) Derivative
7 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.35%) CESG
9 3 (3.26%) RMADS
10 2 (2.17%) PKI
10 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.09%) PMI
11 1 (1.09%) NHS
11 1 (1.09%) iPhone
11 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
11 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (43.48%) Windows
2 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 11 (11.96%) Linux
4 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.61%) UNIX
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (57.61%) Business Continuity
2 40 (43.48%) Business Continuity Planning
3 29 (31.52%) ITIL
3 29 (31.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (16.30%) Service Management
5 13 (14.13%) ITSM
5 13 (14.13%) Problem Management
6 11 (11.96%) Performance Management
7 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.78%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (9.78%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (9.78%) Asset Management
8 7 (7.61%) Capacity Management
8 7 (7.61%) Project Management
8 7 (7.61%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.61%) Security Architecture
9 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Migration
9 6 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (5.43%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) PL/SQL
3 9 (9.78%) Python
4 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.52%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.52%) C++
6 5 (5.43%) C#
6 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.43%) VB
6 5 (5.43%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) VBA
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) Java
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) CISSP
2 3 (3.26%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) CEH
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.17%) ISEB
3 2 (2.17%) CCIE
3 2 (2.17%) CCNP
3 2 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (1.09%) CCA
4 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.09%) PMP
4 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.96%) NLBS
4 8 (8.70%) XenApp
4 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (7.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (7.61%) Xen
6 2 (2.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) WSUS
2 7 (7.61%) SCOrch
3 5 (5.43%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (2.17%) Nessus
5 1 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 30 (32.61%) Cisco
3 20 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 15 (16.30%) Citrix
5 11 (11.96%) Oracle
6 10 (10.87%) Juniper
6 10 (10.87%) F5
7 8 (8.70%) VMware
8 7 (7.61%) Dell
8 7 (7.61%) Intel
9 5 (5.43%) Sybase
10 4 (4.35%) McAfee
11 3 (3.26%) HP
12 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.17%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.17%) Nortel
12 2 (2.17%) EMC
13 1 (1.09%) ParAccel
13 1 (1.09%) Ruckus Wireless
13 1 (1.09%) Red Hat