The first table below looks at the demand for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 61 - 44
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BCP 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.46% - 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £381 £351
% change year-on-year
-3.60% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
486 213 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.31% 70.30% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 81 141
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.11 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £18.90 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BCP
England

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

BCP
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

BCP Daily Rate Trend in the North East

BCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

BCP Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) Xen
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) CCA
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) ISO 14001
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCA
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Xen
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix