The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 118 - 106
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BCP 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% - 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £488 £413
% change year-on-year
-32.05% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - £22.50
BCP
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2113 1728 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.87% 69.96% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 760
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.48 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

BCP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

BCP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

BCP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Edinburgh - - - - 1
BCP
UK

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (63.64%) Business Continuity
1 7 (63.64%) Business Continuity Planning
2 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
2 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) COBIT
2 6 (54.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (18.18%) CRISC
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (18.18%) Middleware
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) CISA
5 2 (18.18%) CISM
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) CISSP
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
6 1 (9.09%) Sage
6 1 (9.09%) Intranet
6 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Documentation Manager
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Risk Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (9.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Business Continuity
1 7 (63.64%) Business Continuity Planning
2 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
3 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CRISC
1 2 (18.18%) CISA
1 2 (18.18%) CISM
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (54.55%) COBIT
1 6 (54.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Avaya
2 1 (9.09%) Sage
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix