The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 230 202 255
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +53
Contract jobs citing BCP 13 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.33% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.47% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
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£300 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+19.37% +6.66%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6684 6212 7076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.85% 71.33% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3468 3352
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 248 325
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.38 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

BCP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

BCP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

BCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

BCP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

BCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

BCP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

BCP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Kent 0 4 £481 +20.31%
Surrey -2 4 £275 -24.65% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £190 -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 16 (53.33%) Business Continuity
1 16 (53.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (30.00%) ITIL
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (26.67%) VMware
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) Citrix
6 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
7 6 (20.00%) Advertising
7 6 (20.00%) XenApp
8 5 (16.67%) BS25999
8 5 (16.67%) SLA
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
9 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 4 (13.33%) Service Management
9 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) SCCM
9 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
9 4 (13.33%) Clustering
10 3 (10.00%) Asset Management

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) SQLPlus
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.33%) DTS
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.33%) Toad
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Advertising
3 3 (10.00%) Legal
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Server Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) DBA
3 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Chief Information Officer
4 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.33%) Project Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (13.33%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Business Continuity
1 16 (53.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 9 (30.00%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.33%) Service Management
4 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.00%) Data Security
4 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) Change Control
5 2 (6.67%) Line Management
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Korn
3 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) CRISC
2 2 (6.67%) CCNA
2 2 (6.67%) CISA
2 2 (6.67%) CISM
2 2 (6.67%) CISSP
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) BS25999
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (20.00%) XenApp
4 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.33%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) VMware
2 7 (23.33%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Lotus
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.67%) Veritas
6 1 (3.33%) HP