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 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 252 243 225
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing BCP 23 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 7
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£208 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.92% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £213 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £96.25 - -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7697 6928 6483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.77% 74.51% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 3915 3571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 273 262
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.44 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

BCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 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
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £205 +2.50%
Surrey -5 4 £420 +29.23% 2
Berkshire - 4 - - 5
Hampshire +7 3 £295 -35.16%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 26 (83.87%) Business Continuity
1 26 (83.87%) Business Continuity Planning
2 14 (45.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (25.81%) Finance
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
3 8 (25.81%) BS25999
3 8 (25.81%) Business Continuity Management
4 7 (22.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
5 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) Replication
7 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
7 4 (12.90%) SQL
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
7 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
8 3 (9.68%) Database Mirroring
8 3 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
1 7 (22.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (6.45%) TACACS
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Systems Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
3 3 (9.68%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (9.68%) DBA
3 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
1 4 (12.90%) Replication
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Business Continuity
1 26 (83.87%) Business Continuity Planning
2 14 (45.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (25.81%) Business Continuity Management
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Patch Management
6 3 (9.68%) Cutover Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) BC Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) CISSP
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CISA
5 2 (6.45%) CISM
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) BS25999
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.45%) Nessus
3 1 (3.23%) Cacti
3 1 (3.23%) Icinga
3 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.23%) Tableau
4 1 (3.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) CommVault
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Reuters