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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 237 212 246
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +34
Contract jobs citing BCP 11 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.23% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.32% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £443
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -51.51%
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
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £200 +110.52%
Hampshire -17 2 £455 -4.21% 1
Surrey -2 1 £325 -10.95% 1
Berkshire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Business Continuity
4 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) ITIL
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) XenApp
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) SLA
6 5 (20.83%) Advertising
7 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 4 (16.67%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 4 (16.67%) Clustering
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (16.67%) Replication
7 4 (16.67%) SCCM
7 4 (16.67%) BS25999
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) Asset Management

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) SQLPlus
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.17%) DTS
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Toad
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (20.83%) Advertising
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) DBA
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Server Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Service Continuity Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Infrastructure
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Server Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Project Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Replication
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Economics
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Business Continuity Planning
2 9 (37.50%) Business Continuity
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) UML
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.17%) High Availability
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CRISC
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CISA
3 1 (4.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 4 (16.67%) BS25999
3 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) XenApp
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Citrix
1 7 (29.17%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Lotus
4 2 (8.33%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint