The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 525 490 548
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +58
Contract jobs citing BCP 70 88 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £236 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £435
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -70.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £67.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -70.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BCP
Daily Rate Trend

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

BCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BCP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

BCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BCP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BCP within the UK.

BCP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BCP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England -37 66 £413 -2.94% 20
London +5 43 £430 +1.17% 7
City of London +33 15 £313 -30.55% 2
South East -7 12 £400 -5.88% 4
West Midlands -16 6 £425 -17.07% 1
Scotland -12 4 £350 +27.27% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £200 +110.52%
Milton Keynes +6 2 £200 +110.52%
Havant -3 2 £455 +13.75%
Hampshire -10 2 £455 -4.21%
Edinburgh -15 2 £350 -
Walsall - 2 £500 -
Surrey +3 1 £325 -27.77% 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £388 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 81 (47.93%) Business Continuity
2 73 (43.20%) Business Continuity Planning
3 53 (31.36%) Finance
4 47 (27.81%) Windows
5 46 (27.22%) ITIL
6 45 (26.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 44 (26.04%) Firewall
7 44 (26.04%) Cisco
8 36 (21.30%) Microsoft
9 32 (18.93%) Active Directory
10 31 (18.34%) Degree
11 30 (17.75%) SQL
12 29 (17.16%) Banking
13 28 (16.57%) Project Management
14 25 (14.79%) UNIX
15 24 (14.20%) MS Exchange
15 24 (14.20%) Wireless
16 22 (13.02%) MS Office
17 21 (12.43%) Service Management
17 21 (12.43%) Investment Banking
17 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (11.83%) Network Security
18 20 (11.83%) Oracle
18 20 (11.83%) VPN
18 20 (11.83%) MS Excel
18 20 (11.83%) Citrix
18 20 (11.83%) Juniper
19 19 (11.24%) LAN
19 19 (11.24%) VMware
19 19 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (14.20%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (4.14%) IIS
5 6 (3.55%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.55%) Lync
6 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.37%) Apache
6 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.37%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.78%) CICS
7 3 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.78%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.59%) CMS
9 1 (0.59%) Drupal
9 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
Applications
1 22 (13.02%) MS Office
2 20 (11.83%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.59%) BASE24
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.59%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) IBM SmartCloud
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (26.04%) Firewall
2 24 (14.20%) Wireless
3 20 (11.83%) Network Security
3 20 (11.83%) VPN
4 19 (11.24%) LAN
5 18 (10.65%) SSL
6 17 (10.06%) SAN
7 13 (7.69%) WAN
8 12 (7.10%) DNS
9 11 (6.51%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (5.33%) DHCP
11 8 (4.73%) MPLS
11 8 (4.73%) OSPF
12 7 (4.14%) BGP
12 7 (4.14%) DSL
12 7 (4.14%) IPsec
12 7 (4.14%) BIG-IP
12 7 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (3.55%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (3.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.78%) SQLPlus
7 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.59%) MySQL
9 1 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (4.73%) JIRA
2 3 (1.78%) Toad
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (31.36%) Finance
2 29 (17.16%) Banking
3 21 (12.43%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.51%) Front Office
5 10 (5.92%) Advertising
6 8 (4.73%) Back Office
7 5 (2.96%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (2.37%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.59%) Retail
9 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.59%) Local Government
9 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Billing
9 1 (0.59%) French Language
9 1 (0.59%) German Language
9 1 (0.59%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 37 (21.89%) Analyst
2 21 (12.43%) Architect
3 17 (10.06%) Security Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) Project Manager
5 15 (8.88%) Project Engineer
6 14 (8.28%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.92%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.92%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.33%) DBA
9 9 (5.33%) IT Security Engineer
10 8 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.73%) Service Manager
11 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (4.14%) Consultant
12 6 (3.55%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.96%) Security Analyst
13 5 (2.96%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) Middleware
1 7 (4.14%) Web Services
2 5 (2.96%) J2EE
3 3 (1.78%) .NET
4 2 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.59%) COM+
5 1 (0.59%) XML
5 1 (0.59%) LAMP
5 1 (0.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.69%) Replication
3 11 (6.51%) Blackberry
3 11 (6.51%) Clustering
4 5 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.96%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.96%) Derivative
4 5 (2.96%) Economics
4 5 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.37%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.37%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.78%) CESG
6 3 (1.78%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.78%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.78%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.78%) iPhone
6 3 (1.78%) RMADS
7 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.59%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.81%) Windows
2 25 (14.79%) UNIX
3 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.92%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.33%) Linux
6 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.37%) Solaris
7 4 (2.37%) AIX
8 3 (1.78%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.78%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.78%) Android
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (47.93%) Business Continuity
2 73 (43.20%) Business Continuity Planning
3 46 (27.22%) ITIL
4 45 (26.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (16.57%) Project Management
6 21 (12.43%) Service Management
7 18 (10.65%) Security Architecture
8 17 (10.06%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (8.88%) Change Management
10 14 (8.28%) Asset Management
10 14 (8.28%) Service Delivery
11 13 (7.69%) Information Security
11 13 (7.69%) Time Management
11 13 (7.69%) Performance Management
12 12 (7.10%) Release Management
12 12 (7.10%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (6.51%) Migration
14 10 (5.92%) Problem Management
14 10 (5.92%) Incident Management
14 10 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.75%) SQL
2 8 (4.73%) Korn
2 8 (4.73%) Java
2 8 (4.73%) Perl
3 6 (3.55%) PL/SQL
3 6 (3.55%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.96%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.96%) VBA
4 5 (2.96%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.78%) C++
5 3 (1.78%) Python
6 2 (1.18%) C
7 1 (0.59%) PHP
7 1 (0.59%) VC++
7 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (18.34%) Degree
2 7 (4.14%) CISSP
2 7 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.78%) CCA
4 3 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.78%) CEH
4 3 (1.78%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) CISA
5 2 (1.18%) CISM
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.59%) CCIE
6 1 (0.59%) CCNP
6 1 (0.59%) CCNA
6 1 (0.59%) CCDP
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
6 1 (0.59%) MCSE
6 1 (0.59%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.92%) QA
1 10 (5.92%) SLA
2 8 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.96%) ISO 14001
3 5 (2.96%) BS25999
4 3 (1.78%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.18%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.59%) BS7799
6 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.88%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.69%) XenApp
5 7 (4.14%) NLBS
6 6 (3.55%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (2.96%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (2.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (2.37%) Xen
8 4 (2.37%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.18%) vSphere
11 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.73%) SCCM
2 6 (3.55%) Data Guard
2 6 (3.55%) SCOrch
3 4 (2.37%) WSUS
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.18%) Control-M
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (26.04%) Cisco
2 36 (21.30%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.83%) Oracle
3 20 (11.83%) Citrix
3 20 (11.83%) Juniper
4 19 (11.24%) VMware
5 18 (10.65%) F5
6 14 (8.28%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.51%) Dell
8 9 (5.33%) IBM
8 9 (5.33%) Sybase
9 7 (4.14%) Websense
9 7 (4.14%) HP
9 7 (4.14%) Temenos
9 7 (4.14%) Ruckus Wireless
9 7 (4.14%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.55%) jBASE
11 5 (2.96%) Veritas
12 4 (2.37%) McAfee
13 3 (1.78%) Lotus
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