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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 579 530 509
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -21
Contract jobs citing BCP 44 63 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 37 37
Average daily rate £400 £430 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £328 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
41233 39767 38206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.35% 77.75% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26971 25392 23073
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1059 1170
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £51.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

BCP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BCP
Top 28 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 13 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 44 £400 -6.97% 13
London -9 23 £463 +7.55% 6
City of London +46 11 £550 +27.90% 2
South East +3 8 £248 -38.12%
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £248 -52.85%
West Midlands -17 4 £400 - 1
South West - 4 £390 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £390 -
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Swindon - 3 £390 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £248 -
Berkshire +12 2 - -
Hampshire +10 2 - -
East Midlands -5 2 £450 - 1
North West -9 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire +12 1 £450 -
Northampton +12 1 £450 -
Leeds -8 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -8 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 2
Manchester -15 1 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 75 (66.37%) Business Continuity
2 73 (64.60%) Business Continuity Planning
3 39 (34.51%) Windows
4 35 (30.97%) Project Management
5 32 (28.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (28.32%) Finance
6 30 (26.55%) Microsoft
7 25 (22.12%) Active Directory
8 22 (19.47%) ITIL
8 22 (19.47%) VMware
9 20 (17.70%) SQL
9 20 (17.70%) Linux
10 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
11 18 (15.93%) Change Management
12 17 (15.04%) Cisco
12 17 (15.04%) MS Visio
12 17 (15.04%) Migration
13 16 (14.16%) Service Delivery
13 16 (14.16%) MS PowerPoint
13 16 (14.16%) MS Excel
13 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (13.27%) SLA
14 15 (13.27%) Information Security
15 14 (12.39%) SAN
15 14 (12.39%) VPN
16 13 (11.50%) Service Management
16 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
16 13 (11.50%) Banking
17 12 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (10.62%) QA

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.19%) IIS
3 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.54%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.77%) Apache
4 2 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (15.04%) MS Visio
2 16 (14.16%) MS Excel
2 16 (14.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Relativity
2 1 (0.88%) Documaker
2 1 (0.88%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.88%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Office 365
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.39%) SAN
1 14 (12.39%) VPN
2 12 (10.62%) WAN
3 10 (8.85%) Firewall
3 10 (8.85%) LAN
4 9 (7.96%) SSL
5 8 (7.08%) Internet
5 8 (7.08%) Network Security
6 7 (6.19%) Software-Defined Networking
7 6 (5.31%) MPLS
8 5 (4.42%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (4.42%) IPsec
9 4 (3.54%) SNMP
9 4 (3.54%) VLAN
10 3 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.65%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.65%) SMTP
11 2 (1.77%) DHCP
11 2 (1.77%) NAS
11 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.19%) MS Access
3 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.54%) Big Data
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.88%) Power BI
7 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (28.32%) Finance
2 13 (11.50%) Banking
3 9 (7.96%) Advertising
4 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) International Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (27.43%) Analyst
2 15 (13.27%) Project Manager
3 14 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (11.50%) Business Analyst
5 12 (10.62%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 12 (10.62%) IT Manager
6 11 (9.73%) Architect
7 9 (7.96%) Administrator
7 9 (7.96%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (7.96%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) IT Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Business IT Analyst
10 6 (5.31%) Head of Security
10 6 (5.31%) IT Risk Analyst
10 6 (5.31%) IT Services Manager
10 6 (5.31%) Risk Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) IT Project Manager
11 5 (4.42%) Process Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) Web Services
2 2 (1.77%) JSF
2 2 (1.77%) Middleware
3 1 (0.88%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) AOM
3 1 (0.88%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.88%) JRules
3 1 (0.88%) LAMP
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.88%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.08%) CESG
2 8 (7.08%) CESG CLAS
3 5 (4.42%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.65%) PKI
6 2 (1.77%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.88%) iPhone
7 1 (0.88%) iSeries
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (34.51%) Windows
2 20 (17.70%) Linux
3 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.65%) Unix
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) AIX
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (66.37%) Business Continuity
2 73 (64.60%) Business Continuity Planning
3 35 (30.97%) Project Management
4 32 (28.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (19.47%) ITIL
6 18 (15.93%) Change Management
7 17 (15.04%) Migration
8 16 (14.16%) Service Delivery
9 15 (13.27%) Information Security
10 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
10 13 (11.50%) Service Management
11 12 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (8.85%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (8.85%) Risk Analysis
13 9 (7.96%) Data Modelling
13 9 (7.96%) Password Management
13 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (7.08%) CRM
14 8 (7.08%) PRINCE2
14 8 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.70%) SQL
2 3 (2.65%) C
3 2 (1.77%) PHP
3 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) CISSP
4 8 (7.08%) CLAS
5 7 (6.19%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (4.42%) Degree
7 4 (3.54%) CCNA
7 4 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.65%) CISM
8 3 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.77%) CISA
9 2 (1.77%) MCP
10 1 (0.88%) CRISC
10 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.27%) SLA
2 12 (10.62%) QA
3 9 (7.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (4.42%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.65%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.88%) BS25999
6 1 (0.88%) COBIT
6 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.65%) vCloud
4 3 (2.65%) vSphere
4 3 (2.65%) XenServer
5 2 (1.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.88%) NFS
6 1 (0.88%) NLBS
6 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) vRealize
2 5 (4.42%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.88%) Control-M
3 1 (0.88%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (0.88%) Nessus
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (26.55%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.47%) VMware
3 17 (15.04%) Cisco
4 11 (9.73%) Citrix
5 9 (7.96%) Cyber-Ark
5 9 (7.96%) Oracle
5 9 (7.96%) Red Hat
5 9 (7.96%) Splunk
6 5 (4.42%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.42%) Dell
6 5 (4.42%) EMC
6 5 (4.42%) IBM
6 5 (4.42%) Juniper
6 5 (4.42%) NetApp
7 4 (3.54%) F5
7 4 (3.54%) HP
7 4 (3.54%) SunGard
8 3 (2.65%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.65%) Avaya
8 3 (2.65%) CommVault
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