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 1 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 529 491 544
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +53
Contract jobs citing BCP 73 92 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 22
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£406 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £443
% change year-on-year
- -9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £20.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £20.00 £62.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -51.51%

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
41933 39117 41115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.18% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26041 24038 23859
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1070 1463
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 1 September 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
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 1 September 2014.

BCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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 -26 69 £419 -1.47% 31
London -10 45 £430 +1.17% 12
City of London +21 16 £373 -17.22% 6
South East -16 12 £406 +1.56% 6
West Midlands -8 5 £425 -17.07% 2
Scotland -19 4 £350 +27.27% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £200 +110.52%
Milton Keynes -2 2 £200 +110.52%
Havant -4 2 £455 +13.75%
Edinburgh -11 2 £350 - 1
Hampshire -15 2 £455 -4.21% 1
Walsall - 2 £500 -
Surrey 0 1 £325 -10.95% 1
South West -42 1 £450 +16.88%
West Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 1
Worcester - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £388 - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 84 (49.41%) Business Continuity
2 74 (43.53%) Business Continuity Planning
3 54 (31.76%) Finance
4 50 (29.41%) Windows
5 47 (27.65%) ITIL
6 43 (25.29%) Cisco
6 43 (25.29%) Firewall
7 41 (24.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 35 (20.59%) Microsoft
9 34 (20.00%) Degree
10 31 (18.24%) Active Directory
11 29 (17.06%) Banking
12 28 (16.47%) SQL
13 25 (14.71%) UNIX
13 25 (14.71%) Project Management
14 24 (14.12%) Wireless
15 22 (12.94%) MS Exchange
15 22 (12.94%) VPN
16 21 (12.35%) MS Office
16 21 (12.35%) Investment Banking
16 21 (12.35%) Network Security
16 21 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (11.76%) MS Excel
17 20 (11.76%) Juniper
18 19 (11.18%) VMware
18 19 (11.18%) Citrix
18 19 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
19 18 (10.59%) F5
19 18 (10.59%) Security Architecture

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 22 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (4.71%) IIS
5 7 (4.12%) Lync
6 6 (3.53%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.35%) Apache
7 4 (2.35%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.76%) CICS
8 3 (1.76%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.76%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.59%) Drupal
10 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.59%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (12.35%) MS Office
2 20 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.76%) MS Project
5 1 (0.59%) SPSS
5 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.59%) BASE24
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.59%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.18%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (25.29%) Firewall
2 24 (14.12%) Wireless
3 22 (12.94%) VPN
4 21 (12.35%) Network Security
5 18 (10.59%) SSL
6 17 (10.00%) SAN
6 17 (10.00%) LAN
7 11 (6.47%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (5.88%) WAN
8 10 (5.88%) DNS
9 8 (4.71%) DHCP
10 7 (4.12%) MPLS
10 7 (4.12%) OSPF
10 7 (4.12%) BGP
10 7 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (3.53%) BIG-IP
11 6 (3.53%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (3.53%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.18%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.59%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.59%) QlikView
8 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.71%) JIRA
2 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.18%) Toad
3 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
General
1 54 (31.76%) Finance
2 29 (17.06%) Banking
3 21 (12.35%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.47%) Front Office
5 10 (5.88%) Advertising
6 8 (4.71%) Back Office
7 5 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (2.35%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.59%) Retail
9 1 (0.59%) Billing
9 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.59%) Marketing
9 1 (0.59%) French Language
9 1 (0.59%) German Language
9 1 (0.59%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.59%) Local Government
9 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (21.76%) Analyst
2 20 (11.76%) Architect
3 18 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 17 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 15 (8.82%) Project Engineer
6 14 (8.24%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (7.65%) Project Manager
8 12 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.47%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.88%) Business Analyst
11 9 (5.29%) IT Security Engineer
12 8 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (4.71%) Applications Support
12 8 (4.71%) DBA
12 8 (4.71%) Service Manager
13 7 (4.12%) Infrastructure Manager
13 7 (4.12%) Consultant
14 6 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (3.53%) Security Analyst
15 5 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.29%) Middleware
2 7 (4.12%) Web Services
3 5 (2.94%) J2EE
4 3 (1.76%) .NET
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.59%) LAMP
6 1 (0.59%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.59%) COM+
6 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.47%) Replication
2 11 (6.47%) Clustering
3 8 (4.71%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.53%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.53%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.94%) Economics
5 5 (2.94%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.35%) Derivative
7 3 (1.76%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.76%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.76%) CESG
7 3 (1.76%) RMADS
7 3 (1.76%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.18%) iPhone
8 2 (1.18%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.41%) Windows
2 25 (14.71%) UNIX
3 21 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.88%) Linux
5 10 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.35%) Solaris
8 3 (1.76%) AIX
8 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Android
9 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.59%) VME
10 1 (0.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (49.41%) Business Continuity
2 74 (43.53%) Business Continuity Planning
3 47 (27.65%) ITIL
4 41 (24.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (14.71%) Project Management
6 18 (10.59%) Service Management
6 18 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (10.59%) Security Architecture
7 14 (8.24%) Service Delivery
7 14 (8.24%) Information Security
8 13 (7.65%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (7.65%) Change Management
8 13 (7.65%) Asset Management
8 13 (7.65%) Time Management
9 12 (7.06%) Performance Management
9 12 (7.06%) Incident Management
10 11 (6.47%) Release Management
11 10 (5.88%) Problem Management
11 10 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.47%) SQL
2 8 (4.71%) Java
3 7 (4.12%) Perl
3 7 (4.12%) Korn
4 5 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.94%) VBA
5 4 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.76%) C++
6 3 (1.76%) Python
7 2 (1.18%) C
8 1 (0.59%) PHP
8 1 (0.59%) VC++
8 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (20.00%) Degree
2 8 (4.71%) CISSP
3 6 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.76%) CCA
4 3 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.76%) CISA
4 3 (1.76%) CISM
4 3 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.76%) CEH
5 2 (1.18%) CCNA
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) CRISC
6 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.59%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
6 1 (0.59%) MCSE
6 1 (0.59%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.47%) SLA
2 10 (5.88%) QA
3 9 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.94%) ISO 14001
4 5 (2.94%) BS25999
5 4 (2.35%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.18%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.59%) BS7799
8 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 31 (18.24%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.65%) XenApp
5 6 (3.53%) NLBS
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (2.35%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (2.35%) Xen
8 3 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.18%) vSphere
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) SCCM
2 6 (3.53%) SCOrch
3 5 (2.94%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.76%) WSUS
5 2 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.18%) Control-M
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.59%) Nessus
6 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (25.29%) Cisco
2 35 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.76%) Juniper
4 19 (11.18%) Citrix
4 19 (11.18%) VMware
5 18 (10.59%) F5
5 18 (10.59%) Oracle
6 14 (8.24%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.47%) Dell
8 9 (5.29%) Sybase
8 9 (5.29%) IBM
9 8 (4.71%) HP
10 7 (4.12%) Temenos
10 7 (4.12%) Ruckus Wireless
10 7 (4.12%) Blue Coat
10 7 (4.12%) Websense
11 6 (3.53%) jBASE
12 5 (2.94%) Veritas
13 3 (1.76%) Lotus
13 3 (1.76%) McAfee
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