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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 513 492 555
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +63
Contract jobs citing BCP 91 95 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 51 21
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£365 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £23.88 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.37% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.08 £20.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £20.00 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+19.37% +6.66%

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
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 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
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 30 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 -24 82 £365 -14.11% 23
London +17 51 £365 -18.88% 12
South East -27 13 £300 -25.00% 3
City of London +32 12 £373 -14.85% 3
Scotland -7 7 £350 +75.00% 1
West Midlands -15 5 £430 -16.09% 3
Kent 0 4 £481 +20.31% 1
Surrey -2 4 £275 -24.65% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £190 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £190 -
East of England -16 3 £403 -15.26% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £388 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £403 - 1
Glasgow -11 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 - -
Walsall - 2 £500 -
Watford - 2 £255 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £255 - 1
South Wales - 2 £255 -
Birmingham -3 1 - - 1
South West -31 1 £450 +16.88% 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £300 - 1
Leeds - 1 £388 - 1
Worcester - 1 £300 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Woking - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 105 (56.15%) Business Continuity
2 91 (48.66%) Business Continuity Planning
3 65 (34.76%) Windows
4 58 (31.02%) Finance
5 53 (28.34%) ITIL
6 50 (26.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 50 (26.74%) Firewall
7 49 (26.20%) Microsoft
8 48 (25.67%) Cisco
9 38 (20.32%) Active Directory
10 33 (17.65%) Degree
11 29 (15.51%) Banking
12 28 (14.97%) Service Management
13 27 (14.44%) MS Exchange
14 25 (13.37%) VPN
14 25 (13.37%) Wireless
14 25 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (12.83%) MS Office
15 24 (12.83%) Citrix
16 23 (12.30%) Project Management
17 22 (11.76%) VMware
18 21 (11.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (11.23%) CheckPoint
18 21 (11.23%) LAN
18 21 (11.23%) SharePoint
18 21 (11.23%) Network Security
19 20 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (10.70%) Penetration Testing
19 20 (10.70%) F5
19 20 (10.70%) MS Excel

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 27 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.23%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.28%) Lync
5 8 (4.28%) Apache
6 4 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.14%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.60%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.60%) IIS
7 3 (1.60%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.53%) Drupal
9 1 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (12.83%) MS Office
2 20 (10.70%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.07%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.53%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) BASE24
2 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.53%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 50 (26.74%) Firewall
2 25 (13.37%) Wireless
2 25 (13.37%) VPN
3 21 (11.23%) LAN
3 21 (11.23%) Network Security
4 20 (10.70%) SAN
5 17 (9.09%) SSL
6 16 (8.56%) DNS
7 14 (7.49%) WAN
7 14 (7.49%) DHCP
8 11 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (5.35%) DSL
9 10 (5.35%) BIG-IP
9 10 (5.35%) MPLS
10 8 (4.28%) OSPF
10 8 (4.28%) BGP
10 8 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.74%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (3.74%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (3.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.14%) MySQL
3 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.53%) DTS
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.53%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) MS Access
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.53%) Toad
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 29 (15.51%) Banking
3 16 (8.56%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.88%) Front Office
5 9 (4.81%) Advertising
6 5 (2.67%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.67%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.60%) Legal
9 2 (1.07%) Marketing
10 1 (0.53%) French Language
10 1 (0.53%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.53%) Local Government
10 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (23.53%) Analyst
2 20 (10.70%) Architect
3 17 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 15 (8.02%) Project Engineer
4 15 (8.02%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.95%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.42%) Service Manager
7 10 (5.35%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.35%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.81%) IT Security Engineer
9 8 (4.28%) Consultant
9 8 (4.28%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.74%) Business Manager
11 6 (3.21%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (3.21%) Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.42%) Middleware
2 7 (3.74%) Web Services
3 4 (2.14%) .NET
4 2 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.53%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.53%) LAMP
5 1 (0.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.70%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.49%) Thin Client
2 14 (7.49%) Fat Client
2 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.42%) Blackberry
3 12 (6.42%) Clustering
4 8 (4.28%) Replication
5 7 (3.74%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.67%) Economics
6 5 (2.67%) Derivative
6 5 (2.67%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.14%) CESG
7 4 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.60%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.60%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.60%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.60%) RMADS
9 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.76%) Windows
2 25 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (11.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (9.09%) UNIX
5 14 (7.49%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.95%) Linux
7 12 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.07%) Solaris
8 2 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.07%) VME
8 2 (1.07%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) AIX
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (56.15%) Business Continuity
2 91 (48.66%) Business Continuity Planning
3 53 (28.34%) ITIL
4 50 (26.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (14.97%) Service Management
6 23 (12.30%) Project Management
7 20 (10.70%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (9.63%) Security Architecture
9 17 (9.09%) Problem Management
10 16 (8.56%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (8.56%) Asset Management
11 15 (8.02%) Information Security
12 13 (6.95%) ITSM
12 13 (6.95%) Service Delivery
12 13 (6.95%) Performance Management
12 13 (6.95%) Incident Management
13 12 (6.42%) Data Protection
13 12 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (5.88%) Change Management
15 10 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.16%) SQL
2 6 (3.21%) Shell Script
3 5 (2.67%) VBA
4 4 (2.14%) Perl
5 3 (1.60%) C++
5 3 (1.60%) Java
5 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.60%) Python
6 2 (1.07%) C
6 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.53%) VC++
7 1 (0.53%) Korn
7 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (17.65%) Degree
2 9 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.81%) CISSP
3 5 (2.67%) CISA
3 5 (2.67%) CISM
3 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.14%) CRISC
4 4 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.14%) CCNA
5 3 (1.60%) CCA
5 3 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.60%) CEH
6 2 (1.07%) ISEB
6 2 (1.07%) CCIE
6 2 (1.07%) CCNP
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.49%) SLA
2 11 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (5.35%) QA
4 6 (3.21%) BS25999
5 4 (2.14%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.14%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.07%) ISO 9000
6 2 (1.07%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.07%) COBIT
7 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 38 (20.32%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.16%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.02%) XenApp
5 10 (5.35%) NLBS
6 7 (3.74%) Xen
7 6 (3.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.14%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.60%) vSphere
10 2 (1.07%) vCloud
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.74%) SCCM
1 7 (3.74%) SCOrch
2 6 (3.21%) WSUS
3 4 (2.14%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (1.07%) Nessus
4 2 (1.07%) SCOM
4 2 (1.07%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.07%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.07%) Puppet
4 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.07%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.07%) EMC Navisphere
4 2 (1.07%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.07%) Control-M
5 1 (0.53%) Nagios
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (26.20%) Microsoft
2 48 (25.67%) Cisco
3 24 (12.83%) Citrix
4 22 (11.76%) VMware
5 21 (11.23%) CheckPoint
6 20 (10.70%) F5
6 20 (10.70%) Juniper
7 16 (8.56%) Oracle
8 11 (5.88%) HP
9 8 (4.28%) Sybase
9 8 (4.28%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.74%) Ruckus Wireless
10 7 (3.74%) McAfee
10 7 (3.74%) Websense
10 7 (3.74%) Dell
10 7 (3.74%) Intel
11 4 (2.14%) EMC
11 4 (2.14%) Veritas
12 3 (1.60%) Lotus
12 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
Worcestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £22 - £28 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wales
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago