The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 584 579 496
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -83
Contract jobs citing BCP 72 70 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 60
Median daily rate £500 £350 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -15.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £320 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £525 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-59.09% -

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
44683 43767 41024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.28% 77.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27730 25945
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1246 1211
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 70 £500 +42.85% 12
London -20 36 £475 +39.70% 6
South East -1 9 £350 -9.67% 1
East Midlands - 9 £588 - 2
City of London +37 8 £520 +54.07%
South West -3 8 £500 +17.64%
Dorset - 8 £500 -
Bournemouth - 8 £500 -
Surrey -6 6 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £590 - 1
Nottingham - 6 £590 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £170 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £170 -
North East - 5 £170 -
West Midlands -5 3 £550 +37.50%
Berkshire -9 2 £228 -41.29%
Leatherhead - 2 £319 -
Wokingham - 2 £228 -
Croydon - 2 £235 - 1
East of England +7 1 £550 +51.72%
Birmingham +5 1 £550 +57.14%
North West -3 1 - - 2
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £550 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £375 -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BCP.

1 81 (69.83%) Business Continuity
2 74 (63.79%) Business Continuity Planning
3 38 (32.76%) Finance
4 36 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (27.59%) ITIL
6 30 (25.86%) SLA
7 25 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (19.83%) Project Management
9 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
10 21 (18.10%) Linux
11 19 (16.38%) SQL
12 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
12 18 (15.52%) Windows
12 18 (15.52%) Risk Management
12 18 (15.52%) Problem Management
13 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
13 17 (14.66%) Oracle
13 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
14 16 (13.79%) Internet
14 16 (13.79%) Migration
14 16 (13.79%) Banking
15 15 (12.93%) Incident Management
15 15 (12.93%) Change Management
16 14 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (12.07%) Information Security
16 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
17 13 (11.21%) Degree
17 13 (11.21%) Service Delivery
17 13 (11.21%) Firewall
18 12 (10.34%) Red Hat

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.45%) IIS
4 3 (2.59%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.86%) Apache
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.86%) JBoss
6 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.03%) MS Office
3 6 (5.17%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Finacle
2 1 (0.86%) Documaker
2 1 (0.86%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Office 365
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) Internet
2 13 (11.21%) Firewall
3 6 (5.17%) VPN
4 5 (4.31%) BIG-IP
5 4 (3.45%) SAN
6 3 (2.59%) NAS
6 3 (2.59%) Skype
6 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.59%) WAN
7 2 (1.72%) DHCP
7 2 (1.72%) IPsec
7 2 (1.72%) LAN
7 2 (1.72%) Network Security
8 1 (0.86%) DNS
8 1 (0.86%) FTP
8 1 (0.86%) HTTP
8 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.86%) VoIP
8 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.03%) MS Access
2 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.86%) Big Data
4 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
General
1 38 (32.76%) Finance
2 16 (13.79%) Banking
3 9 (7.76%) Advertising
4 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.31%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.31%) Retail
6 3 (2.59%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.72%) Legal
7 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Front Office
8 1 (0.86%) International Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Analyst
2 21 (18.10%) Consultant
3 16 (13.79%) Security Consultant
4 11 (9.48%) Architect
5 9 (7.76%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) CLAS Architect
5 9 (7.76%) CLAS Consultant
5 9 (7.76%) IT Support
6 8 (6.90%) Applications Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) CLAS Security Consultant
6 8 (6.90%) IT Consultant
6 8 (6.90%) Security Architect
7 7 (6.03%) Administrator
7 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) IT Security Consultant
8 6 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Information Manager
9 5 (4.31%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (0.86%) .NET
2 1 (0.86%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (0.86%) J2EE
2 1 (0.86%) JRules
2 1 (0.86%) Middleware
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.86%) WCF
2 1 (0.86%) WebCenter
2 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.17%) CESG
5 5 (4.31%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.86%) CMDB
8 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.86%) iPhone
8 1 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.10%) Linux
2 18 (15.52%) Windows
3 12 (10.34%) Unix
4 6 (5.17%) Solaris
4 6 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.86%) AIX
7 1 (0.86%) Android
7 1 (0.86%) HPUX
7 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (69.83%) Business Continuity
2 74 (63.79%) Business Continuity Planning
3 36 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (27.59%) ITIL
5 25 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (19.83%) Project Management
7 18 (15.52%) Problem Management
7 18 (15.52%) Risk Management
8 16 (13.79%) Migration
9 15 (12.93%) Change Management
9 15 (12.93%) Incident Management
10 14 (12.07%) Information Security
10 14 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (11.21%) Service Delivery
12 11 (9.48%) ITIL V3
13 10 (8.62%) Data Security
14 9 (7.76%) Risk Analysis
15 8 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (6.90%) Scrum
15 8 (6.90%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.38%) SQL
2 7 (6.03%) Perl
2 7 (6.03%) Python
3 2 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.86%) C
4 1 (0.86%) C++
4 1 (0.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.21%) Degree
4 11 (9.48%) CLAS
5 5 (4.31%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (2.59%) CISSP
7 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.72%) MCP
8 1 (0.86%) CISM
8 1 (0.86%) CRISC
8 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.86%) HND
8 1 (0.86%) ISEB
8 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.86%) MBA
8 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (25.86%) SLA
2 12 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (8.62%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (4.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (4.31%) ISO22301
5 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.72%) QA
6 1 (0.86%) BS25999
6 1 (0.86%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.86%) NFS
3 1 (0.86%) Samba
3 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) Puppet
2 6 (5.17%) Nagios
3 2 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.86%) Ansible
4 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.86%) Control-M
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.86%) vRealize
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.66%) Oracle
3 12 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.62%) Citrix
4 10 (8.62%) SAP
5 9 (7.76%) Splunk
5 9 (7.76%) VMware
6 7 (6.03%) Cyber-Ark
6 7 (6.03%) F5
7 6 (5.17%) HP
7 6 (5.17%) Mitel
8 5 (4.31%) Bloomberg
8 5 (4.31%) Reuters
9 4 (3.45%) Cisco
10 3 (2.59%) Sybase
11 2 (1.72%) IBM
11 2 (1.72%) Intel Security
11 2 (1.72%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.86%) Etrali
12 1 (0.86%) NICE Systems
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