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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 512 506 482
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing BCP 80 64 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 43
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£365 £444 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% +12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £488 £413
% change year-on-year
-28.20% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -21 71 £375 -15.49% 24
London +12 38 £438 +3.85% 7
South East -16 20 £350 -22.22% 9
City of London +8 8 £450 -11.76% 2
Hampshire - 8 £350 -
Scotland - 6 £350 - 1
Surrey 0 5 £370 -7.50% 2
West Midlands -3 4 - - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £313 - 1
Farnborough - 3 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 - 1
Berkshire -4 2 £313 - 2
Leeds - 2 £313 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Kent - 2 £398 - 1
Wales - 2 £255 - 1
South Wales - 2 £255 -
Hertfordshire +8 1 £255 -
North West -10 1 £260 - 1
Manchester -12 1 £260 -
East of England -17 1 £255 -66.00% 4
South West -31 1 £350 -20.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £300 -
Havant - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £400 - 2
Maidstone - 1 £330 - 1
Watford - 1 £255 -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 97 (58.43%) Business Continuity
2 80 (48.19%) Business Continuity Planning
3 60 (36.14%) Windows
4 54 (32.53%) ITIL
5 51 (30.72%) Microsoft
5 51 (30.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 51 (30.72%) Finance
6 39 (23.49%) Cisco
7 35 (21.08%) Active Directory
8 33 (19.88%) Firewall
9 28 (16.87%) LAN
9 28 (16.87%) SQL
9 28 (16.87%) SQL Server
10 25 (15.06%) Banking
11 23 (13.86%) MS Exchange
11 23 (13.86%) CheckPoint
11 23 (13.86%) Degree
12 22 (13.25%) SharePoint
12 22 (13.25%) Oracle
13 21 (12.65%) WAN
13 21 (12.65%) VPN
13 21 (12.65%) Service Management
13 21 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (12.05%) SAN
15 19 (11.45%) Citrix
15 19 (11.45%) DNS
15 19 (11.45%) VMware
15 19 (11.45%) Risk Assessment
16 18 (10.84%) MS Office
17 17 (10.24%) Project Management

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.25%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (5.42%) Apache
4 9 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.82%) Lync
6 5 (3.01%) JBoss
7 4 (2.41%) IIS
7 4 (2.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.81%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (10.84%) MS Office
2 16 (9.64%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.61%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.81%) MS Project
5 2 (1.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.60%) Changepoint
1 1 (0.60%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.60%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.88%) Firewall
2 28 (16.87%) LAN
3 21 (12.65%) WAN
3 21 (12.65%) VPN
4 20 (12.05%) SAN
5 19 (11.45%) DNS
6 16 (9.64%) DHCP
7 13 (7.83%) Wireless
8 12 (7.23%) MPLS
9 10 (6.02%) OSPF
9 10 (6.02%) BGP
9 10 (6.02%) DSL
9 10 (6.02%) BIG-IP
9 10 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (5.42%) IPsec
11 8 (4.82%) TCP/IP
11 8 (4.82%) SSL
11 8 (4.82%) Network Security
12 7 (4.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (4.22%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.81%) MySQL
5 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.81%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.81%) SQLPlus
5 3 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Toad
1 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.60%) AdminStudio
General
1 51 (30.72%) Finance
2 25 (15.06%) Banking
3 11 (6.63%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.42%) Front Office
6 7 (4.22%) Legal
7 6 (3.61%) Advertising
8 5 (3.01%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.81%) Marketing
9 3 (1.81%) Retail
10 2 (1.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.60%) Electronics
11 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (19.28%) Analyst
2 12 (7.23%) Architect
3 11 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (6.02%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.42%) Consultant
5 9 (5.42%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (4.82%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (4.82%) Applications Support
6 8 (4.82%) Developer
6 8 (4.82%) Business Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Service Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Database Developer
8 6 (3.61%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (3.61%) Business Continuity Manager
8 6 (3.61%) Security Officer
9 5 (3.01%) Information Security Officer
9 5 (3.01%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.42%) Middleware
2 7 (4.22%) Web Services
3 3 (1.81%) .NET
4 2 (1.20%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.60%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.64%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.04%) Thin Client
2 15 (9.04%) Fat Client
3 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.63%) Blackberry
5 9 (5.42%) Fixed Income
5 9 (5.42%) Clustering
6 7 (4.22%) Derivative
6 7 (4.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (4.22%) SWIFT
7 5 (3.01%) Replication
8 4 (2.41%) CLARiiON
8 4 (2.41%) IVR
8 4 (2.41%) CESG
8 4 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.81%) RMADS
9 3 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (1.20%) PKI
10 2 (1.20%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 60 (36.14%) Windows
2 21 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (9.64%) Linux
3 16 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (7.83%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.02%) UNIX
6 4 (2.41%) Solaris
7 3 (1.81%) AIX
8 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.20%) VME
9 1 (0.60%) Android
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (58.43%) Business Continuity
2 80 (48.19%) Business Continuity Planning
3 54 (32.53%) ITIL
4 51 (30.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (12.65%) Service Management
6 19 (11.45%) Risk Assessment
7 17 (10.24%) Information Security
7 17 (10.24%) Project Management
8 14 (8.43%) Problem Management
8 14 (8.43%) Data Protection
9 13 (7.83%) Risk Management
9 13 (7.83%) ITSM
10 11 (6.63%) Asset Management
10 11 (6.63%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (6.63%) Capacity Management
11 10 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.02%) Performance Management
11 10 (6.02%) Migration
11 10 (6.02%) Service Delivery
12 9 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.87%) SQL
2 13 (7.83%) PL/SQL
3 12 (7.23%) Shell Script
4 11 (6.63%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.82%) Python
5 8 (4.82%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.61%) C++
7 5 (3.01%) C#
7 5 (3.01%) Ruby
7 5 (3.01%) VB
8 3 (1.81%) Korn
8 3 (1.81%) Perl
9 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.60%) VBScript
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Degree
2 10 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.02%) CCNA
2 10 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.22%) CISSP
4 6 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.41%) CRISC
6 4 (2.41%) CISA
6 4 (2.41%) CISM
6 4 (2.41%) CCNP
6 4 (2.41%) ISEB
6 4 (2.41%) HND
7 3 (1.81%) MCSE
7 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.81%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.20%) VCAP
8 2 (1.20%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.42%) SLA
3 7 (4.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (3.61%) COBIT
4 6 (3.61%) QA
5 4 (2.41%) BS7799
6 3 (1.81%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.20%) ISO 14001
7 2 (1.20%) BS25999
8 1 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (21.08%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.24%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.63%) XenApp
3 11 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.02%) NLBS
5 7 (4.22%) Xen
5 7 (4.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (3.01%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (3.01%) vSphere
7 4 (2.41%) vCloud
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.20%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) WSUS
2 7 (4.22%) SCOrch
3 5 (3.01%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (3.01%) SCOM
4 4 (2.41%) EMC Navisphere
4 4 (2.41%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.41%) SCCM
4 4 (2.41%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.41%) Puppet
4 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (2.41%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.81%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.20%) Nessus
7 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 51 (30.72%) Microsoft
2 39 (23.49%) Cisco
3 23 (13.86%) CheckPoint
4 22 (13.25%) Oracle
5 19 (11.45%) Citrix
5 19 (11.45%) VMware
6 8 (4.82%) McAfee
6 8 (4.82%) F5
6 8 (4.82%) Juniper
6 8 (4.82%) HP
7 7 (4.22%) Dell
7 7 (4.22%) Intel
8 6 (3.61%) EMC
9 5 (3.01%) Sybase
9 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.41%) Symantec
10 4 (2.41%) NetApp
11 2 (1.20%) Veritas
11 2 (1.20%) Lotus
11 2 (1.20%) Nortel
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Artemis IT Recruitment
Rate: Up tp £375 pd
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago