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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 519 496 462
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -34
Contract jobs citing BCP 64 57 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 45
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £735 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 -19 56 £415 -1.19% 31
London -4 27 £445 +3.48% 13
South East +11 17 £375 -6.25% 7
City of London +19 12 £438 -14.21% 5
Hampshire -15 7 £388 -
Scotland - 7 £488 - 1
Surrey 0 5 £356 -10.93% 4
West Midlands - 5 - -
Birmingham - 4 - -
Kent - 3 £330 -
Leeds - 2 £313 -
Edinburgh - 2 £500 -
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 2
Berkshire +3 1 £400 -
Manchester -7 1 £260 -9.56% 3
North West -15 1 £260 -9.56% 3
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £525 - 3
Maidstone - 1 £330 -
Leicester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (59.15%) Business Continuity
2 83 (50.61%) Business Continuity Planning
3 61 (37.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 57 (34.76%) ITIL
5 54 (32.93%) Windows
6 47 (28.66%) Microsoft
7 46 (28.05%) Finance
8 32 (19.51%) Cisco
9 28 (17.07%) Active Directory
9 28 (17.07%) SQL Server
10 27 (16.46%) SQL
11 26 (15.85%) Banking
12 25 (15.24%) Firewall
12 25 (15.24%) Service Management
12 25 (15.24%) LAN
12 25 (15.24%) Degree
13 23 (14.02%) Oracle
13 23 (14.02%) VMware
14 22 (13.41%) WAN
15 20 (12.20%) Linux
15 20 (12.20%) Management Information System
16 19 (11.59%) CheckPoint
16 19 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (10.98%) Citrix
17 18 (10.98%) MS Exchange
17 18 (10.98%) Risk Assessment
18 17 (10.37%) Service Delivery
18 17 (10.37%) MS Office
18 17 (10.37%) SAN
18 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (4.88%) Apache
5 6 (3.66%) JBoss
6 5 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.44%) Lync
7 4 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.44%) IIS
7 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.22%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (10.37%) MS Office
2 12 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.83%) MS Project
5 2 (1.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.61%) Changepoint
1 1 (0.61%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (0.61%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.24%) Firewall
1 25 (15.24%) LAN
2 22 (13.41%) WAN
3 17 (10.37%) SAN
4 16 (9.76%) DNS
5 15 (9.15%) VPN
6 13 (7.93%) DHCP
7 12 (7.32%) MPLS
8 10 (6.10%) BIG-IP
8 10 (6.10%) DSL
8 10 (6.10%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.27%) SSL
9 7 (4.27%) Wireless
10 6 (3.66%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.66%) Network Security
11 5 (3.05%) BGP
11 5 (3.05%) OSPF
11 5 (3.05%) IPsec
11 5 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.83%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.83%) MySQL
6 3 (1.83%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.61%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Toad
1 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.61%) AdminStudio
General
1 46 (28.05%) Finance
2 26 (15.85%) Banking
3 12 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.71%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.49%) Front Office
6 7 (4.27%) Legal
7 4 (2.44%) Marketing
7 4 (2.44%) Retail
7 4 (2.44%) Advertising
8 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.61%) Electronics
10 1 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (23.17%) Analyst
2 11 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (6.71%) Support Analyst
3 10 (6.10%) Developer
3 10 (6.10%) Consultant
3 10 (6.10%) Applications Support
4 9 (5.49%) Business Analyst
4 9 (5.49%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.27%) Database Developer
7 6 (3.66%) Business Manager
7 6 (3.66%) SQL Developer
7 6 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (3.66%) Business Consultant
7 6 (3.66%) Service Manager
7 6 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.05%) Business Continuity Manager
8 5 (3.05%) SQL Database Developer
8 5 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.05%) Middleware
2 4 (2.44%) Web Services
3 3 (1.83%) .NET
4 2 (1.22%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.76%) Thin Client
2 16 (9.76%) Fat Client
3 12 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.32%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.88%) Fixed Income
5 7 (4.27%) Derivative
5 7 (4.27%) SWIFT
6 6 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.44%) Clustering
7 4 (2.44%) IVR
7 4 (2.44%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.83%) Replication
8 3 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.83%) PKI
9 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.22%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.22%) iSeries
9 2 (1.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.93%) Windows
2 20 (12.20%) Linux
3 19 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (7.32%) Windows 7
5 12 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.32%) UNIX
6 6 (3.66%) Solaris
7 3 (1.83%) AIX
8 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.22%) VME
8 2 (1.22%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (59.15%) Business Continuity
2 83 (50.61%) Business Continuity Planning
3 61 (37.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 57 (34.76%) ITIL
5 25 (15.24%) Service Management
6 18 (10.98%) Risk Assessment
7 17 (10.37%) Service Delivery
8 16 (9.76%) Incident Management
9 15 (9.15%) Problem Management
9 15 (9.15%) Migration
10 13 (7.93%) Project Management
10 13 (7.93%) Information Security
10 13 (7.93%) Performance Management
11 12 (7.32%) Capacity Management
11 12 (7.32%) ITSM
12 11 (6.71%) Risk Management
12 11 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (6.10%) Data Protection
14 9 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (4.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.46%) SQL
2 13 (7.93%) PL/SQL
3 12 (7.32%) T-SQL
3 12 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 8 (4.88%) Python
5 7 (4.27%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.05%) VB
6 5 (3.05%) C#
6 5 (3.05%) C++
6 5 (3.05%) Ruby
7 3 (1.83%) Perl
7 3 (1.83%) Korn
8 2 (1.22%) Java
9 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (15.24%) Degree
2 10 (6.10%) CCNA
2 10 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.66%) CISSP
5 5 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.44%) CRISC
6 4 (2.44%) CISA
6 4 (2.44%) CISM
6 4 (2.44%) HND
6 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.44%) CCNP
6 4 (2.44%) ISEB
7 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.83%) MCSE
8 2 (1.22%) VCAP
8 2 (1.22%) VCP5
8 2 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.22%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.54%) SLA
2 11 (6.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (3.66%) COBIT
5 5 (3.05%) QA
6 4 (2.44%) BS7799
7 2 (1.22%) BS25999
7 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 28 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.71%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.10%) NLBS
5 9 (5.49%) XenApp
6 7 (4.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (4.27%) Xen
7 5 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (3.05%) vSphere
8 4 (2.44%) vCloud
9 3 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.22%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.22%) NFS
10 2 (1.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.71%) WSUS
2 6 (3.66%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.05%) SCOM
3 5 (3.05%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.44%) Puppet
4 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (2.44%) HP UCMDB
4 4 (2.44%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.44%) EMC Navisphere
5 3 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.83%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.83%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.22%) SCCM
6 2 (1.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 47 (28.66%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.51%) Cisco
3 23 (14.02%) Oracle
3 23 (14.02%) VMware
4 19 (11.59%) CheckPoint
5 18 (10.98%) Citrix
6 8 (4.88%) EMC
7 7 (4.27%) Intel
7 7 (4.27%) HP
7 7 (4.27%) McAfee
8 6 (3.66%) Sybase
8 6 (3.66%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.05%) Juniper
9 5 (3.05%) F5
10 4 (2.44%) SAP
10 4 (2.44%) Symantec
10 4 (2.44%) NetApp
11 3 (1.83%) Dell
11 3 (1.83%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.22%) 3PAR
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