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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 582 581 550
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -31
Contract jobs citing BCP 70 92 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 57 65
Median daily rate £450 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £204 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+52.54% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £54.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +126.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £54.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year
- +126.17%

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
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -24 67 £450 +20.00% 14
London +10 48 £475 +15.15% 3
South West +21 7 £400 - 6
City of London +7 6 £488 +2.63% 1
South East -4 5 £375 +80.72% 3
Bristol -2 4 - -
Scotland +16 3 £450 - 1
North West +15 3 £550 -
Glasgow - 3 £450 - 1
Hampshire +13 2 £300 +3.44% 2
Oxfordshire -10 2 £450 -
Oxford -12 2 £450 -
Lancashire - 2 £538 -
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £208 +0.60%
East of England +5 1 £475 +171.42%
Milton Keynes +3 1 £208 +0.60%
West Midlands -32 1 £775 +93.75%
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £775 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Dorset - 1 £400 - 3
Somerset - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 £475 -
Bournemouth - 1 £400 - 3
Portsmouth - 1 £300 -
Fleetwood - 1 £550 -
Middlesbrough - 1 £325 -
Swindon - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 95 (66.43%) Business Continuity
2 84 (58.74%) Business Continuity Planning
3 61 (42.66%) Finance
4 44 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 43 (30.07%) ITIL
6 29 (20.28%) Linux
6 29 (20.28%) Microsoft
6 29 (20.28%) Project Management
6 29 (20.28%) Banking
7 25 (17.48%) VMware
7 25 (17.48%) Windows
8 23 (16.08%) Service Delivery
9 22 (15.38%) Problem Management
10 21 (14.69%) Data Centre
10 21 (14.69%) Incident Management
10 21 (14.69%) Oracle
11 18 (12.59%) Information Security
11 18 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (12.59%) Puppet
12 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
12 17 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (11.89%) Risk Management
12 17 (11.89%) Migration
12 17 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
13 16 (11.19%) SLA
13 16 (11.19%) Red Hat
13 16 (11.19%) Investment Banking
14 15 (10.49%) Security Management
14 15 (10.49%) Active Directory

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 (6.29%) Apache
2 8 (5.59%) IIS
2 8 (5.59%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.50%) JBoss
3 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.80%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.40%) Confluence
6 2 (1.40%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.40%) nginx
6 2 (1.40%) SAS
6 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.70%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.70%) SAP EP
Applications
1 12 (8.39%) MS Office
2 10 (6.99%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.20%) MS Project
3 6 (4.20%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.40%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.40%) Eagle PACE
2 2 (1.40%) LatentZero
2 2 (1.40%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.40%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.70%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.90%) Office 365
2 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.40%) IaaS
3 2 (1.40%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.40%) PaaS
3 2 (1.40%) Route 53
3 2 (1.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) WAN
2 11 (7.69%) Firewall
3 9 (6.29%) DNS
3 9 (6.29%) LAN
3 9 (6.29%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.90%) DHCP
5 6 (4.20%) BIG-IP
5 6 (4.20%) Internet
5 6 (4.20%) SAN
6 5 (3.50%) SSH
6 5 (3.50%) SSL
6 5 (3.50%) Unified Communications
6 5 (3.50%) VPN
7 4 (2.80%) Network Security
7 4 (2.80%) Skype
7 4 (2.80%) SMTP
8 3 (2.10%) DMZ
8 3 (2.10%) MPLS
9 1 (0.70%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.29%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.90%) Big Data
4 6 (4.20%) MySQL
5 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.40%) MS Access
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.10%) JIRA
2 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
General
1 61 (42.66%) Finance
2 29 (20.28%) Banking
3 16 (11.19%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.29%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.90%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.50%) Legal
6 5 (3.50%) Retail
7 4 (2.80%) Back Office
8 3 (2.10%) Publishing
9 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.70%) Advertising
10 1 (0.70%) French Language
10 1 (0.70%) German Language
10 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (14.69%) Analyst
2 18 (12.59%) Consultant
3 16 (11.19%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.49%) Security Manager
5 14 (9.79%) Security Consultant
6 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (5.59%) Administrator
7 8 (5.59%) Architect
7 8 (5.59%) IT Consultant
7 8 (5.59%) IT Manager
8 7 (4.90%) IT Security Consultant
8 7 (4.90%) IT Support
9 6 (4.20%) Business Continuity Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Business Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Information Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Security Project Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Unix Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) Business Continuity Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) Middleware
2 5 (3.50%) LAMP
3 4 (2.80%) SAML
3 4 (2.80%) WAP
4 2 (1.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.70%) .NET
5 1 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.70%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.70%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.70%) WCF
5 1 (0.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.29%) CESG
3 9 (6.29%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (5.59%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.50%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.40%) CCTV
9 2 (1.40%) Clustering
9 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.40%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.40%) NHS
9 2 (1.40%) PMI
10 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.70%) CMDB
10 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.70%) Equities
10 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.28%) Linux
2 25 (17.48%) Windows
3 12 (8.39%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.69%) Unix
5 9 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.90%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (4.90%) Solaris
6 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (66.43%) Business Continuity
2 84 (58.74%) Business Continuity Planning
3 44 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 43 (30.07%) ITIL
5 29 (20.28%) Project Management
6 23 (16.08%) Service Delivery
7 22 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 21 (14.69%) Incident Management
9 18 (12.59%) Information Security
10 17 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (11.89%) Migration
10 17 (11.89%) Risk Management
11 15 (10.49%) Security Management
12 14 (9.79%) DevOps
12 14 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (8.39%) Configuration Management
13 12 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (8.39%) ITIL V3
14 11 (7.69%) PRINCE2
15 10 (6.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.49%) SQL
2 9 (6.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.90%) Perl
3 7 (4.90%) Python
4 5 (3.50%) C#
5 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.10%) VBScript
6 2 (1.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) ABAP
7 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.70%) C
7 1 (0.70%) C++
7 1 (0.70%) Java
7 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.39%) CISSP
4 11 (7.69%) Degree
5 6 (4.20%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.80%) CCNA
6 4 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.10%) CISA
7 3 (2.10%) CISM
7 3 (2.10%) MCSE
7 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.40%) MCSA
8 2 (1.40%) PMP
8 2 (1.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.19%) SLA
2 12 (8.39%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (4.90%) ISO22301
5 6 (4.20%) QA
6 5 (3.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (3.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (2.80%) COBIT
8 3 (2.10%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.70%) BS25999
System Software
1 18 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.49%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.49%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.50%) Docker
4 3 (2.10%) vSphere
5 2 (1.40%) Squid
5 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (12.59%) Puppet
2 12 (8.39%) Ansible
3 9 (6.29%) SCCM
4 6 (4.20%) Nagios
5 5 (3.50%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.50%) SELinux
6 4 (2.80%) SCOM
7 3 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.40%) WSUS
9 1 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 29 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.48%) VMware
3 21 (14.69%) Oracle
4 16 (11.19%) Red Hat
5 12 (8.39%) Cisco
6 10 (6.99%) Citrix
6 10 (6.99%) SAP
7 8 (5.59%) HP
8 6 (4.20%) F5
8 6 (4.20%) IBM
9 5 (3.50%) Symantec
10 4 (2.80%) WorldPay
11 3 (2.10%) Fidessa
11 3 (2.10%) Mitel
12 2 (1.40%) Informatica
12 2 (1.40%) NetApp
12 2 (1.40%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.40%) Sybase
13 1 (0.70%) Etrali
13 1 (0.70%) Sony