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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 533 489 522
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +33
Contract jobs citing BCP 96 92 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 48 26
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£350 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £345 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £420 £500
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 - £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 - £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £18.75

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -25 87 £365 -14.11% 26
London +21 54 £383 -10.00% 13
South East -28 15 £275 -31.25% 4
City of London +27 11 £400 - 2
Scotland -1 7 £350 +75.00%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £245 -
Surrey -5 4 £275 -24.65% 3
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Sheffield - 4 - -
West Midlands -15 3 £365 - 3
Hertfordshire -23 3 £403 -
East of England -24 3 £403 -15.26%
Edinburgh - 3 £350 -
Kent -1 2 £500 +25.00%
Glasgow -11 2 - -
Hampshire -29 2 £300 -29.41% 1
South West -34 2 £400 -10.61% 2
Wales - 2 £255 -
South Wales - 2 £255 -
Worcestershire - 2 £300 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £300 -
Watford - 2 £255 -
Berkshire +3 1 £225 -
Worcester - 1 £300 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
Bath - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 £350 -
North West - - - - 3
Middlesex - - - -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 101 (55.80%) Business Continuity
2 85 (46.96%) Business Continuity Planning
3 64 (35.36%) Windows
4 55 (30.39%) ITIL
5 54 (29.83%) Finance
6 49 (27.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 49 (27.07%) Cisco
6 49 (27.07%) Microsoft
7 46 (25.41%) Firewall
8 37 (20.44%) Active Directory
9 34 (18.78%) Banking
10 27 (14.92%) Service Management
11 26 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (13.81%) MS Exchange
13 24 (13.26%) VPN
13 24 (13.26%) SQL
13 24 (13.26%) Degree
14 23 (12.71%) LAN
14 23 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (12.71%) Wireless
15 22 (12.15%) VMware
15 22 (12.15%) Citrix
15 22 (12.15%) CheckPoint
15 22 (12.15%) SQL Server
16 21 (11.60%) Oracle
17 20 (11.05%) SharePoint
18 19 (10.50%) DNS
18 19 (10.50%) MS Office
18 19 (10.50%) SAN
18 19 (10.50%) Investment Banking

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 25 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.05%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (6.08%) Apache
5 10 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.42%) Lync
7 4 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.21%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.21%) IIS
7 4 (2.21%) JBoss
8 3 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.55%) CMS
10 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (10.50%) MS Office
2 15 (8.29%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.42%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.55%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.55%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.55%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.41%) Firewall
2 24 (13.26%) VPN
3 23 (12.71%) LAN
3 23 (12.71%) Wireless
4 19 (10.50%) Network Security
4 19 (10.50%) DNS
4 19 (10.50%) SAN
5 17 (9.39%) DHCP
6 16 (8.84%) WAN
7 15 (8.29%) SSL
8 11 (6.08%) MPLS
8 11 (6.08%) DSL
8 11 (6.08%) BIG-IP
8 11 (6.08%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (4.42%) OSPF
9 8 (4.42%) BGP
10 7 (3.87%) WLAN
10 7 (3.87%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (3.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.21%) MySQL
3 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) DTS
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.55%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.55%) Toad
1 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 54 (29.83%) Finance
2 34 (18.78%) Banking
3 19 (10.50%) Investment Banking
4 14 (7.73%) Front Office
5 7 (3.87%) Advertising
6 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.76%) Legal
7 5 (2.76%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.21%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.10%) Marketing
10 1 (0.55%) French Language
10 1 (0.55%) German Language
10 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (21.55%) Analyst
2 17 (9.39%) Architect
3 14 (7.73%) Security Engineer
4 13 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.18%) Project Engineer
5 11 (6.08%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (6.08%) Support Analyst
6 10 (5.52%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.52%) Service Manager
7 9 (4.97%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Applications Support
8 8 (4.42%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.42%) Business Manager
8 8 (4.42%) IT Security Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Security Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Consultant
10 6 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.08%) Middleware
2 7 (3.87%) Web Services
3 2 (1.10%) .NET
3 2 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.55%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.55%) LAMP
4 1 (0.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.29%) Thin Client
1 15 (8.29%) Fat Client
2 14 (7.73%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.18%) Clustering
4 12 (6.63%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.87%) Replication
5 7 (3.87%) SWIFT
6 6 (3.31%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.76%) Derivative
8 4 (2.21%) CESG
8 4 (2.21%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.66%) Economics
9 3 (1.66%) RMADS
9 3 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.66%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.66%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.66%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 64 (35.36%) Windows
2 26 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (8.29%) Linux
4 15 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.73%) UNIX
6 13 (7.18%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.21%) Solaris
8 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.10%) VME
9 1 (0.55%) Android
9 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (55.80%) Business Continuity
2 85 (46.96%) Business Continuity Planning
3 55 (30.39%) ITIL
4 49 (27.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (14.92%) Service Management
6 18 (9.94%) Project Management
6 18 (9.94%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (9.94%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (9.39%) Problem Management
7 17 (9.39%) Security Architecture
8 15 (8.29%) Information Security
8 15 (8.29%) ITSM
9 13 (7.18%) Asset Management
9 13 (7.18%) Data Protection
10 12 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (6.08%) Performance Management
11 11 (6.08%) Migration
12 10 (5.52%) Time Management
13 9 (4.97%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.26%) SQL
2 10 (5.52%) Shell Script
3 8 (4.42%) Python
4 6 (3.31%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.31%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.76%) C++
5 5 (2.76%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.21%) VBA
6 4 (2.21%) Perl
7 3 (1.66%) VB
7 3 (1.66%) C#
7 3 (1.66%) Ruby
8 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.10%) C
8 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (13.26%) Degree
2 9 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.87%) CISSP
4 6 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.31%) CCNA
4 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.21%) CRISC
5 4 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.21%) CISA
5 4 (2.21%) CISM
5 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.66%) CEH
6 3 (1.66%) CCA
6 3 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.66%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.10%) ISEB
7 2 (1.10%) CCIE
7 2 (1.10%) CCNP
8 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.42%) SLA
3 7 (3.87%) QA
4 4 (2.21%) BS25999
4 4 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.21%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.66%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.10%) COBIT
6 2 (1.10%) ISO 9000
6 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.55%) BS7799
7 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 37 (20.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (9.94%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.73%) XenApp
4 11 (6.08%) NLBS
5 8 (4.42%) Xen
6 7 (3.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (2.76%) vSphere
8 4 (2.21%) vCloud
8 4 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.21%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) WSUS
1 7 (3.87%) SCOrch
2 5 (2.76%) SCCM
3 4 (2.21%) SCOM
3 4 (2.21%) ZABBIX
3 4 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.21%) Puppet
3 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (2.21%) HP UCMDB
3 4 (2.21%) EMC Navisphere
3 4 (2.21%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.66%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (1.10%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.10%) Control-M
5 2 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.10%) Nessus
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Nagios
6 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (27.07%) Cisco
1 49 (27.07%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.15%) Citrix
2 22 (12.15%) CheckPoint
2 22 (12.15%) VMware
3 21 (11.60%) Oracle
4 18 (9.94%) Juniper
4 18 (9.94%) F5
5 10 (5.52%) HP
6 8 (4.42%) McAfee
7 7 (3.87%) Dell
7 7 (3.87%) Intel
8 6 (3.31%) EMC
8 6 (3.31%) Blue Coat
9 5 (2.76%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.76%) Websense
9 5 (2.76%) Ruckus Wireless
9 5 (2.76%) Sybase
9 5 (2.76%) NetApp
10 4 (2.21%) Symantec
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