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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 522 494 506
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +12
Contract jobs citing BCP 78 101 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 59 25
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£340 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £419
% change year-on-year
- -7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -31 78 £340 -18.07% 32
London -18 49 £338 -18.67% 14
City of London -7 12 £331 +26.19% 8
South East -16 11 £388 -11.42% 7
Yorkshire -5 5 £338 -
South West - 5 £440 - 6
Surrey +2 4 £356 -8.06% 5
Berkshire -3 4 £388 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £338 -
East of England +6 3 £363 - 2
Oxfordshire -16 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £455 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £338 -
Chessington - 3 - -
Manchester -13 2 - - 2
North West -21 2 - - 2
Epsom - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £413 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £413 -
Essex +1 1 - -
Brentwood -3 1 - -
West Yorkshire -12 1 £450 -
Leeds -17 1 £450 -
West Midlands -22 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £500 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £225 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £338 -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 96 (67.61%) Business Continuity
2 90 (63.38%) Business Continuity Planning
3 76 (53.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 49 (34.51%) ITIL
5 40 (28.17%) Finance
6 36 (25.35%) Windows
7 35 (24.65%) LAN
8 34 (23.94%) WAN
9 33 (23.24%) Firewall
10 30 (21.13%) Service Management
11 29 (20.42%) Microsoft
11 29 (20.42%) Active Directory
12 27 (19.01%) Cisco
12 27 (19.01%) VMware
13 26 (18.31%) Service Delivery
14 22 (15.49%) Citrix
14 22 (15.49%) Project Management
14 22 (15.49%) Incident Management
15 21 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (14.79%) MPLS
15 21 (14.79%) CheckPoint
16 20 (14.08%) SAN
17 19 (13.38%) Performance Management
18 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (12.68%) MS Exchange
18 18 (12.68%) SQL
19 17 (11.97%) MS Office
19 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (11.97%) Problem Management
20 16 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (4.93%) IIS
4 6 (4.23%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.11%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.41%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.41%) JBoss
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (11.97%) MS Office
2 10 (7.04%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.11%) MS Project
6 2 (1.41%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.70%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) SaaS
1 3 (2.11%) PaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.65%) LAN
2 34 (23.94%) WAN
3 33 (23.24%) Firewall
4 21 (14.79%) MPLS
5 20 (14.08%) SAN
6 15 (10.56%) VPN
7 13 (9.15%) DSL
7 13 (9.15%) SSL
7 13 (9.15%) BIG-IP
8 10 (7.04%) Network Security
9 7 (4.93%) SNMP
10 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
10 6 (4.23%) SMTP
10 6 (4.23%) NetScaler
10 6 (4.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (4.23%) VLAN
11 5 (3.52%) DNS
12 4 (2.82%) Wireless
13 3 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (2.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (4.93%) Big Data
3 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.11%) DTS
6 3 (2.11%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.11%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (2.11%) Toad
2 1 (0.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 40 (28.17%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Banking
3 7 (4.93%) Retail
4 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.52%) Automotive
5 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.41%) Advertising
6 2 (1.41%) Marketing
6 2 (1.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (25.35%) Analyst
2 16 (11.27%) Project Manager
3 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Manager
4 12 (8.45%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.04%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (7.04%) Service Manager
6 9 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.63%) Architect
7 8 (5.63%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) DBA
9 6 (4.23%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.23%) Services Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Security Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Administrator
10 5 (3.52%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) Web Services
2 2 (1.41%) HTML
3 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.56%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.04%) Thin Client
3 10 (7.04%) Fat Client
4 8 (5.63%) PKI
5 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.93%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.23%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.82%) Replication
7 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.41%) Clustering
9 2 (1.41%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.41%) AS400
9 2 (1.41%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.41%) iSeries
10 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.70%) iPhone
10 1 (0.70%) iPad
10 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.35%) Windows
2 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (11.27%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.75%) Linux
6 6 (4.23%) UNIX
7 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.11%) AIX
9 2 (1.41%) Solaris
9 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.70%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (67.61%) Business Continuity
2 90 (63.38%) Business Continuity Planning
3 76 (53.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 49 (34.51%) ITIL
5 30 (21.13%) Service Management
6 26 (18.31%) Service Delivery
7 22 (15.49%) Project Management
7 22 (15.49%) Incident Management
8 19 (13.38%) Performance Management
9 17 (11.97%) Problem Management
10 13 (9.15%) ITSM
11 12 (8.45%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (7.75%) Information Security
13 10 (7.04%) Risk Management
14 8 (5.63%) E-Commerce
14 8 (5.63%) Migration
15 7 (4.93%) Knowledge Management
15 7 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (4.93%) Data Analytics
15 7 (4.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.68%) SQL
2 8 (5.63%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.82%) Perl
5 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.11%) Korn
5 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.41%) C#
6 2 (1.41%) Java
6 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) Degree
2 7 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.52%) VCAP
4 5 (3.52%) CCNP
5 4 (2.82%) CISSP
6 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 3 (2.11%) CISM
6 3 (2.11%) MCSE
6 3 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.11%) CCNA
7 2 (1.41%) CCDA
7 2 (1.41%) CCDP
7 2 (1.41%) MCSA
7 2 (1.41%) HND
7 2 (1.41%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (11.27%) SLA
2 9 (6.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (5.63%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.52%) BS7799
5 4 (2.82%) COBIT
6 3 (2.11%) QA
7 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.70%) BS25999
8 1 (0.70%) Basel II
System Software
1 29 (20.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.27%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.15%) NLBS
5 9 (6.34%) Xen
6 8 (5.63%) XenApp
7 7 (4.93%) vSphere
8 6 (4.23%) vCloud
8 6 (4.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.11%) XenServer
9 3 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.11%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.41%) NFS
10 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.70%) Samba
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (9.86%) WSUS
2 4 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.11%) SCCM
3 3 (2.11%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.70%) SCOM
5 1 (0.70%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) Cacti
5 1 (0.70%) Icinga
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.70%) OpenView
5 1 (0.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (20.42%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.01%) Cisco
2 27 (19.01%) VMware
3 22 (15.49%) Citrix
4 21 (14.79%) CheckPoint
5 10 (7.04%) HP
6 9 (6.34%) F5
6 9 (6.34%) Juniper
7 8 (5.63%) Oracle
8 7 (4.93%) CommVault
8 7 (4.93%) NetApp
8 7 (4.93%) Dell
9 6 (4.23%) IBM
9 6 (4.23%) SAP
9 6 (4.23%) Brocade
10 5 (3.52%) 3PAR
10 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.11%) MobileIron
11 3 (2.11%) Sybase
11 3 (2.11%) Business Objects
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