The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 506 499 519
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing BCP 84 71 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 44
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£388 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £570 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £435
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.93 £20.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.35% -70.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.93 £20.00 £67.50
% change year-on-year
-20.35% -70.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 July 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 July 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 +5 82 £388 -8.82% 20
London +14 52 £405 -4.70% 7
City of London +37 24 £350 -36.36% 3
South East -6 16 £350 -12.50% 5
West Midlands -4 11 £450 -12.19%
Surrey -6 4 £300 -33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £200 +110.52%
Walsall - 3 £488 -
Berkshire +4 2 - -
Milton Keynes 0 2 £200 +110.52%
Havant -2 2 £455 +10.30%
Hampshire -14 2 £455 +10.30% 1
Scotland -17 2 - - 1
Leeds +6 1 £388 -18.42%
Yorkshire +3 1 £388 -18.42%
West Yorkshire +2 1 £388 -18.42%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Farnborough - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 88 (49.16%) Business Continuity
2 77 (43.02%) Business Continuity Planning
3 56 (31.28%) Finance
4 55 (30.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (27.93%) ITIL
6 48 (26.82%) Windows
7 43 (24.02%) Cisco
8 38 (21.23%) Firewall
8 38 (21.23%) Microsoft
8 38 (21.23%) SQL
9 32 (17.88%) Active Directory
10 31 (17.32%) Project Management
11 30 (16.76%) UNIX
12 29 (16.20%) Banking
12 29 (16.20%) Degree
13 24 (13.41%) MS Exchange
14 23 (12.85%) MS Office
14 23 (12.85%) Service Management
14 23 (12.85%) VMware
15 22 (12.29%) Oracle
15 22 (12.29%) Citrix
15 22 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (11.73%) Investment Banking
16 21 (11.73%) MS Excel
17 20 (11.17%) Service Delivery
17 20 (11.17%) Wireless
17 20 (11.17%) Information Security
17 20 (11.17%) SQL Server
18 19 (10.61%) LAN
19 18 (10.06%) Management Information System

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 24 (13.41%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.59%) IIS
5 8 (4.47%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.47%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.91%) CICS
6 7 (3.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (3.35%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.35%) Apache
8 4 (2.23%) Lync
8 4 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.68%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.68%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.56%) Drupal
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (12.85%) MS Office
2 21 (11.73%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.47%) MS Project
4 7 (3.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.56%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.56%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.56%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) IBM SmartCloud
1 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.23%) Firewall
2 20 (11.17%) Wireless
3 19 (10.61%) LAN
4 18 (10.06%) VPN
5 17 (9.50%) Network Security
6 16 (8.94%) SSL
6 16 (8.94%) SAN
7 15 (8.38%) WAN
8 11 (6.15%) IP Telephony
9 10 (5.59%) DNS
9 10 (5.59%) MPLS
10 9 (5.03%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (3.91%) DHCP
12 6 (3.35%) OSPF
13 5 (2.79%) BIG-IP
13 5 (2.79%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.79%) BGP
13 5 (2.79%) Internet
13 5 (2.79%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.70%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.47%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.79%) SQLPlus
6 5 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.56%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.47%) JIRA
2 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.79%) Toad
3 4 (2.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 56 (31.28%) Finance
2 29 (16.20%) Banking
3 21 (11.73%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.15%) Front Office
5 9 (5.03%) Advertising
6 8 (4.47%) Back Office
7 5 (2.79%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (2.23%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.23%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.56%) Billing
10 1 (0.56%) Retail
10 1 (0.56%) Local Government
10 1 (0.56%) French Language
10 1 (0.56%) German Language
10 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (21.79%) Analyst
2 21 (11.73%) Project Manager
3 19 (10.61%) Architect
4 17 (9.50%) Security Engineer
5 16 (8.94%) Support Engineer
6 15 (8.38%) Project Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) DBA
7 11 (6.15%) Service Analyst
7 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (5.03%) IT Security Engineer
8 9 (5.03%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) Consultant
9 8 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.47%) Service Manager
10 7 (3.91%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.35%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.35%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.47%) Web Services
2 7 (3.91%) Middleware
3 5 (2.79%) J2EE
4 3 (1.68%) XML
4 3 (1.68%) .NET
5 1 (0.56%) COM+
5 1 (0.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Management Information System
2 17 (9.50%) Replication
3 13 (7.26%) Blackberry
4 9 (5.03%) Clustering
5 7 (3.91%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.91%) iPhone
5 7 (3.91%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.79%) CESG
6 5 (2.79%) Economics
6 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.79%) Derivative
6 5 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.79%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.68%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.68%) RMADS
8 3 (1.68%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.68%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.56%) Contract for Difference
9 1 (0.56%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.82%) Windows
2 30 (16.76%) UNIX
3 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.15%) Linux
6 8 (4.47%) Solaris
6 8 (4.47%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.91%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (3.91%) Android
7 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.91%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.91%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.23%) AIX
9 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (49.16%) Business Continuity
2 77 (43.02%) Business Continuity Planning
3 55 (30.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 50 (27.93%) ITIL
5 31 (17.32%) Project Management
6 23 (12.85%) Service Management
7 20 (11.17%) Service Delivery
7 20 (11.17%) Information Security
8 16 (8.94%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (8.94%) Security Architecture
9 15 (8.38%) Incident Management
9 15 (8.38%) Change Management
10 14 (7.82%) Performance Management
11 13 (7.26%) Time Management
11 13 (7.26%) Migration
12 12 (6.70%) Release Management
13 10 (5.59%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (5.59%) Asset Management
13 10 (5.59%) Problem Management
14 9 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.23%) SQL
2 14 (7.82%) Korn
3 10 (5.59%) Perl
4 9 (5.03%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.47%) Java
5 8 (4.47%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.47%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.91%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.79%) VBA
8 3 (1.68%) Python
8 3 (1.68%) C++
9 2 (1.12%) C
10 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.56%) VC++
10 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (16.20%) Degree
2 8 (4.47%) CISSP
3 5 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.23%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.68%) CEH
5 3 (1.68%) CCA
5 3 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.68%) MCSE
5 3 (1.68%) CISA
6 2 (1.12%) CISM
6 2 (1.12%) MCSA
6 2 (1.12%) MCITP
7 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) VCP5
7 1 (0.56%) VCP4
7 1 (0.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.82%) SLA
2 11 (6.15%) QA
3 9 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (3.35%) BS25999
5 4 (2.23%) ISO 14001
6 3 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.12%) ISO 9000
7 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.56%) COBIT
8 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.56%) BS7799
System Software
1 32 (17.88%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.26%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.70%) XenApp
5 8 (4.47%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (3.91%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (2.79%) NLBS
7 5 (2.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (2.23%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.23%) Xen
9 3 (1.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.68%) vSphere
10 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.47%) Data Guard
2 7 (3.91%) SCCM
3 5 (2.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.23%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.12%) Control-M
5 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.12%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.56%) Nagios
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (24.02%) Cisco
2 38 (21.23%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.85%) VMware
4 22 (12.29%) Oracle
4 22 (12.29%) Citrix
5 18 (10.06%) Juniper
6 16 (8.94%) F5
7 11 (6.15%) IBM
8 9 (5.03%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.03%) Dell
8 9 (5.03%) Sybase
9 8 (4.47%) HP
9 8 (4.47%) McAfee
9 8 (4.47%) Avaya
10 7 (3.91%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.91%) Ruckus Wireless
10 7 (3.91%) Temenos
10 7 (3.91%) Websense
11 6 (3.35%) jBASE
12 5 (2.79%) Veritas
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