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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 564 569 542
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing BCP 74 74 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 53
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £303 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £495 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.29 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -29.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £11.29 £15.93
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -29.12%

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
44001 44737 42259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 79.69% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29186 28814 26448
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1191 1229
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +2 68 £500 +39.86% 25
London -32 29 £500 +47.05% 17
South East +12 13 £400 +3.22% 2
East Midlands - 9 £588 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £590 -
Nottingham - 6 £590 -
South West +6 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Surrey +1 5 £475 +13.09%
Scotland -19 5 £400 - 1
Dorset - 5 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £170 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £170 -
North East - 5 £170 -
Bournemouth - 5 £500 -
City of London +19 4 £375 +15.38% 1
Edinburgh +3 4 £363 -
West Midlands -22 4 £450 +12.50% 1
East Sussex - 4 £488 -
Brighton - 4 £488 -
Yorkshire +3 3 £325 +13.04%
Hampshire +5 2 £338 +12.50%
Berkshire 0 2 £228 -41.29%
Birmingham -3 2 £500 +42.85%
Coventry -5 2 £400 -
Wokingham - 2 £228 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
South Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Sheffield -11 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £313 -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 89 (68.46%) Business Continuity
2 78 (60.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 46 (35.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (31.54%) Finance
5 37 (28.46%) ITIL
6 34 (26.15%) Project Management
7 28 (21.54%) SLA
8 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (17.69%) Migration
9 23 (17.69%) Oracle
10 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
10 21 (16.15%) Linux
10 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
10 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
11 20 (15.38%) SQL
11 20 (15.38%) Risk Management
12 19 (14.62%) Problem Management
13 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
14 17 (13.08%) Service Delivery
15 16 (12.31%) Windows
15 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (12.31%) Banking
16 15 (11.54%) Incident Management
16 15 (11.54%) Information Security
16 15 (11.54%) Unix
16 15 (11.54%) Active Directory
16 15 (11.54%) Red Hat
16 15 (11.54%) Degree
16 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (10.77%) Data Centre

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 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.62%) IIS
4 3 (2.31%) Apache
4 3 (2.31%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.77%) JBoss
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (8.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.15%) MS Office
3 7 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.54%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Finacle
2 3 (2.31%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.77%) Documaker
3 1 (0.77%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.77%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.77%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.77%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.77%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Office 365
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) Firewall
1 13 (10.00%) Internet
2 8 (6.15%) SAN
3 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.85%) BIG-IP
4 5 (3.85%) VPN
5 4 (3.08%) SMTP
6 3 (2.31%) DHCP
6 3 (2.31%) DNS
6 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.54%) IPsec
7 2 (1.54%) NAS
7 2 (1.54%) Network Security
7 2 (1.54%) Skype
7 2 (1.54%) WAN
8 1 (0.77%) DMZ
8 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.77%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.62%) MS Access
2 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.31%) Big Data
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.77%) MySQL
6 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) JIRA
General
1 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Banking
3 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Retail
6 4 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.08%) Legal
7 3 (2.31%) Advertising
7 3 (2.31%) Back Office
7 3 (2.31%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.77%) Front Office
9 1 (0.77%) International Banking
9 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (21.54%) Analyst
2 26 (20.00%) Consultant
3 21 (16.15%) Security Consultant
4 14 (10.77%) Architect
5 11 (8.46%) Security Architect
6 10 (7.69%) CLAS Architect
6 10 (7.69%) CLAS Consultant
6 10 (7.69%) IT Consultant
7 9 (6.92%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (6.92%) IT Support
8 8 (6.15%) Applications Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.15%) IT Security Consultant
8 8 (6.15%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.85%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Security Manager
9 5 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) SAML
1 4 (3.08%) WAP
2 2 (1.54%) Middleware
2 2 (1.54%) Web Services
2 2 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.77%) .NET
3 1 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.77%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.77%) J2EE
3 1 (0.77%) JRules
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.77%) WCF
3 1 (0.77%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.77%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.92%) CESG
4 8 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.31%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.77%) Clustering
8 1 (0.77%) CMDB
8 1 (0.77%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.77%) Equities
8 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.15%) Linux
2 16 (12.31%) Windows
3 15 (11.54%) Unix
4 9 (6.92%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.38%) Solaris
6 6 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.77%) AIX
11 1 (0.77%) Android
11 1 (0.77%) HPUX
11 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (68.46%) Business Continuity
2 78 (60.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 46 (35.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (28.46%) ITIL
5 34 (26.15%) Project Management
6 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (17.69%) Migration
8 20 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 19 (14.62%) Problem Management
10 17 (13.08%) Service Delivery
11 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (11.54%) Incident Management
12 15 (11.54%) Information Security
13 14 (10.77%) Change Management
14 13 (10.00%) Data Migration
14 13 (10.00%) ITIL V3
14 13 (10.00%) Security Architecture
15 10 (7.69%) Data Security
16 9 (6.92%) Risk Analysis
17 8 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.38%) SQL
2 7 (5.38%) Perl
2 7 (5.38%) Python
3 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.54%) C#
4 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.77%) C
5 1 (0.77%) C++
5 1 (0.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.54%) Degree
4 11 (8.46%) CLAS
5 6 (4.62%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (3.85%) CISSP
7 4 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.54%) MCSA
8 2 (1.54%) MCSE
8 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.54%) RHCE
8 2 (1.54%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.77%) CCNA
9 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.77%) CISM
9 1 (0.77%) ISEB
9 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.77%) MBA
9 1 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (21.54%) SLA
2 11 (8.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (7.69%) Government Security Classifications
4 8 (6.15%) ISO22301
5 5 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (3.08%) COBIT
6 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.54%) QA
8 1 (0.77%) BS25999
8 1 (0.77%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.92%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.31%) vSphere
5 2 (1.54%) Squid
6 1 (0.77%) NFS
6 1 (0.77%) Samba
6 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) Puppet
2 6 (4.62%) Nagios
3 3 (2.31%) Ansible
3 3 (2.31%) SCCM
3 3 (2.31%) SCOM
4 2 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.54%) WSUS
5 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.77%) Control-M
5 1 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.77%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (17.69%) Oracle
2 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.54%) Red Hat
4 14 (10.77%) VMware
5 10 (7.69%) Cisco
5 10 (7.69%) Citrix
5 10 (7.69%) SAP
6 9 (6.92%) HP
7 7 (5.38%) F5
8 6 (4.62%) IBM
8 6 (4.62%) Mitel
9 5 (3.85%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.85%) Reuters
10 4 (3.08%) WorldPay
11 3 (2.31%) Splunk
11 3 (2.31%) Sybase
11 3 (2.31%) Symantec
12 2 (1.54%) Fidessa
12 2 (1.54%) Informatica
12 2 (1.54%) Intel Security
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