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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 510 495 447
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -48
Contract jobs citing BCP 69 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 42
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£445 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £505 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £360 £389
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -7.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 - -

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
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -13 66 £430 +14.66% 31
London +3 36 £430 +3.24% 9
City of London +19 15 £430 +44.53% 2
South East -16 13 £375 -14.28% 4
West Midlands -3 5 - - 1
Surrey +7 4 £338 -10.00% 3
Birmingham - 4 - -
Wiltshire 0 3 £455 +13.75% 2
South West -11 3 £455 +13.75% 3
East Midlands - 3 £475 - 2
Scotland - 3 £500 - 2
Kent - 3 £330 -
Manchester -12 2 - - 2
Hampshire -14 2 £475 +7.95%
North West -20 2 - - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £338 - 5
Berkshire - 2 £388 -
Edinburgh - 2 £500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £475 - 1
Leeds - 1 £338 - 5
West Yorkshire - 1 £338 - 5
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
Leicester - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 101 (59.41%) Business Continuity
2 88 (51.76%) Business Continuity Planning
3 66 (38.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (35.29%) ITIL
5 49 (28.82%) Windows
6 47 (27.65%) Finance
7 41 (24.12%) Microsoft
8 30 (17.65%) SQL
8 30 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 27 (15.88%) Service Management
9 27 (15.88%) Banking
10 26 (15.29%) Cisco
11 25 (14.71%) Oracle
12 24 (14.12%) Active Directory
13 23 (13.53%) LAN
13 23 (13.53%) WAN
13 23 (13.53%) Service Delivery
13 23 (13.53%) VMware
14 22 (12.94%) Degree
15 21 (12.35%) Firewall
16 20 (11.76%) Incident Management
17 18 (10.59%) Risk Assessment
17 18 (10.59%) Linux
17 18 (10.59%) Citrix
18 17 (10.00%) Management Information System
18 17 (10.00%) Migration
18 17 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (8.82%) SAN
19 15 (8.82%) MS Exchange
19 15 (8.82%) SLA

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.65%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.53%) JBoss
4 6 (3.53%) Apache
5 4 (2.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.76%) IIS
6 3 (1.76%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.18%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.59%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (8.24%) MS Office
2 12 (7.06%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.76%) MS Project
4 3 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.18%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 2 (1.18%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.18%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.18%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.59%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.59%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.53%) LAN
1 23 (13.53%) WAN
2 21 (12.35%) Firewall
3 15 (8.82%) SAN
4 14 (8.24%) DNS
5 12 (7.06%) VPN
6 11 (6.47%) DHCP
7 10 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.88%) MPLS
8 8 (4.71%) BIG-IP
8 8 (4.71%) DSL
9 7 (4.12%) SSL
10 5 (2.94%) IP Telephony
10 5 (2.94%) Network Security
11 4 (2.35%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (2.35%) Wireless
11 4 (2.35%) ISDN
11 4 (2.35%) PBX
11 4 (2.35%) VoIP
12 3 (1.76%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.76%) DTS
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.76%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.76%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Toad
1 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.59%) AdminStudio
General
1 47 (27.65%) Finance
2 27 (15.88%) Banking
3 13 (7.65%) Investment Banking
4 12 (7.06%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.29%) Front Office
6 7 (4.12%) Legal
7 5 (2.94%) Retail
8 4 (2.35%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.76%) Automotive
9 3 (1.76%) Marketing
10 2 (1.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.59%) Billing
11 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (21.18%) Analyst
2 13 (7.65%) Applications Support
2 13 (7.65%) Project Manager
2 13 (7.65%) Support Analyst
3 10 (5.88%) Service Manager
3 10 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (5.88%) Developer
4 9 (5.29%) Consultant
5 8 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (4.12%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (4.12%) Database Developer
6 7 (4.12%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (3.53%) Security Officer
7 6 (3.53%) Information Security Officer
7 6 (3.53%) SQL Developer
7 6 (3.53%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (3.53%) Business Manager
8 5 (2.94%) Business Consultant
8 5 (2.94%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.94%) Web Services
2 3 (1.76%) .NET
2 3 (1.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.59%) HTML
3 1 (0.59%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.65%) Thin Client
2 13 (7.65%) Fat Client
3 11 (6.47%) Blackberry
3 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.88%) Fixed Income
5 7 (4.12%) Derivative
6 6 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.94%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.35%) CLARiiON
8 4 (2.35%) Clustering
8 4 (2.35%) IVR
9 3 (1.76%) Replication
9 3 (1.76%) PKI
9 3 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.18%) iPhone
10 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.18%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.82%) Windows
2 18 (10.59%) Linux
3 17 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (7.65%) UNIX
6 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.53%) Solaris
9 3 (1.76%) AIX
9 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.59%) VME
11 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (59.41%) Business Continuity
2 88 (51.76%) Business Continuity Planning
3 66 (38.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (35.29%) ITIL
5 27 (15.88%) Service Management
6 23 (13.53%) Service Delivery
7 20 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 18 (10.59%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (10.00%) Migration
10 13 (7.65%) Problem Management
10 13 (7.65%) Performance Management
10 13 (7.65%) Capacity Management
11 12 (7.06%) Risk Management
11 12 (7.06%) Information Security
11 12 (7.06%) Project Management
12 11 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (5.88%) Data Protection
13 10 (5.88%) ITSM
14 9 (5.29%) Change Management
15 8 (4.71%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.65%) SQL
2 14 (8.24%) T-SQL
3 13 (7.65%) PL/SQL
4 12 (7.06%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.71%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.71%) Python
6 6 (3.53%) C#
7 5 (2.94%) C++
7 5 (2.94%) VB
7 5 (2.94%) Ruby
8 3 (1.76%) Perl
8 3 (1.76%) Korn
9 2 (1.18%) Java
9 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (12.94%) Degree
2 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.71%) CCNA
5 5 (2.94%) HND
5 5 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.35%) CCNP
6 4 (2.35%) ISEB
6 4 (2.35%) CISSP
7 3 (1.76%) MCSE
7 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.18%) VCAP
8 2 (1.18%) CRISC
8 2 (1.18%) VCP5
8 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.18%) CISA
8 2 (1.18%) CISM
8 2 (1.18%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.82%) SLA
2 10 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (3.53%) COBIT
4 5 (2.94%) BS7799
5 3 (1.76%) BS25999
6 2 (1.18%) QA
7 1 (0.59%) Basel II
System Software
1 24 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.29%) XenApp
5 8 (4.71%) NLBS
6 7 (4.12%) Xen
6 7 (4.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (2.94%) vSphere
8 4 (2.35%) vCloud
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.18%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.18%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.18%) NFS
11 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (5.29%) WSUS
2 6 (3.53%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.94%) SCOM
3 5 (2.94%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (2.35%) Puppet
4 4 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (2.35%) HP UCMDB
4 4 (2.35%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.35%) EMC Navisphere
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.76%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.59%) Nessus
7 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (24.12%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.29%) Cisco
3 25 (14.71%) Oracle
4 23 (13.53%) VMware
5 18 (10.59%) Citrix
6 13 (7.65%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.71%) EMC
8 7 (4.12%) SAP
8 7 (4.12%) Sybase
8 7 (4.12%) McAfee
9 6 (3.53%) HP
9 6 (3.53%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.94%) Juniper
10 5 (2.94%) Intel
10 5 (2.94%) F5
11 4 (2.35%) Symantec
11 4 (2.35%) NetApp
12 3 (1.76%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.76%) Lotus
12 3 (1.76%) Bloomberg
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