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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 537 498 503
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +5
Contract jobs citing BCP 76 94 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 34
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£350 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £218 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £620 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.29 £15.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.12% -20.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.29 £15.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.12% -20.35%

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 24 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 3 July 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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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 -51 72 £350 -12.50% 23
London -15 56 £340 -18.07% 12
City of London -16 17 £325 -10.34% 5
South East -22 7 £300 -11.11% 2
West Midlands -7 6 £400 -11.11%
Hampshire +5 5 £295 -35.16% 1
Scotland +5 3 - -
Havant -2 3 - -
Surrey -8 2 £420 +40.00%
Coventry - 2 £400 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
East of England +2 1 £500 - 1
Warwickshire -1 1 £450 +5.88%
Birmingham -12 1 £350 -28.20%
South Yorkshire - 1 £288 -
Yorkshire - 1 £288 - 5
South West - 1 £400 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £500 -
Portsmouth - 1 £300 -
Sheffield - 1 £288 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 103 (65.61%) Business Continuity
2 99 (63.06%) Business Continuity Planning
3 83 (52.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 66 (42.04%) ITIL
5 47 (29.94%) Windows
6 44 (28.03%) Firewall
7 40 (25.48%) Service Management
8 38 (24.20%) LAN
8 38 (24.20%) WAN
9 37 (23.57%) Cisco
9 37 (23.57%) Active Directory
10 36 (22.93%) Microsoft
10 36 (22.93%) Finance
11 32 (20.38%) Service Delivery
12 31 (19.75%) CheckPoint
13 29 (18.47%) SQL
13 29 (18.47%) VMware
14 28 (17.83%) MPLS
14 28 (17.83%) Performance Management
15 27 (17.20%) Data Centre
16 25 (15.92%) Problem Management
16 25 (15.92%) MS Exchange
17 24 (15.29%) SLA
17 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
17 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (14.65%) BIG-IP
18 23 (14.65%) Windows 7
18 23 (14.65%) Citrix

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 25 (15.92%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (7.64%) IIS
4 10 (6.37%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.10%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.18%) Apache
7 3 (1.91%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.91%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.27%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.64%) JBoss
9 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.64%) CMS
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.64%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 23 (14.65%) MS Office
3 15 (9.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.27%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.27%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.64%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.64%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.64%) Global One
2 1 (0.64%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) PaaS
2 4 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (28.03%) Firewall
2 38 (24.20%) LAN
2 38 (24.20%) WAN
3 28 (17.83%) MPLS
4 23 (14.65%) DSL
4 23 (14.65%) BIG-IP
5 20 (12.74%) SAN
6 19 (12.10%) VPN
7 11 (7.01%) SSL
7 11 (7.01%) Network Security
8 10 (6.37%) Internet
9 9 (5.73%) SNMP
10 8 (5.10%) LDAP
10 8 (5.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (4.46%) NetScaler
11 7 (4.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (4.46%) VLAN
11 7 (4.46%) DNS
11 7 (4.46%) SMTP
11 7 (4.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.10%) Big Data
4 7 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.82%) MS Access
5 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.91%) DTS
7 3 (1.91%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.27%) QlikView
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.64%) MySQL
9 1 (0.64%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Introscope
2 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.64%) GCC
General
1 36 (22.93%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Retail
3 6 (3.82%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Front Office
5 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.91%) Back Office
6 3 (1.91%) Automotive
7 2 (1.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) French Language
8 1 (0.64%) German Language
8 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.64%) Billing
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (32.48%) Analyst
2 17 (10.83%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.55%) Service Manager
4 14 (8.92%) Support Analyst
5 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Manager
6 12 (7.64%) Operations Analyst
6 12 (7.64%) Applications Support
6 12 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (7.01%) Services Delivery Manager
7 11 (7.01%) Business Analyst
7 11 (7.01%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (5.73%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (5.73%) Architect
9 8 (5.10%) Consultant
9 8 (5.10%) Security Manager
10 7 (4.46%) DBA
10 7 (4.46%) Administrator
10 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.10%) Web Services
2 6 (3.82%) .NET
3 3 (1.91%) Java EE
3 3 (1.91%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.91%) Middleware
3 3 (1.91%) WCF
4 2 (1.27%) LAMP
4 2 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.20%) Data Centre
2 23 (14.65%) Blackberry
3 13 (8.28%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.28%) PKI
4 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.37%) Fat Client
5 10 (6.37%) Thin Client
6 8 (5.10%) Client/Server
7 7 (4.46%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.18%) Fixed Income
9 4 (2.55%) Replication
9 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.27%) Clustering
10 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 47 (29.94%) Windows
2 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (14.65%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.83%) Linux
5 14 (8.92%) UNIX
6 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.91%) Windows NT
6 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.27%) Solaris
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.64%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (65.61%) Business Continuity
2 99 (63.06%) Business Continuity Planning
3 83 (52.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 66 (42.04%) ITIL
5 40 (25.48%) Service Management
6 32 (20.38%) Service Delivery
7 28 (17.83%) Performance Management
8 25 (15.92%) Problem Management
9 20 (12.74%) ITSM
9 20 (12.74%) Project Management
10 18 (11.46%) Incident Management
11 15 (9.55%) Change Management
12 14 (8.92%) Migration
13 12 (7.64%) Risk Management
13 12 (7.64%) Information Security
14 11 (7.01%) GAP Analysis
14 11 (7.01%) Security Management
14 11 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (5.73%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.47%) SQL
2 8 (5.10%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.55%) Java
3 4 (2.55%) Perl
4 3 (1.91%) Python
5 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.27%) C
5 2 (1.27%) C#
5 2 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (9.55%) Degree
2 7 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.82%) CISA
4 5 (3.18%) CISM
4 5 (3.18%) CISSP
5 4 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.55%) CCNP
5 4 (2.55%) CCSA
5 4 (2.55%) CCSE
5 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.55%) VCAP
5 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 4 (2.55%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (1.27%) CRISC
6 2 (1.27%) CCNA
6 2 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.29%) SLA
2 18 (11.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (7.64%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.55%) BS7799
4 4 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.64%) Basel II
6 1 (0.64%) COBIT
6 1 (0.64%) QA
6 1 (0.64%) BS25999
System Software
1 37 (23.57%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.74%) NLBS
4 17 (10.83%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.73%) Xen
6 8 (5.10%) XenApp
7 7 (4.46%) vSphere
7 7 (4.46%) vCloud
8 6 (3.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.91%) Snort
9 3 (1.91%) Squid
9 3 (1.91%) XenServer
10 2 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.27%) NFS
10 2 (1.27%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.64%) Samba
11 1 (0.64%) Docker
11 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (12.74%) WSUS
2 4 (2.55%) SCCM
3 3 (1.91%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.91%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.91%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.64%) Nessus
5 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.64%) Nagios
5 1 (0.64%) Icinga
5 1 (0.64%) OpenView
5 1 (0.64%) SCOM
5 1 (0.64%) Cacti
5 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.64%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.64%) Puppet
5 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 37 (23.57%) Cisco
2 36 (22.93%) Microsoft
3 31 (19.75%) CheckPoint
4 29 (18.47%) VMware
5 23 (14.65%) Citrix
6 12 (7.64%) F5
7 11 (7.01%) HP
8 10 (6.37%) Oracle
9 9 (5.73%) Juniper
10 8 (5.10%) CommVault
10 8 (5.10%) NetApp
10 8 (5.10%) Dell
11 7 (4.46%) IBM
11 7 (4.46%) Brocade
12 6 (3.82%) Sybase
12 6 (3.82%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.18%) SAP
14 4 (2.55%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.55%) Websense
15 3 (1.91%) Bloomberg
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