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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 521 509 514
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing BCP 90 84 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 43
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £296 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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
44318 41702 38141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.68% 76.22% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28766 25845 23099
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 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 18 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 28 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 -23 85 £400 +3.22% 33
London +13 64 £400 -1.23% 7
City of London -11 22 £339 -3.21% 3
South East -19 13 £249 -28.92% 6
West Midlands -4 8 £400 -11.11% 3
Hampshire +3 5 £295 -35.16%
Surrey +3 4 £420 +40.00% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £205 +2.50% 1
Milton Keynes 0 4 £205 +2.50%
Coventry - 4 £400 -
Scotland 0 3 - -
Havant -1 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Warwickshire +2 1 £450 +5.88% 2
Birmingham -5 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £300 -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 112 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 108 (64.29%) Business Continuity Planning
3 80 (47.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 70 (41.67%) ITIL
5 58 (34.52%) Windows
6 48 (28.57%) Firewall
7 45 (26.79%) Microsoft
8 42 (25.00%) Cisco
8 42 (25.00%) Finance
9 41 (24.40%) Active Directory
9 41 (24.40%) LAN
9 41 (24.40%) WAN
10 40 (23.81%) Service Management
11 37 (22.02%) SQL
12 35 (20.83%) CheckPoint
13 31 (18.45%) MPLS
14 30 (17.86%) MS Excel
14 30 (17.86%) Performance Management
15 29 (17.26%) Problem Management
15 29 (17.26%) MS Exchange
15 29 (17.26%) VMware
16 28 (16.67%) Service Delivery
16 28 (16.67%) Project Management
16 28 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (16.07%) DSL
17 27 (16.07%) Citrix
18 26 (15.48%) Blackberry
18 26 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (15.48%) MS Office
18 26 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 29 (17.26%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (7.74%) IIS
4 11 (6.55%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.98%) Apache
7 4 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.60%) nginx
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.60%) CMS
10 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.60%) JBoss
10 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 26 (15.48%) MS Office
3 20 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.19%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.60%) Global One
2 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) PaaS
2 4 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (28.57%) Firewall
2 41 (24.40%) LAN
2 41 (24.40%) WAN
3 31 (18.45%) MPLS
4 27 (16.07%) DSL
5 26 (15.48%) BIG-IP
6 21 (12.50%) SAN
7 20 (11.90%) VPN
8 12 (7.14%) SSL
8 12 (7.14%) Internet
9 10 (5.95%) Network Security
10 9 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (5.36%) SNMP
11 8 (4.76%) VLAN
11 8 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (4.17%) NetScaler
12 7 (4.17%) Wireless
12 7 (4.17%) SMTP
13 6 (3.57%) TCP/IP
13 6 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.95%) Big Data
4 8 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.17%) MS Access
6 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.98%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.79%) DTS
9 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.19%) QlikView
11 1 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Introscope
2 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.60%) GCC
2 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
General
1 42 (25.00%) Finance
2 23 (13.69%) Banking
3 9 (5.36%) Retail
4 8 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Front Office
6 3 (1.79%) Back Office
6 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.79%) Automotive
6 3 (1.79%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.19%) Legal
7 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.19%) Local Government
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (32.14%) Analyst
2 16 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 15 (8.93%) Project Manager
3 15 (8.93%) Service Manager
3 15 (8.93%) Operations Analyst
4 13 (7.74%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 12 (7.14%) Applications Support
6 11 (6.55%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (5.95%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (5.95%) Services Delivery Manager
7 10 (5.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 10 (5.95%) Security Manager
8 9 (5.36%) Architect
9 8 (4.76%) DBA
9 8 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.17%) Administrator
11 6 (3.57%) Consultant
11 6 (3.57%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.76%) .NET
1 8 (4.76%) Web Services
2 7 (4.17%) Middleware
3 4 (2.38%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.79%) Java EE
4 3 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.79%) WCF
5 2 (1.19%) LAMP
5 2 (1.19%) HTML
6 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.48%) Blackberry
2 24 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 14 (8.33%) PKI
4 13 (7.74%) Fat Client
4 13 (7.74%) Thin Client
4 13 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.95%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.76%) Client/Server
7 7 (4.17%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.98%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.98%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.38%) Replication
10 3 (1.79%) NHS
10 3 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (1.19%) Clustering
11 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.52%) Windows
2 28 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (15.48%) Windows 7
4 23 (13.69%) Linux
5 17 (10.12%) UNIX
6 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.38%) Solaris
7 3 (1.79%) Windows NT
7 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 108 (64.29%) Business Continuity Planning
3 80 (47.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 70 (41.67%) ITIL
5 40 (23.81%) Service Management
6 30 (17.86%) Performance Management
7 29 (17.26%) Problem Management
8 28 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 28 (16.67%) Project Management
9 22 (13.10%) ITSM
10 20 (11.90%) Incident Management
11 17 (10.12%) Change Management
11 17 (10.12%) Information Security
12 15 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (8.33%) PRINCE2
14 13 (7.74%) Security Management
15 12 (7.14%) Risk Management
16 11 (6.55%) Migration
17 10 (5.95%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.02%) SQL
2 10 (5.95%) Perl
3 9 (5.36%) Java
4 8 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.38%) C#
5 4 (2.38%) Python
5 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.79%) C
7 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.19%) PHP
7 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.74%) Degree
2 10 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.76%) CISA
5 7 (4.17%) CISM
5 7 (4.17%) CISSP
5 7 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.57%) CCNP
7 5 (2.98%) CCSA
7 5 (2.98%) CCSE
7 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.98%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.38%) VCAP
8 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.79%) CCNA
9 3 (1.79%) ISEB
9 3 (1.79%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.90%) SLA
1 20 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.74%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.98%) BS25999
4 4 (2.38%) BS7799
5 2 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.19%) COBIT
5 2 (1.19%) MiFID
5 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.19%) EMIR
5 2 (1.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.60%) QA
6 1 (0.60%) Basel II
System Software
1 41 (24.40%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.69%) NLBS
4 20 (11.90%) Hyper-V
5 12 (7.14%) Xen
6 9 (5.36%) XenApp
7 8 (4.76%) vSphere
8 7 (4.17%) vCloud
8 7 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.38%) Snort
9 4 (2.38%) Squid
10 3 (1.79%) XenServer
11 1 (0.60%) Samba
11 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (13.10%) WSUS
2 5 (2.98%) SCCM
3 3 (1.79%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.79%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.19%) Puppet
4 2 (1.19%) Nagios
4 2 (1.19%) Nessus
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.60%) Cacti
5 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.60%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.60%) OpenView
5 1 (0.60%) Icinga
Vendors
1 45 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 42 (25.00%) Cisco
3 35 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 29 (17.26%) VMware
5 27 (16.07%) Citrix
6 14 (8.33%) F5
7 12 (7.14%) IBM
8 10 (5.95%) Oracle
8 10 (5.95%) HP
9 9 (5.36%) Juniper
10 8 (4.76%) CommVault
10 8 (4.76%) NetApp
10 8 (4.76%) Dell
11 7 (4.17%) Brocade
12 5 (2.98%) Sybase
13 4 (2.38%) SAP
13 4 (2.38%) TIBCO
13 4 (2.38%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.38%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.79%) Websense
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