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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 519 547 497
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -50
Contract jobs citing BCP 106 69 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 47 48
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£373 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £369 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.35% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £54.00 £19.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.70% -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.00 £19.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+178.70% -3.12%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

BCP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BCP
Top 28 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 August 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 +25 102 £370 -7.50% 16
London +44 69 £400 -6.97% 7
City of London +11 22 £388 +13.13% 2
South East -9 21 £208 -48.12% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 10 £205 +2.50%
Milton Keynes -1 9 £205 +2.50%
West Midlands +1 7 £400 +6.66%
Surrey 0 4 £420 +29.23% 2
Coventry - 4 £400 -
Scotland -6 3 - -
Hampshire -7 3 £295 -35.16% 1
Berkshire - 3 - - 2
Tyne and Wear -24 2 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 2 - - 1
North East -27 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Edinburgh -15 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £175 -
Buckingham - 1 - -
Bletchley - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £300 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £175 -
East of England - 1 £175 - 1
Stanmore - 1 £400 -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 123 (70.69%) Business Continuity
2 120 (68.97%) Business Continuity Planning
3 89 (51.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 71 (40.80%) ITIL
5 68 (39.08%) Windows
6 52 (29.89%) Microsoft
7 50 (28.74%) Firewall
8 48 (27.59%) Cisco
9 47 (27.01%) Active Directory
10 45 (25.86%) LAN
11 43 (24.71%) WAN
11 43 (24.71%) Finance
12 41 (23.56%) Service Management
12 41 (23.56%) SQL
13 37 (21.26%) CheckPoint
14 36 (20.69%) VMware
15 35 (20.11%) MPLS
16 34 (19.54%) Project Management
16 34 (19.54%) MS Excel
17 32 (18.39%) Problem Management
18 31 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
18 31 (17.82%) MS Exchange
19 30 (17.24%) Performance Management
19 30 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (16.67%) MS Office
21 28 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
21 28 (16.09%) Service Delivery
21 28 (16.09%) BIG-IP
22 27 (15.52%) Citrix
22 27 (15.52%) DSL

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (17.82%) MS Exchange
2 26 (14.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (7.47%) IIS
4 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.32%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.87%) Apache
6 4 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.57%) nginx
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 29 (16.67%) MS Office
3 23 (13.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (6.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.87%) PaaS
2 4 (2.30%) SaaS
3 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.57%) Force.com
4 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (28.74%) Firewall
2 45 (25.86%) LAN
3 43 (24.71%) WAN
4 35 (20.11%) MPLS
5 28 (16.09%) BIG-IP
6 27 (15.52%) DSL
7 25 (14.37%) SAN
8 19 (10.92%) VPN
9 12 (6.90%) Internet
10 10 (5.75%) VLAN
10 10 (5.75%) SSL
10 10 (5.75%) SNMP
11 9 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (5.17%) Network Security
12 8 (4.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (4.02%) NetScaler
13 7 (4.02%) TCP/IP
13 7 (4.02%) SMTP
14 6 (3.45%) LDAP
14 6 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.32%) Big Data
4 9 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.02%) MS Access
7 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.15%) MySQL
9 2 (1.15%) DTS
9 2 (1.15%) QlikView
9 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.57%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.57%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Introscope
2 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.57%) GCC
2 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
General
1 43 (24.71%) Finance
2 25 (14.37%) Banking
3 8 (4.60%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.02%) Retail
5 4 (2.30%) Front Office
6 3 (1.72%) Back Office
6 3 (1.72%) Automotive
6 3 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.15%) Local Government
7 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.57%) French Language
8 1 (0.57%) German Language
8 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (32.18%) Analyst
2 19 (10.92%) Business Analyst
3 17 (9.77%) Operations Analyst
4 14 (8.05%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.05%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (6.90%) Architect
6 11 (6.32%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.32%) Service Manager
7 10 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (5.17%) Applications Support
8 9 (5.17%) DBA
8 9 (5.17%) Security Manager
9 8 (4.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 8 (4.60%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (4.02%) Services Delivery Manager
10 7 (4.02%) Administrator
11 6 (3.45%) SQL DBA
11 6 (3.45%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.17%) .NET
2 8 (4.60%) Web Services
2 8 (4.60%) Middleware
3 4 (2.30%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.72%) Java EE
4 3 (1.72%) WCF
4 3 (1.72%) LAMP
4 3 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.57%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.57%) CSS
6 1 (0.57%) Ajax
6 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.94%) Blackberry
2 25 (14.37%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.62%) Thin Client
3 15 (8.62%) Fat Client
4 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (7.47%) PKI
6 11 (6.32%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.60%) Client/Server
8 7 (4.02%) Public Cloud
9 6 (3.45%) SWIFT
10 4 (2.30%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (2.30%) Replication
10 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.72%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.72%) NHS
11 3 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.15%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.57%) CCTV
13 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (39.08%) Windows
2 31 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (15.52%) Windows 7
5 26 (14.94%) Linux
6 21 (12.07%) UNIX
7 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.30%) Solaris
9 3 (1.72%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (70.69%) Business Continuity
2 120 (68.97%) Business Continuity Planning
3 89 (51.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 71 (40.80%) ITIL
5 41 (23.56%) Service Management
6 34 (19.54%) Project Management
7 32 (18.39%) Problem Management
8 30 (17.24%) Performance Management
9 28 (16.09%) Service Delivery
10 25 (14.37%) ITSM
11 19 (10.92%) Change Management
12 18 (10.34%) Information Security
13 17 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (9.20%) Incident Management
15 15 (8.62%) PRINCE2
16 14 (8.05%) Risk Management
16 14 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (7.47%) Security Management
18 12 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.56%) SQL
2 13 (7.47%) Perl
3 10 (5.75%) Java
4 9 (5.17%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.87%) C#
6 4 (2.30%) Python
6 4 (2.30%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.72%) C
7 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.15%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.57%) VBScript
9 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 12 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (5.75%) Degree
2 10 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.60%) CISA
4 7 (4.02%) CISM
4 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.02%) CISSP
5 6 (3.45%) CCNP
6 5 (2.87%) CCNA
6 5 (2.87%) CCSA
6 5 (2.87%) CCSE
6 5 (2.87%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.30%) VCAP
7 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (1.72%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.49%) SLA
2 19 (10.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (7.47%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.60%) BS25999
5 3 (1.72%) MiFID
5 3 (1.72%) BS7799
5 3 (1.72%) EMIR
5 3 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (1.15%) COBIT
6 2 (1.15%) QA
6 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (27.01%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.37%) NLBS
4 22 (12.64%) Hyper-V
5 14 (8.05%) Xen
6 10 (5.75%) vSphere
6 10 (5.75%) XenApp
7 9 (5.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (4.02%) vCloud
9 4 (2.30%) Snort
9 4 (2.30%) Squid
10 3 (1.72%) XenServer
11 1 (0.57%) Samba
11 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (13.79%) WSUS
2 4 (2.30%) SCCM
3 3 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.72%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.72%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.15%) Nessus
4 2 (1.15%) Nagios
4 2 (1.15%) Puppet
5 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.57%) Icinga
5 1 (0.57%) SCOM
5 1 (0.57%) Cacti
5 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.57%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.57%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 52 (29.89%) Microsoft
2 48 (27.59%) Cisco
3 37 (21.26%) CheckPoint
4 36 (20.69%) VMware
5 27 (15.52%) Citrix
6 13 (7.47%) Oracle
6 13 (7.47%) HP
7 12 (6.90%) IBM
7 12 (6.90%) F5
8 10 (5.75%) NetApp
9 9 (5.17%) Juniper
9 9 (5.17%) Dell
10 8 (4.60%) CommVault
11 7 (4.02%) Brocade
12 4 (2.30%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.30%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.30%) Sybase
13 3 (1.72%) Nokia
13 3 (1.72%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.72%) Altiris
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