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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 529 485 559
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +74
Contract jobs citing BCP 85 93 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.24% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 20
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£394 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £346 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £20.00 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.00 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +33.33%

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

BCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 September 2014. 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 -20 80 £400 -5.88% 30
London +18 50 £400 -11.11% 14
City of London +24 13 £400 -8.57% 4
South East -23 12 £300 -25.00% 5
West Midlands -8 6 £428 -16.58%
Scotland -9 5 £350 +75.00% 2
Kent -2 4 £481 +20.31%
Surrey -3 4 £275 -24.65% 3
Edinburgh -1 3 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £190 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £190 - 1
Walsall - 2 £500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £388 - 4
Birmingham -3 1 - -
East of England -26 1 £550 +15.78% 3
South West -27 1 £450 +16.88% 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 3
Worcester - 1 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £388 - 3
Bath - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 100 (55.87%) Business Continuity
2 86 (48.04%) Business Continuity Planning
3 61 (34.08%) Windows
4 53 (29.61%) Finance
5 48 (26.82%) Firewall
6 47 (26.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 47 (26.26%) Microsoft
7 45 (25.14%) Cisco
7 45 (25.14%) ITIL
8 37 (20.67%) Active Directory
9 32 (17.88%) Degree
10 27 (15.08%) MS Exchange
11 25 (13.97%) Citrix
11 25 (13.97%) Service Management
11 25 (13.97%) Wireless
11 25 (13.97%) Banking
11 25 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (13.41%) Project Management
13 23 (12.85%) VPN
13 23 (12.85%) MS Office
14 21 (11.73%) Network Security
15 20 (11.17%) SQL
15 20 (11.17%) LAN
15 20 (11.17%) SharePoint
15 20 (11.17%) SAN
15 20 (11.17%) VMware
16 19 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (10.61%) MS Excel
16 19 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (10.61%) Hyper-V

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 27 (15.08%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.17%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.47%) Lync
4 8 (4.47%) Apache
5 4 (2.23%) IIS
5 4 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.68%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.68%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.56%) Drupal
8 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (12.85%) MS Office
2 19 (10.61%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.12%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.56%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) BASE24
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.56%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.82%) Firewall
2 25 (13.97%) Wireless
3 23 (12.85%) VPN
4 21 (11.73%) Network Security
5 20 (11.17%) SAN
5 20 (11.17%) LAN
6 17 (9.50%) SSL
7 13 (7.26%) WAN
7 13 (7.26%) DNS
8 11 (6.15%) DHCP
8 11 (6.15%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (5.03%) BIG-IP
9 9 (5.03%) DSL
9 9 (5.03%) MPLS
10 8 (4.47%) OSPF
10 8 (4.47%) BGP
10 8 (4.47%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.91%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (3.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (3.91%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.23%) MySQL
3 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) DTS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) MS Access
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.56%) Toad
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (29.61%) Finance
2 25 (13.97%) Banking
3 15 (8.38%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.15%) Front Office
5 10 (5.59%) Advertising
6 5 (2.79%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.56%) Local Government
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (24.02%) Analyst
2 19 (10.61%) Architect
3 17 (9.50%) Security Engineer
4 15 (8.38%) Project Engineer
4 15 (8.38%) Support Analyst
5 14 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.59%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.59%) Service Manager
9 9 (5.03%) IT Security Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (4.47%) Consultant
10 8 (4.47%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.91%) Security Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.35%) Administrator
12 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.70%) Middleware
2 4 (2.23%) .NET
3 3 (1.68%) Web Services
4 2 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.56%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) COM+
5 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.56%) LAMP
5 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.50%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.26%) Thin Client
2 13 (7.26%) Fat Client
3 12 (6.70%) Clustering
4 11 (6.15%) Blackberry
4 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.47%) Replication
6 7 (3.91%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.79%) Economics
7 5 (2.79%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.23%) Derivative
8 4 (2.23%) CESG
8 4 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.68%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.68%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.68%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.68%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.68%) RMADS
10 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (34.08%) Windows
2 25 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (7.26%) Linux
4 13 (7.26%) Windows 7
4 13 (7.26%) UNIX
5 12 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.12%) VME
6 2 (1.12%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (55.87%) Business Continuity
2 86 (48.04%) Business Continuity Planning
3 47 (26.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 45 (25.14%) ITIL
5 25 (13.97%) Service Management
6 24 (13.41%) Project Management
7 19 (10.61%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (10.06%) Security Architecture
9 14 (7.82%) Problem Management
9 14 (7.82%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (7.82%) Information Security
9 14 (7.82%) Asset Management
10 13 (7.26%) Service Delivery
11 12 (6.70%) ITSM
11 12 (6.70%) Performance Management
11 12 (6.70%) Data Protection
12 11 (6.15%) Incident Management
12 11 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.59%) Change Management
14 9 (5.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.17%) SQL
2 5 (2.79%) VBA
2 5 (2.79%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.23%) Perl
4 3 (1.68%) C++
4 3 (1.68%) Java
4 3 (1.68%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.68%) Python
5 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.12%) C
5 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.56%) PHP
6 1 (0.56%) Korn
6 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 32 (17.88%) Degree
2 9 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.91%) CISSP
4 5 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.68%) CEH
6 3 (1.68%) CISA
6 3 (1.68%) CISM
6 3 (1.68%) CCA
6 3 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.12%) CRISC
7 2 (1.12%) CCNA
7 2 (1.12%) ISEB
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.56%) CIMA
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) SLA
2 10 (5.59%) QA
3 9 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (3.35%) BS25999
5 4 (2.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.23%) ISO 14001
6 3 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.12%) ISO 9000
7 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 37 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (10.61%) Hyper-V
3 15 (8.38%) XenApp
4 9 (5.03%) NLBS
5 6 (3.35%) Xen
6 5 (2.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (2.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (2.23%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.12%) vSphere
9 1 (0.56%) vCloud
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.47%) SCCM
2 7 (3.91%) SCOrch
3 5 (2.79%) WSUS
4 2 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.12%) Control-M
4 2 (1.12%) Nessus
4 2 (1.12%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.56%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.56%) SCOM
5 1 (0.56%) Nagios
5 1 (0.56%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (26.26%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.14%) Cisco
3 25 (13.97%) Citrix
4 20 (11.17%) VMware
5 18 (10.06%) F5
5 18 (10.06%) CheckPoint
5 18 (10.06%) Juniper
6 13 (7.26%) Oracle
7 8 (4.47%) Sybase
8 7 (3.91%) HP
8 7 (3.91%) Dell
8 7 (3.91%) Intel
8 7 (3.91%) Ruckus Wireless
8 7 (3.91%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.91%) Websense
9 5 (2.79%) Veritas
10 4 (2.23%) IBM
10 4 (2.23%) McAfee
11 3 (1.68%) DataSynapse
11 3 (1.68%) SAP
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