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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 575 563 535
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -28
Contract jobs citing BCP 69 78 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 57
Average daily rate £450 £340 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -

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
45560 43876 42202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.56% 78.77% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30059 27313 26301
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1278 1187
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -37 63 £475 +39.70% 22
London -4 42 £450 +32.35% 7
City of London +42 11 £450 +35.84% 2
South West +8 7 £500 +13.63% 2
South East -9 7 £350 -8.19% 3
Bournemouth - 7 £500 -
Dorset - 7 £500 - 1
Surrey -7 5 £438 +29.62% 2
Scotland - 5 £350 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £350 - 1
East Midlands +8 3 £588 +17.50% 2
West Midlands -6 3 £475 - 3
Leatherhead - 2 £319 -
Croydon - 2 £235 -
East of England +4 1 £550 +51.72% 2
Birmingham +2 1 £550 - 1
Berkshire -2 1 £225 -41.93%
North West -10 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £400 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £170 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 - 1
County Antrim - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £170 -
Warwick - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £170 -
Belfast - 1 - -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 80 (65.04%) Business Continuity
2 74 (60.16%) Business Continuity Planning
3 39 (31.71%) Finance
4 36 (29.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (24.39%) Project Management
5 30 (24.39%) Microsoft
6 27 (21.95%) SLA
7 26 (21.14%) ITIL
7 26 (21.14%) Windows
7 26 (21.14%) Linux
8 23 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (16.26%) Migration
10 19 (15.45%) SQL Server
10 19 (15.45%) Active Directory
11 18 (14.63%) SQL
12 17 (13.82%) Banking
13 16 (13.01%) Red Hat
13 16 (13.01%) Security Cleared
14 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
14 15 (12.20%) Change Management
14 15 (12.20%) Oracle
14 15 (12.20%) Risk Management
14 15 (12.20%) VMware
15 14 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
15 14 (11.38%) Internet
16 13 (10.57%) Service Delivery
16 13 (10.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 13 (10.57%) Problem Management
16 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 10 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.07%) IIS
2 5 (4.07%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.44%) Apache
3 3 (2.44%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.63%) JBoss
4 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.69%) MS Office
3 7 (5.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Finacle
2 2 (1.63%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.81%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Office 365
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) Internet
2 12 (9.76%) Firewall
3 10 (8.13%) SAN
3 10 (8.13%) VPN
4 7 (5.69%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (4.88%) IPsec
6 5 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (4.07%) SSL
7 4 (3.25%) BIG-IP
8 3 (2.44%) NAS
8 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.44%) WAN
9 2 (1.63%) DHCP
9 2 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.63%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.63%) LAN
9 2 (1.63%) Network Security
9 2 (1.63%) Skype
10 1 (0.81%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.81%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.50%) MS Access
2 8 (6.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 39 (31.71%) Finance
2 17 (13.82%) Banking
3 11 (8.94%) Advertising
4 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.07%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.25%) Retail
7 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.44%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.63%) Front Office
8 2 (1.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.81%) International Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (21.95%) Analyst
2 21 (17.07%) Consultant
3 16 (13.01%) Security Consultant
4 13 (10.57%) Architect
5 12 (9.76%) Support Engineer
6 11 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) Administrator
7 9 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.32%) CLAS Architect
7 9 (7.32%) CLAS Consultant
7 9 (7.32%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.50%) Applications Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) CLAS Security Consultant
8 8 (6.50%) IT Manager
8 8 (6.50%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) IT Consultant
10 6 (4.88%) Business Continuity Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) Web Services
2 2 (1.63%) .NET
2 2 (1.63%) JSF
3 1 (0.81%) AOM
3 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.81%) J2EE
3 1 (0.81%) JRules
3 1 (0.81%) Middleware
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.81%) WCF
3 1 (0.81%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.07%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) iPhone
6 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.81%) CESG
7 1 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.14%) Linux
1 26 (21.14%) Windows
2 11 (8.94%) Unix
3 8 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.07%) Solaris
7 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.63%) AIX
8 2 (1.63%) Android
8 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.81%) HPUX
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (65.04%) Business Continuity
2 74 (60.16%) Business Continuity Planning
3 36 (29.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (24.39%) Project Management
5 26 (21.14%) ITIL
6 23 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (16.26%) Migration
8 15 (12.20%) Change Management
8 15 (12.20%) Risk Management
9 14 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.57%) Problem Management
10 13 (10.57%) Service Delivery
11 11 (8.94%) ITIL V3
12 10 (8.13%) Data Security
12 10 (8.13%) Risk Analysis
13 9 (7.32%) CRM
13 9 (7.32%) Data Migration
13 9 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (7.32%) Password Management
14 8 (6.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) SQL
2 6 (4.88%) Perl
2 6 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (1.63%) C
3 2 (1.63%) C#
3 2 (1.63%) PHP
4 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.81%) C++
4 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.94%) CLAS
3 11 (8.94%) Degree
4 2 (1.63%) MCP
5 1 (0.81%) CISM
5 1 (0.81%) CISSP
5 1 (0.81%) CRISC
5 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) HND
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) MBA
5 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.95%) SLA
2 13 (10.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.88%) ISO22301
3 6 (4.88%) QA
4 1 (0.81%) BS25999
4 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (15.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.63%) NFS
4 1 (0.81%) Samba
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) vRealize
2 6 (4.88%) Puppet
3 5 (4.07%) Nagios
4 2 (1.63%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.81%) Control-M
5 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 30 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.01%) Red Hat
3 15 (12.20%) Oracle
3 15 (12.20%) VMware
4 11 (8.94%) Citrix
4 11 (8.94%) Splunk
5 10 (8.13%) SAP
6 9 (7.32%) Cyber-Ark
7 7 (5.69%) F5
8 6 (4.88%) Bloomberg
8 6 (4.88%) Cisco
8 6 (4.88%) Mitel
8 6 (4.88%) Reuters
9 4 (3.25%) Sybase
10 3 (2.44%) HP
10 3 (2.44%) IBM
11 2 (1.63%) Dell
11 2 (1.63%) EMC
11 2 (1.63%) SunGard
11 2 (1.63%) Temenos