The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 578 584 534
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -50
Contract jobs citing BCP 82 90 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 68 45
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £297 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.29 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -29.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £11.29 £15.93
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -29.12%

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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 76 £475 +18.75% 21
London -16 43 £500 +25.00% 9
South East -2 9 £400 +60.80% 3
Scotland +8 6 £400 -
East Midlands - 6 £585 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 £590 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £590 - 1
South West - 5 £450 - 1
City of London +32 4 £550 +62.36% 1
Edinburgh -4 4 £363 -
West Midlands -40 4 £450 +12.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £170 -
North East - 4 £170 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £170 -
Hampshire +2 3 £338 +14.40% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £500 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 £500 -
Glasgow +10 2 £450 -
Coventry -12 2 £400 -
Birmingham -12 2 £613 +75.00% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 £450 -
Leeds - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £450 -
East of England +20 1 £475 -5.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 1 £475 -5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £208 +1.21% 1
Milton Keynes +10 1 £208 +1.21% 1

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BCP.

1 104 (69.33%) Business Continuity
2 91 (60.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 56 (37.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 54 (36.00%) Finance
5 41 (27.33%) ITIL
6 36 (24.00%) Project Management
7 30 (20.00%) Linux
8 28 (18.67%) Oracle
9 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (18.00%) Banking
10 26 (17.33%) SLA
11 25 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 25 (16.67%) VMware
12 24 (16.00%) Service Delivery
13 23 (15.33%) Risk Management
14 22 (14.67%) Windows
14 22 (14.67%) Security Cleared
15 21 (14.00%) Problem Management
16 20 (13.33%) Information Security
16 20 (13.33%) Red Hat
16 20 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (13.33%) Data Centre
17 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (12.67%) SC Cleared
17 19 (12.67%) Puppet
17 19 (12.67%) SQL Server
17 19 (12.67%) SQL
18 18 (12.00%) Migration
19 16 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (10.67%) Incident Management

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.33%) IIS
1 8 (5.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.67%) Apache
3 5 (3.33%) JBoss
3 5 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.33%) Confluence
6 2 (1.33%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.33%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.00%) MS Office
3 5 (3.33%) MS Project
3 5 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.33%) GNU Octave
5 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Finacle
2 3 (2.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.33%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (1.33%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.33%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.33%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.67%) Documaker
4 1 (0.67%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Office 365
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.00%) Firewall
2 11 (7.33%) Internet
3 8 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.33%) WAN
4 7 (4.67%) SAN
5 6 (4.00%) BIG-IP
5 6 (4.00%) DNS
6 5 (3.33%) DHCP
7 4 (2.67%) LAN
7 4 (2.67%) SMTP
7 4 (2.67%) SSH
7 4 (2.67%) SSL
8 3 (2.00%) MPLS
8 3 (2.00%) Network Security
8 3 (2.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.00%) VPN
9 2 (1.33%) Skype
10 1 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.67%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.67%) Big Data
4 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.00%) MS Access
4 3 (2.00%) MySQL
4 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 54 (36.00%) Finance
2 27 (18.00%) Banking
3 12 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.33%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.67%) Retail
7 4 (2.67%) Back Office
7 4 (2.67%) Legal
8 3 (2.00%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.33%) Advertising
9 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.67%) French Language
10 1 (0.67%) Front Office
10 1 (0.67%) German Language
10 1 (0.67%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (18.00%) Consultant
2 26 (17.33%) Analyst
3 21 (14.00%) Security Consultant
4 14 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.67%) Architect
6 11 (7.33%) Security Architect
7 10 (6.67%) CLAS Architect
7 10 (6.67%) CLAS Consultant
7 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (6.67%) IT Consultant
7 10 (6.67%) Security Manager
8 9 (6.00%) CLAS Security Consultant
8 9 (6.00%) IT Support
9 8 (5.33%) Administrator
9 8 (5.33%) Applications Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) IT Security Consultant
10 6 (4.00%) IT Manager
10 6 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Unix Analyst
11 5 (3.33%) Business Continuity Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.00%) Middleware
2 4 (2.67%) SAML
2 4 (2.67%) WAP
3 3 (2.00%) LAMP
3 3 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.67%) .NET
4 1 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.67%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.67%) J2EE
4 1 (0.67%) JRules
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.67%) WCF
4 1 (0.67%) Web Services
4 1 (0.67%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.00%) CESG
2 9 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.67%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.33%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.33%) Clustering
7 2 (1.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.33%) PMI
7 2 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.67%) Equities
8 1 (0.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.00%) Linux
2 22 (14.67%) Windows
3 15 (10.00%) Unix
4 12 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.33%) Oracle Linux
6 8 (5.33%) Solaris
7 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.33%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.67%) AIX
12 1 (0.67%) Android
12 1 (0.67%) HPUX
12 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (69.33%) Business Continuity
2 91 (60.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 56 (37.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (27.33%) ITIL
5 36 (24.00%) Project Management
6 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (16.00%) Service Delivery
8 23 (15.33%) Risk Management
9 21 (14.00%) Problem Management
10 20 (13.33%) Information Security
11 18 (12.00%) Migration
12 16 (10.67%) Incident Management
12 16 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (8.67%) Change Management
13 13 (8.67%) Security Architecture
14 12 (8.00%) Configuration Management
14 12 (8.00%) ITIL V3
15 11 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (7.33%) DevOps
16 10 (6.67%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.67%) SQL
2 8 (5.33%) Perl
2 8 (5.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.33%) Python
3 4 (2.67%) C#
4 3 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.33%) VBScript
6 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.67%) C
6 1 (0.67%) C++
6 1 (0.67%) Java
6 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.67%) Degree
4 11 (7.33%) CLAS
5 9 (6.00%) CISSP
6 6 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.33%) CCNA
9 2 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.33%) MCSA
9 2 (1.33%) MCSE
9 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.33%) PMP
9 2 (1.33%) RHCE
9 2 (1.33%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (17.33%) SLA
2 15 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.67%) Government Security Classifications
3 10 (6.67%) PCI DSS
4 8 (5.33%) ISO22301
5 5 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (2.67%) COBIT
7 2 (1.33%) QA
8 1 (0.67%) BS25999
8 1 (0.67%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.67%) ISO27002
System Software
1 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 14 (9.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.67%) Docker
5 3 (2.00%) vSphere
6 2 (1.33%) Squid
6 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.67%) NFS
7 1 (0.67%) Samba
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (12.67%) Puppet
2 11 (7.33%) Ansible
3 7 (4.67%) Nagios
4 6 (4.00%) SCCM
5 4 (2.67%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.67%) SCOM
5 4 (2.67%) SELinux
6 2 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.33%) WSUS
7 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.67%) Control-M
7 1 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (18.67%) Oracle
2 25 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.67%) VMware
3 20 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 11 (7.33%) Cisco
5 10 (6.67%) Citrix
6 9 (6.00%) HP
6 9 (6.00%) SAP
7 8 (5.33%) F5
8 7 (4.67%) IBM
9 6 (4.00%) Mitel
10 5 (3.33%) Bloomberg
10 5 (3.33%) Reuters
10 5 (3.33%) Symantec
10 5 (3.33%) WorldPay
11 3 (2.00%) Fidessa
11 3 (2.00%) Informatica
12 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.33%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.33%) Sybase