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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 522 489 474
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -15
Contract jobs citing BCP 77 81 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 35
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£430 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £225 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £388
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 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 27 March 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 -16 74 £425 +3.03% 27
London -4 40 £430 +3.61% 14
South East -27 14 £381 -13.10% 3
City of London +15 12 £430 +91.11% 4
Surrey +9 5 £338 -10.00% 3
South West -5 4 £455 -0.27% 3
West Midlands -6 4 - -
Yorkshire -12 4 £338 - 2
Wiltshire +9 3 £455 -33.33%
South Yorkshire - 3 £338 - 1
Scotland - 3 £500 - 2
Birmingham - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £388 -
East of England +2 2 £225 - 3
Manchester -12 2 - - 1
Hampshire -14 2 £475 +6.74%
North West -16 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 £500 -
Sheffield - 2 £338 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 1 £450 - 1
Leeds -12 1 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £475 - 1
Brentwood - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £338 -
Essex - 1 - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 92 (61.33%) Business Continuity
2 83 (55.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 66 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (32.00%) ITIL
5 37 (24.67%) Finance
6 35 (23.33%) Windows
7 29 (19.33%) SQL
8 28 (18.67%) SQL Server
9 27 (18.00%) Microsoft
10 26 (17.33%) Service Delivery
11 23 (15.33%) Banking
11 23 (15.33%) LAN
12 22 (14.67%) WAN
13 20 (13.33%) Oracle
13 20 (13.33%) Service Management
14 19 (12.67%) VMware
14 19 (12.67%) Cisco
15 18 (12.00%) Active Directory
15 18 (12.00%) Incident Management
16 17 (11.33%) Linux
16 17 (11.33%) Firewall
17 16 (10.67%) SLA
18 15 (10.00%) T-SQL
18 15 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
18 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (9.33%) Migration
19 14 (9.33%) Management Information System
20 13 (8.67%) Investment Banking
20 13 (8.67%) PL/SQL
20 13 (8.67%) Degree

BCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (7.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.33%) IIS
5 4 (2.67%) JBoss
6 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.00%) Apache
7 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.33%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.67%) CMS
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (8.00%) MS Office
1 12 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.00%) MS Project
3 3 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.33%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 2 (1.33%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.67%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.33%) LAN
2 22 (14.67%) WAN
3 17 (11.33%) Firewall
4 11 (7.33%) SAN
5 10 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.00%) VPN
7 8 (5.33%) DNS
7 8 (5.33%) MPLS
8 7 (4.67%) SSL
9 6 (4.00%) BIG-IP
9 6 (4.00%) DSL
10 5 (3.33%) DHCP
10 5 (3.33%) VoIP
11 4 (2.67%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (2.67%) Network Security
11 4 (2.67%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.67%) Wireless
11 4 (2.67%) ISDN
11 4 (2.67%) PBX
12 3 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.00%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.00%) DTS
7 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.00%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Toad
1 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 37 (24.67%) Finance
2 23 (15.33%) Banking
3 13 (8.67%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.00%) Front Office
5 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.67%) Retail
7 4 (2.67%) Automotive
7 4 (2.67%) Legal
8 2 (1.33%) Marketing
8 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.67%) Electronics
9 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (21.33%) Analyst
2 16 (10.67%) Project Manager
3 13 (8.67%) Applications Support
4 11 (7.33%) Support Analyst
5 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (6.00%) Developer
6 9 (6.00%) Service Manager
7 8 (5.33%) Consultant
8 7 (4.67%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) DBA
9 6 (4.00%) Information Security Officer
9 6 (4.00%) Security Officer
9 6 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (4.00%) Database Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.33%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) HTML
1 2 (1.33%) .NET
1 2 (1.33%) Web Services
2 1 (0.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.33%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 8 (5.33%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.00%) Derivative
4 6 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.67%) IVR
5 4 (2.67%) Replication
6 3 (2.00%) Clustering
7 2 (1.33%) PKI
7 2 (1.33%) iSeries
7 2 (1.33%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.33%) AS400
7 2 (1.33%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.33%) Windows
2 17 (11.33%) Linux
3 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.67%) UNIX
6 9 (6.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.67%) Solaris
9 3 (2.00%) AIX
9 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (61.33%) Business Continuity
2 83 (55.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 66 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (32.00%) ITIL
5 26 (17.33%) Service Delivery
6 20 (13.33%) Service Management
7 18 (12.00%) Incident Management
8 15 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (9.33%) Migration
10 12 (8.00%) Project Management
11 11 (7.33%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (7.33%) Performance Management
11 11 (7.33%) Capacity Management
12 10 (6.67%) Information Security
13 9 (6.00%) E-Commerce
13 9 (6.00%) Problem Management
14 7 (4.67%) PRINCE2
14 7 (4.67%) ITSM
14 7 (4.67%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.33%) SQL
2 15 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 13 (8.67%) PL/SQL
4 10 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.33%) Python
7 7 (4.67%) C#
8 5 (3.33%) C++
8 5 (3.33%) VB
8 5 (3.33%) Ruby
9 3 (2.00%) Perl
9 3 (2.00%) Korn
10 2 (1.33%) Java
10 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.67%) Degree
2 9 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.67%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.00%) CCNA
6 5 (3.33%) HND
7 3 (2.00%) CISSP
7 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.00%) MCSE
8 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.33%) VCAP
8 2 (1.33%) VCP5
8 2 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.33%) CCSE
8 2 (1.33%) CCSA
8 2 (1.33%) CCNP
8 2 (1.33%) MCSA
8 2 (1.33%) ISEB
8 2 (1.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.67%) SLA
2 8 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.33%) BS7799
5 4 (2.67%) COBIT
6 2 (1.33%) QA
7 1 (0.67%) Basel II
7 1 (0.67%) BS25999
7 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) NLBS
3 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.00%) XenApp
4 5 (3.33%) Xen
5 4 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.00%) vSphere
7 2 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.33%) vCloud
7 2 (1.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.33%) NFS
7 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) WSUS
2 5 (3.33%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (2.67%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (2.00%) SCOM
4 3 (2.00%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.33%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.33%) SCCM
5 2 (1.33%) Puppet
5 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.33%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.67%) Nagios
6 1 (0.67%) Icinga
6 1 (0.67%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.67%) Cacti
Vendors
1 27 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.33%) Oracle
3 19 (12.67%) VMware
3 19 (12.67%) Cisco
4 11 (7.33%) Citrix
5 8 (5.33%) Sybase
5 8 (5.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.00%) SAP
7 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.33%) EMC
8 4 (2.67%) HP
9 3 (2.00%) Juniper
9 3 (2.00%) Lotus
9 3 (2.00%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.00%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.00%) MobileIron
9 3 (2.00%) F5
10 2 (1.33%) MarketAxess
10 2 (1.33%) Tradeweb
10 2 (1.33%) 3PAR
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