The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity Planning over the 3 months to 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning
Rank 536 532 499
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -33
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 41 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.053% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.072% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 26
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£400 £368 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £543 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £394
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -11.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £44.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% -59.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -

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
38243 36175 32672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.25% 74.28% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 22006 19405
Average daily rate £422 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1114 1321
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Business Continuity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity Planning within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Continuity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning within the UK.

Business Continuity Planning Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Business Continuity Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity Planning within the UK.

Business Continuity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Continuity Planning
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 Business Continuity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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 -9 36 £400 +9.58% 17
London -2 20 £430 +5.52% 12
South East - 12 £375 - 2
City of London +27 10 £438 - 5
Surrey - 5 £356 - 2
Scotland -5 4 £350 -53.33% 1
Hampshire - 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £313 - 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £313 - 1
Kent - 2 £328 -
Leeds - 2 £313 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £525 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -
Selby - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -

Business Continuity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Continuity Planning 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 Business Continuity Planning.

1 104 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 82 (78.85%) BCP
3 46 (44.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 44 (42.31%) ITIL
5 28 (26.92%) Finance
6 23 (22.12%) Service Delivery
6 23 (22.12%) Windows
7 21 (20.19%) Cisco
7 21 (20.19%) Firewall
8 18 (17.31%) WAN
8 18 (17.31%) Active Directory
9 17 (16.35%) LAN
9 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
9 17 (16.35%) Performance Management
10 16 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (15.38%) MS Office
10 16 (15.38%) Service Management
11 15 (14.42%) ITSM
11 15 (14.42%) CheckPoint
11 15 (14.42%) VMware
11 15 (14.42%) Problem Management
12 14 (13.46%) Project Management
12 14 (13.46%) MS Exchange
12 14 (13.46%) SLA
12 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (12.50%) Incident Management
14 12 (11.54%) Degree
14 12 (11.54%) Information Security
14 12 (11.54%) MPLS

Business Continuity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Continuity Planning 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 Business Continuity Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.88%) IIS
5 2 (1.92%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.96%) Apache
6 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 16 (15.38%) MS Office
2 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.88%) MS Project
3 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.92%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.96%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.96%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.19%) Firewall
2 18 (17.31%) WAN
3 17 (16.35%) LAN
4 12 (11.54%) MPLS
5 11 (10.58%) SAN
6 10 (9.62%) BIG-IP
6 10 (9.62%) VPN
6 10 (9.62%) DSL
7 5 (4.81%) SSL
7 5 (4.81%) Network Security
8 4 (3.85%) DNS
9 3 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.88%) Wireless
9 3 (2.88%) DHCP
9 3 (2.88%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.92%) VPLS
10 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.92%) IPsec
10 2 (1.92%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.92%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.88%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.96%) OLAP
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle OWB
General
1 28 (26.92%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Legal
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
4 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.88%) Front Office
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
5 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Advertising
6 2 (1.92%) Automotive
7 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Analyst
2 9 (8.65%) Business Analyst
2 9 (8.65%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (5.77%) Security Analyst
4 6 (5.77%) Service Manager
4 6 (5.77%) Business Manager
4 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (4.81%) Consultant
5 5 (4.81%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) Business Continuity Manager
6 4 (3.85%) Transition Manager
6 4 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) Information Security Officer
6 4 (3.85%) Security Officer
7 3 (2.88%) Network Services Manager
7 3 (2.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) X-Windows
1 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.62%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.88%) CMDB
6 3 (2.88%) PKI
6 3 (2.88%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.92%) CESG
7 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.92%) AS400
7 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.92%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.92%) iSeries
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.96%) DTV
8 1 (0.96%) NHS
8 1 (0.96%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.12%) Windows
2 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (9.62%) Windows 7
5 9 (8.65%) Linux
6 2 (1.92%) VME
6 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 82 (78.85%) BCP
3 46 (44.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 44 (42.31%) ITIL
5 23 (22.12%) Service Delivery
6 17 (16.35%) Performance Management
7 16 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (15.38%) Service Management
8 15 (14.42%) ITSM
8 15 (14.42%) Problem Management
9 14 (13.46%) Project Management
10 13 (12.50%) Incident Management
11 12 (11.54%) Information Security
12 11 (10.58%) Risk Management
13 9 (8.65%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (6.73%) Mentoring
14 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
14 7 (6.73%) Data Protection
15 6 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.88%) Python
3 1 (0.96%) VBScript
3 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) Degree
2 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) CISSP
4 5 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.85%) HND
5 4 (3.85%) CCNA
5 4 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.85%) CISA
5 4 (3.85%) CISM
5 4 (3.85%) ISEB
5 4 (3.85%) CRISC
6 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.88%) MCSE
7 2 (1.92%) CCSA
7 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.92%) CCSE
7 2 (1.92%) MCSA
7 2 (1.92%) CCDA
7 2 (1.92%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.46%) SLA
2 10 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.77%) COBIT
3 6 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.85%) BS7799
5 3 (2.88%) QA
6 2 (1.92%) BS25999
6 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.92%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.96%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.62%) NLBS
4 8 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.69%) XenApp
5 7 (6.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (6.73%) Xen
6 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) WSUS
2 2 (1.92%) Nessus
3 1 (0.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) SCOM
3 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (20.19%) Cisco
2 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.42%) CheckPoint
3 15 (14.42%) VMware
4 10 (9.62%) Citrix
5 6 (5.77%) Oracle
6 5 (4.81%) Informatica
7 4 (3.85%) Avaya
7 4 (3.85%) Juniper
8 3 (2.88%) F5
8 3 (2.88%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.92%) SAP
9 2 (1.92%) Adobe
9 2 (1.92%) HP
9 2 (1.92%) Lotus
10 1 (0.96%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.96%) Remedy
10 1 (0.96%) Websense
10 1 (0.96%) Sage
10 1 (0.96%) NetApp
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