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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning
Rank 555 572 551
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 78 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.068% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.089% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 23 20
Average daily rate
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£365 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £296 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £590 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £394 £365
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £54.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+170.00% -20.00%

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Business Continuity Planning Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 +36 77 £365 -8.75% 15
London +30 42 £373 -6.87% 5
South East -6 22 £208 -58.50% 6
City of London +12 12 £340 -15.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 10 £205 - 1
Milton Keynes - 9 £205 - 1
West Midlands +12 6 £400 - 2
Coventry - 4 £400 -
Berkshire - 4 - - 3
Surrey +1 3 £420 +29.23% 2
Yorkshire -29 3 £350 -6.04% 1
Hampshire - 3 £295 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
East Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
North West - 2 - -
Hull - 2 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -26 1 - -
West Yorkshire -30 1 - - 1
North East -33 1 - -
East of England - 1 £175 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £175 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Buckingham - 1 - -
Bletchley - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £300 -

Business Continuity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 118 (92.19%) BCP
3 76 (59.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (40.63%) ITIL
5 50 (39.06%) Windows
6 45 (35.16%) Microsoft
7 41 (32.03%) Cisco
7 41 (32.03%) Firewall
8 39 (30.47%) Active Directory
9 36 (28.13%) Service Management
10 34 (26.56%) LAN
11 32 (25.00%) WAN
12 31 (24.22%) MS Exchange
13 30 (23.44%) CheckPoint
13 30 (23.44%) VMware
13 30 (23.44%) Performance Management
14 29 (22.66%) Problem Management
15 28 (21.88%) MS Office
16 27 (21.09%) DSL
16 27 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (20.31%) Windows 7
17 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (19.53%) MPLS
18 25 (19.53%) Blackberry
18 25 (19.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 25 (19.53%) NLBS
18 25 (19.53%) BIG-IP
19 24 (18.75%) WSUS
19 24 (18.75%) Service Delivery
19 24 (18.75%) MS Excel

Business Continuity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 31 (24.22%) MS Exchange
2 25 (19.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (7.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.91%) IIS
5 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (21.88%) MS Office
2 24 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 15 (11.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Force.com
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (32.03%) Firewall
2 34 (26.56%) LAN
3 32 (25.00%) WAN
4 27 (21.09%) DSL
5 25 (19.53%) BIG-IP
5 25 (19.53%) MPLS
6 16 (12.50%) SAN
7 12 (9.38%) Internet
8 9 (7.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (7.03%) VPN
9 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.69%) Wireless
10 5 (3.91%) DHCP
11 4 (3.13%) VoIP
11 4 (3.13%) DNS
11 4 (3.13%) IPsec
12 3 (2.34%) DDNS
12 3 (2.34%) LDAP
12 3 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.47%) MS Access
4 4 (3.13%) Big Data
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) QlikView
General
1 17 (13.28%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Legal
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Local Government
4 2 (1.56%) Automotive
4 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Front Office
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (35.94%) Analyst
2 17 (13.28%) Business Analyst
2 17 (13.28%) Operations Analyst
3 14 (10.94%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (7.81%) Service Manager
5 9 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.03%) Security Manager
6 8 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.47%) Services Delivery Manager
7 7 (5.47%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Architect
9 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) IT Security Manager
9 5 (3.91%) IT Services Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) .NET
2 1 (0.78%) CSS
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.78%) Middleware
2 1 (0.78%) LAMP
2 1 (0.78%) Ajax
2 1 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.78%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) Blackberry
2 17 (13.28%) Fat Client
2 17 (13.28%) Thin Client
3 13 (10.16%) Data Centre
3 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
4 11 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.47%) PKI
6 4 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.34%) NHS
8 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.78%) CCTV
9 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.78%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.06%) Windows
2 27 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (20.31%) Windows 7
3 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (11.72%) Linux
5 7 (5.47%) UNIX
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.78%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 118 (92.19%) BCP
3 76 (59.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (40.63%) ITIL
5 36 (28.13%) Service Management
6 30 (23.44%) Performance Management
7 29 (22.66%) Problem Management
8 24 (18.75%) Service Delivery
9 23 (17.97%) ITSM
10 16 (12.50%) Change Management
10 16 (12.50%) Project Management
11 14 (10.94%) Information Security
12 13 (10.16%) Security Management
13 12 (9.38%) GAP Analysis
13 12 (9.38%) PRINCE2
13 12 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
14 11 (8.59%) Data Modelling
15 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
15 9 (7.03%) Migration
15 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.34%) C
4 1 (0.78%) Java
4 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.78%) Perl
4 1 (0.78%) PHP
4 1 (0.78%) VBScript
4 1 (0.78%) Python
4 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.78%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.47%) CISM
2 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.69%) CISA
3 6 (4.69%) CCNA
3 6 (4.69%) CISSP
3 6 (4.69%) Degree
4 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.13%) MCSE
4 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (3.13%) CCSA
4 4 (3.13%) CCSE
4 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.34%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) MCSA
5 3 (2.34%) CCNP
5 3 (2.34%) CRISC
6 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.50%) SLA
2 12 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.25%) BS25999
4 4 (3.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.34%) BS7799
6 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.56%) COBIT
6 2 (1.56%) QA
7 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.78%) TickIT
System Software
1 39 (30.47%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.53%) NLBS
3 23 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (11.72%) Hyper-V
5 14 (10.94%) Xen
6 9 (7.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 9 (7.03%) XenApp
7 4 (3.13%) vSphere
7 4 (3.13%) Snort
7 4 (3.13%) Squid
8 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 24 (18.75%) WSUS
2 4 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.34%) SCCM
4 2 (1.56%) Nessus
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.78%) Cacti
5 1 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.78%) Icinga
Vendors
1 45 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 41 (32.03%) Cisco
3 30 (23.44%) VMware
3 30 (23.44%) CheckPoint
4 21 (16.41%) Citrix
5 5 (3.91%) HP
6 4 (3.13%) Oracle
6 4 (3.13%) NetApp
7 3 (2.34%) Nokia
8 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.56%) Websense
8 2 (1.56%) Avaya
8 2 (1.56%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.56%) F5
9 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.78%) CommVault
9 1 (0.78%) SAP
9 1 (0.78%) Dell
9 1 (0.78%) EMC
9 1 (0.78%) Intel