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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning
Rank 565 547 570
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 47 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.074% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.100% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 20
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£384 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £452 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +2.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-19.00% -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +1 45 £394 -1.56% 17
London +18 22 £365 -13.09% 8
City of London +34 8 £400 -27.27% 3
South East +2 6 £500 +26.58% 3
West Midlands -13 5 £413 -19.51% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £373 - 3
West Yorkshire - 4 £373 - 3
Leeds - 4 £373 - 2
Birmingham -1 3 £400 -21.95% 1
South West -43 3 £363 -13.69% 1
Surrey - 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £363 - 1
Edinburgh -2 1 £155 - 1
Scotland -14 1 £155 -22.50% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Business Continuity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 105 (99.06%) Business Continuity
2 82 (77.36%) BCP
3 37 (34.91%) Finance
4 36 (33.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (33.02%) Firewall
6 33 (31.13%) ITIL
7 30 (28.30%) Cisco
8 23 (21.70%) Windows
9 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
9 20 (18.87%) Juniper
9 20 (18.87%) Network Security
10 19 (17.92%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (16.98%) Project Management
11 18 (16.98%) F5
12 17 (16.04%) Security Architecture
12 17 (16.04%) Wireless
12 17 (16.04%) SSL
12 17 (16.04%) VPN
12 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (14.15%) Degree
15 14 (13.21%) Problem Management
15 14 (13.21%) Service Delivery
15 14 (13.21%) Service Management
15 14 (13.21%) Active Directory
15 14 (13.21%) MS Office
16 13 (12.26%) Risk Assessment
17 12 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (11.32%) Risk Management
17 12 (11.32%) VMware

Business Continuity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.83%) IIS
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.83%) MS Project Server
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.94%) CICS
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.94%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (13.21%) MS Office
2 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.83%) MS Project
3 3 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.94%) Changepoint
1 1 (0.94%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.94%) BASE24
1 1 (0.94%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.02%) Firewall
2 20 (18.87%) Network Security
3 17 (16.04%) Wireless
3 17 (16.04%) SSL
3 17 (16.04%) VPN
4 11 (10.38%) Reverse Proxy
5 10 (9.43%) WAN
6 9 (8.49%) LAN
7 7 (6.60%) MPLS
7 7 (6.60%) DSL
7 7 (6.60%) SAN
7 7 (6.60%) BIG-IP
8 4 (3.77%) DHCP
9 3 (2.83%) DNS
9 3 (2.83%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.89%) Internet
11 1 (0.94%) Intranet
11 1 (0.94%) OSPF
11 1 (0.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.94%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 37 (34.91%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.83%) Legal
5 3 (2.83%) Back Office
6 2 (1.89%) Front Office
6 2 (1.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (25.47%) Analyst
2 17 (16.04%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.15%) Project Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) IT Security Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Security Analyst
5 8 (7.55%) Service Manager
6 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Architect
7 6 (5.66%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Consultant
8 5 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.77%) Server Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Service Continuity Manager
10 3 (2.83%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) Middleware
1 1 (0.94%) X-Windows
1 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.60%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.66%) Clustering
4 4 (3.77%) CESG
5 3 (2.83%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.83%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.83%) Economics
6 2 (1.89%) RMADS
6 2 (1.89%) PKI
6 2 (1.89%) NHS
6 2 (1.89%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.89%) Replication
7 1 (0.94%) Statistics
7 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.94%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.70%) Windows
2 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (8.49%) Linux
4 9 (8.49%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.66%) UNIX
6 2 (1.89%) VME
7 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.94%) AIX
7 1 (0.94%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (99.06%) Business Continuity
2 82 (77.36%) BCP
3 36 (33.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (31.13%) ITIL
5 19 (17.92%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (16.98%) Project Management
7 17 (16.04%) Security Architecture
8 14 (13.21%) Problem Management
8 14 (13.21%) Service Delivery
8 14 (13.21%) Service Management
9 13 (12.26%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (11.32%) Risk Management
11 11 (10.38%) Change Management
11 11 (10.38%) Performance Management
12 9 (8.49%) Information Security
13 8 (7.55%) ITSM
13 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (6.60%) Security Management
14 7 (6.60%) Incident Management
15 6 (5.66%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) SQL
2 5 (4.72%) C
3 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (0.94%) PowerHouse
5 1 (0.94%) PHP
5 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.94%) VBA
5 1 (0.94%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Degree
2 7 (6.60%) CISSP
2 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.83%) CISA
4 3 (2.83%) CISM
4 3 (2.83%) CCA
4 3 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) CEH
5 2 (1.89%) CRISC
5 2 (1.89%) ISEB
5 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.89%) CCNA
6 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) SLA
2 7 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.60%) QA
3 4 (3.77%) BS25999
3 4 (3.77%) ISO 14001
4 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.89%) Solvency II
5 2 (1.89%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.60%) NLBS
4 5 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.72%) XenApp
5 4 (3.77%) Xen
5 4 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) WSUS
2 3 (2.83%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.89%) Nessus
4 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 30 (28.30%) Cisco
2 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.87%) Juniper
3 18 (16.98%) F5
4 12 (11.32%) VMware
5 11 (10.38%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.60%) Websense
6 7 (6.60%) Blue Coat
6 7 (6.60%) Ruckus Wireless
7 6 (5.66%) Citrix
8 5 (4.72%) Oracle
8 5 (4.72%) HP
8 5 (4.72%) IBM
9 3 (2.83%) NetApp
9 3 (2.83%) Sybase
10 1 (0.94%) McAfee
10 1 (0.94%) Temenos
10 1 (0.94%) Avaya
10 1 (0.94%) Sage
10 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds
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