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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning
Rank 542 549 515
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -34
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 55 50 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.092% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.12% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 17
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£340 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.97% +10.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £630 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.44% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 April 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 April 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 +4 55 £340 -17.97% 26
London -12 26 £338 -18.67% 11
South East -14 12 £381 - 6
South West +2 5 £440 - 5
Yorkshire -22 5 £338 -
Surrey - 5 £338 - 3
East of England +13 4 £363 -1.36%
Berkshire +8 4 £388 - 2
City of London +7 4 £331 -7.01% 6
South Yorkshire - 3 £338 -
Wiltshire - 3 £455 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £338 -
Oxfordshire -16 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
East Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £413 -
Epsom - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £413 -
Hull - 2 £325 -
Milton Keynes -4 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - - 1
Manchester -9 1 - - 1
North West -20 1 - - 1
West Midlands -21 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £338 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 -

Business Continuity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 95 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 86 (90.53%) BCP
3 57 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (42.11%) ITIL
5 26 (27.37%) LAN
5 26 (27.37%) Finance
6 25 (26.32%) WAN
7 24 (25.26%) Service Delivery
8 23 (24.21%) Firewall
8 23 (24.21%) Service Management
9 21 (22.11%) Windows
10 20 (21.05%) Cisco
11 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 19 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 19 (20.00%) Incident Management
12 17 (17.89%) Performance Management
13 15 (15.79%) MS Exchange
14 14 (14.74%) MS Office
14 14 (14.74%) SLA
14 14 (14.74%) CheckPoint
14 14 (14.74%) VMware
15 13 (13.68%) MPLS
15 13 (13.68%) Problem Management
16 12 (12.63%) Risk Assessment
16 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (12.63%) Citrix
16 12 (12.63%) Management Information System
16 12 (12.63%) Blackberry
16 12 (12.63%) Project Management
16 12 (12.63%) Windows 7

Business Continuity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 15 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.16%) IIS
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.11%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MS Office
2 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.16%) MS Project
4 2 (2.11%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) LAN
2 25 (26.32%) WAN
3 23 (24.21%) Firewall
4 13 (13.68%) MPLS
5 11 (11.58%) DSL
5 11 (11.58%) BIG-IP
6 8 (8.42%) VPN
7 6 (6.32%) SAN
8 5 (5.26%) SSL
8 5 (5.26%) Wireless
9 3 (3.16%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (3.16%) Network Security
9 3 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.16%) DNS
9 3 (3.16%) VoIP
10 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.11%) OSPF
10 2 (2.11%) BGP
10 2 (2.11%) EIGRP
10 2 (2.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.16%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.05%) Big Data
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 26 (27.37%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Automotive
3 5 (5.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Local Government
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.42%) Service Manager
3 8 (8.42%) Operations Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Services Delivery Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.16%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.16%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Blackberry
1 12 (12.63%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.47%) Thin Client
2 9 (9.47%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.16%) PKI
6 2 (2.11%) AS400
6 2 (2.11%) iSeries
6 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.05%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.05%) iPhone
7 1 (1.05%) CCTV
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (12.63%) Windows 7
3 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.32%) Linux
5 3 (3.16%) UNIX
5 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.05%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 86 (90.53%) BCP
3 57 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (42.11%) ITIL
5 24 (25.26%) Service Delivery
6 23 (24.21%) Service Management
7 19 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 17 (17.89%) Performance Management
9 13 (13.68%) Problem Management
10 12 (12.63%) Project Management
10 12 (12.63%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (11.58%) ITSM
12 9 (9.47%) Information Security
13 7 (7.37%) Risk Management
14 6 (6.32%) Security Management
14 6 (6.32%) Penetration Testing
15 5 (5.26%) Information Management
15 5 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
15 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
15 5 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.05%) VBScript
2 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Degree
2 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.21%) MCSE
5 4 (4.21%) CCNA
6 3 (3.16%) HND
6 3 (3.16%) CCNP
6 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.16%) CISSP
7 2 (2.11%) VCP5
7 2 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.11%) VCAP
7 2 (2.11%) CISA
7 2 (2.11%) CISM
7 2 (2.11%) CCSA
7 2 (2.11%) CCSE
7 2 (2.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) SLA
2 9 (9.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.21%) COBIT
3 4 (4.21%) BS7799
3 4 (4.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.16%) QA
5 1 (1.05%) BS25999
5 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.05%) TickIT
5 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) NLBS
3 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.32%) Xen
5 3 (3.16%) XenApp
5 3 (3.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.05%) vSphere
7 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) WSUS
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) Cacti
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
3 1 (1.05%) Icinga
3 1 (1.05%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Cisco
2 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.74%) CheckPoint
3 14 (14.74%) VMware
4 12 (12.63%) Citrix
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle
6 3 (3.16%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.16%) SAP
6 3 (3.16%) Juniper
6 3 (3.16%) F5
6 3 (3.16%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.11%) Websense
7 2 (2.11%) NetApp
7 2 (2.11%) Lotus
7 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.11%) Sybase
7 2 (2.11%) Adobe
8 1 (1.05%) HP
8 1 (1.05%) Dell
8 1 (1.05%) EMC
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