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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning
Rank 570 544 558
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +14
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 41 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.073% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.099% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £291 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £548 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
42045 39415 41397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.46% 73.73% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26091 24205 23959
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1093 1499
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 -8 40 £400 - 25
London +22 21 £400 - 7
City of London +39 8 £400 -27.27% 4
South East -7 5 £413 +3.12% 5
West Midlands -16 4 £400 -21.95% 4
Yorkshire - 4 £373 - 1
Leeds - 4 £373 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £373 - 1
Birmingham +3 3 £400 -21.95% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £200 +110.52%
Milton Keynes -3 1 £200 +110.52%
South West -34 1 £450 +7.14%
Surrey - 1 £325 - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Ludlow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 4
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 5
Scotland - - - - 3
East of England - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Newport - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Redhill - - - -

Business Continuity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 95 (98.96%) Business Continuity
2 74 (77.08%) BCP
3 32 (33.33%) Firewall
3 32 (33.33%) Finance
4 29 (30.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (30.21%) Cisco
5 25 (26.04%) ITIL
6 20 (20.83%) Juniper
7 19 (19.79%) Windows
7 19 (19.79%) Network Security
8 18 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (18.75%) F5
9 17 (17.71%) Security Architecture
9 17 (17.71%) SSL
9 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
9 17 (17.71%) Wireless
10 16 (16.67%) Project Management
10 16 (16.67%) VPN
11 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (13.54%) Degree
13 12 (12.50%) Performance Management
13 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (12.50%) Service Delivery
13 12 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (12.50%) VMware
14 11 (11.46%) Service Management
14 11 (11.46%) Active Directory
14 11 (11.46%) MS Office
14 11 (11.46%) Reverse Proxy

Business Continuity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 7 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.21%) IIS
4 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.13%) CICS
4 3 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.13%) MS Project Server
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Office
2 10 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.13%) MS Project
3 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.04%) BASE24
1 1 (1.04%) Changepoint
1 1 (1.04%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 32 (33.33%) Firewall
2 19 (19.79%) Network Security
3 17 (17.71%) Wireless
3 17 (17.71%) SSL
4 16 (16.67%) VPN
5 11 (11.46%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (8.33%) LAN
6 8 (8.33%) WAN
7 6 (6.25%) SAN
7 6 (6.25%) DSL
7 6 (6.25%) BIG-IP
7 6 (6.25%) MPLS
8 3 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.13%) DHCP
8 3 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.08%) Internet
9 2 (2.08%) DNS
10 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.04%) VoIP
10 1 (1.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.04%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
General
1 32 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.08%) Front Office
5 2 (2.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Analyst
2 17 (17.71%) Security Engineer
3 15 (15.63%) Project Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) IT Security Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Service Manager
6 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.21%) Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Server Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Service Continuity Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Business Continuity Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Applications Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.25%) Clustering
2 6 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.13%) CESG
3 3 (3.13%) Economics
3 3 (3.13%) Taxonomies
3 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.08%) RMADS
4 2 (2.08%) NHS
4 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.08%) Replication
4 2 (2.08%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.04%) IVR
5 1 (1.04%) PKI
5 1 (1.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.79%) Windows
2 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.33%) UNIX
4 7 (7.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.29%) Linux
5 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (1.04%) AIX
6 1 (1.04%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (98.96%) Business Continuity
2 74 (77.08%) BCP
3 29 (30.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (26.04%) ITIL
5 18 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (17.71%) Security Architecture
7 16 (16.67%) Project Management
8 12 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 12 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (12.50%) Performance Management
9 11 (11.46%) Service Management
10 10 (10.42%) Problem Management
11 9 (9.38%) Information Security
11 9 (9.38%) Risk Management
12 8 (8.33%) Incident Management
13 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (6.25%) Change Management
14 6 (6.25%) ITSM
14 6 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
14 6 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.42%) SQL
2 5 (5.21%) Bash Shell
2 5 (5.21%) C
3 3 (3.13%) Korn
4 2 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (1.04%) PHP
5 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) VBA
5 1 (1.04%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Degree
2 8 (8.33%) CISSP
3 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.13%) CISA
5 3 (3.13%) CISM
5 3 (3.13%) CEH
5 3 (3.13%) CCA
5 3 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.08%) CRISC
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.08%) CCNA
7 1 (1.04%) ISEB
7 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) SLA
2 7 (7.29%) QA
3 6 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (5.21%) BS25999
5 4 (4.17%) ISO 14001
6 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (2.08%) ISO 9000
7 2 (2.08%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.04%) BS7799
8 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.46%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.25%) NLBS
4 5 (5.21%) XenApp
5 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.17%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.17%) Xen
6 3 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 3 (3.13%) WSUS
2 1 (1.04%) SCOM
2 1 (1.04%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.04%) Nessus
2 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (30.21%) Cisco
2 20 (20.83%) Juniper
3 18 (18.75%) F5
4 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
5 12 (12.50%) VMware
6 10 (10.42%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.29%) Blue Coat
7 7 (7.29%) Ruckus Wireless
7 7 (7.29%) IBM
7 7 (7.29%) Websense
8 5 (5.21%) Oracle
8 5 (5.21%) HP
8 5 (5.21%) Citrix
9 3 (3.13%) Sybase
9 3 (3.13%) NetApp
10 1 (1.04%) McAfee
10 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.04%) Temenos
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