The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning
Rank 539 533 561
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 49 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.059% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.080% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 15
Average daily rate
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£353 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £525
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.93 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.93 - £40.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 -5 48 £352 -13.02% 15
London +30 28 £440 +2.92% 3
South East -5 12 £325 +31.31% 6
City of London +18 9 - - 1
Surrey - 5 £325 - 4
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £200 +110.52% 1
West Midlands -14 3 £375 -26.82% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £380 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £380 -
Leeds - 3 £380 -
Milton Keynes +1 2 £200 +110.52% 1
Birmingham -3 2 £325 -36.58% 1
Brentwood - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Ludlow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -

Business Continuity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 102 (99.03%) Business Continuity
2 79 (76.70%) BCP
3 41 (39.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (33.01%) Finance
5 28 (27.18%) Firewall
6 23 (22.33%) ITIL
6 23 (22.33%) Cisco
7 22 (21.36%) Microsoft
8 21 (20.39%) Project Management
9 18 (17.48%) Service Delivery
10 17 (16.50%) Juniper
10 17 (16.50%) SQL
11 16 (15.53%) Network Security
11 16 (15.53%) Windows
11 16 (15.53%) Wireless
11 16 (15.53%) F5
12 15 (14.56%) Security Architecture
12 15 (14.56%) SSL
12 15 (14.56%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (13.59%) Performance Management
13 14 (13.59%) VPN
13 14 (13.59%) MS Office
14 13 (12.62%) UNIX
14 13 (12.62%) Degree
15 12 (11.65%) Incident Management
16 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
16 11 (10.68%) IIS
16 11 (10.68%) SLA
16 11 (10.68%) LAN
16 11 (10.68%) WAN

Business Continuity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (10.68%) IIS
2 7 (6.80%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.80%) Tomcat
2 7 (6.80%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (6.80%) CICS
3 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.88%) Apache
6 3 (2.91%) MS Project Server
6 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.97%) Drupal
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (13.59%) MS Office
2 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.77%) MS Project
4 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) BASE24
1 1 (0.97%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.97%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.18%) Firewall
2 16 (15.53%) Network Security
2 16 (15.53%) Wireless
3 15 (14.56%) SSL
4 14 (13.59%) VPN
5 11 (10.68%) LAN
5 11 (10.68%) WAN
6 9 (8.74%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (8.74%) MPLS
7 5 (4.85%) BIG-IP
7 5 (4.85%) SAN
7 5 (4.85%) DSL
8 4 (3.88%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (3.88%) DNS
8 4 (3.88%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.91%) DHCP
9 3 (2.91%) Internet
10 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.94%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (6.80%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.85%) MySQL
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
General
1 34 (33.01%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.91%) Back Office
5 2 (1.94%) Front Office
5 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Publishing
6 1 (0.97%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (23.30%) Analyst
2 17 (16.50%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) Project Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.74%) IT Security Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Service Manager
6 7 (6.80%) Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Consultant
7 6 (5.83%) Administrator
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) DBA
9 4 (3.88%) Server Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Business Continuity Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Security Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Citrix Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Clustering
1 9 (8.74%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.80%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.80%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.83%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.91%) CESG
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
5 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.91%) Economics
5 3 (2.91%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.94%) NHS
6 2 (1.94%) RMADS
6 2 (1.94%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.97%) IVR
7 1 (0.97%) Equities
7 1 (0.97%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.97%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 13 (12.62%) UNIX
3 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.77%) Linux
5 7 (6.80%) Solaris
5 7 (6.80%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.97%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (99.03%) Business Continuity
2 79 (76.70%) BCP
3 41 (39.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (22.33%) ITIL
5 21 (20.39%) Project Management
6 18 (17.48%) Service Delivery
7 15 (14.56%) Security Architecture
7 15 (14.56%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (13.59%) Performance Management
9 12 (11.65%) Incident Management
10 10 (9.71%) Problem Management
10 10 (9.71%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (9.71%) Risk Management
11 9 (8.74%) Service Management
12 8 (7.77%) Information Security
13 7 (6.80%) ERP
13 7 (6.80%) Change Management
14 6 (5.83%) Data Cleansing
14 6 (5.83%) Security Management
14 6 (5.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.50%) SQL
2 9 (8.74%) Bash Shell
3 7 (6.80%) Korn
4 5 (4.85%) C
5 2 (1.94%) Perl
6 1 (0.97%) PHP
6 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.97%) VBA
6 1 (0.97%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Degree
2 7 (6.80%) CISSP
2 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.91%) CEH
4 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.91%) CCA
4 3 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.91%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.94%) CISA
5 2 (1.94%) CISM
5 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.94%) MCSE
5 2 (1.94%) MCSA
5 2 (1.94%) MCITP
6 1 (0.97%) CCIE
6 1 (0.97%) CCNP
6 1 (0.97%) CCDP
6 1 (0.97%) ISEB
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) SLA
2 10 (9.71%) QA
3 6 (5.83%) BS25999
3 6 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.91%) ISO 14001
5 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.94%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.97%) COBIT
6 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.97%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.85%) NLBS
3 4 (3.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.88%) XenApp
3 4 (3.88%) Xen
3 4 (3.88%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.97%) vSphere
6 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Foglight
2 2 (1.94%) WSUS
2 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.97%) SCOM
3 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.97%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) Cisco
2 22 (21.36%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.50%) Juniper
4 16 (15.53%) F5
5 11 (10.68%) IBM
6 10 (9.71%) VMware
7 8 (7.77%) Citrix
8 7 (6.80%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.80%) Websense
8 7 (6.80%) Ruckus Wireless
9 6 (5.83%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.85%) Oracle
11 4 (3.88%) BT
11 4 (3.88%) Avaya
12 3 (2.91%) Sybase
12 3 (2.91%) HP
13 2 (1.94%) NetApp
14 1 (0.97%) SAP
14 1 (0.97%) Temenos
14 1 (0.97%) McAfee
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