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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning
Rank 513 529 554
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +25
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity Planning 59 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.068% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.093% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 16
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£378 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £443 £538
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -17.67%
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
39001 36635 40786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 72.85% 70.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24217 22128 23288
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1074 1421
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £46.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%

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 14 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 14 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 +21 59 £378 -11.17% 15
London +28 34 £458 +7.64% 2
South East +3 15 £325 +8.33% 6
City of London +36 13 £415 -19.02%
Surrey +3 7 £325 +8.33% 4
West Midlands -4 6 £425 -17.07% 1
Birmingham -5 5 £488 -4.87% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £200 +110.52%
Milton Keynes -7 3 £200 +110.52%
Yorkshire +8 1 £388 -18.42% 1
West Yorkshire +2 1 £388 -18.42%
Leeds 0 1 £388 -18.42%
East of England -17 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Amersham - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Ludlow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1

Business Continuity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 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.

1 103 (99.04%) Business Continuity
2 81 (77.88%) BCP
3 43 (41.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (34.62%) Finance
5 28 (26.92%) Firewall
6 26 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 24 (23.08%) ITIL
8 23 (22.12%) Cisco
9 22 (21.15%) Project Management
10 18 (17.31%) Service Delivery
10 18 (17.31%) Windows
10 18 (17.31%) SQL
10 18 (17.31%) Performance Management
11 17 (16.35%) Juniper
12 16 (15.38%) Wireless
12 16 (15.38%) Network Security
12 16 (15.38%) Security Architecture
12 16 (15.38%) F5
13 15 (14.42%) Degree
13 15 (14.42%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (14.42%) Incident Management
13 15 (14.42%) SSL
14 14 (13.46%) VPN
14 14 (13.46%) MS Office
15 13 (12.50%) UNIX
15 13 (12.50%) Active Directory
15 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (11.54%) SLA

Business Continuity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 (10.58%) IIS
2 8 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.73%) CICS
3 7 (6.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.73%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.85%) Apache
6 3 (2.88%) MS Project Server
6 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.92%) Drupal
8 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (13.46%) MS Office
2 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.69%) MS Project
4 3 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.96%) BASE24
1 1 (0.96%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.96%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.92%) Firewall
2 16 (15.38%) Wireless
2 16 (15.38%) Network Security
3 15 (14.42%) SSL
4 14 (13.46%) VPN
5 11 (10.58%) LAN
5 11 (10.58%) WAN
6 9 (8.65%) MPLS
6 9 (8.65%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (6.73%) SAN
8 5 (4.81%) DSL
8 5 (4.81%) BIG-IP
9 4 (3.85%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (3.85%) DNS
10 3 (2.88%) DHCP
10 3 (2.88%) Internet
10 3 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.77%) MySQL
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.92%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.96%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (34.62%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Back Office
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Front Office
5 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) Analyst
2 17 (16.35%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) Project Engineer
4 10 (9.62%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.65%) IT Security Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Consultant
7 6 (5.77%) Administrator
7 6 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Server Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Developer
8 4 (3.85%) DBA
9 3 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (2.88%) Security Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) Web Services
2 1 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.65%) Fat Client
2 9 (8.65%) Thin Client
2 9 (8.65%) Clustering
3 8 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.88%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.88%) Replication
5 3 (2.88%) Economics
6 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.92%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Derivative
7 1 (0.96%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.96%) RMADS
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 13 (12.50%) UNIX
2 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.69%) Linux
4 7 (6.73%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.73%) Solaris
5 6 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (99.04%) Business Continuity
2 81 (77.88%) BCP
3 43 (41.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (23.08%) ITIL
5 22 (21.15%) Project Management
6 18 (17.31%) Service Delivery
6 18 (17.31%) Performance Management
7 16 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 15 (14.42%) Incident Management
8 15 (14.42%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (11.54%) Problem Management
10 11 (10.58%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (9.62%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.69%) Information Security
12 8 (7.69%) Service Management
13 7 (6.73%) ERP
13 7 (6.73%) Change Management
14 6 (5.77%) Migration
14 6 (5.77%) PRINCE2
14 6 (5.77%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.31%) SQL
2 9 (8.65%) Bash Shell
3 7 (6.73%) Korn
4 5 (4.81%) C
5 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.92%) Perl
5 2 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (0.96%) VBA
6 1 (0.96%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Degree
2 7 (6.73%) CISSP
3 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.81%) CCA
4 5 (4.81%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.88%) CEH
7 2 (1.92%) MCITP
7 2 (1.92%) CISA
7 2 (1.92%) CISM
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.92%) MCSE
7 2 (1.92%) MCSA
8 1 (0.96%) CCIE
8 1 (0.96%) CCNP
8 1 (0.96%) CCDP
8 1 (0.96%) ISEB
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.54%) SLA
2 10 (9.62%) QA
3 6 (5.77%) BS25999
4 5 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.88%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.92%) ISO 9000
6 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.96%) BS7799
7 1 (0.96%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.77%) XenApp
3 6 (5.77%) Xen
4 5 (4.81%) NLBS
4 5 (4.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.96%) vSphere
7 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) Foglight
2 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.92%) WSUS
2 2 (1.92%) SCOM
3 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (22.12%) Cisco
3 17 (16.35%) Juniper
4 16 (15.38%) F5
5 12 (11.54%) VMware
6 11 (10.58%) IBM
7 10 (9.62%) Citrix
8 7 (6.73%) Websense
8 7 (6.73%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.73%) Ruckus Wireless
9 6 (5.77%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.81%) Oracle
11 4 (3.85%) BT
11 4 (3.85%) Avaya
12 3 (2.88%) Sybase
12 3 (2.88%) HP
13 2 (1.92%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.92%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.92%) NetApp
13 2 (1.92%) Remedy