The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for BCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 123 117
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6  
Contract jobs citing BCP 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.16% 0.084% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.11% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £550 £228 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +141.75% -41.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £213 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £244 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.89 £13.50 £11.29
% change year-on-year -19.37% +19.57%  

BCP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1486 1903 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.29% 79.92% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 3843 2994
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 195 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing BCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for BCP in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BCP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BCP in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 £550 -
Slough - 1 - -
BCP
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for BCP.

1 16 (88.89%) Business Continuity
2 12 (66.67%) WFM
3 11 (61.11%) High Availability
3 11 (61.11%) Business Continuity Planning
3 11 (61.11%) Data Centre
3 11 (61.11%) Avaya
3 11 (61.11%) Avaya Certification
4 10 (55.56%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) Workforce Optimisation
4 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (16.67%) Data Security
6 3 (16.67%) Genesys
6 3 (16.67%) SAN
6 3 (16.67%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) BGP
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (11.11%) ISO 22301
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (11.11%) Verint
7 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) LAN
7 2 (11.11%) WAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) BGP
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (11.11%) CTI
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Technical Leader
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Genesys Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Avaya Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery Manager
3 2 (11.11%) IP Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Business Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPT Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) IVR
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Business Continuity
2 12 (66.67%) WFM
3 11 (61.11%) Business Continuity Planning
3 11 (61.11%) High Availability
4 10 (55.56%) Workforce Optimisation
5 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (16.67%) Data Security
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (11.11%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Avaya
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Genesys
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Verint
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) NICE Systems