The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
UK / England
Rank 533 563 523
Rank change year-on-year +30 -40  
Contract jobs citing BCP 41 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 36
Median daily rate £450 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £566 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £453
% change year-on-year +3.33% -17.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £39.50

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34360 40698 38684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.96% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22779 27017 24364
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1001 1130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

BCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing BCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for BCP in England

BCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BCP in England

BCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BCP in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BCP in England

BCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BCP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BCP in England

BCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
South East +38 18 £278 +42.30%
London +8 13 £525 +16.66% 5
North West +34 6 £600 -
South West +1 2 - -
East Midlands +1 1 £350 -22.22%
East of England -2 1 £550 -
BCP
UK

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 England region with a requirement for BCP.

1 50 (54.95%) Business Continuity
2 43 (47.25%) Business Continuity Planning
3 29 (31.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (30.77%) ITIL
5 20 (21.98%) ITIL V3
6 19 (20.88%) Finance
7 18 (19.78%) Service Management
8 15 (16.48%) TOGAF
9 14 (15.38%) WFM
9 14 (15.38%) Data Centre
10 13 (14.29%) VMware
10 13 (14.29%) WAN
11 12 (13.19%) LAN
11 12 (13.19%) Avaya
11 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (12.09%) High Availability
12 11 (12.09%) Avaya Certification
13 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.99%) Oracle
13 10 (10.99%) Network Architecture
13 10 (10.99%) Degree
13 10 (10.99%) Workforce Optimisation
14 9 (9.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 9 (9.89%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (9.89%) Banking
14 9 (9.89%) SQL
14 9 (9.89%) Project Management
15 8 (8.79%) Information Security
15 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
15 8 (8.79%) CISSP

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.20%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.10%) Apache
2 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.10%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Office
2 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 2 (2.20%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) Office 365
3 1 (1.10%) IaaS
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) WAN
2 12 (13.19%) LAN
3 5 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.40%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (4.40%) CTI
4 4 (4.40%) SAN
5 3 (3.30%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (3.30%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.20%) BGP
6 2 (2.20%) Firewall
7 1 (1.10%) DHCP
7 1 (1.10%) DNS
7 1 (1.10%) Internet
7 1 (1.10%) Intranet
7 1 (1.10%) Network Security
7 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.30%) MySQL
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.10%) GIS
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.10%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Retail
3 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Back Office
6 1 (1.10%) Front Office
6 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Architect
2 12 (13.19%) Infrastructure Architect
2 12 (13.19%) Technical Leader
3 9 (9.89%) Enterprise Architect
4 8 (8.79%) Analyst
5 4 (4.40%) Cisco Specialist
5 4 (4.40%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Data Manager
5 4 (4.40%) IP Specialist
5 4 (4.40%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.30%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 3 (3.30%) Business Continuity Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Business Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco IPT Specialist
6 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Database Team Leader
6 3 (3.30%) IT Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (3.30%) Telephony Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) Murex MxML
1 2 (2.20%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) JSON
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.49%) NHS
3 4 (4.40%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.40%) IVR
4 2 (2.20%) CMDB
4 2 (2.20%) Equities
4 2 (2.20%) Wiki
5 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) AS400
5 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.10%) Fintech
5 1 (1.10%) iPhone
5 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.20%) Unix
4 1 (1.10%) AIX
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) Solaris
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (54.95%) Business Continuity
2 43 (47.25%) Business Continuity Planning
3 29 (31.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (30.77%) ITIL
5 20 (21.98%) ITIL V3
6 18 (19.78%) Service Management
7 15 (16.48%) TOGAF
8 14 (15.38%) WFM
9 11 (12.09%) High Availability
10 10 (10.99%) Network Architecture
10 10 (10.99%) Workforce Optimisation
11 9 (9.89%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (9.89%) Project Management
12 8 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (8.79%) Information Security
12 8 (8.79%) Network Design
13 7 (7.69%) Problem Management
13 7 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
14 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Avaya Certification
2 10 (10.99%) Degree
3 8 (8.79%) CISSP
4 4 (4.40%) CISA
4 4 (4.40%) CISM
4 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.20%) CCNA
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) CRISC
7 1 (1.10%) HNC
7 1 (1.10%) HND
7 1 (1.10%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.10%) MCSE
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.49%) SLA
3 4 (4.40%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.40%) QA
4 3 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.20%) ISO22301
5 2 (2.20%) MiFID
5 2 (2.20%) PMO
5 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.10%) BS25999
6 1 (1.10%) BS7799
6 1 (1.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.40%) Docker
3 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Ansible
1 4 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (4.40%) Cisco IPCC
1 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) VMware
2 12 (13.19%) Avaya
3 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.99%) Oracle
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco
5 4 (4.40%) Verint
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix
6 3 (3.30%) NICE Systems
7 2 (2.20%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.20%) Genesys
7 2 (2.20%) ION Trading
7 2 (2.20%) Murex
7 2 (2.20%) SAP
7 2 (2.20%) Sybase
8 1 (1.10%) Altiris
8 1 (1.10%) Capita
8 1 (1.10%) HP
8 1 (1.10%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago