Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 740 697
Rank change year-on-year +26 -43 -13
Contract jobs citing BCP 117 133 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 91 107
England median daily rate £450 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% +8.47%
10th Percentile £303 £285 £211
90th Percentile £685 £744 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
England median hourly rate £50.00 £34.25 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.99% -30.81% +125.00%
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £34.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year +45.99% -30.81% +125.00%

BCP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

BCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -31 56 £550 +10.00% 7
South East +22 22 £420 -11.58%
East of England -5 15 £375 -21.05% 1
Midlands +29 7 £400 -11.11% 1
South West +10 6 £338 -15.63% 2
North of England +45 5 £400 -38.46% 2
West Midlands +36 4 £338 -25.00% 1
North West +23 4 £388 -29.55% 1
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
North East +55 1 £460 -34.87%
BCP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 64 (54.70%) Business Continuity
2 59 (50.43%) Business Continuity Planning
3 40 (34.19%) Finance
4 31 (26.50%) ITIL
5 29 (24.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (23.93%) Windows
7 22 (18.80%) Management Information System
8 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 20 (17.09%) VMware
10 19 (16.24%) Information Security
10 19 (16.24%) Project Management
11 17 (14.53%) Linux
11 17 (14.53%) Change Management
11 17 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (13.68%) Incident Management
12 16 (13.68%) Active Directory
13 15 (12.82%) Windows Server
14 14 (11.97%) Service Delivery
15 13 (11.11%) SLA
15 13 (11.11%) Data Centre
16 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (10.26%) Cisco
16 12 (10.26%) SAP
16 12 (10.26%) Unix
16 12 (10.26%) SQL
16 12 (10.26%) Migration
17 11 (9.40%) Risk Management
17 11 (9.40%) Banking
17 11 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (8.55%) DevOps

BCP
Co-occurring 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 6 (5.13%) IIS
2 4 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.56%) CMS
3 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.71%) Apache
4 2 (1.71%) JBoss
4 2 (1.71%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.85%) Endur
2 1 (0.85%) Findur
2 1 (0.85%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.85%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.69%) Firewall
1 9 (7.69%) LAN
1 9 (7.69%) WAN
2 8 (6.84%) DNS
2 8 (6.84%) Network Security
3 7 (5.98%) SAN
3 7 (5.98%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.13%) NAS
4 6 (5.13%) Wireless
5 5 (4.27%) VPN
6 4 (3.42%) Skype
7 3 (2.56%) VoIP
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.71%) DHCP
8 2 (1.71%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.71%) OSPF
8 2 (1.71%) SNMP
8 2 (1.71%) SSH
8 2 (1.71%) VLAN
8 2 (1.71%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) RDBMS
1 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.71%) DTS
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (34.19%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Front Office
3 5 (4.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) French Language
5 1 (0.85%) International Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (10.26%) Analyst
2 8 (6.84%) Architect
3 6 (5.13%) Project Manager
4 5 (4.27%) Service Manager
5 4 (3.42%) Applications Manager
5 4 (3.42%) Applications Support
5 4 (3.42%) Business Analyst
5 4 (3.42%) Consultant
5 4 (3.42%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (3.42%) Engineering Specialist
5 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (3.42%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (3.42%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (3.42%) Support Engineer
6 3 (2.56%) Auditor
6 3 (2.56%) OpenLink Support
6 3 (2.56%) Programme Manager
6 3 (2.56%) SAP Solutions Architect
6 3 (2.56%) Security Manager
6 3 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) Middleware
2 5 (4.27%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.42%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (3.42%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) Management Information System
2 13 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.98%) Replication
5 6 (5.13%) Blackberry
5 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.13%) SWIFT
6 5 (4.27%) CMDB
6 5 (4.27%) Equities
6 5 (4.27%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.42%) CESG
7 4 (3.42%) EMC Centera
7 4 (3.42%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (3.42%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.42%) EMC VNXe
7 4 (3.42%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (3.42%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.93%) Windows
2 17 (14.53%) Linux
3 15 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.26%) Unix
4 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.69%) Solaris
5 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.13%) AIX
9 4 (3.42%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (3.42%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.71%) Android
10 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.71%) SUSE
10 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (54.70%) Business Continuity
2 59 (50.43%) Business Continuity Planning
3 31 (26.50%) ITIL
4 29 (24.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (16.24%) Information Security
5 19 (16.24%) Project Management
6 17 (14.53%) Change Management
7 16 (13.68%) Incident Management
8 14 (11.97%) Service Delivery
9 12 (10.26%) Migration
10 11 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (9.40%) Risk Management
11 10 (8.55%) DevOps
11 10 (8.55%) Security Management
11 10 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (7.69%) Capacity Management
12 9 (7.69%) Change Control
12 9 (7.69%) Information Management
12 9 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.26%) SQL
2 8 (6.84%) Perl
3 6 (5.13%) Java
3 6 (5.13%) Python
4 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.71%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) CISSP
2 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) Degree
3 4 (3.42%) IISP
4 3 (2.56%) IIBA
4 3 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.56%) MCSE
4 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.71%) CISM
5 2 (1.71%) MCITP
5 2 (1.71%) SANS
5 2 (1.71%) SSCP
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) CISA
6 1 (0.85%) CRISC
6 1 (0.85%) GISF
6 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.11%) SLA
2 9 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (5.98%) GDPR
4 6 (5.13%) PMO
5 4 (3.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (3.42%) PCI DSS
6 3 (2.56%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.56%) RMADS
7 2 (1.71%) COBIT
7 2 (1.71%) QA
7 2 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.85%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (13.68%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.42%) Firmware
4 4 (3.42%) SRDF
4 4 (3.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (3.42%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (3.42%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.71%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) Docker
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) EMC TimeFinder
1 4 (3.42%) NetApp OnCommand
1 4 (3.42%) Puppet
1 4 (3.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (3.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.56%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.71%) QRadar
3 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.71%) SCCM
3 2 (1.71%) SCOM
3 2 (1.71%) SELinux
3 2 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.71%) WMI
4 1 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.09%) VMware
3 12 (10.26%) Cisco
3 12 (10.26%) SAP
4 9 (7.69%) EMC
5 6 (5.13%) HP
5 6 (5.13%) NetApp
6 5 (4.27%) Bloomberg
6 5 (4.27%) Brocade
6 5 (4.27%) IBM
6 5 (4.27%) OpenLink
6 5 (4.27%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.42%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.42%) Citrix
7 4 (3.42%) FactSet
7 4 (3.42%) Oracle
7 4 (3.42%) TIBCO
7 4 (3.42%) Veritas
8 3 (2.56%) Informatica
9 2 (1.71%) Dell