Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 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 > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 174 189
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing BCP 18 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.16% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.19% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Scotland median daily rate £500 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +12.68% +1.43%
10th Percentile £415 £325 £353
90th Percentile £550 £445 £358
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £395
% change year-on-year -10.00% +26.58% +8.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4228 3604 5062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.12% 83.60% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2107 2642
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 103
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

BCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for BCP in Scotland

BCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BCP in Scotland

BCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BCP in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BCP in Scotland

BCP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 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
Glasgow +4 18 £500 +11.11%
BCP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BCP.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Symantec
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
1 18 (100.00%) Publishing
1 18 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 18 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 18 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 16 (88.89%) SCCM
2 16 (88.89%) Finance
3 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (83.33%) Security Operations
4 11 (61.11%) Task Automation
4 11 (61.11%) IBM
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Perl
4 11 (61.11%) SQL
4 11 (61.11%) Python
4 11 (61.11%) IIS
4 11 (61.11%) HP
4 11 (61.11%) Dell
4 11 (61.11%) Internet
5 10 (55.56%) Web Development
6 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (50.00%) IBM BigFix
6 9 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (50.00%) HTML

BCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 11 (61.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Solr
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) Internet
3 4 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
4 2 (11.11%) LDAP
General
1 18 (100.00%) Publishing
2 16 (88.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) IT Security Specialist
1 6 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (11.11%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 18 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) Security Operations
3 11 (61.11%) Task Automation
4 10 (55.56%) Web Development
5 9 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 9 (50.00%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Data Security
6 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (61.11%) Perl
2 11 (61.11%) Python
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) VBScript
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (88.89%) SCCM
2 9 (50.00%) IBM BigFix
2 9 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (27.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (22.22%) EnCase
5 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Symantec
2 11 (61.11%) Dell
2 11 (61.11%) HP
2 11 (61.11%) IBM
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) McAfee
4 2 (11.11%) Nuix
5 1 (5.56%) Altiris