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 3 months to 24 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 152 135
Contract jobs citing BCP 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.17% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.20% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 £388
% change year-on-year -25.00% +29.03%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1766 2505 2473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.37% 85.41% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1428 1278
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BCP.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) SANS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) SANS
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec