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 29 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.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 130 122
Rank change year-on-year +25 -8  
Contract jobs citing BCP 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.057% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -1.66% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1474 2157 2353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.80% 83.22% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1206 1296
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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

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 3 months to 29 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
Glasgow - 1 - -
BCP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BCP.

1 9 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 9 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Publishing
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) VBScript
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Symantec
2 7 (77.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 10
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) CISSP
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (11.11%) SANS
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
1 7 (77.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Security Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 9 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
1 7 (77.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat