The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 259 269
Rank change year-on-year +29 +10  
Contract jobs citing BCP 9 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.12% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.15% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
Median daily rate £295 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.33% -3.22%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6343 7314 7622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.05% 81.98% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3719 4473 4397
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 272 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BCP in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BCP in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BCP in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BCP in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Oxfordshire - 4 £281 -
Berkshire +24 3 £550 +141.75% 1
Hampshire +15 1 £300 - 1
East Sussex 0 1 £475 +8.57%
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England

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 South East region with a requirement for BCP.

1 20 (74.07%) Business Continuity
2 14 (51.85%) Business Continuity Planning
3 12 (44.44%) WFM
4 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
4 11 (40.74%) High Availability
4 11 (40.74%) VMware
4 11 (40.74%) Avaya
4 11 (40.74%) Avaya Certification
5 10 (37.04%) Workforce Optimisation
5 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (33.33%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (22.22%) Change Management
9 5 (18.52%) Project Management
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) LAN
10 4 (14.81%) WAN
10 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
10 4 (14.81%) ITSM
10 4 (14.81%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
11 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 3 (11.11%) Data Security
11 3 (11.11%) BGP
11 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 3 (11.11%) Web Services
11 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
1 4 (14.81%) WAN
2 3 (11.11%) BGP
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (7.41%) CTI
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Technical Leader
2 5 (18.52%) IT Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Service Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Genesys Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IP Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Telephony Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) IVR
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Business Continuity
2 14 (51.85%) Business Continuity Planning
3 12 (44.44%) WFM
4 11 (40.74%) High Availability
5 10 (37.04%) Workforce Optimisation
6 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (22.22%) Change Management
8 5 (18.52%) Project Management
9 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) ITSM
9 4 (14.81%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
10 3 (11.11%) Data Security
10 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
11 2 (7.41%) Cisco ICM Scripting
11 2 (7.41%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 2 (7.41%) CRM
11 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Avaya Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.41%) ISO 22301
3 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Avaya
1 11 (40.74%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Genesys
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Verint
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Meraki
4 1 (3.70%) NICE Systems
4 1 (3.70%) Veeam