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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
England / South East
Rank 222 260 247
Rank change year-on-year +38 -13  
Contract jobs citing BCP 18 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.054% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.067% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 7
Median daily rate £278 £195 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -48.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £195 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £195 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £453
% change year-on-year +3.33% -17.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.50
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 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 6306 7493 7783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.55% 81.26% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4607 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 276
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +19.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

BCP
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

BCP
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

BCP
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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BCP in the South East

BCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BCP in the South East

BCP
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 26 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
Berkshire +40 15 £275 -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £300 +53.84%
East Sussex - 1 £388 -
Surrey - 1 £600 -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for BCP.

1 21 (91.30%) Business Continuity
2 18 (78.26%) Business Continuity Planning
3 12 (52.17%) WFM
4 11 (47.83%) High Availability
4 11 (47.83%) Avaya
4 11 (47.83%) Avaya Certification
5 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (43.48%) Workforce Optimisation
6 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
7 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (21.74%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) LAN
9 4 (17.39%) WAN
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
10 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.04%) ITIL
11 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
11 2 (8.70%) MS Office
11 2 (8.70%) Web Services
11 2 (8.70%) CRM
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco
11 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
11 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (8.70%) Genesys
11 2 (8.70%) SAN
11 2 (8.70%) CTI
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco IPCC

BCP
Top Related 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 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) BGP
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (8.70%) CTI
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Technical Leader
2 2 (8.70%) Architect
2 2 (8.70%) Avaya Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Business Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (8.70%) Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Genesys Architect
2 2 (8.70%) IP Specialist
2 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.35%) Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) IVR
4 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Business Continuity
2 18 (78.26%) Business Continuity Planning
3 12 (52.17%) WFM
4 11 (47.83%) High Availability
5 10 (43.48%) Workforce Optimisation
6 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (21.74%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
9 2 (8.70%) Change Management
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco ICM Scripting
9 2 (8.70%) CRM
9 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
9 2 (8.70%) Data Security
9 2 (8.70%) Information Security
9 2 (8.70%) Information Security Management
9 2 (8.70%) ISMS
9 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.70%) Security Management
9 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
10 1 (4.35%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) CISA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) CRISC
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.35%) ISO22301
3 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.35%) PMO
3 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Avaya
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Genesys
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Verint
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) NICE Systems