Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 15 December 2018 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 732 748
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 -8
Contract jobs citing BCP 159 158 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 96 95
UK median daily rate £438 £455 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -9.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £211 £295 £315
90th Percentile £575 £675 £741
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +66.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +1.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +1.85%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 90,417 88,646 87,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.77% 85.88% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,910 59,173 57,843
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,314 2,065 2,482
UK median hourly rate £22.47 £24.02 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +5.97% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £11.07
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.65 £48.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

BCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BCP in the UK

BCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BCP in the UK

BCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BCP over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BCP in the UK

BCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BCP in the UK

BCP
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the UK over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
England -5 151 £450 - 26
London +24 95 £463 -15.91% 10
UK excluding London -39 63 £400 -11.11% 17
South East -11 33 £448 +8.64% 5
Midlands -7 14 £400 -11.11% 5
West Midlands -14 9 £538 +53.57% 2
East Midlands +6 5 £400 -11.11% 3
Scotland -15 5 £375 -25.00% 1
North of England -22 4 £413 -11.76% 4
North East -2 2 £450 -2.17%
North West -10 2 £336 -23.14% 3
East of England -13 2 £425 -5.56% 2
South West -35 2 £250 -25.93%
Wales - 2 £233 -

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for BCP.

1 78 (49.06%) Finance
2 61 (38.36%) Windows
3 53 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 52 (32.70%) Service Management
5 47 (29.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (28.93%) Business Continuity
7 44 (27.67%) DNS
8 40 (25.16%) ITIL
8 40 (25.16%) Blackberry
8 40 (25.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 36 (22.64%) Migration
10 35 (22.01%) Business Continuity Planning
11 33 (20.75%) Virtual Desktop
11 33 (20.75%) Microsoft
12 32 (20.13%) Project Management
13 30 (18.87%) VMware
14 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
15 24 (15.09%) Law
15 24 (15.09%) Sony
15 24 (15.09%) Citrix
16 23 (14.47%) Management Information System
17 21 (13.21%) Information Security
18 20 (12.58%) Data Centre
19 19 (11.95%) Time Management
19 19 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (11.95%) Bloomberg
20 18 (11.32%) SQL
20 18 (11.32%) ITIL V3
21 17 (10.69%) Reuters
21 17 (10.69%) Change Management

BCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 40 (25.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (7.55%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.40%) Apache
5 7 (4.40%) JBoss
5 7 (4.40%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.26%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.63%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (6.29%) Eikon
2 9 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.52%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.26%) Infor M3
4 2 (1.26%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.14%) Office 365
4 3 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.26%) IaaS
5 2 (1.26%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.67%) DNS
2 14 (8.81%) Firewall
3 12 (7.55%) LAN
3 12 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.92%) WAN
5 10 (6.29%) Network Security
6 6 (3.77%) VoIP
6 6 (3.77%) VPN
7 5 (3.14%) DHCP
8 3 (1.89%) Internet
8 3 (1.89%) Skype
8 3 (1.89%) Wireless
9 2 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.26%) Intranet
9 2 (1.26%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.26%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.26%) NAS
9 2 (1.26%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.26%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.26%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 78 (49.06%) Finance
2 24 (15.09%) Law
3 14 (8.81%) Front Office
4 11 (6.92%) Back Office
5 9 (5.66%) Banking
6 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.52%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (2.52%) Retail
8 2 (1.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Billing
9 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.13%) Analyst
2 15 (9.43%) Project Manager
3 11 (6.92%) Business Analyst
3 11 (6.92%) Service Analyst
4 10 (6.29%) Architect
4 10 (6.29%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (6.29%) Migration Engineer
4 10 (6.29%) Service Manager
4 10 (6.29%) Services Delivery Manager
4 10 (6.29%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.66%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (5.66%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Service Desk Support
5 9 (5.66%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 7 (4.40%) Consultant
6 7 (4.40%) Middleware Engineer
7 6 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.29%) Middleware
2 5 (3.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.26%) .NET
3 2 (1.26%) XMPP
4 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.63%) Kafka
4 1 (0.63%) LDAP
4 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.16%) Blackberry
2 23 (14.47%) Management Information System
3 20 (12.58%) Data Centre
4 12 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (6.92%) iPhone
6 10 (6.29%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.89%) Clustering
8 3 (1.89%) PKI
9 2 (1.26%) Contract for Difference
9 2 (1.26%) iPad
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Licensing
9 2 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.26%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.26%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.63%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (38.36%) Windows
2 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
3 13 (8.18%) Unix
4 11 (6.92%) Linux
5 9 (5.66%) Android
5 9 (5.66%) Windows Mobile
5 9 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.66%) Windows XP
6 7 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.77%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.70%) Service Management
2 47 (29.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 46 (28.93%) Business Continuity
4 40 (25.16%) ITIL
5 36 (22.64%) Migration
6 35 (22.01%) Business Continuity Planning
7 32 (20.13%) Project Management
8 21 (13.21%) Information Security
9 19 (11.95%) Time Management
10 18 (11.32%) ITIL V3
11 17 (10.69%) Change Management
12 16 (10.06%) Incident Management
13 14 (8.81%) DevOps
13 14 (8.81%) Problem Management
13 14 (8.81%) Risk Management
13 14 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (8.18%) Service Delivery
15 11 (6.92%) ITSM
16 10 (6.29%) Supplier Management
17 9 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.32%) SQL
2 11 (6.92%) Perl
3 7 (4.40%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.52%) C
4 4 (2.52%) VBScript
5 3 (1.89%) Java
5 3 (1.89%) Python
6 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.18%) Degree
2 7 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.77%) CCNP
3 6 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.26%) MCP
5 2 (1.26%) MCSA
5 2 (1.26%) MCSE
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB
6 1 (0.63%) VCAP
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.18%) SLA
2 9 (5.66%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (4.40%) GDPR
5 6 (3.77%) PMO
6 5 (3.14%) ISO 22301
7 3 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.63%) COBIT
9 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 53 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (20.75%) Virtual Desktop
3 19 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (3.77%) XenApp
5 6 (3.77%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.89%) vSphere
7 2 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.26%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.26%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.26%) Xen
8 1 (0.63%) Docker
8 1 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.63%) Postfix
8 1 (0.63%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (5.03%) Puppet
2 8 (5.03%) SCCM
3 7 (4.40%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (4.40%) SELinux
4 5 (3.14%) vRealize
5 4 (2.52%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.89%) SCOM
7 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.26%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.26%) WSUS
8 1 (0.63%) Ansible
8 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.63%) Grafana
8 1 (0.63%) Graylog
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.63%) Nessus
8 1 (0.63%) QRadar
8 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.87%) VMware
3 24 (15.09%) Citrix
3 24 (15.09%) Sony
4 19 (11.95%) Bloomberg
5 17 (10.69%) Reuters
6 12 (7.55%) FactSet
7 10 (6.29%) Oracle
7 10 (6.29%) Speakerbus
7 10 (6.29%) Wallstreet Suite
8 9 (5.66%) Cisco
9 8 (5.03%) SunGard
10 7 (4.40%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.14%) EMC
11 5 (3.14%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.52%) Apple
12 4 (2.52%) SAP
13 3 (1.89%) NetApp
13 3 (1.89%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.89%) Sybase