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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 576 563
Rank change year-on-year +33 -13  
Contract jobs citing BCP 60 69 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 40
Median daily rate £450 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +32.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -13.88% +16.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £29.19 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 - £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 - £43.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.19 - £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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39463 46272 44542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.70% 82.83% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25947 30560 27673
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1075 1305
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

BCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BCP over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BCP in the UK

BCP
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 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
England +38 59 £450 -5.26% 23
South East +37 20 £275 -21.42% 3
London +3 19 £450 - 11
Berkshire +34 15 £275 +22.00% 2
Tyne and Wear +29 10 £650 +282.35%
North East +26 10 £650 +282.35%
Newcastle upon Tyne +24 10 £650 +282.35%
Bracknell - 10 £263 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £281 -
East of England -4 3 £400 -27.27% 2
Slough - 3 £450 -
Oxford - 3 £288 -
West Midlands +21 2 - - 2
South West -5 2 - - 2
City of London -13 2 £535 +18.88% 5
Peterborough - 2 £388 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £388 -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Scotland +34 1 - - 1
North West +33 1 - -
Croydon +7 1 £450 +91.48%
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire +6 1 £550 - 1
East Sussex +6 1 £475 +26.66%
East Midlands -14 1 £350 -40.42%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Mansfield - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 with a requirement for BCP.

1 59 (57.28%) Business Continuity
2 50 (48.54%) Business Continuity Planning
3 31 (30.10%) Finance
4 28 (27.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (26.21%) ITIL
6 24 (23.30%) WAN
7 22 (21.36%) LAN
8 17 (16.50%) ITIL V3
9 15 (14.56%) Network Architecture
9 15 (14.56%) TOGAF
9 15 (14.56%) Network Design
9 15 (14.56%) Project Management
10 14 (13.59%) Service Management
10 14 (13.59%) WFM
10 14 (13.59%) Data Centre
11 13 (12.62%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (12.62%) Avaya
12 12 (11.65%) Windows
13 11 (10.68%) High Availability
13 11 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (10.68%) Avaya Certification
13 11 (10.68%) VMware
14 10 (9.71%) Change Management
14 10 (9.71%) Degree
14 10 (9.71%) Workforce Optimisation
15 9 (8.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 9 (8.74%) Service Delivery
15 9 (8.74%) Cisco
15 9 (8.74%) Active Directory
15 9 (8.74%) Oracle

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 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 2 (1.94%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) Office 365
3 1 (0.97%) G Suite
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.30%) WAN
2 22 (21.36%) LAN
3 13 (12.62%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.80%) Firewall
5 5 (4.85%) Network Security
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco ICM
6 4 (3.88%) CTI
6 4 (3.88%) SAN
7 3 (2.91%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (2.91%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.94%) BGP
8 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.97%) Internet
9 1 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.94%) MySQL
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) GIS
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.97%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (30.10%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Publishing
3 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
5 2 (1.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Back Office
6 1 (0.97%) Front Office
6 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) Architect
2 15 (14.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (11.65%) Technical Leader
4 9 (8.74%) Analyst
5 7 (6.80%) IT Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.85%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (4.85%) Security Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) Service Manager
6 5 (4.85%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.88%) Cisco Specialist
7 4 (3.88%) Consultant
7 4 (3.88%) Data Manager
7 4 (3.88%) IP Specialist
7 4 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (2.91%) Business Continuity Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (2.91%) Telephony Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.94%) Murex MxML
1 2 (1.94%) Web Services
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.88%) Fixed Income
3 4 (3.88%) IVR
3 4 (3.88%) NHS
4 3 (2.91%) Replication
5 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.94%) Clustering
5 2 (1.94%) CMDB
5 2 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.94%) Equities
5 2 (1.94%) Wiki
6 1 (0.97%) AS400
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.97%) Fintech
6 1 (0.97%) iPhone
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.97%) User Experience
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.65%) Windows
2 6 (5.83%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.91%) Linux
3 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) AIX
5 1 (0.97%) Android
5 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.97%) Solaris
5 1 (0.97%) Unix
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (57.28%) Business Continuity
2 50 (48.54%) Business Continuity Planning
3 28 (27.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (26.21%) ITIL
5 17 (16.50%) ITIL V3
6 15 (14.56%) Network Architecture
6 15 (14.56%) Network Design
6 15 (14.56%) Project Management
6 15 (14.56%) TOGAF
7 14 (13.59%) Service Management
7 14 (13.59%) WFM
8 11 (10.68%) High Availability
9 10 (9.71%) Change Management
9 10 (9.71%) Workforce Optimisation
10 9 (8.74%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.77%) Migration
12 7 (6.80%) Business Analysis
13 6 (5.83%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.77%) SQL
2 7 (6.80%) C#
2 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.80%) VBScript
3 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.68%) Avaya Certification
2 10 (9.71%) Degree
3 8 (7.77%) CISSP
4 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.88%) CISM
6 3 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.94%) CISA
7 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) CCNA
8 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.97%) HNC
8 1 (0.97%) HND
8 1 (0.97%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.97%) MCSE
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.97%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.83%) SLA
3 4 (3.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.88%) QA
4 3 (2.91%) PMO
5 2 (1.94%) ISO22301
5 2 (1.94%) MiFID
5 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.97%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.88%) Docker
4 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (6.80%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) Ansible
2 4 (3.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.88%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.88%) Puppet
3 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.97%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) Avaya
2 11 (10.68%) VMware
3 9 (8.74%) Cisco
3 9 (8.74%) Oracle
4 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.80%) Symantec
6 4 (3.88%) Verint
7 3 (2.91%) Citrix
7 3 (2.91%) NICE Systems
8 2 (1.94%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.94%) Genesys
8 2 (1.94%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.94%) Murex
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.97%) Apple
9 1 (0.97%) Capita
9 1 (0.97%) HP
9 1 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.97%) SAP
9 1 (0.97%) Sybase
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