Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 757 738 725
Rank change year-on-year -19 -13 +40
Contract jobs citing BCP 100 147 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 78 74
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £211 £213 £273
90th Percentile £613 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £450 £403
% change year-on-year -24.44% +11.80% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.74 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.31% -3.71% +46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £36.24 £47.50
% change year-on-year +37.97% -23.71% +46.15%

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 82,523 87,185 77,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.28% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,480 57,521 51,052
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,136 2,238 2,115
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.18 £11.41
90th Percentile £51.50 £50.25 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.20% -14.70% -1.96%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 -34 94 £400 -11.11% 6
London -12 51 £500 - 2
UK excluding London -1 48 £340 -24.44% 4
South East +2 19 £305 -27.38% 1
Midlands +4 12 £375 - 3
North of England -3 9 £375 -23.08%
West Midlands -3 8 £400 +14.29% 3
North West -1 6 £249 -56.74%
East Midlands +17 4 £350 -22.22%
North East +2 3 £525 -16.00%
Scotland - 3 £350 -
East of England +14 2 £400 -20.00%
Wales +5 2 £233 -33.43%
South West -37 1 £250 +19.05%

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 39 (39.00%) Business Continuity
1 39 (39.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 37 (37.00%) Windows
3 34 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 34 (34.00%) Active Directory
4 30 (30.00%) Finance
5 28 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (27.00%) DNS
7 26 (26.00%) WAN
7 26 (26.00%) Firewall
8 25 (25.00%) SQL
8 25 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 25 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (24.00%) DHCP
10 23 (23.00%) Migration
11 22 (22.00%) Cisco
12 21 (21.00%) Project Management
12 21 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (21.00%) VMware
12 21 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (20.00%) Oracle
14 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
14 19 (19.00%) ITIL
14 19 (19.00%) VPN
15 18 (18.00%) LAN
16 17 (17.00%) Citrix
16 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 16 (16.00%) VMware ESXi

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 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.00%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.00%) Apache
6 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.00%) JBoss
6 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (7.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.00%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (13.00%) Office 365
4 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.00%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.00%) IaaS
6 1 (1.00%) PaaS
6 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.00%) DNS
2 26 (26.00%) Firewall
2 26 (26.00%) WAN
3 24 (24.00%) DHCP
4 19 (19.00%) VPN
5 18 (18.00%) LAN
6 16 (16.00%) SAN
7 13 (13.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 13 (13.00%) WLAN
8 7 (7.00%) VoIP
9 6 (6.00%) Skype
10 5 (5.00%) Network Security
11 4 (4.00%) Wireless
12 3 (3.00%) Internet
12 3 (3.00%) Telepresence
13 2 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (2.00%) Intranet
13 2 (2.00%) IP Telephony
13 2 (2.00%) SMTP
13 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.00%) GIS
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.00%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) JIRA
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Financial Institution
2 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
3 6 (6.00%) Law
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Front Office
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) International Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (11.00%) Analyst
1 11 (11.00%) Architect
2 10 (10.00%) Consultant
3 8 (8.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Active Directory Consultant
4 7 (7.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Migration Architect
5 6 (6.00%) Data Centre Architect
5 6 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Mac Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.00%) Middleware
3 1 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
3 1 (1.00%) Kafka
3 1 (1.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.00%) iPhone
4 8 (8.00%) Public Cloud
5 7 (7.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (5.00%) Handset
7 5 (5.00%) iPad
7 5 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (3.00%) Clustering
9 3 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (3.00%) SWIFT
10 2 (2.00%) Oracle Licensing
10 2 (2.00%) PKI
10 2 (2.00%) Private Cloud
10 2 (2.00%) Replication
11 1 (1.00%) CMDB
11 1 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 37 (37.00%) Windows
2 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.00%) Unix
6 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.00%) Mac OS
7 4 (4.00%) Linux
8 3 (3.00%) Android
8 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.00%) Business Continuity
1 39 (39.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 28 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (23.00%) Migration
4 21 (21.00%) Project Management
4 21 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (19.00%) ITIL
6 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (15.00%) Change Management
7 15 (15.00%) High Availability
7 15 (15.00%) Information Security
8 13 (13.00%) Server Virtualisation
9 12 (12.00%) DevOps
10 11 (11.00%) Risk Management
11 8 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (8.00%) Service Delivery
11 8 (8.00%) Service Management
11 8 (8.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) SQL
2 16 (16.00%) Python
3 12 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.00%) Perl
6 3 (3.00%) Java
7 1 (1.00%) C
7 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Degree
2 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.00%) CCNA
5 2 (2.00%) CCNP
5 2 (2.00%) MCP
6 1 (1.00%) CCIE
6 1 (1.00%) CCIE Security
6 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.00%) MCITP
6 1 (1.00%) MCSA
6 1 (1.00%) MCSE
6 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (1.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.00%) PMO
2 8 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (5.00%) SLA
4 4 (4.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.00%) Basel II
5 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (2.00%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.00%) GDPR
6 1 (1.00%) NEBOSH
6 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 34 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (9.00%) XenApp
4 9 (9.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.00%) vSphere
7 1 (1.00%) Docker
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.00%) Postfix
7 1 (1.00%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (13.00%) Failover Clustering
2 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (5.00%) Jamf Pro
3 5 (5.00%) SCCM
4 4 (4.00%) AirWatch
5 3 (3.00%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.00%) Ansible
6 2 (2.00%) Puppet
7 1 (1.00%) Grafana
7 1 (1.00%) Graylog
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.00%) Nessus
7 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.00%) QRadar
7 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.00%) SCOM
7 1 (1.00%) SELinux
7 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.00%) Cisco
3 21 (21.00%) VMware
4 20 (20.00%) Oracle
5 17 (17.00%) Citrix
6 13 (13.00%) Dell
6 13 (13.00%) Nimble Storage
7 8 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 7 (7.00%) Apple
9 3 (3.00%) Samsung
9 3 (3.00%) SAP
10 2 (2.00%) Avaya
10 2 (2.00%) Bloomberg
10 2 (2.00%) Charles River
10 2 (2.00%) FactSet
10 2 (2.00%) NetApp
10 2 (2.00%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.00%) Sybase
10 2 (2.00%) Symantec