Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 730 737
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 -28
Contract jobs citing BCP 155 114 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 81 82
UK median daily rate £488 £525 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +35.05% +3.67%
10th Percentile £301 £313 £204
90th Percentile £695 £738 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £550 £300
% change year-on-year -15.00% +83.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
UK median hourly rate £36.24 £55.00 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.11% +1.85% +129.79%
10th Percentile £36.05 £52.50 £19.50
90th Percentile £36.43 £57.50 £100.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.24 £55.00 £54.00
% change year-on-year -34.11% +1.85% +129.79%

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 84,024 81,140 89,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,267 53,737 57,879
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,958 2,261 2,720
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

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 20 January 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 15 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 20 January 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 +24 135 £475 -13.64% 35
UK excluding London +36 83 £468 -15.00% 21
London -20 65 £550 +10.00% 14
South East -6 26 £420 -6.67% 9
North of England +27 17 £488 -25.00% 6
Scotland -9 17 £500 +25.00%
East of England +1 13 £450 - 1
North West +1 8 £575 -4.17% 3
Yorkshire +17 5 £475 -26.92% 1
Midlands +10 5 £450 -41.94% 3
North East +44 4 £600 -18.64% 2
East Midlands - 3 £450 - 2
Wales - 3 - -
West Midlands +23 2 - - 1
South West +2 2 £350 -12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 81 (52.26%) Business Continuity
2 73 (47.10%) Business Continuity Planning
3 67 (43.23%) Finance
4 48 (30.97%) Windows
5 44 (28.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (23.87%) ITIL
7 35 (22.58%) Linux
7 35 (22.58%) Project Management
8 33 (21.29%) Microsoft
9 32 (20.65%) Firewall
10 31 (20.00%) Management Information System
10 31 (20.00%) Change Management
11 29 (18.71%) Information Security
12 28 (18.06%) VMware
13 25 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (16.13%) SQL
14 24 (15.48%) Perl
14 24 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (14.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (14.19%) Active Directory
16 21 (13.55%) HP
16 21 (13.55%) PowerShell
16 21 (13.55%) SCCM
16 21 (13.55%) Data Centre
17 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (12.90%) IIS
17 20 (12.90%) Python
17 20 (12.90%) Service Delivery
17 20 (12.90%) Risk Management
18 19 (12.26%) Banking

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 20 (12.90%) IIS
2 6 (3.87%) Apache
2 6 (3.87%) CMS
2 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.58%) JBoss
3 4 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.94%) FileNet
4 3 (1.94%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.29%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.29%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Endur
2 1 (0.65%) Findur
2 1 (0.65%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.65%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.65%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) Office 365
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.65%) Firewall
2 16 (10.32%) Internet
3 13 (8.39%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.74%) DNS
4 12 (7.74%) SAN
5 11 (7.10%) Wireless
6 9 (5.81%) NAS
7 8 (5.16%) LAN
7 8 (5.16%) Network Security
8 7 (4.52%) WAN
9 5 (3.23%) Skype
9 5 (3.23%) SMS
9 5 (3.23%) VoIP
9 5 (3.23%) VPN
10 3 (1.94%) DHCP
10 3 (1.94%) HTTP
10 3 (1.94%) SNMP
10 3 (1.94%) SSH
10 3 (1.94%) SSL
11 2 (1.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.87%) RDBMS
2 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.29%) DTS
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.58%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.58%) JIRA
3 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (43.23%) Finance
2 19 (12.26%) Banking
3 17 (10.97%) Publishing
4 8 (5.16%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.23%) Legal
5 5 (3.23%) Retail
6 3 (1.94%) French Language
6 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Law
6 3 (1.94%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.65%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (7.74%) Analyst
2 10 (6.45%) Architect
3 8 (5.16%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (5.16%) Project Manager
4 7 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (4.52%) Security Engineer
4 7 (4.52%) Service Manager
4 7 (4.52%) Storage Engineer
5 6 (3.87%) Consultant
5 6 (3.87%) IT Security Specialist
5 6 (3.87%) Security Officer
5 6 (3.87%) Security Specialist
6 5 (3.23%) Information Officer
6 5 (3.23%) Information Security Officer
6 5 (3.23%) Programme Manager
6 5 (3.23%) Senior Manager
6 5 (3.23%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (2.58%) SAP Manager
7 4 (2.58%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.45%) Middleware
2 9 (5.81%) HTML
3 7 (4.52%) X-Windows
4 5 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.58%) LDAP
5 4 (2.58%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (1.29%) .NET
6 2 (1.29%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.29%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 21 (13.55%) Data Centre
3 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.10%) Replication
5 8 (5.16%) CMDB
5 8 (5.16%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.52%) EMC Centera
6 7 (4.52%) EMC VMAX
6 7 (4.52%) EMC VNX
6 7 (4.52%) EMC VNXe
6 7 (4.52%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (3.87%) SWIFT
8 5 (3.23%) Equities
8 5 (3.23%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.58%) CESG
9 4 (2.58%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.94%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.97%) Windows
2 35 (22.58%) Linux
3 22 (14.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (11.61%) Unix
6 17 (10.97%) Windows Server
7 14 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (7.74%) Solaris
9 9 (5.81%) AIX
9 9 (5.81%) Windows 7
9 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.52%) Data ONTAP
10 7 (4.52%) Windows 10
10 7 (4.52%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.29%) SUSE
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (52.26%) Business Continuity
2 73 (47.10%) Business Continuity Planning
3 44 (28.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (23.87%) ITIL
5 35 (22.58%) Project Management
6 31 (20.00%) Change Management
7 29 (18.71%) Information Security
8 25 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (12.90%) Risk Management
9 20 (12.90%) Service Delivery
10 19 (12.26%) Incident Management
11 17 (10.97%) Security Operations
12 16 (10.32%) Migration
12 16 (10.32%) Problem Management
13 14 (9.03%) Operations Management
14 13 (8.39%) DevOps
14 13 (8.39%) Service Management
15 12 (7.74%) Asset Management
15 12 (7.74%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.13%) SQL
2 24 (15.48%) Perl
3 21 (13.55%) PowerShell
4 20 (12.90%) Python
5 9 (5.81%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.52%) VBScript
7 6 (3.87%) C#
7 6 (3.87%) Java
8 4 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.29%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (7.74%) CISSP
2 7 (4.52%) Degree
2 7 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.23%) CISA
4 5 (3.23%) SANS
5 4 (2.58%) CISM
5 4 (2.58%) IISP
6 3 (1.94%) CRISC
6 3 (1.94%) GSLC
6 3 (1.94%) IIBA
6 3 (1.94%) ISACA
7 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.29%) MCSE
7 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.29%) PMP
7 2 (1.29%) SSCP
7 2 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.68%) SLA
2 11 (7.10%) GDPR
3 9 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (4.52%) PMO
5 6 (3.87%) PCI DSS
6 4 (2.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (2.58%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (1.94%) RMADS
8 2 (1.29%) QA
8 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.65%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.65%) MiFID
System Software
1 24 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (14.19%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.52%) Firmware
3 7 (4.52%) SRDF
3 7 (4.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.29%) Docker
5 2 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (13.55%) SCCM
2 10 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (5.81%) IBM BigFix
4 7 (4.52%) EMC TimeFinder
4 7 (4.52%) NetApp OnCommand
4 7 (4.52%) Puppet
4 7 (4.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.58%) EnCase
5 4 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (2.58%) SELinux
6 3 (1.94%) Nagios
6 3 (1.94%) QRadar
7 2 (1.29%) Ansible
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.29%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.29%) SCOM
7 2 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 33 (21.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.06%) VMware
3 21 (13.55%) HP
4 19 (12.26%) IBM
5 18 (11.61%) Cisco
5 18 (11.61%) Symantec
6 13 (8.39%) Dell
7 12 (7.74%) EMC
7 12 (7.74%) NetApp
8 11 (7.10%) Oracle
9 8 (5.16%) 3PAR
9 8 (5.16%) Brocade
9 8 (5.16%) SAP
10 7 (4.52%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.52%) Veritas
11 6 (3.87%) Apple
12 5 (3.23%) OpenLink
13 4 (2.58%) Bloomberg
13 4 (2.58%) Citrix
13 4 (2.58%) TIBCO