Period
to 20 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 762 725
Rank change year-on-year +26 -37 -40
Contract jobs citing BCP 106 143 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 97 104
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.13% -6.29%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £290
90th Percentile £638 £606 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +251.85% -62.76% +127.56%
10th Percentile £17.33 £13.25 £17.35
90th Percentile £49.75 £13.75 £44.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +251.85% -62.76% +127.56%

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 80202 91869 90801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.23% 83.46% 80.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52576 60575 57435
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2217 2557
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.82%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.72 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +4.65%

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 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 2017. 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 +30 103 £406 -9.72% 19
UK excluding London +59 67 £350 -12.50% 9
London -1 36 £450 - 13
South East +53 29 £289 -23.00% 3
North of England +63 13 £650 +282.35% 2
North East +54 10 £650 +282.35%
East of England +4 9 £375 -26.83%
Midlands +11 7 £338 -38.64%
South West -2 7 £325 -27.78% 1
West Midlands +30 6 £325 -18.75%
Scotland +41 2 - - 3
North West +27 2 £275 -
Yorkshire +32 1 - - 2
East Midlands -13 1 £350 -40.43%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 61 (57.55%) Business Continuity
2 54 (50.94%) Business Continuity Planning
3 29 (27.36%) Finance
4 24 (22.64%) ITIL
5 22 (20.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (18.87%) WAN
7 18 (16.98%) LAN
7 18 (16.98%) Project Management
8 16 (15.09%) VMware
9 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
9 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (13.21%) WFM
10 14 (13.21%) Windows
11 13 (12.26%) Avaya
12 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
12 12 (11.32%) Change Management
12 12 (11.32%) Service Management
12 12 (11.32%) TOGAF
12 12 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (11.32%) Data Centre
13 11 (10.38%) High Availability
13 11 (10.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (10.38%) Migration
13 11 (10.38%) Cisco
13 11 (10.38%) Avaya Certification
14 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
14 10 (9.43%) Network Architecture
14 10 (9.43%) ITIL V3
14 10 (9.43%) Workforce Optimisation
15 9 (8.49%) Degree

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 4 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.83%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.83%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.89%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (1.89%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.94%) Primavera
3 1 (0.94%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.94%) G Suite
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.87%) WAN
2 18 (16.98%) LAN
3 8 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.60%) Firewall
5 6 (5.66%) SAN
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco ICM
6 4 (3.77%) CTI
6 4 (3.77%) DNS
7 3 (2.83%) BGP
7 3 (2.83%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (2.83%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.94%) DHCP
8 1 (0.94%) Network Security
8 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.94%) VoIP
8 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.94%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (27.36%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
2 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.72%) Front Office
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.89%) Publishing
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Automotive
5 1 (0.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.94%) Local Government
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (0.94%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 16 (15.09%) Architect
2 12 (11.32%) Analyst
3 9 (8.49%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (8.49%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.55%) Technical Leader
5 6 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (5.66%) IT Manager
5 6 (5.66%) Service Manager
5 6 (5.66%) Services Delivery Manager
5 6 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.77%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco Specialist
6 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (3.77%) IP Specialist
7 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery Manager
7 3 (2.83%) IT Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.83%) IT Services Manager
7 3 (2.83%) Programme Planner
7 3 (2.83%) Security Specialist
7 3 (2.83%) Telephony Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) Web Services
2 2 (1.89%) Murex MxML
3 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.66%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.77%) IVR
6 2 (1.89%) Clustering
6 2 (1.89%) CMDB
6 2 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.89%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.89%) Replication
6 2 (1.89%) Wiki
7 1 (0.94%) AS400
7 1 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.94%) iPhone
7 1 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.83%) Android
5 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.89%) Linux
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.94%) Unix
7 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (57.55%) Business Continuity
2 54 (50.94%) Business Continuity Planning
3 24 (22.64%) ITIL
4 22 (20.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (16.98%) Project Management
6 14 (13.21%) WFM
7 12 (11.32%) Change Management
7 12 (11.32%) Service Management
7 12 (11.32%) TOGAF
8 11 (10.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (10.38%) High Availability
8 11 (10.38%) Migration
9 10 (9.43%) ITIL V3
9 10 (9.43%) Network Architecture
9 10 (9.43%) Workforce Optimisation
10 9 (8.49%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.55%) Change Control
11 8 (7.55%) Network Design
12 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (6.60%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.72%) SQL
2 2 (1.89%) C#
2 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.89%) VBScript
3 1 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (10.38%) Avaya Certification
2 9 (8.49%) Degree
3 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.66%) CISSP
5 3 (2.83%) CISM
5 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) CISA
7 1 (0.94%) CRISC
7 1 (0.94%) GISF
7 1 (0.94%) HNC
7 1 (0.94%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.94%) MCITP
7 1 (0.94%) MCSE
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.94%) SANS
7 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.66%) SLA
3 4 (3.77%) PMO
4 3 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.89%) COBIT
5 2 (1.89%) ISO 22301
5 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.89%) MiFID
6 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.83%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.89%) Docker
4 2 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (3.77%) Cisco IPCC
1 4 (3.77%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.83%) Puppet
2 3 (2.83%) SCCM
2 3 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.89%) Ansible
3 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) VMware
2 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.26%) Avaya
4 11 (10.38%) Cisco
5 6 (5.66%) Oracle
5 6 (5.66%) SAP
6 5 (4.72%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.77%) Verint
8 3 (2.83%) Citrix
8 3 (2.83%) FactSet
8 3 (2.83%) Genesys
8 3 (2.83%) NICE Systems
8 3 (2.83%) Symantec
9 2 (1.89%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.89%) McAfee
9 2 (1.89%) Murex
10 1 (0.94%) Apple
10 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.94%) Veeam
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