The first table below looks at the demand for Business Continuity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 59 57 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.57% 0.33% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.49% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £456 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +265.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £411 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £501 £185
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
484 410 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.46% 66.67% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 248 246
Average daily rate £351 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Business Continuity
West Midlands

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Continuity across the Birmingham region.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Continuity.

1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) BCP
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
1 6 (46.15%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) Sybase
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) Legal
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Time Management
5 2 (15.38%) Service Continuity Management
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (15.38%) Credit Risk
5 2 (15.38%) Market Risk
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Continuity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Documentum
2 1 (7.69%) FileNet
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) NAS
1 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Legal
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Front Office
4 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Service Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Transition Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Credit Risk
1 2 (15.38%) Market Risk
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
2 1 (7.69%) LPAR
2 1 (7.69%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) HPUX
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
1 6 (46.15%) BCP
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
1 6 (46.15%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Continuity Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VB
1 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) NFS
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (7.69%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (7.69%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Veritas
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Intel
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) RightScale