The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 53 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 0.66% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.94% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £150 £350 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +91.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £399 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 £30.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-47.24% +117.85%
Business Continuity
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
523 425 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.14% 70.25% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 262 245
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Front Office
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Billing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 2 (33.33%) Lotus
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) SAP

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Billing
1 2 (33.33%) Front Office
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Deskside Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Deskside Support
1 2 (33.33%) Deskside Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Lotus
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Cognizant
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas