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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 53 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£331 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+72.41% -30.95%
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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
405 386 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.73% 67.60% 63.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 243 136
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 21
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.18 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £38.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) SLA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Avaya
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) CMDB
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Service Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Network Services Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) XenApp
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix