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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 64 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 1 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.12% 1.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 2.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £650 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +55.88%
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
592 408 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.84% 66.45% 72.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 238 189
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 16
Average hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SCADA
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware