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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 60 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 0.31% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.43% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £441 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.34% +253.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.90 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% +11.84%
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
504 464 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.53% 70.95% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 321 250
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.30 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £52.60 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 8 (72.73%) Business Continuity Planning
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) BCP
4 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) Sybase
5 4 (36.36%) UNIX
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
6 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (18.18%) Release Management
7 2 (18.18%) Time Management
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
7 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) Front Office
7 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Front Office
4 1 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Project Manager
1 5 (45.45%) Service Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Transition Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Services Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Business Continuity Planning
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) BCP
4 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) Service Continuity Management
7 2 (18.18%) Release Management
7 2 (18.18%) Time Management
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
7 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Intel
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) RightScale