The first table below looks at the demand for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 29 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 West Midlands 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 105 103 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing BCP 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.051% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.076% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £441
% change year-on-year
- -20.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.93 £20.00 £67.50
% change year-on-year
-20.35% -70.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1780 1309 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.01% 66.48% 68.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 662 734
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 56 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BCP
England

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BCP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BCP across the West Midlands region.

BCP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BCP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

BCP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BCP across the West Midlands region.

BCP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BCP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Walsall - 2 £500 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing BCP 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 BCP.

1 15 (78.95%) Project Management
2 11 (57.89%) Business Continuity
2 11 (57.89%) Business Continuity Planning
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Investment Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) Time Management
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
6 5 (26.32%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (26.32%) Fund Management
6 5 (26.32%) Wealth Management
6 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
7 4 (21.05%) Fat Client
7 4 (21.05%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
7 4 (21.05%) BT
7 4 (21.05%) MS Project
7 4 (21.05%) LAN
7 4 (21.05%) WAN
7 4 (21.05%) Avaya
7 4 (21.05%) Thin Client
7 4 (21.05%) Service Management
7 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
7 4 (21.05%) MPLS
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing BCP 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 BCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Project
3 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) LAN
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
1 4 (21.05%) MPLS
1 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
1 4 (21.05%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) Investment Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Service Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Service Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Thin Client
1 4 (21.05%) Fat Client
1 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (15.79%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Economics
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Project Management
2 11 (57.89%) Business Continuity
2 11 (57.89%) Business Continuity Planning
3 7 (36.84%) Time Management
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 5 (26.32%) Fund Management
4 5 (26.32%) Wealth Management
4 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
5 4 (21.05%) Service Management
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
6 3 (15.79%) Network Management
7 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.53%) Service Continuity Management
7 2 (10.53%) Release Management
7 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Avaya
1 4 (21.05%) BT
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Sybase
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco