The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 131 121 106
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing BCP 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.079% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.10% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £550 £400 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -28.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-59.09% -
BCP
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2355 1924 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.74% 76.17% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1186 913
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 107
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £34.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing BCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 1 £550 +57.14%
Warwickshire -4 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for BCP.

1 6 (85.71%) Business Continuity
1 6 (85.71%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (71.43%) SLA
3 4 (57.14%) MS Access
3 4 (57.14%) CRM
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) Data Modelling
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) UML
3 4 (57.14%) RAD
3 4 (57.14%) RUP
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) Six Sigma
3 4 (57.14%) Benchmarking
3 4 (57.14%) BPR
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Use Case
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Business Development

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (57.14%) MS Access
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Digital Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Process Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Process Mapping Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Resilience Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CMDB
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Business Continuity
1 6 (85.71%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Business Development
2 4 (57.14%) CRM
2 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Data Modelling
2 4 (57.14%) Fault Management
2 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Target Operating Model
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Use Case
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP