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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 110 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing BCP 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.24% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.33% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -26.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £369 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.35% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.29 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.00 £19.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+178.70% -3.12%
BCP
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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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Coventry - 4 £400 -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Business Continuity
1 8 (88.89%) Business Continuity Planning
2 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) SLA
4 4 (44.44%) UML
4 4 (44.44%) RAD
4 4 (44.44%) RUP
4 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) MS Access
4 4 (44.44%) CRM
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (44.44%) Benchmarking
4 4 (44.44%) BPR
4 4 (44.44%) Internet
4 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma
4 4 (44.44%) Change Management
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Business Development
4 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Use Case
4 4 (44.44%) Fault Management

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) OSPF
2 1 (11.11%) BGP
2 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
2 1 (11.11%) HSRP
2 1 (11.11%) Multicast
2 1 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) MS Access
1 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Service Continuity Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Business Continuity
1 8 (88.89%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Target Operating Model
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Business Development
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Use Case
2 4 (44.44%) Fault Management
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) User Stories
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco