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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 112 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing BCP 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.26% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £360 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £388
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 27 March 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 3 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Bilston - - - -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (55.56%) HND
1 5 (55.56%) BS7799
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
1 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
1 5 (55.56%) Information Management
1 5 (55.56%) Data Protection Act
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Security
1 5 (55.56%) Data Protection
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (44.44%) Transition Management
2 4 (44.44%) Release Management
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) SAP

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security Officer
1 5 (55.56%) Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Senior SAP Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
1 5 (55.56%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
1 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
1 5 (55.56%) Information Management
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Security
1 5 (55.56%) Data Protection
1 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Transition Management
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (44.44%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) HND
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) BS7799
2 4 (44.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP