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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 134 122 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing BCP 3 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.037% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.050% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £475 - £360
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 - £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -
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
2342 2011 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.09% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1199 934
Average daily rate £400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 100 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 April 2016.

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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 £550 - 1
Coventry - 1 £400 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) Business Continuity
1 7 (87.50%) Business Continuity Planning
2 6 (75.00%) SLA
3 5 (62.50%) Internet
3 5 (62.50%) Six Sigma
3 5 (62.50%) Benchmarking
3 5 (62.50%) BPR
3 5 (62.50%) Change Management
3 5 (62.50%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) MS Access
3 5 (62.50%) CRM
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (62.50%) Data Modelling
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) UML
3 5 (62.50%) RAD
3 5 (62.50%) RUP
3 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Target Operating Model
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (62.50%) MS Access
1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Digital Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Process Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Process Mapping Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Resilience Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Business Continuity
1 7 (87.50%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Business Development
2 5 (62.50%) CRM
2 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
2 5 (62.50%) Data Modelling
2 5 (62.50%) Fault Management
2 5 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Target Operating Model
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) Use Case
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) User Stories
2 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) CA
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) SAP