The table below looks at the statistics for Business Continuity 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 Business Continuity over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 101 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 21 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.43% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.62% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +15.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £470 £883
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.80 £9.55 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+295.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +5.26%
Business Continuity
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
1783 1455 1601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.49% 68.79% 69.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 777 822
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 58 95
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Continuity Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Continuity Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Continuity
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Business Continuity Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Continuity
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Continuity
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 Business Continuity within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Shropshire - 5 - -
Birmingham -1 4 £400 -9.34% 4
Warwickshire -3 4 £410 - 2
Coventry - 4 £375 - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Continuity 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 Business Continuity.

1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (34.04%) Project Management
3 16 (34.04%) SCOM
4 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (31.91%) Finance
4 15 (31.91%) EMC
4 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
5 14 (29.79%) SCCM
6 11 (23.40%) ITIL
7 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (21.28%) Degree
7 10 (21.28%) Business Continuity Planning
8 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
9 8 (17.02%) BCP
10 6 (12.77%) Change Management
10 6 (12.77%) Validation
10 6 (12.77%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
11 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
11 5 (10.64%) Migration
11 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
11 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
11 5 (10.64%) PLM
11 5 (10.64%) Logistics
11 5 (10.64%) Benchmarking
11 5 (10.64%) Service Management
11 5 (10.64%) UNIX

Business Continuity
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Continuity 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 Business Continuity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) DHCP
1 3 (6.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MSI
1 1 (2.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.13%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Server Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.77%) Service Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Architect
5 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) Management Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Transition Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.13%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (2.13%) SAP GRC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.26%) Statistics
2 1 (2.13%) Economics
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.64%) UNIX
5 3 (6.38%) Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Project Management
2 11 (23.40%) ITIL
3 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (21.28%) Business Continuity Planning
4 8 (17.02%) BCP
5 6 (12.77%) Change Management
5 6 (12.77%) Validation
6 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
6 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.64%) Migration
6 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.64%) PLM
6 5 (10.64%) Logistics
6 5 (10.64%) Benchmarking
6 5 (10.64%) Service Management
7 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.38%) Line Management
8 3 (6.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) SCOM
2 14 (29.79%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.13%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) EMC
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Sybase
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 1 (2.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) webMethods
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) NetApp
4 1 (2.13%) Lotus
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Intel
4 1 (2.13%) RightScale
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