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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 125 121 82
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -39
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 11 4 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.15% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.19% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 16
Median daily rate £538 - £365
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 - £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £373
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £9.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +308.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +50.00%
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
2343 2060 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.99% 75.62% 74.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1239 932
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 104 96
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Business Continuity
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Continuity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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
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 Business Continuity within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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
Coventry -6 4 £400 -
Birmingham +5 2 £575 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Continuity 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 Business Continuity.

1 18 (39.13%) SQL
1 18 (39.13%) Service Delivery
2 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 15 (32.61%) MS Access
3 15 (32.61%) Relational Database
4 12 (26.09%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (26.09%) QA
5 11 (23.91%) ITIL
5 11 (23.91%) Finance
6 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (17.39%) MS Office
7 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (17.39%) SLA
7 8 (17.39%) Internet
8 7 (15.22%) BCP
8 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
8 7 (15.22%) Project Management
8 7 (15.22%) Scrum
8 7 (15.22%) Change Management
8 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (15.22%) Wireless
8 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity Planning
9 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 5 (10.87%) VBA
10 5 (10.87%) Windows
10 5 (10.87%) CRM
10 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
10 5 (10.87%) UML
10 5 (10.87%) RAD

Business Continuity
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 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.39%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.17%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Internet
2 7 (15.22%) Wireless
3 4 (8.70%) 3G
4 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) SAN
6 1 (2.17%) Converged Networks
6 1 (2.17%) LAN
6 1 (2.17%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) MS Access
1 15 (32.61%) Relational Database
2 12 (26.09%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (2.17%) OLAP
6 1 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (2.17%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Front Office
3 2 (4.35%) General Ledger
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Business Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Business Objects Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Quality Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Digital Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Data Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Deskside Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Deskside Support
6 2 (4.35%) Deskside Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) CMDB
3 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.52%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.17%) AIX
5 1 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Solaris
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Service Delivery
2 11 (23.91%) ITIL
3 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.22%) BCP
4 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity Planning
4 7 (15.22%) Change Management
4 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
4 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (15.22%) Project Management
4 7 (15.22%) Scrum
5 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
5 5 (10.87%) Fault Management
5 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (10.87%) Performance Management
5 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
5 5 (10.87%) Use Case
5 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.87%) User Stories
5 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) VBA
3 2 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) CISSP
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) QA
2 8 (17.39%) SLA
3 4 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (4.35%) ISO22301
6 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) NFS
2 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
1 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 4 (8.70%) Arqiva
1 4 (8.70%) BT
1 4 (8.70%) Citrix
1 4 (8.70%) Ericsson
1 4 (8.70%) Huawei
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.70%) NetCracker
1 4 (8.70%) Nokia
1 4 (8.70%) Nokia Networks
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle
1 4 (8.70%) Siemens
1 4 (8.70%) Telindus
1 4 (8.70%) Virgin Media
1 4 (8.70%) ZTE
2 2 (4.35%) Lotus
2 2 (4.35%) Pega
2 2 (4.35%) SAP
2 2 (4.35%) VMware
2 2 (4.35%) webMethods