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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 129 98 105
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 13 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.79% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.01% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.93% -10.83%
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
2608 1979 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.22% 78.41% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1552 1155 984
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 101 117
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.74% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -9 6 £400 +3.22%
Birmingham -8 2 £775 +93.75% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 11 (47.83%) PRINCE2
2 9 (39.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (34.78%) Project Management
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Business Continuity Management
5 6 (26.09%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) Apache
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) BCP
7 4 (17.39%) Unix
7 4 (17.39%) XML
7 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
7 4 (17.39%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Pega
7 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
7 4 (17.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) Service Management
8 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
9 2 (8.70%) ITSM
9 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
9 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
9 2 (8.70%) Information Security
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) SLA
9 2 (8.70%) SQL
9 2 (8.70%) Oracle

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 (21.74%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Datazen
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MS Access
2 1 (4.35%) OLAP
2 1 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (4.35%) Power BI
2 1 (4.35%) PowerPivot
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Disaster Recovery Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Governance Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.70%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) ELK Stack
2 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
1 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) CentOS
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) PRINCE2
2 9 (39.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 8 (34.78%) Project Management
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Business Continuity Management
5 6 (26.09%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) BCP
6 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (17.39%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Service Management
8 2 (8.70%) Change Control
8 2 (8.70%) Information Security
8 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
8 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) ISO22301
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Pega
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) New Relic
4 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy