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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 133 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 13 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.73% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 5
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £338 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £458 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.29 £23.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -52.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.70 £25.65 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-23.18% +22.11%
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
2595 1792 1837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.02% 75.20% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1570 1097 972
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 74 134
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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
Shropshire - 4 £500 -
Birmingham -12 3 £450 +28.57% 3
Coventry -16 3 £419 +4.68% 2
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £425 -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) BCP
3 6 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (20.83%) Unix
4 5 (20.83%) Apache
4 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
5 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) Information Security
5 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (16.67%) Pega
5 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 4 (16.67%) MS Office
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) XML
5 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (12.50%) Virgin Media
6 3 (12.50%) Arqiva
6 3 (12.50%) Telindus
6 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.50%) ISO22301
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

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 (20.83%) Apache
2 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) 3G
1 3 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) Datazen
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) OLAP
3 1 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (4.17%) Power BI
3 1 (4.17%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Quality Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Governance Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Head of IT
4 2 (8.33%) Head of IT Operations
4 2 (8.33%) Head of Operations
4 2 (8.33%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Project Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Information Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) ELK Stack
2 1 (4.17%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
3 1 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) BCP
3 6 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.67%) Information Security
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) Logistics
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
1 3 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CISSP
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO22301
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) NFS
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Pega
2 3 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 3 (12.50%) Arqiva
2 3 (12.50%) BT
2 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 3 (12.50%) Huawei
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) NetCracker
2 3 (12.50%) Nokia
2 3 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (12.50%) Siemens
2 3 (12.50%) Telindus
2 3 (12.50%) Virgin Media
2 3 (12.50%) ZTE
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas