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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Continuity
Rank 103 92 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 21 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.95% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.36% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 4
Average daily rate £400 £350 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £230 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £448 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £399 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £9.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 £30.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-47.24% +114.03%
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
2023 1544 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.37% 69.90% 73.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 891 842
Average daily rate £408 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 99 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
Coventry +4 6 £400 - 1
Birmingham -5 4 £150 -57.14% 1
Shropshire -18 4 £438 -
Warwickshire +2 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £463 -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (39.62%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
3 15 (28.30%) Service Delivery
4 14 (26.42%) MS Access
4 14 (26.42%) Relational Database
5 12 (22.64%) QA
5 12 (22.64%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (20.75%) Finance
7 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
8 8 (15.09%) Data Modelling
8 8 (15.09%) SLA
8 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.21%) Scrum
9 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
9 7 (13.21%) Internet
9 7 (13.21%) ITIL
10 6 (11.32%) MS Office
10 6 (11.32%) ETL
10 6 (11.32%) CRM
10 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
10 6 (11.32%) BCP
10 6 (11.32%) Six Sigma
10 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (11.32%) Project Management
10 6 (11.32%) Change Management
10 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.32%) Business Continuity Planning
10 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Office
3 4 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.89%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
2 5 (9.43%) Wireless
3 3 (5.66%) 4G
3 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.77%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) 3G
5 1 (1.89%) BGP
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.89%) FWSM
5 1 (1.89%) MPLS
5 1 (1.89%) NAS
5 1 (1.89%) Network Security
5 1 (1.89%) OSPF
5 1 (1.89%) SAN
5 1 (1.89%) TACACS
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) MS Access
1 14 (26.42%) Relational Database
2 12 (22.64%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (3.77%) OLAP
5 2 (3.77%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.77%) PowerPivot
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Billing
2 2 (3.77%) Front Office
2 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
2 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Business Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Business Objects Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Business Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Business Project Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) DBA
6 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery Manager
6 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Portfolio Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Process Mapping Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) MDX
2 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.66%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) CMDB
4 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.89%) AIX
4 1 (1.89%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Service Delivery
2 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.09%) Data Modelling
4 7 (13.21%) ITIL
4 7 (13.21%) Scrum
5 6 (11.32%) BCP
5 6 (11.32%) Business Continuity Planning
5 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (11.32%) Change Management
5 6 (11.32%) CRM
5 6 (11.32%) ETL
5 6 (11.32%) Project Management
5 6 (11.32%) Six Sigma
5 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.43%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (9.43%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (7.55%) Migration
7 4 (7.55%) RAD
7 4 (7.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (3.77%) Java
3 2 (3.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) CCNA
3 1 (1.89%) CCNP
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
2 8 (15.09%) SLA
3 4 (7.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.89%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) NFS
2 1 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) Lotus
4 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) webMethods
5 1 (1.89%) BT
5 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.89%) F5
5 1 (1.89%) Huawei
5 1 (1.89%) NetCracker
5 1 (1.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.89%) Pega
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.89%) ZTE