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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 105 88 104
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 11 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 1.00% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.42% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £370 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +7.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £9.28 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £26.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+51.42% +6.06%
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
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 27 March 2015. 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
West Bromwich - 5 £438 -
Birmingham -14 2 £350 +91.78%
Coventry -2 1 - -
Warwickshire -3 1 - - 1
Bilston - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 19 (57.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 8 (24.24%) Business Continuity Planning
4 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (21.21%) SSDT
4 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) TOGAF
4 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) UML
5 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (18.18%) ITIL
5 6 (18.18%) NHS
5 6 (18.18%) Windows
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
6 5 (15.15%) SCCM
6 5 (15.15%) SCOM
6 5 (15.15%) Computer Security
6 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.15%) Information Management
6 5 (15.15%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (15.15%) Information Security
6 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) BS7799
6 5 (15.15%) BCP

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP PM
1 1 (3.03%) SAP EWM
1 1 (3.03%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DHCP
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SSDT
2 5 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Billing
2 1 (3.03%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Architect
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Server Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Information Security Officer
3 5 (15.15%) Security Officer
4 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Network Services Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Network Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) NHS
2 5 (15.15%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) SCADA
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
1 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 8 (24.24%) Business Continuity Planning
4 7 (21.21%) TOGAF
4 7 (21.21%) UML
5 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) Computer Security
6 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
6 5 (15.15%) Information Management
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (15.15%) Information Security
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.15%) BCP
7 4 (12.12%) Project Management
7 4 (12.12%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.12%) Coaching
8 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
8 3 (9.09%) Change Control
8 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) HND
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) BS7799
2 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) XenApp
1 1 (3.03%) vSphere
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
1 5 (15.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) EMC
3 3 (9.09%) Avaya
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Intel
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix