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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity
Rank 96 88 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 17 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 1.16% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.64% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
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£350 £370 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -21.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
- -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £9.28 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -19.19%
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
1595 1529 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.93% 71.02% 69.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 792 626
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 79 103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 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
Warwickshire 0 4 £250 - 1
Birmingham -6 3 £350 +91.78% 2
Coventry -4 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 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 (46.34%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (26.83%) SCOM
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (26.83%) EMC
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
4 10 (24.39%) SCCM
5 9 (21.95%) Business Continuity Planning
5 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
6 8 (19.51%) DHCP
6 8 (19.51%) DNS
7 7 (17.07%) UML
7 7 (17.07%) SQL
7 7 (17.07%) Finance
7 7 (17.07%) TOGAF
7 7 (17.07%) SSDT
7 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
7 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
8 6 (14.63%) Degree
8 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
8 6 (14.63%) NHS
8 6 (14.63%) BCP
8 6 (14.63%) ITIL
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.20%) HND
9 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (12.20%) BS7799

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP PP
1 1 (2.44%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.44%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) DHCP
1 8 (19.51%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) Intranet
2 1 (2.44%) Network Security
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SSDT
2 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Automotive
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (21.95%) Server Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Architect
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Information Security Officer
4 5 (12.20%) Security Officer
5 4 (9.76%) Service Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Network Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Network Services Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) NHS
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.32%) CMDB
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
1 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
2 9 (21.95%) Business Continuity Planning
3 7 (17.07%) UML
3 7 (17.07%) TOGAF
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
4 6 (14.63%) BCP
4 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
5 5 (12.20%) Project Management
5 5 (12.20%) Information Management
5 5 (12.20%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (12.20%) Information Security
5 5 (12.20%) Computer Security
5 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.76%) Coaching
6 4 (9.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.32%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Degree
3 5 (12.20%) HND
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) BS7799
2 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) XenApp
2 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) SCOM
2 10 (24.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) EMC
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Avaya
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Intel
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) VMware