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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Continuity
Rank 92 92 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 22 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.33% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.48% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 9
Average daily rate
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£281 £388 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -17.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £388 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £388 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £9.28 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+45.77% -18.33%
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
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Continuity across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Business Continuity Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 2014. 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
Birmingham - 5 £331 - 1
Warwickshire -7 2 £238 -
Walsall +2 1 £75 -
Coventry -8 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (27.91%) Business Continuity Planning
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (25.58%) SCOM
3 11 (25.58%) EMC
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (25.58%) Project Management
4 10 (23.26%) Service Delivery
4 10 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (23.26%) SCCM
4 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
4 10 (23.26%) Degree
5 8 (18.60%) Risk Management
5 8 (18.60%) ITIL
5 8 (18.60%) DHCP
5 8 (18.60%) DNS
6 7 (16.28%) BCP
6 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
7 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.63%) SLA
8 5 (11.63%) Change Management
9 4 (9.30%) Service Management
9 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.30%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (9.30%) Information Security
9 4 (9.30%) PLM
9 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
9 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.33%) Apache
1 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) DHCP
1 8 (18.60%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Server Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Service Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Security Officer
4 4 (9.30%) Information Security Officer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Network Services Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Management Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.30%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (6.98%) CMDB
3 2 (4.65%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Economics
4 1 (2.33%) SCADA
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
1 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Business Continuity Planning
2 11 (25.58%) Project Management
3 10 (23.26%) Service Delivery
3 10 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (18.60%) Risk Management
4 8 (18.60%) ITIL
5 7 (16.28%) BCP
6 5 (11.63%) Change Management
7 4 (9.30%) Service Management
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.30%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (9.30%) Information Security
7 4 (9.30%) PLM
7 4 (9.30%) Validation
7 4 (9.30%) Benchmarking
7 4 (9.30%) Computer Security
7 4 (9.30%) Data Protection
7 4 (9.30%) Information Management
7 4 (9.30%) Logistics
7 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) HND
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
2 4 (9.30%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCOM
2 10 (23.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) EMC
2 3 (6.98%) Avaya
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) webMethods
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