The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Business Continuity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Continuity over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Continuity
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 69 66
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.49% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.44% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £313 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +15.33% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £23.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year -35.16% +61.03%  

Business Continuity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 677 577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.66% 83.07% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 475 382
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Business Continuity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity in Birmingham

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Continuity in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) BCP
2 1 (25.00%) Primavera
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation

Business Continuity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Planner
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planner
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) BCP
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle