Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for BCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BCP over the 6 months to 21 July 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 Planning (BCP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 199 171
Rank change year-on-year +30 -28 -13
Contract jobs citing BCP 6 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £303 £400 £363
90th Percentile £348 £660 £438
England median daily rate £400 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -11.11% +16.13% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.50 £25.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.84% -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +251.85% -62.76% +127.56%

BCP 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3669 4949 3894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 82.73% 82.65% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2876 2330
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £243 £219
90th Percentile £539 £538 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 107 190
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -27.66% +30.56%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.73 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.75 £38.85 £40.88
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.91
% change year-on-year - +14.10% +6.88%

BCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing BCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for BCP in the West Midlands

BCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BCP in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for BCP in the West Midlands

BCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BCP in the West Midlands

BCP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 3 £325 -40.91%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Coventry +9 1 - -
BCP
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BCP 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BCP.

1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (50.00%) ERP
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
3 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (33.33%) PMO
3 2 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Replication
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle

BCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Production DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Planner
1 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Production DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (50.00%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Process Management
3 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Discrete Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) PMO
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle