The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Continuity
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 105 109
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 2 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.087% 0.75% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.90% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £324 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% -1.33%  

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 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 1846 2211 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.09% 82.41% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1223 1062
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 43 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Continuity in the West Midlands

Business Continuity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Continuity in the West Midlands

Business Continuity
Contractor 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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Continuity 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 1 £200 -43.66% 5
Business Continuity
England

Business Continuity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 11 (42.31%) Service Management
2 8 (30.77%) Risk Management
2 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (26.92%) RMADS
3 7 (26.92%) Information Assurance
3 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Information Security
4 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Service Design
6 4 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
6 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
6 4 (15.38%) Remedy
6 4 (15.38%) BMC
6 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
6 4 (15.38%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
7 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) PRINCE
7 3 (11.54%) Degree
7 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared

Business Continuity
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) 3G
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Security Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Operational Security Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Security Operations Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Continuity Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) SOC Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Telesales Executive
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
1 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) CMDB
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Service Management
2 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Risk Management
2 8 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (26.92%) Information Assurance
3 7 (26.92%) Information Security
4 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (19.23%) Service Design
6 4 (15.38%) Change Management
6 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.54%) PRINCE
7 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
8 2 (7.69%) Coaching
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CISSP
3 1 (3.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) RMADS
2 1 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) BMC
2 4 (15.38%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) Avaya
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.85%) Toshiba
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago