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 27 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 131 109
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22  
Contract jobs citing Business Continuity 9 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Median daily rate £313 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £404 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £523 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £359
% change year-on-year +17.33% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £11.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.57%  
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 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 1728 2505 1797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.60% 82.62% 77.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 1502 1114
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £44.25
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 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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 +12 3 £313 -30.55%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £600 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £113 -
Business Continuity
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) BCP
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Network Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Pentaho
5 1 (8.33%) Local Government
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (8.33%) QlikView
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 1 (8.33%) PMO
5 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation

Business Continuity
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 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Primavera
1 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Pentaho
2 1 (8.33%) QlikView
General
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Business Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Integration Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP MM Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP P2P Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) BCP
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 1 (8.33%) Network Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Cognos
2 1 (8.33%) SAP