The table below looks at the statistics for BPCS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BPCS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SSA BPCS
Rank 645 669 634
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -35
Contract jobs citing BPCS 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.007% 0.012%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.16% 0.086% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £363 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4472 4669 5449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.39% 8.07% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2725 2616 3059
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 73 77
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.57 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -31.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £11.30 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £50.80 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+105.71% -44.88%

BPCS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BPCS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Business Applications category.

BPCS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BPCS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BPCS within the UK.

BPCS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BPCS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BPCS within the UK.

BPCS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BPCS
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPCS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +2 7 £363 -19.44% 1
London - 4 £363 - 1
South East - 3 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -

BPCS
Top 14 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BPCS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BPCS.

1 4 (57.14%) RPG
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
2 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 3 (42.86%) Service Design
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) AS400
3 2 (28.57%) RPG IV
4 1 (14.29%) iSeries
4 1 (14.29%) PVCS
4 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
4 1 (14.29%) GMP
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware

BPCS
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) PVCS
General
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst Programmer
1 2 (28.57%) Programmer
1 2 (28.57%) RPG Analyst Programmer
1 2 (28.57%) RPG Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 2 (28.57%) AS400
3 1 (14.29%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Design
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) RPG
2 2 (28.57%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GMP