The table below looks at the statistics for BPCS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BPCS over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SSA BPCS
Rank 566 547 517
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -30
Contract jobs citing BPCS 5 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.025% 0.031%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.11% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£209 £275 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.09% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £209 - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4531 4465 4062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.04% 9.14% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2600 2309 1961
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £600 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 64 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.42 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.53% -17.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £61.15 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £37.80 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-53.70% -3.69%

BPCS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BPCS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPCS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 5 £209 -24.09%
South East -12 3 £209 -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

BPCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BPCS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BPCS.

1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) RPG
1 6 (46.15%) AS400
1 6 (46.15%) iSeries
2 5 (38.46%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) ERP
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (15.38%) WhereScape RED
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (15.38%) Automotive
4 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis

BPCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BPCS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BPCS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
1 2 (15.38%) Cognos Transformer
1 2 (15.38%) WhereScape RED
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Automotive
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Applications Support
2 6 (46.15%) Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) AS400
1 6 (46.15%) iSeries
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) ERP
1 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) E-business
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) People Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) RPG
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CIMA
1 1 (7.69%) ACCA
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos