The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SSA BPCS
Rank 583 562 582
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +20
Contract jobs citing BPCS 10 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.012% 0.003%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.20% 0.13% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£243 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5076 4627 5318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.28% 9.07% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2606 2364 2558
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 81 56
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% -11.53%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) AS400
2 9 (64.29%) iSeries
3 7 (50.00%) IBM
4 6 (42.86%) ERP
5 4 (28.57%) RPG
5 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
6 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) MS Office
6 2 (14.29%) PVCS
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
6 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Compaq
6 2 (14.29%) Dell
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) Middleware
6 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco

BPCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) PVCS
General
1 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) AS400 Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) AS400
2 9 (64.29%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ERP
2 4 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Compaq
2 2 (14.29%) Dell
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Manugistics
3 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
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