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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SSA BPCS
Rank 583 522 578
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +56
Contract jobs citing BPCS 4 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.034% 0.003%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.086% 0.37% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4678 4319 5690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.57% 9.06% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2664 2211 2830
Average daily rate £425 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 79 76
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.05% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.33 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £62.75 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +89.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BPCS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

BPCS Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -48 4 £300 - 3
Birmingham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

BPCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (75.00%) RPG
2 8 (50.00%) ERP
3 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
3 6 (37.50%) RPG IV
4 3 (18.75%) AS400
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) DB2
5 1 (6.25%) MS Office
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Compaq
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Manugistics
5 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec

BPCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Programmer
2 6 (37.50%) RPG Developer
3 3 (18.75%) RPG Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) RPG
2 6 (37.50%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) SAP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Compaq
1 1 (6.25%) Dell
1 1 (6.25%) Manugistics
1 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec