The table below looks at the statistics for BPEL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BPEL over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
Rank 573 538 505
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -33
Contract jobs citing BPEL 39 49 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £375 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.23% -4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £77.50

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42724 38810 38732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.15% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 24127 22614
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1169 1421
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

BPEL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BPEL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BPEL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BPEL
Daily Rate Trend

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

BPEL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BPEL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BPEL within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

BPEL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BPEL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

BPEL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BPEL
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPEL within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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
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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 -43 30 £400 -5.88% 8
London +3 11 £340 -24.44% 1
Scotland - 6 £350 -
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire -6 3 £413 +10.00% 3
West Yorkshire -7 3 £413 -23.61% 3
South West -33 3 £400 +0.31% 1
Bradford - 3 £413 - 2
Bristol - 3 £400 -
City of London +12 1 £425 -10.52% 1
East of England - 1 £475 - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -

BPEL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BPEL 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 BPEL.

1 109 (98.20%) Oracle
2 75 (67.57%) SOA
3 59 (53.15%) Java
4 57 (51.35%) Web Services
5 53 (47.75%) Middleware
6 44 (39.64%) SQL
7 41 (36.94%) Oracle Fusion
8 40 (36.04%) Oracle BPM
8 40 (36.04%) Oracle Database
9 38 (34.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 38 (34.23%) WebLogic
10 37 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
11 35 (31.53%) XML
12 33 (29.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (18.92%) Configuration Management
15 20 (18.02%) jQuery
16 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (17.12%) Spring
16 19 (17.12%) PL/SQL
16 19 (17.12%) J2EE
16 19 (17.12%) Linux
16 19 (17.12%) Hudson
17 18 (16.22%) UNIX
17 18 (16.22%) SOAP
17 18 (16.22%) Oracle EBS
17 18 (16.22%) BPMN
17 18 (16.22%) Security Cleared
18 17 (15.32%) Subversion
19 16 (14.41%) Finance

BPEL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BPEL 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 BPEL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (34.23%) WebLogic
1 38 (34.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 37 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle BPEL
4 8 (7.21%) Oracle Application Server
5 7 (6.31%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.50%) AquaLogic
6 5 (4.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (3.60%) Apache
7 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle 10gAS
8 3 (2.70%) WebSphere Process Server
8 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.80%) JBoss
9 2 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.80%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.80%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.80%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 40 (36.04%) Oracle BPM
2 18 (16.22%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (4.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (1.80%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.90%) HFM
7 1 (0.90%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.91%) Internet
2 10 (9.01%) FTP
3 8 (7.21%) HTTP
4 3 (2.70%) SSL
5 2 (1.80%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (36.04%) Oracle Database
2 33 (29.73%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (7.21%) MySQL
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.50%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (3.60%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.80%) Essbase
8 2 (1.80%) TKPROF
8 2 (1.80%) OLTP
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.90%) DataStage
9 1 (0.90%) Siebel EIM
9 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.90%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 19 (17.12%) Hudson
2 17 (15.32%) Subversion
3 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
4 13 (11.71%) Eclipse
5 10 (9.01%) JDeveloper
5 10 (9.01%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (8.11%) Maven
7 8 (7.21%) Git (software)
8 6 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (3.60%) MyEclipse
9 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.60%) JIRA
9 4 (3.60%) ClearCase
9 4 (3.60%) Ant
9 4 (3.60%) JUnit
9 4 (3.60%) Bugzilla
9 4 (3.60%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.80%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.90%) FitNesse
General
1 16 (14.41%) Finance
2 1 (0.90%) Legal
2 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.90%) Publishing
2 1 (0.90%) Games
2 1 (0.90%) Banking
2 1 (0.90%) Retail
2 1 (0.90%) International Banking
2 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (40.54%) Developer
2 21 (18.92%) Consultant
2 21 (18.92%) Oracle Developer
3 16 (14.41%) SOA Developer
4 14 (12.61%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.61%) Oracle Consultant
5 13 (11.71%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 10 (9.01%) SOA Consultant
6 10 (9.01%) Software Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Architect
7 9 (8.11%) Configuration Manager
8 8 (7.21%) Software Manager
8 8 (7.21%) Software Configuration Manager
8 8 (7.21%) Oracle SOA Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Oracle Architect
9 6 (5.41%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.50%) DBA
10 5 (4.50%) Designer
10 5 (4.50%) SOA Architect
10 5 (4.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (51.35%) Web Services
2 53 (47.75%) Middleware
3 41 (36.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 35 (31.53%) XML
5 20 (18.02%) jQuery
6 19 (17.12%) J2EE
6 19 (17.12%) Spring
7 18 (16.22%) SOAP
8 16 (14.41%) XSD
9 15 (13.51%) WSDL
10 14 (12.61%) HTML
11 13 (11.71%) JMS
12 12 (10.81%) REST
13 11 (9.91%) Hibernate
13 11 (9.91%) XSLT
14 10 (9.01%) EDI
15 9 (8.11%) .NET
15 9 (8.11%) JSF
16 8 (7.21%) Struts
16 8 (7.21%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.80%) User Experience
3 2 (1.80%) W3C
3 2 (1.80%) Replication
3 2 (1.80%) Clustering
3 2 (1.80%) DataPower
3 2 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.90%) GIS
4 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.12%) Linux
2 18 (16.22%) UNIX
3 10 (9.01%) Oracle Linux
4 9 (8.11%) Windows
5 4 (3.60%) Windows 2000
5 4 (3.60%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (67.57%) SOA
2 26 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.92%) Configuration Management
4 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (16.22%) BPMN
6 16 (14.41%) Scrum
7 13 (11.71%) UML
7 13 (11.71%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
8 11 (9.91%) ERP
9 10 (9.01%) ITIL
10 8 (7.21%) OO
10 8 (7.21%) EAI
10 8 (7.21%) B2B
10 8 (7.21%) Automation Testing
10 8 (7.21%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.31%) User Stories
12 6 (5.41%) MVC
12 6 (5.41%) ETL
13 5 (4.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (53.15%) Java
2 44 (39.64%) SQL
3 19 (17.12%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.01%) C#
4 10 (9.01%) XQuery
4 10 (9.01%) XPath
5 8 (7.21%) Groovy
6 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.41%) C
7 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.50%) Python
8 4 (3.60%) C++
8 4 (3.60%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.90%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 18 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.41%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) ISEB
4 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.80%) QA
4 1 (0.90%) HL7
4 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.90%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 10 (9.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (9.01%) Puppet
1 10 (9.01%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.80%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 109 (98.20%) Oracle
2 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.11%) Perforce
4 7 (6.31%) IBM
5 6 (5.41%) Siebel
6 4 (3.60%) BEA
6 4 (3.60%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.60%) hybris
7 2 (1.80%) Kony
7 2 (1.80%) Yahoo!
7 2 (1.80%) Google
7 2 (1.80%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.90%) Primavera
8 1 (0.90%) ESRI
8 1 (0.90%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.90%) Informatica
8 1 (0.90%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.90%) VMware
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