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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
Rank 568 529 548
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +19
Contract jobs citing BPEL 44 57 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 21
Average daily rate
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£413 £438 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £377 £465
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -18.87%
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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 20 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 19 September 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 -23 33 £413 -2.94% 6
London +8 14 £463 -3.89% 6
West Yorkshire +14 9 £413 -23.61%
Yorkshire -1 9 £413 +10.00%
Leeds +6 6 £413 -23.61%
Bradford - 4 £413 -
West Midlands - 4 £475 -
South West -50 2 £400 +1.91%
City of London +23 1 £410 -14.80% 3
South East -1 1 £425 -12.82%
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

BPEL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 103 (97.17%) Oracle
2 75 (70.75%) SOA
3 56 (52.83%) Web Services
4 52 (49.06%) Middleware
5 48 (45.28%) Java
6 42 (39.62%) Oracle BPM
6 42 (39.62%) Oracle Service Bus
7 41 (38.68%) Oracle Fusion
8 40 (37.74%) Oracle Database
9 38 (35.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 37 (34.91%) SQL
11 33 (31.13%) WebLogic
12 32 (30.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (29.25%) XML
14 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (19.81%) J2EE
16 20 (18.87%) Oracle EBS
16 20 (18.87%) jQuery
17 18 (16.98%) SOAP
18 17 (16.04%) PL/SQL
18 17 (16.04%) Spring
19 16 (15.09%) Configuration Management
20 15 (14.15%) WSDL
20 15 (14.15%) XSD
20 15 (14.15%) BPMN
20 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
20 15 (14.15%) Hudson
21 14 (13.21%) HTML
21 14 (13.21%) UML
22 13 (12.26%) UNIX

BPEL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 42 (39.62%) Oracle Service Bus
2 38 (35.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 33 (31.13%) WebLogic
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (4.72%) Oracle BPEL
5 5 (4.72%) AquaLogic
6 4 (3.77%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (3.77%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.83%) Apache
7 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.89%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.89%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.89%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Office
1 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 42 (39.62%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (18.87%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (5.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (1.89%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.94%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.94%) HFM
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) Internet
2 10 (9.43%) FTP
3 8 (7.55%) HTTP
4 2 (1.89%) SSL
4 2 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (37.74%) Oracle Database
2 32 (30.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.72%) MySQL
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.89%) Essbase
7 2 (1.89%) OLTP
7 2 (1.89%) TKPROF
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.94%) DataStage
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (14.15%) Hudson
2 12 (11.32%) Eclipse
3 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.49%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.49%) Subversion
5 8 (7.55%) JDeveloper
6 6 (5.66%) Maven
6 6 (5.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (4.72%) JIRA
8 4 (3.77%) NetBeans
8 4 (3.77%) Bugzilla
8 4 (3.77%) MyEclipse
8 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.83%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.83%) Ant
10 2 (1.89%) JUnit
10 2 (1.89%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.94%) FitNesse
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.94%) Retail
2 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.94%) Publishing
2 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (33.96%) Developer
2 20 (18.87%) Consultant
3 19 (17.92%) Oracle Developer
4 15 (14.15%) SOA Developer
5 14 (13.21%) Oracle Consultant
6 12 (11.32%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 12 (11.32%) SOA Consultant
6 12 (11.32%) Architect
7 10 (9.43%) Oracle Architect
8 9 (8.49%) Oracle SOA Architect
8 9 (8.49%) Configuration Manager
8 9 (8.49%) SOA Architect
8 9 (8.49%) Java Developer
9 8 (7.55%) Software Configuration Manager
9 8 (7.55%) Software Manager
9 8 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Consultant
10 7 (6.60%) Software Engineer
11 6 (5.66%) Designer
11 6 (5.66%) DBA
11 6 (5.66%) SOA Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (52.83%) Web Services
2 52 (49.06%) Middleware
3 41 (38.68%) Oracle Fusion
4 31 (29.25%) XML
5 21 (19.81%) J2EE
6 20 (18.87%) jQuery
7 18 (16.98%) SOAP
8 17 (16.04%) Spring
9 15 (14.15%) WSDL
9 15 (14.15%) XSD
10 14 (13.21%) HTML
11 13 (12.26%) REST
12 12 (11.32%) JMS
13 10 (9.43%) EDI
13 10 (9.43%) XSLT
14 9 (8.49%) Hibernate
14 9 (8.49%) JSF
15 8 (7.55%) Struts
16 7 (6.60%) WebCenter
16 7 (6.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.89%) Clustering
2 2 (1.89%) Replication
2 2 (1.89%) DataPower
2 2 (1.89%) W3C
2 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.89%) User Experience
2 2 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.26%) UNIX
2 12 (11.32%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Windows
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (3.77%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.94%) AIX
6 1 (0.94%) HPUX
6 1 (0.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (70.75%) SOA
2 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.09%) Configuration Management
4 15 (14.15%) BPMN
5 14 (13.21%) UML
6 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.38%) ERP
7 11 (10.38%) Scrum
8 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
8 9 (8.49%) OO
8 9 (8.49%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 8 (7.55%) B2B
9 8 (7.55%) EAI
9 8 (7.55%) Automation Testing
10 6 (5.66%) MVC
10 6 (5.66%) Complex Event Processing
11 5 (4.72%) User Stories
11 5 (4.72%) DevOps
11 5 (4.72%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.28%) Java
2 37 (34.91%) SQL
3 17 (16.04%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.43%) XPath
4 10 (9.43%) XQuery
5 8 (7.55%) Groovy
6 6 (5.66%) C
7 5 (4.72%) Python
7 5 (4.72%) C#
7 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.77%) C++
9 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.94%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.32%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.94%) ISEB
5 1 (0.94%) OCP
5 1 (0.94%) OCA
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.83%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.83%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.94%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (11.32%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.94%) OCFS2
3 1 (0.94%) vSphere
3 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (4.72%) Puppet
2 5 (4.72%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.89%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 103 (97.17%) Oracle
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.49%) Perforce
4 6 (5.66%) IBM
4 6 (5.66%) Siebel
5 4 (3.77%) BEA
5 4 (3.77%) Hyperion
5 4 (3.77%) hybris
6 2 (1.89%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.89%) Google
6 2 (1.89%) Pegasus
6 2 (1.89%) JBoss
6 2 (1.89%) Kony
7 1 (0.94%) SAP
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.94%) Informatica
7 1 (0.94%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.94%) HP
7 1 (0.94%) Primavera
7 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
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