The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
Rank 554 445 431
Rank change year-on-year
-109 -14
Contract jobs citing BPEL 49 107 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 60 58
Average daily rate £325 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £368 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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 16 April 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 30 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 16 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 -82 43 £300 -35.13% 10
London -45 21 £275 -50.00% 2
South West -5 15 £358 -15.88% 1
City of London -12 4 - - 2
Swindon -13 4 £450 +5.88%
Wiltshire -18 4 £450 +5.88% 1
Hampshire -2 3 £325 -
Scotland -14 3 - - 1
South East -23 3 £325 -35.00% 2
North West -24 2 - -
West Midlands -9 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -19 1 - -
Yorkshire -36 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 4
Reading - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 4
Surrey - - - - 1
Whitstable - - - -
Worcester - - - - 1

BPEL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 83 (79.05%) Oracle
2 73 (69.52%) SOA
3 53 (50.48%) Web Services
4 49 (46.67%) Middleware
5 40 (38.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 39 (37.14%) Oracle Fusion
7 36 (34.29%) Oracle Service Bus
8 31 (29.52%) Oracle BPM
9 29 (27.62%) WebLogic
10 28 (26.67%) Java
11 24 (22.86%) Oracle Database
11 24 (22.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (21.90%) SQL
13 20 (19.05%) Linux
14 19 (18.10%) Scrum
15 18 (17.14%) Workflow
15 18 (17.14%) SOAP
16 17 (16.19%) BPMN
17 16 (15.24%) XSLT
17 16 (15.24%) CRM
18 15 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 14 (13.33%) XML
19 14 (13.33%) PL/SQL
19 14 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
19 14 (13.33%) Java EE
19 14 (13.33%) Oracle BPEL
20 13 (12.38%) Finance
20 13 (12.38%) Oracle Workflow
20 13 (12.38%) Oracle Database 10g
20 13 (12.38%) JDeveloper

BPEL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 40 (38.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 36 (34.29%) Oracle Service Bus
3 29 (27.62%) WebLogic
4 14 (13.33%) Oracle BPEL
5 13 (12.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (6.67%) Tomcat
7 6 (5.71%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (4.76%) WebSphere
9 4 (3.81%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.90%) AquaLogic
10 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.95%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.95%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.95%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.95%) AquaLogic Service Bus
11 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.95%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (29.52%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.95%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) SSL
2 3 (2.86%) FTP
3 1 (0.95%) LDAP
3 1 (0.95%) HTTP
3 1 (0.95%) SNMP
3 1 (0.95%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.86%) Oracle Database
1 24 (22.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 13 (12.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (8.57%) Siebel EIM
4 7 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.67%) MySQL
5 6 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.71%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.81%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.81%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.81%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (12.38%) JDeveloper
2 12 (11.43%) Eclipse
3 7 (6.67%) Ant
4 6 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.76%) Log4j
6 3 (2.86%) JConsole
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.90%) JIRA
7 2 (1.90%) Subversion
8 1 (0.95%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.95%) Maven
8 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.95%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Marketing
3 4 (3.81%) Publishing
4 3 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.90%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (48.57%) Developer
2 18 (17.14%) Oracle Developer
3 13 (12.38%) Architect
4 12 (11.43%) Consultant
5 11 (10.48%) Siebel Developer
6 10 (9.52%) SOA Developer
6 10 (9.52%) Oracle Consultant
7 8 (7.62%) Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 8 (7.62%) SOA Architect
7 8 (7.62%) SOA Consultant
8 7 (6.67%) Designer
8 7 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
8 7 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Architect
8 7 (6.67%) Administrator
9 6 (5.71%) Applications Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Consultant
10 5 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (50.48%) Web Services
2 49 (46.67%) Middleware
3 39 (37.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 18 (17.14%) SOAP
5 16 (15.24%) XSLT
6 14 (13.33%) XML
6 14 (13.33%) Java EE
7 13 (12.38%) WSDL
7 13 (12.38%) JMS
8 10 (9.52%) J2EE
9 7 (6.67%) Dojo
9 7 (6.67%) WebCenter
9 7 (6.67%) REST
10 6 (5.71%) OSGi
11 5 (4.76%) RESTful
11 5 (4.76%) JAX-RS
11 5 (4.76%) JSP
12 4 (3.81%) XSD
12 4 (3.81%) Ajax
12 4 (3.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Clustering
2 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.95%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.95%) NGOSS
4 1 (0.95%) FMCG
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exalogic
4 1 (0.95%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.05%) Linux
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (4.76%) UNIX
3 5 (4.76%) Windows
3 5 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (69.52%) SOA
2 19 (18.10%) Scrum
3 18 (17.14%) Workflow
4 17 (16.19%) BPMN
5 16 (15.24%) CRM
6 11 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.48%) Software Engineering
7 10 (9.52%) Complex Event Processing
7 10 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 9 (8.57%) EAI
8 9 (8.57%) Migration
9 8 (7.62%) Change Management
9 8 (7.62%) Time Management
10 7 (6.67%) Pair Programming
10 7 (6.67%) Campaign Management
11 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (5.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 6 (5.71%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.67%) Java
2 23 (21.90%) SQL
3 14 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 11 (10.48%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.67%) XQuery
6 4 (3.81%) C#
6 4 (3.81%) Jython
6 4 (3.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 4 (3.81%) Ruby
7 2 (1.90%) C
8 1 (0.95%) VB6
8 1 (0.95%) VB
8 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.95%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Degree
2 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.86%) OCP
5 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) OCA
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB
5 1 (0.95%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.86%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 83 (79.05%) Oracle
2 12 (11.43%) Siebel
3 9 (8.57%) JBoss
4 7 (6.67%) Intalio
5 6 (5.71%) HP
6 5 (4.76%) WSO2
6 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (0.95%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.95%) F5
8 1 (0.95%) hybris
8 1 (0.95%) Mercator
8 1 (0.95%) BEA
8 1 (0.95%) Informatica
8 1 (0.95%) Sun
8 1 (0.95%) SAP