The table below looks at the statistics for Business Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Process Improvement over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 560 560 538
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 60 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.093% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 24
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£488 £445 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Business Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Business Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend

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

Business Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Business Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Business Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Process Improvement
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 Business Process Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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 -17 55 £488 +8.33% 14
London -6 15 £499 +23.30% 6
Northampton +7 9 £500 +5.26%
East Midlands +3 9 £500 +5.26% 2
Northamptonshire -1 9 £500 +5.26%
North West -21 8 £275 +29.41%
East of England - 7 £338 - 2
West Midlands +6 6 £600 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £338 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £338 - 1
South West -11 4 £488 -2.50%
Shropshire - 4 £600 -
Liverpool - 4 £250 -
Merseyside - 4 £250 -
Wiltshire 0 3 £488 -2.50%
Swindon -4 3 £488 -2.50%
Manchester -8 3 £300 +41.17%
South East -16 3 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Telford - 3 £645 -
City of London -11 2 £499 -0.12% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Midlands - 2 £600 -
Docklands, London -5 1 £500 -
Edinburgh -9 1 - -
Scotland -12 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £690 -
Walsall - 1 - -

Business Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Process Improvement 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 Business Process Improvement.

1 58 (42.03%) Business Analysis
2 51 (36.96%) Finance
3 44 (31.88%) Process Improvement
4 36 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 35 (25.36%) Change Management
6 32 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (16.67%) Project Management
8 19 (13.77%) Process Management
8 19 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
9 18 (13.04%) Windows
10 17 (12.32%) .NET
10 17 (12.32%) SDLC
11 16 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
12 15 (10.87%) GAP Analysis
12 15 (10.87%) Business Transformation
13 14 (10.14%) Management Information System
13 14 (10.14%) Degree
14 13 (9.42%) Retail
14 13 (9.42%) Kofax
14 13 (9.42%) ITIL
14 13 (9.42%) Client/Server
15 12 (8.70%) XML
15 12 (8.70%) SAP
15 12 (8.70%) Resource Management
16 11 (7.97%) Use Case
16 11 (7.97%) Systems Analysis
16 11 (7.97%) C#
16 11 (7.97%) PRINCE2

Business Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Process Improvement 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 Business Process Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.07%) Documentum
3 2 (1.45%) Confluence
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.07%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.45%) MS Office
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project
5 1 (0.72%) Niku Workbench
5 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) SAP PS
1 6 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.45%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.72%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.72%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.72%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.90%) HTTP
1 4 (2.90%) VLAN
2 3 (2.17%) Network Security
3 2 (1.45%) Intranet
4 1 (0.72%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) MS Access
3 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) JIRA
2 3 (2.17%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.45%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
General
1 51 (36.96%) Finance
2 13 (9.42%) Retail
3 11 (7.97%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.80%) Banking
5 6 (4.35%) Front Office
6 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.45%) Advertising
7 2 (1.45%) Legal
7 2 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.72%) French Language
8 1 (0.72%) Billing
8 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (49.28%) Analyst
2 61 (44.20%) Business Analyst
3 18 (13.04%) Consultant
4 15 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.42%) Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Process Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Business Systems Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) Business Process Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Consultant
9 6 (4.35%) Service Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Technical Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.62%) Technical Services Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Dynamics AX Consultant
11 4 (2.90%) Banking Business Analyst
11 4 (2.90%) SAP Manager
11 4 (2.90%) Functional Consultant
11 4 (2.90%) Technical Business Analyst
11 4 (2.90%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.32%) .NET
2 12 (8.70%) XML
3 10 (7.25%) .NET Framework
4 9 (6.52%) ADO
5 4 (2.90%) SOAP
5 4 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.45%) J2EE
6 2 (1.45%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.72%) Middleware
7 1 (0.72%) FpML
7 1 (0.72%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.14%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.42%) Client/Server
4 10 (7.25%) Data Centre
5 9 (6.52%) N-Tier
6 7 (5.07%) Data Structures
7 5 (3.62%) Equities
8 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.90%) iSeries
8 4 (2.90%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.45%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.45%) Derivative
9 2 (1.45%) Statistics
10 1 (0.72%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.72%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.72%) Social Media
10 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.04%) Windows
2 8 (5.80%) UNIX
3 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.45%) Solaris
4 2 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (42.03%) Business Analysis
2 44 (31.88%) Process Improvement
3 35 (25.36%) Change Management
4 32 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (16.67%) Project Management
6 19 (13.77%) Process Management
6 19 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 17 (12.32%) SDLC
9 15 (10.87%) Business Transformation
9 15 (10.87%) GAP Analysis
10 13 (9.42%) ITIL
11 12 (8.70%) Resource Management
12 11 (7.97%) Systems Analysis
12 11 (7.97%) Use Case
12 11 (7.97%) PRINCE2
12 11 (7.97%) Migration
13 10 (7.25%) BPR
13 10 (7.25%) Performance Management
14 9 (6.52%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.97%) C#
2 9 (6.52%) VB
3 7 (5.07%) SQL
4 5 (3.62%) Java
4 5 (3.62%) Perl
5 4 (2.90%) Python
6 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.45%) C
8 1 (0.72%) VBScript
8 1 (0.72%) ABAP
8 1 (0.72%) X++
8 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.72%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.14%) Degree
2 7 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.35%) ISEB
4 5 (3.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 5 (3.62%) CIMA
5 4 (2.90%) MOS
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.17%) ACCA
7 2 (1.45%) HND
7 2 (1.45%) MCP
7 2 (1.45%) MCTS
7 2 (1.45%) IIBA
8 1 (0.72%) CBAP
8 1 (0.72%) APMP
8 1 (0.72%) MBA
8 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.72%) MCSD
8 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.72%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.42%) Kofax
3 12 (8.70%) SAP
4 10 (7.25%) HP
5 9 (6.52%) EMC
5 9 (6.52%) Oracle
6 6 (4.35%) BMC
6 6 (4.35%) NetApp
6 6 (4.35%) Cisco
6 6 (4.35%) NetScout
7 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.90%) Citrix
8 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.45%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.45%) Tableau
8 2 (1.45%) Solace
9 1 (0.72%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.72%) OpenText
9 1 (0.72%) Netezza
9 1 (0.72%) Bloomberg
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