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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 560 532 525
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 46 60 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £590 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £43.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.01%
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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
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 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 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 -12 44 £403 -11.04% 24
London +10 23 £400 -22.70% 10
South East -7 7 £400 -8.57% 5
East Midlands +2 5 £476 -
Northamptonshire +1 5 £476 -
City of London +20 3 £400 -14.43% 2
Hampshire 0 3 £398 +13.84% 1
South West -26 3 £500 +19.04% 3
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 3
Berkshire +10 2 - -
Northampton +2 2 £476 -
Reading - 2 - -
Leeds +2 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire 0 1 £375 -9.09%
Yorkshire -4 1 £375 -10.17%
Bristol -24 1 £620 +47.61%
Manchester - 1 £213 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £525 - 2
Swindon - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 £213 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £550 - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Warwick - - - - 2
Winchester - - - -

Business Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 44 (43.56%) Business Analysis
2 40 (39.60%) Finance
3 29 (28.71%) Process Improvement
4 25 (24.75%) Project Management
5 19 (18.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (17.82%) Oracle
6 18 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (16.83%) Microsoft
8 16 (15.84%) Banking
9 15 (14.85%) PRINCE2
10 14 (13.86%) UML
11 13 (12.87%) Six Sigma
11 13 (12.87%) Degree
12 12 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (11.88%) Change Management
12 12 (11.88%) CRM
13 11 (10.89%) SAP
13 11 (10.89%) Management Information System
13 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
13 11 (10.89%) Workflow
14 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
14 10 (9.90%) Requirements Analysis
14 10 (9.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (9.90%) Business Transformation
15 9 (8.91%) Data Analysis
15 9 (8.91%) Retail
15 9 (8.91%) ITIL
15 9 (8.91%) MS Project
15 9 (8.91%) SQL
15 9 (8.91%) PMI

Business Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) IIS
2 3 (2.97%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.98%) SAS
3 2 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.99%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.91%) MS Project
3 7 (6.93%) MS Visio
4 6 (5.94%) MS Office
5 3 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.99%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (3.96%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.98%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.99%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.99%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.99%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.99%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.99%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Force.com
1 1 (0.99%) IaaS
1 1 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) LAN
1 3 (2.97%) WAN
1 3 (2.97%) Firewall
2 2 (1.98%) ATM
2 2 (1.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.99%) Intranet
3 1 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) OLAP
4 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Rational Rose
General
1 40 (39.60%) Finance
2 16 (15.84%) Banking
3 9 (8.91%) Retail
4 6 (5.94%) General Ledger
4 6 (5.94%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.95%) Back Office
5 5 (4.95%) Marketing
6 4 (3.96%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.97%) Advertising
8 2 (1.98%) Front Office
8 2 (1.98%) Automotive
8 2 (1.98%) Legal
8 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.99%) Games
9 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.99%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (56.44%) Analyst
2 50 (49.50%) Business Analyst
3 14 (13.86%) Project Manager
3 14 (13.86%) Senior Business Analyst
3 14 (13.86%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (11.88%) Consultant
5 7 (6.93%) Oracle Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) E-Business Consultant
7 5 (4.95%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) Integration Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Business Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Process Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Payments Business Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Six Sigma Specialist
9 3 (2.97%) Lead Business Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Business Consultant
9 3 (2.97%) Architect
10 2 (1.98%) Programme Manager
10 2 (1.98%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) JSP
1 2 (1.98%) SOAP
1 2 (1.98%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.99%) JPA
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
2 1 (0.99%) Flash
2 1 (0.99%) OLE
2 1 (0.99%) HTML
2 1 (0.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.99%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.89%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.91%) PMI
4 4 (3.96%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.97%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.97%) FMCG
5 3 (2.97%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (2.97%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.97%) APACS
6 2 (1.98%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.97%) Windows
2 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (43.56%) Business Analysis
2 29 (28.71%) Process Improvement
3 25 (24.75%) Project Management
4 19 (18.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (14.85%) PRINCE2
6 14 (13.86%) UML
7 13 (12.87%) Six Sigma
8 12 (11.88%) CRM
8 12 (11.88%) Change Management
8 12 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
9 11 (10.89%) Workflow
10 10 (9.90%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (9.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (9.90%) Business Transformation
11 9 (8.91%) Data Analysis
11 9 (8.91%) ITIL
11 9 (8.91%) Data Modelling
12 8 (7.92%) GAP Analysis
13 7 (6.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.91%) SQL
2 1 (0.99%) VB
2 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
2 1 (0.99%) ABAP
2 1 (0.99%) VBA
2 1 (0.99%) VB6
2 1 (0.99%) C
2 1 (0.99%) C#
2 1 (0.99%) Java
2 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.87%) Degree
2 9 (8.91%) PMI Certification
3 8 (7.92%) ISEB
4 6 (5.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.97%) PMP
7 2 (1.98%) CISA
7 2 (1.98%) GIAC
7 2 (1.98%) CISSP
7 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.99%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.99%) MCSE
8 1 (0.99%) CCIE
8 1 (0.99%) CCNP
8 1 (0.99%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.97%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.98%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 18 (17.82%) Oracle
2 17 (16.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.89%) SAP
4 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.98%) BT
5 2 (1.98%) Casewise
5 2 (1.98%) Citrix
5 2 (1.98%) HP
6 1 (0.99%) Dell
6 1 (0.99%) EMC
6 1 (0.99%) Siebel
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco
6 1 (0.99%) IBM
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.99%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.99%) Pega
6 1 (0.99%) Niku
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