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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 506 486 501
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 77 67 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 32
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£450 £424 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £590 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £411 £405
% change year-on-year
+9.42% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -20 62 £450 +4.34% 22
London +7 37 £450 - 6
Scotland +2 14 £463 +39.62%
South West -6 11 £475 +18.75% 3
City of London +15 9 £468 +43.84% 4
Wiltshire - 8 £475 -
Swindon - 6 £475 -
East Midlands +15 4 £476 +12.54% 4
South East -25 3 £355 -16.47% 3
Berkshire -1 2 £406 -16.66%
Northamptonshire -4 2 £525 +24.31% 1
North West -15 2 £375 -14.28% 2
East of England - 2 £381 -
Essex - 2 £381 -
West Midlands - 2 £476 -
Manchester -3 1 - -
West Yorkshire -7 1 £375 +36.36% 1
Northampton -8 1 £476 +12.54% 1
Yorkshire -10 1 £375 +1.69% 1
Leeds -12 1 £375 +25.00%
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Nottingham - 1 £400 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 - 2
Reading - 1 £350 -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stockton-on-Tees - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Warwick - - - -
York - - - -

Business Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 70 (52.63%) Business Analysis
2 56 (42.11%) Finance
3 33 (24.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (21.05%) Project Management
5 27 (20.30%) Change Management
6 26 (19.55%) Process Improvement
7 22 (16.54%) Service Management
8 18 (13.53%) BPR
8 18 (13.53%) ITIL
8 18 (13.53%) Microsoft
8 18 (13.53%) Banking
9 17 (12.78%) Retail
9 17 (12.78%) Windows
10 16 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (11.28%) GAP Analysis
11 15 (11.28%) Business Transformation
11 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (10.53%) PRINCE2
12 14 (10.53%) HP
12 14 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
13 13 (9.77%) VLAN
13 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (9.77%) Citrix
13 13 (9.77%) HTTP
13 13 (9.77%) SOAP
13 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (9.77%) Red Hat
13 13 (9.77%) HP SiteScope
14 11 (8.27%) MS Visio
15 10 (7.52%) Six Sigma

Business Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (5.26%) SAS
2 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.26%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.76%) MS Project
2 5 (3.76%) MS Office
2 5 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.26%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.50%) Niku Workbench
4 2 (1.50%) SPSS
4 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (6.02%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Agresso
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.75%) IaaS
1 1 (0.75%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.75%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.77%) VLAN
1 13 (9.77%) HTTP
2 8 (6.02%) ATM
3 3 (2.26%) Intranet
3 3 (2.26%) Firewall
3 3 (2.26%) LAN
3 3 (2.26%) WAN
4 2 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.50%) Spotfire
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 56 (42.11%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Banking
3 17 (12.78%) Retail
4 9 (6.77%) Retail Banking
5 8 (6.02%) Advertising
6 6 (4.51%) Front Office
6 6 (4.51%) Marketing
7 3 (2.26%) Legal
7 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.75%) Publishing
9 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (42.86%) Analyst
2 52 (39.10%) Business Analyst
3 20 (15.04%) Consultant
4 17 (12.78%) Project Manager
5 6 (4.51%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (3.76%) Business Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Architect
7 4 (3.01%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Management Consultant
7 4 (3.01%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Change Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (2.26%) Process Manager
8 3 (2.26%) Functional Consultant
8 3 (2.26%) Business Consultant
8 3 (2.26%) Applications Architect
8 3 (2.26%) Service Management Analyst
8 3 (2.26%) Service Analyst
9 2 (1.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.77%) SOAP
2 4 (3.01%) HTML
2 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
2 4 (3.01%) Spring
3 3 (2.26%) HTML5
3 3 (2.26%) CSS3
3 3 (2.26%) Ajax
3 3 (2.26%) CSS
4 2 (1.50%) EDI
4 2 (1.50%) JSP
4 2 (1.50%) XML
4 2 (1.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (0.75%) WCF
5 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.75%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.75%) XSD
5 1 (0.75%) XSLT
5 1 (0.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) Credit Risk
3 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.01%) PMI
4 4 (3.01%) Derivative
4 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.26%) User Experience
5 3 (2.26%) Open Source
6 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.78%) Windows
2 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.26%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) UNIX
4 1 (0.75%) AIX
4 1 (0.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (52.63%) Business Analysis
2 33 (24.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (21.05%) Project Management
4 27 (20.30%) Change Management
5 26 (19.55%) Process Improvement
6 22 (16.54%) Service Management
7 18 (13.53%) BPR
7 18 (13.53%) ITIL
8 16 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (11.28%) GAP Analysis
9 15 (11.28%) Business Transformation
10 14 (10.53%) PRINCE2
10 14 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (7.52%) Six Sigma
12 9 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.77%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.77%) Migration
12 9 (6.77%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (6.02%) Predictive Modelling
14 7 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.26%) SQL
2 6 (4.51%) Java
3 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.50%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.75%) Python
5 1 (0.75%) VB
5 1 (0.75%) Perl
5 1 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.75%) C#
5 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Degree
2 5 (3.76%) MOS
3 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.50%) MCSE
5 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) CCIE
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) QA
1 3 (2.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.53%) HP
3 13 (9.77%) Citrix
3 13 (9.77%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.77%) Oracle
5 5 (3.76%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.26%) SAP
7 2 (1.50%) BT
7 2 (1.50%) Niku
7 2 (1.50%) Tableau
8 1 (0.75%) Google
8 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.75%) webMethods
8 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.75%) Dell
8 1 (0.75%) Software AG
8 1 (0.75%) Lotus
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco
8 1 (0.75%) IBM
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