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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 525 517 485
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -32
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 74 53 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 39
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£475 £423 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £590 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £482 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.96% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £54.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £54.30

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +10 69 £475 +12.09% 25
London +18 33 £450 -23.72% 6
East of England +20 15 £525 - 6
City of London +22 8 £500 +14.28% 3
East Midlands -6 8 £427 +0.94% 5
Derbyshire +10 6 £403 - 4
South West -2 5 £475 +15.50% 1
South East -42 5 £378 -16.11%
Chesterfield -1 3 £403 - 2
West Midlands -6 2 £425 +41.75% 2
Northamptonshire -13 2 £463 +9.58% 1
Northampton -15 2 £463 +9.58% 1
Surrey +5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -16 1 - - 5
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 - - 3
Staines - - - -
Stockton-on-Tees - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1

Business Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 71 (48.97%) Business Analysis
2 57 (39.31%) Finance
3 38 (26.21%) Process Improvement
4 33 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (20.69%) Change Management
6 26 (17.93%) Project Management
6 26 (17.93%) Windows
6 26 (17.93%) Microsoft
7 25 (17.24%) Service Management
8 21 (14.48%) BPR
9 17 (11.72%) GAP Analysis
9 17 (11.72%) HP
9 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (11.03%) HP SiteScope
10 16 (11.03%) Red Hat
10 16 (11.03%) Citrix
10 16 (11.03%) HTTP
10 16 (11.03%) SOAP
10 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (11.03%) VLAN
10 16 (11.03%) Requirements Analysis
10 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (10.34%) ITIL
11 15 (10.34%) Business Transformation
12 14 (9.66%) Banking
13 13 (8.97%) PRINCE2
14 12 (8.28%) .NET
14 12 (8.28%) Process Management
14 12 (8.28%) Risk Management

Business Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (4.14%) SAS
2 5 (3.45%) Documentum
3 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.07%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.07%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.38%) SPSS
4 1 (0.69%) Niku Workbench
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (4.14%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.69%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.69%) Agresso
3 1 (0.69%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.69%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Force.com
1 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) HTTP
1 16 (11.03%) VLAN
2 6 (4.14%) ATM
3 4 (2.76%) Network Security
4 3 (2.07%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.38%) Spotfire
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) JIRA
1 3 (2.07%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.69%) Selenium
3 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
General
1 57 (39.31%) Finance
2 14 (9.66%) Banking
3 9 (6.21%) Retail
4 7 (4.83%) Front Office
4 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.83%) Advertising
5 6 (4.14%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (41.38%) Analyst
2 56 (38.62%) Business Analyst
3 21 (14.48%) Consultant
4 18 (12.41%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.21%) Architect
5 9 (6.21%) Business Systems Analyst
5 9 (6.21%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Change Manager
6 7 (4.83%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (2.76%) Business Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.07%) Service Analyst
9 3 (2.07%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (2.07%) Business Change Manager
9 3 (2.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (2.07%) IT Architect
9 3 (2.07%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.03%) SOAP
2 12 (8.28%) .NET
3 7 (4.83%) XML
4 4 (2.76%) ADO
4 4 (2.76%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.76%) Spring
4 4 (2.76%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.76%) HTML
5 3 (2.07%) HTML5
5 3 (2.07%) CSS3
5 3 (2.07%) Ajax
5 3 (2.07%) CSS
6 2 (1.38%) EDI
7 1 (0.69%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.69%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.69%) Middleware
7 1 (0.69%) FpML
7 1 (0.69%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.69%) XSD
7 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.52%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.83%) Credit Risk
4 7 (4.83%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.45%) Derivative
6 4 (2.76%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.76%) iSeries
6 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.07%) Open Source
7 3 (2.07%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) Windows
2 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.07%) UNIX
3 3 (2.07%) Android
4 1 (0.69%) AIX
4 1 (0.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (48.97%) Business Analysis
2 38 (26.21%) Process Improvement
3 33 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (20.69%) Change Management
5 26 (17.93%) Project Management
6 25 (17.24%) Service Management
7 21 (14.48%) BPR
8 17 (11.72%) GAP Analysis
9 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (11.03%) Requirements Analysis
10 15 (10.34%) ITIL
10 15 (10.34%) Business Transformation
11 13 (8.97%) PRINCE2
12 12 (8.28%) Risk Management
12 12 (8.28%) Process Management
12 12 (8.28%) Performance Monitoring
12 12 (8.28%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 11 (7.59%) Migration
13 11 (7.59%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.21%) SQL
2 7 (4.83%) Java
3 6 (4.14%) C#
4 5 (3.45%) VB
5 3 (2.07%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.38%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.69%) SOQL
7 1 (0.69%) ABAP
7 1 (0.69%) Python
7 1 (0.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) Degree
2 6 (4.14%) MOS
3 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.07%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.38%) MCP
5 2 (1.38%) ISEB
5 2 (1.38%) CIMA
6 1 (0.69%) MCSE
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.69%) IIBA
6 1 (0.69%) CBAP
6 1 (0.69%) APMP
6 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.69%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (11.03%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.72%) HP
3 16 (11.03%) Red Hat
3 16 (11.03%) Citrix
4 8 (5.52%) Kofax
5 7 (4.83%) EMC
5 7 (4.83%) Oracle
6 5 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.07%) SAP
8 2 (1.38%) Tableau
9 1 (0.69%) Software AG
9 1 (0.69%) Lotus
9 1 (0.69%) Google
9 1 (0.69%) Netezza
9 1 (0.69%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.69%) webMethods
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