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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 573 533 531
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 55 76 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 55 33
Average daily rate £500 £450 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £352 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £500 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £431 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.07%
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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 29 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 49 £500 +11.11% 10
London -2 26 £595 +32.22% 3
South East +8 9 £475 +16.20% 1
Scotland -16 6 - -
West Midlands -8 5 £500 +5.15%
City of London +42 4 £503 +3.07% 1
East Midlands -8 4 £363 -17.19%
Edinburgh -20 4 - -
Worthing - 4 £513 -
West Sussex - 4 £513 -
Northampton +11 3 £363 -23.76%
Northamptonshire +9 3 £363 -23.76%
Hampshire +8 2 £285 -19.71%
Berkshire +6 2 £475 +2.70%
Manchester -16 2 £269 -
North West -20 2 £269 -28.33% 1
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £363 -
Warwick - 2 £363 -
Reading - 2 £475 -
West Yorkshire -9 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -10 1 - -
Yorkshire -14 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £600 -
Portsmouth - 1 £450 -
Croydon - 1 £630 -
Hammersmith - 1 £375 -

Business Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 91 (93.81%) Process Improvement
2 35 (36.08%) Business Analysis
3 32 (32.99%) Finance
4 21 (21.65%) Change Management
4 21 (21.65%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (20.62%) Project Management
6 19 (19.59%) Six Sigma
7 17 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (12.37%) Process Management
9 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.34%) Degree
10 10 (10.31%) Lean Six Sigma
10 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (10.31%) UML
10 10 (10.31%) MS Visio
10 10 (10.31%) Management Information System
11 9 (9.28%) Risk Management
12 8 (8.25%) PRINCE2
13 7 (7.22%) Retail
13 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
13 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (7.22%) Data Analysis
14 6 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (6.19%) BPMN
14 6 (6.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 6 (6.19%) Business Transformation
14 6 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (6.19%) Workflow
14 6 (6.19%) GAP Analysis
14 6 (6.19%) Windows

Business Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.06%) SAS
4 1 (1.03%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (10.31%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.06%) Primavera
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.03%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Office 365
2 2 (2.06%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (1.03%) PaaS
3 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) Network Security
1 1 (1.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.03%) MS Access
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.03%) Toad
2 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (32.99%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Retail
3 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 5 (5.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.12%) Legal
5 3 (3.09%) Back Office
5 3 (3.09%) Local Government
6 2 (2.06%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Automotive
7 1 (1.03%) Billing
7 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Law
7 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (56.70%) Analyst
2 44 (45.36%) Business Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) Process Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.22%) Architect
4 7 (7.22%) Process Improvement Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Business Improvement Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Business Process Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Consultant
6 5 (5.15%) Head of Operations
6 5 (5.15%) Head of Security
7 4 (4.12%) Project Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.09%) .NET Technical Architect
8 3 (3.09%) Business Change Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) .NET
1 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.06%) Middleware
2 2 (2.06%) XML
3 1 (1.03%) ADO
3 1 (1.03%) HTML
3 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.31%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.12%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.06%) APACS
4 2 (2.06%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.06%) FMCG
4 2 (2.06%) iSeries
4 2 (2.06%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.06%) Reinsurance
4 2 (2.06%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.03%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.03%) STB
5 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.19%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (93.81%) Process Improvement
2 35 (36.08%) Business Analysis
3 21 (21.65%) Change Management
4 20 (20.62%) Project Management
5 19 (19.59%) Six Sigma
6 17 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (12.37%) Process Management
8 10 (10.31%) Lean Six Sigma
8 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 10 (10.31%) UML
9 9 (9.28%) Risk Management
10 8 (8.25%) PRINCE2
11 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.22%) Data Analysis
12 6 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (6.19%) BPMN
12 6 (6.19%) Business Transformation
12 6 (6.19%) GAP Analysis
12 6 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (6.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.12%) C#
1 4 (4.12%) SQL
2 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) Degree
2 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 5 (5.15%) CISA
4 5 (5.15%) CISM
4 5 (5.15%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (5.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (4.12%) ISEB
5 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.06%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (1.03%) CBAP
8 1 (1.03%) CISSP
8 1 (1.03%) ECDL
8 1 (1.03%) HNC
8 1 (1.03%) MCP
8 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.03%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.12%) QA
3 2 (2.06%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.06%) SEPA
3 2 (2.06%) SLA
4 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle
3 4 (4.12%) SAP
4 1 (1.03%) Adobe
4 1 (1.03%) Brio
4 1 (1.03%) EMC
4 1 (1.03%) Kofax
4 1 (1.03%) Pega
4 1 (1.03%) SunGard