The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Business Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Process Improvement over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Process Improvement (BPI)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 139 141
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2  
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.043% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £353 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £408 £484
% change year-on-year -11.04% -15.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.37 -

Business Process Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2224 2327 2452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.83% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1538 1664
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Business Process Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Process Improvement in the South West

Business Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Process Improvement in the South West

Business Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Process Improvement in the South West

Business Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Process Improvement in the South West

Business Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 3 £353 - 2
Devon -5 2 £538 +43.33%
Cornwall - 2 £173 -
Business Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Process Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Business Process Improvement.

1 9 (90.00%) Process Improvement
2 7 (70.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Workflow
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Use Case
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) SAP HANA
4 2 (20.00%) Boomi
4 2 (20.00%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) SNMP
5 1 (10.00%) Nagios
5 1 (10.00%) SAP PS
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) SAPUI5
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds

Business Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Boomi
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SNMP
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (20.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Business Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Change Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Change Business Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Change Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP HCM Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (10.00%) SAPUI5
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Process Improvement
2 7 (70.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Use Case
3 5 (50.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds