Period
to 18 July 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Blue Prism products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blue Prism over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Blue Prism.

Blue Prism
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 771 881
Rank change year-on-year -16 +110 +3
Contract jobs citing Blue Prism 104 69 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.073% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.17% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 40 14
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -7.32% +20.59%
10th Percentile £307 £325 £429
90th Percentile £662 £675 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -11.11% -14.29% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - -

Blue Prism is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,273 41,632 49,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 43.81% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,825 25,422 30,101
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,585 1,431 1,619
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.07 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% -6.54% +2.94%

Blue Prism
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Blue Prism as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Prism in the UK

Blue Prism
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blue Prism.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Prism in the UK

Blue Prism
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Prism over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Prism in the UK

Blue Prism
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Prism within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 92 £450 -5.26% 16
UK excluding London +29 71 £400 -11.11% 14
London -48 32 £525 +7.69% 8
South East 0 21 £475 +2.70% 2
South West - 16 £325 -
North of England -11 14 £600 +51.90% 2
North West -16 12 £600 +51.90%
Scotland -36 11 £413 - 3
Midlands +1 10 £395 +8.97% 4
West Midlands -16 8 £395 +8.97% 4
North East - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
East of England +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Prism also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Blue Prism.

1 58 (55.77%) Robotic Process Automation
2 53 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (50.00%) UiPath
4 44 (42.31%) Robotics
5 43 (41.35%) Automation Anywhere
6 41 (39.42%) Finance
7 24 (23.08%) Scrum
7 24 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 23 (22.12%) C#
9 20 (19.23%) Banking
10 19 (18.27%) Java
11 17 (16.35%) E-Commerce
11 17 (16.35%) iPad
11 17 (16.35%) Change Control
12 16 (15.38%) Process Improvement
12 16 (15.38%) .NET
13 14 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (11.54%) VBA
15 12 (11.54%) Mainframe
16 11 (10.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 11 (10.58%) Acceptance Criteria
16 11 (10.58%) DevOps
17 10 (9.62%) Change Management
17 10 (9.62%) SQL
18 9 (8.65%) Python
18 9 (8.65%) Degree
18 9 (8.65%) Workflow
18 9 (8.65%) Confluence

Blue Prism
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.65%) Confluence
2 5 (4.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.96%) IIS
3 1 (0.96%) LiveCycle
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.77%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.92%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) Big Data
1 2 (1.92%) KNIME
1 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 8 (7.69%) JIRA
2 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.81%) Selenium
2 5 (4.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.96%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 41 (39.42%) Finance
2 20 (19.23%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Back Office
4 3 (2.88%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Automotive
6 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.96%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (50.96%) Developer
2 12 (11.54%) Automation Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 10 (9.62%) Architect
5 8 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Digital Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Process Modeller
6 7 (6.73%) Scrum Master
7 6 (5.77%) UI Developer
8 5 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Junior
9 4 (3.85%) Junior Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Process Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Data Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.38%) .NET
2 8 (7.69%) HTML
3 5 (4.81%) Node.js
3 5 (4.81%) React
3 5 (4.81%) REST
3 5 (4.81%) SOAP
3 5 (4.81%) Spring
4 4 (3.85%) ActiveX
5 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.88%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (42.31%) Robotics
2 17 (16.35%) iPad
3 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.54%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.96%) Equities
7 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) Unix
2 2 (1.92%) Android
2 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.96%) Linux
3 1 (0.96%) Windows
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (55.77%) Robotic Process Automation
2 53 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (23.08%) Scrum
3 24 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 17 (16.35%) Change Control
4 17 (16.35%) E-Commerce
5 16 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 14 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (10.58%) Acceptance Criteria
8 11 (10.58%) DevOps
8 11 (10.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 10 (9.62%) Change Management
10 9 (8.65%) Workflow
11 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 8 (7.69%) User Stories
12 7 (6.73%) Coaching
12 7 (6.73%) Kanban
12 7 (6.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.12%) C#
2 19 (18.27%) Java
3 12 (11.54%) VBA
4 10 (9.62%) SQL
5 9 (8.65%) Python
6 8 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.69%) VB
7 6 (5.77%) VBScript
8 5 (4.81%) C++
8 5 (4.81%) Groovy
9 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.92%) Perl
10 2 (1.92%) PHP
10 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (2.88%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Ansible
1 5 (4.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 52 (50.00%) UiPath
2 43 (41.35%) Automation Anywhere
3 6 (5.77%) IBM
4 3 (2.88%) Pega
5 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.92%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe
6 1 (0.96%) CA
6 1 (0.96%) SAP
6 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.96%) Twitter