Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 792 796 859
Rank change year-on-year +4 +63 -5
Contract jobs citing Blue Prism 88 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.049% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.11% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 26 13
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -21.74% +12.20%
10th Percentile £306 £328 £463
90th Percentile £631 £656 £788
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £550
% change year-on-year -13.89% -18.18% +57.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42,273 41,021 46,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.79% 44.58% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,437 25,188 28,106
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.76%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,452 1,477 1,677
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.27 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

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 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Prism in the UK

Blue Prism
Top 11 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 21 April 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 -18 74 £400 -11.11% 20
UK excluding London +12 59 £388 -13.89% 11
London -52 29 £485 +14.12% 10
South West - 25 £325 - 1
Scotland -23 14 £400 - 1
North West -4 8 £400 - 1
North of England -8 8 £400 - 1
South East -18 7 £594 +31.94% 5
West Midlands -1 5 £425 -12.82% 2
Midlands -7 5 £425 -12.82% 3
East of England - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 45 (51.14%) Robotic Process Automation
2 34 (38.64%) Robotics
3 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (36.36%) Finance
5 30 (34.09%) Test Automation
6 28 (31.82%) C#
7 24 (27.27%) .NET
8 20 (22.73%) Automation Anywhere
9 16 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (14.77%) Machine Learning
11 11 (12.50%) SQL
12 10 (11.36%) Degree
12 10 (11.36%) Banking
12 10 (11.36%) Change Control
13 9 (10.23%) Process Improvement
13 9 (10.23%) Workflow
13 9 (10.23%) VB.NET
14 8 (9.09%) VBA
14 8 (9.09%) Service Delivery
15 7 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
15 7 (7.95%) Mainframe
15 7 (7.95%) Java
16 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
16 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
16 6 (6.82%) VB
16 6 (6.82%) Back Office
16 6 (6.82%) Scrum
16 6 (6.82%) Greenfield Project

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 4 (4.55%) Confluence
2 2 (2.27%) Apache
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.27%) SPSS
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.41%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Big Data
2 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.27%) Mahout
2 2 (2.27%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.68%) Selenium
3 4 (4.55%) JIRA
4 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.41%) MSI
4 3 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.41%) WinDbg
5 1 (1.14%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 32 (36.36%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Back Office
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (70.45%) Developer
2 10 (11.36%) Architect
3 8 (9.09%) Automation Developer
4 7 (7.95%) UI Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Junior
5 5 (5.68%) Junior Developer
6 4 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Data Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Junior .NET Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Automation Architect
7 3 (3.41%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.41%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (3.41%) Junior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Junior C# Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Junior SQL Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Lead Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Process Modeller
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.27%) .NET
2 5 (5.68%) Natural Language Processing
3 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.55%) REST
4 3 (3.41%) HTML
4 3 (3.41%) Web Services
4 3 (3.41%) XML
5 2 (2.27%) ActiveX
5 2 (2.27%) MLlib
6 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (38.64%) Robotics
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.27%) Linked Data
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Equities
6 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
1 4 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.41%) Unix
2 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
2 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
2 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (3.41%) Windows Vista
3 2 (2.27%) Android
3 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.14%) Robotic Process Automation
2 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.09%) Test Automation
4 16 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (14.77%) Machine Learning
6 10 (11.36%) Change Control
7 9 (10.23%) Process Improvement
7 9 (10.23%) Workflow
8 8 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (6.82%) Scrum
11 5 (5.68%) SDLC
12 4 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (4.55%) Change Management
12 4 (4.55%) DevOps
12 4 (4.55%) Project Management
12 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (3.41%) Integration Testing
13 3 (3.41%) ITIL
13 3 (3.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) C#
2 11 (12.50%) SQL
3 9 (10.23%) VB.NET
4 8 (9.09%) VBA
5 7 (7.95%) Java
5 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.82%) VB
7 5 (5.68%) VBScript
8 4 (4.55%) Python
8 4 (4.55%) R
9 3 (3.41%) C++
9 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.41%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.27%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Automation Anywhere
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.41%) CA
3 3 (3.41%) HP
3 3 (3.41%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.14%) Capita
5 1 (1.14%) Kofax
5 1 (1.14%) Pega
5 1 (1.14%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) Sitecore