Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 819 867
Rank change year-on-year +37 +48 +11
Contract jobs citing Blue Prism 96 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.039% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.086% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 22 9
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £369 £373
90th Percentile £623 £625 £789
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £433
% change year-on-year -11.11% +4.05% -
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 41,873 43,050 46,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 45.16% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,449 26,366 27,387
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,373 1,636 1,939
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Prism in the UK

Blue Prism
Top 12 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 22 January 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 +53 86 £400 -5.88% 17
UK excluding London +50 51 £400 -11.11% 10
London -16 43 £475 +11.76% 8
South West - 22 £330 - 3
North of England +46 9 £400 -5.88% 1
Scotland - 9 £400 - 1
North West +9 8 £400 -
South East -16 8 £400 -11.11% 1
West Midlands +7 2 £425 -29.17%
Midlands -1 2 £425 -29.17%
North East - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £600 - 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Prism also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Blue Prism.

1 58 (60.42%) Robotic Process Automation
2 45 (46.88%) Finance
3 44 (45.83%) Robotics
4 35 (36.46%) .NET
5 33 (34.38%) C#
6 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (22.92%) Test Automation
8 18 (18.75%) SQL
9 16 (16.67%) Degree
10 14 (14.58%) Machine Learning
11 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
11 13 (13.54%) Banking
11 13 (13.54%) VBA
12 11 (11.46%) VB.NET
13 10 (10.42%) Java
13 10 (10.42%) Project Management
14 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (9.38%) Mathematics
14 9 (9.38%) R
14 9 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (8.33%) Project Planning
15 8 (8.33%) Workflow
15 8 (8.33%) Six Sigma
15 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
16 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET
16 7 (7.29%) Python
16 7 (7.29%) Lean Six Sigma
16 7 (7.29%) Natural Language Processing
17 6 (6.25%) Project Governance
17 6 (6.25%) Data Analytics

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 5 (5.21%) Apache
1 5 (5.21%) Apache Spark
1 5 (5.21%) SAS
2 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) SAP CO
1 5 (5.21%) SAP FI
1 5 (5.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (3.13%) SAP PM
3 2 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Azure Machine Learning
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Big Data
2 5 (5.21%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.21%) Mahout
2 5 (5.21%) Neo4j
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.13%) JIRA
2 3 (3.13%) MSI
2 3 (3.13%) WinDbg
3 2 (2.08%) Selenium
3 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (46.88%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Back Office
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 66 (68.75%) Developer
2 9 (9.38%) Architect
3 8 (8.33%) Analyst
3 8 (8.33%) Automation Developer
3 8 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 6 (6.25%) Consultant
4 6 (6.25%) Process Analyst
5 5 (5.21%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.21%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Delivery Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Finance Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Finance Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Lead Architect
5 5 (5.21%) SAP Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.21%) SAP Financial Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) SAP Manager
5 5 (5.21%) SAP Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) UI Developer
6 4 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.46%) .NET
2 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET
2 7 (7.29%) Natural Language Processing
3 5 (5.21%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.21%) HTML
3 5 (5.21%) MLlib
3 5 (5.21%) Web Services
3 5 (5.21%) XML
4 3 (3.13%) REST
5 2 (2.08%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.04%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (45.83%) Robotics
2 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.21%) Linked Data
3 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) FMCG
4 4 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.17%) Windows
2 3 (3.13%) Windows 10
2 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
3 2 (2.08%) Unix
4 1 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (60.42%) Robotic Process Automation
2 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.92%) Test Automation
4 14 (14.58%) Machine Learning
5 10 (10.42%) Project Management
6 9 (9.38%) Mathematics
6 9 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 8 (8.33%) Six Sigma
7 8 (8.33%) Workflow
8 7 (7.29%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (6.25%) Analytics
9 6 (6.25%) Data Analytics
9 6 (6.25%) Project Governance
10 5 (5.21%) Big Data Analytics
10 5 (5.21%) Business Analytics
10 5 (5.21%) Data Munging
10 5 (5.21%) Information Retrieval
10 5 (5.21%) Ontologies
10 5 (5.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.38%) C#
2 18 (18.75%) SQL
3 13 (13.54%) VBA
4 11 (11.46%) VB.NET
5 10 (10.42%) Java
6 9 (9.38%) R
7 7 (7.29%) Python
8 6 (6.25%) MATLAB
8 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.21%) SPARQL
9 5 (5.21%) VB
10 4 (4.17%) C++
11 3 (3.13%) C
12 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.08%) VBScript
13 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) SAP
3 5 (5.21%) IBM
3 5 (5.21%) Kofax
4 3 (3.13%) CA
4 3 (3.13%) HP
4 3 (3.13%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.08%) Pega
6 1 (1.04%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.04%) Capita