The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BPCS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BPCS over the 3 months to 24 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.

SSA BPCS
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 - 641
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing BPCS 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% - 0.009%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.10% - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £188
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £188
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

BPCS is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3909 4449 4841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.45% 8.27% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 2730 2775
Median daily rate £475 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 54 50
Median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £99.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +55.55%  

BPCS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BPCS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for BPCS in the UK

BPCS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BPCS in the UK

BPCS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPCS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPCS in the UK

BPCS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPCS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England - 3 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 -
Solihull - 1 - -
London - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
South East - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BPCS 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 BPCS.

1 5 (83.33%) ERP
2 3 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) SAP ERP
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) FMCG
4 1 (16.67%) Infor
4 1 (16.67%) iSeries
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) OS/400
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) OLTP
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) RPG
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services

BPCS
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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) OLAP
1 1 (16.67%) OLTP
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) ERP Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Validation Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ERP Manager
3 1 (16.67%) ERP Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) FMCG
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) RPG
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (16.67%) Infor
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft