Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 892 879 881
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing BPCS 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.011%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.049% 0.080% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
UK median daily rate £475 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -19.44% +34.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £39.00
90th Percentile £47.50 - £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50

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

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 8151 8765 9393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.91% 8.35% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4817 5231 5215
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +2.30% +1.16%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 100 142
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08% +6.31%
10th Percentile £12.26 £10.16 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.10 £88.20 £57.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.58 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.37% +12.73% -12.70%

BPCS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -10 4 £475 +31.03% 2
UK excluding London +33 3 £475 - 2
South East +3 2 £475 -
London -12 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3 (75.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) OS/400
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) RPG
3 1 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) Automotive

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:

General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) ERP Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) ERP Manager
2 2 (50.00%) ERP Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) RPG
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM