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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SSA BPCS
UK
Rank 607 637 621
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16  
Contract jobs citing BPCS 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.052% 0.094% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £360 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +56.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £230
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 3830 4248 4653
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.56% 7.98% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2317 2559 2596
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 39
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £64.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BPCS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPCS in the UK

BPCS
Top 3 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 26 March 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 +37 2 - - 2
London +27 1 - - 1
Brentford - 1 - -

BPCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) FMCG
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) German Language
3 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
3 1 (33.33%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (33.33%) Swedish Language
3 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

BPCS
Top Related 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) OLTP
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) French Language
1 1 (33.33%) German Language
1 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
1 1 (33.33%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Data Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ERP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft BI Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Report Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Rollout Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Data Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft