Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Business Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Process Improvement over the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Business Process Improvement (BPI)
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 778 762 746
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 -25
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 104 74 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.081% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.096% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 99
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £333 £338 £335
90th Percentile £546 £565 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
UK median hourly rate £14.10 - £21.37
10th Percentile £10.81 - £18.54
90th Percentile £14.15 - £45.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.10 - £21.37

Business Process Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,403 77,085 88,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.76% 84.65% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,997 50,578 58,416
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,287 2,072 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% +1.24% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.53 £11.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -22.42% -3.70% +25.12%

Business Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Process Improvement in the UK

Business Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Process Improvement in the UK

Business Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Process Improvement in the UK

Business Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Process Improvement in the UK

Business Process Improvement
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement within the UK over the 6 months to 27 May 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 -9 94 £450 +9.09% 11
UK excluding London +14 66 £450 +20.00% 9
London -58 35 £455 +7.06% 3
North of England +4 20 £455 +17.42% 1
South East -10 18 £438 +2.94% 1
North West -5 9 £451 +20.13%
Midlands -8 8 £327 -12.73% 3
South West +4 7 £413 +17.02% 2
Yorkshire -9 7 £455 +13.75%
North East - 7 £455 - 1
West Midlands -14 6 £327 - 3
Scotland -34 6 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England +6 5 £513 - 1
East Midlands 0 2 - -
Wales - 2 £527 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Process Improvement 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 Business Process Improvement.

1 102 (98.08%) Process Improvement
2 52 (50.00%) Finance
3 44 (42.31%) Business Analysis
4 41 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (31.73%) User Stories
6 27 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (18.27%) Mentoring
8 18 (17.31%) Scrum
8 18 (17.31%) Project Management
9 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (16.35%) Acceptance Criteria
10 16 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (15.38%) Change Management
10 16 (15.38%) Management Information System
11 15 (14.42%) MS Visio
11 15 (14.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (14.42%) SFIA
12 13 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
12 13 (12.50%) Use Case
12 13 (12.50%) JIRA
12 13 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (12.50%) Banking
13 12 (11.54%) Business Process Modelling
14 11 (10.58%) Virtual Team
14 11 (10.58%) Coaching
14 11 (10.58%) User Experience
14 11 (10.58%) Service Management
14 11 (10.58%) Data Modelling
14 11 (10.58%) Confluence
14 11 (10.58%) Stakeholder Engagement

Business Process Improvement
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 11 (10.58%) Confluence
2 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.96%) Apache Qpid
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (14.42%) MS Visio
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.92%) SAP EHS
1 2 (1.92%) SAP MDG
1 2 (1.92%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Broadband
1 1 (0.96%) DHCP
1 1 (0.96%) DMARC
1 1 (0.96%) DNS
1 1 (0.96%) Intranet
1 1 (0.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (1.92%) Apache Hive
1 2 (1.92%) Couchbase
1 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.92%) HBase
1 2 (1.92%) Impala
1 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (1.92%) Redis
1 2 (1.92%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 52 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (12.50%) Banking
3 9 (8.65%) Retail
4 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.81%) Marketing
6 3 (2.88%) Legal
6 3 (2.88%) Military
6 3 (2.88%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.92%) Automotive
7 2 (1.92%) Local Government
7 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.96%) Billing
8 1 (0.96%) Electronics
8 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (73.08%) Analyst
2 69 (66.35%) Business Analyst
3 10 (9.62%) Process Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) Lead Business Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Banking Business Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Business Process Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Finance Business Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Product Owner
8 4 (3.85%) Business Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Business Improvement Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Lead Product Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Product Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) Velocity
2 4 (3.85%) Web Services
3 3 (2.88%) Kafka
3 3 (2.88%) Middleware
4 2 (1.92%) Akka
4 2 (1.92%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.96%) REST
5 1 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.58%) User Experience
3 11 (10.58%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.88%) PMI
5 2 (1.92%) FMCG
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.96%) IVR
6 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.92%) Windows
2 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
2 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (98.08%) Process Improvement
2 44 (42.31%) Business Analysis
3 41 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (31.73%) User Stories
5 27 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (18.27%) Mentoring
7 18 (17.31%) Project Management
7 18 (17.31%) Scrum
8 17 (16.35%) Acceptance Criteria
9 16 (15.38%) Change Management
9 16 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (14.42%) SFIA
10 15 (14.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
11 13 (12.50%) Use Case
12 12 (11.54%) Business Process Modelling
13 11 (10.58%) Coaching
13 11 (10.58%) Service Management
13 11 (10.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) C
2 2 (1.92%) ABAP
2 2 (1.92%) C++
2 2 (1.92%) Clojure
2 2 (1.92%) Erlang
2 2 (1.92%) Go
2 2 (1.92%) Java
2 2 (1.92%) Lua
2 2 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.96%) Perl
3 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 6 (5.77%) APMG
2 6 (5.77%) ISEB
2 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.88%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.92%) IIBA
5 2 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.96%) ACCA
6 1 (0.96%) APMP
6 1 (0.96%) CBAP
6 1 (0.96%) CIMA
6 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) GDPR
2 5 (4.81%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Ansible
1 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.96%) Nagios
1 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (7.69%) Oracle
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.81%) SAP
4 4 (3.85%) Workday
5 3 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.92%) Splunk
7 1 (0.96%) Brio
7 1 (0.96%) BT
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco
7 1 (0.96%) MicroStrategy