Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 746 739 783
Rank change year-on-year -7 +44 -40
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 123 104 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 63 59
UK median daily rate £435 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £320 £298 £271
90th Percentile £588 £538 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% -17.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.60% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -71.60% - -

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 86,028 79,861 88,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.72% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,485 52,916 57,691
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 2,220 2,614
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +23.81%

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 20 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 February 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
UK excluding London +19 96 £425 +6.25% 9
England -42 96 £441 +6.91% 11
North of England +42 27 £455 -4.21% 4
London -31 26 £481 +9.38% 4
Scotland +6 23 £411 +9.67% 2
Midlands +15 19 £350 - 1
South East -23 15 £430 +7.50% 1
West Midlands +21 13 £340 -3.00%
Yorkshire +8 13 £455 +1.11%
North West +11 12 £575 +21.05% 4
East Midlands +1 6 £355 +1.43% 1
East of England - 6 £450 - 1
North East +50 4 £455 +13.75%
South West +1 3 £475 +16.92%
Wales -3 3 £540 +35.00%

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 122 (99.19%) Process Improvement
2 59 (47.97%) Business Analysis
3 51 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (41.46%) Finance
4 35 (28.46%) Change Management
4 35 (28.46%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (22.76%) User Stories
5 28 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (20.33%) Project Management
7 21 (17.07%) Management Information System
7 21 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (16.26%) MS Visio
8 20 (16.26%) User Experience
9 18 (14.63%) Use Case
10 17 (13.82%) JIRA
10 17 (13.82%) Scrum
10 17 (13.82%) Business Change Management
11 16 (13.01%) Business Process Modelling
12 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (12.20%) Acceptance Criteria
13 14 (11.38%) SFIA
13 14 (11.38%) SDLC
13 14 (11.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (10.57%) Target Operating Model
14 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
14 13 (10.57%) Service Delivery
14 13 (10.57%) Retail
15 12 (9.76%) Web Services
16 11 (8.94%) Microsoft
16 11 (8.94%) Programme Management

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 10 (8.13%) CMS
1 10 (8.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (7.32%) Confluence
3 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (16.26%) MS Visio
2 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.69%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.81%) Primavera
2 1 (0.81%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.81%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.81%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.81%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Lucidchart
2 2 (1.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Slack
3 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) DHCP
1 1 (0.81%) DNS
1 1 (0.81%) Network Security
1 1 (0.81%) SMS
1 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
1 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (13.82%) JIRA
2 8 (6.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (5.69%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (41.46%) Finance
2 13 (10.57%) Retail
3 10 (8.13%) Banking
4 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.07%) Legal
6 4 (3.25%) Local Government
7 3 (2.44%) Military
7 3 (2.44%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.63%) Automotive
8 2 (1.63%) Electronics
8 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (73.98%) Analyst
2 83 (67.48%) Business Analyst
3 16 (13.01%) Digital Analyst
3 16 (13.01%) Digital Business Analyst
4 12 (9.76%) Process Analyst
5 11 (8.94%) Agile Business Analyst
5 11 (8.94%) Business Process Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.69%) Lead Business Analyst
7 7 (5.69%) Senior Business Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Banking Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Banking Business Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Business Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Product Owner
9 5 (4.07%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.25%) Business Improvement Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.25%) Process Improvement Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.76%) Web Services
2 5 (4.07%) Velocity
3 1 (0.81%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 35 (28.46%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (17.07%) Management Information System
3 20 (16.26%) User Experience
4 8 (6.50%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.63%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) FMCG
6 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.81%) IVR
6 1 (0.81%) Social Media
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.25%) Windows
2 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.81%) AIX
3 1 (0.81%) Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (99.19%) Process Improvement
2 59 (47.97%) Business Analysis
3 51 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (28.46%) Change Management
5 28 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (22.76%) User Stories
6 25 (20.33%) Project Management
7 21 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (14.63%) Use Case
9 17 (13.82%) Business Change Management
9 17 (13.82%) Scrum
10 16 (13.01%) Business Process Modelling
11 15 (12.20%) Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (11.38%) SDLC
12 14 (11.38%) SFIA
12 14 (11.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
13 13 (10.57%) Service Delivery
13 13 (10.57%) Target Operating Model
14 11 (8.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.44%) C
2 2 (1.63%) R
3 1 (0.81%) ABAP
3 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.50%) Degree
3 6 (4.88%) ISEB
3 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.07%) APMG
5 3 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.63%) IIBA
6 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) GDPR
2 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Sitecore
3 5 (4.07%) SAP
4 3 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.63%) BMC
5 2 (1.63%) Remedy
5 2 (1.63%) Workday
6 1 (0.81%) Ariba
6 1 (0.81%) Capita
6 1 (0.81%) Concur
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle