Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 810 776
Rank change year-on-year -19 -34 +55
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 80 85 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 69
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% -9.24%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £631 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.69% - -12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
UK median hourly rate £27.26 £14.20 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.94% -71.60% -
10th Percentile £26.63 £14.10 £20.83
90th Percentile £27.88 £27.92 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.26 £14.20 £50.00
% change year-on-year +91.94% -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 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

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 13 December 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 13 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 13 December 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 +1 72 £480 +12.08% 10
UK excluding London -41 41 £439 +9.69% 6
London +33 34 £484 -5.56% 5
North of England -19 11 £388 -11.53% 2
South East -8 9 £488 +25.81% 1
Scotland -27 7 £425 +6.25%
South West -31 6 £275 +59.42% 1
East of England +8 5 £453 +34.67%
North East -3 4 £425 +10.39%
North West -21 4 £300 -53.85% 2
Yorkshire -16 3 £462 +14.07%
Midlands -22 3 £500 +42.86% 1
West Midlands -29 1 £463 +37.04% 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 80 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 39 (48.75%) Business Analysis
3 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (33.75%) Finance
5 19 (23.75%) Scrum
6 18 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (16.25%) Data Analysis
7 13 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (15.00%) Management Information System
9 10 (12.50%) ISEB
9 10 (12.50%) CRM
9 10 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (12.50%) User Stories
10 9 (11.25%) Business Process Modelling
11 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
11 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 8 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (10.00%) Benchmarking
11 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.00%) Workflow
11 8 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (10.00%) Degree
12 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
12 7 (8.75%) Project Management
12 7 (8.75%) GAP Analysis
12 7 (8.75%) Validation
12 7 (8.75%) Legal
12 7 (8.75%) SQL

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 5 (6.25%) Apache Qpid
2 1 (1.25%) Confluence
2 1 (1.25%) Drupal
2 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Firewall
1 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) Broadband
2 1 (1.25%) NAS
2 1 (1.25%) Skype
2 1 (1.25%) SMS
2 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) Power BI
2 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 27 (33.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Legal
3 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (68.75%) Analyst
2 50 (62.50%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) CRM Business Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Process Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Salesforce Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Business Improvement Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Process Improvement Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Process Improvement Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Product Owner
7 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Kafka
1 5 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (6.25%) REST
1 5 (6.25%) SOAP
2 3 (3.75%) HTML
2 3 (3.75%) Java EE
2 3 (3.75%) Velocity
2 3 (3.75%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.50%) Reference Data
4 5 (6.25%) User Experience
5 3 (3.75%) PKI
6 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.25%) Social Network
7 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Linux
1 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 39 (48.75%) Business Analysis
3 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.75%) Scrum
5 18 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (16.25%) Data Analysis
6 13 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 10 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (12.50%) CRM
8 10 (12.50%) User Stories
9 9 (11.25%) Business Process Modelling
10 8 (10.00%) Benchmarking
10 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
10 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (10.00%) Workflow
11 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
11 7 (8.75%) Project Management
11 7 (8.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) Perl
2 5 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) ISEB
2 8 (10.00%) Degree
3 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (7.50%) Master's Degree
5 4 (5.00%) IIBA
5 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.75%) APMG
6 3 (3.75%) CBAP
6 3 (3.75%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) COSO
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Ansible
1 5 (6.25%) Nagios
1 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.75%) IBM
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) Marketo
5 1 (1.25%) SAP
5 1 (1.25%) Tableau