Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 822 781
Rank change year-on-year -1 -41 -20
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 71 56 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.057% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.066% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 91
UK median daily rate £475 £403 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.01% -1.83% -9.79%
10th Percentile £326 £315 £300
90th Percentile £549 £563 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +23.38% -3.75% -17.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
UK median hourly rate £27.26 £23.35 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.72% +4.47% -
10th Percentile £26.63 £15.82 £20.39
90th Percentile £27.88 £31.81 £23.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.26 £23.35 £22.35
% change year-on-year +16.72% +4.47% -

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 88,542 84,827 90,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.16% 85.61% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,493 55,954 60,052
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,095 2,386
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 26 September 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 11 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 26 September 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 +16 67 £475 +9.26% 7
London +18 34 £475 -7.32%
UK excluding London -32 31 £475 +23.38% 7
North of England -16 11 £475 +13.57% 2
South East -3 8 £513 +2.50% 3
South West -16 7 £400 +13.48%
North East -8 5 £525 +7.91%
East of England -8 4 £453 +34.67%
North West -11 4 £400 +6.67% 2
Yorkshire -17 2 £419 -2.95%
Scotland -26 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 71 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 31 (43.66%) Business Analysis
3 30 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (35.21%) Finance
5 16 (22.54%) Management Information System
5 16 (22.54%) User Stories
6 15 (21.13%) Mentoring
6 15 (21.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (21.13%) Scrum
7 14 (19.72%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (16.90%) Data Analysis
9 11 (15.49%) Project Management
9 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (14.08%) Translating Business Requirements
11 9 (12.68%) SFIA
11 9 (12.68%) Product Management
11 9 (12.68%) Service Management
11 9 (12.68%) Change Management
11 9 (12.68%) Use Case
12 8 (11.27%) Degree
12 8 (11.27%) Computer Science
12 8 (11.27%) QA
12 8 (11.27%) Programme Management
12 8 (11.27%) Six Sigma
12 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
12 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
12 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (11.27%) Coaching
12 8 (11.27%) User Experience

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 (7.04%) Apache Qpid
2 3 (4.23%) Confluence
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Drupal
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Maximo
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Broadband
1 2 (2.82%) Firewall
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.41%) DMARC
2 1 (1.41%) Skype
2 1 (1.41%) SMS
2 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.82%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.82%) Couchbase
2 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.82%) HBase
2 2 (2.82%) Impala
2 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.82%) Redis
2 2 (2.82%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.04%) Maven
2 3 (4.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (35.21%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (54.93%) Analyst
2 34 (47.89%) Business Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) Product Owner
3 6 (8.45%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Consultant
4 5 (7.04%) Process Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Technical Business Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Finance Business Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Process Mapping Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Product Owner
7 2 (2.82%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Kafka
2 6 (8.45%) Velocity
3 5 (7.04%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (7.04%) REST
3 5 (7.04%) SOAP
4 4 (5.63%) Middleware
5 3 (4.23%) Java EE
5 3 (4.23%) Web Services
6 2 (2.82%) Akka
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Management Information System
2 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.27%) Computer Science
3 8 (11.27%) User Experience
4 7 (9.86%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.23%) PKI
6 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.82%) PMI
7 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.41%) Social Network
7 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Windows
1 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 31 (43.66%) Business Analysis
3 30 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (22.54%) User Stories
5 15 (21.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (21.13%) Mentoring
5 15 (21.13%) Scrum
5 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (19.72%) Acceptance Criteria
7 12 (16.90%) Data Analysis
8 11 (15.49%) Project Management
9 10 (14.08%) Translating Business Requirements
10 9 (12.68%) Change Management
10 9 (12.68%) Product Management
10 9 (12.68%) Service Management
10 9 (12.68%) SFIA
10 9 (12.68%) Use Case
11 8 (11.27%) Programme Management
11 8 (11.27%) Six Sigma
11 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) Perl
1 5 (7.04%) Python
2 2 (2.82%) C
2 2 (2.82%) C++
2 2 (2.82%) Clojure
2 2 (2.82%) Erlang
2 2 (2.82%) Go
2 2 (2.82%) Java
2 2 (2.82%) Lua
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) APMG
3 5 (7.04%) ISEB
3 5 (7.04%) Master's Degree
4 3 (4.23%) IIBA
4 3 (4.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.41%) APMP
6 1 (1.41%) CBAP
6 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Ansible
1 5 (7.04%) Nagios
1 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Oracle
2 5 (7.04%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) IBM
5 2 (2.82%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Splunk
6 1 (1.41%) BT
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.41%) Sitecore