Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Business Process Improvement (BPI)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 798 778 784
Rank change year-on-year -20 +6 -17
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 79 103 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.098% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 63 73
UK median daily rate £403 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £286 £288 £280
90th Percentile £627 £538 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £22.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £22.35 -
% change year-on-year -36.47% - -

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 62 £380 -5.00% 9
England -23 58 £428 +5.42% 9
Scotland +10 19 £388 +29.17% 1
North of England +43 18 £435 -8.47% 5
London -43 16 £550 +22.22% 1
Midlands +25 14 £350 -2.78% 1
Yorkshire +33 11 £405 -19.00% 4
West Midlands +30 10 £338 -4.93% 1
South East -9 5 - - 1
North West +7 4 £850 +78.95% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £355 -5.33%
North East +61 3 £385 -3.75%
South West -7 3 £173 -61.67%
East of England -6 2 £336 -29.26% 1
Wales +12 1 £540 +35.00%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Process Improvement 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 Business Process Improvement.

1 77 (97.47%) Process Improvement
2 45 (56.96%) Business Analysis
3 40 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (40.51%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (37.97%) Finance
6 27 (34.18%) Change Management
7 19 (24.05%) Project Management
8 18 (22.78%) User Experience
9 17 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (20.25%) Management Information System
10 16 (20.25%) Business Change Management
11 14 (17.72%) MS Visio
12 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
12 12 (15.19%) JIRA
12 12 (15.19%) User Stories
12 12 (15.19%) Use Case
13 11 (13.92%) Web Services
14 10 (12.66%) CMS
14 10 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (12.66%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (12.66%) Sitecore
14 10 (12.66%) SDLC
14 10 (12.66%) Business Process Modelling
15 9 (11.39%) SFIA
15 9 (11.39%) Target Operating Model
15 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (11.39%) Visualisation
15 9 (11.39%) Scrum
15 9 (11.39%) Asset Management
15 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Office

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 (12.66%) CMS
1 10 (12.66%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (7.59%) Confluence
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) MS Visio
2 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (8.86%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.27%) Primavera
2 1 (1.27%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.27%) SAP EHS
2 1 (1.27%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.27%) SAP PLM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Lucidchart
2 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) Boomi
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Firewall
1 2 (2.53%) LAN
1 2 (2.53%) LDAP
1 2 (2.53%) NAS
1 2 (2.53%) SAN
1 2 (2.53%) WAN
2 1 (1.27%) Network Security
2 1 (1.27%) SMS
2 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Big Data
1 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.53%) SAP HANA
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) JIRA
2 7 (8.86%) Axure RP
2 7 (8.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 30 (37.97%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Local Government
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Automotive
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (69.62%) Analyst
2 46 (58.23%) Business Analyst
3 15 (18.99%) Digital Analyst
3 15 (18.99%) Digital Business Analyst
4 11 (13.92%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Process Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Business Process Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Business Change Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Business Change Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Business Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Business Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Change Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Change Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Financial Services Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Lead Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Project Change Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Head of Operations
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) Web Services
2 2 (2.53%) Sensu
2 2 (2.53%) Velocity
3 1 (1.27%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.27%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 32 (40.51%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (22.78%) User Experience
3 16 (20.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.33%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.53%) CMDB
6 1 (1.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) Linux
2 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.53%) Unix
4 1 (1.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (97.47%) Process Improvement
2 45 (56.96%) Business Analysis
3 40 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (34.18%) Change Management
5 19 (24.05%) Project Management
6 17 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (20.25%) Business Change Management
8 12 (15.19%) Use Case
8 12 (15.19%) User Stories
9 10 (12.66%) Business Process Modelling
9 10 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (12.66%) SDLC
10 9 (11.39%) Asset Management
10 9 (11.39%) Scrum
10 9 (11.39%) SFIA
10 9 (11.39%) Target Operating Model
10 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (11.39%) Visualisation
11 8 (10.13%) Data Analysis
11 8 (10.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.53%) C
1 2 (2.53%) C++
1 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.53%) Perl
1 2 (2.53%) Python
1 2 (2.53%) R
2 1 (1.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) APMG
4 2 (2.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.27%) IIBA
5 1 (1.27%) ISEB
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Nagios
2 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Sitecore
3 8 (10.13%) SAP
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.53%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.53%) BMC
5 2 (2.53%) Remedy
5 2 (2.53%) Riverbed
5 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.53%) Splunk
5 2 (2.53%) VMware
6 1 (1.27%) Ariba
6 1 (1.27%) Capita
6 1 (1.27%) Concur