The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for E-Procurement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited E-Procurement over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Electronic Procurement (eProcurement)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 639 616
Rank change year-on-year +66 -23  
Contract jobs citing E-Procurement 30 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.011% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.076% 0.013% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 21
Median daily rate £425 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £261 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £382 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £225
% change year-on-year +30.76% +44.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

E-Procurement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39463 46272 44542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.70% 82.83% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25947 30560 27673
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1075 1305
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

E-Procurement
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing E-Procurement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for E-Procurement in the UK

E-Procurement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing E-Procurement.

Contractor daily rate trend for E-Procurement in the UK

E-Procurement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing E-Procurement over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for E-Procurement in the UK

E-Procurement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-Procurement.

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-Procurement in the UK

E-Procurement
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-Procurement within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 23 £400 +14.28% 4
South East +31 8 £425 +21.42% 1
London +32 7 £615 +53.75%
Hampshire - 7 £425 -
Scotland +42 5 £625 -
West Midlands +26 5 £200 -33.33%
Edinburgh - 5 £625 -
Andover - 3 £330 -
Coventry - 3 £200 -
North West +33 2 £350 +18.64%
Manchester +14 2 £350 +48.93%
City of London - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Winchester - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing E-Procurement 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 E-Procurement.

1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 8 (20.00%) XML
4 7 (17.50%) ERP
4 7 (17.50%) NHS
4 7 (17.50%) Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (12.50%) Project Management
6 5 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (12.50%) Legal
6 5 (12.50%) Validation
6 5 (12.50%) Workflow
6 5 (12.50%) SDLC
6 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
7 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Benchmarking
7 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) SAP
8 3 (7.50%) Oracle
8 3 (7.50%) Back Office
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
8 3 (7.50%) User Experience

E-Procurement
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:

Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) PeopleTools
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Legal
3 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.50%) Back Office
5 2 (5.00%) Local Government
5 2 (5.00%) Publishing
6 1 (2.50%) Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.50%) Law
6 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Consultant
2 5 (12.50%) Implementation Consultant
2 5 (12.50%) Procurement Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Procurement Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Agresso Implementation Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Category Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Commercial Officer
4 3 (7.50%) Procurement Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Workstream Lead
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Business Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Procurement Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Procurement Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Rollout Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Supplier Manager
6 1 (2.50%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) NHS
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 7 (17.50%) ERP
2 7 (17.50%) Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) SDLC
4 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Validation
4 5 (12.50%) Workflow
5 4 (10.00%) Benchmarking
5 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) SAP
3 2 (5.00%) Ariba
3 2 (5.00%) Google
3 2 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft