The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 63 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 3 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 1.72% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 2.43% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
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£475 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £90.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-82.90% +350.00%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
487 453 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.91% 70.67% 68.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 311 251
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.30 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £52.60 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Birmingham region.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Birmingham region.

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GAP Analysis.

1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Billing
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) SAP CS
2 3 (27.27%) SAP PM
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) Publishing
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (9.09%) German Language
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GAP Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP CS
1 3 (27.27%) SAP PM
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Billing
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (9.09%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) SAP PM Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP CS Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Use Case
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) GAAP
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco