The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 201 202 200
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 60 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.53% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.71% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 22
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£355 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £360 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.82% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.74 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £39.00 £63.00
% change year-on-year
+56.35% -38.09%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the South East

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +13 23 £305 -19.73% 2
Berkshire +3 14 £440 +3.52%
Hampshire -1 12 £388 -21.31%
East Sussex - 5 £438 -
Surrey -10 2 - - 1
Kent -4 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -24 1 - - 1
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 39 (26.35%) Finance
2 31 (20.95%) Business Analysis
3 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.19%) Banking
4 21 (14.19%) Retail
5 20 (13.51%) Management Information System
5 20 (13.51%) Project Management
6 19 (12.84%) ITIL
6 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (10.81%) Migration
9 15 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (10.14%) Service Management
9 15 (10.14%) MS Excel
10 14 (9.46%) Information Security
11 13 (8.78%) ISEB
11 13 (8.78%) Waterfall
12 12 (8.11%) Microsoft
12 12 (8.11%) MS Visio
13 10 (6.76%) Data Modelling
13 10 (6.76%) SAP
13 10 (6.76%) Use Case
13 10 (6.76%) Degree
14 9 (6.08%) System Testing
14 9 (6.08%) Firewall
14 9 (6.08%) Risk Management
14 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
14 9 (6.08%) CISSP
15 8 (5.41%) Regression Testing
15 8 (5.41%) Marketing

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.70%) IIS
1 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.03%) WebTrends
2 3 (2.03%) Optimost
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.35%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI-FM
4 1 (0.68%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.68%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.68%) Exstream
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) Firewall
2 6 (4.05%) Internet
3 3 (2.03%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.35%) Network Security
4 2 (1.35%) Telepresence
4 2 (1.35%) VoIP
4 2 (1.35%) IPv4
5 1 (0.68%) IPv6
5 1 (0.68%) Intranet
5 1 (0.68%) SNMP
5 1 (0.68%) MGCP
5 1 (0.68%) RTP
5 1 (0.68%) SS7
5 1 (0.68%) Megaco
5 1 (0.68%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.68%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (4.73%) JIRA
2 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.68%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) Axure RP
General
1 39 (26.35%) Finance
2 21 (14.19%) Banking
2 21 (14.19%) Retail
3 8 (5.41%) Marketing
4 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.05%) Billing
6 5 (3.38%) Italian Language
6 5 (3.38%) Legal
7 4 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.70%) Norwegian Language
7 4 (2.70%) Swedish Language
7 4 (2.70%) Danish Language
8 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.35%) Automotive
8 2 (1.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (40.54%) Analyst
2 40 (27.03%) Business Analyst
3 27 (18.24%) Consultant
4 13 (8.78%) Architect
5 12 (8.11%) Service Improvement Consultant
6 10 (6.76%) Systems Analyst
7 9 (6.08%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.41%) Team Leader
9 6 (4.05%) Product Manager
9 6 (4.05%) E-Commerce Manager
9 6 (4.05%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) Designer
10 5 (3.38%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) Security Manager
10 5 (3.38%) Information Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (2.70%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (2.70%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.70%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) .NET
2 3 (2.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) XML
3 2 (1.35%) Mason
4 1 (0.68%) REST
4 1 (0.68%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.05%) Social Media
4 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.03%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.03%) User Experience
5 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.35%) RMADS
7 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.68%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.38%) Windows
2 3 (2.03%) Linux
3 2 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.95%) Business Analysis
2 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.51%) Project Management
4 19 (12.84%) ITIL
5 18 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (10.81%) Migration
7 15 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (10.14%) Service Management
8 14 (9.46%) Information Security
9 13 (8.78%) Waterfall
10 10 (6.76%) Use Case
10 10 (6.76%) Data Modelling
11 9 (6.08%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.08%) System Testing
12 8 (5.41%) Regression Testing
13 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.73%) Security Testing
13 7 (4.73%) Data Management
13 7 (4.73%) Data Analysis
13 7 (4.73%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.03%) Java
1 3 (2.03%) C
2 2 (1.35%) SQL
3 1 (0.68%) ABAP
3 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.68%) XPath
3 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (8.78%) ISEB
2 10 (6.76%) Degree
3 9 (6.08%) CISSP
4 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) GIAC
6 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.35%) PMP
6 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) QA
2 5 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.35%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
1 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Netcool
1 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.76%) SAP
3 3 (2.03%) Adobe
3 3 (2.03%) Omniture
3 3 (2.03%) Google
3 3 (2.03%) Maxymiser
3 3 (2.03%) Tealeaf
4 2 (1.35%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.35%) Siebel
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle
5 1 (0.68%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) HP
5 1 (0.68%) CODA
5 1 (0.68%) webMethods
5 1 (0.68%) Perforce
5 1 (0.68%) Capita
5 1 (0.68%) Splunk
5 1 (0.68%) Vermilion