The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 121 131 113
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 16 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.63% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.83% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 22
Median daily rate £350 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.93% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £446 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £636 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.50 £60.98 £15.39
% change year-on-year
-7.34% +296.36%
GAP Analysis
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2157 2539 2610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.67% 76.68% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1439 1705 1739
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 135 89
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £25.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing GAP Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the South West

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire - 6 £450 - 2
Bristol +3 4 £350 -45.31%
Wiltshire -4 4 £434 -11.02%
Dorset - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £650 - 1
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England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 8 (24.24%) ISEB
3 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
4 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
4 7 (21.21%) Data Architecture
4 7 (21.21%) Data Governance
5 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 6 (18.18%) SQL
6 5 (15.15%) Ruby
6 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
6 5 (15.15%) JIRA
6 5 (15.15%) WATIR
6 5 (15.15%) Selenium
6 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (15.15%) OO
6 5 (15.15%) CRM
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) C#
6 5 (15.15%) Process Architecture
6 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
6 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.15%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (15.15%) Visualisation
6 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
6 5 (15.15%) Open Source

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.03%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (3.03%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Big Data
1 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Capybara
1 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
1 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
1 5 (15.15%) WATIR
1 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Games
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Architect
3 10 (30.30%) Business Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Data Architect
5 6 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Database Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) CRM Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Change Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Banking Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Contracts Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Credit Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Integration
1 5 (15.15%) Visualisation
2 4 (12.12%) NHS
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) CMDB
5 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.03%) Equities
5 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
3 7 (21.21%) Data Architecture
3 7 (21.21%) Data Governance
3 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
4 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (15.15%) CRM
4 5 (15.15%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (15.15%) Domain-Driven Design
4 5 (15.15%) High Availability
4 5 (15.15%) Microservices
4 5 (15.15%) OO
4 5 (15.15%) Open Source
4 5 (15.15%) Process Architecture
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 5 (15.15%) Software Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.15%) User Stories
5 4 (12.12%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) ISEB
3 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
5 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) MiFID
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Rally
2 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Epicor