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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 120 92 109
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +17
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 25 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.88% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.25% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 21
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£475 £406 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £380 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £436 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £67.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-77.03% +235.00%
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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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2472 1521 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.33% 70.78% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1676 1008 1187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 96 148
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.66 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Wiltshire -9 12 £475 +11.43% 3
Gloucestershire -15 5 £225 -
Bristol -24 4 £470 +23.68% 2
Somerset - 2 £575 -
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England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 36 (59.02%) Finance
2 30 (49.18%) Requirements Analysis
3 24 (39.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (39.34%) Banking
4 22 (36.07%) Business Transformation
5 20 (32.79%) UML
6 19 (31.15%) SSADM
6 19 (31.15%) DSDM
7 17 (27.87%) MS Visio
8 16 (26.23%) Data Modelling
8 16 (26.23%) BPR
8 16 (26.23%) BPMN
9 15 (24.59%) Basel III
9 15 (24.59%) Solvency II
9 15 (24.59%) Basel II
10 14 (22.95%) Business Analysis
11 9 (14.75%) FATCA
12 8 (13.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (11.48%) CIMA
13 7 (11.48%) ACCA
13 7 (11.48%) Migration
13 7 (11.48%) COREP
13 7 (11.48%) FINREP
14 6 (9.84%) Retail
14 6 (9.84%) Retail Banking
15 5 (8.20%) Data Migration
15 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
15 5 (8.20%) Oracle
15 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
16 4 (6.56%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.28%) SAP PP
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.64%) SAP QM
3 1 (1.64%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Network Security
1 2 (3.28%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.64%) RequisitePro
General
1 36 (59.02%) Finance
2 24 (39.34%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 6 (9.84%) Retail Banking
4 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (81.97%) Analyst
2 41 (67.21%) Business Analyst
3 28 (45.90%) Senior Business Analyst
3 28 (45.90%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (18.03%) Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Process Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Payments Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) SAP PP Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Citrix Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) APACS
1 3 (4.92%) SWIFT
1 3 (4.92%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (3.28%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (3.28%) Cryptography
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) NHS
3 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) Requirements Analysis
2 24 (39.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (36.07%) Business Transformation
4 20 (32.79%) UML
5 19 (31.15%) SSADM
5 19 (31.15%) DSDM
6 16 (26.23%) BPR
6 16 (26.23%) Data Modelling
6 16 (26.23%) BPMN
7 14 (22.95%) Business Analysis
8 7 (11.48%) Migration
9 5 (8.20%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (4.92%) Requirements Management
11 3 (4.92%) Change Management
11 3 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (4.92%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (4.92%) Logistics
11 3 (4.92%) Business Process Improvement
11 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) VB
2 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) ACCA
1 7 (11.48%) CIMA
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) HND
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.59%) Basel II
1 15 (24.59%) Basel III
1 15 (24.59%) Solvency II
2 9 (14.75%) FATCA
3 8 (13.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (11.48%) COREP
4 7 (11.48%) FINREP
5 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.28%) XenApp
1 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) SAP
3 2 (3.28%) Citrix
3 2 (3.28%) JDA
3 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.28%) VMware
4 1 (1.64%) Cognos
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