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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 126 121 107
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 18 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.81% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.05% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 28
Median daily rate £420 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £488 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £638 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £60.98 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +56.35%
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
2378 2473 2312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.99% 77.28% 77.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1661 1550
Median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 103
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.82 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Wiltshire -12 10 £415 -19.02% 1
Bristol +2 6 £435 -29.26%
Dorset - 2 £375 -
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) ISEB
3 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 8 (30.77%) Data Modelling
4 8 (30.77%) OO
4 8 (30.77%) Ruby
4 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 8 (30.77%) JIRA
4 8 (30.77%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) WATIR
4 8 (30.77%) Selenium
4 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
4 8 (30.77%) Behat
4 8 (30.77%) Capybara
4 8 (30.77%) Rally
4 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
5 7 (26.92%) Data Architecture
5 7 (26.92%) Data Governance
6 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
6 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (19.23%) Microservices
6 5 (19.23%) Big Data
6 5 (19.23%) 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 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (3.85%) SAP HCM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (3.85%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Big Data
1 5 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Capybara
1 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 8 (30.77%) JIRA
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
1 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
1 8 (30.77%) WATIR
1 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Data Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Test Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Database Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Credit Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
8 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Process Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Integration
1 5 (19.23%) Visualisation
2 4 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Data Modelling
2 8 (30.77%) OO
2 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
2 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 7 (26.92%) Data Architecture
3 7 (26.92%) Data Governance
4 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (19.23%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (19.23%) Domain-Driven Design
4 5 (19.23%) High Availability
4 5 (19.23%) Microservices
4 5 (19.23%) Open Source
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Kanban
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISEB
2 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Basel II
1 1 (3.85%) Basel III
1 1 (3.85%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Rally
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Epicor