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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 113 92 101
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 30 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 0.72% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.02% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 23
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£500 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £370 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £63.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-75.57% +224.40%
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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
2288 1563 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 70.90% 70.63% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1025 1300
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.68 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.45% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Gloucestershire -18 3 £500 -
Bristol -21 2 £350 -7.89%
Somerset - 2 £360 - 1
Devon - 1 £475 -
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England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (66.67%) Finance
2 33 (55.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 25 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (40.00%) Banking
4 24 (40.00%) Business Transformation
5 23 (38.33%) UML
6 22 (36.67%) SSADM
6 22 (36.67%) DSDM
7 21 (35.00%) MS Visio
8 20 (33.33%) Data Modelling
8 20 (33.33%) BPR
9 19 (31.67%) BPMN
10 17 (28.33%) Business Analysis
11 16 (26.67%) Basel III
11 16 (26.67%) Solvency II
11 16 (26.67%) Basel II
12 8 (13.33%) FATCA
12 8 (13.33%) Migration
13 7 (11.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (10.00%) ACCA
14 6 (10.00%) CIMA
14 6 (10.00%) Oracle
14 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
14 6 (10.00%) COREP
14 6 (10.00%) FINREP
15 5 (8.33%) Retail Banking
15 5 (8.33%) Retail
15 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
15 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
16 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (35.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.33%) SAP PP
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.67%) SAP QM
2 1 (1.67%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.67%) LDAP
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 40 (66.67%) Finance
2 24 (40.00%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (83.33%) Analyst
2 44 (73.33%) Business Analyst
3 33 (55.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 33 (55.00%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Payments Business Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) SAP PP Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (1.67%) NHS Business Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle CRM Functional Consultant
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix Architect
7 1 (1.67%) SAP QM Consultant
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle CRM Consultant
7 1 (1.67%) Data Migration Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) SWIFT
1 3 (5.00%) APACS
1 3 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.67%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) Statistics
3 1 (1.67%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 25 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (40.00%) Business Transformation
4 23 (38.33%) UML
5 22 (36.67%) SSADM
5 22 (36.67%) DSDM
6 20 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 20 (33.33%) BPR
7 19 (31.67%) BPMN
8 17 (28.33%) Business Analysis
9 8 (13.33%) Migration
10 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
11 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.67%) CRM
12 3 (5.00%) Test Strategy
12 3 (5.00%) Business Process Improvement
12 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (5.00%) Data Analysis
12 3 (5.00%) Logistics
12 3 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) C
2 2 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (1.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) ACCA
1 6 (10.00%) CIMA
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.00%) ISEB
4 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) Basel III
1 16 (26.67%) Solvency II
1 16 (26.67%) Basel II
2 8 (13.33%) FATCA
3 7 (11.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (10.00%) COREP
4 6 (10.00%) FINREP
5 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.67%) XenApp
1 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) JDA
4 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.67%) Civica
5 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.67%) Cognos
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
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