The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 107 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 35 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.15% 0.75% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.06% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 25
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£500 £416 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.12% -0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £372 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £432 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £63.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year
-38.09% +112.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2193 1512 2124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.11% 70.62% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 974 1298
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 67 132
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
GAP Analysis
England

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 1 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 1 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 -13 4 £500 -
Bristol -22 2 £388 - 1
Somerset - 1 £360 -
Devon - - - -
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 47 (68.12%) Finance
2 36 (52.17%) Requirements Analysis
3 29 (42.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (42.03%) UML
4 28 (40.58%) Banking
5 26 (37.68%) Business Transformation
6 25 (36.23%) SSADM
7 24 (34.78%) DSDM
7 24 (34.78%) Business Analysis
8 21 (30.43%) MS Visio
8 21 (30.43%) Data Modelling
8 21 (30.43%) BPR
9 20 (28.99%) BPMN
10 17 (24.64%) Basel II
10 17 (24.64%) Basel III
10 17 (24.64%) Solvency II
11 9 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (11.59%) Migration
13 7 (10.14%) Retail
13 7 (10.14%) Data Migration
13 7 (10.14%) Retail Banking
13 7 (10.14%) Oracle
13 7 (10.14%) FATCA
13 7 (10.14%) COREP
13 7 (10.14%) FINREP
14 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
14 6 (8.70%) Use Case
15 5 (7.25%) SWOT Analysis
15 5 (7.25%) SAP
15 5 (7.25%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (30.43%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP PP
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.45%) SAP QM
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.45%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) LDAP
2 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.45%) Maven
2 1 (1.45%) Subversion
2 1 (1.45%) Ant
2 1 (1.45%) JUnit
2 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.45%) Mockito
2 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (68.12%) Finance
2 28 (40.58%) Banking
3 7 (10.14%) Retail
3 7 (10.14%) Retail Banking
4 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (81.16%) Analyst
2 53 (76.81%) Business Analyst
3 38 (55.07%) Senior Business Analyst
3 38 (55.07%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Payments Business Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) SAP PP Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Consultant
8 1 (1.45%) SAP QM Consultant
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle CRM Consultant
8 1 (1.45%) Data Migration Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) Cognos Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Spring
1 1 (1.45%) JSF
1 1 (1.45%) jQuery
1 1 (1.45%) JAX-WS
1 1 (1.45%) CSS
1 1 (1.45%) XML
1 1 (1.45%) J2EE
1 1 (1.45%) XML Schema
1 1 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.45%) CSS3
1 1 (1.45%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) SWIFT
1 4 (5.80%) Mobile Payment
1 4 (5.80%) APACS
2 3 (4.35%) Open Source
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.45%) Statistics
4 1 (1.45%) PMI
4 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) UNIX
2 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) Requirements Analysis
2 29 (42.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (42.03%) UML
3 26 (37.68%) Business Transformation
4 25 (36.23%) SSADM
5 24 (34.78%) DSDM
5 24 (34.78%) Business Analysis
6 21 (30.43%) Data Modelling
6 21 (30.43%) BPR
7 20 (28.99%) BPMN
8 8 (11.59%) Migration
9 7 (10.14%) Data Migration
10 6 (8.70%) Use Case
11 5 (7.25%) SWOT Analysis
11 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (5.80%) Business Process Improvement
12 4 (5.80%) Change Management
12 4 (5.80%) CRM
13 3 (4.35%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) VB
2 2 (2.90%) C
3 1 (1.45%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.25%) ISEB
2 5 (7.25%) CIMA
2 5 (7.25%) ACCA
3 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
4 3 (4.35%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.64%) Basel II
1 17 (24.64%) Basel III
1 17 (24.64%) Solvency II
2 9 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (10.14%) FATCA
3 7 (10.14%) COREP
3 7 (10.14%) FINREP
4 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) SAP
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.90%) JDA
4 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Civica
5 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.45%) Cognos
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