The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 309 281 259
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -22
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 347 338 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.90% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 203 250
Average daily rate
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£476 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £335 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.87% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £43.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +116.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41873 37624 36372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 73.75% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27230 23353 21214
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1164 1139 1463
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK.

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -4 321 £490 +15.29% 62
London -16 177 £525 +16.66% 35
City of London +28 55 £525 +10.52% 21
South East -17 47 £425 +8.97% 5
South West -29 29 £500 +17.64% 6
East Midlands +18 17 £476 +5.60% 1
Wiltshire -15 16 £500 +15.60% 3
Docklands, London +24 13 £550 +22.22% 1
Scotland -7 13 £450 +10.42% 2
West Midlands -25 13 £400 - 2
North West 0 12 £413 +13.79% 7
East of England -11 12 £443 +13.46% 4
Surrey -20 12 £500 +33.33% 2
Berkshire +4 11 £413 +5.76%
Yorkshire -6 11 £380 -15.55% 1
Nottinghamshire +14 8 £388 -
Nottingham +14 8 £388 -
Edinburgh -10 8 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire -6 7 £380 -15.55%
Leeds -5 6 £380 -15.55%
Middlesex +5 5 £470 -
Manchester -5 5 £275 -24.13% 7
South Wales -18 5 £500 +25.00% 2
Bristol -21 5 £410 +3.47% 2
Wales -39 5 £500 +25.00% 2
Hertfordshire -8 4 £431 +10.57% 2
Bedfordshire -8 4 £588 +50.64%
Birmingham -11 4 £400 -
Oxfordshire -18 4 £500 -

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 252 (33.96%) Finance
2 165 (22.24%) Business Analysis
3 156 (21.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 131 (17.65%) Banking
5 109 (14.69%) SAP
6 90 (12.13%) Change Management
7 87 (11.73%) Project Management
8 72 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
9 68 (9.16%) Retail
10 66 (8.89%) Migration
10 66 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
11 58 (7.82%) Microsoft
12 57 (7.68%) Data Modelling
13 55 (7.41%) CRM
13 55 (7.41%) SQL
13 55 (7.41%) Degree
14 53 (7.14%) Use Case
15 52 (7.01%) UML
15 52 (7.01%) Management Information System
16 50 (6.74%) Validation
17 48 (6.47%) MS Visio
18 47 (6.33%) BPR
18 47 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
19 45 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (5.80%) MS Excel
21 42 (5.66%) Business Transformation
22 41 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
23 40 (5.39%) MS PowerPoint
24 38 (5.12%) E-Commerce
25 36 (4.85%) Oracle

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 30 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.35%) CMS
2 10 (1.35%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (0.67%) Lync
4 5 (0.67%) Confluence
5 2 (0.27%) SAS
5 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.13%) IIS
6 1 (0.13%) Apache
6 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (6.47%) MS Visio
2 43 (5.80%) MS Excel
3 40 (5.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.70%) MS Project
5 18 (2.43%) MS Office
6 6 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (2.29%) SAP PS
2 12 (1.62%) SAP SRM
3 10 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.67%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.67%) VisionPLUS
5 5 (0.67%) SAP EWM
5 5 (0.67%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.54%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.54%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.54%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.40%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.40%) SAP QM
7 3 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.94%) IaaS
1 7 (0.94%) SaaS
2 4 (0.54%) PaaS
3 2 (0.27%) Force.com
3 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.29%) Network Security
2 12 (1.62%) WAN
2 12 (1.62%) LAN
3 11 (1.48%) Firewall
4 6 (0.81%) LDAP
5 5 (0.67%) DMZ
5 5 (0.67%) ATM
5 5 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.54%) DHCP
6 4 (0.54%) DNS
7 3 (0.40%) VPN
7 3 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.27%) SMS
9 1 (0.13%) Intranet
9 1 (0.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 10 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 10 (1.35%) SAP BW
5 8 (1.08%) MS Access
6 6 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.67%) SAP BI
7 5 (0.67%) SAP HANA
7 5 (0.67%) Big Data
8 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.54%) QlikView
9 3 (0.40%) DB2
9 3 (0.40%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.27%) KDB
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (1.48%) JIRA
2 4 (0.54%) Rational Rose
2 4 (0.54%) RequisitePro
3 3 (0.40%) FishEye
3 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.27%) Maven
4 2 (0.27%) Toad
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Developer 2000
5 1 (0.13%) ERwin
5 1 (0.13%) ProC
5 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 252 (33.96%) Finance
2 131 (17.65%) Banking
3 68 (9.16%) Retail
4 35 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 30 (4.04%) Front Office
6 24 (3.23%) Billing
7 20 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.70%) Retail Banking
8 16 (2.16%) Publishing
9 15 (2.02%) Legal
10 13 (1.75%) Back Office
10 13 (1.75%) General Ledger
11 11 (1.48%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.48%) Marketing
12 6 (0.81%) German Language
13 5 (0.67%) Military
13 5 (0.67%) Law
14 3 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 465 (62.67%) Analyst
2 357 (48.11%) Business Analyst
3 100 (13.48%) Consultant
4 67 (9.03%) Architect
5 51 (6.87%) Senior Analyst
6 50 (6.74%) Senior Business Analyst
6 50 (6.74%) Project Manager
7 39 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
8 36 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (2.96%) Solutions Analyst
9 22 (2.96%) Data Analyst
10 19 (2.56%) Functional Analyst
11 17 (2.29%) Security Consultant
11 17 (2.29%) Siebel Analyst
12 16 (2.16%) SAP Analyst
12 16 (2.16%) Functional Consultant
13 15 (2.02%) IT Business Analyst
14 13 (1.75%) PeopleSoft Analyst
14 13 (1.75%) Banking Business Analyst
14 13 (1.75%) Peoplesoft Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.48%) XML
2 8 (1.08%) Mason
2 8 (1.08%) .NET
3 6 (0.81%) HTML
4 5 (0.67%) Middleware
5 4 (0.54%) CSS
6 3 (0.40%) FpML
7 2 (0.27%) MCollective
7 2 (0.27%) MDX
7 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.27%) Velocity
7 2 (0.27%) Flash
8 1 (0.13%) Web Services
8 1 (0.13%) J2EE
8 1 (0.13%) XHTML
8 1 (0.13%) EDI
8 1 (0.13%) CGI
8 1 (0.13%) jQuery
8 1 (0.13%) Ajax
8 1 (0.13%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.01%) Management Information System
2 45 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.37%) FMCG
4 16 (2.16%) User Experience
5 15 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (1.62%) Market Risk
7 11 (1.48%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.08%) Data Conversion
9 8 (1.08%) Derivative
9 8 (1.08%) NHS
10 7 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.94%) SWIFT
11 5 (0.67%) SecurID
11 5 (0.67%) Equities
12 4 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.54%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.54%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.54%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.40%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.04%) Windows
2 14 (1.89%) UNIX
3 10 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (1.35%) Linux
4 9 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.81%) Solaris
7 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.67%) Android
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.27%) CentOS
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.27%) zOS
9 2 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (22.24%) Business Analysis
2 156 (21.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 90 (12.13%) Change Management
4 87 (11.73%) Project Management
5 72 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (8.89%) Migration
6 66 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
7 57 (7.68%) Data Modelling
8 55 (7.41%) CRM
9 53 (7.14%) Use Case
10 52 (7.01%) UML
11 50 (6.74%) Validation
12 47 (6.33%) BPR
12 47 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (5.66%) Business Transformation
14 41 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (5.12%) E-Commerce
16 36 (4.85%) Information Security
17 35 (4.72%) ERP
18 31 (4.18%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.41%) SQL
2 11 (1.48%) Java
3 6 (0.81%) VBA
4 5 (0.67%) ABAP
4 5 (0.67%) C
5 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.40%) C#
6 3 (0.40%) VB
6 3 (0.40%) Ruby
6 3 (0.40%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.27%) VBScript
7 2 (0.27%) Perl
7 2 (0.27%) PHP
7 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 55 (7.41%) Degree
2 32 (4.31%) ISEB
3 30 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.43%) CISSP
6 11 (1.48%) CISM
7 8 (1.08%) CISA
8 7 (0.94%) CIMA
9 6 (0.81%) ACCA
10 5 (0.67%) IIBA
11 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.40%) CCNA
12 3 (0.40%) MBA
12 3 (0.40%) MCTS
12 3 (0.40%) ISSAP
13 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.27%) CBAP
13 2 (0.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.64%) Solvency II
2 22 (2.96%) Basel III
3 18 (2.43%) Basel II
4 16 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.75%) QA
7 9 (1.21%) SLA
8 8 (1.08%) FATCA
8 8 (1.08%) COREP
9 7 (0.94%) FINREP
9 7 (0.94%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.67%) COBIT
10 5 (0.67%) P3O
10 5 (0.67%) EMIR
11 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.40%) XenApp
4 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.27%) Puppet
1 2 (0.27%) Nessus
1 2 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.13%) OpenView
2 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 109 (14.69%) SAP
2 58 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.85%) Oracle
4 31 (4.18%) Siebel
5 30 (4.04%) PeopleSoft
6 21 (2.83%) Primavera
7 16 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.02%) Cognos
9 13 (1.75%) HP
10 12 (1.62%) Adobe
11 10 (1.35%) Citrix
12 9 (1.21%) Business Objects
13 7 (0.94%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.94%) IBM
13 7 (0.94%) VMware
14 6 (0.81%) Charles River
14 6 (0.81%) Lotus
15 5 (0.67%) JDA
15 5 (0.67%) Murex
15 5 (0.67%) Bloomberg
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum 12 months fix term contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago