The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 359 317 327
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +10
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 294 381 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.70% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.86% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 227 235
Median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £448
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+327.50% -

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
42021 44388 43486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.55% 81.15% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28019 28757 28290
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1336 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 6 December 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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
England -42 286 £475 +7.95% 34
London -23 144 £500 - 14
South East -33 33 £438 +9.37% 7
North West +8 28 £388 -10.40% 1
West Midlands -19 28 £413 +0.91% 1
City of London -13 27 £519 +1.17% 3
Berkshire +11 20 £450 +28.57% 2
East of England +21 17 £400 +70.21% 2
Manchester +7 14 £378 +7.85% 1
Coventry -10 13 £425 -5.55%
East Midlands -2 12 £313 -10.71%
Yorkshire -4 11 £475 +13.09% 2
South West -4 11 £400 -5.88% 4
West Yorkshire +12 10 £475 +11.76% 1
Birmingham -6 7 £440 +6.02%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £400 -
Cheshire +17 6 £363 -23.68%
Bracknell - 6 £450 - 2
Bedfordshire - 6 £525 -
Somerset +19 5 £525 +10.52% 1
Liverpool +9 5 £525 +10.52%
Merseyside +7 5 £525 +40.00%
Midlands +6 5 £750 +50.00%
Surrey +2 5 £525 +2.43% 2
Scotland +2 5 £448 -0.55% 1
Northampton -7 5 £313 -10.71%
Northamptonshire -20 5 £313 -10.71%
Street - 5 £525 - 1
Derbyshire - 5 £315 -
Derby - 5 £315 -

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 199 (30.02%) Finance
2 176 (26.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 175 (26.40%) Business Analysis
4 131 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (16.14%) Banking
6 89 (13.42%) Migration
7 81 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 80 (12.07%) Project Management
9 64 (9.65%) Retail
10 63 (9.50%) User Stories
11 61 (9.20%) SAP
12 60 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
13 59 (8.90%) Use Case
14 56 (8.45%) MS Office
14 56 (8.45%) Data Modelling
15 55 (8.30%) SQL
16 54 (8.14%) ITIL
17 52 (7.84%) Microsoft
18 49 (7.39%) Data Analysis
19 46 (6.94%) Validation
19 46 (6.94%) MS Excel
20 43 (6.49%) Change Management
20 43 (6.49%) Security Cleared
21 41 (6.18%) MS Visio
21 41 (6.18%) CRM
22 40 (6.03%) Data Migration
22 40 (6.03%) Waterfall
22 40 (6.03%) Process Improvement
23 38 (5.73%) Target Operating Model
24 36 (5.43%) Oracle

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 17 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.90%) Apache Spark
2 6 (0.90%) CMS
2 6 (0.90%) Confluence
3 3 (0.45%) Drupal
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.30%) SAS
5 1 (0.15%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 56 (8.45%) MS Office
2 46 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 41 (6.18%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.81%) MS Project
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.11%) SAP FI
2 13 (1.96%) SAP CO
3 12 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (1.81%) Temenos T24
4 8 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.90%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.90%) SAP PM
7 5 (0.75%) Maximo
7 5 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.75%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.75%) SAP PSCD
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.60%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.60%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.45%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.45%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 3 (0.45%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.51%) SaaS
3 9 (1.36%) Google Analytics
3 9 (1.36%) IaaS
4 8 (1.21%) PaaS
5 5 (0.75%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.75%) G Suite
6 4 (0.60%) AdWords
7 3 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.30%) Trello
9 1 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.15%) Office 365
9 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.90%) Firewall
2 5 (0.75%) BGP
2 5 (0.75%) Internet
2 5 (0.75%) IPsec
2 5 (0.75%) OSPF
2 5 (0.75%) SSL
2 5 (0.75%) Wireless
2 5 (0.75%) WLAN
3 4 (0.60%) NAS
4 3 (0.45%) iSCSI
4 3 (0.45%) Network Security
4 3 (0.45%) SAN
5 2 (0.30%) DMZ
5 2 (0.30%) Intranet
5 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.30%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) LAN
6 1 (0.15%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) Telepresence
6 1 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (3.17%) Big Data
5 17 (2.56%) DB2
6 13 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.21%) Data Lake
8 8 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.90%) Power BI
9 6 (0.90%) QlikView
9 6 (0.90%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.75%) HDInsight
10 5 (0.75%) InfluxDB
10 5 (0.75%) OpenTSDB
10 5 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.81%) JIRA
2 11 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.21%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.45%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.45%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.30%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.30%) JMeter
7 2 (0.30%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.30%) Selenium
8 1 (0.15%) ERwin
8 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 199 (30.02%) Finance
2 107 (16.14%) Banking
3 64 (9.65%) Retail
4 31 (4.68%) Front Office
5 29 (4.37%) Retail Banking
6 25 (3.77%) Marketing
7 23 (3.47%) Manufacturing
8 21 (3.17%) Investment Banking
9 16 (2.41%) Legal
10 14 (2.11%) Billing
11 11 (1.66%) Back Office
12 10 (1.51%) Local Government
13 9 (1.36%) Advertising
13 9 (1.36%) Games
14 8 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (1.06%) Military
15 7 (1.06%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.90%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 393 (59.28%) Analyst
2 319 (48.11%) Business Analyst
3 79 (11.92%) Consultant
4 50 (7.54%) Architect
5 35 (5.28%) Project Manager
6 29 (4.37%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
7 25 (3.77%) Process Analyst
8 23 (3.47%) Financial Analyst
8 23 (3.47%) SAP Consultant
8 23 (3.47%) Senior Business Analyst
9 22 (3.32%) Data Business Analyst
10 21 (3.17%) Business Systems Analyst
10 21 (3.17%) Data Analyst
11 20 (3.02%) Banking Analyst
11 20 (3.02%) Finance Business Analyst
11 20 (3.02%) MiFID Business Analyst
12 17 (2.56%) Digital Analyst
13 16 (2.41%) Systems Analyst
14 15 (2.26%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 13 (1.96%) .NET
3 9 (1.36%) Web Services
3 9 (1.36%) XML
4 7 (1.06%) JSON
5 4 (0.60%) HTML
5 4 (0.60%) Middleware
6 3 (0.45%) CSS
7 2 (0.30%) FpML
7 2 (0.30%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.15%) EDI
8 1 (0.15%) Itk
8 1 (0.15%) MDX
8 1 (0.15%) React
8 1 (0.15%) REST
8 1 (0.15%) SOAP
8 1 (0.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.92%) Derivative
3 25 (3.77%) Equities
4 24 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.32%) User Experience
6 20 (3.02%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (2.56%) Fixed Income
9 15 (2.26%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.81%) Fintech
10 12 (1.81%) NHS
11 11 (1.66%) FMCG
12 9 (1.36%) Data Integration
12 9 (1.36%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.06%) Data Extraction
13 7 (1.06%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (0.90%) Data Conversion
14 6 (0.90%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.66%) HPUX
2 10 (1.51%) Linux
3 9 (1.36%) Unix
4 4 (0.60%) Windows
5 3 (0.45%) Solaris
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (26.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 175 (26.40%) Business Analysis
3 131 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (13.42%) Migration
5 81 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 80 (12.07%) Project Management
7 63 (9.50%) User Stories
8 59 (8.90%) Use Case
9 56 (8.45%) Data Modelling
10 54 (8.14%) ITIL
11 49 (7.39%) Data Analysis
12 46 (6.94%) Validation
13 43 (6.49%) Change Management
14 41 (6.18%) CRM
15 40 (6.03%) Data Migration
15 40 (6.03%) Process Improvement
15 40 (6.03%) Waterfall
16 38 (5.73%) Target Operating Model
17 35 (5.28%) PRINCE2
18 33 (4.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.30%) SQL
2 17 (2.56%) C
3 16 (2.41%) T-SQL
4 9 (1.36%) Java
5 8 (1.21%) ABAP
6 7 (1.06%) C#
6 7 (1.06%) R
7 6 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 6 (0.90%) Python
7 6 (0.90%) VBA
8 5 (0.75%) PHP
9 3 (0.45%) VB
10 2 (0.30%) C++
10 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.30%) RPG
10 2 (0.30%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.15%) COBOL
11 1 (0.15%) Visual J++
11 1 (0.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 43 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.47%) ISEB
4 13 (1.96%) Degree
5 11 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.75%) CBAP
7 5 (0.75%) PMP
8 4 (0.60%) CISSP
9 3 (0.45%) ACCA
9 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.45%) CCA
9 3 (0.45%) CIMA
9 3 (0.45%) CISM
9 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.45%) MBA
9 3 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) IIBA
10 2 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.13%) MiFID
2 24 (3.62%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.81%) QA
4 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.75%) COBIT
5 5 (0.75%) SLA
6 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.45%) SEPA
6 3 (0.45%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.30%) Basel II
7 2 (0.30%) EMIR
7 2 (0.30%) GMP
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) Basel III
8 1 (0.15%) COSO
8 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.45%) Puppet
2 2 (0.30%) SCCM
3 1 (0.15%) Control-M
3 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (9.20%) SAP
2 52 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 36 (5.43%) Oracle
4 19 (2.87%) ServiceNow
5 14 (2.11%) Google
6 12 (1.81%) HP
7 10 (1.51%) Tableau
8 9 (1.36%) Cisco
8 9 (1.36%) Temenos
9 8 (1.21%) jBASE
9 8 (1.21%) MuleSoft
9 8 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.06%) Workday
11 6 (0.90%) Informatica
11 6 (0.90%) Juniper
11 6 (0.90%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.90%) Talend
12 5 (0.75%) CA
12 5 (0.75%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.75%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northallerton
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Harris Global
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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City, London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
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Rate: D.O.E.
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