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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 340 345 307
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -38
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 339 343 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.59% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.73% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 217 255
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £309 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Median hourly rate £53.00 £60.50 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% +293.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.50 £60.98 £15.39
% change year-on-year
-7.34% +296.36%

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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +1 309 £475 +5.55% 53
London +10 143 £475 -8.65% 25
South East -14 39 £413 +10.00% 10
City of London +19 35 £550 - 6
North West +6 33 £425 -3.40% 4
West Midlands -13 28 £425 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire +26 22 £475 +19.12% 5
West Yorkshire +29 21 £475 +8.57% 3
Scotland +12 20 £450 +12.50% 1
Cheshire +21 17 £425 -3.40% 1
Leeds +24 16 £480 - 2
South West +8 16 £350 -28.93% 3
Hampshire +8 14 £375 - 3
Edinburgh +10 12 £475 +18.75% 1
Coventry -1 12 £415 -7.77%
East of England +11 11 £300 -33.33% 1
Berkshire +4 11 £400 -11.11% 4
Manchester -1 10 £425 +25.92% 3
East Midlands -13 10 £475 +30.13%
West Sussex - 9 £450 - 1
Warrington +19 7 £500 +13.63% 1
Birmingham - 7 £463 - 1
Andover +2 6 £350 -23.74%
Gloucestershire - 6 £450 - 2
Warwickshire - 5 £425 -
Cheltenham - 5 £575 - 2
Croydon - 5 £300 - 2
Surrey +4 4 £750 +66.66%
Bristol +1 4 £350 -45.31%
Wiltshire -8 4 £434 -11.02%

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 233 (32.09%) Finance
2 168 (23.14%) Business Analysis
3 165 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 127 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (16.80%) Banking
6 94 (12.95%) Migration
7 87 (11.98%) Project Management
8 84 (11.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 73 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
10 72 (9.92%) SAP
10 72 (9.92%) ITIL
10 72 (9.92%) Retail
11 70 (9.64%) SQL
12 69 (9.50%) MS Office
13 61 (8.40%) Microsoft
14 60 (8.26%) MS Excel
14 60 (8.26%) User Stories
15 58 (7.99%) Data Modelling
16 51 (7.02%) Oracle
16 51 (7.02%) Change Management
17 48 (6.61%) CRM
17 48 (6.61%) Data Analysis
18 47 (6.47%) MS Visio
18 47 (6.47%) Use Case
19 45 (6.20%) Service Management
20 43 (5.92%) Security Cleared
21 42 (5.79%) Target Operating Model
21 42 (5.79%) Asset Management
22 40 (5.51%) ISEB
23 39 (5.37%) Waterfall

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 21 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.62%) Confluence
3 6 (0.83%) CMS
3 6 (0.83%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.41%) SAS
5 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.28%) Facebook Platform
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 69 (9.50%) MS Office
2 60 (8.26%) MS Excel
3 47 (6.47%) MS Visio
4 34 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.79%) MS Project
6 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.93%) SAP FI
3 13 (1.79%) SAP CO
4 12 (1.65%) Oracle Assets
4 12 (1.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (1.65%) Temenos T24
5 9 (1.24%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.83%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.83%) SAP PM
7 6 (0.83%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.83%) SAP PSCD
8 5 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.55%) Primavera
9 4 (0.55%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.96%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.96%) SaaS
3 5 (0.69%) AdWords
3 5 (0.69%) Basecamp
3 5 (0.69%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.55%) PaaS
5 3 (0.41%) IaaS
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.28%) Force.com
6 2 (0.28%) Taleo
6 2 (0.28%) Trello
7 1 (0.14%) Heroku
7 1 (0.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.83%) Firewall
1 6 (0.83%) Internet
2 5 (0.69%) LAN
2 5 (0.69%) NAS
2 5 (0.69%) PBX
2 5 (0.69%) WAN
3 4 (0.55%) BGP
3 4 (0.55%) DHCP
3 4 (0.55%) DNS
3 4 (0.55%) IPsec
3 4 (0.55%) Network Security
3 4 (0.55%) OSPF
3 4 (0.55%) SAN
3 4 (0.55%) SSL
3 4 (0.55%) Wireless
3 4 (0.55%) WLAN
4 3 (0.41%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.28%) Skype
6 1 (0.14%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
1 19 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.34%) Big Data
3 11 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.38%) DB2
5 8 (1.10%) QlikView
5 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.96%) SAP BW
7 6 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.69%) MS Access
9 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.41%) MySQL
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.41%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (4.55%) JIRA
2 8 (1.10%) Eclipse
2 8 (1.10%) ERwin
3 7 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.69%) Capybara
4 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.69%) Selenium
4 5 (0.69%) SpecFlow
4 5 (0.69%) WATIR
4 5 (0.69%) WebDriver
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.41%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.41%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.28%) Build Forge
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.14%) Ant
8 1 (0.14%) Maven
8 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 233 (32.09%) Finance
2 122 (16.80%) Banking
3 72 (9.92%) Retail
4 28 (3.86%) Retail Banking
5 24 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.20%) Marketing
8 14 (1.93%) Billing
8 14 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.52%) Front Office
10 11 (1.52%) Games
11 9 (1.24%) Advertising
12 8 (1.10%) Back Office
12 8 (1.10%) Legal
13 7 (0.96%) Local Government
13 7 (0.96%) Military
14 6 (0.83%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 405 (55.79%) Analyst
2 327 (45.04%) Business Analyst
3 94 (12.95%) Consultant
4 61 (8.40%) Architect
5 43 (5.92%) Project Manager
6 36 (4.96%) Data Business Analyst
7 27 (3.72%) Business Systems Analyst
8 26 (3.58%) SAP Consultant
9 25 (3.44%) Banking Analyst
10 24 (3.31%) Financial Analyst
10 24 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (3.17%) Agile Business Analyst
12 22 (3.03%) Data Analyst
12 22 (3.03%) Senior Business Analyst
13 21 (2.89%) Finance Business Analyst
13 21 (2.89%) Oracle Consultant
14 20 (2.75%) Process Analyst
14 20 (2.75%) Project Analyst
15 17 (2.34%) Data Architect
16 16 (2.20%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.62%) FpML
1 19 (2.62%) XML
2 8 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (1.10%) Web Services
3 6 (0.83%) Middleware
4 5 (0.69%) .NET
4 5 (0.69%) Behat
4 5 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (0.69%) HTML
5 4 (0.55%) SAP XI
6 3 (0.41%) CSS
7 2 (0.28%) MDX
8 1 (0.14%) EDI
8 1 (0.14%) JSON
8 1 (0.14%) React
8 1 (0.14%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.14%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 22 (3.03%) User Experience
3 21 (2.89%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.93%) Visualisation
6 11 (1.52%) NHS
7 9 (1.24%) Data Integration
7 9 (1.24%) Derivative
7 9 (1.24%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.24%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.96%) Data Conversion
8 7 (0.96%) Data Extraction
8 7 (0.96%) Equities
8 7 (0.96%) FMCG
9 5 (0.69%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.69%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.52%) HPUX
2 9 (1.24%) Unix
2 9 (1.24%) Windows
3 6 (0.83%) Linux
4 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.14%) CentOS
6 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (23.14%) Business Analysis
2 165 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 127 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (12.95%) Migration
5 87 (11.98%) Project Management
6 84 (11.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 72 (9.92%) ITIL
8 60 (8.26%) User Stories
9 58 (7.99%) Data Modelling
10 51 (7.02%) Change Management
11 48 (6.61%) CRM
11 48 (6.61%) Data Analysis
12 47 (6.47%) Use Case
13 45 (6.20%) Service Management
14 42 (5.79%) Asset Management
14 42 (5.79%) Target Operating Model
15 39 (5.37%) Waterfall
16 38 (5.23%) Scrum
16 38 (5.23%) UML
16 38 (5.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 70 (9.64%) SQL
2 9 (1.24%) C
2 9 (1.24%) T-SQL
3 6 (0.83%) C#
3 6 (0.83%) Ruby
3 6 (0.83%) VBA
4 5 (0.69%) ABAP
4 5 (0.69%) Java
4 5 (0.69%) PHP
5 4 (0.55%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.41%) VB
7 2 (0.28%) R
7 2 (0.28%) RPG
7 2 (0.28%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.14%) Python
8 1 (0.14%) SOQL
8 1 (0.14%) SOSL
8 1 (0.14%) Visual J++
Qualifications
1 43 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 40 (5.51%) ISEB
3 24 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.48%) Degree
5 6 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.69%) CBAP
6 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.55%) CISSP
7 4 (0.55%) MBA
8 3 (0.41%) ACCA
8 3 (0.41%) CIMA
8 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.28%) CISM
9 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) IIBA
9 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.75%) MiFID
2 19 (2.62%) QA
3 16 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.93%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.52%) Solvency II
6 9 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.96%) UCITS
8 6 (0.83%) AIFMD
9 5 (0.69%) SLA
10 4 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.55%) COBIT
11 3 (0.41%) Basel II
11 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.28%) Basel III
12 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.28%) SEPA
13 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
13 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.41%) SCCM
3 2 (0.28%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.14%) Ansible
4 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (9.92%) SAP
2 61 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 51 (7.02%) Oracle
4 26 (3.58%) ServiceNow
5 16 (2.20%) HP
6 12 (1.65%) Google
7 11 (1.52%) Bloomberg
8 10 (1.38%) PeopleSoft
8 10 (1.38%) Reuters
8 10 (1.38%) Tableau
9 9 (1.24%) Temenos
10 8 (1.10%) jBASE
10 8 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.96%) CA
11 7 (0.96%) Cisco
11 7 (0.96%) Informatica
12 6 (0.83%) GoldenSource
12 6 (0.83%) Palo Alto
13 5 (0.69%) DoubleClick
13 5 (0.69%) Rally
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Market leading rates - Dependant upon experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago