The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 253 268 233
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 420 357 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.70% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.96% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 226 236
Average daily rate
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£450 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
-8.76% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £63.00 £29.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +112.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.11 £41.40 £19.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £84.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £63.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year
-38.09% +112.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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 +11 363 £450 +4.34% 77
London +7 179 £500 +11.11% 40
South East +11 53 £385 +2.66% 4
City of London 0 48 £500 +11.11% 12
South West -7 35 £500 +20.12% 3
Yorkshire +32 29 £323 -27.93% 2
Wales +3 23 £525 +31.25% 1
West Yorkshire +25 22 £323 -27.52%
Leeds +23 22 £323 -27.52%
South Wales +1 21 £463 +15.62% 1
West Midlands -14 19 £284 -33.23% 5
Berkshire +9 18 £425 +21.42%
East of England -15 16 £450 +12.50% 8
Scotland -21 16 £365 +4.28% 4
Cardiff -4 11 £350 -12.50% 1
East Midlands -28 11 £388 -15.30% 7
Surrey 0 10 £372 +2.62% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £380 +14.71% 1
North West -4 10 £363 -19.44% 3
Milton Keynes - 10 £380 - 1
North East -13 9 £375 +35.13% 1
Docklands, London - 9 £500 -
Newport - 9 £575 -
Hertfordshire +6 8 £450 - 2
Glasgow 0 8 £365 +4.28% 4
Reading +15 7 £550 +57.14%
Manchester -2 7 £363 -0.68% 2
South Yorkshire +6 6 £140 -72.02% 1
Hampshire -13 6 £493 -1.50%
Edinburgh -18 6 £475 +46.15%

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 237 (30.38%) Finance
2 180 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 121 (15.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 98 (12.56%) Project Management
5 97 (12.44%) SAP
6 94 (12.05%) Migration
7 93 (11.92%) Banking
8 90 (11.54%) CRM
9 88 (11.28%) Change Management
10 84 (10.77%) Oracle
11 71 (9.10%) Validation
12 66 (8.46%) Microsoft
13 64 (8.21%) UML
14 61 (7.82%) Degree
15 60 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
16 59 (7.56%) Requirements Analysis
17 57 (7.31%) Retail
18 56 (7.18%) Use Case
19 55 (7.05%) Siebel
19 55 (7.05%) Data Modelling
20 51 (6.54%) Management Information System
21 49 (6.28%) ERP
21 49 (6.28%) MS Excel
22 47 (6.03%) MS Visio
23 46 (5.90%) PeopleSoft
24 42 (5.38%) SQL
24 42 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 41 (5.26%) Data Migration
26 40 (5.13%) Security Cleared
26 40 (5.13%) BPR

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.54%) CMS
3 6 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.38%) Drupal
4 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.26%) Documentum
5 2 (0.26%) Confluence
5 2 (0.26%) FileNet
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.13%) Lync
6 1 (0.13%) SAS
6 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) TPMS
6 1 (0.13%) WordPress
6 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 47 (6.03%) MS Visio
3 28 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.82%) MS Office
5 21 (2.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (1.41%) SAP SD
5 10 (1.28%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (1.15%) Oracle ASCP
7 8 (1.03%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 8 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (1.03%) SAP QM
7 8 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.90%) Oracle CRM
9 6 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.77%) SAP SRM
10 5 (0.64%) SAP WM
10 5 (0.64%) SAP APO
10 5 (0.64%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.51%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.67%) PaaS
2 6 (0.77%) SaaS
3 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.38%) IaaS
5 2 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.26%) Force.com
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.28%) WAN
2 9 (1.15%) LAN
3 6 (0.77%) Wireless
4 5 (0.64%) Internet
5 4 (0.51%) DHCP
5 4 (0.51%) HTTP
5 4 (0.51%) DNS
5 4 (0.51%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.38%) Firewall
6 3 (0.38%) Multicast
6 3 (0.38%) LDAP
7 2 (0.26%) ATM
7 2 (0.26%) SSL
7 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.26%) Network Security
7 2 (0.26%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.13%) FWSM
8 1 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
2 20 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.15%) SQL Server
6 7 (0.90%) MS Access
6 7 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.51%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.51%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.26%) QlikView
9 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.13%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (1.03%) JIRA
2 5 (0.64%) Rational Rose
2 5 (0.64%) JDeveloper
3 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.38%) Maven
3 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.26%) FishEye
4 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.13%) Mockito
5 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Developer 2000
5 1 (0.13%) Subversion
5 1 (0.13%) Ant
5 1 (0.13%) JUnit
5 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 237 (30.38%) Finance
2 93 (11.92%) Banking
3 57 (7.31%) Retail
4 30 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.21%) Billing
6 20 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.44%) Retail Banking
8 17 (2.18%) Publishing
9 16 (2.05%) Marketing
10 15 (1.92%) Legal
10 15 (1.92%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.67%) German Language
12 12 (1.54%) Back Office
13 11 (1.41%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.77%) Front Office
15 6 (0.77%) Automotive
15 6 (0.77%) Games
16 3 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 460 (58.97%) Analyst
2 365 (46.79%) Business Analyst
3 136 (17.44%) Consultant
4 65 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 65 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 62 (7.95%) Architect
6 49 (6.28%) Project Manager
7 43 (5.51%) SAP Consultant
8 39 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (4.49%) Functional Consultant
9 35 (4.49%) Siebel Analyst
10 31 (3.97%) Siebel Business Analyst
10 31 (3.97%) Functional Analyst
11 22 (2.82%) Data Analyst
12 21 (2.69%) Oracle Consultant
13 19 (2.44%) Agile Business Analyst
14 17 (2.18%) MI Analyst
15 16 (2.05%) Banking Business Analyst
15 16 (2.05%) Systems Analyst
16 15 (1.92%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.05%) XML
2 12 (1.54%) Middleware
3 10 (1.28%) HTML
4 9 (1.15%) .NET
5 6 (0.77%) CSS
6 5 (0.64%) JSON
6 5 (0.64%) Mason
7 4 (0.51%) J2EE
8 3 (0.38%) EDI
8 3 (0.38%) jQuery
8 3 (0.38%) REST
8 3 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.38%) HATEOAS
9 2 (0.26%) Android SDK
9 2 (0.26%) MCollective
9 2 (0.26%) OAuth
9 2 (0.26%) OpenID
9 2 (0.26%) HTML5
9 2 (0.26%) Flash
9 2 (0.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.54%) Management Information System
2 28 (3.59%) FMCG
3 11 (1.41%) SWIFT
4 10 (1.28%) Data Conversion
4 10 (1.28%) PMI
4 10 (1.28%) Derivative
5 9 (1.15%) NHS
6 7 (0.90%) IVR
7 6 (0.77%) Equities
7 6 (0.77%) Economics
7 6 (0.77%) APACS
7 6 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.64%) Open Source
8 5 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (0.64%) Machine to Machine
9 4 (0.51%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.51%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.51%) AS400
9 4 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (2.82%) Windows
2 12 (1.54%) Linux
3 10 (1.28%) UNIX
4 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
4 4 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.38%) Android
5 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.38%) Solaris
6 2 (0.26%) VMS
6 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.26%) CentOS
6 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 121 (15.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (12.56%) Project Management
4 94 (12.05%) Migration
5 90 (11.54%) CRM
6 88 (11.28%) Change Management
7 71 (9.10%) Validation
8 64 (8.21%) UML
9 60 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 59 (7.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 56 (7.18%) Use Case
12 55 (7.05%) Data Modelling
13 49 (6.28%) ERP
14 42 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 41 (5.26%) Data Migration
16 40 (5.13%) BPR
17 35 (4.49%) ITIL
17 35 (4.49%) Business Transformation
18 32 (4.10%) PRINCE2
18 32 (4.10%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.38%) SQL
2 15 (1.92%) C
3 14 (1.79%) Java
4 11 (1.41%) PL/SQL
5 6 (0.77%) Perl
6 5 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.51%) ABAP
7 4 (0.51%) VBA
7 4 (0.51%) VB
8 3 (0.38%) Tcl
8 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.38%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.38%) Python
9 2 (0.26%) PHP
9 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.26%) Ruby
10 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (0.13%) R
10 1 (0.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 61 (7.82%) Degree
2 40 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.10%) ISEB
4 30 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.54%) PMP
7 10 (1.28%) CISSP
8 8 (1.03%) CIMA
9 7 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.77%) ACCA
10 6 (0.77%) CISA
11 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.51%) CISM
13 3 (0.38%) MBA
13 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.38%) ISSAP
13 3 (0.38%) MCTS
14 2 (0.26%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.21%) Solvency II
2 20 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (2.31%) SLA
4 17 (2.18%) Basel II
4 17 (2.18%) Basel III
5 13 (1.67%) QA
6 10 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (1.15%) FATCA
8 8 (1.03%) COREP
8 8 (1.03%) FINREP
9 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.26%) EMIR
12 2 (0.26%) COBIT
12 2 (0.26%) BS7799
13 1 (0.13%) GAAP
13 1 (0.13%) MiFID
13 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (0.64%) Puppet
1 5 (0.64%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.26%) OpenView
3 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 97 (12.44%) SAP
2 84 (10.77%) Oracle
3 66 (8.46%) Microsoft
4 55 (7.05%) Siebel
5 46 (5.90%) PeopleSoft
6 17 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.54%) IBM
8 11 (1.41%) JDA
9 8 (1.03%) Cognos
10 7 (0.90%) Business Objects
10 7 (0.90%) Citrix
10 7 (0.90%) Pegasus
11 6 (0.77%) HP
11 6 (0.77%) Cisco
12 5 (0.64%) Adobe
12 5 (0.64%) Sun
12 5 (0.64%) Genesys
12 5 (0.64%) Open Text
12 5 (0.64%) VMware
13 4 (0.51%) Primavera
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton
Arnold Ash
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £500 per day 12 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £375 - £500+ per day 12 Month
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago