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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 257 266 229
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -37
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 412 362 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.71% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.97% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 232 233
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +6.25%
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
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 0 359 £450 +2.85% 69
London +9 180 £500 +11.11% 35
South East +6 48 £390 -0.63% 4
City of London +5 47 £500 +11.11% 13
South West -5 35 £500 +20.12% 3
Yorkshire +28 29 £325 -27.37% 2
Wales +5 22 £538 +34.37% 1
West Yorkshire +19 20 £325 -26.96% 1
South Wales 0 20 £525 +31.25% 1
Leeds +11 19 £324 -27.24% 1
West Midlands -23 19 £284 -24.33% 5
East of England -9 18 £463 +15.62% 4
Scotland -18 16 £365 -16.57% 3
Berkshire +9 15 £425 +0.59%
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £380 +12.59%
Cardiff -3 10 £350 -12.50% 1
Surrey -3 10 £372 -9.26% 1
North West -6 10 £363 -19.44% 4
East Midlands -26 10 £388 -15.30% 5
Milton Keynes - 10 £380 -
North East -13 9 £375 +25.00% 1
Docklands, London - 9 £500 -
Newport - 9 £575 -
South Yorkshire +8 8 £325 -35.06% 1
Hertfordshire +5 8 £450 - 1
Glasgow 0 8 £365 -33.63% 3
Manchester -4 7 £363 -0.68% 3
Reading - 7 £550 -
Sheffield +6 6 £245 -51.04% 1
Hampshire -8 6 £493 +15.88%

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 235 (30.13%) Finance
2 184 (23.59%) Business Analysis
3 119 (15.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 100 (12.82%) Project Management
5 97 (12.44%) SAP
6 96 (12.31%) Migration
7 92 (11.79%) Banking
8 90 (11.54%) Change Management
8 90 (11.54%) CRM
9 83 (10.64%) Oracle
10 73 (9.36%) Validation
11 66 (8.46%) Microsoft
12 64 (8.21%) Degree
13 62 (7.95%) UML
14 60 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 59 (7.56%) Requirements Analysis
16 57 (7.31%) Retail
17 55 (7.05%) Siebel
17 55 (7.05%) Use Case
18 54 (6.92%) Data Modelling
18 54 (6.92%) Management Information System
19 51 (6.54%) MS Excel
20 49 (6.28%) MS Visio
21 48 (6.15%) ERP
22 47 (6.03%) PeopleSoft
23 43 (5.51%) Security Cleared
24 42 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 41 (5.26%) SQL
25 41 (5.26%) Data Migration
26 40 (5.13%) BPR

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 16 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.54%) CMS
3 6 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.38%) Drupal
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.38%) Confluence
5 2 (0.26%) Documentum
5 2 (0.26%) SAS
5 2 (0.26%) FileNet
6 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.13%) WordPress
6 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.13%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.13%) Apache
6 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 51 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 49 (6.28%) MS Visio
3 31 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.82%) MS Project
4 22 (2.82%) MS Office
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 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%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (1.03%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 8 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.90%) SAP QM
8 7 (0.90%) Oracle CRM
9 6 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.77%) SAP SRM
9 6 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.64%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.64%) SAP WM
10 5 (0.64%) SAP APO
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 11 (1.41%) WAN
2 10 (1.28%) LAN
3 6 (0.77%) Wireless
4 5 (0.64%) Internet
5 4 (0.51%) DNS
5 4 (0.51%) DHCP
5 4 (0.51%) HTTP
5 4 (0.51%) Firewall
6 3 (0.38%) Multicast
6 3 (0.38%) Network Security
6 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.38%) LDAP
7 2 (0.26%) ATM
7 2 (0.26%) SSL
7 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.26%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.13%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
2 19 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.15%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.03%) MS Access
7 7 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.51%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.38%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.26%) QlikView
11 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.13%) Big Data
12 1 (0.13%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.13%) Triplestore
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.15%) JIRA
2 8 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.64%) Rational Rose
3 5 (0.64%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.38%) Maven
4 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.26%) FishEye
5 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.13%) Mockito
6 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Developer 2000
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Ant
6 1 (0.13%) JUnit
6 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 235 (30.13%) Finance
2 92 (11.79%) Banking
3 57 (7.31%) Retail
4 28 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.33%) Billing
6 20 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.31%) Retail Banking
8 17 (2.18%) Publishing
9 16 (2.05%) Marketing
10 15 (1.92%) Legal
11 14 (1.79%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.54%) General Ledger
12 12 (1.54%) Back Office
12 12 (1.54%) German Language
13 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.77%) Front Office
14 6 (0.77%) Automotive
14 6 (0.77%) Games
15 3 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 466 (59.74%) Analyst
2 369 (47.31%) Business Analyst
3 134 (17.18%) Consultant
4 65 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 65 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 61 (7.82%) Architect
6 48 (6.15%) Project Manager
7 42 (5.38%) SAP Consultant
8 38 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (4.49%) Functional Consultant
10 34 (4.36%) Siebel Analyst
11 32 (4.10%) Functional Analyst
12 30 (3.85%) Siebel Business Analyst
13 22 (2.82%) Data Analyst
14 21 (2.69%) Oracle Consultant
15 19 (2.44%) Agile Business Analyst
16 17 (2.18%) MI Analyst
17 16 (2.05%) Banking Business Analyst
17 16 (2.05%) Systems Analyst
18 15 (1.92%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.05%) XML
2 11 (1.41%) Middleware
3 10 (1.28%) HTML
4 8 (1.03%) .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%) HATEOAS
9 2 (0.26%) Android SDK
9 2 (0.26%) Flash
9 2 (0.26%) MCollective
9 2 (0.26%) OAuth
9 2 (0.26%) OpenID
9 2 (0.26%) HTML5
9 2 (0.26%) Ajax
9 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.92%) 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 8 (1.03%) 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%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (0.64%) Machine to Machine
9 4 (0.51%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.51%) AS400
9 4 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (2.95%) Windows
2 12 (1.54%) Linux
3 11 (1.41%) UNIX
4 4 (0.51%) Solaris
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
6 2 (0.26%) CentOS
6 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.26%) VMS
6 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (23.59%) Business Analysis
2 119 (15.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 100 (12.82%) Project Management
4 96 (12.31%) Migration
5 90 (11.54%) Change Management
5 90 (11.54%) CRM
6 73 (9.36%) Validation
7 62 (7.95%) UML
8 60 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (7.56%) Requirements Analysis
10 55 (7.05%) Use Case
11 54 (6.92%) Data Modelling
12 48 (6.15%) ERP
13 42 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 41 (5.26%) Data Migration
15 40 (5.13%) BPR
16 35 (4.49%) ITIL
16 35 (4.49%) Business Transformation
17 32 (4.10%) PRINCE2
17 32 (4.10%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.26%) SQL
2 15 (1.92%) C
3 12 (1.54%) 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 64 (8.21%) Degree
2 43 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 36 (4.62%) ISEB
4 33 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.05%) PMI Certification
6 13 (1.67%) PMP
7 11 (1.41%) 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%) CISM
11 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.38%) IIBA
12 3 (0.38%) ISSAP
12 3 (0.38%) MCTS
12 3 (0.38%) MBA
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.21%) Solvency II
2 19 (2.44%) 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%) COBIT
12 2 (0.26%) BS7799
12 2 (0.26%) EMIR
13 1 (0.13%) P3O
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.13%) GAAP
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 83 (10.64%) Oracle
3 66 (8.46%) Microsoft
4 55 (7.05%) Siebel
5 47 (6.03%) 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%) HP
10 7 (0.90%) Citrix
10 7 (0.90%) Pegasus
11 6 (0.77%) Cisco
12 5 (0.64%) Genesys
12 5 (0.64%) Adobe
12 5 (0.64%) Sun
12 5 (0.64%) Open Text
12 5 (0.64%) VMware
13 4 (0.51%) Primavera
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £601 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Grimsby, South Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £680 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surbiton
Arnold Ash
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago