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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 308 282 259
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -23
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 389 396 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.92% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 268 251
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £337 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £388 £420
% change year-on-year
+10.96% -7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £60.50 £15.39 £63.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+293.24% -75.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £15.39 £41.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.08 £84.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £15.39 £63.00
% change year-on-year
+296.36% -75.57%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 -26 352 £450 -5.26% 53
London -61 137 £525 +5.00% 26
South East +1 70 £400 +6.66% 9
North West +9 44 £440 +17.33% 5
City of London -4 36 £550 +7.31% 6
Scotland +8 29 £338 -5.59% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 28 £305 -12.85% 2
North East -10 26 £440 +10.00% 1
South West -5 23 £488 -2.50% 5
East of England +11 20 £450 -2.70% 3
Milton Keynes +3 19 £328 -6.42% 2
Lancashire - 19 £430 - 3
East Midlands -10 17 £365 -5.80%
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 17 £453 +6.47% 1
Tyne and Wear -12 17 £453 +6.47% 1
Swindon -4 15 £488 -2.50%
Wiltshire -8 15 £488 -2.50% 3
Manchester -13 14 £700 +86.66% 2
Northamptonshire +7 13 £495 +16.47%
Edinburgh -2 13 £350 -24.32% 1
Berkshire -3 13 £450 +2.85% 1
Hampshire +11 11 £400 +33.33% 2
Blackpool - 11 £440 -
Suffolk +11 8 £450 -4.00% 1
Northampton +1 8 £495 +4.10%
West Midlands 0 8 £400 +10.34% 2
Cheshire - 8 £433 -
Hertfordshire +10 7 £425 +9.67% 1
Yorkshire -41 7 £400 +14.28% 1
Hemel Hempstead +8 6 £450 -

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 274 (35.96%) Finance
2 219 (28.74%) Business Analysis
3 173 (22.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 155 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (19.03%) Banking
6 90 (11.81%) Project Management
7 82 (10.76%) Migration
8 81 (10.63%) Waterfall
8 81 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (10.37%) Data Modelling
10 72 (9.45%) SQL
11 71 (9.32%) Oracle
12 70 (9.19%) Use Case
13 68 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 67 (8.79%) CRM
14 67 (8.79%) Change Management
15 63 (8.27%) Microsoft
15 63 (8.27%) Retail
16 60 (7.87%) MS Visio
17 58 (7.61%) SAP
18 56 (7.35%) ITIL
18 56 (7.35%) Data Analysis
19 55 (7.22%) MS Excel
20 54 (7.09%) Requirements Analysis
21 52 (6.82%) UML
22 51 (6.69%) PRINCE2
23 49 (6.43%) Investment Banking
24 47 (6.17%) Business Transformation
25 46 (6.04%) Management Information System
26 45 (5.91%) Data Management

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 37 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.10%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.79%) SAS
5 6 (0.79%) IIS
6 5 (0.66%) CMS
7 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.39%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.39%) Apache
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.26%) Drupal
9 2 (0.26%) WordPress
9 2 (0.26%) Lync
9 2 (0.26%) Confluence
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 60 (7.87%) MS Visio
2 55 (7.22%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (2.36%) MS Office
4 8 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (3.02%) Oracle TCA
3 17 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.71%) SAP FI
5 9 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (1.18%) SAP CO
6 8 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.66%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.52%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.52%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.52%) SAP PP
9 4 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.39%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.39%) Optimost
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.39%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.05%) SaaS
2 6 (0.79%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.52%) Office 365
5 3 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.39%) PaaS
5 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.39%) Force.com
6 2 (0.26%) Taleo
7 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.84%) Internet
2 10 (1.31%) Firewall
3 7 (0.92%) Network Security
4 4 (0.52%) SNMP
4 4 (0.52%) DNS
5 3 (0.39%) SSL
6 2 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.26%) WAN
6 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.13%) MVNO
7 1 (0.13%) Multicast
7 1 (0.13%) DHCP
7 1 (0.13%) HTTP
7 1 (0.13%) LDAP
7 1 (0.13%) LAN
7 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.13%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.13%) Wireless
7 1 (0.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.10%) Data Mining
4 14 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (1.71%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.05%) MS Access
8 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.66%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.66%) Big Data
9 5 (0.66%) QlikView
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.52%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.39%) WebFOCUS
11 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.39%) MySQL
12 2 (0.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (3.94%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (1.44%) JIRA
3 4 (0.52%) Subversion
4 3 (0.39%) MorphX
4 3 (0.39%) ERwin
4 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.26%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) Hudson
6 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 274 (35.96%) Finance
2 145 (19.03%) Banking
3 63 (8.27%) Retail
4 49 (6.43%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.54%) Legal
6 23 (3.02%) Front Office
7 19 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.10%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.97%) Law
11 14 (1.84%) Marketing
12 10 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (1.18%) Back Office
14 7 (0.92%) Automotive
14 7 (0.92%) Billing
15 6 (0.79%) Publishing
16 5 (0.66%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.66%) Swedish Language
16 5 (0.66%) Turkish Language
16 5 (0.66%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 451 (59.19%) Analyst
2 388 (50.92%) Business Analyst
3 99 (12.99%) Consultant
4 75 (9.84%) Architect
5 55 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
6 52 (6.82%) Senior Business Analyst
7 35 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 33 (4.33%) Systems Analyst
9 23 (3.02%) Data Analyst
9 23 (3.02%) Oracle Consultant
10 22 (2.89%) SAP Consultant
11 19 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (2.49%) Financial Business Analyst
11 19 (2.49%) IT Business Analyst
12 16 (2.10%) Developer
12 16 (2.10%) Business Systems Analyst
13 15 (1.97%) Process Analyst
13 15 (1.97%) Banking Business Analyst
14 14 (1.84%) Agile Business Analyst
14 14 (1.84%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.23%) Middleware
2 15 (1.97%) .NET
2 15 (1.97%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (1.57%) XML
4 9 (1.18%) J2EE
5 8 (1.05%) FpML
5 8 (1.05%) Web Services
6 6 (0.79%) Hibernate
6 6 (0.79%) Spring
6 6 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.52%) Ajax
7 4 (0.52%) SAML
7 4 (0.52%) CSS
7 4 (0.52%) HTML
7 4 (0.52%) Mason
8 3 (0.39%) JSON
8 3 (0.39%) HTML5
8 3 (0.39%) REST
8 3 (0.39%) Visualforce
8 3 (0.39%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.67%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.49%) Derivative
5 14 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.44%) Equities
6 11 (1.44%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.31%) User Experience
8 9 (1.18%) GIS
8 9 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.79%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.79%) RMADS
9 6 (0.79%) Social Media
9 6 (0.79%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.66%) Data Conversion
10 5 (0.66%) FMCG
10 5 (0.66%) NHS
10 5 (0.66%) Clustering
10 5 (0.66%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.57%) Windows
2 11 (1.44%) UNIX
3 8 (1.05%) Linux
4 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.39%) Android
5 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.26%) VMS
7 1 (0.13%) AIX
7 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (28.74%) Business Analysis
2 173 (22.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 155 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (11.81%) Project Management
5 82 (10.76%) Migration
6 81 (10.63%) Waterfall
7 79 (10.37%) Data Modelling
8 70 (9.19%) Use Case
9 68 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 67 (8.79%) CRM
10 67 (8.79%) Change Management
11 56 (7.35%) ITIL
11 56 (7.35%) Data Analysis
12 54 (7.09%) Requirements Analysis
13 52 (6.82%) UML
14 51 (6.69%) PRINCE2
15 47 (6.17%) Business Transformation
16 45 (5.91%) Data Management
16 45 (5.91%) TOGAF
17 43 (5.64%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 72 (9.45%) SQL
2 18 (2.36%) Java
3 13 (1.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.31%) C
5 9 (1.18%) C#
5 9 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 7 (0.92%) ABAP
7 5 (0.66%) VBA
7 5 (0.66%) PHP
8 4 (0.52%) C++
8 4 (0.52%) X++
9 3 (0.39%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.26%) Ruby
10 2 (0.26%) Scala
10 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.26%) Perl
11 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.13%) AWK
11 1 (0.13%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 32 (4.20%) Degree
2 31 (4.07%) ISEB
3 29 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.36%) CISSP
5 16 (2.10%) APMP
5 16 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.05%) PMP
7 8 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.79%) CISA
9 5 (0.66%) CISM
9 5 (0.66%) CIMA
9 5 (0.66%) ACCA
9 5 (0.66%) MOS
10 4 (0.52%) GIAC
11 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.41%) Data Quality
2 18 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.23%) SLA
3 17 (2.23%) QA
4 13 (1.71%) Basel III
4 13 (1.71%) Solvency II
5 12 (1.57%) Basel II
6 8 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.05%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.79%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.79%) FATCA
8 5 (0.66%) EMIR
8 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.66%) COREP
8 5 (0.66%) FINREP
9 3 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.39%) COBIT
9 3 (0.39%) MiFID
10 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.13%) Firmware
2 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.39%) Foglight
2 2 (0.26%) SCCM
2 2 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.13%) Netcool
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 71 (9.32%) Oracle
2 63 (8.27%) Microsoft
3 58 (7.61%) SAP
4 11 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.18%) IBM
6 6 (0.79%) Google
6 6 (0.79%) Siebel
7 5 (0.66%) Cisco
7 5 (0.66%) Adobe
7 5 (0.66%) Cognos
7 5 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (0.66%) Citrix
7 5 (0.66%) Informatica
7 5 (0.66%) VMware
8 4 (0.52%) Vermilion
8 4 (0.52%) Symantec
9 3 (0.39%) Remedy
9 3 (0.39%) Charles River
9 3 (0.39%) Fidessa
9 3 (0.39%) Maxymiser
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Burgess Hill
Energon Global
Rate: £380 - £410 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 16 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago