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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 272 260 245
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 398 393 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.75% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.02% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 248 247
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.39 £63.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.57% +224.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £63.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-75.57% +224.40%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -7 367 £475 +11.76% 57
London +19 200 £500 +11.11% 27
City of London +10 51 £525 +15.06% 13
South East -11 49 £380 +1.33% 9
South West -21 30 £500 +21.21% 4
East Midlands -17 22 £388 -15.30% 1
Yorkshire +12 20 £350 -21.34% 3
Scotland -13 16 £358 -28.50% 2
Berkshire +10 14 £450 +28.57%
East of England -22 14 £463 +15.62% 2
West Midlands -21 13 £369 -10.33% 5
Surrey 0 11 £400 +10.34% 5
South Yorkshire +11 10 £233 -34.55% 1
West Yorkshire +6 10 £365 -17.97% 2
Docklands, London +18 9 £500 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £363 -0.68% 1
Leeds +2 9 £359 -19.38% 1
North West -13 9 £375 -16.66% 4
Milton Keynes - 9 £363 -
Sheffield +15 8 £140 -60.59% 1
Glasgow -8 8 £350 -36.36% 1
Reading +13 7 £550 +69.23%
Manchester -5 7 £375 +33.92% 4
Hampshire -15 6 £300 -36.84%
Leicestershire - 6 £388 -
Middlesex - 5 £370 - 1
Cardiff -9 4 £370 -6.03% 1
Birmingham -10 4 £388 -7.46%
South Wales -11 4 £370 -6.03% 1
Hertfordshire -12 4 £388 - 1

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 230 (29.30%) Finance
2 170 (21.66%) Business Analysis
3 133 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (11.97%) SAP
5 93 (11.85%) Banking
6 86 (10.96%) Change Management
7 85 (10.83%) Project Management
8 84 (10.70%) Migration
9 77 (9.81%) CRM
10 75 (9.55%) Oracle
11 72 (9.17%) Validation
12 67 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
13 66 (8.41%) Microsoft
14 64 (8.15%) Retail
15 63 (8.03%) Requirements Analysis
16 59 (7.52%) Use Case
17 57 (7.26%) Degree
18 55 (7.01%) Management Information System
18 55 (7.01%) UML
19 52 (6.62%) MS Excel
20 51 (6.50%) Data Modelling
21 50 (6.37%) SQL
22 45 (5.73%) PeopleSoft
22 45 (5.73%) MS Visio
23 44 (5.61%) Security Cleared
24 43 (5.48%) Siebel
25 39 (4.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
26 38 (4.84%) BPR
26 38 (4.84%) ERP
26 38 (4.84%) Information Security

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.53%) CMS
3 10 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (0.64%) Confluence
6 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.38%) Drupal
7 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.13%) Apache
8 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.73%) MS Visio
3 36 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.18%) MS Office
5 23 (2.93%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
3 12 (1.53%) SAP PS
3 12 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (1.15%) Oracle ASCP
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle Manufacturing
6 8 (1.02%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.76%) SAP SRM
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle CRM
9 5 (0.64%) SAP APO
9 5 (0.64%) SAP WM
9 5 (0.64%) SAP QM
9 5 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.51%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.53%) PaaS
2 5 (0.64%) SaaS
3 3 (0.38%) IaaS
3 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.25%) Force.com
4 2 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.40%) WAN
2 10 (1.27%) Network Security
2 10 (1.27%) LAN
3 9 (1.15%) Firewall
4 5 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.64%) DMZ
4 5 (0.64%) Internet
4 5 (0.64%) Wireless
4 5 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (0.51%) DNS
5 4 (0.51%) DHCP
6 2 (0.25%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.25%) ATM
6 2 (0.25%) HTTP
7 1 (0.13%) LDAP
7 1 (0.13%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) VoIP
7 1 (0.13%) Broadband
7 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
2 17 (2.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 16 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.78%) SQL Server
5 9 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.15%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.02%) MS Access
7 5 (0.64%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.38%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.38%) Big Data
10 2 (0.25%) KDB
10 2 (0.25%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.25%) QlikView
10 2 (0.25%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.25%) DB2
11 1 (0.13%) OLAP
11 1 (0.13%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (1.78%) JIRA
2 8 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.64%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.51%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.38%) FishEye
5 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.25%) Maven
6 2 (0.25%) Toad
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Developer 2000
7 1 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 230 (29.30%) Finance
2 93 (11.85%) Banking
3 64 (8.15%) Retail
4 28 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.31%) Billing
6 20 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.42%) Publishing
8 16 (2.04%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.66%) Marketing
9 13 (1.66%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.53%) General Ledger
10 12 (1.53%) Back Office
11 11 (1.40%) Legal
12 9 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.15%) Front Office
13 7 (0.89%) Automotive
13 7 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.89%) German Language
14 4 (0.51%) Games
15 3 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 480 (61.15%) Analyst
2 355 (45.22%) Business Analyst
3 118 (15.03%) Consultant
4 68 (8.66%) Architect
5 57 (7.26%) Senior Analyst
5 57 (7.26%) Senior Business Analyst
6 46 (5.86%) Project Manager
7 40 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
8 32 (4.08%) SAP Consultant
9 30 (3.82%) Functional Consultant
10 29 (3.69%) Functional Analyst
11 25 (3.18%) Siebel Analyst
12 23 (2.93%) Data Analyst
13 20 (2.55%) Agile Business Analyst
14 19 (2.42%) Oracle Consultant
15 18 (2.29%) Security Analyst
15 18 (2.29%) MI Analyst
15 18 (2.29%) Systems Analyst
16 16 (2.04%) Siebel Business Analyst
16 16 (2.04%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.78%) XML
2 11 (1.40%) HTML
2 11 (1.40%) .NET
3 5 (0.64%) CSS
3 5 (0.64%) Middleware
3 5 (0.64%) Mason
4 4 (0.51%) JSON
5 3 (0.38%) J2EE
6 2 (0.25%) jQuery
6 2 (0.25%) HATEOAS
6 2 (0.25%) MCollective
6 2 (0.25%) REST
6 2 (0.25%) HTML5
6 2 (0.25%) Velocity
6 2 (0.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.25%) Ajax
6 2 (0.25%) EDI
6 2 (0.25%) Flash
7 1 (0.13%) XHTML
7 1 (0.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.01%) Management Information System
2 22 (2.80%) FMCG
3 11 (1.40%) Derivative
3 11 (1.40%) Data Conversion
4 9 (1.15%) NHS
5 8 (1.02%) SWIFT
5 8 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 7 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.76%) Economics
8 5 (0.64%) IVR
8 5 (0.64%) SecurID
8 5 (0.64%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.51%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.51%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.51%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.51%) AS400
9 4 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.18%) Windows
2 11 (1.40%) UNIX
3 8 (1.02%) Linux
4 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.64%) Solaris
5 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.64%) Android
6 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.25%) CentOS
7 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.25%) zOS
7 2 (0.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (21.66%) Business Analysis
2 133 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (10.96%) Change Management
4 85 (10.83%) Project Management
5 84 (10.70%) Migration
6 77 (9.81%) CRM
7 72 (9.17%) Validation
8 67 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 63 (8.03%) Requirements Analysis
10 59 (7.52%) Use Case
11 55 (7.01%) UML
12 51 (6.50%) Data Modelling
13 39 (4.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 38 (4.84%) BPR
14 38 (4.84%) ERP
14 38 (4.84%) Information Security
15 35 (4.46%) Business Transformation
15 35 (4.46%) Data Migration
16 33 (4.20%) E-Commerce
16 33 (4.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.37%) SQL
2 12 (1.53%) Java
3 10 (1.27%) PL/SQL
4 9 (1.15%) C
5 5 (0.64%) VBA
5 5 (0.64%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.38%) ABAP
6 3 (0.38%) VB
6 3 (0.38%) Ruby
6 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.25%) C#
7 2 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.13%) VBScript
8 1 (0.13%) Perl
8 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.13%) R
8 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (7.26%) Degree
2 44 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 34 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.20%) ISEB
5 18 (2.29%) CISSP
6 9 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.15%) CIMA
7 8 (1.02%) CISM
8 7 (0.89%) ACCA
9 6 (0.76%) CISA
9 6 (0.76%) MBA
9 6 (0.76%) PMP
10 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.51%) IIBA
11 4 (0.51%) CCNA
11 4 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.31%) Solvency II
2 20 (2.55%) Basel III
3 18 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (2.17%) Basel II
5 15 (1.91%) QA
6 13 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (1.53%) SLA
8 9 (1.15%) FATCA
8 9 (1.15%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.89%) COREP
9 7 (0.89%) FINREP
10 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.51%) EMIR
12 3 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.25%) MiFID
13 2 (0.25%) BS7799
13 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.13%) GAAP
14 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) XenApp
4 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.64%) HP UCMDB
2 4 (0.51%) Puppet
3 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (0.25%) OpenView
5 1 (0.13%) Nessus
5 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 94 (11.97%) SAP
2 75 (9.55%) Oracle
3 66 (8.41%) Microsoft
4 45 (5.73%) PeopleSoft
5 43 (5.48%) Siebel
6 18 (2.29%) Cognos
7 17 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.91%) Primavera
9 14 (1.78%) IBM
10 11 (1.40%) HP
10 11 (1.40%) JDA
11 8 (1.02%) Citrix
12 7 (0.89%) Pegasus
13 6 (0.76%) VMware
13 6 (0.76%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.76%) Business Objects
14 5 (0.64%) Adobe
14 5 (0.64%) Sun
14 5 (0.64%) Open Text
14 5 (0.64%) Actimize
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dorset
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Viridor
Rate: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Mason Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.31 - £17.46 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
South East England
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 25 days ago