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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 267 292 263
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -29
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 369 301 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.62% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.83% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 197 199
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £34.88 £82.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.02% -57.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £82.50
% change year-on-year
-42.50% -75.75%

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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
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 January 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 +14 336 £475 +10.46% 85
London +46 187 £525 +5.00% 59
South East -18 49 £413 +22.22% 7
City of London +16 46 £488 -2.50% 23
South West -15 31 £500 +11.11% 2
East of England +14 23 £468 +19.87% 2
Scotland +10 23 £348 -16.26% 2
Wiltshire -2 20 £500 +11.04%
Surrey -9 16 £488 +50.00% 1
East Midlands +24 15 £400 -5.60% 2
Berkshire +2 13 £400 -1.84% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 11 £400 -8.57% 1
Nottingham +3 10 £400 -8.57% 1
West Midlands -7 9 £326 -18.43% 6
Yorkshire -9 9 £313 -21.87% 2
Edinburgh 0 8 £350 -24.11% 1
North West -1 8 £313 -35.23% 4
Hertfordshire +4 6 £525 +75.00%
Cambridgeshire -8 6 £425 +8.97%
Cambridge 0 5 £425 +8.97%
West Yorkshire -3 5 £313 -24.69%
Milton Keynes -6 5 £365 -10.97%
Bristol -10 5 £350 -7.89% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 5 £365 -10.97%
South Wales -14 5 £500 +33.33%
Wales -19 5 £500 +33.33%
Reading +11 4 £400 -11.11%
Glasgow +1 4 £348 - 1
Manchester -1 4 £300 -39.24% 1
Newbury -2 3 £435 +12.98%

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 244 (32.58%) Finance
2 190 (25.37%) Business Analysis
3 165 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 123 (16.42%) Banking
5 120 (16.02%) SAP
6 108 (14.42%) Project Management
7 92 (12.28%) Change Management
8 77 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (9.88%) Data Modelling
10 68 (9.08%) Migration
11 65 (8.68%) Requirements Analysis
12 59 (7.88%) Degree
12 59 (7.88%) Retail
13 57 (7.61%) MS Visio
14 55 (7.34%) SQL
15 51 (6.81%) Data Analysis
15 51 (6.81%) User Acceptance Testing
15 51 (6.81%) ISEB
15 51 (6.81%) BPR
15 51 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (6.41%) Validation
16 48 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (6.28%) CRM
17 47 (6.28%) Use Case
18 45 (6.01%) Investment Banking
19 44 (5.87%) Microsoft
20 43 (5.74%) MS Excel
20 43 (5.74%) Management Information System
20 43 (5.74%) Business Transformation
21 42 (5.61%) PRINCE2

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 27 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (0.67%) Lync
5 4 (0.53%) Confluence
5 4 (0.53%) CMS
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.13%) IIS
6 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) SAS
6 1 (0.13%) Apache
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 57 (7.61%) MS Visio
2 43 (5.74%) MS Excel
3 24 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.94%) MS Office
5 19 (2.54%) MS Project
6 8 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (2.27%) SAP PS
2 13 (1.74%) SAP EWM
3 12 (1.60%) SAP MM
4 11 (1.47%) SAP PP
5 10 (1.34%) SAP SCM
6 8 (1.07%) VisionPLUS
7 7 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.93%) SAP SRM
8 5 (0.67%) SAP PP-PI
8 5 (0.67%) SAP GRC
9 4 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.53%) SAP MII
9 4 (0.53%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.53%) SAP WM
9 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.40%) SAP QM
10 3 (0.40%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.40%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.40%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.93%) SaaS
2 5 (0.67%) IaaS
3 4 (0.53%) PaaS
4 2 (0.27%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.27%) Network Security
2 8 (1.07%) ATM
2 8 (1.07%) Firewall
3 7 (0.93%) LDAP
4 6 (0.80%) LAN
5 5 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.67%) WAN
6 4 (0.53%) DMZ
6 4 (0.53%) Intranet
6 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.40%) VPN
7 3 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.27%) SMS
8 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.27%) IMAP
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.13%) IPsec
9 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.13%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.74%) SAP BW
4 11 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (1.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (0.93%) SAP BI
6 7 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.93%) SAP HANA
7 6 (0.80%) MS Access
8 5 (0.67%) QlikView
8 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.67%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.67%) Big Data
9 3 (0.40%) DB2
10 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.27%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.27%) Essbase
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.27%) KDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.47%) JIRA
2 4 (0.53%) RequisitePro
3 2 (0.27%) ERwin
3 2 (0.27%) Toad
4 1 (0.13%) ProC
4 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.13%) FishEye
4 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
General
1 244 (32.58%) Finance
2 123 (16.42%) Banking
3 59 (7.88%) Retail
4 45 (6.01%) Investment Banking
5 35 (4.67%) Front Office
6 22 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.40%) Legal
8 16 (2.14%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.74%) Back Office
10 12 (1.60%) Advertising
10 12 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.47%) Law
12 10 (1.34%) Billing
13 8 (1.07%) Marketing
14 7 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.67%) Military
15 5 (0.67%) Publishing
16 3 (0.40%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 485 (64.75%) Analyst
2 385 (51.40%) Business Analyst
3 115 (15.35%) Consultant
4 52 (6.94%) SAP Consultant
5 51 (6.81%) Architect
6 47 (6.28%) Project Manager
7 42 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
8 41 (5.47%) Senior Business Analyst
9 34 (4.54%) Data Analyst
10 22 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (2.80%) SAP Analyst
12 19 (2.54%) Siebel Analyst
12 19 (2.54%) IT Business Analyst
13 18 (2.40%) Functional Analyst
14 17 (2.27%) Functional Consultant
14 17 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
15 14 (1.87%) Security Consultant
15 14 (1.87%) Security Analyst
15 14 (1.87%) Lead Business Analyst
16 12 (1.60%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.47%) XML
2 6 (0.80%) Mason
2 6 (0.80%) .NET
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.53%) FpML
5 3 (0.40%) Middleware
6 2 (0.27%) EDI
6 2 (0.27%) HTML
6 2 (0.27%) Velocity
6 2 (0.27%) MDX
7 1 (0.13%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.13%) XBRL
7 1 (0.13%) CGI
7 1 (0.13%) CSS
7 1 (0.13%) JDBC
7 1 (0.13%) Web Services
7 1 (0.13%) JMS
7 1 (0.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.54%) FMCG
4 18 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (2.40%) NHS
5 16 (2.14%) Data Conversion
6 13 (1.74%) Market Risk
6 13 (1.74%) User Experience
7 11 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.67%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.53%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.53%) Equities
10 4 (0.53%) Derivative
10 4 (0.53%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.53%) SecurID
11 3 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (2.67%) Windows
2 9 (1.20%) UNIX
3 8 (1.07%) Linux
4 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.67%) Solaris
6 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.67%) Android
7 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.27%) zOS
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (25.37%) Business Analysis
2 165 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 108 (14.42%) Project Management
4 92 (12.28%) Change Management
5 77 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (9.88%) Data Modelling
7 68 (9.08%) Migration
8 65 (8.68%) Requirements Analysis
9 51 (6.81%) Data Analysis
9 51 (6.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 51 (6.81%) BPR
10 48 (6.41%) Validation
10 48 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (6.28%) CRM
11 47 (6.28%) Use Case
12 43 (5.74%) Business Transformation
13 42 (5.61%) PRINCE2
14 41 (5.47%) UML
15 40 (5.34%) Risk Management
16 39 (5.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.34%) SQL
2 16 (2.14%) ABAP
3 12 (1.60%) Java
4 8 (1.07%) VBA
5 5 (0.67%) C
5 5 (0.67%) C++
6 4 (0.53%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.53%) VB
7 3 (0.40%) C#
8 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.27%) Delphi
8 2 (0.27%) VBScript
8 2 (0.27%) Perl
8 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) Python
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (7.88%) Degree
2 51 (6.81%) ISEB
3 24 (3.20%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.74%) CISSP
6 9 (1.20%) CISM
7 6 (0.80%) CIMA
7 6 (0.80%) ACCA
8 5 (0.67%) MOS
8 5 (0.67%) CISA
9 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.40%) MBA
10 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.40%) IIBA
11 2 (0.27%) CBAP
11 2 (0.27%) PMP
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.27%) CCNA
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.60%) Solvency II
2 21 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.67%) Basel III
4 17 (2.27%) QA
5 15 (2.00%) Basel II
6 12 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (1.34%) Data Quality
7 10 (1.34%) FATCA
8 8 (1.07%) COREP
9 7 (0.93%) SLA
9 7 (0.93%) FINREP
10 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.80%) EMIR
11 5 (0.67%) COBIT
12 4 (0.53%) P3O
12 4 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.53%) MiFID
13 3 (0.40%) GMP
14 2 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.40%) XenApp
3 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (0.27%) Nessus
2 1 (0.13%) OpenView
2 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 120 (16.02%) SAP
2 44 (5.87%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.01%) Oracle
4 25 (3.34%) PeopleSoft
5 21 (2.80%) Siebel
6 19 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.40%) Primavera
8 14 (1.87%) Cognos
9 11 (1.47%) HP
10 9 (1.20%) Business Objects
11 7 (0.93%) Adobe
12 6 (0.80%) Murex
12 6 (0.80%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.80%) Actimize
13 5 (0.67%) Charles River
13 5 (0.67%) Citrix
13 5 (0.67%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.53%) TippingPoint
14 4 (0.53%) Tufin
14 4 (0.53%) Vermilion
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