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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 302 258 277
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +19
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 385 415 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.76% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.00% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 267 228
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.82% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £60.50 £39.00 £63.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.12% -38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £20.11 £41.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £51.80 £84.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £39.00 £63.00
% change year-on-year
+56.35% -38.09%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -37 338 £465 +3.33% 78
London -22 154 £520 +4.00% 28
South East +1 60 £355 -8.97% 10
City of London -17 39 £550 +10.00% 17
Scotland +11 37 £335 -8.21% 2
North West -12 24 £406 +12.06% 14
South West -18 24 £525 +5.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 23 £305 -19.73% 2
East of England +1 19 £450 -2.70% 2
North East -17 18 £440 +17.33% 1
Milton Keynes +1 17 £323 -15.13% 2
East Midlands +6 16 £350 -9.67% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 16 £453 +20.66%
Tyne and Wear -16 16 £453 +20.66%
Berkshire +3 14 £440 +3.52%
Edinburgh 0 14 £400 -15.78% 2
Manchester -2 13 £700 +93.10% 4
Glasgow +9 12 £325 -10.95%
Hampshire -1 12 £388 -21.31%
Wiltshire -11 12 £500 - 1
West Midlands -5 11 £400 +40.96% 7
Swindon -14 10 £500 -
Yorkshire -43 10 £360 +11.62% 4
Suffolk +8 8 £450 -2.70% 1
Northamptonshire 0 8 £423 -0.58% 1
Hertfordshire -5 7 £425 -5.55%
Lancashire +15 6 £366 +10.98% 3
Northampton +5 6 £498 -
Hemel Hempstead +4 6 £450 -
Ipswich +6 5 £450 -2.70% 1

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 272 (33.83%) Finance
2 222 (27.61%) Business Analysis
3 162 (20.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 146 (18.16%) Banking
5 134 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (11.32%) Project Management
7 88 (10.95%) Data Modelling
8 86 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
9 78 (9.70%) CRM
10 76 (9.45%) SQL
10 76 (9.45%) Migration
11 74 (9.20%) Change Management
12 73 (9.08%) Microsoft
13 70 (8.71%) Oracle
14 69 (8.58%) SAP
14 69 (8.58%) Retail
15 68 (8.46%) Use Case
16 67 (8.33%) MS Visio
17 66 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 63 (7.84%) Waterfall
19 62 (7.71%) MS Excel
20 59 (7.34%) Data Analysis
21 57 (7.09%) Requirements Analysis
22 52 (6.47%) Investment Banking
23 50 (6.22%) UML
23 50 (6.22%) ITIL
24 48 (5.97%) Workflow
24 48 (5.97%) Business Transformation
25 47 (5.85%) Target Operating Model
26 45 (5.60%) Management Information System

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.87%) IIS
6 6 (0.75%) SAS
6 6 (0.75%) Lync
7 5 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.50%) CMS
9 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.37%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.37%) Apache
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 62 (7.71%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.49%) MS Office
4 18 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.86%) Oracle TCA
3 15 (1.87%) SAP FI
3 15 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (1.37%) SAP CO
5 11 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.75%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.62%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.50%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.50%) SAP PP
10 4 (0.50%) Eagle PACE
11 3 (0.37%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.37%) Optimost
11 3 (0.37%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.00%) SaaS
2 8 (1.00%) Office 365
3 6 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.37%) PaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Force.com
5 2 (0.25%) Taleo
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.99%) Internet
2 11 (1.37%) Firewall
3 9 (1.12%) Network Security
4 4 (0.50%) SNMP
4 4 (0.50%) DNS
5 3 (0.37%) SSL
5 3 (0.37%) WAN
5 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.25%) LAN
6 2 (0.25%) VoIP
6 2 (0.25%) IPv4
6 2 (0.25%) Intranet
6 2 (0.25%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.12%) ATM
7 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.12%) IPv6
7 1 (0.12%) DMZ
7 1 (0.12%) VPN
7 1 (0.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.36%) Data Mining
4 11 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.24%) QlikView
5 10 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.12%) MS Access
6 9 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.75%) Star Schema
9 5 (0.62%) DataStage
9 5 (0.62%) Big Data
9 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.37%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.37%) MySQL
11 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (1.87%) JIRA
3 5 (0.62%) Subversion
4 4 (0.50%) ERwin
4 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.37%) MorphX
6 2 (0.25%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.12%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.12%) Hudson
7 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
General
1 272 (33.83%) Finance
2 146 (18.16%) Banking
3 69 (8.58%) Retail
4 52 (6.47%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.23%) Legal
6 25 (3.11%) Front Office
7 22 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.99%) Law
9 16 (1.99%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.87%) Marketing
11 10 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.12%) Automotive
13 8 (1.00%) Back Office
14 7 (0.87%) Billing
15 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.62%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.62%) Swedish Language
17 4 (0.50%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 478 (59.45%) Analyst
2 412 (51.24%) Business Analyst
3 106 (13.18%) Consultant
4 77 (9.58%) Architect
5 55 (6.84%) Senior Analyst
6 52 (6.47%) Senior Business Analyst
7 36 (4.48%) Project Manager
8 31 (3.86%) Systems Analyst
9 26 (3.23%) Data Analyst
9 26 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
10 24 (2.99%) Oracle Consultant
11 23 (2.86%) IT Business Analyst
12 22 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (2.36%) Process Analyst
14 18 (2.24%) Financial Business Analyst
15 17 (2.11%) Security Analyst
16 16 (1.99%) Business Systems Analyst
16 16 (1.99%) Developer
16 16 (1.99%) Change Analyst
16 16 (1.99%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.99%) .NET
2 15 (1.87%) Middleware
2 15 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
3 13 (1.62%) XML
4 9 (1.12%) J2EE
5 8 (1.00%) FpML
5 8 (1.00%) Web Services
6 6 (0.75%) Hibernate
6 6 (0.75%) Spring
6 6 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.50%) SAML
7 4 (0.50%) HTML
7 4 (0.50%) Mason
8 3 (0.37%) JSON
8 3 (0.37%) HTML5
8 3 (0.37%) REST
8 3 (0.37%) JMS
8 3 (0.37%) CSS
8 3 (0.37%) LAMP
8 3 (0.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.61%) Derivative
3 21 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (1.62%) Equities
6 12 (1.49%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.49%) User Experience
7 10 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.87%) Credit Risk
8 7 (0.87%) NHS
8 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.75%) FMCG
9 6 (0.75%) GIS
9 6 (0.75%) Social Media
10 5 (0.62%) RMADS
10 5 (0.62%) Clustering
10 5 (0.62%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (0.50%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.37%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.24%) Windows
2 11 (1.37%) UNIX
3 10 (1.24%) Linux
4 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.87%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.75%) Windows 8
6 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.37%) Android
8 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (27.61%) Business Analysis
2 162 (20.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 134 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (11.32%) Project Management
5 88 (10.95%) Data Modelling
6 78 (9.70%) CRM
7 76 (9.45%) Migration
8 74 (9.20%) Change Management
9 68 (8.46%) Use Case
10 66 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 63 (7.84%) Waterfall
12 59 (7.34%) Data Analysis
13 57 (7.09%) Requirements Analysis
14 50 (6.22%) ITIL
14 50 (6.22%) UML
15 48 (5.97%) Workflow
15 48 (5.97%) Business Transformation
16 47 (5.85%) Target Operating Model
17 44 (5.47%) Data Management
18 43 (5.35%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 76 (9.45%) SQL
2 17 (2.11%) Java
3 12 (1.49%) JavaScript
3 12 (1.49%) C
4 11 (1.37%) PL/SQL
5 9 (1.12%) C#
5 9 (1.12%) ABAP
6 5 (0.62%) VBA
6 5 (0.62%) C++
6 5 (0.62%) PHP
7 4 (0.50%) X++
8 2 (0.25%) Scala
8 2 (0.25%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.25%) Ruby
8 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.12%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.12%) JCL
9 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.12%) XPath
9 1 (0.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (3.98%) ISEB
1 32 (3.98%) Degree
2 27 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.87%) CISSP
4 13 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.00%) PMP
5 8 (1.00%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.75%) ACCA
6 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.75%) CISM
6 6 (0.75%) CIMA
7 5 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.62%) APMP
8 4 (0.50%) GIAC
8 4 (0.50%) MOS
8 4 (0.50%) CISA
9 2 (0.25%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.36%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.24%) SLA
4 16 (1.99%) QA
5 15 (1.87%) Solvency II
6 12 (1.49%) Basel II
6 12 (1.49%) Basel III
7 8 (1.00%) FATCA
7 8 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.75%) COREP
8 6 (0.75%) FINREP
9 5 (0.62%) EMIR
9 5 (0.62%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.62%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.37%) COBIT
10 3 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.12%) Firmware
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.75%) SCCM
1 6 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (0.37%) Foglight
3 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.12%) Netcool
4 1 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 73 (9.08%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.71%) Oracle
3 69 (8.58%) SAP
4 15 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.62%) PeopleSoft
5 13 (1.62%) IBM
6 12 (1.49%) Siebel
7 9 (1.12%) VMware
8 8 (1.00%) Cognos
9 6 (0.75%) Cisco
9 6 (0.75%) Citrix
9 6 (0.75%) Google
10 5 (0.62%) Adobe
10 5 (0.62%) ATG
11 4 (0.50%) Symantec
11 4 (0.50%) Informatica
11 4 (0.50%) Vermilion
12 3 (0.37%) Omniture
12 3 (0.37%) Teradata
12 3 (0.37%) SolarWinds
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 480 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Mason Frank
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North
Quanta Consultancy Services
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £370.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago