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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 305 282 268
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -14
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 339 350 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.68% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.92% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 217 230
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -3.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £546 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £43.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year
-73.41% -

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -38 310 £500 +17.64% 69
London +3 182 £525 +10.52% 46
City of London +14 57 £525 +5.00% 25
South East -24 47 £438 +16.66% 8
South West -17 29 £500 +13.63% 4
Wiltshire -10 18 £500 +12.99% 2
Scotland +3 16 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England -12 16 £431 +10.57% 2
Surrey -20 15 £488 +50.00% 3
Docklands, London +28 14 £550 -
East Midlands +12 13 £400 +0.56% 2
Edinburgh -6 10 £469 +17.18%
Nottinghamshire +14 9 £400 - 1
Nottingham +10 9 £400 -
Berkshire -4 8 £394 +0.96%
Yorkshire -6 8 £338 -25.00% 3
North West -7 8 £275 -24.13% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £438 - 1
West Midlands -38 6 £400 - 1
Middlesex - 6 £470 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 5 £448 +14.74%
Bristol -14 5 £450 +8.76%
Bedfordshire -15 5 £475 +21.79%
South Wales -23 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Wales -30 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Manchester -7 4 £275 -24.13%
West Yorkshire -9 4 £313 -30.55% 2
Oxfordshire -21 4 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire +3 3 £419 - 1

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 246 (33.70%) Finance
2 171 (23.42%) Business Analysis
3 153 (20.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 130 (17.81%) Banking
5 110 (15.07%) SAP
6 99 (13.56%) Project Management
7 88 (12.05%) Change Management
8 76 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (9.18%) Migration
10 63 (8.63%) Retail
11 61 (8.36%) Data Modelling
12 60 (8.22%) Requirements Analysis
13 57 (7.81%) Validation
14 56 (7.67%) Degree
15 55 (7.53%) SQL
16 52 (7.12%) Use Case
17 50 (6.85%) BPR
17 50 (6.85%) UML
17 50 (6.85%) Microsoft
18 48 (6.58%) MS Visio
18 48 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
19 46 (6.30%) Management Information System
20 45 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
21 43 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (5.75%) Business Transformation
22 42 (5.75%) ISEB
22 42 (5.75%) CRM
23 40 (5.48%) E-Commerce
24 39 (5.34%) MS Excel
25 37 (5.07%) Oracle

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.37%) WebLogic
2 10 (1.37%) CMS
3 6 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (0.68%) Lync
5 3 (0.41%) Confluence
6 2 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 48 (6.58%) MS Visio
2 39 (5.34%) MS Excel
3 32 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.60%) MS Project
5 17 (2.33%) MS Office
6 7 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 18 (2.47%) SAP PS
2 12 (1.64%) SAP SRM
3 10 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.37%) SAP MM
4 9 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.10%) SAP PP
6 5 (0.68%) VisionPLUS
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.68%) SAP EWM
6 5 (0.68%) SAP GRC
7 4 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.55%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.55%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.41%) SAP QM
8 3 (0.41%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.10%) SaaS
2 7 (0.96%) IaaS
3 4 (0.55%) PaaS
4 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.27%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.33%) Network Security
2 11 (1.51%) WAN
2 11 (1.51%) LAN
3 10 (1.37%) Firewall
4 7 (0.96%) LDAP
5 5 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.68%) ATM
5 5 (0.68%) DMZ
6 4 (0.55%) DHCP
6 4 (0.55%) DNS
7 3 (0.41%) VPN
7 3 (0.41%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.27%) SMS
8 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.27%) IMAP
9 1 (0.14%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 10 (1.37%) SAP BW
4 7 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.82%) MS Access
6 5 (0.68%) QlikView
6 5 (0.68%) SAP BI
6 5 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.68%) Big Data
6 5 (0.68%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.41%) DB2
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.27%) KDB
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.27%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.14%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 8 (1.10%) JIRA
2 4 (0.55%) RequisitePro
3 3 (0.41%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.27%) Toad
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.27%) ERwin
5 1 (0.14%) ProC
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Developer 2000
5 1 (0.14%) FishEye
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 246 (33.70%) Finance
2 130 (17.81%) Banking
3 63 (8.63%) Retail
4 37 (5.07%) Investment Banking
5 31 (4.25%) Front Office
6 19 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.60%) Retail Banking
7 17 (2.33%) Legal
8 14 (1.92%) Back Office
9 13 (1.78%) Billing
10 12 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.37%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.37%) Marketing
12 8 (1.10%) Publishing
13 6 (0.82%) Law
13 6 (0.82%) Military
14 5 (0.68%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.68%) German Language
14 5 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 452 (61.92%) Analyst
2 356 (48.77%) Business Analyst
3 103 (14.11%) Consultant
4 62 (8.49%) Architect
5 52 (7.12%) Project Manager
6 48 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
7 47 (6.44%) Senior Business Analyst
8 42 (5.75%) SAP Consultant
9 29 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (2.74%) SAP Analyst
11 19 (2.60%) IT Business Analyst
11 19 (2.60%) Data Analyst
12 17 (2.33%) Functional Consultant
13 16 (2.19%) Security Consultant
13 16 (2.19%) Solutions Analyst
14 15 (2.05%) Functional Analyst
15 13 (1.78%) Siebel Analyst
16 12 (1.64%) Process Analyst
16 12 (1.64%) Support Analyst
16 12 (1.64%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.64%) XML
2 7 (0.96%) .NET
2 7 (0.96%) Mason
3 5 (0.68%) Middleware
4 4 (0.55%) HTML
5 3 (0.41%) FpML
6 2 (0.27%) CSS
6 2 (0.27%) Velocity
6 2 (0.27%) MDX
7 1 (0.14%) Ajax
7 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.14%) jQuery
7 1 (0.14%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.14%) J2EE
7 1 (0.14%) Web Services
7 1 (0.14%) XHTML
7 1 (0.14%) EDI
7 1 (0.14%) XBRL
7 1 (0.14%) CGI
7 1 (0.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.30%) Management Information System
2 43 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.47%) FMCG
4 16 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.92%) Data Conversion
6 13 (1.78%) User Experience
7 12 (1.64%) Market Risk
8 11 (1.51%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.10%) NHS
11 5 (0.68%) SecurID
11 5 (0.68%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.55%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.55%) Derivative
12 4 (0.55%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.41%) CMDB
13 3 (0.41%) Equities
13 3 (0.41%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.70%) Windows
2 12 (1.64%) UNIX
3 10 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.10%) Linux
6 6 (0.82%) Solaris
7 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.68%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.68%) Android
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.27%) zOS
10 1 (0.14%) AIX
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (23.42%) Business Analysis
2 153 (20.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 99 (13.56%) Project Management
4 88 (12.05%) Change Management
5 76 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (9.18%) Migration
7 61 (8.36%) Data Modelling
8 60 (8.22%) Requirements Analysis
9 57 (7.81%) Validation
10 52 (7.12%) Use Case
11 50 (6.85%) BPR
11 50 (6.85%) UML
12 48 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
13 45 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (5.75%) Business Transformation
14 42 (5.75%) CRM
15 40 (5.48%) E-Commerce
16 36 (4.93%) Risk Management
17 35 (4.79%) PRINCE2
18 33 (4.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.53%) SQL
2 10 (1.37%) Java
3 6 (0.82%) VBA
4 5 (0.68%) ABAP
4 5 (0.68%) C
5 3 (0.41%) VB
5 3 (0.41%) C#
6 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.27%) C++
6 2 (0.27%) Delphi
6 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.27%) Perl
6 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.27%) VBScript
7 1 (0.14%) Ruby
7 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (7.67%) Degree
2 42 (5.75%) ISEB
3 28 (3.84%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.05%) CISSP
6 10 (1.37%) CISM
7 6 (0.82%) ACCA
7 6 (0.82%) CIMA
7 6 (0.82%) CISA
8 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.41%) MBA
9 3 (0.41%) CCNA
9 3 (0.41%) IIBA
10 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.27%) CBAP
10 2 (0.27%) CCNP
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.29%) Solvency II
2 21 (2.88%) Basel III
3 18 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.19%) Basel II
5 15 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.78%) QA
7 11 (1.51%) FATCA
8 9 (1.23%) SLA
8 9 (1.23%) COREP
9 8 (1.10%) FINREP
10 7 (0.96%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.82%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.68%) COBIT
12 5 (0.68%) P3O
12 5 (0.68%) EMIR
13 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
15 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.27%) MiFID
16 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.41%) XenApp
4 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (0.27%) Nessus
2 1 (0.14%) OpenView
2 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 110 (15.07%) SAP
2 50 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 37 (5.07%) Oracle
4 22 (3.01%) Primavera
5 18 (2.47%) PeopleSoft
6 16 (2.19%) Siebel
6 16 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (2.05%) Cognos
8 13 (1.78%) HP
9 10 (1.37%) Adobe
10 9 (1.23%) Citrix
11 8 (1.10%) Business Objects
12 7 (0.96%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.96%) IBM
13 6 (0.82%) Murex
13 6 (0.82%) VMware
13 6 (0.82%) Actimize
14 5 (0.68%) Fortinet
14 5 (0.68%) thinkFolio
14 5 (0.68%) Open Text
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