The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 330 321 276
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -45
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 376 405 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.71% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.89% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 291 255
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £637 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £60.00 £60.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% +55.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £60.98 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +56.35%

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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GAP Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 344 £450 -3.22% 48
London +26 183 £475 -7.31% 18
South East -26 39 £475 +28.81% 12
North West -3 30 £375 -10.17% 7
City of London +39 29 £538 -2.27% 8
Scotland -9 23 £411 +22.76% 3
West Midlands -25 21 £420 +5.00% 4
East of England +19 19 £420 -6.66% 1
South West -5 18 £420 -20.00% 2
Manchester -8 15 £450 -35.71% 4
East Midlands -5 13 £400 +14.28% 2
Yorkshire -1 12 £403 +5.92% 1
Edinburgh -10 12 £475 +18.75% 1
Cheshire +10 11 £375 - 2
Surrey +6 11 £490 +14.61% 3
Berkshire +2 11 £410 -6.81% 6
Wiltshire -12 10 £415 -19.02% 1
West Yorkshire +1 9 £405 +6.57% 1
Hampshire -1 8 £450 +20.00%
Northamptonshire -2 8 £450 +6.50% 1
Coventry -5 8 £420 +5.00% 2
Aberdeen - 7 - -
Durham +15 6 £600 +41.17%
Bedfordshire +6 6 £356 -22.97% 1
Warrington +5 6 £375 -14.77%
Leeds +2 6 £450 +12.50%
Bristol +2 6 £435 -29.26%
West Sussex -6 6 £450 +24.13% 2
Birmingham -9 6 £375 - 1
North East -58 6 £600 +36.36%

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 229 (30.82%) Finance
2 167 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 147 (19.78%) Business Analysis
4 117 (15.75%) Banking
5 115 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (13.32%) Migration
7 85 (11.44%) Project Management
8 84 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 81 (10.90%) SAP
10 78 (10.50%) SQL
11 75 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
12 73 (9.83%) ITIL
13 69 (9.29%) MS Excel
14 66 (8.88%) Microsoft
15 64 (8.61%) Retail
16 61 (8.21%) MS Office
17 59 (7.94%) Data Modelling
18 48 (6.46%) CRM
18 48 (6.46%) Oracle
18 48 (6.46%) Service Management
18 48 (6.46%) Change Management
19 46 (6.19%) User Stories
20 45 (6.06%) MS Visio
20 45 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
21 44 (5.92%) ISEB
21 44 (5.92%) Asset Management
21 44 (5.92%) SDLC
22 43 (5.79%) Data Analysis
23 42 (5.65%) Target Operating Model
24 40 (5.38%) UML

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.42%) Confluence
3 6 (0.81%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.54%) SAS
4 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.27%) CMS
5 2 (0.27%) Facebook Platform
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 69 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 61 (8.21%) MS Office
3 45 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 34 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.75%) MS Project
6 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.88%) Oracle Assets
3 14 (1.88%) SAP MM
4 12 (1.62%) SAP FI
5 11 (1.48%) SAP CO
6 10 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (1.21%) Temenos T24
8 8 (1.08%) SAP PP
9 6 (0.81%) SAP HR
9 6 (0.81%) SAP SRM
10 5 (0.67%) SAP QM
11 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.54%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.54%) SAP PP-PI
11 4 (0.54%) SAP SD
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.67%) Basecamp
2 5 (0.67%) Google Apps
2 5 (0.67%) PaaS
3 4 (0.54%) Taleo
4 3 (0.40%) IaaS
4 3 (0.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) AdWords
5 2 (0.27%) Force.com
5 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.27%) Trello
6 1 (0.13%) Heroku
6 1 (0.13%) Office 365
6 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.21%) Internet
2 7 (0.94%) Firewall
2 7 (0.94%) WAN
3 6 (0.81%) LAN
3 6 (0.81%) PBX
4 5 (0.67%) Network Security
5 4 (0.54%) DHCP
5 4 (0.54%) DNS
6 3 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.27%) BGP
7 2 (0.27%) IPsec
7 2 (0.27%) OSPF
7 2 (0.27%) SAN
7 2 (0.27%) SSL
7 2 (0.27%) Wireless
7 2 (0.27%) WLAN
8 1 (0.13%) ATM
8 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.13%) NGN
8 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.15%) Big Data
4 10 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (1.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.94%) DB2
7 7 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.67%) MS Access
9 5 (0.67%) QlikView
9 5 (0.67%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.54%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 36 (4.85%) JIRA
2 8 (1.08%) Capybara
2 8 (1.08%) Cucumber
2 8 (1.08%) ERwin
2 8 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.08%) Selenium
2 8 (1.08%) SpecFlow
2 8 (1.08%) WATIR
2 8 (1.08%) WebDriver
3 6 (0.81%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.27%) Build Forge
5 2 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.13%) Ant
6 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.13%) Maven
6 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
General
1 229 (30.82%) Finance
2 117 (15.75%) Banking
3 64 (8.61%) Retail
4 26 (3.50%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.36%) Retail Banking
6 22 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 21 (2.83%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.56%) Billing
9 13 (1.75%) Back Office
10 10 (1.35%) Legal
11 9 (1.21%) Front Office
11 9 (1.21%) Games
11 9 (1.21%) General Ledger
11 9 (1.21%) Marketing
11 9 (1.21%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.08%) Advertising
12 8 (1.08%) Local Government
13 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.54%) Publishing
14 3 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 393 (52.89%) Analyst
2 312 (41.99%) Business Analyst
3 113 (15.21%) Consultant
4 62 (8.34%) Architect
5 43 (5.79%) Project Manager
6 36 (4.85%) SAP Consultant
7 30 (4.04%) Data Business Analyst
8 28 (3.77%) Project Analyst
9 26 (3.50%) Banking Analyst
10 25 (3.36%) Financial Analyst
10 25 (3.36%) Process Analyst
11 22 (2.96%) Finance Business Analyst
12 20 (2.69%) Business Systems Analyst
13 19 (2.56%) Functional Consultant
13 19 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (2.56%) Senior Business Analyst
13 19 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (2.42%) Data Analyst
14 18 (2.42%) Developer
14 18 (2.42%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.63%) XML
2 17 (2.29%) FpML
3 10 (1.35%) Web Services
4 8 (1.08%) Behat
5 6 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.67%) jQuery
7 4 (0.54%) HTML
7 4 (0.54%) Middleware
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.40%) SAP XI
9 2 (0.27%) .NET
9 2 (0.27%) MDX
10 1 (0.13%) EDI
10 1 (0.13%) J2EE
10 1 (0.13%) JSON
10 1 (0.13%) React
10 1 (0.13%) REST
10 1 (0.13%) SOAP
10 1 (0.13%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.29%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.15%) User Experience
5 14 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (1.62%) Life Science
7 9 (1.21%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.08%) NHS
9 7 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.94%) Data Conversion
9 7 (0.94%) Derivative
10 6 (0.81%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.81%) FMCG
10 6 (0.81%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.67%) Equities
11 5 (0.67%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.67%) LIMS
11 5 (0.67%) SCADA
12 4 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (1.88%) Windows
2 6 (0.81%) Unix
3 5 (0.67%) HPUX
3 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.54%) Linux
5 1 (0.13%) Android
5 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.13%) CentOS
5 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.13%) Solaris
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 147 (19.78%) Business Analysis
3 115 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (13.32%) Migration
5 85 (11.44%) Project Management
6 84 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 73 (9.83%) ITIL
8 59 (7.94%) Data Modelling
9 48 (6.46%) Change Management
9 48 (6.46%) CRM
9 48 (6.46%) Service Management
10 46 (6.19%) User Stories
11 45 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (5.92%) Asset Management
12 44 (5.92%) SDLC
13 43 (5.79%) Data Analysis
14 42 (5.65%) Target Operating Model
15 40 (5.38%) UML
16 39 (5.25%) Mentoring
17 38 (5.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (10.50%) SQL
2 16 (2.15%) Java
3 11 (1.48%) C#
4 10 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.21%) Ruby
6 8 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.81%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.54%) C
9 3 (0.40%) ABAP
9 3 (0.40%) C++
9 3 (0.40%) COBOL
9 3 (0.40%) PHP
10 2 (0.27%) PeopleCode
10 2 (0.27%) RPG
10 2 (0.27%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.13%) SOQL
11 1 (0.13%) SOSL
11 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (5.92%) ISEB
2 34 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.96%) Degree
4 16 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.48%) CISSP
6 9 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.94%) CISM
8 6 (0.81%) CISA
9 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.67%) ISACA
10 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.54%) CBAP
10 4 (0.54%) CEH
11 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.27%) CCA
12 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.27%) MCP
12 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.13%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.83%) QA
2 16 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.62%) Solvency II
4 11 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.48%) MiFID
4 11 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.94%) SLA
5 7 (0.94%) UCITS
6 6 (0.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 6 (0.81%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.54%) Basel II
8 3 (0.40%) Basel III
8 3 (0.40%) COBIT
8 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.40%) RMADS
9 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.27%) EMIR
9 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 10 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.13%) Ansible
3 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 81 (10.90%) SAP
2 66 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 48 (6.46%) Oracle
4 31 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 27 (3.63%) PeopleSoft
6 15 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.75%) HP
8 10 (1.35%) Tableau
9 9 (1.21%) Bloomberg
9 9 (1.21%) Reuters
10 8 (1.08%) Rally
11 7 (0.94%) Citrix
11 7 (0.94%) Google
12 6 (0.81%) Ariba
12 6 (0.81%) jBASE
12 6 (0.81%) Siebel
12 6 (0.81%) Temenos
13 5 (0.67%) Hyperion
13 5 (0.67%) JD Edwards
13 5 (0.67%) Misys
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