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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 269 302 255
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -47
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 415 350 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.62% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.83% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 220 240
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £578 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £33.75 £38.25 £82.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -53.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £22.85 £44.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £53.65 £96.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £19.00 £91.25
% change year-on-year
+77.63% -79.17%

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +25 384 £475 +8.57% 87
London +27 177 £500 +3.09% 44
South East +18 82 £370 -4.51% 12
City of London +38 51 £506 +6.57% 17
Berkshire +26 31 £475 +18.75% 1
North West -1 28 £468 +2.46% 4
South West -5 27 £480 +12.94% 10
Scotland +17 26 £375 - 7
Hampshire +1 18 £313 -12.58% 2
West Midlands -11 18 £440 +21.37% 7
East of England +23 17 £450 +12.50% 1
Surrey +13 16 £455 +40.00%
East Midlands -4 15 £463 +19.41% 2
Yorkshire -19 12 £475 +26.66% 4
Glasgow +1 11 £363 - 2
Slough - 11 £500 -
Manchester -6 10 £288 -15.44% 2
Edinburgh -1 8 £500 - 4
Hertfordshire +14 6 £525 -34.37% 1
Docklands, London +8 6 £550 +15.78%
Reading +7 6 £400 -3.03%
North East +4 6 £575 +78.29% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £378 +36.03% 2
Sheffield +3 6 £500 +25.31% 2
Cheshire -1 6 £500 - 2
South Yorkshire -2 6 £500 +25.31% 2
Milton Keynes -4 6 £378 +36.03% 1
West Sussex -11 6 £360 -44.61%
Northamptonshire -8 5 £563 +33.19% 1
Essex +13 4 £270 -40.00%

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 260 (33.38%) Finance
2 233 (29.91%) Business Analysis
3 161 (20.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 130 (16.69%) Banking
5 120 (15.40%) SAP
6 117 (15.02%) Project Management
7 100 (12.84%) Data Modelling
8 91 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
9 86 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
10 84 (10.78%) Change Management
11 76 (9.76%) Migration
12 71 (9.11%) MS Visio
13 61 (7.83%) Data Analysis
14 59 (7.57%) SQL
15 58 (7.45%) CRM
16 55 (7.06%) MS Excel
16 55 (7.06%) Use Case
17 54 (6.93%) Retail
17 54 (6.93%) Requirements Analysis
18 52 (6.68%) Workflow
18 52 (6.68%) ISEB
18 52 (6.68%) Business Transformation
19 51 (6.55%) ITIL
19 51 (6.55%) Degree
20 50 (6.42%) Microsoft
21 49 (6.29%) UML
21 49 (6.29%) Oracle
21 49 (6.29%) Investment Banking
22 48 (6.16%) Validation
23 47 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.64%) SAS
4 5 (0.64%) IIS
4 5 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.51%) Lync
5 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.13%) Confluence
7 1 (0.13%) FileNet
7 1 (0.13%) CMS
7 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 71 (9.11%) MS Visio
2 55 (7.06%) MS Excel
3 24 (3.08%) MS Office
4 17 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (2.05%) MS Project
6 5 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.80%) SAP EWM
3 13 (1.67%) SAP FI
4 12 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (1.54%) SAP CO
4 12 (1.54%) SAP PP
4 12 (1.54%) SAP SCM
5 10 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.28%) SAP MM
6 8 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (1.03%) Oracle TCA
7 6 (0.77%) SAP PP-PI
7 6 (0.77%) SAP PS
7 6 (0.77%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.64%) SAP WM
8 5 (0.64%) Primavera
8 5 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.64%) VisionPLUS
8 5 (0.64%) Eagle PACE
8 5 (0.64%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.03%) SaaS
2 6 (0.77%) Office 365
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.26%) Force.com
5 2 (0.26%) PaaS
5 2 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.16%) Firewall
2 8 (1.03%) Network Security
3 6 (0.77%) LDAP
3 6 (0.77%) Internet
4 5 (0.64%) ATM
4 5 (0.64%) Intranet
5 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.26%) IMAP
6 2 (0.26%) IPsec
6 2 (0.26%) LAN
6 2 (0.26%) VoIP
6 2 (0.26%) WAN
6 2 (0.26%) VPN
6 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.13%) IPv4
7 1 (0.13%) IPv6
7 1 (0.13%) DMZ
7 1 (0.13%) MGCP
7 1 (0.13%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (2.57%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.80%) Data Mining
4 11 (1.41%) SAP BW
4 11 (1.41%) QlikView
5 8 (1.03%) Star Schema
5 8 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.51%) DataStage
8 4 (0.51%) SAP BI
8 4 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.51%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (1.67%) JIRA
2 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.39%) ERwin
4 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.13%) Toad
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.13%) Subversion
5 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
General
1 260 (33.38%) Finance
2 130 (16.69%) Banking
3 54 (6.93%) Retail
4 49 (6.29%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.70%) Front Office
7 19 (2.44%) Legal
8 18 (2.31%) Retail Banking
9 14 (1.80%) Law
10 13 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.67%) Advertising
11 10 (1.28%) Marketing
12 9 (1.16%) Billing
12 9 (1.16%) Back Office
13 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.77%) Automotive
15 5 (0.64%) Military
16 4 (0.51%) Local Government
16 4 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 484 (62.13%) Analyst
2 411 (52.76%) Business Analyst
3 137 (17.59%) Consultant
4 57 (7.32%) SAP Consultant
5 55 (7.06%) Architect
6 51 (6.55%) Senior Business Analyst
6 51 (6.55%) Senior Analyst
7 43 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 38 (4.88%) Data Analyst
9 24 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
9 24 (3.08%) Functional Analyst
10 23 (2.95%) IT Business Analyst
11 22 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.57%) Financial Business Analyst
13 19 (2.44%) Change Analyst
14 17 (2.18%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 17 (2.18%) Functional Consultant
14 17 (2.18%) Financial Services Business Analyst
14 17 (2.18%) SAP Analyst
14 17 (2.18%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.80%) .NET
2 8 (1.03%) XML
3 6 (0.77%) Web Services
3 6 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.64%) Mason
5 4 (0.51%) Middleware
6 3 (0.39%) FpML
6 3 (0.39%) JMS
7 2 (0.26%) EDI
7 2 (0.26%) JDBC
7 2 (0.26%) MDX
7 2 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.26%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.26%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.13%) Spring
8 1 (0.13%) Ajax
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.13%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.13%) JMX
8 1 (0.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.82%) NHS
4 16 (2.05%) Derivative
5 15 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (1.93%) Data Conversion
6 13 (1.67%) FMCG
6 13 (1.67%) Equities
7 11 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.03%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.90%) User Experience
9 7 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.77%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (0.64%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.64%) iPad
12 3 (0.39%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.39%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.54%) Windows
2 9 (1.16%) UNIX
3 6 (0.77%) Linux
4 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
5 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (29.91%) Business Analysis
2 161 (20.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 117 (15.02%) Project Management
4 100 (12.84%) Data Modelling
5 91 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (10.78%) Change Management
7 76 (9.76%) Migration
8 61 (7.83%) Data Analysis
9 58 (7.45%) CRM
10 55 (7.06%) Use Case
11 54 (6.93%) Requirements Analysis
12 52 (6.68%) Workflow
12 52 (6.68%) Business Transformation
13 51 (6.55%) ITIL
14 49 (6.29%) UML
15 48 (6.16%) Validation
16 47 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
17 45 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
18 43 (5.52%) PRINCE2
18 43 (5.52%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 59 (7.57%) SQL
2 17 (2.18%) Java
3 16 (2.05%) ABAP
4 10 (1.28%) C
5 7 (0.90%) C++
6 6 (0.77%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.77%) VBA
7 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.51%) C#
7 4 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.26%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.26%) Delphi
8 2 (0.26%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) Perl
9 1 (0.13%) Python
9 1 (0.13%) REXX
9 1 (0.13%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.13%) JCL
9 1 (0.13%) XPath
9 1 (0.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 52 (6.68%) ISEB
2 51 (6.55%) Degree
3 20 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.90%) CISSP
7 6 (0.77%) ACCA
7 6 (0.77%) CIMA
7 6 (0.77%) MOS
8 4 (0.51%) CISA
8 4 (0.51%) CISM
8 4 (0.51%) PMP
8 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.26%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.13%) HND
10 1 (0.13%) CCIE
10 1 (0.13%) CCNP
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.59%) Solvency II
2 22 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.57%) Data Quality
4 18 (2.31%) Basel III
5 17 (2.18%) Basel II
6 16 (2.05%) QA
7 12 (1.54%) FATCA
7 12 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (1.41%) SLA
9 8 (1.03%) COREP
10 7 (0.90%) FINREP
11 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.51%) COBIT
12 4 (0.51%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.39%) GMP
13 3 (0.39%) MiFID
13 3 (0.39%) EMIR
13 3 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.26%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.51%) SCCM
1 4 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 120 (15.40%) SAP
2 50 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 49 (6.29%) Oracle
4 26 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (3.08%) PeopleSoft
6 18 (2.31%) Siebel
7 10 (1.28%) Cognos
7 10 (1.28%) IBM
8 9 (1.16%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.77%) ATG
10 5 (0.64%) Informatica
10 5 (0.64%) Adobe
10 5 (0.64%) VMware
10 5 (0.64%) Vermilion
11 4 (0.51%) Lotus
11 4 (0.51%) Remedy
12 3 (0.39%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.39%) iSOFT
12 3 (0.39%) Murex
12 3 (0.39%) Fidessa
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £550 - £680 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Markte Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £550 - £680 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £360 - £365 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £430 - £570 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago