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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 324 293 282
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -11
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 360 380 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.70% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.88% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 260 239
Median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £60.98 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.50% +56.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £60.98 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-38.50% +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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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 -23 325 £475 - 48
London +5 163 £500 - 25
South East -36 53 £428 +14.00% 3
North West +3 38 £475 +35.71% 2
City of London +29 30 £531 +1.19% 6
Scotland -17 28 £396 +20.00% 1
Manchester +1 26 £475 +75.92% 1
West Midlands -12 24 £400 -20.00% 3
Surrey -12 18 £475 +11.11%
East of England +7 13 £413 -2.94% 5
Edinburgh -14 13 £396 +16.47%
East Midlands +5 12 £338 -25.00% 2
Birmingham +7 10 £431 -13.75% 2
Berkshire -16 10 £388 -15.53% 1
South West -20 10 £325 -37.50% 2
Hampshire -7 8 £315 -1.56%
Aberdeen - 8 - -
Buckinghamshire +21 7 £450 +5.88% 2
Bristol 0 7 £325 -47.15%
West Sussex -31 6 £403 +11.41%
Northamptonshire +2 5 £360 -20.00% 1
Coventry 0 5 £413 -25.00%
Merseyside -1 5 £313 -
Glasgow -4 5 £350 +16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 4 £400 +5.26% 1
Slough -3 4 £375 +6.38% 1
Warwickshire -8 4 £375 -24.24%
Yorkshire -10 4 £375 -25.00% 4
Hertfordshire +7 3 £506 -3.57% 3
Milton Keynes +6 3 £450 +5.88% 1

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 230 (33.77%) Finance
2 122 (17.91%) Business Analysis
3 117 (17.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 112 (16.45%) Banking
5 104 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (12.33%) Migration
7 83 (12.19%) SQL
8 81 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 73 (10.72%) Project Management
10 72 (10.57%) Oracle
11 69 (10.13%) Asset Management
12 61 (8.96%) CRM
13 59 (8.66%) SAP
13 59 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
14 57 (8.37%) Change Management
15 52 (7.64%) MS Excel
16 51 (7.49%) Data Analysis
17 50 (7.34%) UML
17 50 (7.34%) Microsoft
17 50 (7.34%) SDLC
18 47 (6.90%) Data Modelling
19 45 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
20 44 (6.46%) ITIL
21 43 (6.31%) Retail
22 42 (6.17%) BPR
23 41 (6.02%) MS Visio
24 40 (5.87%) ISEB
24 40 (5.87%) Waterfall
25 39 (5.73%) Data Migration
25 39 (5.73%) Mentoring

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 17 (2.50%) Confluence
2 8 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.03%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 6 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.44%) SAS
7 2 (0.29%) JBoss
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.15%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 52 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 41 (6.02%) MS Visio
3 35 (5.14%) MS Office
4 19 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.32%) MS Project
6 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (4.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (2.20%) Oracle Assets
5 13 (1.91%) SAP MM
6 9 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (1.03%) Eagle PACE
7 7 (1.03%) SAP CO
7 7 (1.03%) SAP FI
7 7 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (1.03%) SAP PP
8 6 (0.88%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.88%) SAP QM
8 6 (0.88%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.59%) SAP PP-PI
9 4 (0.59%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (0.73%) PaaS
1 5 (0.73%) Taleo
2 3 (0.44%) IaaS
2 3 (0.44%) SaaS
3 2 (0.29%) Force.com
3 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) AdWords
4 1 (0.15%) GitHub
4 1 (0.15%) Heroku
4 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.62%) Internet
2 8 (1.17%) WAN
3 7 (1.03%) LAN
4 6 (0.88%) PBX
5 4 (0.59%) DHCP
5 4 (0.59%) DNS
5 4 (0.59%) Firewall
5 4 (0.59%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) ATM
6 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.15%) NAS
6 1 (0.15%) NGN
6 1 (0.15%) SAN
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 9 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.88%) Big Data
6 6 (0.88%) MS Access
7 5 (0.73%) QlikView
7 5 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.29%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.29%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.29%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (4.70%) JIRA
2 8 (1.17%) Capybara
2 8 (1.17%) Cucumber
2 8 (1.17%) ERwin
2 8 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.17%) Selenium
2 8 (1.17%) SpecFlow
2 8 (1.17%) WATIR
2 8 (1.17%) WebDriver
3 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.44%) Maven
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.29%) Ant
4 2 (0.29%) Build Forge
4 2 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.29%) Subversion
5 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 230 (33.77%) Finance
2 112 (16.45%) Banking
3 43 (6.31%) Retail
4 37 (5.43%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (2.50%) Billing
8 12 (1.76%) Back Office
9 11 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.32%) Front Office
10 9 (1.32%) Law
10 9 (1.32%) Marketing
10 9 (1.32%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.88%) Advertising
11 6 (0.88%) Games
11 6 (0.88%) Legal
12 5 (0.73%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.59%) Local Government
14 3 (0.44%) Publishing
15 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 364 (53.45%) Analyst
2 299 (43.91%) Business Analyst
3 127 (18.65%) Consultant
4 51 (7.49%) Architect
5 37 (5.43%) Data Business Analyst
5 37 (5.43%) Functional Consultant
6 36 (5.29%) Oracle Consultant
6 36 (5.29%) Project Manager
7 31 (4.55%) Project Analyst
7 31 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
8 27 (3.96%) Financial Analyst
8 27 (3.96%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 26 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
10 25 (3.67%) Finance Business Analyst
11 24 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
12 20 (2.94%) IT Business Analyst
13 19 (2.79%) Business IT Analyst
13 19 (2.79%) Data Analyst
13 19 (2.79%) Process Analyst
13 19 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.11%) XML
2 19 (2.79%) FpML
3 11 (1.62%) Web Services
4 8 (1.17%) Behat
5 6 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.73%) jQuery
6 5 (0.73%) Middleware
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.44%) .NET
8 3 (0.44%) HTML
9 2 (0.29%) Apache CXF
9 2 (0.29%) JPA
9 2 (0.29%) JSF
9 2 (0.29%) RichFaces
10 1 (0.15%) J2EE
10 1 (0.15%) Java EE
10 1 (0.15%) JSON
10 1 (0.15%) MDX
10 1 (0.15%) REST
10 1 (0.15%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (1.91%) Life Science
5 11 (1.62%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.47%) User Experience
7 8 (1.17%) Derivative
8 7 (1.03%) Data Conversion
8 7 (1.03%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.73%) CESG
10 5 (0.73%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.73%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.73%) SCADA
11 4 (0.59%) Equities
11 4 (0.59%) LIMS
11 4 (0.59%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.44%) EMV
12 3 (0.44%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.06%) Windows
2 5 (0.73%) Linux
2 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (0.44%) Unix
4 1 (0.15%) Android
4 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.15%) CentOS
4 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (17.91%) Business Analysis
2 117 (17.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 104 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (12.33%) Migration
5 81 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 73 (10.72%) Project Management
7 69 (10.13%) Asset Management
8 61 (8.96%) CRM
9 57 (8.37%) Change Management
10 51 (7.49%) Data Analysis
11 50 (7.34%) SDLC
11 50 (7.34%) UML
12 47 (6.90%) Data Modelling
13 45 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (6.46%) ITIL
15 42 (6.17%) BPR
16 40 (5.87%) Waterfall
17 39 (5.73%) Data Migration
17 39 (5.73%) Mentoring
18 38 (5.58%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 83 (12.19%) SQL
2 14 (2.06%) Java
3 11 (1.62%) C#
4 9 (1.32%) Ruby
5 8 (1.17%) C
5 8 (1.17%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.29%) C++
7 2 (0.29%) COBOL
7 2 (0.29%) PeopleCode
8 1 (0.15%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.15%) SOQL
8 1 (0.15%) SOSL
8 1 (0.15%) VB
8 1 (0.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 40 (5.87%) ISEB
2 26 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.67%) Degree
4 13 (1.91%) CISSP
4 13 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.32%) CISM
5 9 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.03%) CISA
7 5 (0.73%) ISACA
8 4 (0.59%) CEH
9 3 (0.44%) MCP
10 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.29%) IIBA
10 2 (0.29%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.15%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.15%) CLAS
11 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.15%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.08%) QA
2 18 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.50%) Solvency II
4 16 (2.35%) MiFID
5 12 (1.76%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.32%) RMADS
6 9 (1.32%) UCITS
7 8 (1.17%) SLA
8 7 (1.03%) AIFMD
8 7 (1.03%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.88%) EMIR
9 6 (0.88%) ISO 9000
9 6 (0.88%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.73%) Basel II
10 5 (0.73%) Basel III
10 5 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.44%) FATCA
11 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.29%) Ansible
2 2 (0.29%) Puppet
2 2 (0.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 72 (10.57%) Oracle
2 59 (8.66%) SAP
3 50 (7.34%) Microsoft
4 27 (3.96%) PeopleSoft
5 23 (3.38%) ServiceNow
6 17 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.32%) Bloomberg
7 9 (1.32%) Citrix
7 9 (1.32%) JD Edwards
7 9 (1.32%) Reuters
8 8 (1.17%) Rally
9 7 (1.03%) HP
9 7 (1.03%) Tableau
10 6 (0.88%) Ariba
11 5 (0.73%) GoldenSource
11 5 (0.73%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.73%) Siebel
11 5 (0.73%) Vermilion
12 4 (0.59%) Misys
12 4 (0.59%) Trillium
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £454 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 27 days ago
England
Edenhouse Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago