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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 293 251 269
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +18
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 388 399 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.76% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.03% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 236 260
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.39 £67.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.03% +114.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £67.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-77.03% +235.00%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -26 363 £475 +11.82% 90
London -8 203 £520 +18.18% 48
City of London +20 60 £525 +16.66% 22
South East -16 49 £425 +11.11% 9
South West -28 25 £475 +16.92% 6
East Midlands +8 21 £476 +36.83% 2
Yorkshire +4 17 £373 -17.22% 5
West Midlands -26 15 £400 - 8
North West -1 14 £413 +1.53% 3
Scotland -8 14 £450 +12.50%
Wiltshire -9 12 £475 +11.43% 3
Docklands, London +21 11 £550 +4.76%
Berkshire +10 11 £400 +11.11% 2
East of England -15 11 £500 +35.13% 8
West Yorkshire -8 10 £380 -16.39% 3
Surrey -18 10 £445 +18.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £375 +2.73%
Leeds -3 9 £380 -15.55%
Milton Keynes - 8 £375 -
Manchester +4 7 £300 -17.24% 2
Edinburgh -4 7 £450 +12.50%
Middlesex +9 6 £448 -
South Yorkshire +7 6 £325 +54.76% 2
Northamptonshire -5 6 £476 -
Gloucestershire -15 5 £225 - 1
Birmingham -17 5 £400 -3.03% 3
Sheffield +7 4 £338 +60.71% 2
Hampshire -14 4 £300 -31.42%
Essex -14 4 £538 +65.38%
Bristol -24 4 £470 +23.68% 2

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 249 (31.20%) Finance
2 167 (20.93%) Business Analysis
3 155 (19.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 125 (15.66%) Banking
5 108 (13.53%) SAP
6 101 (12.66%) Change Management
7 90 (11.28%) Project Management
8 75 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (9.15%) Migration
10 71 (8.90%) Retail
11 68 (8.52%) Microsoft
12 67 (8.40%) CRM
13 66 (8.27%) Requirements Analysis
14 60 (7.52%) Degree
15 57 (7.14%) SQL
16 56 (7.02%) Validation
16 56 (7.02%) Use Case
17 55 (6.89%) Management Information System
18 54 (6.77%) UML
19 52 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
20 48 (6.02%) Oracle
21 46 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
22 45 (5.64%) MS Excel
23 44 (5.51%) PeopleSoft
24 43 (5.39%) Siebel
24 43 (5.39%) Information Security
25 42 (5.26%) BPR
25 42 (5.26%) Data Modelling
26 41 (5.14%) MS Visio
27 40 (5.01%) E-Commerce

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.88%) CMS
3 10 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (0.63%) Confluence
5 5 (0.63%) Lync
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.38%) Drupal
8 2 (0.25%) SAS
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.14%) MS Visio
3 38 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (3.01%) MS Office
5 22 (2.76%) MS Project
6 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 13 (1.63%) SAP PS
2 11 (1.38%) SAP SRM
3 10 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.00%) SAP SD
5 7 (0.88%) SAP QM
6 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.63%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.50%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.50%) SAP WM
7 4 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.38%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.63%) PaaS
2 6 (0.75%) IaaS
3 4 (0.50%) SaaS
4 2 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.25%) Force.com
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.13%) Network Security
2 12 (1.50%) LAN
2 12 (1.50%) WAN
3 11 (1.38%) Firewall
4 5 (0.63%) DMZ
4 5 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (0.50%) DHCP
5 4 (0.50%) ATM
5 4 (0.50%) DNS
6 3 (0.38%) VPN
6 3 (0.38%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.25%) Internet
7 2 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.25%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (0.25%) SMS
7 2 (0.25%) LDAP
8 1 (0.13%) Intranet
8 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 18 (2.26%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 8 (1.00%) MS Access
5 8 (1.00%) SAP BW
6 5 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.50%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.50%) Big Data
7 4 (0.50%) SAP BI
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.38%) DB2
9 2 (0.25%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.25%) KDB
9 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.13%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.13%) Triplestore
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.25%) JIRA
2 5 (0.63%) Rational Rose
3 4 (0.50%) RequisitePro
4 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.38%) FishEye
5 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.25%) Maven
5 2 (0.25%) Toad
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Developer 2000
6 1 (0.13%) ProC
6 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 249 (31.20%) Finance
2 125 (15.66%) Banking
3 71 (8.90%) Retail
4 33 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.38%) Front Office
6 26 (3.26%) Billing
7 24 (3.01%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.76%) Retail Banking
9 19 (2.38%) Publishing
10 17 (2.13%) Legal
11 15 (1.88%) Marketing
12 14 (1.75%) General Ledger
12 14 (1.75%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.75%) Back Office
13 13 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (1.13%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.63%) Automotive
15 5 (0.63%) Law
16 4 (0.50%) German Language
17 3 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 491 (61.53%) Analyst
2 368 (46.12%) Business Analyst
3 108 (13.53%) Consultant
4 70 (8.77%) Architect
5 56 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
6 55 (6.89%) Senior Business Analyst
6 55 (6.89%) Project Manager
7 43 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
8 40 (5.01%) SAP Consultant
9 27 (3.38%) Siebel Analyst
10 24 (3.01%) Functional Analyst
11 20 (2.51%) Data Analyst
11 20 (2.51%) Solutions Analyst
12 17 (2.13%) Banking Business Analyst
12 17 (2.13%) Functional Consultant
13 15 (1.88%) Security Analyst
13 15 (1.88%) Security Consultant
13 15 (1.88%) PeopleSoft Consultant
13 15 (1.88%) SAP Analyst
14 13 (1.63%) Peoplesoft Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.50%) XML
2 9 (1.13%) .NET
3 8 (1.00%) HTML
3 8 (1.00%) Mason
4 5 (0.63%) Middleware
4 5 (0.63%) CSS
5 3 (0.38%) J2EE
5 3 (0.38%) FpML
6 2 (0.25%) Ajax
6 2 (0.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.25%) JSON
6 2 (0.25%) HTML5
6 2 (0.25%) MCollective
6 2 (0.25%) Velocity
6 2 (0.25%) jQuery
6 2 (0.25%) Flash
6 2 (0.25%) EDI
7 1 (0.13%) CGI
7 1 (0.13%) XHTML
7 1 (0.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.89%) Management Information System
2 46 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.26%) FMCG
4 19 (2.38%) User Experience
5 12 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.38%) Derivative
7 10 (1.25%) Market Risk
8 9 (1.13%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.00%) SWIFT
9 8 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.00%) NHS
10 5 (0.63%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.63%) SecurID
11 4 (0.50%) Equities
11 4 (0.50%) AS400
11 4 (0.50%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.50%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (4.01%) Windows
2 14 (1.75%) UNIX
3 10 (1.25%) Linux
3 10 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.75%) Solaris
7 5 (0.63%) Android
7 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.25%) VMS
9 2 (0.25%) AIX
9 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) zOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.25%) CentOS
9 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (20.93%) Business Analysis
2 155 (19.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 101 (12.66%) Change Management
4 90 (11.28%) Project Management
5 75 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (9.15%) Migration
7 67 (8.40%) CRM
8 66 (8.27%) Requirements Analysis
9 56 (7.02%) Use Case
9 56 (7.02%) Validation
10 54 (6.77%) UML
11 52 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (5.39%) Information Security
13 42 (5.26%) Data Modelling
13 42 (5.26%) BPR
14 40 (5.01%) E-Commerce
14 40 (5.01%) ERP
14 40 (5.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 39 (4.89%) Business Transformation
16 34 (4.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (7.14%) SQL
2 14 (1.75%) Java
3 7 (0.88%) C
4 5 (0.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.63%) ABAP
4 5 (0.63%) VB
5 4 (0.50%) VBA
6 3 (0.38%) Ruby
6 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.25%) Perl
7 2 (0.25%) PHP
7 2 (0.25%) C#
7 2 (0.25%) VBScript
8 1 (0.13%) C++
8 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (7.52%) Degree
2 38 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.76%) ISEB
5 16 (2.01%) CISSP
6 9 (1.13%) CISM
7 8 (1.00%) CIMA
8 7 (0.88%) ACCA
9 6 (0.75%) CISA
10 5 (0.63%) IIBA
11 4 (0.50%) PMP
11 4 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.38%) CCNA
12 3 (0.38%) MBA
12 3 (0.38%) ISSAP
12 3 (0.38%) MCTS
13 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.01%) Solvency II
2 20 (2.51%) Basel III
3 19 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (2.01%) Basel II
4 16 (2.01%) QA
5 14 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.38%) SLA
6 11 (1.38%) FATCA
7 8 (1.00%) COREP
7 8 (1.00%) FINREP
8 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.63%) EMIR
9 5 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.50%) P3O
10 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.38%) COBIT
12 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.38%) XenApp
4 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.25%) Puppet
2 2 (0.25%) Nessus
2 2 (0.25%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 108 (13.53%) SAP
2 68 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 48 (6.02%) Oracle
4 44 (5.51%) PeopleSoft
5 43 (5.39%) Siebel
6 17 (2.13%) Primavera
7 16 (2.01%) Cognos
7 16 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.88%) IBM
9 12 (1.50%) HP
10 11 (1.38%) Adobe
11 10 (1.25%) Citrix
12 9 (1.13%) Business Objects
13 8 (1.00%) VMware
14 7 (0.88%) JDA
15 6 (0.75%) CheckPoint
15 6 (0.75%) Bloomberg
15 6 (0.75%) Actimize
15 6 (0.75%) thinkFolio
16 5 (0.63%) Fortinet
UK
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedfordshire
OCS Resourcing
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 20 hours ago
United Kingdom
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Picture Staffing
Rate: Rate dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £601 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago