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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 289 259 263
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 389 410 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.77% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.02% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 261 209
Average daily rate
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£462 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £389 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.25% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £60.98 £39.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.35% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+56.35% +8.33%

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
42553 40275 36728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.55% 76.11% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27470 25080 22041
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1143 1189 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -32 345 £475 +5.55% 71
London +2 170 £503 +0.50% 36
South East -1 55 £428 +11.03% 10
City of London -12 43 £550 +4.76% 17
Scotland +21 36 £335 -21.17% 2
North West -10 23 £409 +13.54% 3
East of England +5 21 £431 -4.16% 4
South West -22 21 £525 +16.53% 6
Berkshire +2 17 £430 +1.17% 1
West Midlands -3 17 £401 +41.32% 6
Edinburgh +11 16 £370 -22.10% 2
Hampshire +6 13 £375 - 2
North East -19 13 £440 +35.90% 1
East Midlands -5 12 £425 +30.76%
Yorkshire -37 12 £400 +28.51% 2
Glasgow +7 11 £325 -23.52%
Manchester -8 11 £700 +89.83%
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 11 £440 +35.38%
Tyne and Wear -16 11 £440 +35.38%
Wiltshire -11 10 £525 +11.94%
Hertfordshire -10 8 £425 -5.55% 1
Swindon -10 8 £519 +3.80%
East Sussex - 8 £430 -
Suffolk +15 7 £450 -2.70% 3
Lancashire +14 7 £370 +12.12% 2
Slough +10 7 £269 -40.27%
Surrey +7 7 £428 +29.05% 2
Hemel Hempstead +1 7 £450 -
Brighton - 7 £430 -
Bristol +3 5 £608 +42.94% 2

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 286 (34.33%) Finance
2 238 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 172 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 125 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (14.89%) Banking
6 101 (12.12%) Project Management
7 92 (11.04%) Data Modelling
8 91 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
9 83 (9.96%) SQL
10 82 (9.84%) SAP
11 79 (9.48%) CRM
12 78 (9.36%) Migration
13 76 (9.12%) Change Management
14 74 (8.88%) MS Visio
15 73 (8.76%) Oracle
15 73 (8.76%) Data Analysis
16 71 (8.52%) Microsoft
17 67 (8.04%) Use Case
18 64 (7.68%) MS Excel
19 60 (7.20%) Workflow
19 60 (7.20%) Requirements Analysis
20 57 (6.84%) Retail
21 55 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
22 53 (6.36%) Waterfall
22 53 (6.36%) Investment Banking
23 51 (6.12%) ITIL
23 51 (6.12%) UML
24 47 (5.64%) Business Transformation
25 45 (5.40%) Management Information System
26 44 (5.28%) SharePoint

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 44 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.72%) SAS
6 6 (0.72%) IIS
6 6 (0.72%) Lync
7 5 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.24%) Drupal
10 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (8.88%) MS Visio
2 64 (7.68%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.52%) MS Office
4 16 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.76%) Oracle TCA
3 14 (1.68%) SAP FI
3 14 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (1.20%) SAP CO
5 10 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.60%) SAP EWM
7 5 (0.60%) SAP SCM
7 5 (0.60%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.60%) SAP WM
7 5 (0.60%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.60%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.48%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.48%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.48%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (0.96%) SaaS
1 8 (0.96%) Office 365
2 5 (0.60%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.24%) Force.com
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.68%) Internet
2 12 (1.44%) Firewall
3 10 (1.20%) Network Security
4 5 (0.60%) Intranet
5 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.36%) SNMP
5 3 (0.36%) DNS
5 3 (0.36%) ATM
6 2 (0.24%) LAN
6 2 (0.24%) VoIP
6 2 (0.24%) WAN
6 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.24%) SSL
6 2 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.24%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.12%) MVNO
7 1 (0.12%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.12%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.52%) Data Mining
4 11 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.20%) QlikView
6 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.08%) MS Access
7 8 (0.96%) Star Schema
7 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.60%) DataStage
9 5 (0.60%) Big Data
9 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.36%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.36%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (2.04%) JIRA
2 12 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (0.48%) ERwin
3 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.36%) Subversion
4 3 (0.36%) MorphX
5 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.24%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.12%) Hudson
6 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.12%) Toad
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
General
1 286 (34.33%) Finance
2 124 (14.89%) Banking
3 57 (6.84%) Retail
4 53 (6.36%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.36%) Front Office
6 25 (3.00%) Legal
7 17 (2.04%) Law
8 16 (1.92%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.80%) Marketing
10 13 (1.56%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.08%) Billing
13 8 (0.96%) Back Office
14 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.84%) Advertising
15 5 (0.60%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.60%) Automotive
15 5 (0.60%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.48%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 510 (61.22%) Analyst
2 436 (52.34%) Business Analyst
3 121 (14.53%) Consultant
4 76 (9.12%) Architect
5 53 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
6 51 (6.12%) Senior Business Analyst
7 34 (4.08%) Data Analyst
7 34 (4.08%) SAP Consultant
7 34 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 25 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
9 23 (2.76%) IT Business Analyst
10 22 (2.64%) Oracle Consultant
11 21 (2.52%) Change Analyst
11 21 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.40%) Security Analyst
13 19 (2.28%) Process Analyst
14 18 (2.16%) Developer
15 16 (1.92%) Information Analyst
15 16 (1.92%) Information Security Analyst
15 16 (1.92%) Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.28%) Oracle Fusion
2 16 (1.92%) .NET
3 15 (1.80%) Middleware
4 14 (1.68%) XML
5 9 (1.08%) FpML
6 8 (0.96%) Web Services
6 8 (0.96%) J2EE
7 6 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (0.60%) Hibernate
8 5 (0.60%) Spring
9 4 (0.48%) JMS
9 4 (0.48%) HTML
10 3 (0.36%) CSS
10 3 (0.36%) Ajax
10 3 (0.36%) Mason
10 3 (0.36%) SAML
10 3 (0.36%) JSON
10 3 (0.36%) HTML5
11 2 (0.24%) REST
11 2 (0.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.40%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.64%) Derivative
4 18 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (2.16%) NHS
5 17 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.68%) Equities
7 13 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.32%) User Experience
9 10 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.08%) Credit Risk
10 9 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.72%) Data Conversion
11 6 (0.72%) FMCG
12 5 (0.60%) GIS
12 5 (0.60%) Market Risk
12 5 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (0.60%) Social Media
12 5 (0.60%) iPad
13 4 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (1.92%) Windows
2 10 (1.20%) UNIX
3 8 (0.96%) Linux
3 8 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (0.72%) Windows 8
4 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.24%) Android
6 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.12%) AIX
7 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 172 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 125 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (12.12%) Project Management
5 92 (11.04%) Data Modelling
6 79 (9.48%) CRM
7 78 (9.36%) Migration
8 76 (9.12%) Change Management
9 73 (8.76%) Data Analysis
10 67 (8.04%) Use Case
11 60 (7.20%) Requirements Analysis
11 60 (7.20%) Workflow
12 55 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 53 (6.36%) Waterfall
14 51 (6.12%) ITIL
14 51 (6.12%) UML
15 47 (5.64%) Business Transformation
16 43 (5.16%) Data Management
17 42 (5.04%) PRINCE2
17 42 (5.04%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 83 (9.96%) SQL
2 20 (2.40%) Java
3 12 (1.44%) ABAP
4 11 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.32%) PL/SQL
5 10 (1.20%) C
6 8 (0.96%) C#
6 8 (0.96%) C++
6 8 (0.96%) VBA
7 4 (0.48%) PHP
7 4 (0.48%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.48%) X++
8 2 (0.24%) Ruby
8 2 (0.24%) Scala
8 2 (0.24%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.12%) XPath
9 1 (0.12%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.12%) VB
9 1 (0.12%) Perl
9 1 (0.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (4.92%) ISEB
2 38 (4.56%) Degree
3 23 (2.76%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.80%) CISSP
5 11 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.96%) ACCA
7 8 (0.96%) CIMA
8 6 (0.72%) PMP
8 6 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.72%) CISM
9 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.48%) CISA
10 4 (0.48%) GIAC
10 4 (0.48%) MOS
11 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.24%) APMP
12 2 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.72%) Data Quality
2 23 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.28%) Solvency II
4 18 (2.16%) QA
5 17 (2.04%) SLA
6 13 (1.56%) Basel II
6 13 (1.56%) Basel III
7 10 (1.20%) FATCA
7 10 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.96%) COREP
8 8 (0.96%) FINREP
9 6 (0.72%) EMIR
10 5 (0.60%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.48%) MiFID
11 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.36%) GMP
12 3 (0.36%) COBIT
13 2 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.72%) SCCM
1 6 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (0.36%) Foglight
3 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 82 (9.84%) SAP
2 73 (8.76%) Oracle
3 71 (8.52%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.64%) PeopleSoft
5 18 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.92%) Siebel
7 12 (1.44%) IBM
8 10 (1.20%) Business Objects
9 9 (1.08%) VMware
10 8 (0.96%) Cognos
11 7 (0.84%) Citrix
11 7 (0.84%) ATG
12 5 (0.60%) Google
12 5 (0.60%) Adobe
12 5 (0.60%) Cisco
12 5 (0.60%) Remedy
13 4 (0.48%) Informatica
13 4 (0.48%) Vermilion
14 3 (0.36%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.36%) Maxymiser
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Lancashire
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