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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 318 281 307
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +26
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 333 381 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.75% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.97% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 231 194
Average daily rate £475 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £60.25 £11.63 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+418.27% -57.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £9.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £31.53 £71.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.25 £11.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+418.27% -41.87%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -30 300 £475 - 67
London -48 139 £525 +2.43% 32
South East +9 64 £450 +12.50% 13
City of London +17 26 £538 +13.15% 8
South West -4 25 £475 -5.00% 1
Surrey +1 22 £525 +7.69% 1
Scotland -9 21 £356 +2.51% 2
West Midlands -3 20 £400 +22.60% 3
Edinburgh -2 19 £363 -13.17% 1
Yorkshire -2 17 £325 +4.00% 6
North West -11 17 £425 +4.93% 8
Berkshire +3 15 £375 -6.25% 2
West Yorkshire +5 14 £325 +4.00% 2
Leeds -7 12 £325 +8.33% 2
Manchester -8 12 £403 +34.16% 5
Hampshire +7 11 £475 +52.00% 2
Somerset +9 10 £475 +52.00%
Bath +5 10 £475 -26.92%
East of England -17 9 £450 -3.74% 1
Birmingham - 7 £415 - 2
Basingstoke - 7 £520 -
Suffolk +4 6 £438 -7.89%
Gloucestershire - 6 £480 -
West Sussex +10 5 £360 -
Bristol -1 5 £400 +14.28% 1
Cheltenham - 5 £480 -
Northamptonshire +15 4 £500 +5.15% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £398 +8.90% 2
Ipswich +8 4 £438 -7.89%
Coventry +1 4 £406 +30.00%

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 243 (36.87%) Finance
2 163 (24.73%) Business Analysis
3 130 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (19.12%) Banking
4 126 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (13.35%) Migration
6 80 (12.14%) Project Management
7 77 (11.68%) Oracle
8 74 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
9 70 (10.62%) Change Management
10 63 (9.56%) Data Analysis
11 60 (9.10%) Use Case
11 60 (9.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 59 (8.95%) Asset Management
13 58 (8.80%) CRM
14 57 (8.65%) SQL
15 56 (8.50%) SAP
15 56 (8.50%) Waterfall
16 55 (8.35%) ITIL
17 54 (8.19%) Data Migration
18 52 (7.89%) Target Operating Model
19 50 (7.59%) Microsoft
19 50 (7.59%) Validation
20 49 (7.44%) MS Visio
21 48 (7.28%) PRINCE2
21 48 (7.28%) Degree
22 46 (6.98%) Data Modelling
23 45 (6.83%) Investment Banking
23 45 (6.83%) User Stories
24 44 (6.68%) SDLC

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.21%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 4 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.46%) Lync
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.30%) CMS
5 2 (0.30%) Confluence
5 2 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.15%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (7.44%) MS Visio
2 32 (4.86%) MS Excel
3 28 (4.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.12%) MS Office
5 11 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (4.70%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (4.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (1.67%) SAP FI
6 10 (1.52%) SAP CO
6 10 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (1.52%) SAP HCM
7 9 (1.37%) Eagle PACE
7 9 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (1.06%) SAP MM
9 6 (0.91%) Oracle CRM
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.61%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.61%) SAP HR
12 3 (0.46%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) GitHub
4 1 (0.15%) IaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.82%) Internet
2 6 (0.91%) LAN
3 4 (0.61%) WAN
4 3 (0.46%) Wireless
5 2 (0.30%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.15%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) MVNO
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (2.28%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.37%) MS Access
4 9 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.61%) Big Data
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.61%) QlikView
8 3 (0.46%) GIS
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.30%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.30%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.52%) JIRA
2 4 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (0.61%) Subversion
3 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.46%) FitNesse
3 3 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.46%) Selenium
3 3 (0.46%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.30%) JBehave
4 2 (0.30%) Maven
4 2 (0.30%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.15%) Ant
5 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.15%) LSMW
General
1 243 (36.87%) Finance
2 126 (19.12%) Banking
3 45 (6.83%) Investment Banking
4 41 (6.22%) Retail
5 28 (4.25%) Legal
6 19 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.43%) Advertising
9 13 (1.97%) Front Office
9 13 (1.97%) Law
10 12 (1.82%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.67%) Back Office
12 10 (1.52%) Marketing
13 9 (1.37%) Publishing
14 8 (1.21%) Billing
14 8 (1.21%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.46%) Automotive
17 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 365 (55.39%) Analyst
2 314 (47.65%) Business Analyst
3 106 (16.08%) Consultant
4 43 (6.53%) Project Manager
5 40 (6.07%) Data Business Analyst
6 38 (5.77%) Architect
7 35 (5.31%) Functional Consultant
8 31 (4.70%) Senior Analyst
9 28 (4.25%) Oracle Consultant
9 28 (4.25%) SAP Consultant
9 28 (4.25%) Senior Business Analyst
10 27 (4.10%) Financial Analyst
11 25 (3.79%) Finance Business Analyst
12 23 (3.49%) Banking Analyst
13 21 (3.19%) Business IT Analyst
13 21 (3.19%) Business Systems Analyst
13 21 (3.19%) IT Analyst
13 21 (3.19%) IT Business Analyst
14 20 (3.03%) Business Change Analyst
15 19 (2.88%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.52%) .NET
2 8 (1.21%) Middleware
2 8 (1.21%) Web Services
3 7 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.76%) XML
5 4 (0.61%) FpML
6 3 (0.46%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.30%) Apache CXF
7 2 (0.30%) Behat
7 2 (0.30%) EDI
7 2 (0.30%) JPA
7 2 (0.30%) JSF
7 2 (0.30%) RichFaces
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.15%) J2EE
8 1 (0.15%) Java EE
8 1 (0.15%) Mason
8 1 (0.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.12%) Data Centre
3 14 (2.12%) Derivative
4 9 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.37%) Reinsurance
5 8 (1.21%) Data Conversion
6 7 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.06%) User Experience
7 6 (0.91%) Life Science
8 5 (0.76%) CESG
8 5 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.76%) IVR
8 5 (0.76%) NHS
9 4 (0.61%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.61%) FMCG
9 4 (0.61%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.61%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (1.97%) Windows
2 5 (0.76%) Unix
3 4 (0.61%) Linux
3 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.30%) Android
4 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (24.73%) Business Analysis
2 130 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (13.35%) Migration
5 80 (12.14%) Project Management
6 70 (10.62%) Change Management
7 63 (9.56%) Data Analysis
8 60 (9.10%) Use Case
8 60 (9.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (8.95%) Asset Management
10 58 (8.80%) CRM
11 56 (8.50%) Waterfall
12 55 (8.35%) ITIL
13 54 (8.19%) Data Migration
14 52 (7.89%) Target Operating Model
15 50 (7.59%) Validation
16 48 (7.28%) PRINCE2
17 46 (6.98%) Data Modelling
18 45 (6.83%) User Stories
19 44 (6.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (8.65%) SQL
2 10 (1.52%) Java
3 6 (0.91%) C
4 4 (0.61%) C#
4 4 (0.61%) Python
5 3 (0.46%) ABAP
5 3 (0.46%) Ruby
6 2 (0.30%) AWK
6 2 (0.30%) C++
6 2 (0.30%) Perl
6 2 (0.30%) sed
6 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.30%) X++
7 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.15%) VB
7 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (7.28%) Degree
2 41 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 33 (5.01%) ISEB
4 27 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.21%) CISSP
8 7 (1.06%) SAP Certification
9 6 (0.91%) APMP
9 6 (0.91%) CISA
9 6 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.91%) PMP
10 5 (0.76%) CISM
10 5 (0.76%) IIBA
11 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.46%) MCP
13 2 (0.30%) ACCA
13 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.30%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.55%) MiFID
2 29 (4.40%) QA
3 23 (3.49%) Data Quality
4 17 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (2.12%) SLA
6 13 (1.97%) Solvency II
7 11 (1.67%) FATCA
8 9 (1.37%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.37%) RMADS
9 8 (1.21%) Basel III
9 8 (1.21%) EMIR
9 8 (1.21%) PCI DSS
10 7 (1.06%) Basel II
10 7 (1.06%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (1.06%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.61%) ISO22301
11 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.61%) UCITS
12 3 (0.46%) ISO26262
12 3 (0.46%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) Firmware
2 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) Ansible
1 1 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.15%) Nessus
1 1 (0.15%) Netcool
1 1 (0.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
1 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.15%) Puppet
1 1 (0.15%) QRadar
1 1 (0.15%) RSA Security Analytics
1 1 (0.15%) SCCM
1 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (11.68%) Oracle
2 56 (8.50%) SAP
3 50 (7.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.21%) CA
5 8 (1.21%) JD Edwards
6 7 (1.06%) IBM
6 7 (1.06%) Vermilion
7 6 (0.91%) Nimsoft
8 5 (0.76%) Adobe
8 5 (0.76%) Google
9 4 (0.61%) Citrix
9 4 (0.61%) Pega
9 4 (0.61%) Remedy
9 4 (0.61%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.61%) VMware
10 3 (0.46%) New Relic
10 3 (0.46%) Perforce
10 3 (0.46%) Sage
10 3 (0.46%) Splunk
Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Accomodation and expenses covered
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
North East
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £60.98 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £501600 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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North London
Pesaro
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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City, London
McGregor Boyall
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North West England
Computer Futures
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City of London
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Kent
Nigel Frank International
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Manchester
Oho Group
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Bristol
Orgtel
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London
Talent Point
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