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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 282 273 261
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 391 378 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.72% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.97% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 233 251
Average daily rate
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£470 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.19 £90.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.89% +188.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £90.00 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.04 £90.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.19 £90.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-60.89% +350.00%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 -10 362 £475 +11.76% 67
London +11 187 £500 +11.11% 29
South East +11 49 £388 -6.90% 8
City of London +14 44 £525 +10.52% 14
South West -29 30 £500 +25.00% 8
East Midlands +1 25 £388 -8.82% 1
Yorkshire +10 20 £373 -16.75% 6
Wiltshire -2 15 £500 +21.95% 4
West Midlands -22 15 £405 -3.28% 3
Berkshire +10 14 £425 +10.03%
Scotland -15 14 £450 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +10 13 £380 -15.55% 4
North West -1 13 £444 -1.38% 6
Leeds +6 12 £380 -15.08% 2
Surrey -5 11 £438 +1.74% 3
Docklands, London +22 10 £500 -4.76%
East of England -23 10 £463 +15.62% 4
Manchester - 8 £388 - 3
South Yorkshire +13 7 £318 +51.19% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £363 -0.68% 2
Milton Keynes - 7 £363 -
Edinburgh -4 6 £470 +13.93%
Northamptonshire -7 6 £450 -5.21%
Hampshire -10 6 £300 -36.84% 1
Glasgow -10 6 £338 -38.63% 1
Middlesex +8 5 £370 -
Gloucestershire -12 5 £500 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £388 -
Nottingham +20 4 £310 -
Reading +14 4 - -

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 242 (30.25%) Finance
2 178 (22.25%) Business Analysis
3 149 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 107 (13.38%) SAP
4 107 (13.38%) Banking
5 91 (11.38%) Change Management
6 84 (10.50%) Project Management
7 79 (9.88%) Migration
8 77 (9.63%) CRM
9 75 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (8.63%) Validation
11 67 (8.38%) Microsoft
11 67 (8.38%) Requirements Analysis
12 65 (8.13%) Retail
13 63 (7.88%) Degree
14 62 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 61 (7.63%) Oracle
16 55 (6.88%) Management Information System
16 55 (6.88%) UML
16 55 (6.88%) Use Case
17 51 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
18 50 (6.25%) MS Excel
19 48 (6.00%) Siebel
19 48 (6.00%) SQL
19 48 (6.00%) PeopleSoft
20 45 (5.63%) Data Modelling
20 45 (5.63%) Information Security
21 44 (5.50%) Security Cleared
22 43 (5.38%) MS Visio
22 43 (5.38%) ERP

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.38%) CMS
3 10 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.63%) Confluence
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.38%) Drupal
8 2 (0.25%) Lync
8 2 (0.25%) SAS
8 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.13%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 43 (5.38%) MS Visio
3 35 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.88%) MS Office
5 19 (2.38%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 14 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.50%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (1.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 12 (1.50%) SAP PS
3 10 (1.25%) SAP SD
4 9 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.75%) SAP SRM
6 6 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.75%) SAP QM
7 5 (0.63%) SAP APO
7 5 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.63%) SAP WM
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.50%) SAP PM
8 4 (0.50%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.50%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.63%) PaaS
2 5 (0.63%) SaaS
2 5 (0.63%) IaaS
3 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.25%) Force.com
3 2 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.75%) Network Security
2 11 (1.38%) WAN
3 10 (1.25%) Firewall
3 10 (1.25%) LAN
4 5 (0.63%) DMZ
4 5 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (0.50%) Internet
5 4 (0.50%) Wireless
5 4 (0.50%) DHCP
5 4 (0.50%) DNS
5 4 (0.50%) ATM
6 3 (0.38%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.25%) VPN
7 2 (0.25%) SMS
8 1 (0.13%) LDAP
8 1 (0.13%) Broadband
8 1 (0.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 15 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 8 (1.00%) MS Access
5 7 (0.88%) SAP BW
6 5 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.50%) Big Data
7 4 (0.50%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.50%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.38%) DB2
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.25%) KDB
9 2 (0.25%) QlikView
9 2 (0.25%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.13%) OLAP
10 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.13%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 10 (1.25%) JIRA
2 4 (0.50%) RequisitePro
2 4 (0.50%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.38%) FishEye
4 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.25%) Maven
4 2 (0.25%) Toad
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Developer 2000
5 1 (0.13%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 242 (30.25%) Finance
2 107 (13.38%) Banking
3 65 (8.13%) Retail
4 30 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.38%) Billing
6 20 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.50%) Publishing
7 17 (2.13%) Retail Banking
8 15 (1.88%) Marketing
9 14 (1.75%) Front Office
9 14 (1.75%) Legal
9 14 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.63%) Back Office
10 13 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.63%) General Ledger
11 9 (1.13%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.00%) Automotive
13 6 (0.75%) German Language
14 4 (0.50%) Games
15 3 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 506 (63.25%) Analyst
2 372 (46.50%) Business Analyst
3 113 (14.13%) Consultant
4 69 (8.63%) Architect
5 57 (7.13%) Senior Analyst
6 56 (7.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 49 (6.13%) Project Manager
8 41 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
9 39 (4.88%) SAP Consultant
10 31 (3.88%) Siebel Analyst
11 28 (3.50%) Functional Analyst
12 25 (3.13%) Functional Consultant
13 21 (2.63%) Security Analyst
13 21 (2.63%) Solutions Analyst
14 19 (2.38%) Agile Business Analyst
14 19 (2.38%) Data Analyst
15 17 (2.13%) Systems Analyst
15 17 (2.13%) Banking Business Analyst
15 17 (2.13%) MI Analyst
16 16 (2.00%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.50%) XML
2 9 (1.13%) .NET
3 8 (1.00%) HTML
4 7 (0.88%) Mason
5 5 (0.63%) CSS
6 4 (0.50%) Middleware
7 3 (0.38%) J2EE
7 3 (0.38%) FpML
7 3 (0.38%) JSON
8 2 (0.25%) MCollective
8 2 (0.25%) HTML5
8 2 (0.25%) jQuery
8 2 (0.25%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.25%) Velocity
8 2 (0.25%) Ajax
8 2 (0.25%) EDI
8 2 (0.25%) Flash
9 1 (0.13%) XHTML
9 1 (0.13%) CGI
9 1 (0.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.88%) Management Information System
2 51 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.13%) FMCG
4 16 (2.00%) User Experience
5 11 (1.38%) Derivative
6 10 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.00%) SWIFT
8 8 (1.00%) NHS
9 6 (0.75%) Economics
10 5 (0.63%) IVR
10 5 (0.63%) SecurID
10 5 (0.63%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.63%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.50%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.50%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.50%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.38%) Windows
2 12 (1.50%) UNIX
3 8 (1.00%) Linux
4 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (0.75%) Solaris
6 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.50%) Android
7 2 (0.25%) CentOS
7 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.25%) VMS
7 2 (0.25%) zOS
7 2 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (22.25%) Business Analysis
2 149 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 91 (11.38%) Change Management
4 84 (10.50%) Project Management
5 79 (9.88%) Migration
6 77 (9.63%) CRM
7 75 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (8.63%) Validation
9 67 (8.38%) Requirements Analysis
10 62 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 55 (6.88%) UML
11 55 (6.88%) Use Case
12 45 (5.63%) Data Modelling
12 45 (5.63%) Information Security
13 43 (5.38%) ERP
14 42 (5.25%) BPR
15 39 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 37 (4.63%) Business Transformation
17 33 (4.13%) Data Migration
18 32 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 48 (6.00%) SQL
2 11 (1.38%) Java
3 7 (0.88%) C
4 5 (0.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.63%) ABAP
5 4 (0.50%) VBA
6 3 (0.38%) VB
6 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.38%) Ruby
6 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.25%) C#
7 2 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.13%) VBScript
8 1 (0.13%) C++
8 1 (0.13%) Perl
8 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (7.88%) Degree
2 44 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 34 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.13%) ISEB
5 18 (2.25%) CISSP
6 9 (1.13%) CISM
6 9 (1.13%) CIMA
7 8 (1.00%) CISA
7 8 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.88%) ACCA
9 5 (0.63%) PMP
9 5 (0.63%) MBA
9 5 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.50%) IIBA
11 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.38%) CCNA
11 3 (0.38%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.13%) Solvency II
2 19 (2.38%) Basel III
3 17 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (2.00%) QA
4 16 (2.00%) Basel II
5 15 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.38%) SLA
7 9 (1.13%) FATCA
8 7 (0.88%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.88%) COREP
8 7 (0.88%) FINREP
9 4 (0.50%) EMIR
9 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.25%) COBIT
11 2 (0.25%) MiFID
11 2 (0.25%) BS7799
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.13%) GAAP
System Software
1 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.88%) Active Directory
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%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (0.25%) Nessus
3 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 107 (13.38%) SAP
2 67 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 61 (7.63%) Oracle
4 48 (6.00%) Siebel
4 48 (6.00%) PeopleSoft
5 19 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.13%) Cognos
7 16 (2.00%) Primavera
8 15 (1.88%) IBM
9 10 (1.25%) Citrix
10 8 (1.00%) VMware
10 8 (1.00%) Business Objects
11 7 (0.88%) JDA
11 7 (0.88%) Pegasus
11 7 (0.88%) HP
12 6 (0.75%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.63%) Adobe
13 5 (0.63%) Sun
13 5 (0.63%) Open Text
13 5 (0.63%) Actimize
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £601 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cumbria
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Mason Frank
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent
360 Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago