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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 297 273 252
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -21
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 377 379 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.72% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.96% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 228 219
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -3.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+14.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.98 - £35.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 - -

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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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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 -17 342 £475 +11.76% 70
London +7 162 £500 +4.16% 34
South East +11 70 £375 -3.22% 7
City of London +13 42 £525 +10.52% 15
Scotland +12 30 £335 +3.07% 5
Berkshire +5 25 £453 +6.47% 1
South West +1 22 £510 +16.57% 6
North West -18 20 £418 +15.97% 4
West Midlands -8 17 £500 +22.69% 8
Yorkshire -23 16 £438 +35.65% 5
Surrey +16 15 £428 - 1
Hampshire +1 15 £315 -17.37% 1
Wiltshire -2 15 £500 +10.98% 2
East Midlands -10 15 £450 +38.53% 2
Edinburgh +7 14 £340 - 1
Swindon +6 13 £480 +6.54% 2
Slough - 13 £353 -
East of England +8 12 £425 +6.25% 2
Glasgow 0 12 £300 -29.41% 3
Manchester -11 10 £270 -25.51% 2
Sheffield -1 8 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire -2 8 £500 - 1
Staines - 8 £510 -
Southampton +2 7 £325 -16.12%
West Sussex -12 7 £361 -44.42%
North East -13 6 £575 +78.29%
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £342 -
Reading +8 5 - -
Northamptonshire +4 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Warwickshire +3 5 £495 -

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 266 (33.97%) Finance
2 237 (30.27%) Business Analysis
3 154 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 112 (14.30%) Banking
5 108 (13.79%) Project Management
6 99 (12.64%) SAP
7 97 (12.39%) Data Modelling
8 90 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
8 90 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
9 83 (10.60%) Change Management
10 71 (9.07%) MS Visio
10 71 (9.07%) SQL
11 70 (8.94%) Migration
12 64 (8.17%) Data Analysis
13 63 (8.05%) Microsoft
14 62 (7.92%) CRM
15 60 (7.66%) Oracle
16 59 (7.54%) MS Excel
17 58 (7.41%) Retail
18 57 (7.28%) Use Case
19 53 (6.77%) Workflow
20 52 (6.64%) ISEB
20 52 (6.64%) Requirements Analysis
21 51 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
22 50 (6.39%) Investment Banking
22 50 (6.39%) UML
23 46 (5.87%) Business Transformation
24 45 (5.75%) ITIL
25 43 (5.49%) Validation
26 42 (5.36%) Degree

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.64%) SAS
4 5 (0.64%) IIS
4 5 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.51%) Lync
5 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.26%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.13%) Apache
8 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 71 (9.07%) MS Visio
2 59 (7.54%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.55%) MS Office
4 15 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.40%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.53%) SAP SCM
3 12 (1.53%) SAP FI
4 11 (1.40%) SAP PP
5 10 (1.28%) Oracle TCA
5 10 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (1.15%) SAP CO
6 9 (1.15%) SAP EWM
7 7 (0.89%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.77%) SAP PP-PI
8 6 (0.77%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.64%) SAP WM
9 5 (0.64%) Eagle PACE
9 5 (0.64%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.51%) SAP MII
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.51%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.77%) Office 365
1 6 (0.77%) SaaS
2 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.26%) Force.com
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.15%) Firewall
2 6 (0.77%) Internet
3 5 (0.64%) Intranet
3 5 (0.64%) Network Security
4 4 (0.51%) ATM
5 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.26%) VoIP
7 1 (0.13%) IPv4
7 1 (0.13%) IPv6
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
7 1 (0.13%) Broadband
7 1 (0.13%) LAN
7 1 (0.13%) SDH
7 1 (0.13%) HTTP
7 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.13%) SNMP
7 1 (0.13%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
7 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (2.81%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 9 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.15%) QlikView
5 8 (1.02%) SAP BW
5 8 (1.02%) Star Schema
6 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.77%) SAP HANA
7 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.64%) DataStage
8 5 (0.64%) SAP BI
8 5 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (2.04%) JIRA
2 6 (0.77%) ERwin
3 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.38%) MorphX
5 2 (0.26%) Subversion
5 2 (0.26%) PeopleTools
5 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) Toad
6 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
General
1 266 (33.97%) Finance
2 112 (14.30%) Banking
3 58 (7.41%) Retail
4 50 (6.39%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.94%) Front Office
7 17 (2.17%) Legal
7 17 (2.17%) Retail Banking
8 15 (1.92%) Law
9 12 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.40%) Advertising
11 9 (1.15%) Back Office
11 9 (1.15%) Marketing
12 8 (1.02%) Billing
12 8 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.64%) Automotive
14 4 (0.51%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.38%) Publishing
15 3 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 489 (62.45%) Analyst
2 411 (52.49%) Business Analyst
3 131 (16.73%) Consultant
4 55 (7.02%) Architect
5 50 (6.39%) Senior Analyst
6 48 (6.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 46 (5.87%) SAP Consultant
8 38 (4.85%) Data Analyst
9 34 (4.34%) Project Manager
10 27 (3.45%) IT Business Analyst
10 27 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
11 21 (2.68%) Change Analyst
12 20 (2.55%) Functional Analyst
12 20 (2.55%) Functional Consultant
12 20 (2.55%) Developer
13 18 (2.30%) Oracle Consultant
14 17 (2.17%) Security Analyst
14 17 (2.17%) Business Change Analyst
15 16 (2.04%) Financial Business Analyst
16 15 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.04%) .NET
2 12 (1.53%) XML
3 11 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (1.02%) FpML
5 7 (0.89%) Web Services
6 6 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (0.64%) Mason
8 4 (0.51%) Middleware
9 3 (0.38%) JMS
10 2 (0.26%) Visualforce
10 2 (0.26%) Spring
10 2 (0.26%) MDX
10 2 (0.26%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.26%) SAML
10 2 (0.26%) EDI
10 2 (0.26%) JDBC
10 2 (0.26%) J2EE
11 1 (0.13%) XBRL
11 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.13%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.68%) NHS
4 20 (2.55%) Derivative
5 17 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (1.92%) Equities
7 14 (1.79%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.40%) Data Conversion
9 10 (1.28%) FMCG
10 6 (0.77%) User Experience
10 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.77%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (0.64%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.64%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.64%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.64%) iPad
12 4 (0.51%) RMADS
13 3 (0.38%) EPoS
13 3 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.53%) Windows
2 9 (1.15%) UNIX
3 5 (0.64%) Linux
4 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
4 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.13%) AIX
5 1 (0.13%) Android
5 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (30.27%) Business Analysis
2 154 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 108 (13.79%) Project Management
4 97 (12.39%) Data Modelling
5 90 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (10.60%) Change Management
7 70 (8.94%) Migration
8 64 (8.17%) Data Analysis
9 62 (7.92%) CRM
10 57 (7.28%) Use Case
11 53 (6.77%) Workflow
12 52 (6.64%) Requirements Analysis
13 51 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 50 (6.39%) UML
15 46 (5.87%) Business Transformation
16 45 (5.75%) ITIL
17 43 (5.49%) Validation
18 40 (5.11%) PRINCE2
19 39 (4.98%) BPR
20 37 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 71 (9.07%) SQL
2 18 (2.30%) ABAP
2 18 (2.30%) Java
3 11 (1.40%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.15%) PL/SQL
4 9 (1.15%) C
5 8 (1.02%) C++
6 7 (0.89%) C#
7 6 (0.77%) VBA
8 4 (0.51%) X++
8 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.26%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.26%) Delphi
9 2 (0.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.13%) REXX
10 1 (0.13%) Perl
10 1 (0.13%) VB
10 1 (0.13%) Python
10 1 (0.13%) JCL
10 1 (0.13%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 52 (6.64%) ISEB
2 42 (5.36%) Degree
3 17 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.15%) CISSP
7 7 (0.89%) ACCA
7 7 (0.89%) CIMA
8 6 (0.77%) MOS
9 4 (0.51%) PMP
9 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.38%) CISM
11 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.26%) CISA
11 2 (0.26%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.07%) Solvency II
2 20 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.43%) QA
4 15 (1.92%) Basel III
5 14 (1.79%) Basel II
6 12 (1.53%) FATCA
6 12 (1.53%) SLA
7 11 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.02%) COREP
8 8 (1.02%) FINREP
9 6 (0.77%) EMIR
10 5 (0.64%) MiFID
10 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.51%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.38%) GMP
12 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.26%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (0.51%) SCCM
2 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.13%) Foglight
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 99 (12.64%) SAP
2 63 (8.05%) Microsoft
3 60 (7.66%) Oracle
4 25 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (3.19%) PeopleSoft
5 18 (2.30%) Siebel
6 12 (1.53%) IBM
7 11 (1.40%) Business Objects
8 10 (1.28%) Cognos
9 6 (0.77%) VMware
9 6 (0.77%) ATG
10 5 (0.64%) Vermilion
11 4 (0.51%) Ariba
11 4 (0.51%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.51%) Informatica
12 3 (0.38%) Fidessa
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco
12 3 (0.38%) iSOFT
12 3 (0.38%) Remedy
12 3 (0.38%) Charles River
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Thames Tideway Tunnel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £525 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £51 - £550 per day
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Orgtel
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