The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 115 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 25 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.72% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.94% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 10
Median daily rate £400 £401 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% +21.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £384
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £60.98 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-38.50% +56.35%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2455 1809 1834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.11% 76.17% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1484 1122 969
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 139
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing GAP Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GAP Analysis across the West Midlands region.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the West Midlands region.

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 11 £375 -25.00% 1
Coventry 0 7 £413 -13.15%
Staffordshire +7 4 £375 -6.48%
Warwickshire -8 2 £413 -35.54%
Solihull -18 1 £400 +23.07%
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 16 (32.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 13 (26.53%) Migration
3 13 (26.53%) Data Migration
4 11 (22.45%) Finance
4 11 (22.45%) Data Analysis
5 10 (20.41%) Use Case
5 10 (20.41%) User Stories
6 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.37%) Target Operating Model
6 9 (18.37%) SQL
6 9 (18.37%) UML
6 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
7 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (16.33%) Change Management
7 8 (16.33%) Internet
7 8 (16.33%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (16.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.29%) BPR
8 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 6 (12.24%) CRM
9 6 (12.24%) MS Visio
9 6 (12.24%) Scrum
10 5 (10.20%) Business Continuity
10 5 (10.20%) Banking
10 5 (10.20%) Fault Management
10 5 (10.20%) Business Development
10 5 (10.20%) SharePoint

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Visio
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.08%) MS Office
5 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (4.08%) SAP PP
1 2 (4.08%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.04%) HFM
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.04%) SAP CS
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) NAS
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.20%) MS Access
3 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (6.12%) Big Data
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) General Ledger
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (77.55%) Analyst
2 33 (67.35%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Consultant
3 5 (10.20%) Digital Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Digital Business Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Process Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Public Sector Business Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Project Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Big Data Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) ERP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Unix
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 13 (26.53%) Data Migration
3 13 (26.53%) Migration
4 11 (22.45%) Data Analysis
5 10 (20.41%) Use Case
5 10 (20.41%) User Stories
6 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
6 9 (18.37%) Target Operating Model
6 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.37%) UML
7 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.33%) Change Management
7 8 (16.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (16.33%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.29%) BPR
9 6 (12.24%) CRM
9 6 (12.24%) Scrum
10 5 (10.20%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) ISEB
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CISM
3 1 (2.04%) CISSP
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.04%) Basel II
4 1 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.16%) SAP
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.04%) Pega