The first table below looks at the demand for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 104 92 89
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 14 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.60% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.88% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Average daily rate £363 £375 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £326 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £470 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £91.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-79.17% +421.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 5 £325 -29.72% 1
Coventry -8 2 £510 -
Warwickshire -2 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (35.71%) SAP
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Billing
3 5 (17.86%) Analytics
4 4 (14.29%) Big Data
4 4 (14.29%) Data Governance
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) SAP PM
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) CRM
4 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) Agresso
5 3 (10.71%) Information Security
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) SAP CS
5 3 (10.71%) System Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Information Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (7.14%) BPMN
6 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.14%) Data Conversion
6 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Documentum
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) SAP PM
2 3 (10.71%) Agresso
2 3 (10.71%) SAP CS
3 2 (7.14%) Maximo
3 2 (7.14%) SAP SD
4 1 (3.57%) Exchequer
4 1 (3.57%) SAP MM
4 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Billing
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 6 (21.43%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Information Architect
4 3 (10.71%) SAP PM Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) SAP SD Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Implementation Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Process Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) SAP MM Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Data Conversion
1 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Analytics
2 4 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
2 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.29%) CRM
2 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) System Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Information Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) BPMN
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) ABAP
2 1 (3.57%) VBA
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle