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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 108 70 96
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +26
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 6 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 1.36% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.97% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £310 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £444 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year
-73.41% -
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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
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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
Birmingham -15 3 £400 -
Coventry - 1 £638 -
Warwickshire - - - -
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) CRM
4 3 (14.29%) Siebel
4 3 (14.29%) Use Case
4 3 (14.29%) Customer Insight
5 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
5 2 (9.52%) Marketing
5 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
5 2 (9.52%) Validation
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) SMS
5 2 (9.52%) BPR
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Military
6 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.76%) GIS
6 1 (4.76%) ESRI
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Agresso
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Military
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) Local Government
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
2 13 (61.90%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Siebel Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) GIS
1 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
3 3 (14.29%) Use Case
3 3 (14.29%) Customer Insight
4 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
4 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) BPR
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Data Management
5 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Siebel
2 1 (4.76%) ESRI
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Capita