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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 107 111 91
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 8 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.55% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.76% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -12.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £423
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £15.39 £63.00
% change year-on-year
+296.36% -75.57%
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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
1847 1846 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.84% 72.22% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 972 741
Average daily rate £400 £370 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 124 59
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
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 4 September 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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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
Coventry +1 2 £400 +6.66% 2
Solihull - 2 £325 -
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England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 12 (46.15%) Data Modelling
2 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
3 7 (26.92%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (23.08%) Business Development
4 6 (23.08%) Use Case
4 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Target Operating Model
4 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 6 (23.08%) UML
4 6 (23.08%) RUP
4 6 (23.08%) Six Sigma
4 6 (23.08%) Benchmarking
4 6 (23.08%) BPR
4 6 (23.08%) SLA
4 6 (23.08%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
5 5 (19.23%) CRM
5 5 (19.23%) User Stories
6 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) SAS
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP HR
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP LE
1 1 (3.85%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
1 1 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) MS Access
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Local Government
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 15 (57.69%) Business Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Change Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SAS Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Logistics Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SAP HR Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SAS Developer
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Change Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Data Modelling
2 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (23.08%) Business Development
3 6 (23.08%) Use Case
3 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Six Sigma
3 6 (23.08%) UML
3 6 (23.08%) RUP
3 6 (23.08%) Benchmarking
3 6 (23.08%) BPR
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 6 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (19.23%) User Stories
4 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CISSP
1 2 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) CISA
2 1 (3.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) SAP
1 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat