The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for GAP Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

GAP Analysis
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 54 61
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.48% 0.62% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.76% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £60.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year -10.37% +78.51%  

GAP Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 509 527 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.58% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 330 368
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing GAP Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in Birmingham

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GAP Analysis in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in Birmingham

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Logical Data Model
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (30.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (30.00%) Conceptual Models
2 3 (30.00%) Data Lineage
3 2 (20.00%) GDPR
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) BPMN
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Commercial Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Conceptual Models
2 3 (30.00%) Data Lineage
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Forecasting
4 1 (10.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (10.00%) Document Composition
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft