Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 356 349
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 -21
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 648 629 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.77% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 423 478
England median daily rate £458 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £310
90th Percentile £638 £638 £629
UK median daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £35.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +20.00% +131.56%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £19.33
90th Percentile £39.75 £57.90 £60.98
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.75 £49.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% -13.20% +81.12%

GAP Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GAP Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in England

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in England

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GAP Analysis in England

GAP Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GAP Analysis in England

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 372 £500 - 17
South East +39 110 £425 - 11
North of England +10 49 £388 -13.89% 7
Midlands -6 44 £400 -5.88% 5
South West -1 33 £414 -8.06% 1
East of England +1 32 £463 +13.85% 4
Yorkshire +12 21 £388 -13.89% 2
West Midlands -12 21 £400 -5.88% 4
North West -5 20 £388 -8.82% 4
East Midlands -5 19 £375 +0.67% 1
North East +64 8 £425 -27.66% 1
GAP Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 173 (26.70%) Finance
2 156 (24.07%) Business Analysis
3 141 (21.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 132 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (19.91%) GDPR
6 92 (14.20%) Banking
7 88 (13.58%) Data Protection
8 86 (13.27%) Project Management
9 63 (9.72%) Migration
10 60 (9.26%) Information Security
10 60 (9.26%) Analytics
11 58 (8.95%) Security Cleared
12 57 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (8.64%) SQL
14 55 (8.49%) SAP
14 55 (8.49%) Waterfall
15 51 (7.87%) Data Mapping
16 50 (7.72%) Data Analysis
17 49 (7.56%) Retail
17 49 (7.56%) Use Case
17 49 (7.56%) SC Cleared
18 45 (6.94%) Investment Banking
19 42 (6.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 42 (6.48%) User Stories
20 41 (6.33%) Requirements Engineering
20 41 (6.33%) Data Modelling
21 39 (6.02%) ITIL
21 39 (6.02%) Management Information System
22 38 (5.86%) Microsoft
22 38 (5.86%) Degree

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.85%) Confluence
3 5 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.62%) IIS
5 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 26 (4.01%) MS Visio
2 22 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.54%) SAP PM
2 9 (1.39%) Temenos T24
3 7 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (1.08%) SAP SD
4 6 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.93%) Primavera
4 6 (0.93%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.77%) SAP Payroll
5 5 (0.77%) SAP PS
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.62%) SAP Retail
7 3 (0.46%) Algo Collateral
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.46%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.39%) Office 365
3 7 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.77%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.77%) PaaS
4 5 (0.77%) Slack
4 5 (0.77%) Trello
5 4 (0.62%) CloudSense
6 3 (0.46%) SaaS
7 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.39%) Firewall
1 9 (1.39%) Network Security
2 7 (1.08%) Internet
2 7 (1.08%) SMS
3 6 (0.93%) HTTP
3 6 (0.93%) HTTPS
3 6 (0.93%) IPsec
3 6 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.77%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.77%) SSH
5 4 (0.62%) DHCP
5 4 (0.62%) LAN
5 4 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (0.46%) Intranet
6 3 (0.46%) NAS
6 3 (0.46%) SAN
6 3 (0.46%) SSL
7 2 (0.31%) BGP
7 2 (0.31%) DMZ
7 2 (0.31%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.85%) Big Data
3 8 (1.23%) DB2
3 8 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.62%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.46%) Power BI
7 3 (0.46%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (0.46%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.31%) HBase
8 2 (0.31%) QlikView
8 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.15%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 15 (2.31%) JIRA
2 3 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.31%) ProC
4 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.15%) ERwin
4 1 (0.15%) GitLab
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.15%) Mockito
4 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.15%) Selenium
4 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 173 (26.70%) Finance
2 92 (14.20%) Banking
3 49 (7.56%) Retail
4 45 (6.94%) Investment Banking
5 34 (5.25%) Legal
6 19 (2.93%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.31%) Front Office
9 14 (2.16%) Marketing
9 14 (2.16%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.39%) Back Office
11 8 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.08%) Advertising
13 6 (0.93%) Local Government
14 5 (0.77%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.62%) Billing
15 4 (0.62%) Electronics
15 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.62%) Military
16 3 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 390 (60.19%) Analyst
2 333 (51.39%) Business Analyst
3 78 (12.04%) Consultant
4 47 (7.25%) Project Manager
5 45 (6.94%) Architect
6 42 (6.48%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 35 (5.40%) Data Business Analyst
8 31 (4.78%) Banking Analyst
9 29 (4.48%) Data Analyst
10 28 (4.32%) IT Analyst
10 28 (4.32%) IT Business Analyst
11 27 (4.17%) Business IT Analyst
11 27 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
12 22 (3.40%) Security Analyst
12 22 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (3.09%) Agile Business Analyst
13 20 (3.09%) Senior Business Analyst
14 17 (2.62%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 17 (2.62%) Project Analyst
15 15 (2.31%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.77%) OAuth
2 5 (0.77%) REST
2 5 (0.77%) Web Services
2 5 (0.77%) XML
3 3 (0.46%) .NET
3 3 (0.46%) JSON
3 3 (0.46%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.31%) BAPI
4 2 (0.31%) EDI
4 2 (0.31%) Middleware
5 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.15%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.93%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (2.93%) User Experience
4 18 (2.78%) Fixed Income
5 17 (2.62%) Data Structures
5 17 (2.62%) Derivative
6 16 (2.47%) Equities
7 14 (2.16%) Credit Risk
8 13 (2.01%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.70%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.54%) NHS
11 9 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.39%) PKI
12 8 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (1.08%) FMCG
14 5 (0.77%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.77%) CMDB
14 5 (0.77%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.47%) Windows
2 15 (2.31%) Linux
3 8 (1.23%) Unix
4 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.31%) Android
6 2 (0.31%) VMS
6 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (24.07%) Business Analysis
2 141 (21.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 132 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (13.58%) Data Protection
5 86 (13.27%) Project Management
6 63 (9.72%) Migration
7 60 (9.26%) Analytics
7 60 (9.26%) Information Security
8 55 (8.49%) Waterfall
9 51 (7.87%) Data Mapping
10 50 (7.72%) Data Analysis
11 49 (7.56%) Use Case
12 42 (6.48%) User Stories
13 41 (6.33%) Data Modelling
13 41 (6.33%) Requirements Engineering
14 39 (6.02%) ITIL
15 35 (5.40%) Risk Management
16 34 (5.25%) PRINCE2
17 32 (4.94%) Data Management
17 32 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (8.64%) SQL
2 18 (2.78%) Python
3 14 (2.16%) VBA
4 13 (2.01%) R
5 12 (1.85%) C
6 6 (0.93%) Java
6 6 (0.93%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.77%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.77%) C-shell
7 5 (0.77%) Korn
7 5 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.77%) Ruby
8 2 (0.31%) Perl
8 2 (0.31%) PHP
8 2 (0.31%) VB
9 1 (0.15%) C#
9 1 (0.15%) Scala
9 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 49 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.86%) Degree
4 18 (2.78%) ISEB
5 15 (2.31%) CISSP
6 11 (1.70%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.54%) PMP
8 9 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.93%) CCNA
10 6 (0.93%) CISA
10 6 (0.93%) CISM
11 5 (0.77%) CCNP
11 5 (0.77%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.62%) CLAS
12 4 (0.62%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.46%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 3 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (19.91%) GDPR
2 42 (6.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (5.56%) Data Quality
4 28 (4.32%) QA
5 14 (2.16%) MiFID
5 14 (2.16%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.39%) GxP
7 8 (1.23%) SLA
8 5 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.77%) EMIR
8 5 (0.77%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.62%) PSD2
10 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.46%) FATCA
10 3 (0.46%) GMP
10 3 (0.46%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (0.62%) Docker
2 4 (0.62%) XenApp
2 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.46%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.23%) SCOM
2 5 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.46%) SCCM
4 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 55 (8.49%) SAP
2 38 (5.86%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.40%) Oracle
4 29 (4.48%) Progress
5 12 (1.85%) Cisco
6 8 (1.23%) BMC
6 8 (1.23%) IBM
6 8 (1.23%) JDA
6 8 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.23%) ServiceNow
6 8 (1.23%) Workday
7 6 (0.93%) Citrix
7 6 (0.93%) Cognos
7 6 (0.93%) Temenos
8 5 (0.77%) Calypso
8 5 (0.77%) Google
8 5 (0.77%) Tableau
8 5 (0.77%) VMware
9 3 (0.46%) New Relic
9 3 (0.46%) Yardi