Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 354 343
Rank change year-on-year -32 -11 +31
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 604 623 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.69% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.80% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 412 475
England median daily rate £463 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £351 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £463
% change year-on-year -4.26% +1.62% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
England median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -17.13% -25.21%
10th Percentile £21.20 £18.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £66.25 £57.90
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £57.50 £45.25
% change year-on-year -56.52% +27.07% -25.80%

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 81,105 77,935 85,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.78% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,098 51,736 56,875
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,220 1,899 2,139
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 20 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 September 2018. 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 -40 315 £500 - 23
South East -22 95 £438 -2.78% 16
North of England -1 70 £450 +20.32% 11
South West +30 51 £420 -2.33% 5
Midlands -22 50 £425 +6.25% 17
Yorkshire -7 33 £450 +16.13% 5
North West -9 31 £463 +40.15% 6
West Midlands -25 29 £425 +6.25% 12
East Midlands +2 21 £450 -1.37% 5
East of England -13 17 £425 -5.56% 6
North East -10 6 £400 -5.88%
GAP Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 202 (33.44%) Finance
2 172 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (22.35%) Business Analysis
4 125 (20.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (11.59%) Project Management
5 70 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (10.93%) Microsoft
7 65 (10.76%) SAP
8 64 (10.60%) Oracle
9 57 (9.44%) GDPR
10 49 (8.11%) Validation
11 48 (7.95%) Scrum
11 48 (7.95%) Migration
12 45 (7.45%) Data Analysis
13 44 (7.28%) Data Modelling
13 44 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (7.12%) ERP
14 43 (7.12%) User Stories
15 42 (6.95%) PRINCE2
15 42 (6.95%) Banking
15 42 (6.95%) Use Case
16 40 (6.62%) Change Management
17 39 (6.46%) Waterfall
18 38 (6.29%) Target Operating Model
18 38 (6.29%) Java
18 38 (6.29%) Retail
19 37 (6.13%) TOGAF
20 36 (5.96%) Business Process Mapping
21 35 (5.79%) SDLC
21 35 (5.79%) SQL Server

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 19 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.65%) SAS
3 9 (1.49%) Appian
4 8 (1.32%) Confluence
5 5 (0.83%) IIS
6 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.50%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.17%) Apache
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.17%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.17%) Mule
8 1 (0.17%) nginx
8 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.98%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.17%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 17 (2.81%) Actimize
2 15 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
4 10 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (1.49%) SAP FI
6 8 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.99%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.50%) SAP EWM
12 2 (0.33%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (2.81%) Office 365
2 15 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (1.99%) SaaS
5 5 (0.83%) Force.com
5 5 (0.83%) IaaS
5 5 (0.83%) PaaS
6 4 (0.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.33%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.66%) LAN
2 7 (1.16%) WAN
3 5 (0.83%) Firewall
3 5 (0.83%) Network Security
3 5 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.66%) SMS
5 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.33%) HTTP
6 2 (0.33%) Skype
7 1 (0.17%) BGP
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.17%) OSPF
7 1 (0.17%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.17%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.82%) Big Data
4 9 (1.49%) MySQL
5 8 (1.32%) Power BI
6 6 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.83%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.66%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.66%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.66%) HBase
8 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (3.15%) JIRA
2 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.50%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.17%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.17%) ERwin
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) LSMW
4 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 202 (33.44%) Finance
2 42 (6.95%) Banking
3 38 (6.29%) Retail
4 24 (3.97%) Financial Institution
5 21 (3.48%) Back Office
6 19 (3.15%) Legal
7 14 (2.32%) Marketing
7 14 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.99%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.32%) Front Office
11 6 (0.99%) Advertising
11 6 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.66%) Automotive
13 3 (0.50%) Billing
13 3 (0.50%) Games
13 3 (0.50%) Local Government
14 2 (0.33%) Czech Language
14 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 289 (47.85%) Analyst
2 249 (41.23%) Business Analyst
3 106 (17.55%) Consultant
4 93 (15.40%) Architect
5 30 (4.97%) Project Manager
6 20 (3.31%) Business IT Analyst
6 20 (3.31%) IT Analyst
6 20 (3.31%) IT Business Analyst
7 19 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (2.98%) Security Consultant
8 18 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (2.81%) Systems Analyst
10 16 (2.65%) Data Business Analyst
11 15 (2.48%) Functional Consultant
12 14 (2.32%) Financial Analyst
13 13 (2.15%) Finance Business Analyst
13 13 (2.15%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 13 (2.15%) Senior Business Analyst
14 12 (1.99%) Data Architect
14 12 (1.99%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.97%) Web Services
1 24 (3.97%) XML
2 22 (3.64%) Middleware
3 17 (2.81%) HTML
4 13 (2.15%) SOAP
5 11 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 11 (1.82%) SAML
6 9 (1.49%) LDAP
7 8 (1.32%) J2EE
7 8 (1.32%) JSON
8 5 (0.83%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.83%) Node.js
8 5 (0.83%) React
8 5 (0.83%) REST
9 4 (0.66%) .NET
9 4 (0.66%) Flash
9 4 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (0.66%) WCF
10 1 (0.17%) COM
10 1 (0.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.97%) Management Information System
2 24 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.64%) User Experience
4 17 (2.81%) Fixed Income
5 15 (2.48%) Derivative
6 9 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (0.99%) Equities
8 6 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (0.99%) OTC Derivatives
9 5 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (0.83%) CESG
9 5 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.83%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.83%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.66%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.66%) DataPower
10 4 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.15%) Unix
2 12 (1.99%) Windows
3 4 (0.66%) Linux
3 4 (0.66%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.33%) AIX
4 2 (0.33%) Android
4 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.17%) DC/OS
5 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.17%) Solaris
5 1 (0.17%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (22.35%) Business Analysis
3 125 (20.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (11.59%) Project Management
5 49 (8.11%) Validation
6 48 (7.95%) Migration
6 48 (7.95%) Scrum
7 45 (7.45%) Data Analysis
8 44 (7.28%) Data Modelling
8 44 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (7.12%) ERP
9 43 (7.12%) User Stories
10 42 (6.95%) PRINCE2
10 42 (6.95%) Use Case
11 40 (6.62%) Change Management
12 39 (6.46%) Waterfall
13 38 (6.29%) Target Operating Model
14 37 (6.13%) TOGAF
15 36 (5.96%) Business Process Mapping
16 35 (5.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (6.29%) Java
2 33 (5.46%) SQL
3 7 (1.16%) C
4 4 (0.66%) C#
4 4 (0.66%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.66%) Python
5 3 (0.50%) VBA
6 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.33%) Scala
6 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.17%) ABAP
7 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.17%) COBOL
7 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.17%) PHP
7 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (4.80%) Degree
2 26 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.81%) CISSP
5 10 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.66%) CISM
5 10 (1.66%) ISEB
6 9 (1.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 8 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.32%) CCIE
8 7 (1.16%) CISA
9 6 (0.99%) ACCA
9 6 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (0.83%) CCDE
10 5 (0.83%) PMP
11 4 (0.66%) CIMA
11 4 (0.66%) CISMP
11 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 3 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.44%) GDPR
2 29 (4.80%) QA
3 25 (4.14%) Data Quality
3 25 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.65%) PCI DSS
5 13 (2.15%) PMO
6 8 (1.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (1.32%) GMP
7 5 (0.83%) COBIT
7 5 (0.83%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.66%) RMADS
8 4 (0.66%) SEPA
9 3 (0.50%) MiFID
9 3 (0.50%) SLA
10 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.33%) EMIR
10 2 (0.33%) GAAP
10 2 (0.33%) GxP
10 2 (0.33%) IFRS
10 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.17%) Docker
3 1 (0.17%) HDFS
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (0.99%) AirWatch
2 5 (0.83%) SCCM
3 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) CASB
5 1 (0.17%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.17%) MOM
5 1 (0.17%) Nessus
5 1 (0.17%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.17%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 66 (10.93%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.76%) SAP
3 64 (10.60%) Oracle
4 24 (3.97%) IBM
5 12 (1.99%) ServiceNow
6 11 (1.82%) BMC
6 11 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.66%) Cisco
8 6 (0.99%) Snow
8 6 (0.99%) Workday
9 5 (0.83%) Infor
9 5 (0.83%) Intel
9 5 (0.83%) McAfee
9 5 (0.83%) Progress
9 5 (0.83%) Tableau
10 4 (0.66%) Citrix
10 4 (0.66%) Informatica
10 4 (0.66%) Murex
10 4 (0.66%) Pardot
11 3 (0.50%) Alteryx