Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 417 349 354
Rank change year-on-year -68 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 484 659 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.72% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.84% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 423 379
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £340 £328 £324
90th Percentile £649 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
England median hourly rate £24.85 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.30% - +150.00%
10th Percentile £15.64 £29.67 £31.25
90th Percentile £35.25 £70.00 £58.00
UK median hourly rate £24.85 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -50.30% +21.21% -12.00%

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 78,193 78,716 76,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.04% 85.97% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,209 53,121 51,114
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £615
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,914 1,838 2,170
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.83 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -67 271 £500 - 30
South East -28 71 £475 +18.75% 12
North of England -22 51 £425 +6.25% 14
Midlands -1 39 £431 +7.81% 8
Yorkshire -9 31 £425 +9.68% 2
South West -33 28 £410 +7.54%
East Midlands +8 20 £450 +13.92% 1
West Midlands -21 19 £425 +6.25% 7
East of England -31 17 £425 -6.08% 3
North West -12 12 £475 +15.15% 12
North East +2 8 £425 +6.25%
GAP Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 155 (32.02%) Finance
2 117 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (22.73%) Business Analysis
4 79 (16.32%) Oracle
5 77 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 59 (12.19%) Microsoft
8 48 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
9 47 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
9 47 (9.71%) SAP
9 47 (9.71%) Migration
10 46 (9.50%) SQL
10 46 (9.50%) Project Management
11 45 (9.30%) Data Modelling
12 44 (9.09%) Validation
12 44 (9.09%) Banking
13 41 (8.47%) Data Analysis
14 39 (8.06%) Security Cleared
14 39 (8.06%) ERP
15 38 (7.85%) Workshop Facilitation
16 34 (7.02%) CRM
16 34 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 30 (6.20%) Analytics
19 29 (5.99%) Information Security
19 29 (5.99%) SQL Server
19 29 (5.99%) ITIL
20 27 (5.58%) User Stories
21 26 (5.37%) Target Operating Model
21 26 (5.37%) GDPR

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 12 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.24%) Appian
2 6 (1.24%) Confluence
2 6 (1.24%) SAS
3 5 (1.03%) CMS
4 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 20 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.93%) Oracle Payables
2 18 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (2.89%) Oracle Receivables
4 13 (2.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 12 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (2.27%) Oracle Assets
7 10 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (1.86%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (1.65%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (1.45%) Actimize
10 7 (1.45%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 6 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.83%) Northgate Housing
12 4 (0.83%) OPENHousing
12 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.83%) Oracle Payroll
12 4 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
13 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (2.48%) Office 365
5 8 (1.65%) SaaS
6 6 (1.24%) IaaS
6 6 (1.24%) PaaS
7 5 (1.03%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.62%) Taleo
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.45%) Network Security
2 6 (1.24%) Firewall
3 5 (1.03%) LAN
4 3 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.41%) Intranet
5 2 (0.41%) Skype
5 2 (0.41%) WAN
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.93%) Big Data
3 18 (3.72%) Data Lake
4 15 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.69%) Power BI
6 9 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.65%) Apache Hive
7 8 (1.65%) MySQL
7 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.62%) HBase
10 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 14 (2.89%) JIRA
2 3 (0.62%) Selenium
3 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.41%) TestComplete
3 2 (0.41%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.21%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.21%) ERwin
4 1 (0.21%) JMeter
4 1 (0.21%) LSMW
4 1 (0.21%) Maven
4 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 155 (32.02%) Finance
2 44 (9.09%) Banking
3 20 (4.13%) Legal
4 18 (3.72%) Back Office
4 18 (3.72%) Retail
5 17 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.89%) Marketing
7 10 (2.07%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.65%) Games
8 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.45%) Front Office
10 4 (0.83%) Advertising
10 4 (0.83%) Law
10 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.62%) Local Government
11 3 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 228 (47.11%) Analyst
2 207 (42.77%) Business Analyst
3 93 (19.21%) Consultant
4 68 (14.05%) Architect
5 30 (6.20%) Functional Consultant
6 24 (4.96%) Oracle Consultant
7 23 (4.75%) Data Business Analyst
8 20 (4.13%) Security Consultant
9 18 (3.72%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 15 (3.10%) Cloud Consultant
10 15 (3.10%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 14 (2.89%) IT Analyst
11 14 (2.89%) SAP Consultant
12 13 (2.69%) Business IT Analyst
12 13 (2.69%) Data Architect
12 13 (2.69%) Financial Analyst
12 13 (2.69%) IT Business Analyst
13 12 (2.48%) CRM Business Analyst
13 12 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.48%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.89%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (2.48%) Web Services
2 12 (2.48%) XML
3 11 (2.27%) Middleware
4 10 (2.07%) HTML
5 9 (1.86%) SOAP
6 7 (1.45%) SAML
7 6 (1.24%) LDAP
8 5 (1.03%) .NET
9 4 (0.83%) JSON
10 3 (0.62%) CSS
10 3 (0.62%) REST
11 2 (0.41%) J2EE
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 1 (0.21%) Flash
12 1 (0.21%) FpML
12 1 (0.21%) JSP
12 1 (0.21%) LAMP
12 1 (0.21%) OAuth
12 1 (0.21%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.13%) User Experience
4 18 (3.72%) Data Structures
5 14 (2.89%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.48%) Reference Data
6 12 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.07%) Robotics
8 8 (1.65%) CMDB
8 8 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.65%) Replication
9 7 (1.45%) PKI
10 6 (1.24%) Fintech
11 5 (1.03%) Derivative
11 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.03%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.83%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.89%) Windows
2 10 (2.07%) Unix
3 3 (0.62%) Linux
3 3 (0.62%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.41%) AIX
4 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.21%) Android
5 1 (0.21%) Android TV
5 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.21%) Solaris
5 1 (0.21%) Tizen
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (22.73%) Business Analysis
3 77 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 47 (9.71%) Migration
5 47 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (9.50%) Project Management
7 45 (9.30%) Data Modelling
8 44 (9.09%) Validation
9 41 (8.47%) Data Analysis
10 39 (8.06%) ERP
11 38 (7.85%) Workshop Facilitation
12 34 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (7.02%) CRM
13 30 (6.20%) Analytics
14 29 (5.99%) Information Security
14 29 (5.99%) ITIL
15 27 (5.58%) User Stories
16 26 (5.37%) Target Operating Model
17 25 (5.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.50%) SQL
2 16 (3.31%) Java
3 5 (1.03%) C#
3 5 (1.03%) T-SQL
4 4 (0.83%) ABAP
5 3 (0.62%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.62%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.41%) Perl
6 2 (0.41%) Python
6 2 (0.41%) Scala
6 2 (0.41%) VBA
7 1 (0.21%) C
7 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.34%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.89%) Degree
4 10 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 6 (1.24%) CCIE
7 6 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.24%) CISSP
8 5 (1.03%) CISM
8 5 (1.03%) CRISC
8 5 (1.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 4 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.83%) CISA
9 4 (0.83%) MCSA
10 3 (0.62%) CCDE
10 3 (0.62%) CCIE Security
10 3 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (5.37%) GDPR
3 24 (4.96%) QA
4 22 (4.55%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.24%) PMO
7 5 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (1.03%) GMP
8 4 (0.83%) COBIT
8 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.62%) PSD2
9 3 (0.62%) SEPA
9 3 (0.62%) SLA
10 2 (0.41%) GxP
10 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.21%) EMIR
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.21%) HDFS
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (1.03%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.62%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.41%) Ansible
3 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.41%) Terraform
3 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.21%) CASB
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.21%) SnapMirror
4 1 (0.21%) SnapVault
4 1 (0.21%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.21%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 79 (16.32%) Oracle
2 59 (12.19%) Microsoft
3 47 (9.71%) SAP
4 10 (2.07%) IBM
4 10 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.65%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.45%) Cisco
7 5 (1.03%) Infor
8 4 (0.83%) BMC
8 4 (0.83%) Murex
8 4 (0.83%) Northgate
8 4 (0.83%) Tableau
9 3 (0.62%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.62%) Citrix
9 3 (0.62%) FIS
9 3 (0.62%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.62%) Qualys
9 3 (0.62%) Veeam
9 3 (0.62%) Workday
10 2 (0.41%) Orchard