Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 351 363
Rank change year-on-year -52 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 533 668 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.72% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.83% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 435 434
England median daily rate £475 £473 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +0.80% +4.17%
10th Percentile £361 £358 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
England median hourly rate £28.10 £62.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.04% +46.20% +20.00%
10th Percentile £21.20 £35.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £70.00 £57.90
UK median hourly rate £28.10 £58.75 £42.75
% change year-on-year -52.17% +37.43% +12.50%

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 81,192 80,044 83,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.37% 85.93% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,372 53,725 55,738
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £606
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,092 1,902 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -47 278 £500 - 24
South East -27 85 £450 +2.86% 13
North of England -6 61 £450 +20.00% 12
Midlands -8 48 £425 +6.25% 15
South West -15 39 £410 -6.29% 6
Yorkshire +4 30 £450 +20.81% 3
East Midlands +18 25 £449 +18.16% 8
North West -13 25 £475 +27.77% 8
West Midlands -22 23 £425 +6.25% 7
East of England -14 15 £410 -12.06% 5
North East -4 6 £400 -5.88% 1
GAP Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 172 (32.27%) Finance
2 153 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (23.45%) Business Analysis
4 106 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (11.63%) Microsoft
6 58 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
7 54 (10.13%) SAP
8 52 (9.76%) Migration
9 51 (9.57%) Oracle
9 51 (9.57%) Project Management
10 49 (9.19%) Data Modelling
11 46 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (8.07%) User Stories
12 43 (8.07%) Data Analysis
13 42 (7.88%) Workshop Facilitation
14 40 (7.50%) Scrum
15 37 (6.94%) Banking
15 37 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (6.75%) Validation
17 35 (6.57%) Target Operating Model
18 34 (6.38%) Business Process Mapping
18 34 (6.38%) Information Security
18 34 (6.38%) ERP
19 33 (6.19%) CRM
20 31 (5.82%) SQL
20 31 (5.82%) ITIL
20 31 (5.82%) Use Case
20 31 (5.82%) Waterfall
20 31 (5.82%) GDPR
21 30 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 15 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.63%) SAS
3 8 (1.50%) Confluence
4 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.38%) CMS
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.19%) Appian
6 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.19%) Mule
6 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.81%) Actimize
3 13 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.94%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.75%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.56%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.38%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.38%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.38%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.00%) Office 365
2 15 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (2.25%) SaaS
5 5 (0.94%) IaaS
5 5 (0.94%) iPaaS
5 5 (0.94%) PaaS
6 3 (0.56%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.69%) LAN
2 7 (1.31%) Network Security
3 5 (0.94%) WAN
4 4 (0.75%) Firewall
4 4 (0.75%) SMS
4 4 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.38%) HTTP
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.19%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.25%) Power BI
4 10 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.69%) Big Data
6 6 (1.13%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.75%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.75%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.56%) HBase
9 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.38%) MS Access
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.38%) Parquet
10 2 (0.38%) Presto
Development Applications
1 18 (3.38%) JIRA
2 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.56%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.19%) ERwin
5 1 (0.19%) LSMW
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 172 (32.27%) Finance
2 37 (6.94%) Banking
3 28 (5.25%) Retail
4 21 (3.94%) Back Office
5 20 (3.75%) Legal
6 19 (3.56%) Financial Institution
7 13 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.44%) Marketing
8 10 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.31%) Advertising
11 5 (0.94%) Front Office
11 5 (0.94%) Games
12 4 (0.75%) Automotive
12 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.56%) Local Government
14 2 (0.38%) Billing
14 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 270 (50.66%) Analyst
2 240 (45.03%) Business Analyst
3 93 (17.45%) Consultant
4 78 (14.63%) Architect
5 20 (3.75%) IT Analyst
6 19 (3.56%) Business IT Analyst
6 19 (3.56%) IT Business Analyst
7 18 (3.38%) Data Business Analyst
7 18 (3.38%) Project Manager
7 18 (3.38%) Security Consultant
8 17 (3.19%) Financial Analyst
8 17 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (3.00%) Finance Business Analyst
9 16 (3.00%) Functional Consultant
9 16 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
10 14 (2.63%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 12 (2.25%) CRM Analyst
11 12 (2.25%) CRM Business Analyst
11 12 (2.25%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.38%) Middleware
2 17 (3.19%) XML
3 15 (2.81%) HTML
4 9 (1.69%) Web Services
5 6 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.75%) Flash
7 3 (0.56%) J2EE
7 3 (0.56%) JSON
8 2 (0.38%) .NET
8 2 (0.38%) SAML
8 2 (0.38%) SOAP
9 1 (0.19%) COM
9 1 (0.19%) FpML
9 1 (0.19%) JSP
9 1 (0.19%) Kafka
9 1 (0.19%) LDAP
9 1 (0.19%) OpenID
9 1 (0.19%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) SPML
9 1 (0.19%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.13%) User Experience
4 21 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.63%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.25%) Reference Data
8 10 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.31%) Derivative
9 7 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.13%) Equities
10 6 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.94%) Fintech
11 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.94%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.94%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.75%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.19%) Unix
2 14 (2.63%) Windows
3 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.38%) Linux
5 1 (0.19%) AIX
5 1 (0.19%) Android
5 1 (0.19%) Android TV
5 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.19%) Solaris
5 1 (0.19%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (23.45%) Business Analysis
3 106 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (9.76%) Migration
5 51 (9.57%) Project Management
6 49 (9.19%) Data Modelling
7 46 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (8.07%) Data Analysis
8 43 (8.07%) User Stories
9 42 (7.88%) Workshop Facilitation
10 40 (7.50%) Scrum
11 37 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 36 (6.75%) Validation
13 35 (6.57%) Target Operating Model
14 34 (6.38%) Business Process Mapping
14 34 (6.38%) ERP
14 34 (6.38%) Information Security
15 33 (6.19%) CRM
16 31 (5.82%) ITIL
16 31 (5.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.82%) SQL
2 28 (5.25%) Java
3 4 (0.75%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.56%) Python
5 2 (0.38%) C
5 2 (0.38%) C#
5 2 (0.38%) Scala
5 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.38%) VBA
6 1 (0.19%) ABAP
6 1 (0.19%) COBOL
6 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.94%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.00%) Degree
4 11 (2.06%) CISSP
5 8 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.50%) CCIE
5 8 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 6 (1.13%) ACCA
6 6 (1.13%) CISM
6 6 (1.13%) ISEB
6 6 (1.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 5 (0.94%) CCDE
7 5 (0.94%) PMP
8 4 (0.75%) CIMA
8 4 (0.75%) CISA
8 4 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.82%) GDPR
2 30 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (5.25%) QA
4 25 (4.69%) Data Quality
5 14 (2.63%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.69%) PMO
7 6 (1.13%) COBIT
8 5 (0.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.94%) GMP
9 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.75%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.56%) RMADS
11 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.38%) GxP
11 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.38%) PSD2
11 2 (0.38%) SEPA
11 2 (0.38%) SLA
12 1 (0.19%) GAAP
System Software
1 5 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (0.75%) AirWatch
1 4 (0.75%) SCCM
2 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.19%) CASB
4 1 (0.19%) Nessus
4 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.19%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 62 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.13%) SAP
3 51 (9.57%) Oracle
4 14 (2.63%) IBM
5 12 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.88%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.69%) BMC
7 9 (1.69%) Cisco
8 5 (0.94%) Infor
8 5 (0.94%) Progress
9 4 (0.75%) CA
9 4 (0.75%) Intel
9 4 (0.75%) McAfee
9 4 (0.75%) Snow
9 4 (0.75%) Tableau
10 3 (0.56%) Citrix
10 3 (0.56%) FIS
10 3 (0.56%) Murex
10 3 (0.56%) Sun
10 3 (0.56%) Workday