Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 420 426 353
Rank change year-on-year +6 -73 +9
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 361 522 672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.54% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.62% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 348 441
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £348 £348 £328
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -54.40% +46.20%
10th Percentile £22.26 £16.75 £35.25
90th Percentile £64.25 £35.20 £70.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year +22.81% -54.40% +46.20%

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 62,763 83,930 82,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.97% 87.12% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,478 56,281 55,283
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £296 £300 £283
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,970 2,099 1,901
England median hourly rate £23.56 £22.00 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -11.93% +9.39%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.03 £50.50 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +6.67%

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 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +7 171 £500 - 14
North of England +63 74 £420 -5.62% 14
South East +34 64 £481 +1.26% 19
North West +41 43 £425 -10.53% 9
Yorkshire +36 26 £420 -1.18% 5
Midlands +26 22 £480 +12.94% 5
West Midlands +37 16 £538 +26.47% 3
East of England +35 14 £388 -8.28% 7
South West -15 14 £425 +3.66% 6
East Midlands +8 6 £426 -5.33% 2
North East +18 5 £375 -6.25%
GAP Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 107 (29.64%) Finance
2 100 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (18.01%) Business Analysis
4 59 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (11.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 41 (11.36%) Public Sector
8 40 (11.08%) SAP
8 40 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (10.80%) Decision-Making
10 37 (10.25%) Microsoft Excel
10 37 (10.25%) Data Modelling
10 37 (10.25%) Validation
10 37 (10.25%) Risk Management
10 37 (10.25%) User Stories
11 36 (9.97%) Workshop Facilitation
12 35 (9.70%) Oracle
12 35 (9.70%) UML
13 34 (9.42%) SQL
14 32 (8.86%) Use Case
15 31 (8.59%) Analytics
15 31 (8.59%) Information Security
15 31 (8.59%) Banking
16 30 (8.31%) Retail
17 29 (8.03%) Management Information System
18 28 (7.76%) MS Visio
18 28 (7.76%) Azure
18 28 (7.76%) JIRA
18 28 (7.76%) User Experience
19 27 (7.48%) Project Delivery

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 23 (6.37%) Confluence
2 6 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.11%) Camunda
4 4 (1.11%) IIS
4 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 37 (10.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (7.76%) MS Visio
3 25 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.49%) Maximo
2 9 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.39%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (1.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 5 (1.39%) Primavera
4 5 (1.39%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.39%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.39%) SAP IBP
4 5 (1.39%) SAP PP
5 4 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.11%) SAP HCM
5 4 (1.11%) SAP HR
5 4 (1.11%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.55%) assyst
7 2 (0.55%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.76%) Azure
2 14 (3.88%) AWS
2 14 (3.88%) SaaS
3 12 (3.32%) PaaS
4 10 (2.77%) Power Platform
5 8 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.66%) IaaS
7 5 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.39%) Boomi
7 5 (1.39%) iPaaS
8 4 (1.11%) AtomSphere
9 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.83%) Office 365
9 3 (0.83%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.55%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.55%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.09%) Firewall
2 9 (2.49%) DNS
3 7 (1.94%) HTTP
4 5 (1.39%) WAN
4 5 (1.39%) Wireless
5 4 (1.11%) Network Security
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.83%) Internet
7 2 (0.55%) BGP
7 2 (0.55%) SSL
8 1 (0.28%) DHCP
8 1 (0.28%) FTP
8 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.49%) Big Data
4 8 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (1.94%) Power BI
6 6 (1.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.39%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.11%) MySQL
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (7.76%) JIRA
2 7 (1.94%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.83%) LSMW
3 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 107 (29.64%) Finance
2 41 (11.36%) Public Sector
3 31 (8.59%) Banking
4 30 (8.31%) Retail
5 15 (4.16%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.77%) Legal
7 8 (2.22%) Marketing
8 7 (1.94%) Billing
8 7 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.66%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.66%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (1.11%) Back Office
12 3 (0.83%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.83%) Local Government
12 3 (0.83%) Police
13 2 (0.55%) Front Office
13 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 215 (59.56%) Analyst
2 173 (47.92%) Business Analyst
3 46 (12.74%) Architect
4 32 (8.86%) Consultant
5 26 (7.20%) Business IT Analyst
5 26 (7.20%) IT Analyst
6 25 (6.93%) IT Business Analyst
7 17 (4.71%) Data Analyst
8 14 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (3.60%) Finance Business Analyst
9 13 (3.60%) Financial Analyst
10 12 (3.32%) ERP Analyst
10 12 (3.32%) ERP Business Analyst
10 12 (3.32%) Process Analyst
10 12 (3.32%) SAP Consultant
10 12 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.05%) Business Process Analyst
11 11 (3.05%) Senior Business Analyst
12 10 (2.77%) Security Analyst
13 9 (2.49%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (1.66%) .NET
3 4 (1.11%) Gherkin
3 4 (1.11%) SAPUI5
3 4 (1.11%) Web Services
4 3 (0.83%) HTML
5 2 (0.55%) LDAP
5 2 (0.55%) Middleware
5 2 (0.55%) SOAP
6 1 (0.28%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.28%) HTML5
6 1 (0.28%) Kafka
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth
6 1 (0.28%) OpenID
6 1 (0.28%) React Native
6 1 (0.28%) REST
6 1 (0.28%) RESTful
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
6 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.03%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.76%) User Experience
4 15 (4.16%) NHS
5 14 (3.88%) Data Structures
5 14 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.94%) Derivative
7 7 (1.94%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.39%) CCTV
8 5 (1.39%) CESG
8 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.11%) Equities
9 4 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.11%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.16%) Windows
2 8 (2.22%) Linux
3 4 (1.11%) Unix
4 3 (0.83%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.01%) Business Analysis
3 58 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (11.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (10.80%) Decision-Making
7 37 (10.25%) Data Modelling
7 37 (10.25%) Risk Management
7 37 (10.25%) User Stories
7 37 (10.25%) Validation
8 36 (9.97%) Workshop Facilitation
9 35 (9.70%) UML
10 32 (8.86%) Use Case
11 31 (8.59%) Analytics
11 31 (8.59%) Information Security
12 27 (7.48%) Project Delivery
13 25 (6.93%) Data Analysis
14 24 (6.65%) ERP
15 23 (6.37%) Migration
15 23 (6.37%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.42%) SQL
2 8 (2.22%) Python
3 6 (1.66%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.39%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.55%) C#
5 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.55%) VBA
6 1 (0.28%) Java
6 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.65%) CISSP
3 22 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.82%) Degree
5 20 (5.54%) ISEB
6 11 (3.05%) ACCA
6 11 (3.05%) CIMA
6 11 (3.05%) ISEB Practitioner
6 11 (3.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (2.77%) CISM
8 9 (2.49%) GIAC
9 8 (2.22%) CISA
9 8 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.94%) CLAS
10 7 (1.94%) SANS
11 6 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.11%) CCA
13 4 (1.11%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.82%) QA
2 18 (4.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (4.43%) GDPR
4 9 (2.49%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.94%) Actionable Recommendations
5 7 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.39%) ISO 22301
7 4 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.55%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.55%) NIST
8 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.55%) SLA
9 1 (0.28%) COBIT
9 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.28%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.28%) EMIR
9 1 (0.28%) GMP
9 1 (0.28%) MiFID
9 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.28%) HDFS
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.94%) Nessus
2 5 (1.39%) Ansible
2 5 (1.39%) Kibana
3 3 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.55%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 40 (11.08%) SAP
2 35 (9.70%) Oracle
3 23 (6.37%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.49%) CheckPoint
5 9 (2.49%) Sparx
6 7 (1.94%) McAfee
6 7 (1.94%) Qualys
6 7 (1.94%) Rapid7
7 6 (1.66%) Ariba
7 6 (1.66%) Dell
7 6 (1.66%) Tableau
7 6 (1.66%) Workday
8 4 (1.11%) CA
8 4 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (1.11%) FIS
8 4 (1.11%) IBM
8 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.11%) SmartStream
9 3 (0.83%) Infor