Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 May 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
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 363 354 364
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10 -45
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 677 604 679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.79% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 367 464
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -0.05% -0.47%
10th Percentile £324 £325 £313
90th Percentile £597 £634 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 16
UK median hourly rate £24.09 £56.45 £53.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.33% +5.14% +95.25%
10th Percentile £17.24 £18.00 £14.75
90th Percentile £26.28 £60.00 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £56.45 £37.50
% change year-on-year -56.16% +50.54% +91.08%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87,051 76,514 88,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.64% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,428 50,211 58,397
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,301 2,055 2,327
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.31 £26.00 £26.54
% change year-on-year -21.88% -2.03% +22.97%

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 May 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
England -14 605 £450 -5.26% 81
UK excluding London +13 341 £425 - 51
London -33 322 £475 -5.00% 31
South East -41 88 £425 -5.56% 16
North of England +3 74 £425 +9.68% 11
Scotland -6 51 £400 +23.08% 1
Midlands -11 42 £413 +3.13% 14
Yorkshire +4 39 £425 +9.68% 4
South West +34 38 £450 +5.88% 4
East of England +16 34 £475 +11.76% 5
West Midlands -17 32 £413 +3.13% 11
North West -16 28 £425 +11.48% 7
Wales -24 13 £450 +12.22%
East Midlands -7 10 £410 -18.00% 3
North East +9 7 £381 -23.75%
Northern Ireland +7 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 191 (28.21%) Finance
2 185 (27.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 167 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (24.08%) GDPR
5 156 (23.04%) Business Analysis
6 105 (15.51%) Project Management
7 89 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (10.04%) Data Protection
9 67 (9.90%) Microsoft
10 65 (9.60%) Data Mapping
11 63 (9.31%) Migration
11 63 (9.31%) Information Security
12 62 (9.16%) Use Case
13 59 (8.71%) Data Analysis
14 58 (8.57%) User Stories
15 55 (8.12%) Change Management
16 54 (7.98%) Banking
17 53 (7.83%) Data Modelling
18 49 (7.24%) ERP
18 49 (7.24%) SAP
19 48 (7.09%) Validation
20 45 (6.65%) PRINCE2
20 45 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
21 44 (6.50%) SDLC
22 43 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
23 41 (6.06%) Scrum
24 40 (5.91%) Waterfall
25 39 (5.76%) Retail
26 37 (5.47%) ITIL
26 37 (5.47%) SQL

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.03%) Confluence
3 5 (0.74%) IIS
4 4 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.44%) CMS
5 3 (0.44%) SAS
5 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.30%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) nginx
7 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.28%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.74%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 20 (2.95%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.77%) SAP FI
3 8 (1.18%) SAP CO
3 8 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.59%) SAP EWM
5 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.44%) Actimize
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.44%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.44%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.44%) Summit
6 3 (0.44%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
1 19 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.18%) SaaS
5 7 (1.03%) Office 365
6 6 (0.89%) IaaS
7 3 (0.44%) PaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.15%) Force.com
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.03%) SMS
1 7 (1.03%) WAN
2 5 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (0.74%) LAN
2 5 (0.74%) Network Security
3 3 (0.44%) Firewall
4 2 (0.30%) BGP
4 2 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.30%) Intranet
4 2 (0.30%) OSPF
4 2 (0.30%) Skype
4 2 (0.30%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.15%) DHCP
5 1 (0.15%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
5 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.22%) Big Data
4 10 (1.48%) MySQL
5 6 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.74%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.59%) Power BI
7 4 (0.59%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.59%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.44%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.44%) HBase
9 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.30%) GIS
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.30%) QlikView
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.22%) JIRA
2 4 (0.59%) ERwin
3 2 (0.30%) ER Studio
3 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.15%) Build Forge
4 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.15%) FogBugz
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.15%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.15%) JUnit
4 1 (0.15%) Maven
4 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
General
1 191 (28.21%) Finance
2 54 (7.98%) Banking
3 39 (5.76%) Retail
4 34 (5.02%) Legal
5 22 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (2.51%) Marketing
7 14 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.77%) Front Office
10 9 (1.33%) Back Office
10 9 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.03%) Law
12 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.74%) German Language
14 4 (0.59%) Billing
14 4 (0.59%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.30%) Czech Language
15 2 (0.30%) Games
15 2 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 368 (54.36%) Analyst
2 310 (45.79%) Business Analyst
3 101 (14.92%) Consultant
4 70 (10.34%) Architect
5 60 (8.86%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 44 (6.50%) Project Manager
7 26 (3.84%) Data Analyst
7 26 (3.84%) Security Analyst
8 24 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
9 23 (3.40%) Technical Analyst
10 21 (3.10%) Senior Business Analyst
11 19 (2.81%) GDPR Consultant
12 18 (2.66%) GDPR Project Manager
13 17 (2.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 17 (2.51%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
14 16 (2.36%) Data Architect
14 16 (2.36%) Data Business Analyst
14 16 (2.36%) SAP Consultant
15 15 (2.22%) Agile Business Analyst
15 15 (2.22%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.22%) Web Services
2 14 (2.07%) XML
3 11 (1.62%) SAML
3 11 (1.62%) SOAP
4 10 (1.48%) Middleware
5 9 (1.33%) LDAP
6 6 (0.89%) JSON
6 6 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.74%) HTML
8 3 (0.44%) CSS
8 3 (0.44%) REST
9 2 (0.30%) .NET
9 2 (0.30%) J2EE
9 2 (0.30%) RESTful
9 2 (0.30%) Spring
9 2 (0.30%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.30%) XSD
10 1 (0.15%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.15%) CGI
10 1 (0.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.69%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (1.77%) Derivative
6 10 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.33%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.33%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.03%) e-Learning
9 7 (1.03%) NHS
9 7 (1.03%) User Experience
10 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.74%) Fintech
11 5 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.69%) Windows
2 17 (2.51%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.03%) Unix
4 5 (0.74%) Linux
5 4 (0.59%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.30%) AIX
6 2 (0.30%) Android
6 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.15%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.15%) Solaris
7 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (27.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 167 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (23.04%) Business Analysis
4 105 (15.51%) Project Management
5 68 (10.04%) Data Protection
6 65 (9.60%) Data Mapping
7 63 (9.31%) Information Security
7 63 (9.31%) Migration
8 62 (9.16%) Use Case
9 59 (8.71%) Data Analysis
10 58 (8.57%) User Stories
11 55 (8.12%) Change Management
12 53 (7.83%) Data Modelling
13 49 (7.24%) ERP
14 48 (7.09%) Validation
15 45 (6.65%) PRINCE2
15 45 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
16 44 (6.50%) SDLC
17 43 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
18 41 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.47%) SQL
2 19 (2.81%) Java
3 6 (0.89%) C
4 3 (0.44%) VBA
5 2 (0.30%) ABAP
5 2 (0.30%) C#
5 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.30%) Python
6 1 (0.15%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.15%) COBOL
6 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.15%) PHP
6 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.15%) Scala
6 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (5.17%) Degree
2 25 (3.69%) ISEB
3 23 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.25%) CISSP
5 19 (2.81%) CISM
6 17 (2.51%) CISA
7 11 (1.62%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.18%) PMP
10 5 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (0.74%) IIBA
11 4 (0.59%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.44%) CCA
12 3 (0.44%) CCNP
12 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.44%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (24.08%) GDPR
2 27 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.07%) QA
4 13 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.48%) GMP
5 10 (1.48%) MiFID
6 8 (1.18%) EMIR
7 7 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.89%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.44%) GxP
9 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.44%) SLA
10 2 (0.30%) SEPA
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.15%) IFRS
11 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (0.30%) Docker
2 2 (0.30%) HDFS
2 2 (0.30%) XenApp
2 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (0.59%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.30%) SCCM
2 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.15%) FlexNet
3 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.15%) MOM
3 1 (0.15%) SCOM
3 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 67 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 49 (7.24%) SAP
3 37 (5.47%) Oracle
4 19 (2.81%) Citrix
5 12 (1.77%) Capita
6 11 (1.62%) IBM
6 11 (1.62%) Workday
7 10 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.48%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.03%) Adobe
8 7 (1.03%) Intel
9 6 (0.89%) BMC
9 6 (0.89%) Mercator
10 5 (0.74%) Cisco
10 5 (0.74%) Tableau
11 4 (0.59%) Snow
11 4 (0.59%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.44%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.44%) McAfee
12 3 (0.44%) Murex