Period
to 15 November 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 15 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
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 345 367
Rank change year-on-year -67 +22 +2
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 590 752 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.85% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 474 460
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% -0.55% +1.11%
10th Percentile £352 £340 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.12% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £58.75 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.13% +37.43% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21.20 £35.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £35.30 £70.00 £57.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 £58.75 £53.00
% change year-on-year -53.02% +10.85% -12.74%

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 89,966 88,328 90,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.73% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,547 58,692 59,765
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,344 2,127 2,494
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.46% +6.67% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Top 15 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 15 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
England -59 542 £475 +1.06% 75
UK excluding London -53 286 £443 +4.12% 51
London -59 284 £500 - 25
South East -46 87 £463 +8.82% 14
North of England -7 61 £450 +20.00% 17
Midlands -7 49 £425 +6.25% 11
South West -15 38 £410 -6.29% 3
Yorkshire +6 30 £450 +20.81% 6
East Midlands +6 25 £449 +15.87% 7
North West -15 25 £475 +27.77% 10
West Midlands -19 24 £425 +6.25% 4
Scotland -40 22 £425 +11.54%
East of England -22 15 £410 -11.35% 5
Wales -9 14 £568 +26.11%
North East -10 6 £400 -5.88% 1

For the 6 months to 15 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 with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 185 (31.36%) Finance
2 174 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (24.41%) Business Analysis
4 118 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (11.69%) Microsoft
6 67 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
7 64 (10.85%) SAP
8 58 (9.83%) Project Management
9 54 (9.15%) Migration
10 53 (8.98%) Oracle
10 53 (8.98%) Data Modelling
11 52 (8.81%) Workshop Facilitation
12 50 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (8.47%) Data Analysis
13 49 (8.31%) User Stories
14 42 (7.12%) Banking
15 39 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (6.44%) Risk Management
16 38 (6.44%) Scrum
17 37 (6.27%) Validation
18 36 (6.10%) Information Security
18 36 (6.10%) Business Process Mapping
19 35 (5.93%) Target Operating Model
19 35 (5.93%) SQL
20 33 (5.59%) ITIL
20 33 (5.59%) CRM
20 33 (5.59%) Change Management
20 33 (5.59%) Management Information System
21 32 (5.42%) ERP
21 32 (5.42%) GDPR

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 15 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.37%) SAS
3 9 (1.53%) Confluence
4 5 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.51%) CMS
5 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.17%) Appian
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.17%) Mule
7 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 21 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.54%) Actimize
3 13 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.19%) SAP GTS
5 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.85%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.68%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.68%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.51%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.51%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.88%) Office 365
2 15 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (1.86%) SaaS
6 5 (0.85%) IaaS
6 5 (0.85%) iPaaS
6 5 (0.85%) PaaS
7 3 (0.51%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.53%) LAN
2 7 (1.19%) Network Security
3 6 (1.02%) Firewall
4 5 (0.85%) WAN
5 4 (0.68%) SMS
5 4 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.51%) HTTP
6 3 (0.51%) Internet
6 3 (0.51%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.34%) VLAN
7 2 (0.34%) VSAN
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) Intranet
8 1 (0.17%) NAS
8 1 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.22%) Big Data
2 19 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.03%) Power BI
4 10 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.53%) Data Lake
6 8 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.02%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.68%) HBase
9 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (3.22%) JIRA
2 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.51%) Selenium
3 3 (0.51%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.17%) AppScan
5 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.17%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.17%) ERwin
5 1 (0.17%) LSMW
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 185 (31.36%) Finance
2 42 (7.12%) Banking
3 28 (4.75%) Retail
4 22 (3.73%) Back Office
5 20 (3.39%) Legal
6 19 (3.22%) Financial Institution
7 17 (2.88%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.54%) Marketing
9 14 (2.37%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.69%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.19%) Advertising
12 7 (1.19%) Front Office
13 5 (0.85%) Games
14 4 (0.68%) Automotive
14 4 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.51%) Local Government
16 2 (0.34%) Billing
16 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 299 (50.68%) Analyst
2 265 (44.92%) Business Analyst
3 108 (18.31%) Consultant
4 83 (14.07%) Architect
5 24 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (3.73%) Security Consultant
7 21 (3.56%) Data Business Analyst
8 20 (3.39%) Functional Consultant
8 20 (3.39%) IT Analyst
8 20 (3.39%) SAP Consultant
8 20 (3.39%) Senior Business Analyst
9 19 (3.22%) Business IT Analyst
9 19 (3.22%) IT Business Analyst
9 19 (3.22%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
12 16 (2.71%) Finance Business Analyst
12 16 (2.71%) Systems Analyst
13 15 (2.54%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 13 (2.20%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.39%) XML
2 19 (3.22%) Middleware
3 16 (2.71%) HTML
4 10 (1.69%) Web Services
5 6 (1.02%) JSON
5 6 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.68%) Flash
6 4 (0.68%) J2EE
7 3 (0.51%) .NET
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Axis
8 2 (0.34%) JSP
8 2 (0.34%) SAML
8 2 (0.34%) SOAP
9 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.17%) COM
9 1 (0.17%) CSS
9 1 (0.17%) FpML
9 1 (0.17%) LDAP
9 1 (0.17%) OAuth
9 1 (0.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.07%) User Experience
4 21 (3.56%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.37%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.03%) Reference Data
8 10 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.36%) FMCG
10 7 (1.19%) Derivative
10 7 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.19%) NHS
11 6 (1.02%) CESG
11 6 (1.02%) Equities
12 5 (0.85%) Fintech
12 5 (0.85%) PKI
12 5 (0.85%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.05%) Unix
2 17 (2.88%) Windows
3 6 (1.02%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.68%) Linux
5 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.17%) AIX
6 1 (0.17%) Android
6 1 (0.17%) Android TV
6 1 (0.17%) Solaris
6 1 (0.17%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (24.41%) Business Analysis
3 118 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (9.83%) Project Management
5 54 (9.15%) Migration
6 53 (8.98%) Data Modelling
7 52 (8.81%) Workshop Facilitation
8 50 (8.47%) Data Analysis
8 50 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
9 49 (8.31%) User Stories
10 39 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (6.44%) Risk Management
11 38 (6.44%) Scrum
12 37 (6.27%) Validation
13 36 (6.10%) Business Process Mapping
13 36 (6.10%) Information Security
14 35 (5.93%) Target Operating Model
15 33 (5.59%) Change Management
15 33 (5.59%) CRM
15 33 (5.59%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 35 (5.93%) SQL
2 29 (4.92%) Java
3 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.51%) C
4 3 (0.51%) C#
4 3 (0.51%) Python
5 2 (0.34%) Scala
5 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.34%) VBA
6 1 (0.17%) ABAP
6 1 (0.17%) C++
6 1 (0.17%) COBOL
6 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
6 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (5.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.41%) Degree
3 24 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.37%) CISSP
5 10 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.36%) CCIE
6 8 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.36%) CISM
6 8 (1.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 6 (1.02%) ACCA
7 6 (1.02%) ISEB
7 6 (1.02%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.85%) CCDE
8 5 (0.85%) PMP
9 4 (0.68%) CIMA
9 4 (0.68%) CISA
9 4 (0.68%) CRISC
9 4 (0.68%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.42%) GDPR
2 31 (5.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (4.58%) QA
4 25 (4.24%) Data Quality
5 14 (2.37%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.36%) PMO
7 6 (1.02%) COBIT
8 5 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.85%) GMP
9 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.68%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.51%) RMADS
11 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.34%) GxP
11 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.34%) MiFID
11 2 (0.34%) PSD2
11 2 (0.34%) SEPA
11 2 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.17%) HDFS
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.02%) SCCM
2 5 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.68%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.68%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.34%) Nessus
5 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.34%) SCOM
5 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.34%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.17%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.17%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 69 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 64 (10.85%) SAP
3 53 (8.98%) Oracle
4 15 (2.54%) IBM
5 12 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.53%) BMC
7 9 (1.53%) Cisco
8 7 (1.19%) SEEBURGER
9 6 (1.02%) McAfee
10 5 (0.85%) Infor
10 5 (0.85%) Progress
11 4 (0.68%) Citrix
11 4 (0.68%) HP
11 4 (0.68%) Intel
11 4 (0.68%) Murex
11 4 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.68%) Snow
11 4 (0.68%) Tableau
11 4 (0.68%) Workday