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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 350 290
Rank change year-on-year +34 -60  
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 317 317 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.59% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.71% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 204 257
Median daily rate £450 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £322 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 2
Median hourly rate £54.00 £60.25 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.37% +78.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.49 £38.05 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £60.98 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £60.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year -10.37% +78.51%  

GAP Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GAP Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 287 £475 +5.55% 37
London +64 167 £500 - 10
South East +29 62 £435 +16.00% 10
City of London +5 34 £600 +14.28% 2
Hampshire +20 16 £489 +55.23% 1
Wales +28 15 £425 +27.34%
Berkshire +23 15 £438 +6.06% 4
Scotland +14 15 £313 -10.71% 1
North West +18 14 £394 -17.10% 1
Surrey +23 13 £486 -7.38% 3
South Wales +29 12 £425 +174.19%
Glasgow +12 11 £300 -14.28%
West Midlands 0 10 £425 +13.33% 3
Yorkshire +8 9 £381 +7.39% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £325 -16.12% 1
Cheshire +29 7 £350 -30.00% 1
West Yorkshire +5 7 £381 +12.96% 1
Portsmouth - 7 £477 -
West Sussex +12 6 £420 +20.00%
Leeds +2 6 £338 -
Manchester +1 6 £413 -13.15%
East of England -5 6 £425 - 2
East Midlands -11 6 £400 +33.33% 3
Cardiff - 6 £288 -
Coventry +1 5 £450 +12.50% 1
South West -5 5 £400 +6.66% 4
Midlands +12 4 £350 -
Bedfordshire 0 4 £425 +27.81%
Derbyshire -5 4 £350 - 1
Newport - 4 £450 -

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 172 (29.25%) Finance
2 132 (22.45%) Business Analysis
3 128 (21.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (14.97%) Banking
6 82 (13.95%) Project Management
7 75 (12.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 70 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
9 65 (11.05%) Use Case
10 62 (10.54%) Data Analysis
11 60 (10.20%) SAP
12 57 (9.69%) MiFID
13 50 (8.50%) SQL
14 48 (8.16%) Migration
15 43 (7.31%) Change Management
15 43 (7.31%) Data Modelling
15 43 (7.31%) Microsoft
16 42 (7.14%) User Stories
17 41 (6.97%) Validation
18 39 (6.63%) Data Management
19 37 (6.29%) Front Office
20 36 (6.12%) ITIL
21 35 (5.95%) Retail
21 35 (5.95%) Investment Banking
21 35 (5.95%) Security Cleared
22 34 (5.78%) PRINCE2
22 34 (5.78%) Management Information System
22 34 (5.78%) Service Management
22 34 (5.78%) Legal
23 33 (5.61%) MS Visio

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 14 (2.38%) Confluence
2 6 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.85%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.85%) CMS
4 4 (0.68%) Drupal
5 3 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.51%) SAS
6 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (5.61%) MS Visio
2 30 (5.10%) MS Office
3 28 (4.76%) MS Excel
4 21 (3.57%) MS Project
5 11 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.04%) Maximo
3 12 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.53%) SAP GTS
4 9 (1.53%) SAP MM
5 8 (1.36%) SAP SD
6 6 (1.02%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.85%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.85%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 5 (0.85%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.68%) SAP Retail
9 3 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.51%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.36%) IaaS
2 8 (1.36%) PaaS
3 7 (1.19%) SaaS
4 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.51%) G Suite
5 3 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.34%) Office 365
6 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.34%) Taleo
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.17%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.68%) Firewall
1 4 (0.68%) LAN
1 4 (0.68%) WAN
2 3 (0.51%) Internet
2 3 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.34%) DMZ
3 2 (0.34%) Intranet
3 2 (0.34%) VPN
4 1 (0.17%) ATM
4 1 (0.17%) BGP
4 1 (0.17%) FTP
4 1 (0.17%) IPsec
4 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.17%) LDAP
4 1 (0.17%) OSPF
4 1 (0.17%) SSL
4 1 (0.17%) Wireless
4 1 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 19 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (1.87%) Big Data
4 9 (1.53%) DB2
4 9 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.36%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.02%) Power BI
7 5 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.68%) HDInsight
8 4 (0.68%) InfluxDB
8 4 (0.68%) OpenTSDB
8 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.51%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (2.72%) JIRA
2 5 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.34%) ERwin
4 2 (0.34%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.34%) JMeter
4 2 (0.34%) NeoLoad
4 2 (0.34%) Selenium
5 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 172 (29.25%) Finance
2 88 (14.97%) Banking
3 37 (6.29%) Front Office
4 35 (5.95%) Investment Banking
4 35 (5.95%) Retail
5 34 (5.78%) Legal
6 21 (3.57%) Marketing
7 17 (2.89%) Back Office
8 16 (2.72%) Billing
8 16 (2.72%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.87%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.53%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.36%) Law
12 6 (1.02%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.85%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.85%) Local Government
13 5 (0.85%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.68%) Games
14 4 (0.68%) German Language
Job Titles
1 349 (59.35%) Analyst
2 294 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 64 (10.88%) Consultant
4 53 (9.01%) Architect
5 39 (6.63%) MiFID Business Analyst
6 29 (4.93%) Project Manager
6 29 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
7 27 (4.59%) Data Analyst
8 26 (4.42%) SAP Consultant
9 25 (4.25%) Senior Business Analyst
10 23 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (3.74%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 19 (3.23%) Banking Analyst
13 17 (2.89%) Finance Business Analyst
13 17 (2.89%) Financial Analyst
14 16 (2.72%) Process Analyst
15 15 (2.55%) Regulatory Business Analyst
16 13 (2.21%) Developer
16 13 (2.21%) IT Analyst
16 13 (2.21%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.72%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (2.04%) XML
3 10 (1.70%) .NET
4 8 (1.36%) JSON
5 7 (1.19%) Web Services
6 5 (0.85%) Middleware
7 4 (0.68%) SAML
8 3 (0.51%) XSD
9 2 (0.34%) REST
9 2 (0.34%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.34%) SOAP
9 2 (0.34%) WebCenter
9 2 (0.34%) WPF
10 1 (0.17%) COM
10 1 (0.17%) EJB
10 1 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.17%) Itk
10 1 (0.17%) ODBC
10 1 (0.17%) Spring
10 1 (0.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.78%) Management Information System
3 31 (5.27%) Derivative
4 30 (5.10%) Equities
5 24 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (3.40%) Fixed Income
7 19 (3.23%) User Experience
8 17 (2.89%) Fintech
9 9 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.36%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.36%) NHS
10 8 (1.36%) Social Media
11 7 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.02%) Blog
12 6 (1.02%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.02%) FMCG
13 5 (0.85%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.70%) Linux
1 10 (1.70%) Windows
2 4 (0.68%) Unix
3 2 (0.34%) pSOS
4 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (22.45%) Business Analysis
2 128 (21.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 91 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (13.95%) Project Management
5 75 (12.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 65 (11.05%) Use Case
7 62 (10.54%) Data Analysis
8 48 (8.16%) Migration
9 43 (7.31%) Change Management
9 43 (7.31%) Data Modelling
10 42 (7.14%) User Stories
11 41 (6.97%) Validation
12 39 (6.63%) Data Management
13 36 (6.12%) ITIL
14 34 (5.78%) PRINCE2
14 34 (5.78%) Service Management
15 31 (5.27%) Data Migration
15 31 (5.27%) Test Scripting
16 30 (5.10%) CRM
17 29 (4.93%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (8.50%) SQL
2 12 (2.04%) C
3 9 (1.53%) T-SQL
4 8 (1.36%) C#
5 6 (1.02%) ABAP
5 6 (1.02%) Java
5 6 (1.02%) Python
6 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.85%) R
7 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.34%) X++
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.93%) Degree
3 27 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.21%) ISEB
5 9 (1.53%) PMP
6 7 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.85%) CISM
8 3 (0.51%) CISSP
8 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.34%) ACCA
9 2 (0.34%) CIMA
9 2 (0.34%) GIAC
9 2 (0.34%) IISP
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) APMP
10 1 (0.17%) CBAP
10 1 (0.17%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.17%) IIBA
10 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.69%) MiFID
2 31 (5.27%) Data Quality
3 26 (4.42%) GDPR
4 19 (3.23%) QA
5 10 (1.70%) EMIR
6 9 (1.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 9 (1.53%) GMP
6 9 (1.53%) PCI DSS
7 8 (1.36%) PMO
8 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (1.19%) SLA
8 7 (1.19%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.85%) IFRS
10 4 (0.68%) SEPA
11 3 (0.51%) COSO
11 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.51%) FATCA
12 2 (0.34%) Basel III
12 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.34%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.17%) Docker
3 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (0.51%) Puppet
2 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.17%) Control-M
3 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.17%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (10.20%) SAP
2 43 (7.31%) Microsoft
3 29 (4.93%) Oracle
4 18 (3.06%) ServiceNow
5 14 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.21%) PeopleSoft
7 11 (1.87%) Workday
8 8 (1.36%) Cisco
9 7 (1.19%) Google
9 7 (1.19%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 6 (1.02%) VMware
11 5 (0.85%) Tableau
11 5 (0.85%) Talend
12 4 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.68%) FNZ
12 4 (0.68%) Siebel
13 3 (0.51%) Adobe
13 3 (0.51%) IBM
13 3 (0.51%) Murex
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