Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 362 359
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -29
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 723 675 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.76% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 447 496
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% -6.32%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £300
90th Percentile £625 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £425 £423
% change year-on-year -0.29% +0.59% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £42.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.50% +12.50% +39.74%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £19.55
90th Percentile £59.50 £57.90 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £53.00 £60.74
% change year-on-year +8.49% -12.74% +294.80%

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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +11 647 £463 +0.27% 45
London +10 372 £500 - 19
UK excluding London +26 330 £424 -0.29% 28
South East +45 110 £425 -1.16% 11
Scotland +19 55 £388 -12.92% 1
North of England +24 50 £388 -13.89% 7
Midlands -10 44 £400 -5.88% 4
East of England -9 32 £463 +15.63% 3
South West +3 30 £425 -5.56% 1
Yorkshire +10 21 £388 -13.89% 2
North West -22 21 £388 -8.82% 4
West Midlands -6 20 £400 -5.88% 2
East Midlands -7 20 £375 +1.35% 2
Wales +26 9 £450 -
North East +69 8 £425 -27.66% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 206 (28.49%) Finance
2 177 (24.48%) Business Analysis
3 155 (21.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 142 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (18.67%) GDPR
6 105 (14.52%) Banking
7 92 (12.72%) Data Protection
8 91 (12.59%) Project Management
9 71 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
10 67 (9.27%) Information Security
11 65 (8.99%) Migration
11 65 (8.99%) Analytics
12 64 (8.85%) SAP
13 63 (8.71%) Security Cleared
14 62 (8.58%) SQL
15 56 (7.75%) Data Mapping
16 55 (7.61%) Waterfall
16 55 (7.61%) Data Analysis
17 53 (7.33%) SC Cleared
18 52 (7.19%) User Stories
18 52 (7.19%) Use Case
19 48 (6.64%) Retail
20 46 (6.36%) Oracle
21 45 (6.22%) Data Modelling
21 45 (6.22%) Investment Banking
21 45 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 45 (6.22%) Requirements Engineering
22 44 (6.09%) Management Information System
23 43 (5.95%) ITIL
23 43 (5.95%) Degree

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 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.66%) Confluence
3 5 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.55%) IIS
5 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (4.01%) MS Visio
2 24 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.38%) SAP PM
2 9 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.24%) SAP CO
2 9 (1.24%) Temenos T24
3 7 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.97%) Primavera
3 7 (0.97%) SAP SD
4 6 (0.83%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.69%) SAP Payroll
5 5 (0.69%) SAP PS
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.55%) SAP APO
6 4 (0.55%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.24%) Office 365
3 8 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.69%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.69%) PaaS
4 5 (0.69%) SaaS
4 5 (0.69%) Slack
4 5 (0.69%) Trello
5 4 (0.55%) CloudSense
6 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.66%) Firewall
2 11 (1.52%) Network Security
3 8 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.97%) Internet
4 7 (0.97%) LAN
4 7 (0.97%) SMS
5 6 (0.83%) HTTP
5 6 (0.83%) HTTPS
5 6 (0.83%) IPsec
6 5 (0.69%) DHCP
6 5 (0.69%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.69%) SSH
7 4 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (0.55%) WAN
8 3 (0.41%) Intranet
8 3 (0.41%) NAS
8 3 (0.41%) Skype
8 3 (0.41%) SSL
8 3 (0.41%) VPN
8 3 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.07%) Big Data
1 15 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.11%) DB2
2 8 (1.11%) Hadoop
2 8 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.69%) SAP BW
5 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.55%) SAP HANA
5 4 (0.55%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.41%) Power BI
6 3 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (0.41%) QlikView
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.28%) HBase
7 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (2.07%) JIRA
2 3 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.28%) ProC
4 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.14%) ERwin
4 1 (0.14%) GitLab
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) Mockito
4 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.14%) Selenium
4 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 206 (28.49%) Finance
2 105 (14.52%) Banking
3 48 (6.64%) Retail
4 45 (6.22%) Investment Banking
5 39 (5.39%) Legal
6 23 (3.18%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.21%) Front Office
9 15 (2.07%) Marketing
10 14 (1.94%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.66%) Back Office
12 9 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.11%) Local Government
14 7 (0.97%) Advertising
14 7 (0.97%) Billing
15 5 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.69%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.55%) Electronics
16 4 (0.55%) Military
17 3 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 431 (59.61%) Analyst
2 363 (50.21%) Business Analyst
3 91 (12.59%) Consultant
4 51 (7.05%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.92%) Architect
6 41 (5.67%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 35 (4.84%) Data Business Analyst
8 31 (4.29%) Banking Analyst
9 30 (4.15%) IT Analyst
9 30 (4.15%) SAP Consultant
10 29 (4.01%) Business IT Analyst
10 29 (4.01%) IT Business Analyst
11 28 (3.87%) Data Analyst
12 26 (3.60%) Security Analyst
13 24 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (2.90%) Senior Business Analyst
15 19 (2.63%) Agile Business Analyst
16 18 (2.49%) Project Analyst
17 17 (2.35%) Digital Analyst
17 17 (2.35%) Regulatory Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
1 9 (1.24%) XML
2 5 (0.69%) OAuth
2 5 (0.69%) REST
2 5 (0.69%) Web Services
3 3 (0.41%) .NET
3 3 (0.41%) JSON
3 3 (0.41%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.28%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.28%) BAPI
4 2 (0.28%) EDI
4 2 (0.28%) Middleware
5 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.14%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.90%) User Experience
4 20 (2.77%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (2.49%) Derivative
7 17 (2.35%) Data Structures
7 17 (2.35%) Equities
8 14 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.80%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.80%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.38%) NHS
11 9 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.24%) PKI
12 8 (1.11%) FMCG
12 8 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.69%) CMDB
13 5 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (2.63%) Windows
2 16 (2.21%) Linux
3 8 (1.11%) Unix
4 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.55%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.28%) Android
5 2 (0.28%) VMS
5 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (24.48%) Business Analysis
2 155 (21.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 142 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (12.72%) Data Protection
5 91 (12.59%) Project Management
6 67 (9.27%) Information Security
7 65 (8.99%) Analytics
7 65 (8.99%) Migration
8 56 (7.75%) Data Mapping
9 55 (7.61%) Data Analysis
9 55 (7.61%) Waterfall
10 52 (7.19%) Use Case
10 52 (7.19%) User Stories
11 45 (6.22%) Data Modelling
11 45 (6.22%) Requirements Engineering
12 43 (5.95%) ITIL
13 40 (5.53%) PRINCE2
14 39 (5.39%) Risk Management
15 35 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (4.70%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (8.58%) SQL
2 18 (2.49%) Python
3 15 (2.07%) VBA
4 14 (1.94%) C
5 13 (1.80%) R
6 7 (0.97%) Java
7 6 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.69%) C-shell
8 5 (0.69%) Korn
8 5 (0.69%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.69%) Ruby
9 2 (0.28%) Perl
9 2 (0.28%) PHP
9 2 (0.28%) VB
10 1 (0.14%) C#
10 1 (0.14%) Scala
10 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 53 (7.33%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.95%) Degree
4 17 (2.35%) CISSP
4 17 (2.35%) ISEB
5 11 (1.52%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.38%) PMP
7 9 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.83%) CCNA
9 6 (0.83%) CISA
9 6 (0.83%) CISM
10 5 (0.69%) CCNP
10 5 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.55%) CLAS
11 4 (0.55%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (18.67%) GDPR
2 45 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (4.98%) Data Quality
4 30 (4.15%) QA
5 17 (2.35%) MiFID
6 16 (2.21%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.38%) GxP
8 9 (1.24%) EMIR
9 8 (1.11%) SLA
10 7 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.69%) HMG Infosec
12 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.55%) PSD2
14 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.41%) FATCA
14 3 (0.41%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.69%) Docker
3 4 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (0.55%) vSphere
3 4 (0.55%) XenApp
3 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.11%) SCOM
2 5 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (0.69%) SCCM
3 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.28%) WSUS
4 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.14%) Nessus
4 1 (0.14%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (8.85%) SAP
2 46 (6.36%) Oracle
3 42 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 29 (4.01%) Progress
5 14 (1.94%) Cisco
6 11 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.11%) BMC
7 8 (1.11%) IBM
7 8 (1.11%) JDA
7 8 (1.11%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.11%) Workday
8 6 (0.83%) Calypso
8 6 (0.83%) Citrix
8 6 (0.83%) Tableau
8 6 (0.83%) Temenos
8 6 (0.83%) VMware
9 5 (0.69%) Cognos
9 5 (0.69%) Google
10 4 (0.55%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.55%) Teradata