Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 359 350
Rank change year-on-year -27 -9 -15
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 650 670 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.82% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 426 504
UK median daily rate £463 £463 £462
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.11% +2.67%
10th Percentile £355 £339 £325
90th Percentile £611 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.29% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 6
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £57.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.83% +17.95% -20.06%
10th Percentile £26.00 £21.45 £36.25
90th Percentile £34.00 £60.00 £60.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £57.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -47.83% +53.33% -38.50%

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 88,010 81,989 92,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.54% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,032 53,704 60,739
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,377 2,066 2,306
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.44 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.08 £47.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +11.14%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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 -11 601 £470 -1.05% 75
London -25 321 £500 - 24
UK excluding London -21 318 £448 +5.29% 52
South East -45 80 £431 -4.17% 13
North of England 0 71 £450 +9.09% 13
South West +28 55 £438 +1.74% 4
Midlands -13 50 £431 +7.81% 16
Yorkshire -3 34 £450 +2.86% 4
North West -5 33 £450 +16.13% 9
West Midlands -17 33 £425 +6.25% 15
Scotland -46 29 £425 +23.64% 1
East of England -6 20 £438 +0.86% 5
East Midlands -12 17 £450 - 1
Wales -32 11 £450 +7.14%
North East -5 4 £400 -8.57%
Northern Ireland +30 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 205 (31.54%) Finance
2 187 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (25.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 144 (22.15%) Business Analysis
5 81 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (12.31%) GDPR
7 75 (11.54%) Project Management
8 65 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 64 (9.85%) SAP
10 56 (8.62%) Oracle
11 52 (8.00%) Migration
11 52 (8.00%) Use Case
12 50 (7.69%) Scrum
12 50 (7.69%) Validation
13 49 (7.54%) Change Management
13 49 (7.54%) User Stories
14 47 (7.23%) PRINCE2
14 47 (7.23%) Data Analysis
14 47 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (7.08%) Retail
15 46 (7.08%) Data Modelling
16 44 (6.77%) Information Security
16 44 (6.77%) Banking
17 41 (6.31%) Target Operating Model
18 40 (6.15%) TOGAF
19 39 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
19 39 (6.00%) ERP
19 39 (6.00%) Waterfall
20 38 (5.85%) SDLC
21 37 (5.69%) Business Process Mapping

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 18 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.31%) SAS
3 9 (1.38%) Appian
3 9 (1.38%) Confluence
4 5 (0.77%) IIS
5 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.46%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.31%) CMS
6 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.15%) nginx
7 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.69%) MS Visio
3 16 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 15 (2.31%) Actimize
2 11 (1.69%) SAP FI
3 10 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (1.23%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.46%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.31%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.46%) Office 365
4 14 (2.15%) SaaS
5 10 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.08%) IaaS
8 5 (0.77%) Force.com
8 5 (0.77%) PaaS
9 4 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.31%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) FinancialForce
11 1 (0.15%) GitHub
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.23%) LAN
2 7 (1.08%) WAN
3 6 (0.92%) Network Security
4 5 (0.77%) Firewall
4 5 (0.77%) SMS
5 3 (0.46%) Internet
5 3 (0.46%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.31%) BGP
6 2 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.31%) HTTP
6 2 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.31%) OSPF
6 2 (0.31%) Skype
6 2 (0.31%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.15%) DHCP
7 1 (0.15%) DNS
7 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.85%) Big Data
4 10 (1.54%) MySQL
5 9 (1.38%) Power BI
6 8 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.77%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.77%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.62%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.62%) HBase
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.46%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.31%) GIS
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 18 (2.77%) JIRA
2 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.62%) ERwin
4 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.15%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.15%) JUnit
5 1 (0.15%) LSMW
5 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
General
1 205 (31.54%) Finance
2 46 (7.08%) Retail
3 44 (6.77%) Banking
4 24 (3.69%) Financial Institution
5 23 (3.54%) Legal
6 19 (2.92%) Back Office
7 16 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (2.15%) Marketing
9 12 (1.85%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.54%) Front Office
11 8 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.77%) Advertising
13 5 (0.77%) Automotive
14 3 (0.46%) Billing
15 2 (0.31%) Czech Language
15 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.31%) Law
16 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 325 (50.00%) Analyst
2 281 (43.23%) Business Analyst
3 102 (15.69%) Architect
4 101 (15.54%) Consultant
5 34 (5.23%) Project Manager
6 22 (3.38%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 21 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (2.92%) Business IT Analyst
8 19 (2.92%) IT Analyst
8 19 (2.92%) IT Business Analyst
8 19 (2.92%) Security Analyst
9 17 (2.62%) Data Architect
9 17 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (2.46%) Data Business Analyst
11 15 (2.31%) Systems Analyst
12 14 (2.15%) Enterprise Architect
12 14 (2.15%) SAP Consultant
12 14 (2.15%) Security Consultant
12 14 (2.15%) Senior Business Analyst
13 13 (2.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.31%) Web Services
2 24 (3.69%) XML
3 20 (3.08%) Middleware
4 15 (2.31%) HTML
5 14 (2.15%) SOAP
6 11 (1.69%) SAML
7 9 (1.38%) JSON
7 9 (1.38%) LDAP
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.23%) J2EE
9 6 (0.92%) REST
10 5 (0.77%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.77%) Node.js
10 5 (0.77%) React
11 4 (0.62%) Flash
11 4 (0.62%) IBM Integration Bus
11 4 (0.62%) WCF
12 3 (0.46%) .NET
13 2 (0.31%) RESTful
13 2 (0.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 81 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.15%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.08%) User Experience
5 13 (2.00%) Derivative
6 11 (1.69%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.92%) Reinsurance
10 5 (0.77%) CESG
10 5 (0.77%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.77%) Equities
10 5 (0.77%) FMCG
11 4 (0.62%) DataPower
11 4 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.77%) Unix
1 18 (2.77%) Windows
2 8 (1.23%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.46%) Linux
5 2 (0.31%) AIX
5 2 (0.31%) Android
6 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.15%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.15%) Solaris
6 1 (0.15%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (25.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 144 (22.15%) Business Analysis
4 75 (11.54%) Project Management
5 52 (8.00%) Migration
5 52 (8.00%) Use Case
6 50 (7.69%) Scrum
6 50 (7.69%) Validation
7 49 (7.54%) Change Management
7 49 (7.54%) User Stories
8 47 (7.23%) Data Analysis
8 47 (7.23%) PRINCE2
8 47 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (7.08%) Data Modelling
10 44 (6.77%) Information Security
11 41 (6.31%) Target Operating Model
12 40 (6.15%) TOGAF
13 39 (6.00%) ERP
13 39 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (6.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (5.54%) Java
1 36 (5.54%) SQL
2 8 (1.23%) C
3 4 (0.62%) Python
4 3 (0.46%) C#
4 3 (0.46%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.46%) VBA
5 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.31%) Scala
6 1 (0.15%) ABAP
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%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (5.23%) Degree
2 24 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.54%) CISSP
4 20 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.31%) CISM
6 14 (2.15%) ISEB
7 12 (1.85%) CISA
8 11 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.08%) PMP
11 6 (0.92%) ACCA
11 6 (0.92%) CCIE
11 6 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (0.92%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.77%) IIBA
13 4 (0.62%) CIMA
13 4 (0.62%) CISMP
13 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (12.31%) GDPR
2 25 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.54%) QA
4 18 (2.77%) Data Quality
5 16 (2.46%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.54%) PMO
7 7 (1.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (1.08%) GMP
8 5 (0.77%) MiFID
8 5 (0.77%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.62%) RMADS
9 4 (0.62%) SLA
10 3 (0.46%) COBIT
10 3 (0.46%) EMIR
10 3 (0.46%) SEPA
11 2 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.31%) GAAP
11 2 (0.31%) IFRS
12 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 9 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.15%) Docker
3 1 (0.15%) HDFS
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (0.92%) AirWatch
2 5 (0.77%) SCCM
3 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.15%) CASB
5 1 (0.15%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.15%) MOM
5 1 (0.15%) Nessus
5 1 (0.15%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.15%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.85%) SAP
3 56 (8.62%) Oracle
4 24 (3.69%) IBM
5 13 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.00%) ServiceNow
6 10 (1.54%) BMC
6 10 (1.54%) Citrix
7 9 (1.38%) Intel
8 8 (1.23%) Cisco
9 7 (1.08%) McAfee
9 7 (1.08%) Workday
10 6 (0.92%) Snow
10 6 (0.92%) Tableau
11 5 (0.77%) Progress
12 4 (0.62%) Google
12 4 (0.62%) Informatica
12 4 (0.62%) Pardot
12 4 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.62%) VMware