Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 369 370
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 -44
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 710 601 671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.75% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 394 419
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £316 £310
90th Percentile £615 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 14
UK median hourly rate £24.09 £50.00 £53.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.82% -6.88% +295.76%
10th Percentile £16.38 £23.49 £12.85
90th Percentile £26.21 £56.00 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £51.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year -61.83% +63.49% +132.17%

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 86,111 80,463 88,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,529 53,322 57,292
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 2,233 2,595
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +23.81%

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 February 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 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 21 February 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 +12 634 £450 -5.26% 64
London +14 354 £475 -5.00% 31
UK excluding London +33 346 £425 +3.03% 36
South East +6 109 £409 -3.82% 9
Scotland +26 64 £390 -10.34% 3
North of England +27 62 £425 +6.25% 10
East of England +13 44 £475 +15.15% 5
Midlands -31 33 £400 -4.48% 8
Yorkshire +7 31 £425 -5.56% 3
South West +7 27 £398 -20.50% 1
North West -1 23 £425 +9.68% 5
West Midlands -14 22 £400 -5.88% 6
East Midlands +2 11 £395 +23.44% 2
North East +46 8 £400 -11.11% 2
Wales -2 8 £488 +225.00%

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 198 (27.89%) Finance
2 183 (25.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 179 (25.21%) Business Analysis
4 171 (24.08%) GDPR
5 170 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (14.79%) Project Management
7 86 (12.11%) Data Protection
8 84 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
9 83 (11.69%) Banking
10 81 (11.41%) Data Mapping
11 78 (10.99%) Information Security
12 68 (9.58%) Data Analysis
13 67 (9.44%) User Stories
14 66 (9.30%) Waterfall
15 60 (8.45%) Use Case
16 58 (8.17%) Migration
17 57 (8.03%) SAP
18 54 (7.61%) Security Cleared
19 53 (7.46%) Analytics
20 52 (7.32%) Data Modelling
21 50 (7.04%) Microsoft
21 50 (7.04%) Requirements Engineering
22 49 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
23 48 (6.76%) Data Management
23 48 (6.76%) SQL
24 43 (6.06%) PRINCE2
25 42 (5.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 41 (5.77%) ERP
27 40 (5.63%) Risk Assessment
27 40 (5.63%) SC Cleared

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 17 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.97%) Confluence
3 2 (0.28%) CMS
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (3.66%) MS Visio
2 25 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.70%) Adobe Captivate
5 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 14 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.41%) SAP CO
3 9 (1.27%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.70%) Primavera
6 5 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
6 5 (0.70%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.56%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.42%) SAP PS
8 3 (0.42%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.42%) Summit
8 3 (0.42%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.13%) Office 365
5 7 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.85%) Trello
7 5 (0.70%) Slack
8 3 (0.42%) CloudSense
8 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.42%) PaaS
9 2 (0.28%) IaaS
9 2 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.13%) SMS
2 6 (0.85%) LAN
2 6 (0.85%) WAN
3 5 (0.70%) Intranet
4 3 (0.42%) HTTP
4 3 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.42%) IPsec
4 3 (0.42%) Network Security
4 3 (0.42%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.28%) Firewall
5 2 (0.28%) Internet
5 2 (0.28%) Skype
6 1 (0.14%) 2G
6 1 (0.14%) 3G
6 1 (0.14%) 4G
6 1 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.25%) Big Data
2 14 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (0.99%) SAP HANA
5 6 (0.85%) SQL Server
6 5 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.42%) Power BI
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.28%) HBase
9 2 (0.28%) QlikView
9 2 (0.28%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.14%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (2.54%) JIRA
2 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.28%) ProC
2 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.14%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.14%) ERwin
3 1 (0.14%) FogBugz
3 1 (0.14%) GitLab
3 1 (0.14%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.14%) Maven
3 1 (0.14%) Mockito
3 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.14%) Selenium
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 198 (27.89%) Finance
2 83 (11.69%) Banking
3 39 (5.49%) Legal
4 33 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 33 (4.65%) Retail
5 18 (2.54%) Marketing
5 18 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.69%) Front Office
9 7 (0.99%) Back Office
9 7 (0.99%) Billing
9 7 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.85%) Advertising
10 6 (0.85%) German Language
10 6 (0.85%) Local Government
11 5 (0.70%) Law
12 4 (0.56%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.56%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 432 (60.85%) Analyst
2 369 (51.97%) Business Analyst
3 105 (14.79%) Consultant
4 71 (10.00%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 55 (7.75%) Project Manager
6 36 (5.07%) Architect
6 36 (5.07%) Data Business Analyst
7 33 (4.65%) Data Analyst
8 29 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
8 29 (4.08%) Senior Business Analyst
9 25 (3.52%) Agile Business Analyst
10 24 (3.38%) SAP Consultant
11 22 (3.10%) Technical Analyst
12 20 (2.82%) GDPR Project Manager
12 20 (2.82%) IT Analyst
13 19 (2.68%) Business IT Analyst
13 19 (2.68%) IT Business Analyst
14 18 (2.54%) Digital Analyst
14 18 (2.54%) Security Analyst
15 17 (2.39%) GDPR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.69%) XML
2 7 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (0.70%) Middleware
4 3 (0.42%) JSON
5 2 (0.28%) BAPI
5 2 (0.28%) CSS
5 2 (0.28%) EDI
5 2 (0.28%) HTML
5 2 (0.28%) REST
5 2 (0.28%) XML Schema
5 2 (0.28%) XSD
6 1 (0.14%) CGI
6 1 (0.14%) COM
6 1 (0.14%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.14%) SAML
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.14%) SOAP
6 1 (0.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (2.11%) User Experience
5 14 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.55%) NHS
8 10 (1.41%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.99%) Derivative
10 7 (0.99%) e-Learning
10 7 (0.99%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.85%) Equities
11 6 (0.85%) Fintech
11 6 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.70%) FMCG
13 4 (0.56%) Learning Management System
13 4 (0.56%) Market Risk
13 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (2.82%) Windows
2 13 (1.83%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.70%) Linux
4 4 (0.56%) Unix
5 3 (0.42%) Android
5 3 (0.42%) VMS
6 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (25.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 179 (25.21%) Business Analysis
3 170 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (14.79%) Project Management
5 86 (12.11%) Data Protection
6 81 (11.41%) Data Mapping
7 78 (10.99%) Information Security
8 68 (9.58%) Data Analysis
9 67 (9.44%) User Stories
10 66 (9.30%) Waterfall
11 60 (8.45%) Use Case
12 58 (8.17%) Migration
13 53 (7.46%) Analytics
14 52 (7.32%) Data Modelling
15 50 (7.04%) Requirements Engineering
16 49 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
17 48 (6.76%) Data Management
18 43 (6.06%) PRINCE2
19 41 (5.77%) ERP
20 40 (5.63%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 48 (6.76%) SQL
2 11 (1.55%) C
3 9 (1.27%) Python
4 7 (0.99%) Java
4 7 (0.99%) VBA
5 6 (0.85%) R
6 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.42%) C-shell
7 3 (0.42%) Korn
7 3 (0.42%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) ABAP
8 1 (0.14%) Scala
8 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 40 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.65%) Degree
4 24 (3.38%) ISEB
5 11 (1.55%) CISM
5 11 (1.55%) CISSP
6 9 (1.27%) CISA
7 8 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.13%) PMP
8 7 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.85%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.70%) GIAC
11 4 (0.56%) CLAS
12 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.28%) ISACA
13 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.28%) SANS
13 2 (0.28%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.14%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (24.08%) GDPR
2 42 (5.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.96%) Data Quality
4 20 (2.82%) QA
5 11 (1.55%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.27%) GMP
6 9 (1.27%) GxP
7 8 (1.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.99%) MiFID
9 5 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.70%) EMIR
10 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.28%) PMO
12 2 (0.28%) PSD2
12 2 (0.28%) SLA
12 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.14%) Basel III
13 1 (0.14%) COREP
System Software
1 11 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (0.56%) XenApp
2 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.28%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.14%) SCOM
1 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (8.03%) SAP
2 50 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.52%) Oracle
4 21 (2.96%) Progress
5 14 (1.97%) Citrix
6 11 (1.55%) Capita
6 11 (1.55%) Workday
7 9 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.85%) Cognos
8 6 (0.85%) Mercator
9 5 (0.70%) Adobe
9 5 (0.70%) BMC
9 5 (0.70%) Tableau
10 4 (0.56%) IBM
10 4 (0.56%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.56%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.56%) Yardi
11 3 (0.42%) CODA
11 3 (0.42%) Murex
11 3 (0.42%) Teradata