Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 158 166
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8 -12
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 21 24 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.52% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.62% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 42
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.32% +3.44%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £305
90th Percentile £588 £438 £500
England median daily rate £469 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -1.32% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.10 £62.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -55.04% +66.67% -1.32%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,331 3,897 5,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.05% 84.10% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,604 2,478 3,100
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 135 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.74
90th Percentile £32.36 £53.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing GAP Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GAP Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GAP Analysis in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GAP Analysis in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Warwickshire +13 9 £375 -11.50% 2
Birmingham -3 5 £391 -2.19% 5
Coventry -18 4 £575 -
Solihull - 1 £438 - 5
GAP Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 12 (57.14%) User Stories
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Business Analysis
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Target Operating Model
5 5 (23.81%) Prototyping
5 5 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
6 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
6 4 (19.05%) Use Case
6 4 (19.05%) Kanban
6 4 (19.05%) Swim Lanes
6 4 (19.05%) Office 365
6 4 (19.05%) Service Design
6 4 (19.05%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (14.29%) User Experience
7 3 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (14.29%) System Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 3 (14.29%) SAP
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
7 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (14.29%) Finance

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Infor M3
2 1 (4.76%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.76%) SAP SRM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 13 (61.90%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Digital Transformation Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Office 365 Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) SharePoint Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) SharePoint Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Transformation Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Online Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) CISSP Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 3 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) FMCG
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) User Stories
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Business Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) Target Operating Model
4 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
5 5 (23.81%) Prototyping
5 5 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) Business Process Mapping
6 4 (19.05%) Kanban
6 4 (19.05%) Service Design
6 4 (19.05%) Swim Lanes
6 4 (19.05%) Use Case
7 3 (14.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (14.29%) System Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) CISA
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) CRISC
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Mercator