Period
to 19 August 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 19 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 148 163
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15 -10
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 31 23 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.53% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.63% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 42
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.32% +3.31%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £327
90th Percentile £588 £438 £523
England median daily rate £475 £475 £469
% change year-on-year - +1.28% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% -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 4,228 3,637 5,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.52% 83.42% 83.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,299 2,964
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £267 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £542
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 125 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.67
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.10 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 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 19 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
Birmingham -16 11 £425 +6.25% 4
Coventry -12 6 £575 -
Warwickshire +6 5 £350 -17.16% 1
Solihull - 1 £438 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
GAP Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (32.26%) User Stories
2 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
3 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
3 6 (19.35%) Scrum
3 6 (19.35%) SAP
3 6 (19.35%) Service Design
4 5 (16.13%) GDPR
4 5 (16.13%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (16.13%) Swim Lanes
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) Kanban
5 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (12.90%) Finance
5 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (12.90%) Prototyping
6 3 (9.68%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security
6 3 (9.68%) Web Services
6 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
6 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (9.68%) Degree
7 2 (6.45%) SAP SRM

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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (6.45%) SAP EWM
2 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.45%) SAP SRM
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (3.23%) SAP CO
3 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (3.23%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (3.23%) SAP MM
3 1 (3.23%) SAP SD
3 1 (3.23%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
1 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Military
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Business Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Digital Transformation Manager
4 5 (16.13%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (6.45%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Online Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SAP EWM Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) SAP SRM Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) SAP WM Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) GDPR Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) CESG
3 1 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) AIX
1 1 (3.23%) Solaris
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (32.26%) User Stories
2 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
2 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
3 6 (19.35%) Scrum
3 6 (19.35%) Service Design
4 5 (16.13%) Kanban
4 5 (16.13%) Swim Lanes
4 5 (16.13%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (12.90%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (12.90%) Prototyping
5 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CISA
2 2 (6.45%) CISM
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) SAP Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.23%) CISMP
3 1 (3.23%) CLAS
3 1 (3.23%) CRISC
3 1 (3.23%) ECSA
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
3 1 (3.23%) ISSMP
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) GDPR
2 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.23%) RMADS
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) SAP
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) VMware