Period
to 19 February 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 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 154 144
Rank change year-on-year -12 -10 +6
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 22 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.82% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.99% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 31
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +1.59%
10th Percentile £339 £305 £325
90th Percentile £461 £577 £500
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £20.00
England median hourly rate £24.09 £51.50 £38.13
% change year-on-year -53.22% +35.08% +224.47%

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 3,954 4,340 4,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.24% 82.94% 81.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,494 2,670 2,344
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.66 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 February 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 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
Birmingham -5 8 £400 +3.90% 3
Staffordshire - 3 £400 - 5
Coventry -8 2 £550 +22.22%
Warwickshire -1 1 £425 +33.33%
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
Solihull - 1 £475 - 1
GAP Analysis
England

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

1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) GDPR
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (27.27%) Data Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 4 (18.18%) User Stories
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Information Security
5 4 (18.18%) Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Data Governance
6 3 (13.64%) Master Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
6 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
6 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.09%) Coaching
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (9.09%) Traceability Matrix
7 2 (9.09%) FMCG
7 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) SAP HANA

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SAP HANA
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
2 14 (63.64%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) GDPR Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Retail Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Transformation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Project Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Financial Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) FMCG
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Data Analysis
1 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Data Management
3 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Information Security
3 4 (18.18%) User Stories
4 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (13.64%) Data Governance
4 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
4 3 (13.64%) Master Data Management
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Logistics
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (9.09%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) CISA
2 1 (4.55%) CISM
2 1 (4.55%) CISSP
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) GDPR
2 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle