Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 164 157
Rank change year-on-year -23 -7 -7
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 22 24 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.49% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.58% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 49
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £381 £311
90th Percentile £556 £440 £546
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.15 - -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £62.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year -54.40% +46.20% +56.16%

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 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +15 9 £375 -11.50%
Birmingham +1 5 £435 +8.75% 1
Coventry -13 3 £525 -
Solihull - 3 £438 -
Worcestershire -5 1 £300 - 1
GAP Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) User Stories
3 7 (31.82%) Business Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 5 (22.73%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (22.73%) Prototyping
5 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Office 365
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Use Case
6 3 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
6 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (13.64%) CRM
6 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (13.64%) User Experience
6 3 (13.64%) Service Design
6 3 (13.64%) Feasibility Study
7 2 (9.09%) Behavioural Change
7 2 (9.09%) Swim Lanes
7 2 (9.09%) Conceptual Models
7 2 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Infor M3
2 1 (4.55%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (4.55%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Analyst
1 14 (63.64%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365 Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) CRM Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) ICT Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Online Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 2 (9.09%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) User Stories
3 7 (31.82%) Business Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 5 (22.73%) Prototyping
4 5 (22.73%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) CRM
6 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (13.64%) Service Design
6 3 (13.64%) Use Case
7 2 (9.09%) Behavioural Change
7 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Swim Lanes
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) MCTS
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Mercator
2 2 (9.09%) SAP