Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 159 150
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 21 53 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.86% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.03% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 49 21
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +1.59%
10th Percentile £381 £319 £340
90th Percentile £441 £546 £500
England median daily rate £453 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.16% +2.78% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £35.63
% change year-on-year -12.28% +20.00% +131.56%

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 4015 5138 3901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.92% 83.07% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2563 3080 2233
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 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 23 November 2017. 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 0 9 £400 -5.88% 2
Staffordshire +14 4 £400 +6.67%
Coventry +2 3 - -
Warwickshire -1 2 £424 -0.29%
Worcestershire - 2 - -
GAP Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (23.81%) Information Security
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
2 4 (19.05%) Data Mapping
2 4 (19.05%) GDPR
3 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Coaching
3 3 (14.29%) User Stories
3 3 (14.29%) FMCG
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Logistics
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Use Case
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) SAS Certification
4 2 (9.52%) ETL

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 (9.52%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP PM
1 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DHCP
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
1 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
2 15 (71.43%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Transformation Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Project Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) SAS Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Project Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAP SD Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 3 (14.29%) FMCG
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Robotics
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Information Security
1 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) Data Mapping
2 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Coaching
3 3 (14.29%) Logistics
3 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (14.29%) User Stories
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) ITSM
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SAS Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CISA
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) GDPR
2 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco
1 2 (9.52%) SAP
1 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Tableau