The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 47 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.21% 1.10% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.49% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year
-73.41% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
340 201 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.32% 73.90% 70.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 127 125
Average daily rate £450 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Bedfordshire region.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GAP Analysis.

1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (14.29%) MS Project
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) WFM
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Ceridian
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) FMCG
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UML

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GAP Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
1 1 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (14.29%) SAP CO
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) WFM
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Ceridian
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe