The first table below looks at the demand for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 117 108 126
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 12 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.53% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.77% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Average daily rate £400 £380 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £270 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £91.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-79.17% +421.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
GAP Analysis
South East

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Berkshire region.

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 6 £413 +1.85%
Newbury 0 4 £400 -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
GAP Analysis
South East

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (29.63%) Use Case
4 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
4 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
5 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (18.52%) Marketing
6 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
7 4 (14.81%) CRM
7 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
7 4 (14.81%) Business Performance Management
7 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (14.81%) Legal
7 4 (14.81%) Unified Communications
7 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
8 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) Information Security
8 3 (11.11%) MS Project
8 3 (11.11%) Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Wireless
9 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (7.41%) Workflow
9 2 (7.41%) Change Management
9 2 (7.41%) MS Office
9 2 (7.41%) MS Excel

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
1 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (11.11%) MS Project
3 2 (7.41%) MS Office
3 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Unified Communications
2 2 (7.41%) Wireless
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) DMVPN
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (18.52%) Marketing
4 4 (14.81%) Legal
5 2 (7.41%) Banking
5 2 (7.41%) Billing
6 1 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Business Analyst
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Business Improvement Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Business Improvement Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Project Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Business Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Implementation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Use Case
2 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Business Performance Management
5 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
5 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
6 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.11%) Information Security
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Six Sigma
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (7.41%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.70%) COREP
3 1 (3.70%) FINREP
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Kronos
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) SAP