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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 99 109 114
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 18 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.73% 0.45% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.66% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
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£425 £333 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% +20.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
-8.71% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +21.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1817 1659 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.56% 68.38% 66.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 722 811
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 7 £550 +57.14%
Newbury +3 4 £425 -
Bracknell - - - -
GAP Analysis
South East

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (23.33%) Project Management
5 6 (20.00%) CRM
5 6 (20.00%) Use Case
6 5 (16.67%) Business Development
6 5 (16.67%) Machine to Machine
6 5 (16.67%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Service Management
7 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (10.00%) Degree
8 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (10.00%) Data Mapping
8 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (10.00%) MS Project
8 3 (10.00%) SAP
8 3 (10.00%) Legal
8 3 (10.00%) Information Security

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Project
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI-AA
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Wireless
1 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) French Language
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Designer
3 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.67%) ITSM Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.67%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (6.67%) CMDB
3 2 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) CRM
3 6 (20.00%) Use Case
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 5 (16.67%) Business Development
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) Service Management
5 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Data Mapping
6 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) Information Security
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Siebel
3 2 (6.67%) JDA
3 2 (6.67%) Manugistics
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.67%) Metastorm
4 1 (3.33%) Open Text
4 1 (3.33%) Cognos