The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 103 116 103
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 34 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.16% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.58% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 6
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£435 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £19.50 £91.25
% change year-on-year
+73.07% -78.63%
GAP Analysis
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2051 2071 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.81% 73.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1080 650
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 55
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £165.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Slough - 11 £500 -
Reading +1 7 £400 -3.03%
Newbury -8 3 £435 +8.75%
Bracknell - - - -
GAP Analysis
South East

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) Telecoms
3 11 (25.58%) Service Management
4 9 (20.93%) Finance
4 9 (20.93%) SAP
5 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
5 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.30%) Project Management
6 4 (9.30%) Retail
6 4 (9.30%) Data Mapping
7 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
7 3 (6.98%) Data Structures
7 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.98%) Degree
7 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.98%) Billing
7 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
7 3 (6.98%) Change Management
7 3 (6.98%) Migration
8 2 (4.65%) ERP
8 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
8 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.65%) HP
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.65%) Ariba
8 2 (4.65%) Benchmarking
8 2 (4.65%) MS Project
8 2 (4.65%) C
8 2 (4.65%) MS Excel

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.65%) MS Project
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Exstream
1 2 (4.65%) Retail-J
1 2 (4.65%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP EWM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.33%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (2.33%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.65%) VoIP
3 1 (2.33%) IPv4
3 1 (2.33%) IPv6
3 1 (2.33%) MGCP
3 1 (2.33%) RTP
3 1 (2.33%) SS7
3 1 (2.33%) Megaco
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (2.33%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.65%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (27.91%) Telecoms
2 9 (20.93%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
4 3 (6.98%) Billing
5 2 (4.65%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Consultant
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Business Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Service Improvement Consultant
4 6 (13.95%) Designer
5 4 (9.30%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (6.98%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) SAP Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Business Architect
7 2 (4.65%) SAP Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Service Design Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Business Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) IPTV
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Life Science
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 11 (25.58%) Service Management
3 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) Data Mapping
4 4 (9.30%) Project Management
4 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) Migration
5 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.65%) Benchmarking
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.65%) CRM
6 2 (4.65%) ERP
6 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C
2 1 (2.33%) C++
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) SAP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Ariba
3 1 (2.33%) Verint
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco
3 1 (2.33%) IBM