The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 71 65 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 6 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.50% 0.73% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.01% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Average daily rate
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£470 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £308 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.19 £90.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-60.89% +350.00%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
898 794 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.77% 72.05% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 376 349
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £284 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (7.69%) Derivative
5 1 (7.69%) SAS
5 1 (7.69%) ATM
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) RequisitePro
5 1 (7.69%) Back Office
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) MS Project
5 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (7.69%) FINREP
5 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) RequisitePro
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Business Analyst
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Derivative
1 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
2 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
2 2 (15.38%) Use Case
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) FINREP
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft